Adam Swift: Interlopers come and go

September 1, 2013 

Interlopers come and go

I would like to thank the letter writer of “Turning off big spenders” (Aug. 26), which offered a welcomed respite from the withering political debate engulfing our state.

I hope we can all agree that the future of our state should be debated and decided by North Carolinians, not self-important interlopers from Cedar Rapids, Iowa or, for that matter, the well-heeled op-ed pages of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

These modern-day carpetbaggers’ concern for North Carolina runs only as deep as their own self-interest.

I humbly suggest the letter writer focus his energy and his, as we are to understand it, ample wealth on his home state of Iowa.

Perhaps his efforts will alleviate the need to send his “young scholar” to such an undesirable place so far from home.

The writer and his ilk will come and go, as will the multi-national corporations, unions and other assorted political opportunists eager to take what they can from our state.

Long after they have left for the next greener pasture, it will be the real North Carolinians, those of us who cannot imagine living anywhere else, who will be left to reap the consequences of our decisions.

Adam Swift


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