Steeped in history
GOP Chairman Claude Pope’s claims in his June 23 Point of View indicate that he has not studied American history or that he simply wishes to ignore our rights under the Constitution. Has he forgotten the reason for the real tea party that took place in Boston in 1773? It matters not the origin of the protests. The First Amendment of our Constitution provides for “the people to Petition the Government for Redress of Grievances.” It is our constitutional right to protest what the Republican Party is doing in Raleigh.