John Locke + Civitas = *Yawn*
Two, um, “giants” of the Pope empire are apparently marrying up:
So, we are guaranteed to have NO official presence in Raleigh fighting the good fight for conservatism. Civitas was initially meant to be the political bulldog of the Pope operation. They’re spinning this like it will create a conservative Goliath in our state capital. (*Double the white papers, double the fun.*)
I am betting it is more of a financing / fundraising issue. I think both groups have suffered in that department. John Hood stuck Locke out there on an anti-Trump limb even while Trump was carrying our state TWICE. Civitas has basically sat there like a bump on a log. (They’ve suddenly taken up the issue of farm policy. Methinks either (1) The Farm Bureau, or (2) some deep-pocketed farmer-type sent them a just-big-enough check.)
I’ve been told by Jones Street insiders that our site has more influence in that neck of the wo0ds than ANYTHING Locke turns out.
It would be nice to have some help in tackling the bipartisan Raleigh swamp. Many conservative blogs have faded away. Key conservative voices have disappeared from the radio. Locke / Civitas has Dallas Woodhouse on the payroll and is knee-deep into farming.
We’re one of the few conservative voices still standing — throwing rocks at those who deserve it in Raleigh. It’s one thing to host luncheons featuring “conservative” speakers and put out issue white papers. It’s altogether another thing to stand up, stick out your chest, and deliver a few haymakers to those in state government / politics who honestly deserve it.
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Hm, I really thought they were already the same organization but just separate websites. All the same people have always worked between the two where you could not tell where one began and the other ended.
Twiddle dee and twiddle dumb. Who cares.
I concur. Combining two wonk groups only generates more wonks. I recently wen’t through the latest update of the NCGOP Platform, which in principle is good. I corresponded with our local representative on the platform committee, Harold Mendelson. Nice guy but no conservative. He admitted that GOP politicians are not held accountable for actions contrary to the platform.
What is needed is less talk and more action. A key topic is school choice. Last year 20% of all school-aged children in NC did not attend government schools. Thanks to WuFlu, this is around 24% in 2020. My wife and I gave up on government schools a decade ago while living in Cary. We established the two campuses of the low-cost, world-class Thales Academies in Apex, in our free time at for no pay, Thales is today the largest independent K-12 school system in our state. Get families out of government schools and their kids learn how to think and reason and they will always reject statists and socialists. No legislature will approve continued funding for empty schools when parents seek better options elsewhere.
Suggest people look at the platform of the Constitution Party. http://www.constitutionparty.com/assets/Platform-in-Brief.pdf
Also study the history of Ron Paul, always independent. First labeled as a nut he has had a profound impact on thinking, especially among young voters. He never sought nor needed GOP endorsements.
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