Corrections in the “Forsyth Insider”

January 28th, 2012 by scarlett Categories: Forsyth County, Winston-Salem Issues No Responses

by David Regnery
as posted in the Forsyth County NC TEA Party facebook group:

This morning, I received an copy of the “Forsyth Insider” an electronic newsletter paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Dave Plyler. The article about the proposed carry ordinance currently being debated by the Forsyth County Commissioners caught my eye. It is well know that Commissioner Plyler is opposed to allowing law abiding, conceal carry permit holders from exercising their God given right to self-defense while enjoying our parks. He supports an outright ban and is expected to break party lines by voting with his Democrat colleagues against the Second Amendment.

There are two references to “truth” in the newsletter. I thought it only right to provide you with the truth by correcting an egregious error perpetrated in the article. Commissioner Plyler states that the proposed pro-carry ordinance would include: “handguns (pistols), bowie knife, dirk, dagger, sling shot, loaded cane, metallic knuckles, razor, stun gun, or other deadly weapon of “like kind” unless otherwise authorized by law.”

This is totally false! The ordinance championed by Commissioner Whiteheart would only include handguns. The other weapons quoted by Plyler are already prohibited by NCGS 14-269. In fact, the aforementioned “weapons” are prohibited to be carried concealed “except when upon that person’s own premises”. I wanted to share the “truth” with everyone, please pass it along and please encourage your Republican County Commissioners to support the Second Amendment.

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Exploiting fear through racism

November 11th, 2010 by Morphius Categories: Featured, Forsyth County, School Board, Winston-Salem Issues 2 Responses

The attempt by the Rev. William J. Barber II, the president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, and the NAACP to label certain members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board as segregationists was beyond outrageous (“Tabor upset with NAACP over flier,” Oct. 30). And apparently, there are several things Barber doesn’t know about the segregation era. The first is segregation itself.

During that time, the government selected schools for black people and black families had to send their children to those schools whether they liked it or not. Today, black families in Forsyth County can send their kids to any public school in the county. Does that sound like segregation to anyone with common sense? Clearly, Barber tried to exploit the fear of racism that many within the black community have for political gain on Election Day.

And to have a photo of school-board member Jeannie Metcalf next to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a true die-hard segregationist, on their flyer was absolutely absurd. The people of this community have known their school-board members for years. To say they have anything in common with Wallace is an absolute lie.

Which brings me to one last thing about Barber’s ignorance about the segregation era: Everyone Barber compared to George Wallace is a Republican. But Wallace, one of the most ruthless, cold-blooded and heartless segregationists of all time — was a Democrat.
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KEN RAYMOND- Forsyth County, as sent to the Winston Salem Journal

CHANGE and their plans for the 2010 WS/FC School Board Election

October 29th, 2010 by scarlett Categories: Featured, Forsyth County, School Board, Winston-Salem Issues No Responses
CHANGE and their plans for the 2010 WS/FC School Board Election

What is CHANGE?

Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Empowerment is a local organization “committed to building a stronger community by developing relationships across racial, ethnic, economic, political, social, and religious lines.”  At first glance, the organization appears harmless, even beneficial.  Instead, CHANGE is a radical left-wing organization funded by well-meaning institutions who have bought into CHANGE’S vague goals of “empowerment” and “diversity.”

But who runs CHANGE?

The “Industrial Areas Foundation,” a radical socialist organization founded by Saul Alinsky and parent organization to CHANGE, which is the “largest community organizing network in the United States,” according to CHANGE’s own website.  Ominously, Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, is concerned with the acquisition of power by the far left, “My aim here is to suggest how to organize for power: how to get it and how to use it.” IAF lauds CHANGE and its other affiliates, which are “functioning in 21 states, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia.”

But how does this CHANGE and IAF affect our school board?

CHANGE’s stated goal in this election is clear: elect liberal school board members to implement its stated goals of a return to busing and the elimination of out-of-school suspensions. Their roadmap was simple:

1.         Last fall, frustrated by continued losses at the polls, CHANGE successfully lobbied (in violation of its status as a 501(c)(3) organization) the N.C. General Assembly to eliminate Forsyth’s partisan school board races.  CHANGE couldn’t implement its agenda due to the 6-3 Republican majority.  The only way to get their candidates through was to take off the partisan labels.

2.         Second, CHANGE campaigned to eliminate all Democrats who dared disagree with their policies.  Take school board incumbent Vic Johnson, an African-American and retired assistant principal who stated that he was not in favor of CHANGE’s busing plan.  CHANGE campaigned against Johnson in the primary and in favor of Jimmie Bonham in District 1 (North and East Winston) as a way to “clear the slate” for its candidates to take on the incumbents.

3.         Finally, CHANGE is currently organizing and busing citizens to vote in its slate of “non-partisan” candidates, all of whom have pledged their allegiance to busing and keeping dangerous, suspended kids in the classroom.

But how does this affect my local school?

The current incumbents (Democrat and Republican) have done a great job creating a system of choice based on zones of residence.  It allows children to attend the school closest to their home and, if the parent takes the initiative, a student can transfer to a different school in another zone.  It saves money and still allows for proactive parents to put their child in the school they want.  Busing is an old, outdated model that has been abandoned by a number of school districts.  Under that system, kids don’t go to the school near their house: they go where social engineers tell them to go. Watch video from a Winston salem meeting held by CHANGE supporters and listen to how they imply wanting the choice to choose where your kids go to school … is racist.

What does this mean for Winston-Salem?

A rapid return to the racial divisions of the 70’s and 80’s, where the caustic terms “white flight” and “busing in minorities” return to the political and educational dialogue of Forsyth. We have made so much progress and there is no need to elect politicians who are ready to fan the flames of race for their odd social agenda.  One need not look further than Wake County Schools.  (Watch a video of CHANGE supporters speaking highly about the now former- Wake school assignment plan that has been overturned by their new conservative majority school board)

A quick Google search of the topic shows what will exist here if you empower agents of CHANGE:

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7688774

http://www.wral.com/news/education/story/7999211/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/25276724/detail.html

Lawsuits, fights, protests, and more racial tension.  We do not want this.  No system is perfect, but we’ve worked too hard to get to where we are.

We should not return to the politics of the past.  We will not be pushed there by radicals.

What can I do?

Vote.  In district 2, Buddy Collins, Jane Goins, Marilyn Parker, & Jill Tackabery.  In the at-large contest: Lori Clark, Donny Lambeth, and Jeannie Metcalf. Thank you for reading and certainly forward to every concerned parent and citizen.

View a list of churches in Winston salem that support CHANGE.

More illegal emails sent through the school system

October 29th, 2010 by scarlett Categories: Forsyth County, Hot Topics, School Board, Winston-Salem Issues 3 Responses
More illegal emails sent through the school system

This time, it’s Wiley Middle School out of the Winston Salem / Forsyth County school system:

“For the second time in eight days, an e-mail containing a political communication was forwarded by local educational employees in violation of policy, this time in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system.

On Tuesday, an office assistant at Wiley Middle School forwarded a request by the Forsyth County Association of Educators that urged members to attend yesterday’s local rally for Elaine Marshall, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate.

Marshall received the endorsement of the N.C. Association of Educators at the event.

The e-mail was sent to 66 Wiley employees and one person at Reynolds High School, including Sean Gaillard, the principal of Wiley.

According to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools policy, employees are prohibited during their work day from using e-mail from the system or an individual school for political campaign activities.

Nathan Taborthe chairman of the county Republican Party, said that the forwarding of the e-mail represents “illegal campaign activity. Taxpayer money is being used to promote a political agenda.”

Theo Helma spokesman for the school system, acknowledged that the forwarding of the e-mail “is clearly against the policy.”

Tripp Jeffersthe president of the Forsyth County association chapter, said that Wiley was the only school from which the e-mail was forwarded. [read more]

This is the same school system that Jim Toole (article) is running to represent. The noted conservative candidates in this school board race can be found on our “Forsyth County Candidate picks” page. You might remember the scandal concerning the illegal emails sent out by Winston Salem State University less than two weeks ago. The common thread? Support for the Democratic Party. Nathan Tabor has a request on the Forsyth County Republican Party’s Facebook group:

did you see the Wiley Middle School email? Well, apparently there are more emails at more Forsyth County schools . I am building a list. Do you work at a school? have a friend who does? Please let me know if you have received an email involving politics. Email me at nathan@nathantabor.com – I will NOT release your name”

If you have any additional information (even if you’re not in Forsyth, but receiving political emails through the school system), please report it to him. We must end this era of disgrace in our educational system!

Forsyth County Candidate Picks

October 26th, 2010 by scarlett Categories: Featured, Forsyth County, Interesting, Winston-Salem Issues 2 Responses
Forsyth County Candidate Picks

The Forsyth County TEA Party group is a local affiliate of NC TEA Party, and believes following candidates are the conservatives in their races:

NC State Senate District 31: Pete Brunstetter (incumbent, unopposed)

NC State Senate District 32: Nathan Jones (challenger)

NC State House District 72: John Magee (challenger)

NC State House District 73: Larry Brown (incumbent, unopposed)

NC State House District 74: Dale Folwell (incumbent, being challenged)

NC State House District 75: Bill McGee (incumbent, unopposed)

District Attorney, District 21: Jim O’Neill (incumbent, unopposed)

Board of Commissioners- At Large: Bill Whiteheart (challenger)

Board of Commissioners- District B- Debra Conrad (incumbent, being challenged)

Clerk of Superior Court- Jeff Polston (open seat)

Sheriff- Bill Schatzman (incumbent, being opposed)


These candidates are in the non-partisan races.

Supreme Court: Barbara Jackson (challenger)

Court of Appeals: Sanford Steelman (incumbent, unopposed)

Court of Appeals: Ann Marie Calabria (incumbent, being challenged)

Court of Appeals: Rick Elmore (incumbent. being challenged)

Court of Appeals: Dean Poirier

Board of Education- At Large (Vote for all three below, six on the ballet)

Lori Goins Clark
Jeannie Metcalf
Donny Lambeth

Board of Education- District 2 (Vote for  all four below, eight on the ballot)

Buddy Collins
Jane Goins
Marilyn Parker
Jill Tackaberry

Soil & Water Superviser: Toby Bost (incumbent, being challenged)

Court of Appeals runoff: Three of the Four following candidates-

Daniel Garner
Doug McCullough
Chris Dillon
Jewel Ann Farlow

(If you choose to vote straight ticket, votes for these races will NOT be entered & you will not have a vote counted for these races.)


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