Greetings all! Recently I unveiled my new motto: North Carolina, First in Everything. The idea is simple, enough being in the bottom of the stack, enough being 45th in this, 39th in that. Let's be First - in everything. We have a great state, not a mediocre state, and we and our children deserve to live in a state that lives up to its potential. Republicans would have our state live in its parents basement, lacking in confidence, worried that it will never make it to the top so it might as well just not even try. But, not us.
So, here is my challenge to you, and you, and you, and you.
Devise a basic plan for North Carolina to be first in the issue you are most concerned about. Judicial equity, race relations, education, health care, prisons, farming, technology, small business, civil rights.....whatever. Next week around this time I'll post another of these diaries and I will expect all of you to post your ideas. We aren't the John Locke Foundation, we're not paid big $$$ by a single-minded millionaire to sit around and crunch numbers, and so I'm certainly not expecting grand plans.
Give me your thoughts below, what do you think North Carolina can be first in?