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The Southern Front?

Updated on June 17, 2013

What Took Me So Long?

Tomorrow, June 17, activists will probably be protesting at the Capitol Building in North Carolina. The 'Moral Monday' protests have been going on since April, but they have until now been pretty much ignored.

It took MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry to bring the efforts of a courageous and growing group of activists to light. Much like the protestors in Wisconsin in 2011-2012, they are protesting a hard-right agenda being pushed along by a newly Republican-dominated legislature. The agenda is the same Koch Brothers/ALEC agenda that is being advanced in states like Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; cuts to social programs, efforts to restrict voting rights, and expansion of gun rights among them.

I think more and more that the right sees that they are going to need to shore up power as demographics shift and as their base ages. The possible ending of a major component of the Voting Rights Act would only make it easier for them to stack the deck against minorities and especially urban minorities.

What I also think the North Carolina Republican's counted on is that the protestors would remain under the radar. They forget that the State has a strong tradition of activism, the lunch counter "sit-ins" in Greensboro, NC. Also, they may have figured that people would be tired of hearing about protests, having gone through the 'Arab Spring', the 'Wisconsin Winter' and 'Occupy'.

I just hope that the protests in North Carolina, now that word is getting out, attract the same national support that the labor activists in Wisconsin did, and perhaps even re-energize "Occupy".

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    • d.william profile image

      d.william 

      5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Great hub, what is happening in North Carolina is just the beginning if the right wing fanatics have their way.

      I recently wrote an article about the dangerous precedent being set in N.C.:

      https://hubpages.com/politics/A-Dangerous-preceden...

      This state was marauded by the the GOP/teaparty fanatics, and i have no qualms in saying that those elections were 'questionable' to say the least.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The GOP is reprehensible.

      Thank God so many see it.

      They are Christian like I'm the tooth fairy.

      What am I missing where Jesus has a love affair w an automatic rifle?

      Or a swiss bank account, for that matter.

      The Moral Mondays have it right.

      Compassion, Justice, Integrity......

      Not greed and avarice, like the GOP insists.

      ugh. creatures from the black lagoon.....slurping, sliming all over America.

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