Thousands of people marched in Raleigh on Feb. 14 to protest the actions of the General Assembly, including requiring voters to register before the election starts and to present a photo ID. This was on top of a thousand or so who marched every week during the last legislative session. Over the last two years, there must have been 10,000 marchers just on these two issues.
Talk is cheap. If each of those persons who showed up to march had used a like amount of time to take just two or three people to get a photo ID and register to vote, that problem would have already been solved. Or was this done and not considered newsworthy?
There is a lot to dislike about the actions of the General Assembly. The legislators apparently dislike senior citizens, since they eliminated small deductions for pensions. They approved fracking, even though states that allow it are experiencing earthquakes. They raised taxes on electricity and cable, as well as for heating oil and natural gas. Now they’re proposing adding to the gas tax that is already one of the highest in the South.
These increased taxes are a hardship on not only the poor but also those of us who used to be middle class.
How about protesting those things that are affecting nearly all North Carolinians?