Back to Gastonia for Justice

Join the Libertarian Party of North Carolina in Gastonia on June 7 at 5 p.m. We will join Pastor Moses Colbert to rally outside of Gastonia City Hall, 181 S South St., for another rally for justice and the homeless. We will demand:

  • Justice in the case of Joshua Rohrer.
  • That the city council publicly appeals for the release of the police body camera footage of Joshua's arrest and subsequent tasing of his service dog Sunshine.
  • That the city removes the roadblocks in Pastor Moses Colbert's way that keep him from feeding and helping the homeless community in Gastonia.

After the rally, we'll head into the Gastonia City Council meeting to voice our concerns during the public comments portion of the meeting. We look forward to all who can join us.

Details on our Facebook event.

Previous stories here and here.

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Rally in Gastonia, NC (Homelessness, justice & compassion)

For too long, government has refused to show justice and compassion for our homeless population. Please join the Libertarian Party of North Carolina and Pastor Moses Colbert for a third joint rally at 5pm on May 3rd at 181 S South Street, Gastonia NC 28052, where we will:

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The Hidden Cost in Medicaid Expansion

by Dee Watson
Libertarian for NC Senate 16

The politicians who argue that Medicaid expansion is “a no-brainer” and will cost nothing either are ignorant of the actual ramifications or deliberately ignore them.

These politicians don’t want to admit the possibility that some people will lose their subsidy on the health exchange, that families may lose their homes to repay expenses, or that millionaires may receive Medicaid.

For people 55 and older, Medicaid is not free health insurance. It’s a loan. In some cases, it has aspects of a predatory loan. Most people don’t know this. Politicians ignore this provision, but it’s disingenuous even to discuss expansion until people understand Medicaid Recovery.

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The Redemption of the S-Word

Opinion by Phil Jacobson

The term “secession”, in the United States of America (USA), has generally been associated with the American Civil War. The concept of secession, the act whereby a sub-section of a political unit breaks away from that unit to form a separate unit, is actually a common one in USA history. Yet the word “secession” is generally not used when describing anything other than the unsuccessful attempts at separation by the short lived Confederate States of America (CSA). Recent events are shifting this pattern.

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