I read the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, beginning at high noon. Why at high noon? This is where we are with regard to our Independence. We are at high noon. The eleventh hour has passed, and we are now at a point that we stand to lose more and more freedoms with each and every passing day! We cannot sit idly by and watch this happen. We must all stand up and fight to regain what has been lost, or more will be taken. Thomas Jefferson said “The price for freedom is eternal vigilance” and he was right. Over the last few decades, we have not been vigilant and the cost to our liberty is escalating. Even the Supreme Court cannot be depended upon to get things right. Obamacare is NOT constitutional and is the largest single infringement upon our liberty in our lifetimes. Executive orders giving the President total control over industry, manpower, financial institutions, and the entire country during a ‘national emergency’. Not for national security, which is bad enough, but during a national emergency, which could be declared for nearly any reason. I could go on about the loss of liberty, but I hope you get the point. We must stand now, united, and fight EVERY attempt at reducing our liberties, because every success on the part of government takes us closer to tyranny. Our last bastion against federal tyranny is our State governments. They MUST assert their rights as sovereign states and nullify every act of Congress and the President that is not within the scope of their authority under the US Constitution. If elected, I intend to stand strong against federal usurpation of state sovereignty, and I hope the rest of the NC General Assembly and the Governor stand with me!