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You are invited

Next Tuesday, the 24th, the South Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments in one of the most important cases in our state’s history. The question before the court: Are Bobby Harrell and all state lawmakers effectively immune from prosecution for public corruption? Remember, in a lower court ruling, Judge Casey Manning ruled that Bobby Harrell and all […]

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They must vote on Wednesday

As you know, for the first time in our history, Americans are going to be forced to purchase health insurance – or be penalized heavily by the federal government. The good news is, you and I have an opportunity to stop ObamaCare in its tracks if H3101 passes. But only if the subcommittee actually votes! […]

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Why would Bobby Harrell want ObamaCare?

January 8th at 11:30 AM I need you in the rotunda of the Statehouse – – more on that in a minute. Think about it. South Carolina is one of the reddest states in America. We have a Republican Governor and Lt. Governor . . . . . . A Republican Treasurer and Comptroller . […]

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End the catbird’s seat

“I’m in the catbird’s seat!” That’s what former Senator Jake Knotts said when he single-handedly stopped a bill last year. It was the bill that would have put every challenger that was kicked off the ballot, including his challenger, Katrina Shealy, back on the ballot. But he didn’t want Katrina back on the ballot in […]

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A Recipe for Tyranny

Concentration of power with no transparency . . . That is a recipe for tyranny. Want to live in the freest state in America? Yeah, me too! Unfortunately, South Carolina is one of the least free, in part because of the power and influence a few unaccountable legislators hold. But I’m not writing to complain, […]

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What will Larry Martin do?

South Carolina State Senator Larry Martin is in a position to make or break the Freedom of Information Act Sunshine bill, H3235. It is in his Judiciary Committee.  He controls what is on the agenda and what is not. In fact, it was reported that when the subcommittee chair was asked about setting up a […]

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Would you treat cancer with Tylenol only?

It’s not enough! It is like treating cancer with Tylenol®. Though it is a good start in the right direction, we can’t stop with S1512. More than 100 candidates who were challenging incumbents have been ruled ineligible by the South Carolina Supreme Court and have been kicked off the ballot…  all for a paperwork technicality. […]

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Deadline for Sunshine Thursday 26th

Now I have names! Listed below are the Representatives that are holding up a bill that will require the South Carolina General Assembly to be subject to the same sunshine laws as every other government agency in the state! Disclosure is critical to accountability and transparency! Currently, members of the General Assembly are exempt from […]

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Legislators continue to hide their documents

Which South Carolina legislators want to hide their e-mails, letters, memo’s and documents from the public? I don’t know for sure, but a bill that will require them to disclose their documents is on the “contested” calendar in the SC House of Representatives. That means somebody doesn’t want it to pass! H3235 will remove the […]

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Defense from NDAA starts in Columbia

James Madison said,”Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad”.  [Letter from Madison to Jefferson, May 13, 1798] On December 15th, 2011, the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2012 […]

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