The far right’s rally to “take back their state”
We've already covered some of the absurdity that surrounds tomorrow's "Take Back Our State" rally sponsored by Americans for the Prosperous and some of their neighbors on Right-Wing Avenue. Remember this doozy of a quote from one of the main organizers:
"Our taxes are too high, our roads are a mess, corruption is running rampant through North Carolina government, and our public education system is failing many of our children.
For years those of us calling for conservative solutions to North Carolina's challenges have been shut out of the process. Parents desperate for more charter schools can't get a vote. Family friendly legislation is sent to die by legislative leaders. Taxes have been raised almost every year this decade.
We have less individual freedom than anytime in our state's great history." (Emphasis supplied).
But for those of you who haven't yet done it, you really owe it to yourself to check out some of the promotional materials surrounding tomorrow's big shindig. Should be a big time. I mean how can anyone resist the opportunity to stand out back of the Legislative Building at five o'clock tomorrow afternoon in 95 degree heat to hear from a one-time senator from Kansas/Viagra spokesman (he'll no doubt deliver a non-partisan speech), a one-time Lt. Governor of Maryland and some right-wing radio jocks?!
As an added extra special bonus, we'll get to hear the mayor of Charlotte endorse the disastrous idea of the so-called "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" or "TABOR" — an anti-public spending policy that's already screwed up multiple state budgets!
Hey, and they'll be free beach music too!
The sponsors include most of the usual suspects, but one group of interest is one that calls itself the "Faith, Family, and Freedom Alliance." Click here to read this group's Bible-based explanations of the need to preserve the right for all of us to have an assault weapon and a trickledown economy. WWJD indeed.
All in all, it should be a fun day in Raleigh Wednesday. Check back with The Progressive Pulse for more details on tomorrow's festivities.