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Budget cuts to NC schools may be unconstitutional

A Republican judge has ordered a hearing so that he can decide if budget cuts to school funding will compromise childrens’ constitutional rights to an education.

Did you know that under the NC Constitution, Article 1, Section 15, “The people have a right to the privilege of education, and it is the duty of the State to guard and maintain that right.” When rights such as these are enshrined in a constitution, someone somewhere gets to decide if the right is being violated. And your property can be confiscated to ensure that people’s rights are not violated. This is so, despite Article Section 8 which says, “The people of this State shall not be taxed or made subject to the payment of any impost or duty without the consent of themselves or their representatives in the General Assembly, freely given.” These rights are in conflict. Guess who’s going to win?



One thought on “Budget cuts to NC schools may be unconstitutional

  1. Imho, Article 1, Section 15 is unconstitutional. I hope THAT gets challenged in this judge’s court. Governments can grant privileges, but they cannot grant rights, especially not such as conflict with and contradict our other true rights. Rights are protections for all people. Rights do not place a burden on some for the benefit of others. Rights do not cost anyone anything. We have a right to be free and protected from liberals and their imposition of political correctness.

    Posted by Prince of Peeps | May 29, 2011, 10:52 pm

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