Without question forced annexation remains one of the biggest abuses of municipal government in North Carolina. My friend Curtis Wright, who helped to plan and coordinate last week’s Coastal Conservative Conference in Wilmington, wants us to know of the latest violation of citizen rights. Earlier this week the city of Wilmington abused its powers to annex the residents of Monkey Junction. WWAV-TV Video here. In a May 5th letter to Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Daren Bakst of the John Locke Foundation ,details how the city failed to comply with the state’s annexation statute and how such actions may also involve constitutional violations. If this story doesn't make you angry at the unchecked growth of government power, nothing will.