Most of us who were born well before the year 1984 remember reading, or trying to read, author George Orwell's novel, 1984. I remember reading it in 1984, and wondering if the book would become less popular as time went on, since the predictions would be outdated. The book was written in 1949, and must have seemed to be full of crazy notions, along the lines of science fiction. The novel was difficult to read then, and the movie was just as difficult to watch.
The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (4th Circuit Court of Appeals) on North Carolina's new election law has brought about much discussion about its implications. What I have not seen is a discussion on what the decision says about the voters of North Carolina. Many implications about North Carolina voters are indicated by the decision and those who support that decision.
COTTON -- This photo was originally published in The Nashville Graphic on September 29, 1966. Roger Bartholomew (left) gins the first crop of cotton reported in the county as Lee King, owner of the cotton, looks on.