The Civitas Institute announced a new series of articles titled, Toxic Agenda, aimed at highlighting proposed policies from the left that the institute says are not good for North Carolinians.
The series is defined as an “effort to educate North Carolina citizens on the dangers of progressive policies currently being championed, both at the state and national level.” Currently on the website for the policy series, there are articles on Medicaid expansion, increasing the minimum wage, light rail transportation, plans for free community college tuition and more. There are expected to be articles on other topics as well.
The series is also tackling tough topics like the expansion of abortion in the state. “In this [Toxic Agenda] series, we have articles on a wide range of issues that will affect all North Carolinians, both economically and socially,” Civitas President Donald Bryson said. “There is an essential watch-dog component and civic vigilance to this work as well. It’s time to have a candid conversation about what progressives want for the Tar Heel State. It’s important to read the ingredients when a charlatan is selling snake oil.”
Other topics on the institute’s radar include gun control, crony capitalism and unethical election policies.
In a release the Civitas Institute said the progressive left has an agenda that it is aggressively advancing wherever possible and the series hopes to identify those and move them out front.
The overarching effort behind the series is to educate North Carolinians about progressive policies under the belief that educated citizens are needed for a successful society. “Educated citizens are perhaps the most crucial component of a free society, but when it comes to public policy, the long-term effects and underpinning philosophies driving the legislation aren’t always visible on the surface,” the institute said in a release. “That is why Civitas has endeavored to do the research necessary to fully understand the left’s strategy and make it accessible to all North Carolinians.”
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