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When it comes to protecting economic liberty, North Carolinians get good help from their state constitution and state Supreme Court precedent. The Tar Heel State fares well in comparison with other states. But that could change.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 08 July 2021 12:46

OPINION: When history is dangerous

Former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out conservatives’ opposition to teaching the truth about our nation. He tweeted, “If we teach that the founding of the United States of America was somehow flawed. It was corrupt. It was racist. That’s really dangerous. It strikes at the very foundations of our country.” It’s a belief that views our country as fragile instead of resilient. It assumes that the scrutiny of history can undermine the sentiments of the Declaration of Independence and that the power of our nation lies in the actions of people, not the greater ideals expressed in our founding documents. 

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If one isn’t paying attention to Second Amendment issues, they might not know North Carolina has lost a lot of ground compared to other states over the past few decades. Our state doesn’t make any of the worst lists, but many rankings no longer put us near the top 10. Gun & Ammo magazine ranked N.C. 26 out of 50 for best states for gun owners in 2019.   

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RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Roy Cooper has allowed open salons and barber shops to reopen partially this week, salon owners still may file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his COVID-19 orders. 

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ROCKINGHAM — With commissioners expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution to make Richmond County a sanctuary for the Second Amendment, one group is expressing concern about the spontaneous movement across the Tar Heel State.

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