Taylor Batten, the editorial page editor of The Charlotte Observer wrote a blog post about Charlotte NC Mayor Dan Clodfelter proclaiming April 30th ‘Honesty Day’. He quoted Wikipedia’s definition of it as follows.
“On this day, anyone participating may ask any question they choose and the opposing person should give a truthful and straightforward answer.”
Taylor Batten asked readers to say what they would ask and to whom. He took up of his reader’s request in a manner more people with a following should. The reader asked the following.
David Fry of Charlotte was among those who responded.
“To: observer editors
“Question? Why do you support such a liberal agenda?
“Remember you’re supposed to answer honestly.”
We believe that everyone is created equal.
We believe that children should not bear responsibility for the sins of their parents.
We believe that prevention is a heck of a lot cheaper than a cure.
We believe people should not be treated as lesser citizens, with fewer rights, because of whom they love.
We believe a thriving city, state and nation rests to a great degree in the quality of its public schools, and that every child deserves a dedicated, dynamic teacher, regardless of what ZIP code that child lives in. …
We believe in consistency, so if you are going to drug-test recipients of public assistance, drug-test them all, including the corporate chieftains who are the biggest beneficiaries. …
We believe if you’re a fan of a politician solely because he has a ‘D’ or an ‘R’ after his name, then you’re not paying attention. …
If that earns us the label “liberal” in your eyes, Mr. Fry, so be it. We approach the issues of the day with an open mind and guided by those principles, not by blind devotion to any political party. And that’s the honest truth.