It's tempting to think that regular citizens have no voice in the big game of politics, and for good reason. When you see guys like Paul Stam and Keith "Mini-me" Weatherly cooking up schemes to screw over women in Apex, it feels pretty frustrating.
That's why I'm frequent and enthusiastic boycotter of businesses. For example, I'm still boycotting Whole Foods because their lunatic CEO uses his bully pulpit to preach a dangerous brand of free-market fundamentalism. I also boycott South Carolina for its racist leanings. The list goes on, but the point is the same. I don't want my money going to support things I find morally irresponsible or offensive.
So today, I've officially begun my boycott of Apex and will continue to do so until they reverse their anti-woman health insurance plan.
It's not that I go to Apex every day, but I pass through often ... and will continue to. But businessess in Apex have gotten the last nickel they're going to see from me.
For example, I've been known to visit Dixie Belle's for good barbecue. Not any more. Same goes for the Peak City Grill. Sorry guys. In fact, I'm not even going to stop for gas or fast food on Highway 64 anymore. And then there's Peakfest, a wonderful event that pulls in visitors from all around. Not this year.
I'm guessing Apex will be happy to not have a commie like me visiting their fair town. I can only hope that a few hundred thousand other commies join me in steering clear.