NC Governor Pat McCrory Kathleen Parker and other ‘elites’ falsely attack state, Demagoguing and misinforming the public about North Carolina, Washington Post media hypocrisy, Charlotte’s ridiculous ordinance
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”…Karl Marx
“You can’t fix stupid.”…Ron White
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
From the Greensboro News record April 18, 2016.
“Gov. Pat McCrory: Parker, other ‘elites’ falsely attack state”
“News alert to the political pundits who have been demagoguing and misinforming the public about North Carolina: Your hypocrisy is showing. The most recent example is Washington Post “culture” columnist Kathleen Parker and her column, “North Carolina descends into a valley of ignorance” (News & Record, April 15).
Let me set the record straight. North Carolina proudly welcomes all people to live, work and visit our great state. We have long-held traditions of both ensuring equality for all of our citizens and our visitors, while also respecting the privacy of everyone. We are also a state that strives to allow our people and businesses to be as independent as possible without over-reaching government regulations.
These North Carolina values of privacy and equality came into conflict when the Charlotte City Council mandated that all local businesses and organizations allow men to use a woman’s restroom, locker room or shower facility.
Now the politically correct elite, such as Parker, may like this kind of policy. But as governor, I agree with the vast majority of the ninth-most-populous state in the nation who don’t want this type of government overreach — especially in a place where most men, women and children have an expectation of privacy and safety.
It is not the government’s job to mandate bathroom policies for private sector businesses, and the government should not be in the business of forcing people to share the restroom with people of the opposite sex under the threat of potential fines — which is exactly what Charlotte’s ridiculous ordinance would have permitted.
Just five months prior to the city of Charlotte imposing this over-reaching law, voters in Houston, Texas, overwhelmingly rejected a nearly identical regulation through a public referendum. Yet the men’s NCAA Final Four basketball games were played there under no threats of boycott, retaliation or demagoguery from the media, entertainment, business elite or special-interest groups.
Since the North Carolina legislature overturned this far-reaching Charlotte mandate, the Human Rights Campaign has led a coordinated assault and smear campaign. This national special-interest group, which is funded by anonymous donors, is attempting to bully companies, entertainers and anyone else who disagrees with its agenda. Our state is unfairly being used as its political pawn. Simply put, they are seeking to take jobs away from hard-working men and women in the interest of self-serving political theater and selective outrage.
However, the HRC remains silent while the same individuals and organizations sell their products, make their products or take entertainment dollars from countries like China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Singapore — countries with deplorable human rights records especially toward the gay and lesbian community. Earlier this week, this group’s hypocrisy reached new levels when it praised the Democratic governor of Louisiana for signing a “historic” executive order after criticizing my nearly identical executive order that expanded protections for state employees.”
Thank God the News Record finally allowed the truth to be printed about HB2
after weeks of filling it’s pages with lies.
And thank God that Governor Pat McCrory is doing his job to protect the citizens of NC despite widespread criticism from the ignorant and agenda laden.