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Defeating ISIS and Restoring America's Greatness PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

A Presentation by John Warren to Republican Women and their Guests

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Lima One Capital CEO John Warren, who served as a United States Marine Corps officer in Iraq, was the featured speaker at the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club Annual Americanism program at the Poinsett Club.

Warren discussed how the United States could defeat ISIS and restore our nation’s greatness.

Since the economy is the engine that fuels our national defense, Warren said we must first “control federal spending, reform the tax code and entitlements and repeal damaging regulations.”

He discussed the importance of small business in the economy. He said the 26 million businesses with 500 employees or less employ half of the working Americans.

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Record Crowd at SCV Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Lawmakers Invited Guests Asked to Report on Flag Issue

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The Sixteenth Regiment, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in Greenville, honors a unit by that designation composed mostly of men from Greenville and Furman University.  The camp had a record turnout at their regular June meeting last Thursday night at the Phoenix Inn. Camp 36 has some 200 active members, however several members of other Upstate camps and non-members were also in attendance.

The scheduled speaker was canceled and the meeting was devoted to discussion of attacks on the Confederate battle flag charged with political expediency.  The program change was made with short notice and several Upstate lawmakers were invited. 

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The Confederate Battle Flag PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

The Battle for Historical Truth

The Confederate Battle Flag, sometimes called the Southern Cross, is held in disfavor by many who are unfamiliar with its origin and true symbolism. Many have been taught to treat it as an object of moral horror and political infamy.  A deadly combination of ignorance and arrogant self-righteousness is constantly engaged in shouting down its true history and meaning. Demagogues freely defame it, while moral cowardice acquiesces to their outrageous distortions of the truth.  The apathetic allow its true history to be buried under decades of slanderous propaganda.  It is incumbent upon those who value truth, fairness, good will, reasonable tolerance, and charity in society to educate themselves on the true history and meaning of this famed banner.

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The Ten Day Nightmare PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

What are the people who said, “it can’t happen here” saying now? The past ten days have been a nightmare for Conservative Christian Americans especially and other Americans who are alert and paying attention.

We have been informed somewhat backhanded that ISIS killers are everywhere and could kill military personnel, their dependents, police or civilians during the Independence Day Holiday weekend. Whether you are attacked by an exploding pressure cooker of a crazed killer with a knife or a portable nuclear weapon, you will be dead.

With all the evil being generated officially by our government, is there any wonder that even the sharks have become demonic and have begun eating people more frequently.

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Confederate Flag and People Go Together PDF Print E-mail
Written by Winston McCuen - Ware Shoals   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

In the 1820s an elderly Thomas Jefferson lamented the direction of the Union toward centralization and empire. He scolded those responsible, the selfish and ignoble sons  of selfless and noble Revolutionary fathers, and he called them unworthy.

But what about South Carolinians today?  Are we worthy of our Revolutionary and  Confederate fathers?

If the battleflag on the Statehouse grounds is taken down, it will not be because the  flag and its symbolism are shameful and therefore unworthy of the people of the state. If it is taken down, it will mean the people themselves have fallen into a shameful, immoral, dumbed-down condition and are therefore unworthy to fly the noble banner of their ancestors.

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Unsentimental Look at How We Are Reacting to Racism PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vivian Bradbum - Union, SC   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

We need to stop and take a hard unsentimental look at how we are reacting to racism in this country.

If the politicians and the media are to be believed, only the whites are guilty of racism, so we are being beaten over the head with the concept that white Americans are holding back the advancement of the black race.

Racism is universal here and all over the world, and it lives in the human heart, not in flags or symbols. Black racists are encouraged by black hate-peddlers such as Al Sharpton to be active and vocal about their hatred of the white race. As a result, whites cower in shame, feeling guilty about slavery and Jim Crow.

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The Only Hope for America PDF Print E-mail
Written by David E. Rulapaugh   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

(Excerpts from a message delivered in the evening service of the former Boulevard Baptist Church of Taylors, South Carolina, Sunday, July 4"‘, 1976.)

Our country is now 200 years old — and it is dying before our eyes. Not intellectually or scientifically, but spiritually and morally with the cancer of the soul.

The current political atmosphere is only a reflection of the deep spiritual need that exists. Fantastic schemes of reform, space missions, and the like, divert our attention from the spreading disease that no miracle drug or resolution of our legislative bodies can touch.

Politicians make a passing reference to the things of the Spirit of God and give God a courteous nod of recognition. But what dignitary ever mentions sin, or the need of salvation in Jesus Christ?

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Banning Flag Sales Hurts More Than Just Flag-Sellers PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Heather Sheen   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

By Heather Sheen

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The law of unintended consequences tells us that people’s actions always create not only planned, but unplanned results. I encountered the law this week when Etsy joined the list of major online retailers banning the sale of the Confederate battle flag.

Etsy is a digital marketplace that offers ready-made, customizable, online shop space to small businesses. My Etsy-hosted store, Creative Cockades, is now in its 5th year. I just broke the “800 sales” mark. I do not sell the Confederate flag – or any flag. But my Etsy store is going to run off of Etsy shortly. Why? The law of unintended consequences.

I’m sure Etsy was only intending to put out of business the people selling Confederate flags. And after all, I’m sure they reasoned, those are just bigoted, racist people anyway so nobody will miss them.

Unfortunately, Etsy reckoned without their customers. Etsy buyers are apparently not the spineless sheep that Etsy management is. Some of them stand on principle rather than following the latest media-induced fad. So Etsy customers who know their history (read that, 75% of my customers) are now boycotting Etsy because of the flag-selling ban.

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Citizens Group Wants Berea School To Become Community Center PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

Large Citizen Turnout for Community Meeting

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The old Berea High School built by the WPA in the 1930s is for sale. The facility is located on a large lot of choice property in the center of the Berea business district. The well-constructed brick building will be expensive to demolish, which will figure into the cost of any buyer with plans for development.

It is understood that a Florida company has an option to buy the facility. Their plan would be to demolish the current building to make way for a retail outlet. Attempts to obtain specific   information on the deal from the School District of Greenville County proved unsuccessful on Monday. If the deal does not work out between the prospective purchaser and the school district, it is estimated that the property could become available for another buyer between September 2015 and January 2016. The Berea community leaders are researching options for buying the building and using it for a community center should it become available for them to arrange a purchase.

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Haley, Obama Link Murders to Flag and Southern Heritage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

(Analysis of a Continuing Tragedy)

GovHaley1It was not unexpected to hear President Obama blame the murders of nine Charleston church goers on guns and Southerners because of their history of slavery and “Jim Crow.”

It was surprising and extremely disappointing, however, to see South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley rush out on Monday and link the murders and the deranged murderer with the Confederate battle flag and the Palmetto State’s Southern Heritage.

Governor Haley can be forgiven for her ignorance of factual history, however it was below the dignity of her office to use  this vicious tragedy to justify tramping on the memory of Southern patriots and  scoring political points on the backs of native South Carolineans.

It appears that Governor Haley has created a steamroller effect and, therefore, there will be little or no opposition from the lawmakers. Southern Heritage groups have been blindsided and will have little opportunity to organize opposition.

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The Face of Evil PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

A small group of Christians saw the face of evil while gathered at a Charleston Church for Bible Study last Wednesday night.   The evil came in the form of a very confused and troubled young man filled with hate. To the best of our knowledge, they never met him before. Although he may have met the Pastor who was a State Senator and well-known in Columbia, near where the alleged killer spent much of his life. He must have felt confident sitting in a room in a gun-free zone with a group of mostly elderly black women. His only motive must have been to shed innocent blood.  Nothing else makes any sense.

Logically, his irrational behavior would indicate some sort of satanic influence and possibly manipulation by another individual. No rational sane individual, no matter how mean or full of hate would casually murder a group of mostly elderly women with nothing to be gained and no reason to dislike his victims. After all, his closest friends were black people with whom he had shared his vague plans of mass murder at other locations with different victims.

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Republicans Split Over Obamatrade Fast Track PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Voters Angry and Threatening Reprisals for those Who Vote for Fast Track Authority for Obama

An odd combination of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans handed President Obama and the Republican leadership a stunning defeat when they defeated TAA, the Trade Adjustment Assistance by an overwhelming vote of 302 to 126. The House narrowly passed TPA, the Trade Promotion Authority by a vote of 219 to 211. House Speaker Bayner promised to attempt to get enough Democrat and Republican votes to pass the TAA by Tuesday, June 16.

The Obama Administration is employing the same tactics they used to pass Obamacare through the Congress. There is no time to read the proposed legislation. In fact much of it is secret and out of sight of members of Congress. The big difference is that Obamacare was passed by a Lame Duck Democrat Congress. This Obamatrade legislation has pulled in the Republican Congressional leadership.

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Paul Howell Speaks to URW PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

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Paul Howell, director of Honor Flight Upstate South Carolina, speaks during the Americanism program for the Upstate Republican Women, Monday at the Poinsett Club.

 

 
   
Real Immigration Reform PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Losing Ground to Big Money and Low Information

The first big mistake in U.S. immigration policy was the 1965 “Immigration Reform” Act, which broadened family reunification preference policy from nuclear family (spouses and minor children) to extended family. The extended family policy, which included an endless chain of siblings, parents, and in-laws, resulted in Chain Migration. Chain Migration changed the character of U.S. immigration from limited and selective to an out-of-control immigration tsunami that made immigration an increasing fiscal and social burden on the nation.

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Five GCS Seniors Graduate with 12 Years of Perfect Attendance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

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GCS-Seniors2Five seniors have completed 12 years of school without missing a single day. Students are allowed by State law to miss up to 10 days of school per year, but these Greenville County Schools seniors completed 2,160 days without missing a day, either excused or unexcused. Seniors with 12 years of perfect school attendance are recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education. They each received a special certificate and congratulatory letter from State Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman.

 
   
Republican Party Needs a Leader PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

The Republican Party has an elaborate national organization and a well-paid Chairman of the Republican National Committee, but who knows what they stand for and what they are doing to defeat Hillary Clinton or whoever the Democrat candidate for President will be?

Hillary, a former United States Senator, First Lady and Secretary of State for Barack Obama, is portraying herself as a patriotic American. She has assumed leadership of the Democrats and, while ignoring her alleged criminal past, is doing a great job of consolidating her party base and listing specifically what she will do for each constituency group.

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Solomon’s 2015 Sermon for the USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Hall - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Can you believe, thousands of years ago King Solomon experienced many of the frustrations Americans are struggling with in 2015? Do you want to hear what he did about them?

First, he dedicated himself to finding out for himself (not taking other people’s words) exactly what constitutes the good life, the life he could recommend for all of his subjects. He tried mirth, folly, and pleasures. It was all vanity, empty frivolity. (Eccl 2:1) Then he turned to great works. He built houses, planted vineyards and orchards, dammed creeks and rivers to make pools of water, raised cattle of all kinds in great abundance, provided employment for many men and girls, and collected great wealth in silver and gold. He collected musical instruments of every kind and surrounded himself with men and women who sang and played the instruments.

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Hillary’s Plans to Stuff the Ballot Box in 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phyllis Schlafly   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Hillary Clinton has laid out her game plan for winning back the White House for herself and her husband next year. Let’s hope Republicans were paying attention.

She apparently decided it won’t be enough to rely on the 66 million people who voted twice for Barack Obama, many of whom are disillusioned by the failure of “hope and change.” Obama promised an end to wars in the Middle East, a more prosperous economy for the average American, and more harmonious race relations, but all three problems have only gotten worse.

Since Hillary won’t have the youthful exuberance that propelled Obama to his unlikely double victory, she plans to build a whole new electorate out of people who didn’t vote for Obama. That’s the gist of her speech in Houston last week, which her friends at MSNBC called a “far-reaching vision for expanding access to the ballot box.”

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To the Winner Goes the Mandate PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Thompson   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

It always seems so lame, the whine that goes up from the loser that the other guy barely won. Or that the beauty contest had all ugly contestants and so nobody wanted anything to do with the result. Remember this: every contest has to have a winner… and the winner gets the prize.

The majority of the country now realize what a foolish mistake it was to elect and, even worse, re-elect Barack Obama; but spin those results any which way and the bottom line remains the same. And yes, he gets the mandate that goes with winning. Fortunately that works both ways, so after the 2014 elections Congress should again have a say as well. But that assumes the weasels that got elected were going to be serious about their oath to uphold the Constitution.

Part of the reason the country now realizes it made a prodigious error voting Obama-the-fox into the chicken coop is that he has some real strange ideas that he is inflicting on America and the world. For example, he apparently is OK with radical Islam…wow.

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Upstate Republican Women’s Club Americanism Luncheon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00
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Christie Would-Be Advocate of Compromise, Means Test Government Benefits PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

Christie would rebuild National Defense, enhance intelligence services and strongly support the Patriot Act

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie strolled into Timmy’s Country Ham House last Wednesday talking and more than an hour later strolled out talking.

Governor Christie is a tough talker with a charming personalty. He moved around in a small circle in the midst of a friendly crowd of more than 200 people giving his standard campaign speech and answering questions. The somewhat controversial governor thinks quickly on his feet and is skillful at modifying  questions to his liking.

He began by talking about the necessity to deal with entitlements, a topic he said the other Presidential candidates will not touch. He proposed means testing Social Security and reducing benefits for individuals earning in excess of $200,000 annually.

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