Category Archives: Government

Buncombe Dept. of Social Services: Baby Brokers in Child Adoption Market

Buncombe Dept. of Social Services: Baby Brokers in Child Adoption Market
By Lisa Baldwin

Buncombe’s Department of Social Services (DSS) is riddled with heart-wrenching problems related to child placement.

After a federal review of Children’s Protective Services cases in Buncombe and ten other North Carolina counties, the state was fined $1.7 million. An “improvement plan” will be put into place but not before multiple families are torn apart. Continue reading

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Court: CFPB leadership structure Unconstitutional

One of the tentacles created by Dodd-Frank was sliced into this week. By tentacle, I mean the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

A three judge panel in the District of Columbia’s Court of Appeals ruled that the CFPB’s leadership structure was unconstitutional. Right now, the CFPB is headed up by a single man, Richard Cordray.

In an article at Conservative review , Hans von Spakovsky notes that the court recognized most agencies had boards or commissioners who act as a check and balance on one another. The CFPB has no such oversight.

While this is a win, don’t get too excited though. Read on. Continue reading

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Poll: 62% of Democrats prefer Concentrated Federal Power

The Tenth Amendment states:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Now view this Gallup poll, which illustrates a stark and startling divide of how different political affiliations view concentration of power:

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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Aid Org Pushing Refugee Placement In NC Embroiled in Bid Rigging, Bribery Scandal

An aid organization that wants to start placing refugees in Asheville, North Carolina has been meeting with the local chamber of commerce and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation according to the Asheville Citizen Times. North Carolina already ranks 9th when it comes to the … Continue reading

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NC’s Rep. Mark Walker Leads Congressional Charge Against Obama Bathroom Edict

The Daily Signal is reporting this morning that NC’s Rep. Mark Walker is leading the charge against the Obama administration’s Bathroom edict to schools.

Read the letter.
Congress is acting, but where are the senators as Democrats wage an actual war on women? Continue reading

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Dear Sens. Burr and Tillis, You Are Not Invisible. #HB2 #NCsen

There is a glaring hole in the long string of state leaders and elected officials standing together against the illegal and dangerous Charlotte Ordinance and in support of HB 2.

It’s a Richard Burr and Thom Tillis shaped hole. But’s its worse than just a hole.

Do they think they are invisible? We can see your shoes under the stall door, gentlemen. Continue reading

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That BOOM you just heard was Gov. Pat McCrory Standing up to the DOJ

Governor Pat McCrory’s response to the blackmail letter from the DOJ over HB 2 was to slap them back with a suit of his own.

Opening Sections of the 10 page suit included the seeking of declaratory and injunctive relief. It also included section thrashing the DOJ for its overreaching and radical rules based on interpretation of Title IX and The Civil Rights Act. The language also takes a stab at VAWA. Continue reading

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