Wow! mr. glitterbag is very annoyed. Even in the late 70's North Carolina was considered one of the progressive southern states. Education was uber important, great universities. We both know very old people who still live in the late 40's and haven't been able to overcome old ways. Sad if the old ways are what the younger folks want as well.
It is amazing what is going on in NC. The far right is in control and it is trying to push through a range of pro-wealthy legislation that, it argues, will bring more business and jobs to the state. The people don't accept this, but the right seems unfazed by the popular feeling.
"Voters don’t support any of the GOP-sponsored bills that PPP tested. They narrowly oppose making Christianity the official state religion with 45% against the bill and 42% in favor, including 53% of Republicans, 41% of Democrats and 30% of independents.
Other GOP-sponsored bills in the legislature prove to be much less popular. 57% of voters oppose and 25% support a bill making it harder for college students to vote. 39% oppose and 22% support ending the state’s renewable energy standard for power companies. 59% oppose and 33% support reducing the number of early voting days. 88% oppose and just 6% support a bill allowing state lawmakers to receive gifts from lobbyists. 49% believe the state Senate’s proposal to eliminate tax deductions for businesses making donations to charity is unfair against 28% who believe it is fair.
“The Republican-controlled legislature’s unpopular policy agenda is hurting public approval for their party in North Carolina,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “These bills attracting so much attention just aren’t favored by voters.”