Remembering Tax Day…2016

Remembering Tax Day…2016

Last week I wrote about Tax Day 30 years ago: April 15, 1986, Operation El Dorado Canyon, and how I became personally connected to the faces the West must come to grips with as we address the issues of Radical Islamic Terrorism and its worldview plan to destroy Western Civilization by our own hands.  I […]

Congratulations, Shane Massey!

Congratulations, Shane Massey!

As Shane related to the readers of his newsletter this week, he didn’t expect this! Congratulations to Shane Massey, as our state’s new Senate Majority Leader! It is indeed an honor that his peers elected him to such a responsible position, an honor in the long Edgefield tradition of providing political leaders for our state. […]

Remembering Tax Day…1986

Remembering Tax Day…1986

By Monday next week, all Americans should have filed their Federal Income Tax Forms.  When all is said and done, 54.3 % of American’s will have paid into the Federal Tax system and 45.7 % of American’s will “break even” or receive tax credits back from Uncle Sam (2015 Stats from Tax Policy Center Data). […]

Things Preventing America from Becoming Great Again

In the course of my writing for The Edgefield Advertiser, I have shared that I believe many of the issues facing us today are “non-respecter of person issues.”  I stated I would at times be returning back to this theme. This week, while working on the farm my index finger got caught in a piece […]

Welcome the Stranger – With Education

Those Edgefield Advertiser readers who have become familiar with these columns (and I am truly thankful for each one of you!) have recognized that there are several themes I often return to. The multi- cultural requirement that many of us have learned in Church, Synagogue, or Mosque to “Welcome the Stranger” is one of those, […]

Software – Edgefield County tax office

Letters to The Editor Edgefield Advertiser I hope that all of your readers saw the article in your March 16 edition written by Tiffany Ireland concerning the problem with software in the Edgefield County tax office and the mistakes that had been made on many tax bills that went out in 2015 and have been […]

Something Great Happening in Washington DC!

I hope each of you had an amazing Resurrection Sunday Celebration, otherwise known as Easter.  If you happen to be among the percentage of American’s who don’t celebrate any portion of the Judeo-Christian history celebrated this past week, I at least hope you had a great day of rest! Both of our church services were […]

Prejudice and Political Correctness

Another terrorist bombing took place in Europe this week, with 34 dead in Brussels including several Americans. Since this is a political year, before the horror even wore off there were pronouncements that somehow this was the result of the weak foreign policy of the present administration, and somehow the party in power in the […]

Open Primaries are a Good Idea By Robert Scott

Wasn’t it an interesting Republican Presidential Primary last Saturday? The results were in line with most predictions, with Donald Trump thumping the rest of the field. Somewhat surprising was that Senator Ted Cruz finished no higher than third place, albeit very close to fellow Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio. Although he finished second in Edgefield County, […]

The Religious Side of Hillary Clinton By Jack Bass

The Religious Side of Hillary Clinton By Jack Bass

Hillary Clinton isn’t much given to talking about religion while on the campaign trail, but she veered off that path in Iowa in a detailed response to a voter’s question a few days before the Iowa caucuses. That insight may be of interest to South Carolina voters as focus here turns to the Democratic presidential […]