Eugenics “no” votes say a lot about the General Assembly

Just how unapologetically extreme are the people running the current North Carolina General Assembly?

This extreme: Yesterday, when the House of Representatives finally voted to toss a rather paltry and too-little, too-late bit of compensation for the victims of the state’s infamous, mid-20th Century “eugenics” program, the majority Republican caucus was almost equally divided.

Thirty-five GOP’ers voted for it and 31 (47% of those voting) voted against. Click here to see the vote.    

For a more thorough examination of the General Assembly’s current rightward tilt. check out this morning’s edition of the Weekly Briefing.

One Comment

  1. Museum Of Hidden History

    June 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    read about Thomas F. Ellis’s involvement with this evil Eugenics movement.

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