Tea Party legislators in North Carolina have drawn a great deal of national attention in recent months. Whether it’s their extreme proposal for voter suppression laws that would include requiring state-issued photo IDs to vote, ending same-day voter registration during early voting—which would also be drawn down—banning “incompetent” persons from voting, requiring DREAMers to carry discriminatory photo IDs that read “No Lawful Status,” attempting to shut down abortion clinics, as well as reports of state senator Tommy Tucker snapping at a newspaper publisher, “I am the senator, you are the citizen. You need to be quiet,” North Carolina Tea Party legislators have no problem drawing negative attention to themselves.
Here are five more horrible ideas that have emerged from North Carolina’s legislature, thanks to the state’s Tea Party lawmakers.
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