“Either ‘it’s not broke, so don’t fix it’ (the hunting/fishing amendment); ‘it’ll make things worse while not fixing what’s wrong’ (the victims’ rights amendment); or ‘it’s destroying our balanced government’ (amendments 3–6).”
In November, North Carolina voters will choose whether to add the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife to their constitution. If the amendment passes, the state will join 21 others, including all of the South save Florida, Maryland and West Virginia, in explicitly affirming this right.
“The amendment — badly worded, hurtful and ultimately fruitless — foolishly tried to make gay marriage “triply illegal” despite the fact that the Defense of Marriage Act was about to go before the Supreme Court.”
Preamble to the North Carolina State Constitution: We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the American Union and the existence of our civil, political and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those blessings to […]