N.C. Lawmakers Kill Medical Marijuana Bill Because It Had Too Much Support:
February 22, 2013 in Activism
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Apparently when lawmakers in North Carolina are flooded with phone calls from their constituents in support of a piece of legislation they consider it “harassment” and kill the bill to make it stop.
This is what representative democracy has become in North Carolina, where lawmakers just killed a bill to legalize medical marijuana to “stem the tide of phone calls and emails”.
According to WRAL Channel 5 in North Carolina:
The House Rules Committee has killed a bill that would have legalized medical marijuana, an effort by House leaders to stem a tide of phone calls and emails on the topic.
It is somewhat unusual to give a measure an unfavorable report. Typically, bills that won’t pass merely sit in committee unheard and untended.
“We did it to be done with it, so people could move on for the session,” said Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, R-Wake. He said lawmakers we’re being “harassed” with phone calls and emails about medical marijuana.
In other words, stop bugging us to do your bidding. Who do you think we work for? They act as if we work for them, at least before they fired us for “harassment”.
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