Another 101 people were arrested on July 15, 2013 at the general assembly. The people are now being bused in from across the state. Two buses from Buncombe County (Asheville) were sponsored by their Democrat Party. As the protests continue, when will the state stop funding the evil known as Rev. Barber and his front groups?
Liberal protesters at the General Assembly have been claiming they are acting in the name of morality, but a new Civitas study shows the role played by money – more than $100 million in state funds.
William Barber, NC NAACP President, has acknowledged that “Moral Mondays” are not a “spontaneous action.” He said that the seeds of the recent protests were first sowed when he and others formed a coalition of liberal groups called Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ). In 2013, HKonJ became the coordinating umbrella organization for the groups protesting at Moral Mondays. But as I have noted, it might be more appropriate to call “Moral Mondays” – “Money Mondays.” Here’s why.
A Civitas study shows that HKonJ affiliated groups have received more than $100 million in direct state grantsin recent years. These include $33 million for the Community Development Initiative, $20 million for the Minority Support Center, and $17.5 million for the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development.