No one denies the Civil War occurred or its role in Southern history; nor can anyone deny that alumni of the University of North Carolina fought and died in this war. Perhaps respect for this statue, erected more than 50 years after the war ended, would be better served if it were re-erected elsewhere complete with an appropriate dedication allowing all to better understand the feelings surrounding this situation.
“We have a significant disabled community, so we want to make sure the machines that are designed to help them really work,” said Marian Lewin, president of the Wake County League of Women Voters. “The machines that they’ve (currently) certified for the disabled are very old and very cranky and don’t work very often. We have a lot of old machines that just need to be replaced.”
“Marches are one way citizens can peacefully show their concern and bring an issue into clearer focus.”
“Tthe NAACP, Democracy North Carolina, the League of Women Voters, AARP, the North Carolina Justice Center and Common Cause North Carolina all said requiring IDs would cause more problems than they would solve.”
“We reject George Will’s thesis that the Equal Rights Amendment would somehow be “abuse of the Constitution.” We fail to see how finally ensuring the rights of women in the Constitution is anything other than closing an egregious gap in the Constitution’s protections.”
“Many people think the [voter] ID requirement is a good idea – or at least that it will do no harm. Yet, there are costs.”
“The bottom line is that taxpayer money is going to a program with no requirements for curriculum standards, teacher certification or school accreditation.”
“Great teachers love kids and and love learning. For those teachers, teaching is a labor of love. However, love alone will not pay the bills nor allow them to be the parents they wish to be.”
“We agree that government can’t fix all society’s ills. We also agree that a change of character is needed for societal and cultural change. We disagree that marchers are leftists, that protest is their religion and that they have no hope in God.”
"The upcoming primary election on May 8 is proving to be very confusing, even for longtime Wake County voters. The League of Women Voters of Wake County has been fielding many questions from confused voters recently."