A Conservative Energy Security Plan for NC

August 18, 2009

I believe that North Carolina as as State can become energy independent in our own right, all the while solving a host of problems from the economic market, to the impending doom of our tobacco farmers and industry.

Over the next 20 to 30 years, renewable biofuels will naturally begin to grow in prominence in our fuels matrix, as “dying commodity” fossil fuels begin a slow exponential climb in costs over the next century.  The Federal push for biofuels, while probably creating a bubble economy, will reduce the market entry barriers for enterprises seeking a part of this market.  What is likely to follow is a 10 to 20 year “green bubble” following which only the most fit technologies survive.

As it happens, the current oil of choice for biofuels is corn, but corn is one of the worse oils for motors.  One of the best oils for motors, is hemp oil.  Hemp is currently illegal to produce in the United States because it would have interfered with the pulp market of a certain tree baron into paper in the 1930’s.  Hemp is non-psychoactive, and has been used for 1000’s of years for food, fuel, and clothing.  George Washington himself, as well as Thomas Jefferson, grew hemp as a cash crop.

As it happens, the perfect conditions for hemp production are identical to those for tobacco production, except that hemp may need fewer rotations in the soil.

I believe that as the market for tobacco withers, replace those fields with hemp for oil for biofuels production, bring in a company to process into fuel, and over time convert our tobacco industry into a hemp-oil based biofuel industry.

If it pays off, then NC Agriculture may well become wealth again, in a way that makes NC the nation’s next Saudi Arabia.

The best part is, it doesn’t have to be regulated into existence.

Revoke/claim 10th Amendment privilege over industrial hemp production, making it legal in NC to grow hemp.  Hire a lobby org to entice a company to come in and start processing the hemp into oil, and a company to come in and start processing hemp oil, distilling the ethyl alcohol, and producing biofuel ready to pump into a fuel tank.  Hire an Ag lobby to ask tobacco farmers to start diversifying, and growing hemp for oil to sell to the oil and fuel production companies.

Revoke 1 law and hire 2 lobbies is the end of government involvement.  A Conservative energy plan for North Carolina, that may make us one of the most prosperous, and energy-secure states in the union over the next 40 years.

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My Mission in the NC State House

August 8, 2009

My primary mission in the NC State House, will be to restore the proper relationship between the citizens and our government.

For far too long in our Constitutionally Representative Democratic Republic, those whom we have elected to office of every party have neglected to pay heed to the opinions of their constituents, nor to the Constitutional Law which represents all the citizens everywhere.  They pay lip service to feedback, but when the rubber meets the road and 85% of the citizens are against a bill, they vote for it anyway.  Their lips are near to the Constitution when they need to be, but their principles are absent when it comes to a vote. Ladies and gentlemen, citizens of North Carolina, it is time for this to change.

The path to positive change is found in restoring the Constitutional order, which will restore all of those abused powers back into the hands of We The People, where they rightfully belong.  This path is paved in a series of five legislative Acts, which will restore freedom and independence in the realms of energy, healthcare, firearms, State’s rights, and in individually reserved powers.

Energy Independence and Freedom Act
Healthcare Freedom Act
Firearms Freedom Act
10th Amendment State Sovereignty Act
9th Amendment Reserved Powers Act

The passage of these five Acts will not only bring about revolutionary change in the way government business is run, but will also spur the kind of innovation, entrepreneurship, and productivity that has been the hallmark of economic recovery around the world for the last millennium.

Join forces with me, and whether it only takes a single session of the State Assembly, or if it takes 5, or 10; together:

we will: restore personal market oriented liberty
we will: restore Doctor/Patient independence
we will: preserve the right of citizens to bear arms
we will: return to the States their rightful say
we will: reclaim the principle of Constitutional liberty

Glen Bradley in 2010
for NC State House district 49

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Bradley for NC State House

June 18, 2009

OK Ladies and Gentlemen, I am writing today to report that I will, in fact, be running for North Carolina State House District 49 in 2010.

My Primary election opponent is likely to be Keith Sherron, and my General election opponent will be Lucy T. Allen.

I had originally intended to run in 2012, following my term in office as the Franklin County GOP’s First Vice Chairman.  I had no desire to do what I felt like was ‘shirking’ my responsibility in that party office in order to run for public office.  However many people have come up to me to urge me to push my plans up to 2010 on account of redistricting.

Quite frankly, I agree that redistricting is important enough to go ahead and make a run for it in 2010.  We have to put an end to the Democrat gerrymandering in North Carolina, and we have to stand up and force our legislature to abide by the NC State Law which states that US and State Congressional districts must not break county lines.

As it stands, the current NC districting scheme is in direct violation of North Carolina state law, and these laws have been flagrantly and willfully violated in order to accomplish a liberal stranglehold on a mostly conservative state.

This kind of intentional thwarting of the will of the people flies in the face of the laws of our Republic, and violates the democratic process to it’s fullest extent.  It is time that We The People stood up and said enough is enough!  If the citizens of North Carolina are going to be held to account to State law, then we citizens must stand up and likewise hold our lawmakers to account to State law.  No more can we sit silently by and allow them to maintain a double standard, violating the law with impunity, in order to unjustly hold on to power that rightfully belongs to the people of North Carolina.

When I am elected to the NC State House to represent you, my two primary goals for the 2010-2012 session will be:

1) to advocate for fair, community based redistricting that complies with state law and that does not favor EITHER of the political parties, but instead favors the PEOPLE of North Carolina, and

2) to introduce and push for State legislation protecting the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 10th Amendment rights of North Carolina citizens against federal encroachment and overreach.

In protecting NC Citizen’s 1st Amendment rights, I will push for the adoption of school choice acts, including charter schools, voucher systems, and homeschooling.

In protecting NC Citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights, I will introduce a North Carolina Firearms Freedom Act similar to the Montana FFA that has passed in their state legislature.

In protecting NC Citizen’s 4th Amendment rights, I will introduce and advocate for bills rejecting compliance with RealID and the Patriot Acts.

In protecting NC Citizen’s 9th and 10th Amendment rights, I will support and agitate for bills recognizing NC State and Citizen sovereignty and restoring the Constitutional Order.

Stay tuned to this blog, I will soon edit it with links to my opponents websites as well as a website of my own.

And thank you for your time and support.

Sincerely,

Glen Bradley

PS – Until I have a proper system set up to receive donations electronically, you can send check or money order to:

Glen Bradley for NC State House District 49
Campaign Headquarters
Attn: Treasurer, Jacque Esslinger
144 Ridgewood Road
Youngsville, NC 27596

As you may imagine, this will not be an easy race, and every penny helps.  Clearly, our state, our nation, and our families are in a difficult financial position.  I will be facing an extremely well funded Democrat in the 2010 General Election, and in order to get the message out, I will need your help.

Thank you so much, and Semper Fidelis

Glen Bradley