In a few years when people are looking back at the demise of the reign of the radical right in North Carolina, this may well be the week that they point to as the beginning of the end, the week that the tea party Republicans in control in Raleigh jumped the shark and caused even people who never pay attention to politics to ask what in the world is going on in their own state government.
Fourteen members of the state House signed onto a resolution that calls for creating an official state religion, declares that people in North Carolina are not subject to decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and proclaims that the state can decide on its own what is constitutional and what is not.
The ludicrous resolution has understandably prompted national scorn and ridicule but there’s more to it than that.
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