Repeal the political Left

True to form and fantasy the Wilmington StarNews Editorial Board demands that the North Carolina State legislature (General Assembly) repeal the infamous “Bathroom Bill” HB2—“and fast.” Why?

Because “North Carolina could be shut out of many major sports events for a long, long time.” (1st Link below)

Editorialists side with “Gender Terrorists” and extortionists in sports associations. This week the N. C. Sports Association threatened the State legislators with shutting down major sports events scheduled in the State. The NCAA, ACC and NBA also are pushing to blackmail the General Assembly by moving games out of State.

Of course, the real target of the Editorial Board (and the blackmailers) is our conservative State legislators who represent a majority of North Carolinians. The Board calls HB2 exhibit A of “bad-idea bills” despite the fact that 80 percent of the people here believe that the State rather than local government (in this case Charlotte) “should be setting the standards regarding anti-discrimination measures.” (2nd Link below)

As one writer sees it: “The Great Bathroom Kerfluffle was a brilliant strategy devised by the LGBTQ Gender Terrorists to overthrow the Republican majority in the NCGA” ( And they, with the Board’s cheering, helped (with lies and distortions) to replace Republican Governor Pat McCrory with a Democrat—by a narrow margin.

Pete Kaliner, a North Carolina radio journalist, has an honest, but cynical perspective on this political dispute:

The NCAA is telling every participant in its (business) model—every student in every program; every taxpayer funding every state college; every elected official; and every fan—that unless they adopt what the NCAA says should be a new societal (sexual) norm, then the NCAA will punish them. Even more morally bankrupt, the NCAA uses the extorted’s own money, talent, and time to do so. (3rd Link below)

That’s all fine with the Wilmington StarNews Editorial Board—as long as they can score negative points against conservative legislators.


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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