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Dear Readers,

Every two years, the United States again embarks on the greatest experiment the world
has ever seen. !at experiment is the practice of self-governance, the recognition that
government is derived from the will of the people. !is November, we will again take to
the ballot boxes to elect representatives of the people to guide this great nation through an
increasingly chaotic world in our Midterm Elections. The Mighty Midterm, while often
viewed as less important than Presidential Elections, has far reaching impacts on the nature
of our government and the future of our people.

After years of gridlock and far-left policies in”uencing the hallowed halls of our government,
we face the chance during this election season to begin anew. !is Midterm has been
described by many as the most important election of our lives, and it very well may be. With
the increased threat of terrorism abroad and failed healthcare, economic, and immigration
policies at home, citizens across this nation have the chance to elect new leaders who will
better represent them and lead this nation back onto a prosperous path. Yet, out of all
the Midterm Elections taking place this November, perhaps the most important is the
upcoming election for the United States Senate here in North Carolina. Voters have the
choice between Kay Hagan, a strong ally of President Obama, Speaker Tom Tillis, a
conservative stalwart who, for the last two years, has led the North Carolina Legislature, and
libertarian maverick Sean Haugh, an unlikely, but persistent Libertarian party candidate.
In this issue, the Staff at the Carolina Review will give you a comprehensive overview of the
Senate Election, breaking down the issues and scouring the candidates’ records. From the
handling of ISIS to education policy within the state, no issue will be left untouched. So,
without further ado, please enjoy our October issue, the Mighty Midterm, and remember
to get out and vote this November!

Lux Libertas,

Frank Pray
Editor-In-Chief

October 2014 Issue

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