Protect the constitution
I would like to apologize to all North Carolinians who have been or may become victims of crimes, because I and many others are compelled to vote against the victims’ rights amendment. As a citizen I cannot support ANY amendment to the state constitution that contains this or a similar clause: “The General Assembly may prescribe general laws to further define and implement this section.”
The purpose of the state constitution is to identify the things that cannot be changed by legislative or executive ruling.
For the same reason, my apology to supporters of the right to hunt and fish amendment, the voter ID amendment and the amendment to control ethics and election board appointments. All of which contain a similar clause.
My message to the members of the General Assembly: your good intentions were poorly communicated. The people of North Carolina deserve better from you.