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

A 15 Minute Drive Cost This Man His Job. Thanks Government.

One must enjoy the havoc the Federal Government creates in individual’s lives in the name of regulation, else one would get upset and, perhaps, become disillusioned with our government. Recently the company I work with had a Federal DOT inspection of their log records. Logs are time sheets, kept by truck drivers, ostensibly for safety, […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Poverty Center Whining

Hypocrisy by the left has become ubiquitous. How many instances of the left decrying the right for some perceived slight need be listed? If the right speaks of marriage between a man and woman, the left whines foul. If the right speaks of pipelines for industry, the left whines foul. If the right speaks of […]

February 28, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Evaluating Non-Profit Motives

Non-profit is a word descriptive of a type of business entity which has a special tax status. Along with that status comes rules particular to the idea of being not in the business of making a profit. This would obviously seem to mean the business has some other function it tries to fulfill.  One of […]

February 19, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

More Police Pretentiousness

One can only guess what the NC Highway Patrol is telling their patrolmen these days or, for that matter, what type person they’re allowing to wear the uniform. I give you this example. Recently an acquaintance of mine was driving along NC 49 in Cabarrus County. A HP trooper moved into position in front of […]

February 14, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Distribution Politics, The Reallocation of Scarcity

Let us pretend, for the sake of argument, and differently from those who believe there should be unlimited funding to pay for their personal cause; that there is, indeed, a limited supply of wealth to be spent. Further, let us imagine it is produced by people who work and invest, and not those who only […]

February 1, 2015 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

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 »

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