The morning of Friday, May 14, 2021, for the safety of the people of the state, a law was necessary requiring people to wear masks in public.
By 1:30 p.m. on Friday, the law was not necessary and it was not dangerous to people’s health to go out in public without a mask or adhering to social distancing.
This – like everything else governing the lives of the people of North Carolina for the past 14 months – is by what Gov. Roy Cooper calls an executive order, but it sounds a lot like a royal edict.
If the COVID-19 emergency has lessened to the point that Cooper has decided masks are no longer required, isn’t it time for the state to stop being ruled by royal edict and go back to the representative republic that the North Carolina Constitution established.
The North Carolina law allowing the governor to take some drastic actions during a declared state of emergency requires the concurrence of the Council of State, which consists of the 10 state government officials elected statewide.
Cooper ran into problems with the executive order on March 17, 2020, closing down restaurants and bars. The Council of State did not concur. According to emails sent at the time, some members of the Council of State made the reasonable request that they be allowed to read the executive order before officially concurring with it. Others wanted a chance to discuss it.
Cooper went ahead with the executive order even though he did not have the concurrence of the Council of State. Later, attorneys working for the governor found a workaround where Cooper could issue executive orders without the concurrence of the Council of State.
So, since March 17, 2020, the state has not been operating as a representative republic where laws are passed by the legislature but by executive orders, or royal edicts, by Cooper without the concurrence of anyone.
If the science, data and facts demonstrate that masks and social distancing are no longer required, isn’t it time for Cooper to quit being king and go back to being governor?
Back in March 2020, Cooper said that all of these executive orders restricting activities were needed to flatten the curve, so that hospitals would not be overwhelmed. Now the curve isn’t flat – it is a sharp downslope, but the state is still being ruled by one man.
It’s time for North Carolinians to make up their own minds about what is best for them and their families and time for King Roy to go back to being Governor Cooper.
Can we every rid ourselves of govt by decree? Govt without representation? Mob Rule? Tyranny? Whether downtown, Raleigh, or in Washington.
You get what you vote for. These are just a few examples of the consequences of not voting, or believing the lies put forth by politicians.
Keep the Coop in Raleigh. We don’t want him or his ideas here. He messed up HB-1 and hasn’t been worth his weight in chicken litter since.
You have Queen Nancy . Just as arrogant but not as bright
Dead right John. And the dictatorial fantasies are not limited to Cooper; President Grandpa yesterday declared that “the rule is simple”, in regard to his latest mask edict. Who the Hell does he think he is, passing down “rules” to us as if we were schoolchildren? He and Cooper are public servants, our servants – not our masters.
They need to be reminded of their place.
You could use a good proof reader.
After a brutal English public school education, I am apparently quite particular about grammar and syntax.
My wife calls me “anal”, but my fixation aids accurate expression, and occasionally, a degree of elegance.
I would have received a swift slap across the head for your first sentence (at Leeds Grammar School).
We are liberal when it comes to grammar.
Keep up the good work regardless.
Sorry I have to correct you. It is “irregardless”.
Why didn’t you say the same thing about Trump when he was ruling like a king?
Biden has passed a LOT more Executive Orders, and has ruled like a king, than Trump ever did. Biden rarely holds press conferences, or answers media questions. When he does, he says he’ll “get in trouble,” as though he is someone’s puppet. Who is pulling the strings???
“ruling like a king”
Explain, noting specifics.
Trump never asked us to do anything but live our lives, work, and prosper. His administration brokered peace across the middle east. He lowered the price of prescription medications to what those in 3rd world countries were paying. He strengthened our economy by establishing and enforcing proper tariffs with other nations wanting to sell their products in this country. The existing tariff structure was only benefitting the rest of the world, while America was getting screwed. He brought about the lowest unemployment numbers in the history of this nation. All while battling one made up media conspiracy after another, none of which ever stuck, and 2 kangaroo court impeachments. His economy was so strong that it bounced right back after an astonishing crash when the fake pandemic knee jerk lockdowns kicked in. Trump is the only president for a looong time that didn’t get us involved in any new ridiculous foreign wars. And people on the left could only whine about mean tweets. Man up and put your big pants on people. Quit being so damn sensitive.
His first week in office, dementia ridden Biden signed stacks of executive orders, after declaring during the debates that you can’t govern with executive orders. He even chuckled “I don’t even know what I’m signing” while someone off camera replied “sign it anyway”. He shutdown the Keystone pipeline for no reason other than partisan politics. He’s allowed thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens to cross our southern border, with no plan to handle them, in the midst of the fake pandemic. Don’t believe it’s fake? If it were a true pandemic, the CDC would insist that the borders be closed, and people wouldn’t be sitting shoulder to shoulder on airplanes for hours at a time. He can’t conduct an interview without his wife sitting right there to answer for him when he gets confused. He screws up the preplanned Q & A sessions answering questions before they’re asked. Joe Biden has been in Washington for 50 years and has accomplished nothing productive.
Career politicians have done nothing but destroy this country for about the past 60 years. It took a successful businessman to get us turned back around in the right direction, and now, this puppet on a string is going to undo everything that was good.
The democraps have done nothing but try to keep us from pursuing happiness, while giving out ultimatums robbing us of our personal liberties – “wear your mask like good little sheep and we might let you have a cookout in your back yard on Independend Day”. This whole orchestrated pandemic has been nothing but brainwashed sheep trying to turn my life upside-down, forcing me to change the way I live, because they’re scared of their own shadow. The media is fully complicit in this, trying to scare everyone into submission. Don’t believe that? Read up on Edward Bernays, the father of propaganda. Goebbels used Bernays’ propaganda methods and principles to bring about support of the Nazi party.
True conservatives want to be left alone, and want to leave others alone. Leave me alone. I don’t care how you want to live your life – go live it. Sleep with who you want to sleep with, dress up however you want to dress, and leave me and my family the @#$% alone.
“Don’t tread on me!”
Agree 100% Trump Made A Positive Difference! Raised A Standard For The American People & The Country.
I was born and raised in Greensboro. I also lived in FL for twelve years before moving back to NC in 2017.
Quite honestly I really miss Florida.
I was born and raised in Greensboro, too. I live in a neighboring county now, and would never consider living anywhere inside of Guilford county.
Nancy Vaughan is either the dumbest person in public office or the most arrogant .., actually I’d say it’s both .. nothing worse than a fool who doesn’t know what she doesn’t know
Welcome back .. does any thing look familiar ????
Fully Agree … Cooper is a zealous administrator, who thinks he’s always right. He wore out his welcome in his 1st term, now we’re stuck with him again …