NC Life & Liberty PAC Announces Official Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2013

MOUNT OLIVE (Feb 4) – Today the newly formed North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC, a state-level political action committee dedicated to protecting life, limited government and the Constitution, announced its official launch.

“We are excited about the launch of the North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC,” stated Kevin Hayes, founder and President of the PAC. “There are many important issues facing North Carolina and the nation. We look forward to being a part of helping advocate solutions to those problems.”

The North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC plans to press for legislative reforms on a range of issues dealing with life, limited government and an adherence to the North Carolina and federal Constitutions.

Discussing the PAC’s issues, Hayes stated, “Protecting gun rights is an important part of protecting other constitutionally protected rights and in defending the individual’s right to self-defense. We fully support nullification of unconstitutional federal gun laws and the relaxation of current gun laws on the state level.” He expounded on the PAC’s support of nullification regarding Obamacare, “North Carolina Life & Liberty in general supports nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and will definitely support legislation nullifying Obamacare within North Carolina’s borders.”

The organization also supports eliminating the UNC Board of Governor’s current insurance mandate, which NC Life & Liberty PAC Vice-President Jordon Greene calls “North Carolina’s pre-Obamacare mandate for college students” and reforming North Carolina’s exceptionally restrictive ballot access laws which they argue limit political competition and thereby free speech and voting rights.

However, as important as Hayes and Greene say these issues are, they are not the prime motivating force behind the NC Life & Liberty PAC. “The one issue that most motivated me to form NC Life & Liberty is the abortion issue,” said Hayes. “In North Carolina alone there are roughly eighty to ninety abortions a day on average, totaling roughly 30,000 a year. Nationally there are on average over 3,000 abortions conducted daily. That’s over one million a year murdered for convenience sake, arguably a type of holocaust or genocide against the ‘unwanted’ but innocent child. No one has a right to arbitrarily kill another human being. The whole idea behind a ‘woman’s right to choose’ is deeply flawed and confuses whose rights are at stake.”

Hayes said that effectively nullifying Roe v. Wade within the state’s boundaries and protecting the innocent life of “our most defenseless,” as Hayes called the unborn child, from conception to natural death by law is the North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC’s primary objective.

Prior to the PAC’s organization Hayes and Greene had formulated pro-life legislation to define life as beginning from conception in North Carolina and been actively involved in pro-life activities. The NC Life and Liberty PAC will support similar legislation or legislation to add a personhood amendment to the State Constitution, as well as other pro-life legislation.

The organization welcomes other organizations and individuals to join them and plans to work with other issue-specific organization on common ground issues. Hayes and Greene say they looks forward to advocating for what they call the “first right,” the right to life as well as limited constitutional government in North Carolina.

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For more information:
Jordon M. Greene – 828.729.4509
jmgreene@nclifeandliberty.com

North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC
11721-G Windy Creek Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
www.NCLifeandLiberty.com

PDF Version of Press Release at: http://www.nclifeandliberty.com/pr/2013-02-04-pac-launch.pdf

The North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC is a state-level political action committee dedicated to the protection of innocent life from conception, adherence to limited government principles and adherence to the state and federal Constitutions. You can learn more about the North Carolina Life & Liberty PAC at www.NCLifeandLiberty.com.

 

North Carolina’s Pre-Obamacare Insurance Mandate

by Jordon Greene | For Liberty’s Sake Commentary

For the first time in United States history, on January 1, 2014, our nation will force U.S. citizens to make a choice between enrolling in an insurance plan from a private insurance company or paying a hefty penalty (an extra tax). This, and much more, is due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. This individual mandate to purchase a private product (health insurance), a new extra-constitutional overreach of government power, has met widespread opposition especially by those championing the free-market and the principles of individual liberty. The outrage among conservatives and libertarians over the PPACA (informally called Obamacare) continues to this day.

The NC General Assembly even passed the Protect Healthcare Freedom Act in an attempt to protect North Carolinians against an individual mandate to purchase insurance, an act that was just short of nullification. The resolution eventually failed after Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed the measure, and the Assembly was never able to override the veto, leaving North Carolinians with no real protection against Obamacare.

However, would it surprise you to know that just over half a year before the US Congress passed Obamacare and the Act was signed into law, that North Carolina had enacted its own form of Obamacare on a smaller scale? In August of 2009, the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors, on the recommendation of President Erskine Bowles, approved the implementation of a “hard waiver” insurance requirement for all students at every UNC system school effective fall semester 2010.

Just like Obamacare, the UNC insurance requirement mandates that students enrolled in a UNC system school either must enroll in an acceptable insurance plan from a private company or be forced to enroll in and pay for a UNC endorsed insurance plan. The major difference being that instead of simply placing a penalty through a tax as Obamacare does the UNC insurance mandate forces the student to purchase an approved insurance plan from a private insurance provider or drop out of school.

Had this been the doing of a private university or college it would simply be up to the student to choose whether to attend that particular university. However, this is a mandate put in place by the Board of Governors of the UNC system; North Carolina’s publicly funded university system, an entity of the government. Those with limited-constitutional, tea party or libertarian frames of view will agree that the government has no legitimate authority to force individuals, in this case public university students, to purchase a private product.

The UNC system tries to justify this unconstitutional and anti-liberty mandate by making statements such as the one found on UNC Chapel Hill’s Mandatory Insurance FAQs page, “Unexpected health care expenses such as those associated with illness, accidents, or mental health care can destabilize a student’s financial situation and derail his or her progress toward a degree.” However, it is not the responsibility of government to ensure that individuals make good personal decisions. Individuals are responsible for the consequences of their own actions or inactions, not government.

It is time that all of North Carolina knows that the UNC Board of Governor’s is forcing UNC students to either fork out payment for insurance one way or the other or drop out of school and forfeit their education. It is of note to mention that at the inception of the insurance mandate in August of 2010 the premiums were roughly a minimum of $360 a semester (or $720 a year) but only two school years later the premiums have nearly doubled to exactly $709 a semester (or $1,418 a year). For those who may not be able to afford insurance or have other issues that prevent them from obtaining a more affordable plan, UNC’s mandated plan requires the student pay a hefty price regardless of whether they are financially able if they wish to stay in school, adding yet another financial burden to some students.

If you oppose Obamacare, be sure to let the candidates for office in North Carolina know that you are outraged that the UNC Board of Governors have basically given North Carolina public university students an ultimatum to get insured or forget their education. Let’s work to repeal Obamacare, but let’s not forget North Carolina’s own public university students while we are at it. Repeal the UNC Insurance Mandate!

Show your support by liking the End the UNC Insurance Mandate page on Facebook here.
 

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