Author Archives: James Madison

About James Madison

I was the fourth president of these United States. My wife Dolley and I are greatly disturbed with the erosion of your liberties and the encroachment of the present federal, state, and local governments. I was an original member of the Democratic-Republican Party in this country and I would welcome a return to the conservative values that united Democrats and Republicans in my day. Let's start with putting God back in our lives and our government so He will richly bless our endeavors in Lee County. Let's force our elected officials be more transparent and accountable to the electorate in fiscal and social matters. I look forward to hearing your ideas about these matters and others that are on your hearts and minds. Thank You for participating!

The Founding Fathers’ Blog is Back

After a long layoff, conservative authors of the Founding Fathers’ blog believe it is time to revive the forum.  This is an era of declining conservative content in print media and the blogosphere seems dominated by hate speech and race … Continue reading

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Wailing & Gnashing of Teeth in Sanford & Broadway

My, oh my.  Not since the electric 2009 debate over the half-cent sales tax increase has the county witnessed so much wailing and gnashing of teeth over an issue like the sales tax distribution in Lee County.  County commissioners have … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, City of Sanford, Lee County Politics, Taxes & Fees, Town of Broadway | 1 Comment

Lee County NC Blog– 2011 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 41,000 times in 2011. If it were … Continue reading

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Obama’s “Job” on Your Next IRS 1040 Form

That loud sucking noise you’re hearing today is the vaccuum being created by PBO and his cronies in Washington, D.C. as they whisk away the traditional deductions we’ve all become accustomed to over the past several decades.  Yes, you got it right, that “Jobs Bill” has to … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Election 2012, Jobs & Workforce Development, Taxes & Fees | 7 Comments

Obama’s Job on America Act

Tonight, President Barack Obama (PBO) insulted the country– you and me.  He insulted us by lying to us all.  No, not a simple poetic license to stretch the truth a bit, which has been his normal modus operandi.   Instead, he lied … Continue reading

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Goodbye Howard, Hello (Again) Renee!

Now that we have warmed up to the new congressional district boundaries, Senator Rucho and Representative Lewis have gone and changed the maps.  The new district boundaries released on Wednesday are strikingly different for several of the U.S. House Districts, not the least of … Continue reading

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Goodbye Renee, Hello Howard!

UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION Just when I thought things were about to settle down in central NC, the political landscape looks like it is about to make a major change.  For the next ten years or longer there’s a good possibility most Lee … Continue reading

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Dissolution of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation

One of the most discussed items emanating from Monday night’s BOC meeting was the apparent move to transfer and transition the Lee County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC).  The three BOC conservatives– Shook, Parks, and Womack –joined with Commissioner Reives in voting to … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Economic Development, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics | 9 Comments

Happy Birthday to the Founding Fathers’ Political Blog !

To all our faithful readers and commenters, and especially our cherished blog authors, let me express a heartfelt HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY to everyone. While it may seem we have been churning out articles and commentary forever, our first post was … Continue reading

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Report from the “Peanut Gallery”

Kudos to Herald Reporter Billy Ball for enduring a deadline-busting BOC meeting Monday night, then managing to beat the Founding Fathers to press in reporting at least some of the results from the marathon meeting. As Billy has already reported … Continue reading

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