Raleigh, N.C. — Today the N.C. Senate approved legislation requiring written consent from a parent or legal guardian for a minor to receive a vaccine that is approved for emergency use but not yet fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That includes the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Parents know their children the best. They, not the government, should have the ultimate say when it comes to their child’s health,” Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth) said. “Just like other healthcare decisions, parents and their children should talk with their doctor before getting any vaccine.”
House Bill 96 passed the Senate unanimously and now goes to the House for consideration. The bill also increases the number of vaccines and medications that immunizing pharmacists can administer.
Sponsoring organization “WEARE” is partnered with Durham Public Schools
Group also hosts educator workshops to “facilitate K-5 lessons with an antiracist lens”
Leading “antiracism” thinker Ibram X. Kendi: “The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination”
Raleigh, N.C. — Democratic politicians in North Carolina claim that Critical Race Theory-inspired doctrines in public schools “doesn’t exist.”
The group is called “WEARE,” which is short for “Working to Extend Anti-Racist Education,” and they partner…
There were fewer COVID deaths during the entire MONTH of July than a given DAY in January
Shifting rules, perpetual panic further discredits public health authorities, and that’s a problem
Raleigh, N.C. — Fewer North Carolinians died from COVID during the entire month of July than on a single given day in January. That’s because vaccines work, and most of the people at highest risk of death got the vaccine.
That’s cause for relief. But all we’re getting from public health authorities are shifting rules and perpetual panic.
The CDC offers more consistent guidance on consuming raw cookie dough than…
“If Democrats intent on school improvement follow the woke fringe down the same Twitter-inspired rabbit hole that swallowed police reform, they oughtn’t be surprised when things go south”
Raleigh, N.C. — Take a look at this smart analysis of the apparent knee-jerk defense of the doctrines aligned with “Critical Race Theory.”
As with “Defund the Police,” those embracing CRT-aligned doctrines are choosing to defend the most extreme end of a spectrum, dismissing the very reasonable middle grounds that might exist to address real problems.
Do the theory’s defenders even understand what they’re defending? “Antiracism,” as defined by the author of…
Raleigh, N.C. — When Republicans said overly generous unemployment benefits are causing problems because the government is paying people not to work, Democrats accused them of peddling a “false narrative.”
Democratic Congressman David Price said it’s just a Republican “talking point” and “there’s no evidence whatsoever that it’s true.”
When Republicans proposed opting out of the federal unemployment benefits supplement, Senate Democrats called it a “political ploy” and applauded Gov. Roy Cooper for “using his veto to stand up for jobless workers.”
A purported social policy researcher in Chapel Hill called the Republican proposal “miserly” and “punitive.”
Children must learn about our state’s racial past and all of its ugliness, including the cruelties of slavery, the 1898 Wilmington massacre, and Jim Crow
But students must not be forced to adopt an ideology that is separate and distinct from history, and that promotes “present discrimination” — so long as it’s against the right people — as “antiracist.”
A lot of people have a lot to say about Sen. Berger’s proposed bill addressing discrimination in school curriculum.
Nobody has opposed the substance of the bill, which says public schools can’t require students to affirm that “one race is inherently…
Founders of critical race theory school of thought: “Critical race theory questions the very foundations of the liberal order”
Leading antiracism text: “The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.”
Durham government-sanctioned report: Public schools
“must be actively and intentionally antiracist as part of the struggle…”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools: “We are called to be antiracists…we are all compelled to do our part.”
Raleigh, N.C. — Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) today released proposed legislation to address anti-discrimination in school curriculum.
Read Sen. Berger’s full remarks here on the proposal here.
What’s in the Bill
The legislation does not permit public…
Certain Enlightenment Era concepts have defined American culture since our nation’s founding. Sometimes referred to as “classical liberalism,” they include freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of debate, and rationality.
From these concepts stem the scientific method; technological advancement; innovation; the peaceful existence of a multiethnic society and its ability to adapt, improve, and survive.
For a long time we took these concepts as a given — they’re there, and they always will be, so we needn’t pay them much mind.
Debates over matters of public policy would reduce to appeals to commonly held principles. We’d debate how a…
Raleigh, N.C. — We’ve had a lot of conversations with reporters about “critical race theory” and “social justice” recently. Some brush off the controversy as just another “culture war” and pay the underlying substance little mind.
That’s an understandable, if somewhat jaded, position to hold.
But it’s much more than that, and it deserves your attention. As Kevin Drum, formerly of far-left Mother Jones, put it last week: “For God’s sake, please don’t insult my intelligence by pretending that wokeness and cancel culture are all just figments of the conservative imagination.”
Raleigh, N.C. — Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) released the following statement on Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 116, “Putting North Carolina Back to Work Act”:
“It’s a shame to see Gov. Cooper incentivize people not to work instead of addressing our state’s severe labor shortage. With the pandemic largely behind us, thousands of jobs are waiting to be filled but this veto ensures that ‘Help Wanted’ signs will remain up for months to come and more jobs will be sent to other countries where our manufacturers can find the workforce they need.”
The official Medium account for N.C. Senate Leader Phil Berger’s press office.