Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wealth Redistribution- Unfairness in Lee County Taxing Policy

  The allocation of sales and property taxes in Lee County has become an ugly point of divisiveness.  This issue really needs to be a point of healthy debate. This argument shouldn’t be about those mean old conservative commissioners trying to … Continue reading

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The Truth About LEED-PAC

  As the faces and motives of the Lee Education and Economic Development Political Action Committee (LEED-PAC) are becoming known, it is apparent thy feel maintaining the traditional status quo in Lee County is of paramount importance.  Let’s face it, things have … Continue reading

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Fines & Forfeitures to Benefit the Schools

  According to Article IX, Section 7 of the Constitution of North Carolina the state’s public schools shall receive ‘the clear proceeds of all penalties, forfeitures and fines collected in the several counties for any breach of the penal laws … Continue reading

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Stereotypes and the LEED-PAC

  Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. wrote an article for the 05/06/12 edition entitled Trayvon ‘killed by stereotype’.  Not withstanding the fact that Mr. Pitts makes his living as a writer by ferreting out any potential of racial conflict … Continue reading

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Founding Fathers Endorse BOC Candidates

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”  I couldn’t help but be reminded of this earlier quote when contemplating the slate of 2012 commissioner candidates we founding fathers endorse for Lee County.  Never before has there been a more … Continue reading

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