If You Were a Democrat Wanting to Challenge The Establishment

If You Were a Democrat Wanting to Challenge The Establishment

Hypothetical – if you were a Democrat, who witnessed first-hand treason which within your own party……….. If you were a Democrat, who had seen up close and personal crony capitalism benefiting both parties while holding small business owners back, and despite being a self-made billionaire you tend to get along with blue collar folks best…… […]

Do Campaign Contributions Influence Votes?

Do Campaign Contributions Influence Votes?

There was an article in the North Augusta paper just after the party primaries, about campaign contributions. The issue is not easily summarized, but it was about automobile dealerships having lost a recent court case; the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that charging “closing fees” when selling an automobile (the case involved a fee of […]

Thoughts About the Conventions, Part Two

Thoughts About the Conventions, Part Two

Tomorrow will be three weeks since the Republican National Convention ended, and two weeks since Democrat Convention ended.  It was a privilege to be an alternate delegate from the 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina to the RNC event in Cleveland. Last week (linked) I shared my initial thoughts on the results of the Republican […]

Thoughts About the Conventions, Part One

Thoughts About the Conventions, Part One

I am sitting at the Cleveland Airport, about to go home. The ‪#‎RNCinCLE convention has been over for 90 hours. After having the privilege to participate in it, I have yet to comment much on it. I took the weekend to think about it, and decided this morning not to do my weekly column for […]

Prejudice, 2016 Style

Prejudice, 2016 Style

Those of us who grew up in Edgefield County in the 20th Century know what prejudice is. When we grew up, it was all around us – some of us recipients, some caught up in it, and others thinking that we ourselves were somehow not involved – but, of course, we were. Racial prejudice is […]

Democracy in Troubled Times

Democracy in Troubled Times

It seems that each week this summer brings news of more troubles, more examples of man’s inhumanity to man. This past week was no different, with mass killings in the beautiful French Riviera; an attempted military coup in Turkey, a NATO ally, with perhaps a thousand dead; and in our own country the killing of […]

“Make America Safe Again!”

“Make America Safe Again!”

As a sponsor of the 2015 National Security Action Summit in Columbia, South Carolina, I am thrilled that Donald Trump started this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland with the theme “Make America Safe Again!”  National Security is the number one issue facing our republic and we need a strong president who understands that! My readers […]

Headed to Cleveland

Headed to Cleveland

  I am honored to be representing South Carolina’s Third Congressional District as an alternate delegate at the Republican National Convention starting Sunday.  While I believe selecting the right leadership to be our Commander in Chief is critically important, I believe there is another, more important event taking place in Cleveland this weekend – The […]

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Last week was a tragic week, one which reached its nadir with the murders of a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer, Brent Thompson, and four members of the Dallas, Texas, police force: Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens, and Michael Smith. We prayed for all five in our Episcopal Church of the Ridge this […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor In consideration of the horrific murders of police men in Dallas, I realize I need to thank Sheriff Dobey and all the police departments of Edgefield County for serving and protecting us all, Thank You and Your Families. A thank you goes out to Robert Scott and his article in this […]