RALEIGH – The North Carolina Award is deemed the State’s highest honor. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, only a few hundred people have been so honored for their extraordinary contributions to the arts, science, or public service. On Saturday, however, Governor Roy Cooper will be presenting the distinguished award to two of his biggest political benefactors for their ‘public service’ – Reverend William Barber of ‘Moral Monday’ fame and the current leader of the ‘Poor People’s Campaign’ (for Communism), and Democrats’ favorite gerrymandering lawsuit adjudicator U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt.
It’s laughable that such an exclusive award will be given to such a vitriolic Leftist protest organizer notable mostly for smearing Republicans as racists for, well, anything, and was, until recently, banned from the grounds of the state legislature. Then again, of course Roy Cooper would want to exalt Barber; the Moral Monday leader helped fuel the Left’s artificial agitation machine that put the governor in office. So it’s only natural that Cooper would present him with an award to say, ‘Thanks!’
This is what the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources says of awardee Barber:
“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.”
He is getting an award from the entire State of North Carolina from for registering Democrats and organizing protest movements to advance the Democrats’ agenda against the larger will of communities from Murphy to Manteo.
At least Cooper knows where his bread is buttered. Speaking of which, the governor will also give a NC Award to Judge Earl Britt for his public service…in helping validate Democrats ‘Sue til Blue’ strategy. Britt is a federal judge that has been involved in the Old North State’s myriad gerrymandering cases, handing Democrats’ illegitimate political wins from the bench. They don’t mention this involvement in his NCDCR write up, and Britt has had a long career, but rest assured Britt is receiving this award in part because he has been oh so helpful to Democrats in their attacks on redistricting.
He’s 87 years old, being appointed by President Jimmy Carter, and still serves as a U.S. District Court Judge. Despite his long, and likely “distinguished” career, giving awards for ‘public service’ to judges that have, and could still, preside over and decide cases that benefit a particular political party is not a good look. Unfortunately, these are the only kind of looks we’re likely to get from Governor Cooper and today’s N.C. Democratic Party.