Stories written by Christian Hine
A 1999 Cum Laude graduate of UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business, Christian has spent fifteen years as an award winning political activist and consultant in both North and South Carolina...with a little radio talk show hosting and newspaper editing thrown in for good measure. A self-described "Republitarian", Christian is an unabashed advocate of traditional free market capitalism and views passage of the FairTax as the single most effective method to combat the social manipulation and corruption found in government today. When not stressing over yet another new law, Christian enjoys treasure hunting, obscure European power metal bands, good beer, and anything related to Carolina Panthers football...except talking about the 2001 season. He's removed that from memory.

Ridenhour Decides Against Mayoral Run

After a few months of speculation, District 5 County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour has formally announced that he will not run for Charlotte Mayor this fall.  He posted the following: I am overdue in the announcement of my decision regarding the Charlotte Mayoral race. I have decided against running for the office of Mayor of Charlotte. […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Our America Initiative Will Sue Commission on Presidential Debates

I’ve made it no secret over the past year or two that I have become completely disillusioned with the two Party duopoly that currently controls our political system.  Politics is a complex beast and there are clearly more than two political philosophies.  Why we allow just two to dominate the debate is beyond me.  It […]

July 3, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,National | Read More »

NCGOP Reveals Union Ties to Moral Mondays

As a Liber-TEA activist, I always get a chuckle out of the accusations that our movement is nothing but “astroturf” as opposed to a true grassroots movement. For two years I led the Charlotte Tea Party (CAUTION) but never received any marching orders from “higher up”.  If there were checks from the Koch brothers, I really need […]

July 3, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

John Aneralla Announces Run for Huntersville Mayor

In a perfectly timed email following the Huntersville Town Commission meeting on Monday during which the current Mayor and other elected officials lambasted citizens with inaccurate accusations over anti-HOT lane activism, Huntersville businessman and former Chairman of the Mecklenburg Republican Party announced his run for Huntersville Mayor, a race that will be decided in the […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

An Open Letter from Commissioner Jim Puckett to Pat McCrory

An open letter from Mecklenburg County District 1 commissioner Jim Puckett to Gov. Pat McCrory: Governor McCrory, I write on behalf of our shared constituents. You inherited a broken transportation funding structure. To your credit, you have brought sanity to the process but in the interim, the widening of I-77 is caught between the foolishness […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Davidson Takes a Stand…Sort of. Huntersville Next, While Politicians Spar

As the HOT lane drama continues to unfold, it was Davidson’s turn last night to weigh in on the controversial project.  Depending on who you talk to, the results were either positive or negative. Unlike the resolution passed last Monday night by Cornelius commissioners, the Davidson resolution stopped short of calling for the cancellation of the contract […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Stop House Bill 328 Granting Drivers Licenses to Illegals

From our friends at NCFIRE: As you may or may not know, the NC House Finance Committee passed H328 (Licenses for Illegals) bill on Tuesday morning. The next step is for a full vote on the House floor UNLESS we use our influence on House Speaker Tim Moore. The House floor vote could come at […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

Mecklenburg BOCC Set To Pass Anti-Toll Resolution

The Mecklenburg County Commissioners will pass a resolution asking for the termination of the contract between I-77 Mobility Partners (parent company CINTRA) and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). E-mail from Commissioner Jim Puckett: “From: Puckett, Jim Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2015 Subject: Resolution to terminate I-77 Contract I am glad to announce that […]

June 5, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

HOT Lane Opponents Continue Fight Post Financial Close

The financial close achieved between Cintra and the NCDOT on May 20 should have been the end of the debate on the project if you listen to Cintra and the NCDOT. For what it’s worth, that’s the same tune they have been singing for months…”It’s a done deal”.  Sound familiar? In reality, opponents are galvanized […]

June 2, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Bastiat Society Debate on Net Neutrality

Join The Bastiat Society’s Charlotte chapter on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Hance Auditorium at Johnson & Wales University for a debate on net neutrality! Get more information Register Now! I can’t make it Have you wondered about the nature of the net neutrality regulations and their implications for liberty? We’re excited […]

May 9, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,Events | Read More »

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