I hope NC Governor Bev Purdue was joking when she suggested suspending elections in the U.S. so we can concentrate on the economy. I guess she wants her job to be made easier. If she doesn’t have to worry about spending our money, she and her buddies can spend decadently without worrying about getting re-elected.
If she is serious, then I don’t know what she doesn’t understand about the importance of elections in a free country. By the way, there was no indication she was joking as her tone was level and serious.
She was speaking to a Rotary Club when she said, “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that,” Perdue said. “You want people who don’t worry about the next election.” Read here: Newsobserver