Friday, September 02, 2011

Vernon Robinson—Republican Conservative for North Carolina 8th District

I received an e-mail from Congressional candidate Vernon Robinson yesterday. As I normally do, I then checked out his campaign website. As you know if you read this blog regularly, I’m an issues person. I think Vernon may be the first candidate that I agree with his stance on every issue discussed. I particularly like his position on upholding all sections of Article III of the Constitution. It is also the first time I’ve seen a candidate’s website that openly declares his support for this portion of the Constitution and his desire to use the Constitution to rein in our out-of-control judiciary. I like this candidate!!!

From: Robinson for Congress

“Dear Fellow Conservative,

Although I am a black man, I have nothing in common with Obama other than a good tan. If you are disgusted by Obama's socialist policies that are destroying our country, then I hope you read this letter.

Obama and I have traveled distinctly different paths.

When Obama was consorting with Communist mentors like Frank Marshall Davis, I was earning my Eagle Scout rank.

When Obama was smoking various controlled substances, I was defending our country as an Air Force Officer and Air Force Academy graduate.

When Obama was palling around with terrorist Bill Ayers and attending Jeremiah Wright’s ‘G .. D ... America’ church, I was raising a family.

I am running for Congress to stop the damage Obama and his allies are doing to our country. I will fight for a return to a limited Constitutional Republic with unlimited economic opportunity.

I am pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-guns. I believe that we must secure the border, make English the official language, stop printing ballots in foreign languages, and stop birthright citizenship for illegals and legal visitors.

According to the Rothenburg Report, the 8th District in North Carolina is the district most likely to defeat a Democrat and elect a Republican. Democrat incumbent Larry Kissell is the most vulnerable Congressman in the country.

The only question for you is what kind of a Republican do you want in Congress? Do you want a weak Republican who will fold like a lawn chair or a strong Conservative who will champion Constitutional, limited government principles?

I am running in the 8th District to be your conservative voice in Washington.

You may not have heard of me yet, but look what the Left has said about me.

The Raleigh News and Observer columnist Barry Saunders said that I am the spiritual heir of Jesse Helms.

The Winston-Salem Journal declared in a column, ‘Jesse Helms is back. This time he’s BLACK.’

Liberal Keith Olbermann declared me the 2nd worst person in the world.

But how can you be sure that I will stick to my guns, if elected?

During my eight years on the Winston-Salem City Council, I had a consistent track record of conservative leadership for limited government. I have fought big spending. I opposed every tax increase. I defended the local Boy Scouts from a few homosexual activists. I even voted against my largest donor and best friend because they both wanted corporate welfare. You know what I’ll do in Washington because I’ve already done it at home.

I am already under attack by the Far Left and their ‘useful idiots’ in the drive-by media. People for the American Way, a liberal activist organization, has already targeted my campaign.

I am ready for the fight, my friend, but I cannot win it without your help.

I do not come from money. My father was a Tuskegee Airman, my mother was a nurse, and I have devoted much of my life to public service. I have no quarrel with those whose entrepreneurial pursuits have netted them tremendous financial rewards—even speculators like George Soros, I am just not one of them.

I hate asking for contributions, but I’ve been around elections long enough to have learned this simple truth: if I do not ask you for money, a liberal Democrat will have this seat in Congress next year. I have to rely on the contributions and prayers of thousands of likeminded Americans like you, in the hope that you care enough about the values we share to contribute to the effort.

I must rely on great American Patriots like you to donate to my campaign. Your contribution is the fuel in the fight to save our Republic. Whether it’s $25, $50, or $2500, the legal limit, a donation of any size will help me continue to do the hard work of freedom and defeat Larry Kissell.

Thank you for your support in advance.

For God and Country,

Vernon Robinson

P.S. Did I mention our country is broke and that our government is borrowing 41 cents for every dollar spent? We must cut up the credit card, stop the spending spree, and repeal Obamacare and all of the rest of Obama’s policies that are killing jobs.Your contribution today will help me get my message to the voters.

Snail mail donations are payable to Robinson for Congress and may be sent to 1610 Bridges Drive, High Point NC 27262

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Vernon Lucius Robinson is an American candidate for U.S. Congress and former Winston Salem City Council member. He is known for his controversial campaign ads during two unsuccessful Congressional campaigns, which were criticized as homophobic, racist, and libelous by left-leaning political gossip websites, such as Wonkette. In right-leaning publications, he has been defended as an outspoken, genuine and fair-minded conservative candidate. He has been described as a perennial candidate in the traditional print press and in Right Wing Watch, a blog associated with People for the American Way. (A leftist organization!—my addition)

Robinson’s numerous campaigns for office have included runs for North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction (1996), state Senate (1998), state House of Representatives (2002), U.S. Congress (2004, 5th District, NC), Chair of the NC Republican Party (2005), and U.S. Congress (2006, 13th District, NC). He served two terms on Winston-Salem’s City Council as one of only two Republicans. In 2005 he was defeated by Democrat Molly Leight, garnering 922 votes against her 1,665. Criticism mounting up to his loss included his 2004 placement of a 1-ton Ten Commandments and Bill of Rights monument at City Hall (which had to be removed [NOT according to the U.S. Constitution!—my addition]). Robinson congratulated his opponent and spoke of his service as a councilmember. ‘I’m proud that I was sort of a watchdog on the council,’ he said.

According to a November 1, 2005, Winston Salem Journal article, of the 15 public safety committee meetings held during the preceding 2 years, Robinson missed seven, even though he was the committee’s vice chair. During the same time period, Robinson also missed 20 of the 22 meetings of the public works committee, of which he was a member.

During the 1990s and 2000s, Robinson crusaded for school choice legislation as a measure to improve North Carolina public schools. As President of an education reform foundation, he authored articles on the topic, which were published in nonpartisan public policy digests.

Vernon Robinson was a candidate in the 2004 primary for the Republican nomination for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district. He placed first in the July 20 primary before losing a runoff in August; the seat was being vacated by Richard Burr.

During the campaign, the Winston-Salem Journal, in an editorial criticizing Robinson, declared: ‘Jesse Helms is back! And this time, he’s black.’ The Journal was attempting to chastise Robinson by comparing him to the very conservative ex-U.S. Senator, Jesse Helms. This editorial actually encouraged conservative support to rally around Robinson.

Moreover, Robinson's campaign adopted the quote as a campaign slogan.

His 2004 campaign highlighted several issues, especially illegal immigration. In fact, his campaign really began a year earlier when he was the keynote speaker at an anti-illegal-alien rally in front of the Mexican consulate in Raleigh. His campaign, once underway, included one radio advertisement that was temporarily removed from radio stations due to concerns regarding Federal Election Commission and Federal Communications Commission regulations. The advertisement ended with a message in Spanish which translates to ‘Yo, gringo! This episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ was paid for by Robinson for Congress.’ The radio station, WSJS, was concerned that the FEC and/or FCC might take issue with the non-English disclaimer, as the rest of the ad was in English. To avoid possibly being construed as biased, WSJS pulled all ads for the 5th District Primary.

After Robinson decided to change the disclaimer to be in English with the above text, WSJS restored the modified ad, and with it, all 5th District ads. The guideline with which WSJS was concerned required the organization paying for a political advertisement to be disclosed. In defending his ad, Robinson said, according to the Winston-Salem Journal, ‘I think there might be a debate about ‘paid for’ (being understood), but ‘Robinson for Congreso’ is clear.’

Robinson takes a socially conservative stance on a number of other issues. He campaigned at gun shows in the 5th District. Robinson frequently charged his primary opponents as being big tax-raisers and homosexual rights supporters. Jack Kemp initially endorsed Robinson, but withdrew his endorsement when Robinson supported strong enforcement of immigration laws.

In an eight-way primary for the Republican nomination, Robinson pulled 24% of the vote, finishing first and ahead of well-funded candidates but falling short of the 40% threshold required to avoid a runoff. Therefore, in August, Robinson faced off against second-place primary finisher Virginia Foxx, who also was a social conservative. He polled 45% against Foxx. Foxx went on to win the general election over Democrat Jim Harrell, Jr.. (She is still in Congress representing the 5th District—my addition.) early 2006, Robinson announced he would again seek to become a member of the Congressional delegation from North Carolina. He sought to run against Congressman Mel Watt in the heavily Democratic 12th Congressional District. Although he does not live in the 12th, his children go to school in the 12th’s portion of Winston-Salem.

On February 28, the last day to file for office in North Carolina, Robinson withdrew as a candidate in the 12 District and filed to run in the more competitive 13th District, against incumbent Congressman Brad Miller. The 13th doesn’t include any part of Winston-Salem; while members of the House are not required to live in the district they represent, it has become a strong convention that they do so. Robinson defended his candidacy in this district by saying he had several donors from the 13th in 2004 and that he was motivated by a desire to defeat Miller. Winning 63% of the vote, Robinson won a May 2 primary against two relatively unknown candidates.

Robinson’s campaign featured:

1) immigration issues, including a radio ad that features mariachi music

2) his opponent’s personal life

3) challenges to Miller’s priorities, accusing him of ‘deny[ing] our soldiers the body armor they need" and ‘instead of spending money on sickle-cell research’, voting to spend ‘money to study the sex lives of Vietnamese prostitutes in San Francisco’; FactCheck ‘found the ad misleading on several counts.’ (Which were?—my addition)

4) a soundbite from Bill Cosby in an ad called a ‘lesson in tough love’ that ends with the assertion that ‘the biggest problem facing blacks today isn’t slavery or racism, it’s the destruction of the family; the answer isn’t racial quotas or a government handout, it’s personal responsibility’ (Very TRUE!!!—my addition)

In August 2011, Vernon Robinson launched a new official campaign website, announcing his candidacy for the 8th Congressional district in North Carolina. He summarized his positions on the issues on his new site and stated, ‘I believe there is no more pressing issue regarding national survival than the issue of our exploding national debt. We cannot allow the Obama Administration and Washington insiders to spend money that we do not have with an IOU drawn off the backs of our grandchildren. This is fiscal child abuse and changes our country’s motto from ‘Home of the Brave’ to ‘No Child Left a Dime.’”

Vernon Robinson’s “Issues” page:


“national debt & deficit SPENDING:

I believe there is no more pressing issue regarding national survival than the issue of our exploding national debt. We cannot allow the Obama Administration and Washington insiders to spend money that we do not have with an IOU drawn off the backs of our grandchildren. This is fiscal child abuse and changes our country’s motto from ‘Home of the Brave’ to ‘No Child Left a Dime.’ It is unconscionable that our Congress continues to borrow 41 cents of every dollar it spends. Our country is broke. Only by limiting spending to the enumerated powers of the Congress in the Constitution will we resolve this spending crisis. You need a Congressman who will vote against unbalanced budgets, tax increases, and wasteful extravagances by Washington politicians and bureaucrats. I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling. The national debt is too high now. It must be reduced. The survival and prosperity of our country are at stake.

taxes, growth, & Jobs:

I believe that taxes are too high and need to be reduced. High tax rates stifle growth, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity. Excessive Federal regulation decreases the ability of American companies to compete on the international stage. As an elected official, I never voted for a tax increase, and never will. I have always fought against oppressive governmental regulation of the private sector. I believe big government is a threat to personal freedom, so I will always support lowering tax rates on individuals and corporations and reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens. The Communist Chinese government taxes corporations at a lower level than does the Obama administration (25% vs. 35%). We must shrink the government to grow the economy. I oppose Obama’s ‘spread the wealth’ ideology and believe that the way to stimulate economic growth is to enhance the liberty of American taxpayers.

Energy policy:

I believe that we must pursue a policy of cheap and abundant energy, which drives the engine of our economy. America has abundant natural resources which the Obama administration, in order to placate special interest groups, has put under lock and key. If a foreign power imposed the Obama energy policy on the United States, we could consider it an act of war. I support removing the restrictions on Gulf oil and gas production, opening up new opportunities of fossil fuel production, and streamlining the permitting process for small and modular nuclear reactors. I will work to remove barriers to other energy sources without Federal subsidies. These measures will not only lower our energy prices but will also create over a million highly-paid new jobs.


I believe that markets are the most efficient and effective way to decrease costs and increase quality in our healthcare system. I will work from Day One to repeal and defund Obamacare.


I believe in the Constitutional authority of the Second Amendment that clearly and explicitly protects the rights of Americans to own, carry, and use firearms. Any governmental action to suppress the right of Americans to bear arms is an affront to the original intent of the Founding Fathers. As your Congressman, I will oppose any and all attempts to infringe on your Second Amendment rights because these rights protect us against tyranny.


I believe that our country’s porous borders and lax enforcement of immigration laws imperil our national security. Our insufficient border control provides a frightening opportunity for terrorists to do incalculable damage to our country. I will work to secure the borders, make English the official language of the United States, use e-verify to deny employment to illegal aliens, block illegals from attending public colleges and universities, deny Federal funds to sanctuary cities and institutions, oppose amnesty, and end birthright citizenship for illegal aliens.

life & Marriage:

I believe in the sanctity of innocent human life. I am convinced that life begins at conception and that it is the duty of the state to preserve and protect life. I oppose any and all efforts for the taxpayers to be forced to fund abortions. I will oppose the new Obama administration regulations that compel health care providers to act contrary to their conscience. In addition, I strongly support a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

national defense:

I believe in peace through strength. As a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, I am strongly committed to Ronald Reagan’s dictum that no nation was ever attacked for being too strong. General Douglas MacArthur famously said, ‘There is no substitute for victory.’ Barack Hussein Obama steadfastly refuses even to use the word ‘victory.’ As your Congressman, I will insist that if the services of our brave young men and women are needed overseas to defend American interests, that Congress declares war, that the mission will be defined, that our aim will be victory, and that the troops’ return will be as quick as possible. To that end, we need to bring the troops home and defend the borders of the United States.


I believe in the first principle from our nation’s Declaration of Independence: ‘All men are created equal.’ Therefore, I will oppose racial preferences and set-asides in education, employment, and contracts. As a City Councilman, I voted to pursue a color-blind system for contract bid applications. I was also successful in litigating against the University of North Carolina system to eliminate black-only scholarships at public universities. I believe America is a land of opportunity for all people and that racial preferences only hold us back.

Reining in the Federal judiciary:

I believe in using the provisions of Article III, Sections 2 and 3, of the Constitution to reign in the out-of-control men and women in black robes who populate the Federal judiciary. I will work to limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts from hearing cases and controversies pertaining to certain issues like birthright citizenship and prayer in schools. I support impeaching judges for usurpation and legislating from the bench.

If you want to stand with Vernon on these pressing issues, then please contribute to his campaign today.

After reading the issues section above, I sent the following e-mail through the ‘contact’ page:

“‘I believe in using the provisions of Article III, Sections 2 and 3, of the Constitution to rein in the out-of-control men and women in black robes who populate the Federal judiciary. I will work to limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts from hearing cases and controversies pertaining to certain issues like birthright citizenship and prayer in schools. I support impeaching judges for usurpation and legislating from the bench.’

Amen! I've been campaigning for this for several years. Particularly, Article III, Section 2, paragraph 2: “In ALL Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have ORIGINAL Jurisdiction.” Inferior federal court judges who take jurisdiction in cases where a State is a party should be impeached in the House for violating their oath of office!

I write a political blog at and tomorrow morning my post will be about your campaign. Have success! Let’s restore the Constitution and take back the nation!!!”

Also from the website:

“The New 8th Congressional District in North Carolina

By Administrator, on Aug 7, 2011

In what media outlets are calling a ‘redistricting bonanza,’ North Carolina GOP legislators have approved new US Congressional districts that target four current Democrat office-holders. The redrawn lines have jeopardized the incumbencies of current Congressmen Larry Kissell (D-8), Brad Miller (D-13), Mike McIntyre (D-7), and Heath Shuler (D-11).

The potential for North Carolina to pick up three to four seats in the 2012 elections will keep national attention riveted on Congressional campaigns in the Old North State.”

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” (Last sentence of the Declaration of Independence)

It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!

It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!

It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!