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Seth Thomas Robertson 
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Re: “The Morning Roundup: N.C. Senate Budget Still (Mostly) Sucks

Because rioting is what you do when you do not get your way. What happens when people at these rallies start carrying protection and the first stupid ass bernie/hillary supporter attacks another supporter gets shot. That would solve the "rioting" issue. You do not see other candidates supporters go to rallies to incite violence. Only bernie supporters and hillary supporters

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Posted by Seth Thomas Robertson on 06/09/2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “A Day at The Transgender Opera in the North Carolina General Assembly—As a Trans Woman

This does not make since. If you are post op trans, "since I transitioned", then the bill obviously does not apply to you, since it is extremely easy to change your birth certificate. I guess Indy still has yet to do their research on what Charlotte was doing to businesses before the bill was passed. They were doing what hb2 is doing to non-op trans people to businesses, but more so. They were revoking their private property rights. Imagine if the government decided to come into your home and took away your right to regulate who came in your home and they wanted to go anywhere in the house they wanted, and you were not allowed to stop them? That is essentially what Charlotte was trying to do. Businesses should have that right, the right to determine who does what when and where in their private property. Did the bill go to far? Of course, in a public setting, everyone has the equal right to use whatever. Bathrooms should be unisex or single occupancy to get over any kind of discrimination. The parts of the bill that people are not talking about are the employment side. Local governments lower than the State can not adopt any minimum wage laws higher than the state or federal level. I think this is good because businesses tend to suffer when that happens. Again, this ONLY applies on the public level. The other part of the law deals with discriminatory suits on a private level. I think this is bad because it undermines contracts under the guise of using a state department to funnel in the suits. There should be nothing impeding suits in private parties, it undermines contracts.

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Posted by Seth Thomas Robertson on 05/25/2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Maroon 5 Canceled Their North Carolina Shows, and You'll Never Guess Why

I fail to understand why everyone thinks that the government has any role in dealing with the bathrooms. It was not an issue until the media and government made it one. You and many other media outlets refuse to acknowledge why the bill was passed in the first place. Charlotte went way beyond their powers and boundaries with trying to FORCE businesses to give up their private property rights and the NC legislature had to step in to defend them. I agree they took it to far but do not act like this is just a "random attack" against trans people. I do not agree with the bill because it undermines contracts which is the opposite of the role of government. I would like to understand why you as a media outlet are choosing to strawman the issues so benevolently.

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Posted by Seth Thomas Robertson on 05/20/2016 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Report: McCrory Administration Breaks State Law

Emotional and shaken. That is hilarious. I think it is funny that INDY never talks about why the law was passed in the first place. Undermining businesses right to choose and the state comes in to save that right. I do not agree with 3rd part of Hb2 because it undermines contracts between employer and employee. You should always be able to sue for discrimination. I do not think there should be any government entity choosing or defining whom or whom does not use what bathroom. That is not a right enumerated to government, on all levels: state, local, and federal. But what Charlotte did was an extreme overstep and NC legislature did over-correct.

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Posted by Seth Thomas Robertson on 05/17/2016 at 10:23 AM

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