Friday, October 18, 2013

New North Carolina LS State Chairman Announced

It is my pleasure to introduce to the membership our incoming State Chair, Harold R. Crews.  An attorney from Walkertown and longtime active NC LS member, Harold will take the NC LS Chair at the end of the Nullify Now! event in Raleigh tomorrow. Please join me in welcoming Harold to this high position of trust and responsibility, and be sure to attend tomorrow’s event to meet and congratulate him!

It has been a great honor, privilege, pleasure and rewarding experience to serve NC LS and I deeply appreciate the confidence of not only Dr. Michael Hill and former State Chair Michael C. Tuggle, but also the support of the NC LS leadership and members across this great State of North Carolina.  Our progress has been tremendous since my first day as chair in November 2007 as the NC LS has become a political force of no small magnitude in our State, and I look forward to Harold continuing this important goal of making NC LS a well-known and respected defender of North Carolina’s political interests. As with former Chair Michael C. Tuggle, this will be free me to pursue other goals of the NC LS and support the Chapter in other areas.

I want to deeply thank Vice Chair Mitch Flinchum for his productive grassroots efforts and connections with the North Carolina Tenth Amendment organization which developed into our participation at tomorrow’s Nullify Now! event in Raleigh. Incoming State Chair Harold Crews has done equally important work in recording NC LS conferences and establishing a video record of our past events – with hardworking members like this the chairperson’s job is easy. Also deserving of many thanks are members Tom Minsel, Alex Cheek, Kearney Smith, Carlton Huffman, Robert Hudgins, Peter Kaufmann, Steve Kropelnicki and Tim Norman. Thanks for all your help in making my chairmanship productive and rewarding!

Always recognizing that we are not a heritage group, but a political action organization, the words of Dr. Hill have rung true to me: “We do not dwell in the past, but the past dwells within us.” We cherish the past, our traditions, and most importantly, the political heritage which we carry in our hearts and defend today at events like Nullify Now!  Let us consider the kind invitation to be involved with this important event as evidence of our political progress, and our emerging position in North Carolina’s political spectrum – let’s continue the momentum.

Thank you very much for your strong support during my tenure!

Bernhard Thuersam, NC LS State Chair

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