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.

Vote “Against” Trevor’s Tax on November 4

On November 4, 2014, Mecklenburg County voters will be asked to vote “For or Against” a referendum entitled “Mecklenburg County Sales Use Tax”. The text of the measure is as follows: “Local sales and use tax at the rate of one-quarter percent (0.25%) in addition to all other State and local sales and use taxes.” [...]

November 2, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Clerk Candidate Throws Stones in Glass House

It may not be the highest profile race on the ballot, but the Clerk of Superior Court is nonetheless an important role.  The Clerk manages a staff of over 200 and oversees the filing and storage of all civil and criminal court files. The clerk also acts as the judge of probates. Elisa Chinn Gary, [...]

November 2, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

NC State Guard Seeks Status Clarification

*Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to PunditHouse by Stephen J Wrona,  Information Systems Chief & Treasurer,  North Carolina State Guard Association An open letter to the people and elected officials of the State of North Carolina, Recently, the South Carolina State Defense Force (SCSDF) conducted its 2nd annual “Hurricane Hike”. The membership executed a [...]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

Lake Norman Conservatives to Host Anti-Toll Fundraiser

Lake Norman Conservatives is pleased to host an event called “Stop the Tolls — It’s Now or Never” featuring guest speakers of two citizen groups opposed to public-private partnership toll projects in North Carolina. The Charlotte-area group WidenI77.org and the Raleigh-area group North Carolina Citizens Against Toll Roads will both be presenting at the Lake [...]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

HOT Lane Protesters Request Action by Speaker

They lined up in a long row along the sidewalk of West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius last Saturday…over three dozen anti-HOT lane protesters demanding that Thom Tillis, the current State House Representative of Cornelius who is running for US Senate, listen to their complaints.  The protest was staged across the street from a campaign event [...]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

NC US Senate Candidate Debate

North Carolina’s only all-inclusive U.S. Senate debate was held on October 17 at 7 p.m. in McKnight Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  The event was organized by Free the Vote North Carolina in coordination with Young Americans for Liberty of UNC Charlotte, Carolina Liberty PAC, and CAUTION. All [...]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

Troxler to Post NC State Fair in Violation of Law

*From our friends at Grassroots North Carolina.   At the request of North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler, GRNC representatives today met with the commissioner and his legal counsel after his police chief for the state fairgrounds, Joel Keith, began telling people the North Carolina State Fair would be posted against all firearms, including lawful [...]

September 30, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

Licensing Regulations and the Case of the Teeth Whiteners

*This article was a special to the Charlotte Observer by our friends Adam Smith and Stewart Dompe, professors of economics at Johnson & Wales University.  We hope to add them as regular contributors here at PunditHouse. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and the [...]

September 29, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,National | Read More »

NCDOT Admits Money is Available for Interstates

Common Americans United to Inspire Our Nation (CAUTION) welcomed Kurt Naas of WidenI77 to this past Monday’s meeting to give the anti-HOT lane presentation his group has been sharing in contrast to the NCDOT’s and elected officials’ positions on the matter. There has been news of late regarding roads funding including revelations that Governor McCrory [...]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,CAUTION,Christian Hine | Read More »

Greg Brannon Speaks at Meck Young Republicans Liberty Night

Hat’s off to the Mecklenburg County Young Republicans. Last night, September 23, the organization conducted its second annual “Liberty Night”…an opportunity for the more small “l” libertarian crowd within its ranks to set the agenda and have a discussion on issues important to them. The speaker at last night’s event was former Senate candidate Dr. [...]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

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