Carl Ford seeks to quash due process for school boards

Crazy Carl Ford, who brought you the infamous "establish state religion" bill, now plans to file a bill to prevent local school boards from being able to sue county commissions.

N.C. Rep. Carl Ford, R-Rowan, said he and other lawmakers are crafting a statewide bill aimed at cutting school districts’ ability to pursue litigation against the county’s elected officials.

That's right, Carl doesn't like the idea of people exercising their legal rights. Without a last-resort alternative to bring a lawsuit, school boards won't have any influence and county commissions will act with impunity.

Miller, chairman of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, said he feels strongly about the repercussions of giving one governmental entity absolute authority while restricting bodies like the school board to raise their concerns, even through lawsuits.

“I think our forefathers had a sound system when they set up checks and balances,” Miller said. “The timing of the whole thing is very interesting. I wouldn’t want to imagine it with what is happening in our current situation.”

Say, maybe that was Carl's idea all along.

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Who needs the courts anyway?

From the cited article:

“Union County has been sued eight times. We [Rowan County] haven’t been sued yet, but we most likely will be,” [Rowan County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jim] Sides said. “We’ve had a system that has worked for 60 to 70 years where we can sit down and work out our differences.”

Say, Jim, if you most likely will be sued, then maybe your system of sitting down and working out your differences isn't working.

That's why we have the court system, Jim.

Except when Carl nullifies that option.

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