Ethics laws in many states frown on elected officials working for lobbyist principals – and for good reason. There’s something fishy about a lawmaker taking money from an organization that employs lobbyists for the purpose of convincing the lawmaker to vote for or against certain bills.
Imagine you woke up from a two-year sleep last Wednesday. How lost would you be? What would your first conversation be like?
“What year is it?”
“Who’s the president?”
**pause for laughter and disbelief**
Voting in Tuesday’s Presidential election was just ending at press time for The Greer Citizen this week, so election results didn’t make it into this edition of the newspaper. But, unless there are some significantly contested results, you are reading this after we have elected a new president.
Not voting in next week’s general election is an option.
It’s a bad option, but it’s still an option. You don’t need another editorial telling you why your vote is crucial and stressing the importance of the election. If you don’t know that by now, you’ve probably been sleeping under a rock for the last year and a half.
How are we going to pick up the pieces after this election is over?
Has anyone considered this?
Judging by the tone of candidates and pundits less than two weeks from election day, 2017 is going to be a difficult year for most of us.
The 2016 presidential election season has not been kind to values voters. It’s hard to imagine how America can recapture its place as “a shining city on hill” when most campaign coverage is about sex, lies and videotape.
Take a trip down any major highway, back road, or waterway and you’ll likely come across the Senator So-and-So Interchange or the Representative So-and-So Frontage Road. State lawmakers love to name roads and structures after each other, with the result that every other road or building in the state has one of their names on it.
The South Carolina House of Representatives is at it again.
This time they are really going to fix things. No more lip service.
This is about action. They are going to fix the tax code.
There is, in short, a committee.
With the first presidential debate in the books, it may be a long, agonizing journey to November.
The anticipated clash between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump ended up looking a lot less like a debate, and more like a dumpster fire at times.
This has been one of the most polarizing election years in recent memory.
Donald Trump has been the headline for national media outlets for the better part of 12 months, and Hillary Clinton, a favorite for the presidency, has seen her fair share of the spotlight.