US Congressman Patrick McHenry To Visit Columbus NC

***Media Advisory***

Congressman McHenry’s Staff to Hold Office Hours in Columbus
Polk County Constituents Invited to Visit with Issues or Concerns

Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Polk County on Friday, August 22nd from 2:00 – 5:00pm at the Womack Building – 40 Courthouse Street in Columbus.

Roger Kumpf, McHenry’s Regional Director for Polk County, will be available to meet with constituents who have issues with federal agencies including Social Security, veterans affairs, and immigration.  He will also be there to listen to any concerns that constituents have with federal policy or pending legislation before Congress.  Kumpf will then relay these concerns to Congressman McHenry.

Congressman McHenry’s staff holds regular office hours in each county of the Tenth District.

McHenry maintains district offices in Gastonia, Hickory and Black Mountain.


Polk County NC Voter Registration Information


Dates for this November’s election include the last day to register to vote OR change voter affiliation is Oct. 10th

Voter registration can be done at the Polk County Board of Elections Office, located on the second floor of the Womack building in Columbus between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Mail in voter registration must be postmarked by Oct. 10



Prime Rib Dinner – September 6th – Must RSVP

We will be hosting two excellent speakers at our Prime Rib Dinner.  The dinner will be held at the Polk County Middle School.  The first speaker is Ralph Hise.  He is our North Carolina Senator.  He will update us on the latest issues being attacked in the North Carolina Senate.

Our second speaker is William Forstchen.  He is the author of over forty books.  However, the one that excites people most is “One Second After”.  It is a mind changing book about what might happen to our south eastern states in the event of an EMP, (Electro-Magnetic Pulse).

We will be honoring long-standing of the Polk County Republican party for their years of effort.

You won’t want to miss this exciting event…and Roast Beef dinner at $15? 

Their biographies:
Ralph Hise
William Forstchen

Prime Rib Dinner

Pat McCrory – Special Statement

Special Edition Newsletter

August 14, 2014



This morning, the Raleigh News and Observer ran a blaring, top of the fold account of a story that overstates, misleads and gives a false impression that I did something ethically wrong regarding my Statement of Economic Interest filing. In fact, just the opposite occurred. 


I truthfully disclosed that I had divested my retirement savings of any utility stocks before April 15, 2014 on my required ethics (SEI) forms. Not only did I do this on this form, but I notified the media at that time that I submitted the report and the media first reported it several months ago.  


The form was filled out based on an interpretation from my legal counsel that the information should be current as of April 15, 2014. Following his discussion with staff for the State Ethics Commission, it was clarified that disclosure should be based upon ownership as of December 31, 2013. When we determined our interpretation was incorrect, we immediately took steps to correct it.  The utility stocks were divested to stop the constant, repeated, false and unfounded political rhetoric challenging my character via the media.  


I am proud of my public and private record of accomplishment and high ethical standards. 

Some Humor To Help You Through The Day

Three guys walk into a restaurant …..


A Republican, in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. The Republican looked across the restaurant and asked,”Is that Jesus sitting over there?”


The waitress nodded “yes!” So, the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him.


The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back. He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea. He also glanced across the restaurant and asked, “Is that Jesus, over there?”


The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of hot tea, “My treat.”


The third patron, to come into the restaurant, was a Democrat on crutches. He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, “Hey there honey! How’s about getting me a cold mug of Miller Light!” He, too, looked across the restaurant and asked, “Isn’t that God’s boy over there?”


The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Jesus a cold beer. “On my bill,” he said loudly so everyone in the restaurant could hear.


As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, “For your kindness, you are healed.” The Republican felt the strength come back into his legs, got up and began to praise the Lord.


Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, “For your kindness, you are healed.” The Libertarian felt his back straightening up, he raised his hands and he, too, began to praise the Lord.


Then, Jesus walked, with a huge smile on his face, towards the Democrat. The Democrat jumped up and yelled, “Don’t touch me……. I’m on disability.”


For Those Who Understand, No Explanation is necessary.


For Those Who Do Not Understand, no explanation is possible

Subsidies to ObamaCare Only Through State Exchanges

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, often described as the second-highest court in the land, could rule on Halbig v. Burwell as early as tomorrow.

Halbig is one of four lawsuits challenging the legality of the health-insurance subsidies the IRS is dispensing in the 36 states that did not establish a health-insurance Exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare,” and thus have Exchanges established by the federal government.

Though the PPACA repeatedly states those subsidies are available only “through an Exchange established by the State,” and there are indications IRS officials knew they did not have the authority to issue subsidies through federal Exchanges, the IRS is dispensing billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies through federal Exchanges anyway.
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Common Core and Communism

“We must create out of the younger generation a generation of Communists. We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good Communists…. We must remove the children from the crude influence of their families. We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them. From the first days of their lives they will be under the healthy influence of Communist children’s nurseries and schools. There they will grow up to be real Communists.”

— Communist Party Education Workers Congress 1918


Barber’s ‘Morality’ Based On Government Violence

Recent comments from Rev. William Barber, self-appointed spokesman for the “Moral Monday” protests and leader of the NC state chapter of the NAACP, confirm that his vision for society endorses an aggressive use of violence against innocent individuals, and seeks to negate morality itself.

At a convention of far-left activists last week, Barber told the audience he is “bothered” by politicians citing “freedom” to campaign against an over-reaching government. Indeed, Barber for years has lobbied for massive government programs under the cloak of “justice,” while characterizing as immoral any talk of individual liberty and free markets.

“Our deepest moral traditions declare that the true challenge of society is not private charity but public policy that impacts how people exist every day of our lives,” declared Barber.

“Morality” and “justice,” according to Barber, can only be achieved through political means.

To evaluate these claims, we can compare the two institutional frameworks constituting the hero and villain in Barber’s narrative: government versus voluntary free markets featuring private charity.

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