Term Limits

Term limits are a common-sense check on arrogant, self-entitled career politicians. In poll after poll, term limits are supported by huge majorities. Unsurprisingly, incumbent politicians and special interest groups are the only segments of the population opposed to term limits.

I favor requiring that politicians be limited to three consecutive terms in office. Subsequently, they must sit out at least one term before running for the same office again.

No one is “entitled” to hold elective office. Not an incumbent. Not a former incumbent. No one. Candidates must earn the right to hold office every election. And politicians must live under the laws they pass for everyone else.

There are many good reasons for limiting the terms of elected officials at all levels. Here are three. First, greater transparency will result when newly elected office holders expose the backroom deals of their predecessors. Second, term limits ensure greater fiscal responsibility and lower taxes. The longer politicians stay in office, the more opportunities for wasteful spending and self-enrichment occur. Third, term limits open decision making to new people with fresh ideas for solving problems. They can counterbalance incumbent burnout and a tendency to drift along at taxpayers’ expense.

In short, more frequent turnover will result in higher quality decision making and more independent judgment. It will also reduce the unfair election advantages of incumbents.

Economy and Jobs

Free market principles are the bedrock of the American economy. The free interaction of consumers and businesses, with a minimal amount government interference, is the most sound and sustainable system of economic opportunity.

Promote Economic Growth

North Carolina and Alamance County need policies that promote economic growth. Our policies should benefit everyone in the economy. They should be designed to attract a variety of investments in industry, services, and family agriculture.

Our policies should not be designed to pick winners and losers, serve special interests, or subsidize favored businesses. Control by government elites hampers economic growth. Moreover, its is the hallmark of failed socialist experiments the world over.

Remove Barriers to Small Businesses

North Carolina takes pride in being “First in Freedom.” We should make it our goal to become the leader in economic freedom too. This means creating an opportunity economy, starting right here in Alamance County. The barriers to small business entrepreneurs should be minimal. Our goal should be to encourage businesses of all sizes and types to create jobs and meaningful work for everyone.

Like the air we breathe, the liberty to pursue our self-determined pathways to economic prosperity is essential. Even in a pandemic.


School Choice

North Carolina’s families deserve the freedom to exit failed government schools. In every zip code and at every economic level, parents must have the freedom to decide how and where to educate their children.

Support School Choice

Taxpayer dollars must follow students to the education institutions that their parents select. In addition to public school choices, family options must include:

  • Charter school options;
  • Scholarships to private and faith-based schools;
  • Resources for home schooling; and
  • Vocational and apprenticeship programs.

Oppose Indoctrination

Unquestionably, there are many outstanding educators in North Carolina’s public school system. These first-class professionals should be recognized, promoted, and paid well. Regrettably, there are also many bad actors. Some occupy the top ranks of bloated school administrations and corrupt teachers’ unions. Together, they exert far more energy toward extorting taxpayer dollars and pushing leftist indoctrination programs than they do toward delivering education.

Some of North Carolina’s school administrators and teachers’ unions are the most disgraceful in the nation. Despite clear scientific evidence supporting the ability of schools to open safely, and the misery their closing has caused children, teachers’ unions arrogantly demanded that taxpayers shell out for benefits to illegal immigrants as a condition of reopening. The Durham Association of Educators upped their demands to include universal healthcare and guaranteed income regardless of a person’s immigration status.

Not to be outshone, arrogant Wake County school administrators recently introduced a K-12 program of leftist indoctrination. History lessons now emphasize Marxist-based lessons on how to hate America. Training for teachers includes instruction on how to disregard the complaints of parents.

North Carolina families deserve better education options.


Second Amendment

The average response time for Alamance County law enforcement is about six minutes. No matter how vigilant, our sheriff deputies and police officers cannot be everywhere at the time they are needed. Fortunately, the Second Amendment guarantees our ability to protect our families, our homes, and our country. Safety in Alamance County begins with the vigilant defense of this inalienable right in Raleigh and Washington, DC.


Law Enforcement

People are not free when they are afraid. According to a 2020 survey, 50% of North Carolinians say that their top fear is being physically assaulted by a stranger (compared to 40% for respondents across the country). Moreover, 73% of North Carolinians report high concern about a break-in occurring when they are at home asleep (compared to 58% for respondents nationwide). Law enforcement in Alamance County need our support. Against a backdrop of skyrocketing crime, it is astonishing that some wish to hamstring the ability of law enforcement to keep our communities safe. They’re agitators who howl to “defund of the police” while at the same time seeking to prevent local authorities from working with ICE to remove notorious MS-13 gang members.

How bad is it? Last summer, while the nation’s attention was distracted by nightly orgies of violence by Antifa, two MS-13 gang members were arrested with little fanfare in North Carolina. According to federal prosecutors, they were part of an eight-man murder crew who had been extremely active in New York. Their industrial level of criminal activity included multiple “victims who were hacked with machetes, shot numerous times, and decapitated.” The threat is real, and it is close to home.

We must support the men and women who keep us safe by enforcing law and order in our communities.