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.