Today, I notified Governor Cooper that, as a member of the Council of State, I will be suing his administration for violating the Emergency Management Act. The Governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the businesses and citizens of North Carolina without concurrence from a majority of the Council of State.
Before I officially file my suit, the Governor is required by law to approve the use of independent legal counsel. State agencies in North Carolina are required to use the Attorney General’s office to file lawsuits or else get an exception from the Governor. As the Attorney General has been responsible for drafting the unlawful Executive Orders I’m challenging, I have decided the only path forward is with independent counsel.
Dan Forest Candidate for Governor
Dan Forest · Raleigh, NC, United States
As you can see and read for yourself the Governor does not have any power to make law. Any and all unconstitutional acts that look lawful as giving the Governor any power to make law is illegal and therefore is Null and Void.
For everyone who has read or heard about yesterday’s Buncombe County Commission emergency meeting, you now understand why we need a change in leadership. In a 4-3 vote along party lines, the majority Democrat commissioners approved an order to require employees and patrons to wear masks inside commercial businesses, such as restaurants and retail stores.
As commissioners, our job is to support our community, not to create unnecessary rules or hardships. We should suggest options for the safety of our citizens, but we should not approve mandates without solid evidence. We don’t legislate based on opinions or partisan agendas. We owe it to the people we represent to research and base our decisions on facts.
These are very serious times we are in. This virus is real and tensions are high. It is important to research all available information and potential issues and those must be considered and weighed in every decision we make. I don’t believe Commission Chair Brownie Newman + 3 did so before approving this face mask order and I don’t support overriding the state with stricter requirements.
If the state believes a recommendation is sufficient, then I don’t think we should mandate that citizens or businesses in Buncombe County be held to higher standards than others in North Carolina, especially when such an order cannot be enforced. Our businesses have already been hit hard by the shut down. We should not be driving people to visit counties outside of Buncombe in order to avoid complying with an unnecessary mandate.
I am asking our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to amend this order to make it a recommendation, as other cities and counties across the country have had the wisdom to do.
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