Letter: NC deserves better
Published 9:30 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tom Campbell, in “NC watching the same move over and over” (Aug. 13), gives good advice when he says that we can begin to change the scene of North Carolina government. Asking candidates for the legislature their position on non-partisan re-districting and getting them to sign their intent to do so would be a beginning to ending gerrymandering. Redistricting happens every 10 years, and one will happen several years from now.
Yes, the present situation — with the GOP-controlled legislature passing bad laws, including those that give them all the power, the governor’s vetoes, and then court challenges — is far from good government. This must end, as it should not have ever happened to begin with. N.C. citizens want and deserve good, non-partisan, evenhanded government.
We as citizens must put an end to bad government in our state. Elect legislators who will support a commission that is non-partisan to handle redistricting.
Those who are in power now have proven they are not the ones who are capable of such non-partisan leadership.
— Pat Bullard