In response to my blog titled; Are You Part of the Silent Majority?, Ronald Geurling wrote:
“Civitas might be non-partisan for tax purposes, but it’s a Republican mouthpiece. So what’s your point about Democracy NC?”
My point is simple.
Civitas is proud to be a “conservative voice.” We make it clear on our website, in our brochures and whenever we speak to audiences around the state. You can do a simple internet search for “Civitas” and the word conservative is everywhere.
Here is the Civitas Institute’s Mission statement from the Civitas Institute website:
The vision of the Civitas Institute is of a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. The mission of the Civitas Institute is to facilitate the implementation of conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. Towards that end, Civitas provides research, information and training to:
• empower citizens to become better civic leaders and more informed voters;
• educate emerging public leaders, enabling them to be more effective in the democratic process; and
• inform elected officials about citizen-based, free-market solutions to problems facing North Carolinians.
Democracy NC, on the other hand, does their best to stay clear of their true liberal brand. Democracy NC pretends to be mainstream while promoting the most far-reaching liberal/progressive election reform agenda in the land.