In their continuing quest to arrest people who don't agree with them, the NC GOP rushed through rules changes that apply to the legislative building, just before the first Moral Monday of this session. They did this with no notice and no public input (sorry, we know that goes without saying, since they do most everything with no notice and no public input).
The state chapter of the NAACP and other protesters are seeking to overturn rules that limit demonstrations at the Legislative Building.
The group filed suit Wednesday seeking a restraining order that would prevent the General Assembly Police from enforcing rules that prohibit groups from making enough noise to interfere with conversation and allow officers to order people to leave the building if they think those people pose an "imminent threat" of a disturbance.
It's become difficult to keep track of all the lawsuits filed against Pat and the Tillisberger, although that's because it's difficult to keep track of all the unconstitutional laws they have passed.
The NAACP and protesters Douglas and Vicki Ryder, Stella Adams, Sylvia Barnes and O'Linda Gillis contend that the revised building rules are vague and violate both the U.S. and North Carolina constitutions.
Phil Berger, who hasn't told the truth in years, had this to say:
Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said Thursday that the updated rules were what allowed him to meet for a hour Monday night with a group of protesters to discuss education issues.
“For years, we’ve heard feedback that the 30-year-old building rules implemented by previous Democrat leaders were confusing and restrictive,” Berger said in a statement. “We responded to those concerns, and I am baffled why (state NAACP President) Rev. Barber is now trying to turn back the progress we made in increasing building access and free speech.”
No, Phil, the updated rules had nothing to do with "allowing" you to meet with your constituents. Meeting with constituents is what elected officials are supposed to do. Especially in their taxpayer-funded offices in a public building, which belongs to us, not to you.
And Rev. Barber is a very intelligent man. We don't think he'd sue you if you had actually improved things. At some point, Phil, you and Taylor Swift need to realize that maybe it's not them, maybe it's you.