As we look to find language that can articulate the benefit of progressive policies to people on the other side of the political spectrum, it seems to me that the idea of "fairness" might be just such a bridge.
Of course, what's fair to one person may seem insane to another, and I understand that. But wouldn't it be better if our debates that took place over the word "fairness" instead of over words like liberal or conservative or tea party or whatever? Shouldn't leaders in government be striving to achieve fairness in all things? Shouldn't we be doing our best to ensure that as few people as possible are hurt or disadvantaged by policies that benefit others? Isn't that the essence of fairness?
North Carolina has a very long way to go before we can even dream of being First in Fairness. But wouldn't it be exciting if that was our goal?