District 11 Candidate Forum


The message below was sent to each of our twelve candidates for our Congressional seat currently held by Mark Meadows.  I hope that you will be able to attend AND volunteers are needed to assist in the planning of the event and on the day of the event.  Please email me to let me know of your planned attendance and of your volunteering to help!

Good morning, and thank each of you for your bid to become our next Candidate Forum!    We look forward to meeting each of you and to a good campaign which would enable us to retain this very important seat in Congress.

Our 17 County Chairs have been provided with your contact information and may also contact you with invitations to their individual County events.  Obviously, you may want to attend as many of these events as your schedules would allow.

 The District Executive Committee will be sponsoring one Candidate Forum and hopes that all of you would be available to participate.  Our event is now scheduled for Saturday, January 25 on the campus of A-B Tech in Asheville.  The event will be held in the Ferguson Auditorium (directions attached) from 2-4 pm.  We look forward to having you introduce yourself and to provide us with your vision on the issues facing our District, State and our Country.  Our moderator will be prepared with a number questions and, time permitting, we will entertain written questions from the audience.

 Please respond ASAP to this message:

1) indicating your intention of attending and  

2)providing us with a short bio (4-5 sentences) so that we may distribute this basic information to our voting public prior to the event.


We look forward to a great event – thank you for participating!“


Aubrey Woodard


NC 11th Congressional District GOP



Meet and Greet Madison Cawthorn Candidate for House Distinct 11

Meet and Greet Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 011:00 am to 2pm at the BCGOP HQ’s 18G Regent Park Blvd, Asheville.

Location Map https://www.mapquest.com/us/nc/asheville/28806-3704/18-regent-park-blvd-35.591782,-82.582626


Meet and Greet Lt. Governor Candidate Mark Robinson 1/15

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 01:00 PM Twisted Laurel in Weaverville, NC Join Mark and the team for lunch at Twisted Laurel in Buncombe county for one of our stops on the 100 county statewide tour. We will have campaign materials available! THE BCGOP DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY CANDIDATE PRIOR TO THE GENERAL ELECTION. WE … Read moreMeet and Greet Lt. Governor Candidate Mark Robinson 1/15

Meet and Greet NC Senator Jim Davis

At Buncombe County Republican Party HQ 18G Regent Park Blvd on Jan 11 between the hours of 5pm and 7pm.

Senator Davis is running for the Congressional Seat of District 11.

Location Map https://www.mapquest.com/us/nc/asheville/28806-3704/18-regent-park-blvd-35.591782,-82.582626


Please Call your State Senators and House Members and tell them it is time to NULLIFY the Judges.

Judges can not make law.  We can NULLIFY the Judges opinion.  Please Call your State Senators and House Members and tell them it is time to NULLIFY the Judges.


1. The supremacy clause of the federal Constitution (Art. VI, clause 2) says that only the Constitution, laws made pursuant to the Constitution, and Treaties made under the authority of the United States are the supreme law of the land. Supreme Court “opinions” are NOT part of that supreme law.
2. Supreme court opinions are not “law” — they are OPINIONS on the cases [rightly or wrongly] before the Court. The ONLY ONLY ONLY federal law in this land is: The Constitution, Laws made by Congress which are permitted by the Constitution, and Treaties made by the President and the Senate which are permitted by the Constitution.
Supreme Courts opinions are NOT LAW.
3. But the statists have managed to convince most Americans that the Supreme Court is THE highest law making body in the entire Country. If people would only read our federal Constitution and use their heads, they would have seen through this absurd claim 100 years ago. – Publius Huldah
It is fact that Federal Judges can NOT make law but only issue opinions. As in Article 1, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution it is state that “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States….”. “ALL” meaning the Judges have no legislative powers and therefore have no law making powers. Also, note that on the Supreme Courts website it states OPINIONS and not the words “now law of the land”.
As for N.C. according to the N.C. Constitution in Article II, Legislative, Section 1, Legislative power “The legislative power of the State shall be visited in the General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.” Note, that it gives NO law making (legislative) powers to State judges.
By Publius Huldah
What did our Framers really say we must do when the federal government usurps power?
They never said, “When the federal government ignores the Constitution, amend the Constitution.
They never said, “File a lawsuit and let federal judges decide.”
Instead, they advised two manly remedies. We’ll look at one of them – nullification – in this paper. 1
First, let’s look at the Constitution we have.
Our Federal Government has Enumerated Powers Only
With our federal Constitution, we created a federal government. It is:
  • A federation of sovereign States united under a national government ONLY for those limited purposes itemized in the Constitution;
  • With all other powers reserved by the States or the People.
We listed every power we delegated to the federal government: Most of the powers delegated over the Country at large are listed at Article I, §8, clauses 1-16.
All our Constitution authorizes the federal government to do over the Country at large falls into four categories:
  • Military defense, international commerce & relations;
  • Immigration & naturalization;
  • Domestically, create a uniform commercial system: weights & measures, patents & copyrights, money based on gold & silver, bankruptcy laws, mail delivery & some road building; and
  • With some of the amendments, secure certain civil rights.
That’s basically it! All other powers are reserved by the States or the People. Depending on how you count, Congress only has 18-21 powers over the Country at Large. 2
It is only with respect to the enumerated powers listed in the Constitution that the federal government has lawful authority.
  • If it’s on the list, Congress may make laws about it.
  • But if it’s NOT on the list, Congress usurps power & acts unlawfully when it interferes.
Is “education” on the list of delegated powers? Raising children? Health Care? Environmental regulation? Is most of what they do on the list? Since these are not delegated powers listed in our Constitution, the federal government usurps power and acts unlawfully when it meddles.
So then, what do we do when the federal government usurps powers not on the list? Don’t Submit to Unconstitutional Laws – Nullify Them! 3
Our Framers said the federal government is our “creature” and must obey our Will as enshrined in our Constitution. And when it doesn’t, we must defend the Constitution by invoking our natural right of self-defense:
Alexander Hamilton said in Federalist No. 28 (last 5 paras): [I’m condensing]
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted … [by] … State governments [which] will … afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority…” [emphasis mine]
Hamilton says in Federalist No. 33 (5th para):
“If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify.” [emphasis mine]
Thomas Jefferson said in his draft of The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, 8th Resolution:
“…where powers are assumed which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy: that every State has a natural right in cases not within the compact … to nullify of their own authority all assumptions of power by others within their limits: that without this right, they would be under the dominion, absolute and unlimited, of whosoever might exercise this right of judgment for them…” [emphasis mine]
James Madison commented on this in his Notes on Nullification (1834):
“… the right of nullification meant by Mr. Jefferson is the natural right, which all admit to be a remedy against insupportable oppression…” [emphasis mine]
Note that Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison said nullification is a natural right – it is NOT a “constitutional right”. Rights don’t come from the Constitution – they come from God. 4
HERE is Madison’s “Report of 1799-1800 on the Virginia Resolutions”. He said under his discussion of the 3rd Resolution [I’m condensing]:
  • The States, in their sovereign capacity, are the parties to the constitutional compact; and are thus the final authority on whether the federal government has violated the Constitution. There can be no tribunal above the authority of the States to decide whether the compact made by them has been violated by the federal government. (p 192)
  • That if, when the federal government usurps power, the States don’t stop the usurpation, and thereby preserve the Constitution; there would be no relief from usurped power. This would subvert the Rights of the People as well as betray the fundamental principle of our Founding. (p195)
  • That the Judicial Branch is as likely to usurp as are the other two Branches. Thus, the Sovereign States have as much right to judge the usurpations of the Judicial Branch as they do the Legislative and Executive Branches. (p196)
  • That all 3 Branches of the federal government obtain their delegated powers from the Constitution; and they may not annul the authority of the States. And if the Judicial Branch connives with other Branches in usurping powers, our Constitution will be destroyed. (p196)
  • So the Judicial Branch does not have final say as to the rights of the parties to the constitutional compact. Otherwise, the delegation of judicial power would annul the authority delegating it; and the concurrence of the judicial branch with the other branches in usurping powers, would subvert the Constitution forever. (p196)
In Federalist No. 46, Madison says, respecting unconstitutional acts of the federal government:
  • the People can refuse to cooperate with federal officers [7th para];
  • State officials can oppose the feds [7th para];
  • State Legislatures can invent legislative devices to impede & obstruct the federal government [7th para];
  • States can cooperate in concerted plans of resistance [8th para];
  • States can easily defeat the federal government’s schemes of usurpation [10th para]; and as the last resort,
  • States must defend themselves from the federal government – that’s why the People are armed.
So Jefferson, Hamilton and Madison tell us: When the federal government asks or directs States to do things which aren’t on the list, the proper response is, “No!”
State Governments Must Man Up and Preserve our Constitution.
The Declaration of Independence says at the 7th para that the colonials “opposed with manly firmness” the King’s “invasions on the rights of the people”.

Senator Phil Berger (Rep), Office Phone: 919) 733-5708  Email: Phil.Berger@ncleg.net

Tim Moore Speaker of the House, Phone: 704-739-1221,  Email:Tim.Moore@ncleg.net