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 joint rally in Gastonia to demand the release of police body camera footage related to the assault and arrest of homeless Army veteran Joshua Rohrer. During the assault, the police also tased Joshua’s service dog Sunshine, who died while Joshua was in police custody.
We also demand that the city of Gastonia stops blocking Pastor Colbert’s compassionate efforts to provide shelter for the homeless of Gastonia at his Faith Hope & Love Enrichment Ministries.
Former 2020 Vice Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party Spike Cohen will be a guest speaker. We demonstrate outside city hall. Some of us (including Spike) will be speaking at the city council meeting at 6 p.m.
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Commentary by Brad Hessel
Well, ok, maybe not quite yet. But the hosts are clearly cranky, and the guests are leaving in droves. In fact, three decades of consistently faster growth in the ranks of non-party-going independents in North Carolina will soon culminate in a significant milestone: they will become the largest block of registered voters. No one currently alive can remember when the Democrats weren't No. 1 in North Carolina.
This marks a sea change.Read more
Commentary by Brian Irving
Partisan gerrymandering is bad for democracy – whether done by a legislature dominated by one party or a court dominated by another party.
The state Supreme Court’s ruling that legislative maps are unconstitutional ignores the plain language of the state constitution to serve a political end. The Democratic justices dismissed the judgment of a bipartisan trial court panel, which twice dismissed the lawsuits, to create a new protected class – partisan voters.Read more
Travis Groo, WakeLP chair, is passionate about parents deciding the best method of education for their kids. "Every child learns differently, and at different paces," he writes in an article posted on FreeThePeople.org. "There is no one size fits all curriculum, unless I just haven’t discovered it yet (if you find it, please do send it my way).
"One thing I do know for certain though is that I do not want the state dictating how, when, and where my kids learn. Perhaps some of you feel the same?"
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