They came from all directions — adults, children, black, white, men and women, all walking the sidewalks of Raleigh on a beautiful summer day. It felt not unlike going to a sporting event or a concert. The crowds, laughing and smiling as they walked, hid their “outside agitator” status well, and they certainly didn’t look like “morons.”
They were folks just like you and me — folks who want a better life for their children and grandchildren, and, yes, themselves.
I attended a recent “Moral Monday” in our state capital looking for answers to some of my questions about these weekly political protests that are making national and international news. Always a bit suspicious of people who claim “morality” is on their side of the equation, I wanted to know who are these people and what do they want? Are they frothing radicals or North Carolinians who want some small bit of justice in the face of the political juggernaut that is steamrolling our state?
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