As a lifelong unaffiliated voter who has voted in every election in North Carolina since 1978, I have always striven to understand the issues of the day and how the people I choose to vote for might respond, given what I can find out about them.
High school civics taught me that an informed electorate is the greatest defense against an oppressive government.
Imagine my chagrin when Robin Hayes, the new chair of the North Carolina Republican Party, referred to a U.S. Senate candidate as “what’s her name” Ross (“State Republican Party ousts embattled chairman,” May 1 news article).
There are many impediments to our forming a more perfect union in this nation, but I think that willful ignorance may be the greatest threat.
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