Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: November 2009

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    Nov
    30

    Fake ID's Grow in NC

    Posted in Immigration By Jeff Mixon | Tagged , ,

    Despite the rolling up of the illegal alien welcome mat by North Carolina's Sheriffs with the 287 (g) program, criminal activity associated with illegal immigration continues to rise in the Old North State.  Officials with the NC Department of Motor Vehicles report a 20% increase in arrests for driver's license fraud over last year and […]

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    Nov
    30

    IDK MY BFF JILL!

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Jessica Anderson | Tagged , ,

    Tomorrow, HB 9, No Texting While Driving, takes effect. That’s right; get your texting done today because starting tomorrow if you are caught texting behind the wheel you can be fined up to $100. Gov. Purdue signed the Act in June making it unlawful to use a cell phone for email or text messaging while […]

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    Nov
    30

    Follow the Money

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour

    Want to know how many earmarks your U.S. Senator or Representative has requested? Go to the "earmarks" tab of the website WashingtonWatch.com and check it out. You can sort by individual politician or by earmark request status. The site makes for a handy tool for all you budget watchdogs out there.

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    Nov
    25

    Voter Fraud in NC

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , ,

    In an article by Josh Shaffer in Saturday’s newsobserver.com, local “Democratic strategist” Perry Woods said that he thought that as long as Clay Aiken didn’t vote in Chatham county (the county where Aiken resides) he would likely be “in the clear.”   Woods sends the wrong message to North Carolina voters when he says, “he can name […]

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    Nov
    25

    The Economic Lessons of Thanksgiving

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour

    The Independent Institute reminds us with this article of the real story behind the very first Thanksgiving. We should all take a moment to think about these lessons between servings of stuffing. Many people believe that after suffering through a severe winter, the Pilgrims’ food shortages were resolved the following spring when the Native Americans […]

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