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?