“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” -Animal Farm

This week our elected public servants pulled a real doozy, you have to read this to believe it. Who do these people think they are?

From WRAL:

“Members of Congress could run blue lights on their cars, something prohibited now for everyone but law enforcement, under bipartisan legislation filed this week at the statehouse.

Senate Bill 618 would cover only current members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate, only their officially registered vehicles and only “in the performance of the member’s official duties.”

“There are frequently times when they’re trying to meet deadlines,” sponsoring Sen. Floyd McKissick, D-Durham, said Thursday.

McKissick said Democratic 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield asked for the bill. McKissick lined up a Republican co-sponsor: Sen. Danny Britt, R-Robeson.

“Any bills I have, I look for bipartisan support,” McKissick said.

Britt didn’t respond to a message Thursday seeking comment on the legislation.

Current law makes it Class 1 misdemeanor for anyone other than law enforcement to have blue lights on a vehicle.”

My Take On The Issue

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Too often politicians think that they are more important than the people they serve. It’s unfortunate that there is a bipartisan effort to allow members of Congress to run blue lights in NC while on official business. Blue lights should be reserved for one group–our law enforcement officers who are risking their lives every day to keep us safe. They shouldn’t be for politicians who are in a hurry to their next fundraiser. You don’t serve government. Government serves you. Putting a stop to this kind of behavior is only one of the reasons I’d like to serve you as your next Congressman from NC’s 9th district.

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