Stories written by Matthew Ridenhour
Matthew Ridenhour is the founder of the Charlotte Tea Party and currently serves the residents of District 5 on the Mecklenburg County Commission.

An Evening With The Swiss Timothy Geithner

About a week ago I was contacted by Arther Honegger with Swiss TV, inquiring if I would be interested in being filmed for a program that is their version of 60 Minutes. He wanted to interview me as a tea partier, because Franz Zurbrugg (Director General of the Swiss Finance Administration) was coming to Charlotte […]

February 10, 2011 | Posted in House Guests,Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

Lady Liberty’s Pat-Down

“A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.” – George William Curtis This month I have gone on two trips by car; one taking me south through Atlanta, across Alabama, and up to Memphis, and the other […]

November 24, 2010 | Posted in House Guests,Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

Rights, Privileges And The Military

Editor’s Note: This should have been included when the column was originally published; it would have cleared up a lot of confusion and misperceptions. Matthew Ridenhour wrote it as a Marine and a political thinker, and as one of this site’s valued House Guest contributors, unrelated to his role as a leader of the local […]

October 27, 2010 | Posted in House Guests,Matthew Ridenhour,National | Read More »

High Tea Or High Noon?

Much ado has been made over the NC 8th Congressional District race, which grows stranger by the day.  With more plot twists than an indie film, this primary runoff election has it all: from The Big Guy to The Machine Gun, from threatened lawsuits to heroin, from the military-industrial complex to the sports segment on […]

June 2, 2010 | Posted in Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

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