Enforce the Law 70% of North Carolinians Agree With

Governor McCrory, in reacting to the veto overide of House Bill 392 Warrant Status/Drug Screen Public Assist., stated his administration “…will not take any action on the new law’s implementation until sufficient funds with this unfunded mandate are provided, not only for the Department of Health and Human Services, but also the funding for consistent application across all 100 counties.”

In the same press release he also announced “We have found the necessary funds through my budget office…” to facilitate the spending of $10 million dollars for a purpose the legislature never approved.

Tell Governor McCrory to use this “found” money to implement drug screening for those applying for public assistance in accordance with the law passed by the general assembly with overwhelming bi-partisan support.

Article III, Section 5, Part 4 of the North Carolina Constitution requires the governor to faithfully execute the laws passed by the General Assembly.

All governors, without regard to party, swear an oath to uphold the Constitution. Tell Gov. McCrory to perform his constitutional duty to enforce the law

Tell Gov. McCrory To Enforce The Law

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This article was posted by Civitas Staff on September 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

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Comments on this article

  • 1

    Mickey Styron
    Mickey Styron Sep 05, 2013 at 8:50

    I have had to get drug tested to usually get a job and randomly tested during my career since the early ’90s at least once every 2 years. why shouldn’t tax dollars not help illegal drug use?

  • 2

    Barbara S Humber
    Barbara S Humber Sep 06, 2013 at 18:38

    I had to get a drug test every year on my job. I don’t see why people who are getting free money should not have to do this.

  • 3

    Michael Lambe
    Michael Lambe Sep 07, 2013 at 13:42

    I get drug tested all the time for my job. They get Taxpayer monies so they should have to get drug tested also. You don’t get to pick and choose what laws to enforce. Don’t be like Pres. Obama. I know your a RINO, but show some backbone for once.

  • 4

    David Williams
    David Williams Sep 07, 2013 at 16:20

    Any elected official that chooses not to enforce a law should be charged with not doing his or her job. That could or would get anyone in the private sector fired.

  • 5

    Liberal Hypocrisy
    Liberal Hypocrisy Sep 08, 2013 at 10:17

    Obama has had a long history of selectively not enforcing laws he didn’t agree with – but that’s different, right?

  • 6

    John Johnson
    John Johnson Sep 11, 2013 at 9:37

    Can we add to the mandatory drug testing any individuals holding a political office and all individuals with a “government job” :)

  • 7

    Foy King
    Foy King Sep 11, 2013 at 22:31

    Sir,
    I have never been on public assistance, but I would never expect anyone to help me if were to need help, if I were so stupid as to be doing drugs in the first place.
    If you use drugs that is a choice that you made, you were not forced, It is not prohibited by the Constitution, nor endorsed by by it, just a stupid choice that you made that the rest of us should not have to pay for!
    Wake-up America… why are we responsible for those who chose to be stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 8

    harold jones
    harold jones Sep 12, 2013 at 7:34

    my work requires a drug test every year and also a random test. do your job gov.

  • 9

    John Moore
    John Moore Sep 12, 2013 at 8:10

    It is the responsibility of the governor and his staff to enforce the laws passed by the legislature. If your hero is Obama, then go ahead and ignore the law, otherwise do the job you were elected to do.

  • 10

    Nina S
    Nina S Sep 12, 2013 at 8:16

    I am not sure why they worried about funding this program. After drug testing screenings many of recipients will be cut out of their benefits due to drug use, which will open opportunities for funding this program long term.

  • 11

    Robert Clagett
    Robert Clagett Sep 12, 2013 at 13:13

    If we are going to include people on public assistance and government officials, I am all for it.

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