Sept. 28, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today reacted to North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue's call to suspend congressional elections for two years:
"The North Carolina legislature should impeach Governor Beverly Perdue, who has called for the suspension of the U.S. Constitutional requirement for federal elections. This is all a part of a disturbing trend on the hard left, showing their antipathy toward the people's right to choose the direction of their country rather than the elites who think they know best.
"Recently, former White House OMB director and Pelosi CBO director Peter Orszag similarly stated that 'we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic'. This is a trial balloon for tyranny.
"History has shown that elite-driven government always leads to authoritarianism. It's time for the North Carolina legislature to stand up for the American principle that legitimacy can only be conferred through the consent of the governed by impeaching Perdue immediately. Perdue and Orszag's attack on representative government is a desire to go back to the days before the American Revolution when the nation suffered under taxation without representation."