Stifling the voices of truth:
The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters sees more than a dozen instances in which two conservation-friendly lawmakers would be drawn into the same legislative district. Dan Crawford, director of governmental relations with the League, says that means at least one of them would not be returning in the next election year.
Makes perfect sense. When you're determined to do something that you know is wrong, and that would piss off most of your constituents if they truly understood what you're doing, the safest thing to do is get rid of those who would debate you.
"These bills that are passing have implications statewide, and somebody needs to be there to be the backstop and let folks know what they're doing and how it's going to harm our natural resources."
Unfortunately, the percentage of people that actually want to hear about that harm is a lot smaller than it should be.