January 12, 2022 - Publisher's note: Due to a publishing SNAFU, I have been remiss in my duties, here at BCN, regarding the proper categorization of county government publications; in particular, the Enhanced County Government Videos, begun August 1, 2019.
Therefore, to thoroughly correct this miscue, I will make the proper categorical correction, and bring these archives forward beginning on January 12, 2022; mixing these historical patterns of fact in with the current news of our day. Some posts brought forward will not be video broadcasts, but most informative posts as to who and what you Beaufort County Commissioners are, and how they govern.
The NC general assembly was back in session on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, and much will be asked of them here in this Age of Coronavirus. Point of fact, on May 4, 2020
, I will ask these Beaufort County Commissioners to pass two short, but incredibly important resolutions to be sent the North Carolina General Assembly.
The first resolution concerns the ruminations emanating from the State Board of Elections, regarding their resolve to make voting easier by mail amid the 'partisanship of these times to preserve our democracy',
as revealed in their rambling "Op-ed"
. While this discourse appeared long on sincerity, it was frighteningly short on any convincing substance.
The unconvincing "op-ed" notwithstanding, there is another infamous event of a current nature: North Carolina is being sued by Judicial Watch
for not clearing all of its 100 counties voting rolls of ineligable voters, while "denying the public its right to obtain information about voter registration list maintenance."
Judicial Watch is claiming that North Carolina has one million inactive voters remaining on its roles
of registered voters.
Leftists continue to promote the specious argument that North Carolina's government seeks to make elections too restrictive, while all other citizens realize that the right to vote is sacrosanct to continuing a Constitutional Republic, and Voter Fraud is the greatest threat to the sanctity of free and fair elections.
Hopefully, the NC general assembly will be as resolved as is necessary to continue and enhance all protections to do so.
Resolution Requesting the NC General Assembly to Take an Active Role in Keeping Our Voting Process Safe from Voter Fraud
the Beaufort County Commissioners are a body politic of the state government of North Carolina and constitutionally sanctioned to govern as its agent at the local level on many issues important to the People of North Carolina, and;
Beaufort County government is charged with administering the electing of local and federal government political representatives, as are all of North Carolina's 100 county governments so similarly charged to do so, and;
North Carolina's State Board of Elections has publicly expressed that they are seeking remedy from their perceived threat of the Coronavirus Pandemic that could make voting in North Carolina's counties more restrictive in person, with Absentee Voting provisions, already sanctioned by North Carolina's general assembly and already established as a remedy to not having the capacity to vote in person, as also too restrictive, and;
North Carolina's State Board of Elections has publicly stated that they will beg North Carolina's general assembly to legislate new law making Absentee Voting less restrictive, with, however, a sure unintended consequence arising from such action creating a possibility that Absentee Voting would be less secure from Voter Fraud, and;
North Carolina's State Board of Elections and North Carolina's government is currently being sued by government transparency "watchdog" Judicial Watch for keeping a million inactive voters on its county's voting rolls, while "denying the public its right to obtain information about voter registration list maintenance"
thus creating, however unintended, an enriched environment whereby Voter Fraud may occur, and;
North Carolina's system of voting for elected office has recently been embroiled in scandal, however unintended, where the process of Absentee Voting ballet harvesting produced an unreliable outcome in a congressional election, forcing a second election while leaving that congressional district unrepresented for many months, therefore;
Be it Resolved
that The Beaufort County Commissioners adamantly request that North Carolina's general assembly take no action, at this critical juncture of this Coronavirus Pandemic, to change and thereby weaken North Carolina's general statutes pertaining to elections.
Second Resolution to the North Carolina General Assembly
Similarly in this Age of the Coronavirus Pandemic, to continue the proper functioning of the People's government in North Carolina, a resolution is offered to the Beaufort County Commissioners to request that the NC general assembly deeply concern themselves with Governor Roy Cooper's handling of his executive duties by enforcing the NC general statue 166A-19.2.2, The Emergency Powers Act, without the concurrence of North Carolina's and while this legislative body was out of session.
At this critical juncture in governing North Carolina and Beaufort County, it would be wise for Beaufort County's government to express their concern as to the Governor's arbitrary and capricious use
of NC general statue 166A-19.2.2 to enact Executive Order 121 closing all businesses, considered "nonessential"
by Governor Cooper, and eliminating all public assembly that this Governor considers "unsafe and unnecessary"
While it is imperative that North Carolina's governors have executive powers to enact emergency orders to deal with exogenous threats to our state's citizens, it is equally imperative that the general statute allowing such measures be written in a way to leave no doubt as to the limits of governors' power to do so. We citizens of Beaufort County should expect the North Carolina General Assembly to review NC general statue 166A-19.2.2, and perform whatever legislative oversight necessary to bring that general statute into full compliance with the ideal of good and proper governance.
Resolution Requesting the NC General Assembly to Enact Legislation to Limit the Powers of the North Carolina Governor from Acting Unilaterally for an Extended Period
during this period of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and while the NC general assembly was out of session, NC Governor Cooper acted unilaterally, without the consent of North Carolina's council of state, to first close North Carolina's public schools, and then many of North Carolina's private businesses, while limiting, and, in some cases, eliminated North Carolina's citizens' United States Constitutional right to assemble, and;
during this extended period of closures, which has been twice extended by this Governor, acting unilaterally, by misapplying the Emergency Powers Act, which was never intended to be misapplied to this extent to promote into fruition these terrible consequences of a destroyed North Carolina economy, and;
North Carolina Governor Cooper has acted unilaterally without the benefit of specific knowledge, irrespective that the best knowledge is still yet unknown, therefore;
Be it Resolved
that Beaufort County Commissioners respectively request that North Carolina's general assembly begin the process of writing general statutes to better define the Emergency Powers Act, and act now to initiate the process to stop future North Carolina Governors from acting unilaterally, unchecked, for extended periods of time.
If you are interested in our Archive of the Beaufort County Commissioners' General Meetings can be found here
in this aforementioned enhanced format.
Additionally, if you wish to catch up on some of the most important Beaufort County Commissioners meeting of 2019 through 2022, click here