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The nullifiers return this afternoon

In case you missed it, this afternoon’s “Thankful Tuesday” event (at which supporters of the current state leadership will register their support for the impending regressive tax shift) will, according to the folks at Americans for Prosperity,  be co-sponsored by a group that calls itself the Moccasin Creek Minutemen.

As my colleague Chris Fitzsimon reported earlier this year, these are the same fun folks who, George Wallace-like, championed “nullification” of federal law at an event outside the General Assembly in January.  

The group’s website also serves as handy portal into the loony tunes underbelly of the modern far right, with easy-to-follow links leading visitors to the websites like The Blaze and NC Freedom — a site that, in turn, promotes a group that calls itself the North Carolina American RepublicThis group rejects the legitimacy of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution and, indeed, the very legality of our state government.

Yikes! Should be a fun afternoon.  

 

One Comment


  1. Frances Jenkins

    July 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Why all the name calling? Why can you not just say side B disagrees? There are many things about Moral Monday that could be said. Let’s begin with many of the people protesting make over $100,000.00 running nonprofits. They not protesting for the poor or the down trodden. They are protesting for themselves. The staff of PP do not know the poor or how to help them. Your lofty claims as advocates for the poor are as hollow your actions. Your goal is destroy all Republicans and regain power for the Democrats. As a nonprofit, you are following the handbook of Bluepoint/Blueprint. You are so fake.

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