King Canute of North Carolina

I have many happy memories of the Carolinas; the lowlands are magnificent with forests running to the edge of the oceans; the people are warm and friendly and very polite: this is the best of the old South in America. It is therefore odd that the state of North Carolina (I suppose if I were running for office there I would call it the Great State of North Carolina) has achieved a legislature a bit like that of King Canute’s – they have held back the sea. Continue reading