Volvo's decision to pass on NC has nothing to do with the religious freedom bill or LGBT rights, otherwise they wouldn't be considering Georgia or South Carolina.
It has everything to do with how much money the state will throw at them and how much a state can prevent unions from cropping up. It's a race to the bottom, and NC can never win a race to the bottom with GA and SC, and arguably we shouldn't even be trying.
Volvo wants to come to NC for the same reason Ford opened plants in Mexico. It ain't because of the quality of life.
What more can be said about this General Assembly that hasn't already been beat into the ground?
I'm entirely convinced that these horrible bills are intended to be punishment for those North Carolinians who helped the state go for Obama in 2008.
Jacob Teeter says, "First of all, I fail to see how one person, or group of people praying to their God before a meeting "infringes on the rights" of others (if they so choose) to pray to whomever or whatever they believe is god."
It doesn't, but you're missing the point.
One person, or a group of people, can pray to whatever they want to prior to the meeting, during the meeting, or after the meeting so long as they do it *on their own*.
They just can't lead a prayer in their role as a government official that is included in the public record because they implies government endorsement of a religion.
It's really simple. If you want to pray, do it on your own time, not the public's time.
Anyone? My sense is that that City of Raleigh would easily win the inevitable court case, which would be a ridiculous waste of resources by the state.
Can anyone explain how the GA can legally do this? A contract is a contract, isn't it?
Let them do it. I appreciate the fact that the GOP is intent on making the fasted growing community in the state committed lifelong Democrats.
I'm as left as they come, but this sort of response is the sort of thing that drives me crazy about Chapel Hill. He's an incompetent, but he's *their* incompetent.
Thorpe is lucky they didn't can him effective immediately. How many scandals would it take for that to happen, anyway?
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