#ncga : A primary for the pro tem
I hear an awful lot of griping out there about the caliber of people we have “representing” us in Raleigh and DC. We’ve got primaries coming up in May. THAT is where you make changes / send people home / back to the house. Otherwise, you get stuck with the usual dilemma: “Republican X is a whole lot better than THAT Democrat.” (Sometimes the Dem is a lot better deal than the talk like a conservative, vote like a liberal RINO.)
Sarah Stevens has represented the people of state House district 90 (Allegheny, Surry, and Wilkes counties) for seven terms (14 years). She’s made it to leadership — getting elected speaker pro tem in the House. Of course, she made that move to the left that all good aspiring members of leadership make.
To make it to an eight term, Stevens will have to get past Benjamin Romans in the May Republican primary. Romans is running as a down-the-line conservative and Trump fan. He’s getting some traction in the race thanks to Stevens’s previously mentioned left turn. Here are a few examples. In 2017, she sponsored a bill that made registration of convicted sex offenders OPTIONAL — at the discretion of the judge. If the judge thinks you don’t need to register, you don’t have to. *Talk about taking a hard line on crime.*
In 2015, she sponsored a doozy of a gun-grabbing bill with two members of the Democrat leadership. The bill was aimed at people who had a civil no-contact / restraining order assessed against them. The bill allowed the judge to ban the target of the order from purchasing any guns. The timeline was to be up to the discretion of the judge. The bill also allowed for seizure of guns already owned and possessed by the target of the order — even IF the guns had not been used as part of any criminal activity. (It’s apparently all about what MIGHT happen.)
I’ve known people who were wrongly hit by these no-contact / restraining orders during really messy divorces. In those cases, the orders were based on lies told to the court by the spouse. No abuse actually happened. Yet, Stevens and the Democrats wanted to trample on the 2nd amendment and turn these guys into criminals.
If you want to make the crowd in Raleigh sit up and take notice of you, this race would be a great place to start.
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She’s NOT alone. There is a covey of so-called republicans making that left turn over the yrs. Heck, our esteemed top leaders seems to kowtow to dems, Cooper (NOT Robinson in any way). Just waiting for the medicare expansion bill to drop…any day now…hearing blips along the way. Afraid it’s coming…And, we REMAIN under a state emergency order…..??
On Sunday, a major eastern NC hospital stated ZERO COVID cases…0….NONE, nada, zilch…
Let’s not forget Sarah Stevens backing some of the left wing capers of the leadership, like repealing the bathroom privacy law, HB2, than kept men out of the ladies room, and supporting NC’s Green New Deal, the Russia and China friendly but ratepayer and taxpayer UNfriendly HB951.
Sarah Stevens is one of a number of ultra-RINOs in the legislature who need to go.. Those two bills, the repeal of HB2 and the passage of the NC Green New Deal are smoking guns for a lot of them.
I can’t argue with that. Both bills were atrocious, and I argued vehemently against both the repeal of HB 2 and the green new deal idiocy of HB 951. I have often upbraided our caucus for such lunacy and cowardice, and have been rewarded with being marginalized, denied the right to have my bills heard, denied any committe chairmanships, which is only a minor concern, and denied membership on any interim committees. So I understand why some others are not willing to stand on principle as I do, but it is very disappointing. We do need a supermajority of rock-ribbed conservatives to take the lead in Raleigh, even if it means having to have some folks lose their primaries. We need people who are not beholden to special interests, and who do not compromize on conservative principles. I hope it can happen. Just sorry I won’t be there to be part of it. Unfortunately, no one running to replace me is fit to be there.
Perhaps is the time to NAME names. Let’s be real, transparent and honest and call them out. We’ve seen NC’s ‘conservatism’ wane and decline for some time. Let’s give the ‘leaders’ their dues. Read over the weekend Leo Daughtry’s daughter running for office and has given to as many dems and republicans. Let’s not forget Renee Ellmers ran as a Tea Party candidate and turned coat the minute she hit capitol steps. Let’s not make recurring errors in judgement and let’s KNOW who the failures are. Same for DC, at least we have discovered WHO the rino’s, GOPe, dem-lites, uniparty members are (almost amount to a good 95%).
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