Today’s Moral Monday event

It looks like there will be big numbers once again at today’s Moral Monday protests. Friends report (and this article confirms) that two busloads of outside agitators will be coming from Asheville alone this afternoon.

Click here to watch Rev. William Barber’s response to the Civitas Institute’s offensive mug shot website about the protesters.


  1. Doug

    June 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    What is offensive about accessing public information and publishing it? Also, why are you not hounding the government about public information laws if you do not want it available? Is it that you just do not want information out there if it is “your people” involved? What if the Tea Partiers were purposely getting arrested when those protests were going on, would you support publishing their information…..I think this site would be leading the charge on the front page if that were the case. Liberal hypcrisy rears it’s ugly head again!

  2. Jack

    June 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    What exactly would the Tea Partiers be purposely getting arrested for?

    What was posted online about those arrested on those Moral Mondays is all public information to begin with. What Pope and his boys did was exercise their free speech as well as publicize the work of those who are proud of their efforts to shine light on the harm the NCGA is doing to the people of NC.

    The GOP believes that taking a stand is shameful and that is where Pope went wrong. Those arrested are walking in the footsteps of the founding fathers and Americans that followed their lead. The founding fathers exercised their belief in freedom of speech and stood up to an empire that was doing the people wrong.

    North Carolinians on Moral Monday are taking responsibility as citizens of North Carolina. They are the people speaking up to say we the people are not being represented properly. The NCGA is being cruel to NC and we are not a cruel people. Representation of corporations, wealthy and predatory businesses doesn’t represent me and the majority of the people in NC.

  3. Doug

    June 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    My point exactly. There are more effective ways of protesting than getting arrested.

    I agree. Freedom of information and speech.

    Taking a stand is not shameful, doing it unlawfully is though. Why are these people ashamed if it is supposedly the right thing to do?

    Civitas is then publicizing the fact that these fine upstanding people are taking a stand. Is all this liberal hysteria because the demographics do not match the typical NC citizen?

    What is cruel about getting us out of debilitating debt and setting the state up for competitive job growth so more of these much ballyhooed “less fortunate” can get jobs. The focus here is always on keeping these people in slavery to the government perks rather than them becoming productive members of society. In my view, slavery is the true cruelty. Especially when it is presented as “help”.

  4. Diatribe

    June 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Everybody should bring their Paula Deen pots and pans and pound the hell out of ’em to make a racket the Legislature can’t ignore!

  5. NoGOPinNC

    June 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Arts civitas propaganda machine sure did get awfully secretive when indyweek turned the tables on them…..I just loved hearing about our new Gov. Popes main living sq. footage, you would think a guy with that kind of real estate could pay his child support…but you would be wrong.

  6. RJ

    June 25, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Oh god, D trots out the “poor folks are slaves on the liberal plantation” BS therefore Dems are the real racists. This argument presupposes that these “slaves” don’t have enough sense to make choices at the ballot box that are in their self-interest. Then the Repubs wonder why these “slaves” think they’re racist and vote against them.

    Again, Doug, I’m afraid your hood is showing…

  7. robert evinger

    June 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

    the republicans in raleigh are dusting off the electric chair, or polishing up the hypodermic needles, now that they repealed the racial justice act.

  8. Doug

    June 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

    That is how we got here, at the ballot box the people obviously vote their perks vs. what is good for the long term good of the state/nation. Then when they don’t get their way, and the perks are being reigned back in to reasonable levels, they send their minions up to media circus protests.

    Oh, and come up with somehting new besides the race card…..most of the protesters are white anyway so that does not play here. And just because I bring up the truth and use the term slave does not mean I am a racist either, in the history of mankind there have been all kinds of people put in slavery by their government of all kinds of colors, creeds etc. Slavery has nothing to do with skin color.

  9. RJ

    June 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    So only black folks can protest against racism? Only the poor can protest against further impoverishment? And in some other places at some other times, non-africans were enslaved? And this has what to do with 21st century NC politics?

    Psst: your hood is showing…

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