North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill

Whether you are a Republican, a Democrat, or a supporter of some other party, don’t we all want fairness and a right to be heard? In North Carolina, those who control the legislature do not seem interested in due process rights.

House Bill 2 (the bathroom bill) was passed and signed by the Governor in 24 hours, without any debate or discussion. I didn’t know there was a problem. Is there a problem? What’s the rush? Where is due process? What happened to a fair hearing?

Fortunately, people are speaking up. People recognize discrimination. They are becoming aware of what’s going on, because it can happen to them. It reminded me of that famous statement in 1946 by a German Pastor, Martin Niemöller:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.