Regarding the Dec. 15 news article “Lawmakers look to limit Cooper’s power as governor”: Years ago when I was in elementary and middle school, it was common for a playground bully who lost in a game to demand that the rules be changed so he could win or he would take his bat and ball home and not play anymore or would threaten to harm the other players. It appears (although not finalized) that our “esteemed” NCGA has decided that the playground bully techniques are how it wants to react to losing the election for governor and the Supreme Court seat.
Some of the changes the legislators want to make would reverse rules they instituted when Gov. Pat McCrory was elected.
So North Carolina has become a state where rules are made by the group holding power. If the election results are not to its liking, then the NCGA will reduce the power of the governor, the Supreme Court and who knows what other governmental institutions.
It is very sad that the NCGA does not accept that a majority of North Carolina citizens actually voted for Governor-elect Roy Cooper and Supreme Court Associate Justice-elect Mike Morgan under the current rules. I guess the legislators know how they should have voted.
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