Editors note:  Knowing many fine people in Madison County who are strong Democrats, I cannot believe that the majority of Madison County Democrats support a Platform and Resolutions like these.  When will you realize that your Party has LEFT you behind?  

The stakes for conservatives in North Carolina could not be greater in 2012.  In fact, we face the ideological fight of our lives.  National Democrats and the Obama campaign will spend millions upon millions of dollars to keep North Carolina in the President’s column.  North Carolina Democrats will depend on this outside money in their attempt to take back control of state government, including the State House of Representatives.  We must not allow this to happen, as House Democrats have publicly pledged to repeal all of the common-sense legislation we passed in 2011.

One look at the state Democratic convention this past weekend demonstrates the extreme liberal fringe that makes up today’s North Carolina Democratic Party.  Resolutions adopted by the NCDP at their convention include:

• A single-payer national healthcare system (which would be significantly to the left of the job-killing monstrosity that is ObamaCare)

• Repeal of the marriage amendment (that was recently approved by 61% of North Carolinians)

• The full legalization of marijuana (not just for medicinal purposes, which is a position to the left of even California Democrats)

• The abandonment of nuclear energy as part of the U.S. energy policy (which would in turn force us to become even more dependent on foreign oil)

• Full abolishment of the death penalty

• A demand for collective bargaining rights for workers (which would be extremely detrimental to attracting new business investment in North Carolina)

• Opposition to state-level immigration reform (while the federal government continues to ignore the issue)

• The creation of a Cabinet-level Department of Peace and Nonviolence (which is just absurd)

These positions are so outside of the mainstream, one wonders if they were even meant to be serious.  Of course, you never know what to expect when you’re dealing with the same body that decided to keep their Party Chairman after his role in the cover-up of a sexual harassment scandal, who continue to support the least popular governor in the country (who may have recently committed fraud by altering official documents to protect her pet spending projects), and who just nominated a candidate for governor who has promised to keep the exact same policies as his predecessor.

It is paramount that we do everything within our power to defend and expand our majorities in 2012.  We cannot afford to let these radicalized North Carolina Democrats take back control of state government.

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