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.

Rightful Remedy Conference Comes to Charlotte

The Rightful Remedy Conference will be held on March 28 at UNC Charlotte from 9am to 5pm. Six well respected speakers will discuss both history and modern practical application of the 10th Amendment, nullification, and other ways in which government power can be decentralized and brought closer to the people. The federal government has massively overstepped its Constitutional boundaries and citizens across […]

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

Senator Tarte Seeks Mandatory Inoculations, Removal of Religious Exemption

When politicians start publicly asking random questions about policy, you can bet that something is stewing in their minds. Sometimes this is a good thing.  An overabundance of negative feedback can quickly snuff out a bad idea before it starts.  Unfortunately this was not the case with North Mecklenburg’s Republican Senator Jeff Tarte.   On […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

Should the NCGOP Close Primary Elections?

Circulating around Facebook is the text of a proposal to be taken up at this year’s NCGOP Convention to restrict voting in Republican Primary elections to only registered members of the Party. Currently, unaffiliated voters are allowed to participate in the Party primary of their choosing.  This resolution, if passed, would prevent that. Here is the text: […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

WidenI77 Spokesman Honored on Sunshine Day 2015

Durham, N.C. – (March 16, 2015) – Kurt Naas, spokesman of the citizens group WidenI77, received the 2015 Citizen’s Award today by the N.C. Open Government Coalition at their awards program in Durham. The N.C. Open Government Coalition works to unite organizations interested in ensuring and enhancing the public’s access to government activity, records and […]

March 17, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat | Read More »

Smoking Bans and Property Rights

On March 18, 2015 a Mecklenburg Board of Health rule takes effect prohibiting smoking in all government-owned buildings in Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, and surrounding Mecklenburg County towns, as well as any City, County or Town vehicle, grounds, park, greenway, or parkland. A separate County ordinance makes Mecklenburg County parks and buildings on […]

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

The Ridenhour – Cotham Townhall Meeting

ridenhour meeting

Last night, for what I believe is the first time ever, two Mecklenburg County Commissioners from different Political Parties held a joint town hall event at Morrison Regional Library. District 5 Republican Matthew Ridenhour and At-Large Democrat Pat Cotham spent roughly ninety minutes discussing issues and answering questions.  The duo was joined by the two Republican Charlotte […]

March 5, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine,House Specials | Read More »

Not Just About Bathrooms

With a 6-5 vote on Monday, the Charlotte City Council defeated the proposed changes that would have amended sections of the city code to extend nondiscrimination language to five new characteristics: familial status, marriage status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. This was the correct outcome. Supporters of both positions were out in force to […]

March 4, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

CMS Community Engagement Sessions Scheduled

Concerned about the way CMS is spending your money? Superintendent Ann Clark and other district leaders will seek input on the 2015-2016 budget and discuss any other hot topics of interest impacting Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools at two community engagement sessions next week. The engagement sessions are Monday, March 2 at Southwest Middle (13624 Steele Creek Road) […]

February 27, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Non-Discrimination Ordinance Debate Postponed

Originally scheduled for tonight’s Charlotte City Council meeting, the proposed Non-Discrimination Ordinance discussion has been rescheduled to March 2. The ordinance would add sexual orientation and gender identity, among other characteristics, to four city non-discrimination ordinances. According to the Council-Manager memo, this change “will accommodate the significant number of speakers who have requested to address City Council on this […]

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

International Music Scene Finally Hits Charlotte

Ok, so this has nothing to do with politics at all, but in support of both Charlotte’s reputation and my personal music affiliations, I can’t think of a time when I was any more excited than right now. On May 13, the Fillmore Charlotte will host three of my favorite bands….Nightwish, Delain, and Sabaton.  These […]

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

This Month's Top Commentators

  • Skyler the Weird Skyler the WeirdTop Commentator Award
  • Lewis Lewis
  • Eric Rowell Eric Rowell
  • Bruce Bruce
  • musicmax musicmax

The Best Voter Lists Available

PunditHouse Store