Editorial: Tweet sends powerful legislators into a tizzy
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 -- The special legislative session made a circus clown car performance look organized. As it turns out, the legislature's actions reveal the bankrupt agenda behind the needless constitutional amendments.Posted — Updated
There was a $50,000 legislative panic on display in Tuesday’s hastily called and disorganized pecial session of the North Carolina General Assembly. It was a day of hurry up and wait. Legislation that was supposed to be all set to go, prepared in secret of course, wasn’t quite ready for prime time and needed more work.
The last thing Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore, House Rules Chair Rep. David Lewis and Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown wanted was for their unnecessary package of constitutional amendments to be subject to open debate and any kind of public scrutiny. After all, the leadership had hastily concocted these amendments in secret, did all they could to make sure there was as little public notice and discussion as possible and worked hard to obscure any details on the impact of these amendments so citizens wouldn’t be fully informed when they faced them in the voting booth.
The whole session made a circus clown car performance look organized. As it turns out, the legislature’s actions reveal the bankrupt agenda behind the needless constitutional amendments.
It all adds up to more proof voters need to reject ALL of the constitutional amendments to protest a legislature that has broken faith with the people they were elected to represent and that acts solely out of partisan political desperation.