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Fitzsimon: State senator's arrogance

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Sen. Tommy Tucker from Union County is the latest member of the General Assembly receiving national attention and his 15 seconds of fame may be the most revealing incident yet about the folks currently in charge of the legislative branch of government in North Carolina.

Tucker made headlines this week for telling a North Carolina newspaper publisher “I am the senator. You are the citizen. You need to be quiet.”

Tucker’s display of ego and arrogance comes on the heels on legislators prompting national outrage for equating Islamic prayer with terrorism and calling for the establishment of a state religion while vowing that North Carolina is not subject to the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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