Dear Fellow Republican,
As South Carolinians, we understand the loss and destruction that can come with the winds of natural disasters. When storms have ravished our state, people across the country have shown kindness and compassion.
Today, our hearts are heavy with sadness for the loss of life and property experienced by our fellow Americans in Oklahoma.
Yet as we mourn, we are called to serve those in need. Even those of us not serving in the public arena are still called to public service.
Please join the South Carolina Republican Party in sending prayers to the people of Oklahoma, but also in sending your donations. Instead of donating to the party this week, please donate to one of these charities already on the ground:
I know that the compassion and strength of the people of South Carolina shines through even the darkest of clouds.
I hope you’ll join the South Carolina Republican Party in giving to those in need.
Proud to be a South Carolina Republican,
Free Enterprise Foundation
A Free Market Education for the Next Generation
How do the causes of the Great Depression relate to our current economic crisis?
This week, come join the conversation at the Free Enterprise Foundation’s free seminar on Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman’s compelling PBS video series, “Free to Choose.”
Thursday nights, May 9 - July 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (except July 4)
Bond Hall, Room 295, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
Video series and thought-provoking discussions afterwards led by Prof. Robert Freer and guest analysts.
The seminar is free and open to the public.
“Free to Choose” Episodes 1-10
1. May 9 Power of the Market
2. May 16 Tyranny of Control
3. May 23 Anatomy of a Crisis
4. May 30 From Cradle to Grave
5. June 6 Created Equal
6. June 13 What’s Wrong with Our Schools
7. June 20 Who Protects the Consumer
8. June 27 Who Protects the Worker
9. July 11 How to Cure Inflation
10. July 18 How to Stay Free
Friedman’s series is hosted by Robert McKenzie, and features prominent economists, government leaders, and other notables from various fields, such as economist Thomas Sowell, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, political science professor Frances Fox Piven, consumer protection advocate Kathleen O’Reilly, labor union leader Lynn Williams, economist Walter Williams, Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine and Jimmy Carter’s Dept. of Labor, Saul Alinsky biographer and journalist Nicholas von Hoffman, and many others.
For more information, contact:
Paige “Duffy” Lewis
Executive Director, Free Enterprise Foundation
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Chairman, South Carolina Republican Party
Thursday nights, May 9 - July 11, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bond Hall, Room 295, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
View Milton Friedman’s PBS “Free to Choose” video series and participate in discussions afterwards led by Prof. Robin Freer and guest analysts. This seminar runs on Thursdaynights for ten weeks, May 9 through July 11, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. It is open to the public.
This series, created by Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, is hosted by Robert McKenzie, and features prominent economists, government leaders, and other notables from various fields, such as economist Thomas Sowell, political science professor Frances Fox Piven, consumer protection advocate Kathleen O’Reilly, labor union leader Lynn Williams, economist Walter Williams, Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine and Jimmy Carter’s Dept. of Labor, Saul Alinsky biographer and journalist Nicholas von Hoffman, and many others.
For more information, see Free Enterprise Foundation on Facebook and LinkedIn, or contact me.
Paige “Duffy” Lewis
Research Fellow and Public Relations Director
Free Enterprise Foundation
Beginning Thursday, May 9, the Free Enterprise Foundation is sponsoring a seminar based on Milton Friedman’s “Free to Choose” video series for ten consecutive Thursday nights, 7:00 – 9:00, running through July 11. Viewings and discussions will be held in Bond Hall, Room 295, at The Citadel.
This is a link to the first episode of the series.
The “SUPERSTREET” Intersection
(a little background) U. S. Highway 17 is the main North-South Non-Interstate Artery and it is located in the middle of Charleston County South Carolina. Charleston County is approximately 100 miles long and goes from Georgetown to the North down to Beaufort County to the South. Major Intersections are located along the Highway 17 Corridor.
2010 Census: Charleston County has over 350 thousand residents not including the Tourist. From time to time, it seems like all of these people are trying to turn left on to Main Road from Highway 17. This Intersection leads to Johns Island which is the third largest island on the East Coast and on to the Sea Islands of Kiawah, Seabrook, and all of their Golf Courses, Restaurants and other Amenities. Johns Island has also become Charleston’s other bedroom community.
There are only two ways to get to Johns Island and the Sea Islands. One is this intersection and the other is Maybank Highway. Main Road is the more direct route to Johns Island and the Resort Islands of Kiawah and Seabrook.
Simply stated, this means, thousands of vehicles of all descriptions turn left in the morning going to Work, Home or to Recreate. The opposite is true in the afternoons. A few years ago, a simple traffic light worked just fine. Those days are gone.
The Highway Engineers have extended the current traffic light to allow anywhere from 30 to 40 vehicles each signal. Besides the inconvenience of waiting for that many cars, trucks, 18 wheelers and autos with boats to pass through, the danger factor has increased tenfold and accidents and sometimes death have become regular occurrences at the Hwy. 17-S and Main Road Intersection.
Short of a real fix, the SCDOT has proposed something called a “Superstreet”. What this means is: putting two U-Turns in the middle of Highway 17.
If you are traveling South on Hwy 17 and your goal is to go to Johns Island, you must pass through this Intersection, merge left and do a U-Turn some quarter of a mile down the road. Come back up to speed and merge right and then turn right on to Main Road to continue on your trip.
If you’re coming from Johns Island, when you get to come to the intersection, you must turn right (heading north) get in the left lane, do a U-Turn and blend back into traffic (heading south) in order to either go to the Hess gas station, Publix Supermarket or to get to Bees Ferry Road just so you can get to the shopping district at Glenn McConnell Blvd.
If you had planned to go to the Wallgreens Drugstore, you must continue on to the next U-Turn and head back north again and blend back into traffic so you can pull into the Wallgreens parking lot.
This idea of a “Superstreet Intersection” in a small community might work fine, but not at one of the busiest intersections in the State. This Petition is to put the SCDOT on notice, we the citizens of South Charleston County DO NOT WANT THIS TYPE OF FIX. It will do more harm than good. Please sign this petition and then drop it into the mail to Highway Commissioner Jim Rozier at the address on the bottom of the petition.
Thank You for your interest. It could be you, a friend or a family member who makes that fatal left turn one day and is hit by someone who either not paying attention or just fed up with this whole Superstreet Highway thing.
Click the link below to print out the petition
SAVE THE DATE
Citadel Patriot Dinner
March 2, 2013
Dinner, Cocktails, & Politics
Open 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM
Citadel Holliday Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
1st Congressional Candidates and Straw Poll
Local Radio Personalities:
Rocky D (WQSC) , Kelly Golden (WSC-FM),
Tara Servatius (WTMA), Joseph Kurt (WSC-FM)
Sheriff Al Cannon
SC Superintendent of Education General Mick Zais
SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly
All tickets now are $50.00 per person, and $90.00 a couple.
$5,000 includes 30 tickets
Corporal: $200 includes 2 tickets
Sergeant: $300 includes 2 tickets
Colonel: $500 includes 4 tickets
****General or Admiral****
$1,000 includes table of 10 seats.
(Indicate the number of tickets to go to Cadets if any)
Seated Dinner and Open Bar
Dress Code – Business Attire
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Proceeds from The Patriot Dinner will be used to
send Citadel Cadets to CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) in Washington, DC in March for politics, training, and more.
Edwin S. Taylor ‘75, (843-870-9465)
ABOUT MARK SANFORD
Mark Sanford is running for Congress because he believes our country’s future is at stake if we don’t get our hands around runaway government spending.
Mark first learned the themes of hard work and frugality growing up with two brothers and a sister on their family farm near Beaufort, SC. Throughout his time in office he has brought these lessons to Columbia and Washington, where his record as a fiscal reformer and budget cutter is incontestable.
As the 115th Governor of South Carolina, serving from 2003 until 2011, Mark challenged the old way of doing things, worked to reform state government and worked to curb spending. Mark’s tenure in office saw a long list of firsts, including the first cut to the marginal income tax rate in South Carolina history, the largest recurring tax cut in state history, the first of its kind tort reform, the first in workers comp reform, and the first in the nation statewide charter school reform.
Mark’s administration instituted changes that bettered people’s lives in South Carolina, whether that meant instituting business practices that moved DMV wait times from 66 minutes to 15 minutes, Commerce selling the corporate jet and consolidating flight services with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the first structural change to the Department of Transportation since 1917 or the cumulative work that led to $24 billion of capital investment – more than during any other administration in South Carolina history.
Mark dug in and tried to stop wasteful spending, and in so doing, stepped into what had been the exclusive sand box of the legislative body in our state. He proposed the first operational Executive Branch budget and over his time in office closed a near billion dollar funding hole he inherited upon arriving in Columbia. Mark was the first Governor in the nation to refuse stimulus funding and battled against the stimulus all the way to the state Supreme Court. By the end of his second term, the CATO institute ranked Mark the most fiscally conservative Governor in America and described him as, “A staunch supporter of spending restraint and pro-growth tax reforms.”
Prior to serving as Governor, Mark represented South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District in Washington from 1995 until 2001, where he was ranked by Citizens Against Government Waste and the National Taxpayers Union as the most fiscally conservative member in all of Congress for his efforts to rein in wasteful spending and reduce the national debt. While in Congress, Mark held his personal office to a higher financial standard as well, returning approximately $250,000 in unspent office funds to the Treasury each year.
Since leaving the governorship, Mark has served as a commentator for FOX News, began again in real estate, and held senior board positions at both Lending Tree and Coastal Forest Resources.
Mark attended Furman University where he received a BA in Business. He later received an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and went on to work in real estate finance and investment in New York and Charleston. Mark has four sons, Marshall, Landon, Bolton and Blake, and is engaged to Maria Belen Chapur. He currently lives in Charleston.
Sanford for Congress
PO Box 160
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
299 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Campaign phone 843/764-9188