Editor’s note: The Macon County News is seeking to present both sides of an issue and let you, the reader, decide for yourself. Periodically, we will present both a progressive and a conservative viewpoint to provide a cross section of points of view.
If the stakes weren’t so high; watching the reaction of the state’s conservative political establishment to the Moral Mondays phenomenon would be downright entertaining. Indeed, if you cup your hand to your ear you can almost hear Governor Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger casting about wildly for ways to defuse the protests.
First, the right tried to dismiss the movement as the work of “outside agitators.” Then, it was supposedly the work of elitist college professors.