Governor’s answer is fascism

North Carolina’s Democratic Governor, Beverly Perdue, has a keen idea to help Congress focus on the economy: just cancel Congressional elections in 2012.

At a rotary speech in Cary, NC, the governor stated:

"I don’t know if the president or any of the candidates for president, quite frankly, of either party, have a solid tool set to help us out…We all want to be number one. I want North Carolina to be number one. You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixin’ things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we’ve worked across party lines, so we’ll It’s not impossible to try to do what is right for the state. You want people who don’t worry about the next election."

Perdue’s camp immediately went into spin mode, claiming the governor was only joking. Her spokesman, Chris Mackey, said, “Gov. Perdue was obviously using hyperbole to highlight what we can all agree is a serious problem: Washington politicians who focus on their own election instead of what’s best for the people they serve.”

Although an audio recording proves otherwise, Mackey is sticking to his story.  Indeed, the full context shows her remarks, although targeting Congressional elections, would be applicable to the presidential election, as well.

Gov. Perdue’s remarks are part of an increasingly open strategy to impose the president’s agenda through administrative channels — something bordering on dictatorial powers or open fascism.

To see the video and read the full story, click here for Floyd Reports.

Others defending Gov. Perdue suggest she was using sarcasm or irony or … maybe she was just speaking plainly.  You can hear the recording and decide for yourself.

While she may not be your governor, questions to every public official may be appropriate from Perdue’s speech.  Tulsa Today suggests you ask the following:

  • Do you believe elite leadership can centrally plan a modern economy?  (Even Communist China says no.  How did that work for your parents planning your life or you planning your child’s life?)
  • Do you believe big business and government should control economic development?  (Crony Capitalism is not free enterprise and both political parties have advanced this evil.)
  • Does the Rule of Law apply to all?  (If not in the present day, what makes government think they still have the Consent of the Governed?  Is the President or Congress above the Rule of Law?)
  • Do you believe the limits on government power within the Constitution of
    the United States are worth defending with your life?  (If not, will
    you resign today?)