A Dark Day for North Carolina

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.

In the Herald-Sun:

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.

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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.

Comments

This is just the tip of their iceberg.

What they don't say . . . because they know they'd never be elected by a majority of North Carolinians . . . is that they want to outlaw safe and legal abortion, and criminalize women and doctors who are involved in abortions. They also want to teach Christianity in public schools, fund more faith-based programs at tax-payer expense, build more jails, execute more people, and screw the mentally ill and poor.

These are the Tarheel Taliban, pure and simple. And here I thought we were fighting them over there so we wouldn't have to fight them at home.

holy crap

-A Constitutional Amendment limiting the duration of legislative sessions

not a bad idea, Republicans cant get anything good passed no matter how much time they have.

-Provide term limits for the office of President Pro Tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives

But not the members? Idiots

-Make English the official language of government business in North Carolina

Heck no

-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

Hooray fear

-Require a valid photo ID be shown when voting

Stupid poor people and old people. They should know not to want to vote.

-Use national tests to evaluate student performance

We should trust REPUBLICANS to objectively measure performance? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

-Create a merit pay program for effective teachers

How should we measure effectiveness? What about teachers who start with the worst students? What about teachers who start with a room full of 4th graders who all work at a 6th grade level?

-Lift the cap on public charter schools

And so we get to the real "education" agenda

-Eliminate North Carolina’s “Death Tax”

Why?

- Establish a Taxpayer Protection Act for North Carolinians

Why?

-Amend North Carolina's Constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Fear mongering again. Here is a hint: ITS ALREADY ILLEGAL

-Enact meaningful medical malpractice reforms.

In other words: Screw over patients so that doctors have no responsibility for their own actions. Oh the irony.

-Amend North Carolina’s Constitution to protect private property from being taken for economic development

What about using public funds for private economic developement? Is that Ok? (everybody wave to Chucky)

- Require every person charged with a felony to provide a DNA sample for the State’s DNA database

Hello police state

- Make fetal murder a crime in North Carolina (Laci Peterson’s Law)

Fetal murder? The conservative framing is weak with these puppets.

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"Keep the Faith"

Unconstitutional; Typical Republican

-- Require every person charged with a felony to provide a DNA sample for the State’s DNA database

Notice the word "charged" and not "convicted". No way that that would pass Constitutional muster. Why do Republicans hate the American principle of "innocent until proven guilty"?

The Money Quote

"You'd have to acknowledge that the Democrats have more money than we do," Berger said.

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