Greenville County military veterans owe a great deal of thanks to Dee Benedict and the Greenville Scottish Games for their “Tribute to Our Military Heroes” on Memorial Day Weekend 2011. Also entitled to thanks are Chip Howard and the staff at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park who have held Memorial Day Programs honoring all military veterans and presented American flags to the families of deceased veterans for a decade or more.

Dee Benedict, President of the Greenville Scottish Games, explained how the leadership of the Games transitioned from hosting a British Prince to hosting members of the Armed Forces.

Last Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law H. 3003, The Voter ID Bill. It was a great accomplishment, because those who hope to win elections through various means of voter fraud fought the bill desperately.

At the signing ceremony, Gov. Haley said: “It’s another great day for South Carolina. The reason it is a great day is because we continue to improve South Carolina in terms of integrity, accountability and transparency. This new law is very important, not just for South Carolina, but because I have heard from people across the country about how impressed they are that we took it upon ourselves to secure the integrity of our election process.

To some in our country the term “states rights” are dirty words. To others, it is a constitutional principle underpinning and protecting our freedom.

Southern statesmen and political leaders from John C. Calhoun to Nikki Haley have been advocates for states rights. One of the major factors behind the so-called “Civil War” involved states rights. Although the North won the war through a policy of “total destruction” waged against both military units and the civilian population, the controversy over states rights continues to fester and intensify.

President Lincoln slammed the door on states rights and opened the door to a strong central government through the shedding of blood.

Is it possible that the U. S. Government policy on ethanol production from corn could be causing food riots around the world?

The American Thinker says “yes.”

“Today there is a global food shortage and sky-rocketing prices. This has become the underlying factor in the riots in Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt, where up to 56 percent of a person’s income is dedicated to the acquisition of food. These riots are now leading to the upheaval of governments and the very real possibility of the ascendancy of the radical elements into control.”