RALEIGH – It’s not so much a surprise, as it is a confirmation of what we all know that Governor Roy Cooper will be awarding North Carolina’s top civilian honor to a man that encouraged more agitation for radical Leftists agendas than nearly anyone else. What better way for Cooper to reward the movement leader that publicly labeled Democrats’ opposition racists than to pass him off as some sort of hero?
“The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Raleigh Convention Center. Governor Roy Cooper will present the award at a 7 p.m. banquet and ceremony. The award was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science.
The 2019 honorees are Rev. Dr. William Joseph Barber II of Goldsboro for Public Service […]
Public Service: Rev. Dr. William Joseph Barber II
The Reverend Dr. William Barber is a pastor and social justice advocate who has built a broad-based, national grassroots movement that seeks to confront and address systemic racism, poverty, environmental devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism in America. As president of the NC NAACP, Dr. Barber led efforts to develop a new 21st Century voter registration/voter participation system that registered more than 442,000 new voters and provided access to 1.5 million voters nationwide. Through his work with the NAACP, he built a coalition of NAACP chapters, social justice organizations and other advocacy groups around the state to form Historic Thousands on Jones Street, with the goal of influencing legislative policies on key issues such as health care, voting rights and immigration. In 2017, Dr. Barber stepped down from the NC NAACP presidency to lead the new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, uniting a movement begun in North Carolina with activists across the country. […]”
Get that? Apparently, ‘public service’ now equates to political organizing for social justice Leftists. Literally every public service ‘accomplishment’ Barber touts in his resume is purely political partisanship.
- Smeared Republicans as racists who hate the poor and the environment to a huge audience
- Denigrated American pride, founding principles, and whoever honors them
- Registered half a million Democrats to vote
- Built a smear and agitation network across the state to bully radical Leftism down the people’s throats
To that, Roy Cooper says ‘Congratulations?! You deserve a prize for PUBLIC SERVICE.’ If by public service they mean service to the Democratic Party and it’s hard Left agenda in North Carolina, we supposed this award makes sense.