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The controversy continues about the comments by House Speaker Thom Tillis that state employees and people on public assistance should be drug tested, and that he wants to “divide and conquer” people who receive help from the government.

Tilli made the remarks before a group of Republicans at Mars Hill College last weekend, but that’s not all he said.

As we reported Tuesday, Tillis also told the group that Republican Rep. Mitch Gillespie has drawn a target on his office window that lines up with the building that houses the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

That seems a little extreme for an elected official. I wonder how many Republicans whose offices overlook the Department of Public Instruction have drawn targets on their windows too.

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  1. Jack

    October 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    The North Carolina Legislature continually demeans people with disabilities by financing the institutional bias against us through state agencies.

    When the Republican Party needs a wedge issue it does not hesitate to use the image of a woman with a disability in an effort to further its goal of fomenting prejudicial attitudes of one group against another. What Speaker Tillis said in his Divide and Conquer comment is deeply disturbing.

    The list of outright acts of discrimination by law makers continues to grow.

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