U.S. going downhill for a century
The U.S. has been going downhill for about 100 years now. We are at the point where we, the voters, want either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president, the two craziest candidates in history.
I still haven’t figured out if Trump is a Democrat or a Republican. All I know is that he is crazy and Hillary is crazier.
We are doing this to ourselves in our demand for ever more promising politicians. What the candidates and parties promise us is safety, and have been promising it for about a century now, because it yields votes like nothing else.
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Do you feel safer now than your relatives 100 years ago did? Or would you like to turn back time?
Would you like to delete the national debt? Would you like the government to have shown the illegals the door from the start? Would you want an American government that is not playing war in the Middle East to satisfy the Saudi government? Would you like to keep the arms you want, not the arms your corrupt politician say are suitable, and, as it just so happens, are inefficient against tyranny?
Would you want a government that respects the wish of the people, which is to live in freedom and be in pursuit of happiness, which means lower taxes? Well, it doesn’t look like it from the way you vote in the primaries.
Support Palmer for state Senate
Mark Palmer, candidate for S.C. Senate District 17, heard Rev. Franklin Graham’s challenge for Christians to get more involved in politics. He is an avid student of our founding fathers’ principles for governing. His concerns for our state on ethics reform, road repair, education and other topics are explained on his website, www.palmer4senate.com.
I have known Mark for many years. He came into my medical platoon in the Rock Hill National Guard as a fresh new lieutenant. He rose through the ranks and retired as a major in 2014 after 28 years of service to his state and country.
Mark now is the post commander of the American Legion in York, Post 66. We serve together in the Gideon’s International in the York Camp.
Mark is an elder in the Filbert Presbyterian Church. He is married to Holly, and they have a beautiful, talented daughter, Savannah, who will be heading off to college next fall.
Mark was born in South Carolina and graduated from Winthrop University. Please consider him for S.C. Senate, district 17, on Nov. 8.