Glenn Beck would be proud

Don’t you just love it when lawmakers say one thing and do another?

As just about everyone is well-aware, North Carolina Republicans took over the General Assembly last fall running on a platform of “downsizing” government. Indeed, if you had a dime for every time a Republican candidate railed against Raleigh “bureaucrats” and their supposed penchant for overwhelming the state with “too many laws,” you’d be a rich person.

Or, perhaps you could get rich by investing in gold!

State Senate Majority Leader and arch-conservative Harry Brown showed his love for unnecessary laws last week when he proposed a bill that would make gold North Carolina’s official “State mineral.”

No word yet on whether Brown is hoping to parlay the bill into an appearance on the TV show of that slightly deranged gold promoter. Glenn Beck.


  1. Alex

    March 1, 2011 at 7:16 am

    This is nothing new ! Demo-crats have been doing this for years in North Carolina.

  2. Rob Schofield

    March 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Interesting how this lame excuse has become almost a mantra for the Republicans.

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