Politicians usually reserve states of emergency for natural disasters. But sometimes they’re made for sinister reasons.
And a state of emergency was just declared for this shocking reason.
Politics nowadays is often a game of obstructionism.
If Republicans pass a bill to, say, stop the US from defaulting on its debt, Democrats kick and scream and refuse to entertain it.
Unless Republicans sell out all of their principles, then Democrat politicians will start claiming the sky is falling.
And that’s just what this Democrat governor just did.
In an attempt to prevent a school choice bill from passing the North Carolina legislature, Democratic Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed a “state of emergency” on Monday.
Cooper declared a state of emergency in a video, saying that public education is “no less important” than other calamities.
“It’s time to declare a State of Emergency for public education in North Carolina. There’s no Executive Order like with a hurricane or the pandemic, but it’s no less important.”
“It’s clear that the Republican legislature is aiming to choke the life out of public education. I’m declaring this state of emergency because you need to know what’s happening. If you care about public schools in North Carolina, it’s time to take immediate action and tell them to stop the damage that will set back our schools for a generation,” he added.
The GOP legislature is planning to choke the life out of public education, and you need to know what’s happening. Watch Gov. Cooper's special address on public education. pic.twitter.com/QVkXpLhDu2
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) May 22, 2023
According to Fox News, the Democratic governor has been chastised for opposing private school vouchers despite sending his daughter to private school and for attempting to shut down the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, which gives vouchers to low and middle-income children.
Republican lawmakers in the state had previously declared plans to move forward with education reform initiatives that included school choice, such as legislation that would provide equal financing to students who attend charter schools as well as those who attend public schools.
In reaction to Republican attempts, State Rep. Tricia Cotham declared her intention to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party because she supports school choice. “On issues like school choice, like charters, we have to evolve,” Cotham said.
“One-size-fits-all in education is wrong for children … [Democrats] didn’t really want to talk about children. They had talking points from adults and adult organizations.”
Cooper claimed in the video, “Put together, these ideas spell disaster that requires emergency action. The North Carolina I know was built on support for public schools, and we can’t let the legislature tear them down. I’m fighting back, and I need you to do it too. Public schools can survive this legislative session if we can limit the damage, but we all need to pull together to do it.”
So to Governor Cooper, parents deciding who they trust to teach their kids is worth “fighting back” over.
That’s because many Democrats don’t think parents have the right to raise their own children.
And they’re openly admitting it.
Smug Teacher Suggests Parents Shouldn't Get A Say In Kid's Education Unless They Have Masters Degrees
"I have a Master's degree… We all have advanced degrees! What do the parents have? Are we vetting the background of our parents?" pic.twitter.com/rkNNyPfCFa
— Red Voice Media (@redvoicenews) February 20, 2023
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