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Governor Beverly Perdue: The Best Government Is That Which Governs Most?
The New American ^ | Thursday, 29 September 2011 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 09/30/2011 9:05:13 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer

Governor Beverly Perdue’s recent suggestion that we suspend the 2012 elections so our Representatives can focus on getting things done has caused some to question whether she is fit to hold office. After all, if you want to preserve a wayward democratic republic, it’s probably not the best idea to suggest that democracy is what’s driving us off course.

And ever since an audio surfaced of the North Carolina Democrat’s remarks, her efforts at damage control — a claim that she was simply indulging sarcasm — have been falling short. The audio reveals that her suggestion was rendered matter-of-factly, embedded within more than a minute of almost continuous blather, which, perhaps, leads one to believe that Perdue might be well served in the future to take a breath. It never helps when your mouth is one step ahead of your brain.

But whether the Governor was serious or just possesses the world’s worst delivery is secondary, because she isn’t fit to hold office either way. It isn’t, however, for the reason most critics think.

The real issue here is that Perdue’s suggestion reflects a common fallacy: that our legislators’ problem is that they simply don’t have enough time to legislate. This is expressed in many ways, from the Governor’s concern that campaigning is a distraction to that oft-heard complaint about a “do-nothing” Congress.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beverly; election; perdue; suspend
Beverly Perdue sounds like a real airhead and doesn't belong in office.
1 posted on 09/30/2011 9:05:22 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer
When the GOP was facing electoral disaster in 2006 an ‘08, I cannot recall one republican that even hinted at suspending elections.

This goes beyond what Perdue said. this is a small example of what the Democratic Party, particularly the left, think about average citizens

2 posted on 09/30/2011 9:10:12 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ping.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 9:11:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

For all the Supposed faults of Gov. Nikki Haley I’m more and more happy to have her as Gov. when I read about states with Rat’ Gov’s like this one!


4 posted on 09/30/2011 9:12:29 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Paladins Prayer

She planted a seed, which was her intent. Now, the idea of giving congress time to rule and delay or cancel elections can grow. Other Marxists/democrats can echo this in smaller but similar ways. She’ll get a pass from the MSM on her comment but this will continue to grow.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 9:12:29 AM PDT by albie
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To: Paladins Prayer

How in the world did he ever get elected?


6 posted on 09/30/2011 9:15:45 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Paladins Prayer

How in the world did she ever get elected?


7 posted on 09/30/2011 9:15:55 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Paladins Prayer

Texas meets every other year for, I believe, 4 months. Less time to do mischief and I would highly recommend it to all.

We also don’t pay them spit, which seems to work out well. I recommend this too.


8 posted on 09/30/2011 9:16:25 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Paladins Prayer

Every time I see this posted my response is the same:

If the Democrats had half the support they claim for their policies, this type of thinking wouldn’t be necessary.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 9:18:30 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Suspending elections is what all tyrannical police states do sooner or later. She just stated what the 0bama regime would like to happen if they could get away with it.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 9:18:53 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Perdue Chicken is all over the news today as a major crook, with she and her thieving family stealing Big Bucks from North Carolina in various scams.


11 posted on 09/30/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Paladins Prayer

Always the leftist way.

1) generate crisis
2) suspend democracy
3) consolidate power
4) disenfranchise enemies, goto 3

We should be glad this leftist has been so open about her true mindset.


12 posted on 09/30/2011 9:24:26 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: chris_bdba
How in the world did she ever get elected?

Because the majority of voters in the last NC election were welfare sucking democrats who are to stupid to do anything but vote for a living (I include college professors whose salaries come from tax dollars in this category)

13 posted on 09/30/2011 9:25:07 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I doubt even her husband listens to what comes out of her mouth.


14 posted on 09/30/2011 9:42:23 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: chris_bdba

“How in the world did she ever get elected?”

Obama’s coattails, and even then, just barely. Pat McCrory is going to wipe the floor with her next year.


15 posted on 09/30/2011 9:45:39 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: albie

You hit the nail on the head; this will become mainstream in the MSM & we can say “bye-bye” to democratic USA and “hello” to USSA under Comrade Obama.


16 posted on 09/30/2011 9:47:51 AM PDT by UScbass
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To: chris_bdba

Not to overstate things, but, you have to wonder if she is fit to hold public office.

I say that because, she was elected in a free and fair election. If she does not believe in our system of free and fair elections to choose our leaders, why is she in elective office?

If she doesn’t believe in the right of voters to vote and choose our leaders, what does she believe in? Is she really that upset that regularly scheduled elections interfere with implementing an agenda?

Or is she frustrated that elections happen too often, meaning that elected officials are up for re-election and have to face the voters again?

When is she up for re-election? I think her attitudes about elections should be a major campaign issue for the GOP when she runs again.


17 posted on 09/30/2011 9:48:33 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Paladins Prayer

Don’t know for certain, but would think Perdue’s comments are the probable majority of politicians’ thoughts. This time they (the politicians) fear facing the public at the voting booth. The politicians want the public beholding to them, and the politicians want to remain the boss ceding nothing to the public.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 9:50:45 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I thought Perdue Chicken was a MD family? Same one? I remember Frank running into some political corruption of some sort.


19 posted on 09/30/2011 9:53:41 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Dilbert San Diego
she was elected in a free and fair election

Not certain about that anymore here in this house. With the filing fees, and the necessity to raise campaign cash from high rollers, I wonder if anything is fair regarding elections where those not politically connected are shut out of the process unless those persons wanting the office have unlimited funds of personal wealth. With all the technology available why are there fees and the need to raise funds to run. There has to be a better way (imho).

20 posted on 09/30/2011 9:56:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
She's up for re-election next year. IIRC, she's been polling badly almost since she took office. Even before this remark, there was seemingly no way she could be re-elected.
21 posted on 09/30/2011 10:18:05 AM PDT by Tea Party Hobbit (The RINOs lack all conviction, and the Dems are full of passionate intensity)
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To: Paladins Prayer

How the hey did a lib bubble head become gov in a basically conservative state?


22 posted on 09/30/2011 11:15:42 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: from occupied ga
Suspending elections is what all tyrannical police states do sooner or later. She just stated what the 0bama regime would like to happen if they could get away with it.

Right, don't think it would work in USA. An armed populace, with the help of most of the military (they wouldn't support a suspension of elections would they?), would restore constitutional government and put a few people in Leavenworth.

23 posted on 09/30/2011 11:21:46 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1
An armed populace,

Why do you think that they've been expanding gun control for the last 60 years? See how much it costs to get even a crappy M-60.

with the help of most of the military

I don't know about the military, they might simple not interfere. But going by other countries, the police would wholeheartedly support it. Human nature isn't any different here than it is elsewhere in the world.

24 posted on 09/30/2011 11:53:36 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: albie
It was a trial balloon to gage the country...give it 10-12 years and you just might see it happen....Hillary care was a trial balloon, and that's why the dem's said you won't know what is in it until it passes when Obamacare came up... They learned from Hillary care not to let the citizens to know what was in it..

When the seat belt law was passed in Michigan, it was said by the dem's that you would never get a ticket just for seat belts. Now they are giving tickets for just seat belts. It took 10-12 years from passing to ticketing...

25 posted on 09/30/2011 12:17:51 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Paladins Prayer
... caused some to question whether she is fit to hold office.

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She obviously is not.

Perdue swore an oath to "support the Constitution of the United States" and she has violated that oath by even suggesting the suspension of Congressional elections.

The U.S. Constitution does not offer any provision for setting aside elections due to hard circumstances (I checked, just to make sure) so she is calling for an extra-Constitutional measure that would be a clear violation of her oath. Even Lincoln, who faced much harder times, didn't ask for such madness.

In other words ... she could be tried for (at minimum) the violation of her oath of office.

26 posted on 09/30/2011 1:08:07 PM PDT by DNME (We need new Sons of Liberty and their knack for civil disobedience.)
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To: from occupied ga
Why do you think that they've been expanding gun control for the last 60 years? See how much it costs to get even a crappy M-60.

I know not all of our people are armed, but many thousands, if not millions, are. Would they take action in the event elections are suspended indefinitely, especially presidential elections? Perhaps not, but they could and should.

with the help of most of the military

When I enters the military I swore to defend the constitution. That would be the justification for military intervention to restore the constitution. Upon reflection, not sure whether they would do it. As for police favoring a dictatorship, are you implying that they would like to be a Gestapo, especially for Obama?.

27 posted on 09/30/2011 1:46:01 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Hey, Bev, what say we just suspend women’s suffrage and eligibility to hold office... just to get rid of a few distractions hindering our legislators?


28 posted on 09/30/2011 3:10:48 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: luvbach1
would like to be a Gestapo, especially for Obama

Going by history, absolutely. NOT ONCE in the history of governments going from free to despotic has any internal police force done anything but whole heartedly go along with the new regime. They aren't any different here. You can see what staunch supporters of the right to keep and bear arms the feds are. When was the last time you read of a local sheriff's department refusing to raid a house to confiscate gun?

So yes I'm sure the local police would be the first to come around to round up your guns (like the did in NYC under Dinkins) or murder you if you didn't want to give up your rights.

29 posted on 09/30/2011 5:04:29 PM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

Good points in your post #29.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 6:21:11 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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