by Barry Smith
About a dozen – maybe more; I didn’t take an exact count – protesters decided to demonstrate outside a Civitas Institute luncheon Thursday. The small crowd gathered to protest Art Pope, who was to speak at the Civitas luncheon, in which it released its latest poll data.
Pope, whose foundation contributes to a number of organizations, including the Civitas Institute and the John Locke Foundation, which publishes Carolina Journal, decided to meet with the protesters before the luncheon began.
I don’t think they came to a meeting of the minds. But the exchange was quite civil.