Archives: John Trump

  • Government edicts, lockdowns ignore power of personal responsibility

    This coronavirus isn’t going anywhere. It has burrowed deep into our communities, our hospitals, our psyches. It won’t magically disappear, despite all the wishing. The hoping and the dreaming. We’re hurting. In the eye of a hurricane it’s futile to try to assess the damage. We’re…

  • N.C. bars will remain closed, judge rules

    Bars in North Carolina will remain closed, a judge ruled Friday, June 26. The N.C. Bar and Tavern Association filed a lawsuit June 4 on behalf of 185 business owners after Gov. Roy Cooper shut them down March 17 because of worries over…

  • Inconsistency and pandering: Unacceptable

    Unacceptable. Gov. Roy Cooper’s penchant for absolute power. The way he plays with people’s lives and livelihoods. The flagrant partisanship and a creeping disdain among Democrats for freedom and liberty. The hypocrisy, the pandering. The weird science. It’s too much.

  • Cooper vetoes second bill reopening gyms and bars

    Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill opening gyms and bars.  Cooper waited until the legislature adjourned for the weekend before acting on the measure, which strikes yet another blow against businesses struggling to survive amid a pandemic and ongoing protests over the killing of George…

  • You seem lost, governor. We certainly are

    I’ve about had it.  Enough, already, with the mandates and decrees enacted to protect us from COVID-19. From each other. The inconsistent and obtuse data. The pedantic lecturing.  Enough. I’m tired, and I’m not alone. I’m sure of that, evidenced by the myriad…

  • All systems go (for now) in planning for N.C. State Fair

    Planning for the N.C. State Fair is under way, even as things remain uncertain because of COVID-19 and Gov. Roy Cooper’s lockdown orders. The fair is scheduled Oct. 15-25 at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh. About 1 million people attend the fair each year.

  • On gyms, bars, and protests: Which is it, governor?

    Which is it, Gov. Roy Cooper? People are more important than property, Cooper tweeted. His backdrop was violence, the riots and looting of downtown Raleigh and other N.C. cities. The brutal killing of George Floyd should be met with protests, demonstrations, and demands for change. Violence…