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  • Scott Wilson Jul 13, 4:38 p.m.
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    All they have to do is set up a free buffet outside under a tent, and the "Buffet slayer" and his group will be happy! If any of these people had jobs we would not have to deal with this. Elections matter and you Democrats lost. Deal!

  • Carla Chappell Jul 13, 11:12 a.m.
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    There is a right way and wrong way to do everything. Not like they do to get attention. It should and can be peaceful. Not with them. They deserve to be banned and maybe they will learn to act like adults.

  • Michael Bawden Jul 13, 6:36 a.m.
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    Pete Knowles

    "Pass legislation with no input from the people". ??

    Voting is the ultimate input from the people. And the people of NC seem to LIKE the decisions of the legislators. The "input" from the people is they keep getting re-elected.

    Liberals dont seem to accept the outcome of elections when they lose. Liberals sue, protest, name call, and claim conservatives should be for ALL the people. Knowing it is impossible to be for ALL the people.

  • David Lewis Jul 13, 1:29 a.m.
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    "All of the things we're against, they still did," Barber said...

    Then he was obviously wasting his time when he should have been more concerned with ministering to his flock.

  • Johnny Priest Jul 12, 5:12 p.m.
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    Just like anywhere else if a person is arrested and found guilty of trespassing, disorderly conduct, etc then there should be a way to ban them from the building for a period of time. Otherwise they'll just be emboldened to continue their unruly ways.

  • Michael Bawden Jul 12, 5:06 p.m.
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    Were they unwilling to leave at closing time. The building is open to public from 8-5pm. The arrests happened around 10:00am. The article states according to capitol police the protestors were DISRUPTING business within two of the offices. Is it not ironic judges and court houses ban protesters from THEIR lobbies and court rooms to ensure the BUSINESS of the courts are not disrupted. Too bad the courts dont allow that courtesy to other government agencies.

  • Clarence Drumgoole Jul 12, 4:18 p.m.
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    Blood was shed and some died for the right to protest. So who is dumb?

  • Pete Knowles Jul 12, 2:04 p.m.
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    Norman, this building is the people's building and the legislators that occupy it work for us, so get a clue, please. As Reverend Barber said, nothing was disrupted, the heinous legislation was discussed and passed. The only problem that our GA seemed to have was the matter wasn't allowed to be done in secret, behind closed doors. Our GA is really a bunch of scared people when they have to pass legislation with no input from the people, with no discussion on the floor. Their typical 'pass legislation in the middle of the night' operation is cowardly and turns my stomach.

  • Thomas Williams Jul 12, 2:03 p.m.
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    Wonder if the judge would mind if they dropped by his office and protested where he was trying to work?

  • Norman Lewis Jul 12, 1:15 p.m.
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    Protesting is a right BUT, obstructing the legitimate business of the Legislature is not. Conducting a protest in such a way as to harass and/or interfere intentionally with deliberations is or should be a crime. There is a legal way to comment on pending legislation but the legal way doesn't get as much media attention for the "activists".

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