The thought that Cooper's legal team thinks they can "discover" dictatorial powers where they aren't is terrifying. The consequences are too numerous to list. The steady destruction of small businesses and the jobs they once provided is one particularly sad result.
Senate Bill 773 would bring universal license recognition to NC. Universal license recognition is one of the five reforms in the John Locke Foundation’s package of recommendations for streamlining occupational regulation to get North Carolinians back to work.
While people struggle to provide for their families, these police-state acts to uphold Cooper's rule by fiat call to mind one of the charges laid against King George III in the Declaration of Independence, that he has "sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance."
I want people to understand that these losses aren't just places where you grab a bite to eat. They are employers of many people, people who as explained above are living paycheck to paycheck. They are run by conscientious owners who care very much for their employees and who feel these losses deeply.