Stories written by Lewis Guignard
Lewis Guignard is a Charlotte native and should be no stranger to followers of local politics. He has written countless articles for publications such as The Leader, The Huntersville Herald, and the Rhino Times. Described by City Councilman Warren Cooksey as, "The only person I know who finds the Libertarian party too intrusive", Lewis has been a candidate for local school board, county commission, and as the Libertarian nominee for NC Secretary of State where he finished third to Richard Petty's second. Lewis is married with three children and three grandchildren. He currently runs a local trucking company and a small land leasing operation. You can write to Lewis at

Is Violence the Only Tactic of Terrorism?

Charlie Hebdo is, unfortunately, in the news. Radical Islamic Terrorists, objecting to the satiric content of the magazine, shot and killed the editor and eleven others. In running from the police, others were killed. Let us get this straight: the writers and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo agitated some people. Those people then decided that they […]

January 12, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The Do-Gooder Retail Revolt

Back during  Thanksgiving, some retail stores decided to change their hours of operation to be open earlier… to be open on Thanksgiving Day in fact. Ah, the gnashing of teeth, the production of bile that change incurred! Those ever present do-gooders didn’t like someone having to work, or someone getting to shop for that matter. […]

December 29, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Charter Schools Scrutinized, Why Not CMS?

Charter schools are private businesses funded in part, but only in part, by tax dollars.  Since they provide educational services to children and are in competition with public schools for children, those who oppose them make every effort to destroy them. This despite, or maybe because of, the fact that charter schools often bring improved […]

December 5, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Trash by the Pound Coming to Charlotte?

The article starts out: “As Charlotte weighs a new proposal to charge residents for how much garbage they produce…..” In a curious turn, Charlotte is contemplating charging taxpayers who create garbage. Is something wrong with producing garbage? Actually, it’s a fairly simple situation but says much about government bureaucracy’s relationship with taxpayers. In all fairness, […]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

The BOCC Chairmanship Battle

County Commissioner George Dunlap, once again, impresses the taxpayers with his attitude towards them and the voters. Peter St. Onge writes in the Charlotte Observer about the minor flap among the Democrats on the county commission, and quotes Mr. Dunlap saying that Ms. Pat Cotham “can’t be trusted” and is a “snitch on the board.” […]

November 21, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

NASCAR Collusion

Tuesday the voters of Mecklenburg County turned down an additional sales tax. Wednesday, the editorial writers at the Charlotte Observer  tell us the voters: “… didn’t say stop; they say restart.”  That, of course, is their opinion. Then the following Saturday we are told of the inability of the NASCAR Hall of Fame to pay its […]

November 10, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

A Short Review of Voter Fraud Issues

As the election starts, a short review of voter fraud issues would be in order. Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal carries an article by Hans von Spakovsky which begins with numerous citations of fraud cases being brought throughout the US.  The ones I could check showed it was Democrats being fraudulent. For the one I couldn’t […]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

Hurricanes, C02, and the Death of Civilization

If one follows the arguments about Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), one becomes aware the subject is very politicized and is not just about science, but about control over the economy and man’s behavior. An example of this politicization comes in the Charlotte Observer’s Monday issue on page C1 “Hurricanes ‘burp’ the Estuaries” is the title and […]

October 8, 2014 | Posted in House Blends,House Guests | Read More »

Cannon and Quid Pro Quo

Ex-mayor Patrick Cannon gives us the sad example of what we must fear from government: quid pro quo. Mr. Cannon did no more than what can be expected from many people; he became friendly with those he did business with. More importantly, and what is missing from his case, those who did business with him […]

September 29, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Charter Schools Unfairly Maligned

Our local entertainment weekly, Creative Loafing, in their typical leftist style, denigrates Charter Schools. Pretending to be unbiased, saying she thought about sending her children to one, Erin Tracy-Blackwood tells all. She begins by telling us she has seen too many unmotivated teachers in the public school system so she decided to send her children […]

September 8, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,CMS Beat,House Guests | Read More »

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