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Newsletter for September 15, 2014

Hello!

Please join us at CAUTION on Monday, September 15, as we welcome guest speaker Ed Mattson.  As always, we meet at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille located at 911 East Morehead Street in Charlotte at 5pm for our social hour and from 6-7:30 for our meeting.  Mattson is a published author and weekly columnist for several on-line news groups addressing Veteran, military, oncology, and government issues. He is currently writing a four-book series, the first of which, Down on Main Street Searching for American Exceptionalism, is now available.

“With the country entering into a very important election cycle, I have prepared an informative, up-lifting presentation that focuses on American Exceptionalism and identifies the key problems facing the country under the current leadership. We are witnessing America heading down a dark path toward government dependency, chronic unemployment, destruction of the best healthcare system in the world, class warfare, and financial insolvency…following a step-by-step path laid out by a Marist/Leninist doctrine to change the fabric of America” writes Mattson.

Also, don’t forget to join us AGAIN on Wednesday night, at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille from 6:00-9:30pm for part two of Loren Spivack’s presentation “Getting there from Here”, his analysis on how supporters of limited government can be successful at the ballot box. Part one was intriguing and entertaining, and Part two should be just as engaging.  Join us!  Click HERE for details.

Team Effort

We learned over the week that our good friend Martin Davis has a major project for work over the next month or so and will be unable to attend our meetings.  He has, of course, been a regular component of our meetings with his “this day in history” presentation week in and week out.  His presence will be missed. We’re looking for volunteers to adopt a week and come prepared to educate us with a history report. This week, 12th district GOP Chairman Daniel Rufty has stepped up.  We look forward to hearing from him.  Let us know if you are willing to take on the role for a week!

The Tragedy of Obamacare: A Family in Need

We all understand that the “Affordable Care Act” is one giant disaster. A recent film by Nicole Revels really brings the sad new reality of healthcare home to a very personal level as she interviews Pattie Curran, a mother in NC who has two of three children facing rare bone marrow failure syndrome combined with a secondary mitochondrial disease.  Due to Obamacare, they have seen a rapid increase in prescription drug deductibles, followed by total cancellation of coverage.  This is the story of the real life consequences of a horrible law.  You can watch the video HERE, and if you are so moved, you can make a donation to the family HERE.  You can also help by sharing the video with your friends.

Free Book

CAUTION member Bob Hartford let us know of a free E-book available on Amazon. For fans of Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged: The Novel, the Films, the Philosophy” contains expert analysis of the themes and philosophy from Rand’s writings.  You can download it for free HERE.

Upcoming CAUTION Meetings

Sept 15 – Author Ed Mattson
Sept 22 – Widen I77 Founder Kurt Naas
Sept 29 – Local candidates for office including Chris Hailey and Scott Carlisle…others invited.
Oct 6 – Mike Faulkenberry,  pro Article 5 Convention advocate
Oct 13 – Jeff Lewis, state director of the Patriot Coalition, with the anti-Article 5 Convention position

~The CAUTION Leadership Team

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 16 – Charlotte Bastiat Society Meeting
Please join us Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30-7:30pm at the ICEHOUSE Bar & Grill in Southend located at 2100 South Blvd in Charlotte. We are pleased to welcome Alex Johnson of GenOpp North Carolina for a discussion related to their outreach efforts aimed at the millenial generation. Alex Johnson is the North Carolina State Director for Generation Opportunity (or GenOpp for short), an organization advocating for economic opportunity for 18-34 year olds through less government and more freedom. Before joining GenOpp, Alex worked on several federal and state campaigns and graduated from the University of Iowa, majoring in Political Science. He and his wife Christina live in Raleigh, NC and spend most of their time traveling the state advocating for economic freedom.

The Icehouse has ample free parking and food and beverages are available. Seating is limited to between 25-30 (depending on table arrangement), so please try to RSVP to charlotte@bastiatsociety.com if you plan to attend. The meeting will be held in the private room upstairs.

Tuesday, September 16 – Mecklenburg Evening Republican Women
Craig Seibert, Author of Recovering the American Constitutional System and Chris Hailey, Candidate for Mecklenburg County Sheriff.  Taco Mac Restaurant located at 4625 Piedmont Row in Charlotte from 6-8pm.
Click here for more details.

September 16-19 – Concerned Veterans for America volunteering
An important 2 weeks lay ahead for CVA and veteran issues. From Tuesday Sep 16 to Friday Sep 19, we will coordinate operations from the Doubletree SouthPark in Charlotte and then from Sep 22-25 from the Courtyard Marriott.The goal will be to identify veteran households.  We will employ state of the art technology but need “boots on the ground”.  Our “boots” will enable us to use iPads to follow pre-determined routes with selected homes to knock doors.

We will have 3 shifts per day and we will provide Tee-Shirts and Hats to identify you as CVA volunteers. ALSO, for those who do 2 shifts in a day, CVA will provide a per diem (a generous $60. per diem!) to pay for meals, etc.

DoubleTree Suites Charlotte Southpark, 6300 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Courtyard Marriott Charlotte, 800 W Arrowood Road, Charlotte, NC 28217

9:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
(Volunteers needed all shifts, both weeks)

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Contact our Volunteer Captain, Megan!
Megan Wilder 704-794-8859 or mwilder@cv4a.org

Wednesday, September 17 – Constitution Day Breakfast
7:30-9:45AM at First Baptist Church, 301 South Davidson Street, Charlotte.
Special Guests Leslie Nease, William Federer, and William “Wild Bill” Finlay.
Purchase tickets and RSVP by following THIS LINK.
Our founding fathers crafted the Constitution of the United States with such wisdom, faith and incredible courage, America’s constitution is now one of the the most enduring documents in the world. As we celebrate this milestone event, join us for breakfast in Uptown Charlotte to see why crafting this 227 year old document was not easy, but with Biblical wisdom, these men laid the foundation upon which our country was built.
We are honored to be presenting three courageous faith leaders in America today as our special guests.

Wednesday, September 17 – Loren Spivack Presents “Getting There from Here”
The Free Market Warrior, will be in Charlotte presenting his full seven hour seminar “Getting There from Here” over two upcoming evenings.  Both will be held from 6-9:30PM at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.  The second part will be on Sept 17.  If you enjoyed hearing Loren when he spoke to CAUTION on Aug 18, his full presentation is just as enjoyable and informative.  Click HERE for the full description of the presentation.

Saturday, September 20 – City Council member Ed Driggs townhall meeting
On September 20, 2014, from 9:00 to 12:00 I will host a Town Hall Meeting at Providence High School at which senior members of City staff will talk about the rezoning process, traffic planning, projecting CMS enrollment, and how our tax dollars are allocated to districts and projects.  Not only will citizens learn about how the City makes decisions now, they can provide input that will affect future policies.

Thursday, September 25 – Lake Norman Conservatives
Come join us on Thursday, Sept. 25 for a critical meeting that will provide useful information to help protect you and your family in the event of a disaster. Mike Marshall, a Marine Veteran and expert on disaster preparedness is our guest speaker.
GALWAY HOOKER RESTAURANT & PUB, Cornelius, NC
Social Hour and Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.;
Presentation Begins at 7:00 p.m.

October 24 – CVA’s Defend Freedom Tour in CharlotteJoin us on Friday, October 24, for an evening of FREE food, live entertainment, and a message of action!

This FREE event features performances by patriotic rock band Madison Rising and country music star Ayla Brown, as well as guest speakers Pete Hegseth, CVA CEO and Fox News contributor, Sean Parnell, New York Times best-selling author and Army Ranger, and Karen Vaughn, Gold Star Mother and founder of For Our Son.

Come out to this Defend Freedom Tour event to get involved in the fight for freedom withConcerned Veterans for America and other veterans, military families, and patriotic Americans! RSVP HERE.

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