The Greater Charter of Liberty

I am Paul Stam from Apex. I thought it would be interesting for the very first forum of the campaign to be reminded of first principles. From the internet you find Magna Charta of 1215 and learn about the orgins of some of our laws. For example, “Proposition 13” originates in Section 25 “Every county shall remain at its ancient rent without increase. In...

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Pro Bono Work for a Homeless Woman

To: Mr. Victor Boone Dear Victor: This is a conclusion to our efforts involving AAS. AAS was referred to us, having been evicted (by disconnection of electricity) from her home along with her 9 year old daughter. We first obtained the help of a local church in housing for a night. Later investigation revealed she had been paying rent regularly but was provided no...

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Apellate Cases

NC Supreme Court Delconte v. North Carolina (home schooling upheld), 313 NC 384 (1985) Amicus for the Rutherford Institute Maready v. Winston-Salem (economic incentives upheld), 342 NC 708 (1996) Amicus for John Locke Foundation Pulliam v. Smith – (custody/change of circumstance/active homosexuals) Amicus for NC Family Policy Council – 348 NC 616 (1998)....

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Land Transfer Tax is a Bad Idea

The new state budget for 2007-2008 (HB 1473) allows counties to impose a tripling of the land transfer tax from .2% to .6% if approved by the voters in an advisory referendum. But there has been little discussion about the merits of this tax and why it is a particularly odd choice. I hope you enjoy my reasons for opposing this tax. William Pitt, the Younger, asked the...

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