Open Primary – State Senate

Open Primary – State Senate

I hope that the readers of The Edgefield Advertiser are enjoying the political columns on this page and are thinking about the issues that Scott Cooper and I have been bringing up. Our perspectives are different, which is why the Editor has invited us both to write. One issue we have both written about is […]

The Importance of Work

The Importance of Work

I want to continue my theme that most of life’s issues are “non-respecter of person issues. When I reflect on creation, one of the things we often don’t think about is that one of the first things God did after creating man was to give him a job: “Then the Lord God took the man […]

Welcome the Stranger (Continued)

Welcome the Stranger (Continued)

Readers who follow the news will recognize that we as a society have been of several minds about what to do about refugees in America. To some, political refugees might be terrorists – that is, hidden among several thousand refugees from Syria and other predominantly Muslim countries might be individuals who are sham refugees; they […]

Privacy and Government

Privacy and Government

Now that both political parties have settled (or almost surely settled) on their respective Presidential candidates, the debates setting out each party’s agenda are expected to begin in earnest. One issue that hasn’t yet made it to center stage involves privacy and government. If you are a follower of political issues, you will remember not […]

Discouragement

Discouragement

I want to continue my theme that most of life’s issues are “non-respecter of person issues. One afternoon this week I travelled down an incomplete road. Indeed, this time three years ago, this road did not even exist – except in my head! Back then, when it was still just in my head, the road […]

The Importance of Attitude

The Importance of Attitude

This week I want to continue the theme that the laws of life are “non-respecter of person issues.”  Last week I wrote about the Laws of Wealth Creation and Poverty, which I felt was an appropriate follow up to writing about Tax Day for two weeks, both Tax Day 1986 and Tax Day 2016 and […]

Conventions and Polls

Conventions and Polls

Every week appears to be notable for one reason or another, and this past week was no exception. There were at least two reasons to consider the last week in April notable in South Carolina: the state Democratic Party Convention and the release of a new Winthrop Poll. In addition to the predictably rousing keynote […]

Laws of Wealth Creation & Poverty

Laws of Wealth Creation & Poverty

When it comes to economics, while I already knew it to be true, my time in Branch Banking solidified that the laws of wealth creation and poverty are non-respecter of person issues.  I’d like to share three quick stories which highlight that thought process. In the course of running five different branches, in vastly different […]

An Open Convention

An Open Convention

Every four years our country produces the summer spectacle of party political conventions, going through the nominating process that ultimately produces the two major party candidates for President of the United States. Every year from 1856 to the present, one of the two men nominated by the Republican or by the Democratic Party has then […]