Partisan anger and division seem to be overshadowing virtually everything in today’s political news cycle. More to the point, the political world seems to have no limits and it bleeds over into more and more areas of daily life. This a continual reminder that culture matters and that limits on government power are essential.
The June issue delves into that division and updates readers on the latest state polls. Here in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper still leads Lt. Gov Dan Forest in the governor’s race and President Donald Trump is leading former vice president Joe in North Carolina. Incumbent U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is in a virtual dead heat with Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham.
As the government-mandated lockdowns continue, it’s clear that partisan trenches are being fortified and nearly everything surrounding the coronavirus is political. The media often blatantly cheerleads or places blame certain on governors for their response. Inevitably, more and more people look to government to solve all their problems.
In the editor’s notes for this June issue, I essentially expressed why principles and ideas are better than unhealthy partisanship. But it’s tough to get this message out there today. The political and partisan hysteria continues to mask deeper issues in society. However, Civitas will continue to uplift first principles and work to hold our elected representatives accountable.