Moral Monday(s) in Raleigh, NC


The title of this post refers to the thirteen Mondays a group has gathered near the North Carolina Statehouse protesting many of the proposed legislation introduced by the Republican majorities in both houses of the General Assembly.  WRAL TV News reported that 900 protesters had been arrested during the 13-weeks.

In the July 30, 2013 Other Opinion section of the Raleigh News & Observer, Frank Hyman suggests a name change to “Majority Monday,” because a poll by Public Policy Polling (rated highly by The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Business Insider, and a Fordham University study) contains some shocking numbers that lead me to conclude that the current majority party is not in the majority on a wide variety of issues.

Examples of survey results:

20% of NC voters approve of what the General Assembly is doing, while 56% disapprove.  Even if the remaining 24% approve, the majority would disapprove.

13% support raising the sales tax and cutting corporate and personal income taxes; 68% oppose.

26% support denying Medicaid to half a million; 56% oppose.

17% to 29% support allowing concealed handguns in bars, parks, or college campuses; 65% to 73% oppose.

33% support reducing the number of early voting days; 59% oppose.

14% support reducing or eliminating renewable energy programs; 73% oppose.

There are more examples.  See for yourself at:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/polls/

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One thought on “Moral Monday(s) in Raleigh, NC

  1. I disagree with several actions taken by the current legislators. However, unless we wish to convert our government from one run by elected officials to one run by opinion polls, we should stop whining about mistakes we made in the last election and prepare to do a better job in the next election.

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