A very interesting thing happened here in the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina. The Republican Politburo lied, again. They made a deal, and when the other side did what they promised, the Republican Politburo reneged on their end of the deal. Surprised? Shouldn’t be.
This deal was over the repeal of the infamous HB2 Bathroom Bill. The Politburo was supposed to repeal it yesterday, it didn’t. The deal was this. The City of Charlotte would repeal its nondiscrimination ordinance that include protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
When Charlotte passed that bill, the Republican Politburo was incensed. How dare a city actually believe that they have a right to pass legislation that was not pre-approved by the Politburo? So, Chairman Pat called a special session to pass HB2 which did much more than just say a transgender person couldn’t use the bathroom of their gender.
The bill also included language that made it illegal for cities to pass laws in favor of things like LGBTQ rights or even minimum wage issues. In other words, if the Politburo didn’t pre-approve a law, a local jurisdiction does not have a right to pass their own law.
But, keeping their promise, Charlotte repealed its ordinance. At first they left a few issues legal, but when the Republican Politburo complained, they fully repealed the ordinance.
Next up was the repeal of HB2. The Republican Politburo was supposed to put forth a clean repeal. Only, many of the Republican Politburo do not want to repeal the bill. So, the Politburo added language that said the provisions banning local ordinances would remain in place for at least six month. Meaning the bill itself would remain in place since no local government could protect their citizens.
Additionally, the language allowed for that six month period to be extended when the time came up. In the end, nothing was done and the Republican Politburo went home for the year, and HB 2 is still on the books.
The only conclusion that can come from this mess is that Republicans cannot be trusted to keep their word. They will continue to lie and scheme ways to reduce our civil liberties.
You also must know, that the gerrymandering of voting districts in our Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina are the worst of the country. We even have to have a “special election” next year because the districts were so badly gerrymandered that the courts rejected the districts and told the Politburo they had to redraw them with special elections next year.
North Carolina is considered a purple state in national elections. Yet, the districts are drawn so badly, that the Republican Politburo not only guaranteed their majority, but guaranteed a super majority. If you want to find out just how to pack districts with your political opponents and spread out your own supporters, the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina is your example.
The Reverend William Barber, the head of the NAACP here in the state has called for a national boycott of North Carolina. I am also asking for a national boycott of the state.
I am asking that no one plan a vacation here in North Carolina. I am asking that every professional and collegiate sports organization boycott the state and do not allow any playoffs, or championship games to be played in the state.
I am asking that all businesses refuse to hold conventions in the state. I am even asking that they reconsider expanding in the state. I am asking that the nation turn their back on the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina.
The state’s Republican Politburo has passed the worst gerrymandering of voting districts in the country. They have passed the most restrictive voter suppression law in the country. They have passed laws like HB2 with the sole intent of discriminating against their own citizens. And, when they lost the reelection of Chairman Pat, they passed laws to restrict and remove powers of the new governor. And, Chairman Pat signed the laws right after he said “it is time for North Carolina to come together”.
If you don’t pay attention to what is happening here in the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina, you will one day wake up and find that the federal government has followed them along. You will discover that our civil liberties are no longer. You will discover that your “savior” Donald Trump is trying to be Chairman Don.
Therefore, it is extremely important for you to take part in boycotting the state. Even if you are driving through on your way somewhere else, please make sure you have enough gas to get through it and don’t stop to eat.
The only thing that Republicans care about is money. If you help us make the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina lose more and more money, maybe democracy can be reclaimed in our state. If you ignore our pleas to boycott, you may be next to see the rise of your own Soviet Socialist State.
Help us regain our democracy. BOYCOTT NORTH CAROLINA!