Hold on to your hat. The NC House GOP majority is apparently getting ready to expand free, taxpayer-subsidized child care, thus fulfilling one of Roy Cooper's campaign promises. The Raleigh News and Observer has the details. David Lewis is apparently the ring-leader of this effort.
Government child care for toddlers and pre-schoolers has long been a media/left priority. It is apparently thought to be critical to shape the kids' worldview from nearly the moment they pop out of their mothers' respective wombs. We have heard about Head Start, Smart Start, Pre-K and other such creatures ad nauseum. K-12, of course, was no longer felt to be sufficient.
Straight moral sense would dictate that our government should expect mothers and fathers to unite and work together to assure that their preschool kids can be raised properly-- with care provided ideally and primarily by mom, if possible. It is, after all, a natural role for mothers to nurture their kids.
But instead, we have North Carolina Republicans insisting that the government ought to provide preschool care to increasing numbers of children. These politicians should instead be getting state government out of this business completely, and insist that mothers and fathers jointly provide for their kids' care.
Sometimes one cannot help but shake one's head at some of the antics from our "conservative" party.