I find it curious that some in the chattering class seem to want legislative reformers to all think alike and have little discussion and debate over decisions that will impact North Carolinians for years to come. It seems that the marketplace of ideas is now viewed as a problem. I vigorously disagree. We should thank legislators — from both parties — for advancing their ideas, defending their ideas, and refuting the ideas of those who think otherwise. We should thank the governor for engaging legislators and for playing an active role as big ideas are considered. We’re all better off for it. I would be concerned if there was no disagreement and no new ideas. Wouldn’t you?