[Cross-posted from BackwardNC]
It's become abundantly clear that the Art Pope machine in The Old Backward State can get away with anything it wants. The level of extremism in North Carolina is almost without precedent.
As their scorched-earth policies steamroll ahead unfettered, as they stomp on people they don't care about, and as they literally do whatever they wish, unconstrained by anything including the state and federal constitutions, it occurs to us:
Why do they lie?
Why don't they simply tell the truth about why they're passing these extreme laws? Why do they feel the need to lie? Is it simply habitual? Do they think they're fooling people? Is it an attempt to assuage their consciences?