In Respect to Tyranny: Beaufort County Commissioners Fail to Take Action by a 3 to 3 Split Vote on this Important Resolution | Beaufort County Now | This resolution to request the NC General Assembly to begin the process of a NC Constitutional Referendum to develop the ability to recall themselves back into session by a simple majority vote seemed like a good idea at the time, but failed on a 3 to 3 split vote.

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In Respect to Tyranny: Beaufort County Commissioners Fail to Take Action by a 3 to 3 Split Vote on this Important Resolution

Resolution in Support of the General Assembly Initiating a Referendum for a NC Constitutional Amendment Allowing Self Recall by a Simple Majority Vote fails to move forward due to Beaufort County Commissioners' ambivalence towards tyranny.

    This resolution to request the NC General Assembly to begin the process of a NC Constitutional Referendum to develop the ability to recall themselves back into session by a simple majority vote seemed like a good idea at the time, but failed on a 3 to 3 split vote, with Commissioner John Rebholz voting with Democratic Socialist commissioners Ed Booth and Jerry Langley, and Republicans Randy Walker, Hood Richardson and Stan Deatherage voting for the measure in the affirmative.

    It is never certain how any reasonable governing initiative will fair amongst these Beaufort County Commissioners, but, I always remind myself that the honor is in the effort.

This segmented video tells the entire story of what I, and two other county commissioners - Randy Walker and Hood Richardson at least had the presence of mind to attempt in an effort to make North Carolina a less tyrannical state to govern in: Below.


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( January 13th, 2021 @ 8:45 pm )
 
Jim, I have presented a number resolutions in support of Free and Fair Elections, and maybe two resolutions in support Freedom of Speech, and they always fail.

We have 5 Republicans out of 7; so why do they fail?

Maybe the answer is that Beaufort County does a very poor job of electing real Republicans.
Jim Cox said:
( January 13th, 2021 @ 8:10 pm )
 
Why don't they see it? Because they're afraid of it. Why are they afraid of it? Any one of a number of reasons why they're afraid of it. For starters, it takes control away from them and their party. Two, it takes 'outside the box' thinking. Three, it follows a very old, and revolutionary, principle. And unless it's their OWN revolution, they don't want any part of it. Four, it's 'history' and I'll lay odds they've never heard of it before. You think they're students of history? Hah! They take their marching orders from someone higher up the party cannibal list.

Now, having pointed out that it's history, the ironic part here is that Lenin and the early soviet party adopted many parts of the French Revolution as their inspiration and guide. I have even read there was once a statue of Robespierre in Moscow!

You want to hear something else even more ridiculous? After the 1979 storming of the American embassy in Teheran by the bloodthirsty fanatics of the Iranian Revolutionary Party, at least one of the murderers confessed that he was confused as to why American students didn't champion their cause as a blow for freedom. A strike at the imperialist, capitalist oppressors of the great American Satan! And he said this even as the revolutionaries were murdering their own women who fell in love with American dogs from the West!! Which brings me to one final irony.

The American left, which seems joined at the hip and thigh with 'gender fluidity', homosexuality, child molestation and pornography, and 'femi-Nazism', would likely be in shock and awe if they really understood how oppressive and repressive the enemies of Western culture are. They're totally blind to the oppressive nature of their own 'roots' and cultural heroes. But such are the results of 'social promotion.'
( January 13th, 2021 @ 1:53 pm )
 
"Self-convene" - excellent word choice.

I was searching my mind for a better word /phrase than "self-recall, and this is better. Thanks Jim, and without objection, I will use that term in the future.

These are not archaic points you make, but outstanding references to history which should always be our guide going forward, and I thank-you for it.

What I find a bit odd is that I am seeing this as a prominent issue for the next NC general assembly long session; nor, have I been contacted by any local representatives, reaching out to me as a county commissioner, or to BCN as large local publication.

If you and I and two other commissioners, and I number of our wise contributors here on the BCN platform, which now includes the Beaufort Observer, see this as a necessity: Why do not they?
Jim Cox said:
( January 13th, 2021 @ 1:42 pm )
 
I see the Commissioners have failed to support the resolution for the State Legislature to self-convene by means of a simple majority vote. Perhaps someone should remind the legislators, (and certainly should have pointed this out to Georgia's state legislators,) of the Tennis Court Oath of June 20, 1789. There and at that time, the Third Estate of the National Assembly of France called themselves into a session on one of King Louis XVI's tennis courts. They refused to leave or disband until they had passed a resolution to stick together and gain certain concessions from the King. Perhaps a state legislature anywhere in what is left of the United States should have considered some of the same actions. Perhaps they will in the future.



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