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View Diary: N.C. Moral Monday #4: 57 arrests at N.C. General Assembly today; 153 arrests so far (32 comments)

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    came here because we love this state and we love our beautiful home towns, many of which are not GOP controlled. Asheville, which is one of the coolest towns in the South, is a liberal town which has been targeted by the legislature for decimation by systematically destroying their investments in public infrastructure.  But Asheville will not die.  I guarantee it.

    Running away is not an option for those of us who love NC.  It is easy to live in a state in which you have a strong voting majority that reflects your values.  But you have no idea what it is like to live in a state in which you are a majority by political affiliation, but a minority in terms of political power. That requires commitment and courage.  

    "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

    by gulfgal98 on Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:25:05 PM PDT

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    •  'zackly (6+ / 0-)

      I live in Cary, which is a town/suburb in the midst of ideological transformation. It used to be predominantly conservative but has become more and more diverse as it's grown. Cary's in the midst of Wake County, which also has a great diversity of political bases but is overall more liberal than some of its outlying municipalities.

      As you've stated, Asheville is a mecca of progressive living, which is probably precisely the reason the legislature is has targeted it -- stealing control of the utility and infrastructure base that Asheville designed, built, and maintained.

      The "chanthem" of Moral Mondays is this: "Forward together, not one step back." That includes "not one step away" from our homes and our communities and our state. We aren't going to be swept away or swept under the rug by this legislature or by ALEC.

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