John Locke Foundation to meet twice with Haywood citizens

By Grass Roots WNC | May 16, 2014
Photo by: John Locke Foundation

The John Locke Foundation will be in town for two meetings next week — 6 p.m. Monday, May 19, and 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the USDA Agricultural Extension Agency located at 589 Raccoon Rd. The meetings will provide an N.C. legislative update — a  public forum focusing on recent activities in Raleigh from the General Assembly. All ages are invited to attend. This is a non-political event in a dynamic informational format.

A North Carolina-based free-market think tank, the John Locke Foundation has studied these issues. Becki Gray, JLF vice president for outreach, will help address these and other questions. Her presentation will help Haywood County voters and taxpayers make more informed decisions about the issues facing North Carolina in the near future.

"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session." — Mark Twain (1866)

Topics that may be addressed at the meeting include tax reforms and how they affect Haywood County.

The evening meeting will also cover education reforms that have been in the news lately — a second opinion may be appropriate. The JLF can bring us up to date on recent legislation.

Quite a stir was created recently with the release of the report “An Occupancy Tax Increase? Haywood County already has a million dollars annually from existing tax.”

This research aligns with a more free market approach to the economy, encouraging a reduction in excessive regulations that destroy good jobs (such as Evergreen) and discussing the importance of protecting our personal rights from the expansion of governments.

These discussion topics are a healthy viewpoint for America.

Many in Haywood will enjoy meeting with two vice-presidents from the John Locke Foundation, Becki Gray and Kory Swanson.

Everyone is invited to attend. Light supper fare will be available.