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.

Conservatives Form House Freedom Caucus

In Congress, it is rarely the “lone wolf” that can get things done.  Individuals like Ron Paul can certainly set the tone of a debate or bring forth much needed perspective, but rarely does the single Congressman have the wherewithal to get good legislation passed.  Joining with others and having a base of support from […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,National | Read More »

WidenI77 Files Lawsuit, Announces Upcoming Events

Cornelius, N.C. – January 20, 2015 – Widen I-77 and Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC, the legal counsel retained by Widen I-77, filed a legal complaint in Mecklenburg County Superior Court this morning to preliminarily and permanently enjoin the I-77 toll project from moving forward. The group will hold a 10:30am press conference to […]

January 20, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

SC Senate to Attempt Gun Grab – Activism Alert!

When it comes to state issues, PunditHouse mostly focuses on North Carolina politics.  That said, we are based in Charlotte and have a number of SC residents who read our site.  Regardless of where you live, it is important to remain vigilant about protecting your rights, especially your gun rights.  This just came in from […]

January 19, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

The Cost of “Free”

The following was taken from the Facebook wall of Dan Bongino, a former United States Secret Service agent who was the Republican Party nominee for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District in the 2014 elections to the U.S. House of Representatives.  We all know nothing is ever really free.  These posed questions are a great starting point to […]

January 17, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,National | Read More »

Chatting With the Tea Party

The Charlotte Tea Party (CAUTION) recently received an email from Rich Orloff, the playwright behind “Chatting with the Tea Party”, a documentary-style play based on over 63 hours of interviews he conducted with leaders of local Tea Party groups around the country.  With the play scheduled as part of the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s NuVoices Festival this weekend, Mr. […]

January 13, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Bridenstine and Massie Call For Reinstatement of Boehner Foes

Congressman Jim Bridenstine

The backlash against conservative House Representatives who participated in the failed coup against Speaker John Boehner began almost immediately after the vote. Congressman Daniel Webster (FL-10) and Richard Nugent (FL-11), who voted against Boehner,  were removed from the powerful House Rules Committee.  Webster was the leading alternative to Boehner, receiving twelve votes of the 25 […]

January 8, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,House Specials,National | Read More »

Charlotte Hurts Banks for Boosterism

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Banks are forced to deal with bankruptcies and bad debt on a regular basis. It isn’t irregular for a bank to write-off bad debt as an uncollectible loss on it’s tax returns. Essentially, the bank stops considering the unpaid bills as assets on the books. While this may have negligible impact on the profit and […]

January 7, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine,House Specials | Read More »

Do Char-Meck Police Know the Law?

The outcomes of the Ferguson and Eric Garner cases seem to have been the catalyst for a renewed look at police conduct while in the line of duty. Regardless of your particular assessment of either of those situations, this is clearly a discussion worth having.  We live in a society that should be based on […]

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

The Economics of Sports Subsidies

On December 22, CAUTION and the Charlotte Bastiat Society held a joint meeting at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.  The guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Todd Nesbit. Dr. Nesbit is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Competitive Markets at The Ohio State University, an Affiliated Senior Scholar with the Mercatus Center, and an Adjunct […]

December 30, 2014 | Posted in Christian Hine,Photos | Read More »

The #FireJohnBoehner Challenge

As the nation prepares for the incoming 114th Congress, it is no secret that Speaker John Boehner is already less than popular among the conservative grassroots.  The recent “Cromnibus” budget certainly didn’t help his standing. Strategically, it is possible that 30 conservative House members could unite and deny him the slot by refusing to vote […]

December 20, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine,National,Photos | Read More »

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