Nelson Johnson and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove claimed in the Sept. 20 Point of View “A governor with no give and take” to hold the higher moral ground and demanded that Gov. Pat McCrory agree with them or feel the cold steel of the sword of public denunciation on his neck.
This was nothing more than thuggery wrapped in pretty tissue declaring the moral high ground was theirs and offering the governor a chance to be a fool or an idiot.
The cleverly worded justification for it reeks with intolerance and wallows in a self-satisfied declaration of oleaginous superiority. If they had wanted an “honest” answer, they would not have made the question fallacious and thereby unanswerable by any prudent political figure. What they really wanted was to get publicity and be able to declare themselves morally superior and the governor either hypocritical or prejudiced. Either way he answered the question, as posed by them, would have been unsatisfactory.
We see this kind of behavior from people intolerant in the extreme. It’s the same as a religious or political extremist declaring a nonbeliever to be so wrong as to deserve a gory, painful, horrible, death. These folks need to look up the meaning of “morality.”
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Robert L. Porreca