Lt. Col. Bill Connor ~ Photo by Thomas C. HansonThe Greenville County Republican Women’s Club conducted its annual Americanism program at its monthly luncheon meeting June 25 at the Poinsett Club.

Geri Warren is president of the club. Member Patty Stoner chaired the event, which featured an address by Master Sgt. Ken Gause, USAF (Ret), Col. Bob Davis speaking about the Wounded Warrior Project and the main address by Lt. Col. Bill Connor, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Air Force JROTC cadets from Southside High School presented and retired the colors.

Junior ROTC in Greenville Schools

Sgt. Gause, AFJROTC aerospace science instructor at Southside High School, spoke about the Junior ROTC program in Greenville schools and some of the awards his cadets have received and opportunities that have been presented to them.

The goal of the Air Force ROTC program is to instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment in high school students.

Wounded Warrior Project

Col. Bob Davis, husband of Kathy Davis, the club’s first vice president, spoke about the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Impending Disaster and the Need for Real, Not Phony Reform

Recent estimates by a major investment firm and two research firms have placed the number of illegal immigrants in the U. S. at between ten and twenty million. All the estimate revisions seem to move constantly upward. Obviously, our immigration problem is so enormous and out of control that it is very difficult even to measure.  Some have very appropriately termed the immigration tsunami an invasion.

The massive tidal wave of illegal immigration and unprecedented levels of legal immigration now occurring in the United States portend an impending demographic disaster.  These demographic changes are already having enormous and substantial impacts on our lives.  Jobs, wages, taxes, and every aspect of our economy are being adversely affected.  The quality and costs of education and healthcare are also being adversely affected.  Public safety and national security are being weakened or jeopardized.  Out of control immigration portends a political, social, and cultural future very different from the ideals of the Founding Fathers of our Republic.

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Governor Pledges to Weather the Storm

Following an absence of 5 days from the state and admitting an affair with a “dear friend” in Argentina, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has apologized to his family and    constituents, and announced his decision to reconcile with his family and submerge himself into the business of continuing to serve the Palmetto State as Governor for the next 18 months.

The State newspaper has published embarrassing personal emails allegedly written by Sanford and his Argentine lover the newspaper claims they have had since December, 2008. Unconfirmed reports indicate the emails were obtained by another male friend of the woman in Argentina.

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Impending Disaster and the Need for Real, Not Phony, Reform

According to a January Report by the investment firm of Bear Stearns there may now be as many as twenty million illegal immigrants in the United States.  The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) had estimates of ten to twelve million illegals in the country in late 2004.

As illegal immigration is, of course, illegal and kept as quiet as possible, it is hard to get a handle on how many illegal immigrants are here.  The three sources agree, however, that the numbers are growing rapidly.  The CIS and FAIR both believe the number of illegals is increasing at the rate of 500 thousand per year.  Some believe this may now be closer to 800 thousand per year.  That figure will increase enormously, if there is any kind of amnesty, by whatever name.  Such a plan is now before Congress in the form of the Kennedy-McCain Immigration “Reform” Bill.

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Judges Side with Lawmakers Who Appoint Them

The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered Governor Mark Sanford on Thursday, June 4, 2009, to request $700 million in federal stimulus money. Sanford signed the request and numerous pages of assurances required by the federal government under protest and under orders from the South Carolina Supreme Court.

In his cover letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Gov. Sanford made it clear that he was not in lock-step with the circumstances being forced on him.

The Governor’s comments in part are quoted below:

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Sen. Larry Grooms ~ Photo by Bob DillJulie Hershey invited about two dozen friends to meet Sen. Larry Grooms in Greenville, Monday. Grooms is exploring the possibility of seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of South Carolina in the 2010 primary election.

Hershey is Director of Heritage Community Services in the Upstate and met Sen. Grooms on the Senate floor when abstinence education funding was under attack by political opponents.

“This man stood on the Senate floor and fought for abstinence education. Here is a man who not only has the right thoughts and the right ideas, but he has the courage to act on his convictions,” Hershey said.

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Bob and Ann Turner, at left, and Lenna Neill, at right, join Congressional Candidate Richard Cash and wife Marcia for campaign photo.Richard Cash, a businessman from Powdersville, announced his run for Congress before an enthusiastic crowd of over 200 supporters on Saturday, April 18th. He is running for the seat in the third district, which is being vacated by Gresham Barrett. Richard Cash has been an entrepreneur and small business owner for the last 10 years. In 1999 he bought a neighborhood ice cream truck, which he has parlayed into a fleet of 13 yellow and green trucks under the name, Sweet Memories Ice Cream, LLC. He also started and owns a used vehicle business, which has been located on Hwy 153 for the past 5 years.

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