By Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam
Speaker Pro Tem
North Carolina House of Representatives
July 6, 2016
Editor’s Note: Recently, Gene Nichol, a highly recognized professor at UNC Chapel Hill excoriated Republican leadership in the state for doing what he said is “destroying the meaning of North Carolina.” Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam answers his accusations in the following op-ed. To get the full import of Stam’s piece, you should read Nichol’s piece first in the link of the first paragraph of Stam’s article. Stam’s work is a very important article that addresses many of the nonsensical mainstream arguments by the Left against the state’s current leadership.
Gene Nichol, a “Distinguished Professor” at UNC Chapel Hill, recapitulated his published rants against the Governor and the General Assembly on June 25, 2016, in The News and Observer. He refers to actions of the Governor and the General Assembly as “insanity,” “tragic,” “cruel and indefensible,” “Foundational un-American,” “stealing,” “Totalitarianism,” “threatening,” “coercion,” “degradation.,” and perjury.” He is quite a wordsmith. His charges are so many that to answer them all would take a book. A sample of his charges will demonstrate his reckless disregard for the facts and the law.
Charge one: We “tragically refused to expand Medicaid merely to show disdain for President Obama “denying health care to half million poor Tar Heels though the federal government would pay almost all the fare”. Read the rest of this entry