Tagged: U.S. Politics

Congressman Assaults Student Reporters

This student video went up early today from Washington.  It features Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) assaulting a student journalist for asking him “Do you support the Obama agenda?”

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“God Is In This Movement.”

Tonight I was very blessed to attend a private reception with Mr. Herman Cain, keynote speaker for tomorrow’s “Defending The American Dream Summit,” hosted by American’s For Prosperity – Arkansas.

Mr. Cain visited with us individually before making some comments & hosting Q&A.  Below are some of my tweets from tonight, featuring some of his best quotes from his speech [in reverse chronological order].

Herman Cain grew up in a low-income family, living in a south Georgia duplex.  He & his brother slept on cots in the kitchen.  His father was a barber, janitor, & chauffeur, working all three jobs just to get by.  Cain cites his dad’s work ethic & determination as a driving force behind his own success.  “My dad had two goals in life.  The first goal was to own a house.  The second goal was for me to be the CEO in the back of his limousine.”   Herman went on to be CEO of Godfather’s Pizza & Burger King.  He also served as Vice President of Pillsbury.

Cain says the only thing he has failed at in life is retirement–he’s failed three times.  After leaving the business world briefly, Cain is now a popular conservative talk-show host.  According to his comments tonight, he is considering a run for the White House in 2012.

One of the most moving stories that Mr. Cain shared tonight is featured here in this video.  One week ago tonight, Mr. Cain was in Douglas County, Georgia speaking at a TEA Party rally.  Lewis had the last question of the night:

Cain’s story and comments tonight are too inspiring & frankly too powerful to be fully conveyed through an article.  He’s a real example of the American Dream and we are honored to have him in Little Rock with us this weekend.

I will be tweeting my thumbs off from the Summit all day tomorrow.  Follow me at twitter.com/NicholasHHorton for live updates.

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The Arkansas Patriot is a conservative organization dedicated to equipping citizens with the truth, insuring transparent government, and encouraging citizens to question their government boldly.  The editor can be reached at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.

Arkansas Voter’s Guide

Our country is at a crossroads. What the voters in Arkansas decide between now and May 18 will play a huge role in determining our government’s direction, both at the state and federal level—if only because the candidates you vote for during the primaries could go on to the general election in November.

However, with so many candidates vying for your vote, how are you to decide which ones best represent your values?  Family Council’s non-partisan voter resource for 20 years, The Arkansas Voter’s Guide, can help you cut through the noise by showing you exactly where candidates stand on the issues.

This year, 72% of the candidates with a primary race in Arkansas completed our comprehensive, 13-question survey, which addresses issues like health care reform, abortion, taxes, illegal immigration, and so on.  Go to ArkansasVotersGuide.com to find our online guide or order free copies of our print guide for your church, organization, or family by calling Family Council at 501-375-7000.

I think you’ll find both our online and print guides helpful and easy to navigate, but I’d like to quickly highlight what makes ArkansasVotersGuide.com so valuable: Continue reading

Information for Arkansas Voters

The Arkansas state and local primary election began May 3rd with the early voting period that runs until May 17th. The primary itself will be on May 18th. As you work to inform yourself as a voter, I recommend the following resources for researching candidates running for state or local (White County) offices.

Searcy Tax Freedom Rally — April 5th at White County Court House

The Searcy Tax Freedom Rally will be held April 5th at the White County Court House in Searcy, AR.

The rally will fire up supporters of lower taxes in Searcy and drive voters into the polls on April 6th to vote early against the A&P “Food” Tax.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Searcy Mayoral candidate Kyle Reeves
  • Searcy Alderman Carl Nutter
  • Searcy City Council candidate Nicholas Horton
  • Searcy City Council candidate Derek Glover
  • U.S. Senate candidate Gilbert Baker
  • Lt. Gov. candidate Mark Darr
  • Gubernatorial candidate Jim Keet

More details are available at the Facebook Event.

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The Arkansas Patriot is a conservative organization dedicated to equipping citizens with the truth, insuring transparent government, and encouraging citizens to question their government boldly.  The editor can be reached at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.

Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher in Searcy, January 26th

Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher is coming to Searcy.  Joe gained national attention during the 2008 Presidential election after a conversation with then-Senator Obama in which Senator Obama famously stated, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”  He went on to stump for McCain-Palin ticket, speaking on small businesses issues and taxes.

Joe will be in Searcy January 26th at the Lightle Center campaigning for Col. Conrad Reynolds for U.S. Senate.  The event begins at 7:30 p.m.


The Arkansas Patriot is a conservative organization dedicated to equipping citizens with the truth, insuring transparent government, and encouraging citizens to question their government boldly.  The editor can be reached at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.

State Rep. Hopeful Refuses to Answer Policy Question

A concerned Searcy citizen submitted this letter to The Patriot:

“I met Jesse Boyce at Congressman Vic Snyder’s recent meeting at the Lightle Center in Searcy.  When I introduced myself to him, realizing he is a candidate for State Representative, I asked him what his personal position is on abortion.  His response: “I’m not going to tell you.” Then I asked him, if he had an opportunity to vote on the abortion issue, how would he vote (pro-choice or pro-life). His response: “I’m not going to tell you.”  Continue reading