A Tar Heel Apologizes To The People Of Mississippi
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
people of North Carolina spoke on Tuesday, May 8th, and voted for an
amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that defines marriage in
North Carolina as between one man and one woman. It removed all doubt
about the forms of marriage to be recognized in NC as a marriage
between a man and a woman. That is the only kind of marriage to be
recognized, henceforth, in the Tar Heel state.
the spirit of full disclosure, allow me to state that I am a Tar Heel
and have been for 48 years. A native South Carolinian, I moved to NC in
the early 1960's, fell in love with the people here -- and stayed. I
have had a number of job offers outside the state, but my love affair
with the people of the Old North State remains alive-- with passion--
and I have refused to leave.
In 2010 the voters of North Carolina
swept the democrats out of power in the legislature and handed control,
of both the NC House of Representatives and the NC Senate to the
republicans. That is the first time since The War Between the States
that the NC legislature has been controlled completely by republicans.
For one hundred and fifty years democrats had their own fiefdom in
North Carolina. And they did, indeed, treat their constituents as
ignorant serfs running rough-shod over the wishes and desires of the
Tar Heel electorate.
When I first came to NC registered democrats
outnumbered registered republicans some 13 to 1. This is the way the
numbers break out today: Voter Registration as of 05/11/2012:
Democratic: 2,735,467 Republican: 1,975,928 Libertarian: 13,829
Unaffiliated: 1,571,639 Total: 6,296,863.
Since the election in
November of 2010 the democrats in NC have come undone. The governor of
NC, Bev Perdue, elected in November of 2008 in a close election, has
been brawling with the legislature since her swearing-in. She is a
left-wing liberal, an Obama lapdog, and a Democratic Party puppet. She
is so far to the left that she is out of touch even with most of the
registered Democratic Party voters in North Carolina.
Perdue is a
left-wing elitist. She is far more aligned with the Vatican of
liberalism in North Carolina, Chapel Hill (where resides that bastion
of liberalism -- the University of North Carolina) than with the vast
majority of Tar Heel democrats.
Her denigration of the people of
Mississippi -- and by extension -- her own fellow North Carolinians --
is all the evidence one needs as to her elitist credentials.
may have heard she has chosen not to run for reelection this coming
November. Now you know why. She has about as much chance of winning as
I do of rolling a snowball clear across hell in th middle of August!
Her popularity among Tar Heels ranks right up there with Osama bin
the good people of Mississippi, believe me when I say that Perdue's
remarks on Friday, May 11th, do not, I repeat, do NOT reflect the
feelings of the people of the Old North State.
If, somehow, you
have not heard, Perdue is still smarting from the left's humongous lost
on the Marriage Amendment in NC on Tuesday May 8th. She has been quoted
in the news media as stating the following: "We look like Mississippi."
who previously said she was against the amendment, told reporters that
the vote is wrong for the state. This is what she said to reporters:
"People around the country are watching us and they're really confused
to have been such a progressive forward thinking economically driven
state that invested in education and that stood up for the civil rights
people including the civil rights marches back in the '50s and '60s and
'70s," Perdue continued. "People are saying, 'What in the world is
going on with North Carolina? We look like Mississippi." Click here for
the full story: (SOURCE) (you may copy and paste the following also: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/05/11/gov-perdue-we-look-like-mississippi)
is extremely important that the good people of the great state of
Mississippi know that Perdue's words do not reflect the feelings of the
people of NC for the people and government of Mississippi. They were
the words of an overwrought, powerless, pitiful, elected official of
North Carolina who did not confirm that her brain was engaged before
she out her mouth in gear. In other words, it was typical of
out-of-power-democrats who tend to lash out at anyone they feel is
"ignorant" simply because they/we do not agree with their
To the people and government of
Mississippi, I, as a North Carolinian, offer you my deepest and most
sincere apology for the words of my governor and promise she will be
out of power come November when we intend to make every effort possible
to replace her with a republican who reflects the goodness of the
people of this state.
I assure you the people of North Carolina
were, and are, embarrassed by the infantile ranting of a Democratic
Party apparatchik who finds herself just taking up space in the
Governor's office in Raleigh.
Mississippi and North Carolina
share a unique history with some thirteen states of the United States.
Both Mississippi and North Carolina were once states of a different
country -- the Confederate States of America. Sadly, NC's current
governor belongs to that small group of "Scalawags" who are shamed by
our history as states of a country whose state governments were once
ruled only by the voice of God and the voice of their people.
Unfortunately, they believe, as did Lincoln, in a strong central
government where the voice of God and the people are smothered under an
avalanche of laws that separate the people from their heritage, their
Judeo-Christian faith, the original intent of the US Constitution, and
their legacy of individual freedom and liberty bequeathed to them by
their brave ancestors who took up arms against a tyrannical British
government in the 1700's and a tyrannical US government in the 1800's.
political scalawags refuse to believe -- or accept -- that the same
yearning for freedom and divine leadership in matters of state burns as
brightly today in the hearts of southerners as it did in the hearts of
their honored ancestors who rose up in righteous anger -- as men -- to
defend their unalienable rights.
Governor Perdue's rebuke of the
citizens of both Mississippi and North Carolina demonstrates the depth
of disdain in which modern political scalawags hold the southern people
I wish I could speak for all the people of North Carolina,
but I cannot. I am only an opinion writer and a commentator. My
opinions and comments are my own and no one else's.
the above, I must say that, in my heart, I believe the vast majority of
the people of North Carolina share my embarrassment at the words of our
governor and would stand with me as I offer this shame-faced apology to
the good people of Mississippi.
I would add this: May the God of
our Fathers continue to bless the people of North Carolina in spite of
the occasional Prima Donna(s) we sometimes elect to public office. We
promise to try to do better in future.
J. D. Longstreet