Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s First Casualty (30 second version)

March 5th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Hot Topics, Health Care Reform, Limited Government, Other Videos, around the nation No Responses
Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s First Casualty (30 second version)

The controversy over the Obama Administration’s anti-conscience mandate and the fight for religious liberty only serves to highlight the inherent flaws in Obamacare. This conflict is a natural result of the centralization laid out under Obamacare and will only continue until the law is repealed in full.

Parents Speak Out Against NC Nutrition Rules At Hearing

March 1st, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Hot Topics, State, Education, Limited Government, Other Videos, Regulations, Uncategorized No Responses
Parents Speak Out Against NC Nutrition Rules At Hearing

There was a hearing this week concerning the deliberate exemption of parental personal choice regarding the state’s child care nutrition rules this week.

“The NC Child Care Commission is a group of fifteen members appointed by the Governor and state legislators, and is tasked with adopting rules to implement state laws regarding child care.

In July of 2010 the legislature passed a bill (H1726) affecting nutrition standards for child care facilities, which would include NC Pre-K programs. The law, signed by Gov. Bev Perdue, required the commission to consider “creating an exception from the rules to allow a parent or guardian, or to allow the center upon the request of a parent or guardian, to provide to a child food and beverages that may not meet the nutrition standards.”

The staff of the Division of Child Development and Early Education drew up some nutrition rules in May 2011 for the NC Child Care Commission to consider. The commission discussed the proposed rules at a September 27, 2011 meeting. The minutes of that meeting show the commission members talked about allowing parents to make a “personal preference” for the food their children eat at school, including what they bring from home. According to the minutes, the commission’s attorney, Alexi Gruber from the Department of Justice, advised the members such preferences should supersede any nutrition rule.

The panel went against that advice, however, and deleted the word “personal” from the recommendation. The only exception left was for ethnic, religious or cultural reasons. The new rule cited a vegetarian diet as an example of the exception.”

(read full article)

Here is one parent speaking at the hearing this week:

from Civitas Review:

“Dr. Scott Sweeney of Monroe said he had nine other people ready to object to the proposed rules changes and send the issue to the General Assembly for a hearing. Once the Child Care Commission makes its final decision on the rules it goes to the Rules Review Commission in the Office of Administrative Hearings. When that panel makes its decision if at least 10 people object to a rule then the rule is subject to a legislative hearing.

The Child Care Commission chair said the public comments would be considered during its meeting May 8.”

Se also: “Who’s Policing the Food Police?”

Allen West commemorates Black History Month by telling the truth

February 29th, 2012 by scarlett Categories: Hot Topics, Education, Other Videos, around the nation No Responses

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Sam’s Big Government Backpack

February 10th, 2012 by scarlett Categories: Hot Topics, Limited Government, Other Videos, Regulations No Responses
Sam’s Big Government Backpack

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) explains how big government is making it harder for Americans to find jobs and more difficult for small businesses to succeed. When big government puts too many burdens on America’s economy, it forces jobs and investment overseas instead of here at home. It also makes it harder for middle class small business owners to compete against large corporations, discouraging real competition and job growth.

Here’s a list of some of the obstacles that big government has created that make it harder to achieve success in America:

– $1.75 trillion regulatory costs
– $15 trillion national debt
– $2 to $3 trillion in state and local debt (http://bit.ly/zQwqfb)
– $100 trillion unfunded liabilities for entitlement programs
– ObamaCare taxes and regulations
– More than 75,000 pages of IRS tax rules & regulations (http://bit.ly/ejX73Z)

Obamacare’s Impact on Families & Future Generations

January 27th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Hot Topics, Health Care Reform, Limited Government, Other Videos No Responses
Obamacare’s Impact on Families & Future Generations

Obamacare expands government-controlled health care — passing the cost to future generations of taxpayers — and weakens families’ choice of coverage. Larry Patterson describes the impact Obamacare will have on his family and the concerns he has with the new law.

Learn more about the effects of Obamacare at www.heritage.org/ImpactOfObamacare