Marc Landry’s Oct. 2 rant “Protesters should pay the price” omits one salient point (also ignored by Gov. Pat McCrory and his apologists): Amendment I to the U.S. Constitution reads, in part: “Congress shall make no law respecting … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Moral Monday protesters are a peaceable assembly with a clear list of grievances. So why doesn’t North Carolina respect the Constitution?
Temple Porter, Raleigh