Remember the promises made after Hurricane Katrina that citizens would never again be subject to gun restrictions and confiscations during such emergencies? Bad news. They lied. On Wednesday, September 1st, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Earle. In doing so, she suspended the right of state residents to use or carry firearms outside their premises. And yes, violater's guns would be confiscated.No consequences for actions repugnant to the Constitution.
Notice she did not protect and defend the rights of the citizenry as is her sworn duty. No surprise, Governor Perdue is a socialist activist—master's degree in education, doctoral in education administration, it's all there in the record. She won the Governorship in a squeaker when Obama delivered the crucial voters. Since then she's had an approval rating in the low 30s but governs as if she had a mandate from Mao.
That the Governor was not forced to step aside pending immediate impeachment and conviction says what needs saying. That she holds office in the first place says even more. This walking pile and her errand boys in the legislature are all the proof a person should need that voting doesn't work, not for the citizenry. If voting worked it would have worked by now.
Until tyrants are held accountable, expect more and more of the same.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.***
- Ayn Rand
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."***
- Thomas Jefferson"
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it”***
- Albert Einstein
"If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they're gonna murder you in your sleep."***
- Frank Zappa
"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”Will America remember it's heritage and stand up? Or succumb with only a whimper?
That the Governor was not forced to step aside pending immediate impeachment and conviction says what needs saying.***
"Men occasionally stumble over truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."***
- Winston Churchill
UPDATE: Executive Order 62 (link)
Gun Rights Examiner explanation of Executive Order 62 (link)
Executive Order 63: Termination of Executive Orders No. 61 & No. 62 (link)