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American Exceptionalism

There has long been an idea of American Exceptionalism. The American Dream. Manifest Destiny. We’ve all seen Will McAvoy’s infamous answer to “Is America the greatest nation on earth?” during the pilot of The Newsroom. In 2009 President Obama said: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British…

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Information Is Sour

They tell me if I’m not angry then I don’t have a clue. I’ve heard it said on my afternoon drive home from work that the nation is on the verge of a Constitutional crisis, in reference to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Just the other day John Boehner secured another term as Speaker…

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A Post-Midterm Message for Millennials: Despite Small Gains, Our Fight Is Far from Over

Whether you have spent the past few weeks hot on the campaign trail or generally disengaged from the political process, election season is inescapably exhausting for everyone. As a grassroots campaigner, much of my fall semester was spent having conversations with the electorate while canvasing neighborhoods, making phone calls and registering individuals to vote. In…

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Op-Ed: A Moral Majority

Written by Aaron Littlefield, graduate of Western Carolina University, former candidate for office in the NC General Assembly, and purveyor of limited governments.At 5 pm on a Friday evening, Amendment One was overturned, and in a moment a flurry of weddings ensued from the mountains to the coast. One week after my wife and I…

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Ben Scales flip-flops on the Second Amendment

According to a new infographic by Mountain Area Citizen’s Political Action Committee (MACPAC), District Attorney candidate Ben Scales isn’t set in his support of gun rights. The graphic, which displays Facebook posts by Ben Scales and his campaign, show two seemingly different tales on the 2A topic. In some posts, Scales says that he’s the…

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MACPAC Announces Gun Raffle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Boards of Directors of Mountain Area Citizens’ PAC (MACPAC) is pleased to announce their first ever gun raffle. “Who doesn’t enjoy a good gun raffle? You just can’t beat two dollar tickets at these odds,” said Timothy Elkin, President of MACPAC. MACPAC will be raffling a Yugoslavian AK-47: 400 tickets, with…

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