Orange County, North
We believe in a
system of free markets as it is the greatest promoter of prosperity for a free
people. Evidence of irresponsible and
ill-advised government interference in the free market abounds, and generally
leads to more interference to address the inefficiencies inevitably created by
the preceding intrusive and poor policy decisions of government.
We believe that
our county government overtaxes our citizens and spends our dollars excessively
and unwisely. County government should
cut from its budget those spending items that are not essential to the
well-being of our citizens, including dues and grants to those organizations
that are essentially of a political nature.
We believe that
tax referendums should be voted on only by permanent residents of our county.
We support tax reform that would eliminate the income tax in N.C.
We support growth
policies that encourage and promote commercial development as a means of
creating jobs and making available a wider array of goods and services to the
people of Orange County. In addition,
commercial development is necessary to alleviate the excessive property tax
burden on the residential property owners of Orange County. Our residents pay a much higher and
disproportionate share of the County’s property taxes than other counties that
have embraced reasonable economic growth policies.
We believe that
the education of our children is essential to our ability to preserve our
freedoms and optimize the quality of life of our citizens. We support the
inclusion of a rigorous study of the founding principles of our country and the
documents which came to embody them, namely the Declaration of Independence and
the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We also support a curriculum with proper
devotion to the development of math, science, history, language arts and
creative endeavors. We believe in school
choice for parents as a means of introducing and creating competition for
quality education, more money for our more capable teachers and administrators,
and fewer wasted dollars on the educational bureaucracy that tends to be
prevalent in our current system of government run schools. We oppose Common
We believe in
private property rights as a fundamental tenant of our rights as citizens, and
oppose irresponsible and arbitrary regulations, many under the guise of
environmentalism, which would limit a property owner’s use of his or her land.
We support the
Second Amendment of the Constitution, that is, the right of the law-abiding
citizens of Orange County to own legal firearms for recreational shooting,
hunting and the personal defense of their lives and lives of others, as well as
the defense of their personal property.
In addition, we support measures which will enable and equip schools and
other institutions generally designated as “gun free zones” to defend
themselves from attack by those who wish to do them, and our children and
We support Voter
Identification legislation which has as its core a photo id requirement, as
well as reasonable parameters for when and where an individual can register and
vote, the reform of college student registration and voting procedures, the
implementation of safeguards on “mentally incompetent” and dependent care
voters, and increased penalties for voter fraud. We oppose straight party