The Competitive Enterprise Institute — an excellent organization based in DC that fights the good fight for the free market — is suing on behalf of some small businesses and individuals to challenge the federal government’s authority to collect taxes from the states to finance ObamaCare.
Where is the Raleigh-based “conservative revolution” while all of this is going on? [*Dramatic pause to listen for sound of crickets.*]
Granted, we have a Democrat attorney general who — I might add — did not even draw a GOP opponent in 2012’s GOP tidal wave in North Carolina. Roy Cooper has publicly embraced Big Barry AND ObamaCare. Why don’t the McCrory administration AND the General Assembly direct Cooper to DO HIS JOB and join the fight against this looming economic disaster?
According to Cooper’s own web site:
The Attorney General is elected by the people of North Carolina every four years as the state’s top law enforcement officer and top lawyer. Powers and duties of the Attorney General are set forth in the Constitution and Statutes of North Carolina.The first North Carolina Constitution, written in 1776, established the Office of the Attorney General. In the early 1800s, the General Assembly created the Department of Justice as part of a government-wide reorganization.Under the state Constitution, the attorney general must be authorized to practice law in the courts of this state.As head of the North Carolina Department of Justice, the Attorney General provides legal representation and advice to all state government departments, agencies and commissions. The Attorney General also provides legal opinions at the request of other public officials and handles all criminal appeals from state trial courts.When the state’s public interests are at stake, the Attorney General can take legal action on behalf of North Carolina’s citizens.