Pamela Epperson: Disengaged need to wake up

June 15, 2013 

Disengaged need to wake up

The June 9 letter deriding the “mob” mentality of demonstrators as well as Gov. Pat McCrory’s view that “outsiders” are responsible for protests are a cause for great concern.

These folks are our co-workers, our friends and our relatives. I admire their willingness to put themselves on the line for their belief that this current legislature is acting in alarming ways and taking North Carolina in a very regressive direction. I applaud the actions of peaceful disobedience and would hate to think what it would be like to live in a society where this would not be possible.

Many residents are disengaged from the political process and need to wake up and prepare to vote this fall and in 2014.

Pamela Epperson

Chapel Hill

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