Bob Luddy

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Bob Luddy is president of CaptiveAire, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Debt and Deficits: They’re Unsustainable


The most important issue facing America today is the national debt and increasing federal deficits. Our national debt now exceeds yearly gross domestic product (GDP). The U.S is the wealthiest country in the world, but our government has the largest spending deficits and national debt in recorded history. The budget deficit in FY 2018 was […]

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Federal Intervention Is a Killer


The next time an ambitious politician suggests an intervention by the Federal Government to solve an important issue of the day, we must remember Caveat emptor — let the buyer beware. Let us consider the adverse impact of federal funding and regulation of the healthcare, college tuition, and college textbook industries. Government intervention is a primary […]

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Authentic Reform in the Catholic Church


We are living through one of the great crises of the modern Church. Since the turn of the century the crisis has only worsened. It must be addressed now. Catholic Laity are struggling to reform and resolve the sex scandal, which has engulfed the Catholic Church and unfortunately includes priests, bishops, and cardinals. The Pope, […]

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Letters From Catholic Mothers (Part III)


Today we present our third installment of letters from mothers living in the diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. (For part one, click here; part two, here.) These faithful Catholics have drawn the line and expect real leadership from their bishop, a sentiment Brittany Makely, author of today’s missive, couldn’t be more clear in expressing. The […]

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Letters From Catholic Mothers (Part II)


Yesterday we ran the first of these letters. Today we include two more, from mothers in the Raleigh, N.C. diocese to which I belong as well. These women further reflect the important voice the laity is giving to Catholic reactions to the unconscionable behavior of Church leadership. Catholic believers are out to defend their faith […]

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Letters From Catholic Mothers


Pope Francis’s ongoing refusal to respond to the allegations of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò continues to cause great harm to the church and the laity. The Catholic News Agency reports on the evidence received by the Vatican as far back as 2000. The Catholic Church has existed for two thousand years because its teachings are directly […]

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An Open Letter to the Catholic Bishops


One of the most important responsibilities of our society is to nurture, teach, and protect our children. We are failing our children at many levels, especially because we are not protecting our youth from pedophiles and predators. Last week, a Pennsylvania grand jury reported that several hundred Catholics priests might be predators. The Catholic Church […]

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A Global Trade War Will Do Us No Good


President Trump’s trade policies are beginning to have a negative impact both here at home and abroad. Take, for example, Harley Davidson’s recent decision to move part of their production overseas after the EU, in response to Trump’s tariffs, raised the tariffs on Harley motorcycles from 6% to a massive 32%. This great American company is being compromised […]

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Tariffs Are Taxes — and a Political and Economic Killer


America was founded in 1776 with a clear mission to create the world’s first truly free society. Freedom of religion, interstate trade, and unalienable rights provided citizens the ability to thrive and blossom. The great experiment produced unthinkable abundance and made America the greatest example of a unilateral free trade zone in world history. Fifty states […]

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Calvin Coolidge, Honorary Founder


Calvin Coolidge was the great successor of our Founders, maintaining many of their principles. He respected human dignity and Judeo-Christian traditions, he was courageous, and he practiced saying, “No.” He fostered a limited government that was stable and predictable. Ultimately, he understood and supported the freedom and the liberty to live, worship, and create as the foundations of prosperity and peace.

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