It would be a dark day for North Carolina if the GOP ever won control of the NC General Assembly. Want a preview of their intentions if it did happen? Read on, but brace yourself, it isn't pretty. Or surprising, since it is the usual GOP agenda based on GREED and FEAR.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Likely to be outspent in the November elections and hurt by negative opinions of their colleagues on Capitol Hill, state Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their plans for what they will do if they win control of their chamber for the first time in a century.
Berger and other GOP leaders said Tuesday that if they ran the Senate they would allow votes on proposed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage, toughening eminent domain rules and limiting government spending.
The Senate Republicans also pledge in their 10-point "North Carolina First" plan to bring to a vote bills that would end in-state community college tuition rates for illegal immigrants; give merit pay to the best teachers; and reduce gasoline, sales and income taxes.
The AP article is the kinder, gentler version of this. For the red meat version of the 10 Point Plan, go directly to the source: www.ncgop.org/home/index.asp
Some of the "highlights":
-A Constitutional Amendment limiting the duration of legislative sessions
-Provide term limits for the office of President Pro Tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives
-Make English the official language of government business in North Carolina
-End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at North Carolina Community Colleges
-Stop welfare and entitlement benefits for illegal immigrants
-Stop illegal immigrants from receiving or renewing North Carolina Driver’s licenses
-Require a valid photo ID be shown when voting
-Use national tests to evaluate student performance
-Create a merit pay program for effective teachers
-Lift the cap on public charter schools
-Eliminate North Carolina’s “Death Tax”
- Establish a Taxpayer Protection Act for North Carolinians
-Amend North Carolina's Constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman.
-Enact meaningful medical malpractice reforms.
-Amend North Carolina’s Constitution to protect private property from being taken for economic development
- Require every person charged with a felony to provide a DNA sample for the State’s DNA database
- Make fetal murder a crime in North Carolina (Laci Peterson’s Law)
Be afraid. Be very afraid.