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Tillis Complicit in Cabarrus GOP Rebuke


After avoiding Cabarrus County during the primary election, Thom Tillis finally came to town last Thursday to address the county Republican Party, and I was eager to ask him a question.

Last week Cabarrus State Senator Fletcher Hartsell quickly ran an amendment that strips the Cabarrus County Republican executive board of its ability to appoint county commissioners when vacancies arise.

This in turn gave the board of commissioners a greater concentration of power by giving them the responsibility, and it politically rebuked the county executive board for appointing Commissioner Jason Oesterreich… He’s the the guy who caused waves by cutting two percent from the county budget amongst other responsible stewardship.

I stood to ask the U.S. Senate candidate and current Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives a question… Before I could even say a word Tillis asked me, “Are you a blogger? Next question.”

Steadfast in my determination to ask my question, I went on to ask why he went along with State Senator Fletcher Hartsell’s amendment last week that politically rebuked the Cabarrus County GOP executive board, his host at this event.

Tillis said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” I responded by telling him that he is negligent if that’s the case. Or he just lied to Cabarrus County. As Speaker of the House it’s his responsibility to know what bills are heard and being passed.

Thom Tillis demonstrated that he does not respect or consider the Constitution worthwhile. Using Orwellian doublespeak he told those in attendance that we couldn’t selectively choose how to interpret the Constitution when it comes to matters we do not favor.

The first amendment to the Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Let’s face it, the traditional press is going by the wayside and the Internet media is the future. I “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” on my blog and elsewhere.

For Tillis to dismiss me as a blogger indicates that he is not willing to be accountable to you when he is a candidate and exposes his character by publically lying. What do you think he’ll be like if he is elected?

How is Tillis any different than Fletcher Hartsell or Kay Hagen for that matter? All three will lie when put in a hard position. That’s not leadership, that’s cowardice.

For far too long the national Republican Party has bullied Republicans into voting for whom the establishment picks. We are sold the line that “we must unify” or bad things will happen. We were told on Thursday night by State Representative Larry Pittman that we should vote for Thom Tillis because there may be a Supreme Court nomination after the next senate is elected; so vote for Tillis because he’s pro-life.

Abortion has been legal for over forty years, and when was the last time your elected representatives ran a bill to repeal it? The fact is that neither Tillis nor Richard Hudson is going to run a bill to repeal abortion. They are more interested in getting elected and going along to get along.

For this reason America and Cabarrus County have stifling debt problems amongst other issues, because we elect men and women who are not courageous. And sadly Thom Tillis does not have the backbone to fairly answer what should have been an easy question to answer.

Until you and I require better of our candidates and representatives, we will continue to get power-hungry politicians who think they know what is best, central planners like Thom Tillis.

When asked about why he advocates for toll roads, Tillis condescendingly said, “people don’t get it.”

Yes, Mr. Speaker we get it, and we think the government has taxed us enough already.

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