Author Archives: Charles Carroll

About Charles Carroll

I am a wealthy planter, originally from Maryland, and an early advocate of independence from Great Britain. I served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and later as United States Senator for Maryland. I was the only Catholic and last surviving signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

Progressivism versus Religious Freedom

  Why do progressives espouse disdain for religion, especially Christianity?  Easy, theirs is a means that doesn’t justify their ends; there can be little doubt. The United States of America was clearly founded as a Christian nation in which other religious beliefs … Continue reading

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Slow Your Roll, Dr. Smith: Extending our Superintendent is a Hasty and Bad Move!

  Even before the new Lee County Board of Education can be sworn in there has already been a not-so-behind-the-scenes effort to further extend the contract of our Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Moss.  What in the world are you thinking, Lynn Smith?  It was bad enough … Continue reading

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Upsetting the Apple Cart (What the LEED-PAC Fears Most)

  As the faces and motives of the LEED-PAC are becoming known, it is apparent that maintaining the traditional status quo in Lee County is of paramount importance.  Just face it, things have been done a certain way and a … Continue reading

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Sorry, Tom, Pat McCrory Doesn’t Need to Move Anywhere!

  I continue to ruminate on Tom Campbell’s opinion piece in the Raleigh News and Observer from Sunday, May 10th.   It amounted to nothing more than political pap; in fact, it’s only worth mentioning because it serves to remind conservatives just how … Continue reading

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You are Wrong, Ann McCracken. Someone Always Pays!

  Ann McCracken, Lee County Democratic Party’s newly anointed party chair, in her post-Obamacare decision gloat, made a very profound statement. “People should not have to pay for their healthcare…”  Why not Ann?  Who will?  Nothing in life is free, … Continue reading

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Stereotypes Are True, Just Not Always, Maybe

  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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Poverty, the Never-Ending War

  I cannot conceive how we could ever end the war on poverty.  There simply are too many people who depend upon the existence of a poverty class in the United States for poverty to end. Face it, from the county level … Continue reading

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