Dear NCAA Officials,

I note your decision of September 12 to withdraw all of your leagues’ championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 school year, based on your conviction that recent decisions by the voters and political leaders of North Carolina violate the rights of LGBT people, whose cause you feel obliged to defend.

You are certainly well within your rights to penalize citizens of the Tar Heel State for their contributions to the current political landscape (or – to be fair – for their simple misfortune at living in North Carolina in the new social and political era).  Still, I can’t help musing on your decision, and wondering if you could help me with some clarifications. For instance: