NCGOP CHAIRMAN TOM FETZER'S STATEMENT ON RESIGNATION OF RANDY GLOVER
Raleigh – NCGOP Chairman Tom Fetzer released the following statement regarding Randy Glover's resignation as the commander of the State Highway Patrol.
"Colonel Glover's decision today is in the best interest of the highway patrol and the many fine men and women who wear its uniforms. North Carolina's citizens should be grateful to the members of the media for shedding light on this situation, forcing action that should have been taken weeks ago."
4:35 update: Just after posting the original blog entry, a separate news release arrived from Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger's office:
Berger Responds to Glover Resignation
Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) made the following statement in connection with the announcement of Colonel Randy Glover’s resignation from his post as State Highway Patrol Commander.
“Colonel Glover’s resignation is the first step in restoring the morale and the hard-earned reputation of the State Highway Patrol as a first rate law enforcement agency. Now it is incumbent upon Governor Perdue to effectively address the ongoing issues that are plaguing the State Highway Patrol and appoint a new commander who is qualified to lead it.”
George Leef's interview on the wisdom of the mantra that every HS grad must go to college really hit home with me today.
As part of a graduate student team consulting with a rural school system in the Midwest, I have been interviewing parents, teachers and taxpayers. One of the things that appears often in the commentary is the fact that parents and students have been told and sold on the idea that college for every kid is imperative.
The result? Their kids graduate from college and can find no jobs in the local community, unless they take minimum wage jobs at places like McDonald's (a great place to get a first leg up, not a great destination for college-educated students trained for white-collar work).
So most graduates leave for better opportunities, the community is steadily shrinking, and at the same time it's starving for a supply of grocers, plumbers, barkeeps, farmers, mechanics and others with the necessary technical and manual skills to keep ordinary activities humming.
Read this amazing piece about one of the early skirmishes against Obamacare. A number of surgeons in Idaho protest Obamacare's reduction of their income and get nailed with an antitrust prosecution.
Obama is glad when unions try to get more from employers, but in our Alice in Wonderland nation, doctors who fight against the government's lowering of their earnings get hauled into court.
One of the features of the rule of law as we used to know it was that all people enjoyed the same rights. One of the features of monarchies and dictatorships is that some people are favored and others are trodden upon. The US is rapidly moving away from the former and toward the latter.
North Carolina’s new state budget sets taxpayers up for a $3 billion shortfall next year. That’s just one of the problems with the new budget plan. Joe Coletti will outline others during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from the state House’s final budget debate.
Terry Stoops will explain why a recent survey of North Carolina college professors raises some concerns about questions used on the state’s public school end-of-course tests.
Plus we’ll hear from a pair of experts associated with the Cato Institute. Transportation expert Randal O’Toole will discuss the best responses to gridlock on our highways, while economist Arnold Kling will explain how increased competition among government agencies could improve public services.