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  1. On Our Radar – Olivia McConnell Meets A Modern Day Dinosaur | The New Civil Rights Movement
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 10:42:34

    […] Kevin Bryant is a theocrat – a believer in a government in which a deity is officially recognized according to the doctrine of a particular religion. This is not me choosing a title for him, he brags about his governing philosophy on his website: […]

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  2. waldteufel
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 18:09:48

    After Senator Bryant’s singular and brave defense of The Word by thwarting a bright youngster’s proposal to make the Columbian Mammoth the State Fossil, I propose that the Good and Holy Senator Bryant be nominated as the State Clown.

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  3. After Blocking Child’s Attempt to Make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s State Fossil, Senator Withdraws Objection
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 13:47:17

    […] is a born-again Christian who has no problem proclaiming his Jesus-lovin’ views on his personal website. […]

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  4. Mike de Fleuriot
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 09:27:59

    “Ah…” he interrupted Gahenas’s droning monologue, “this is absolutely fascinating, your Highness, but could we go back for a moment to the island’s form of government? That really has me baffled.”

    “Tega is a republic, Prince Sparhawk. Our rulers are elected to their positions every five years. It’s been that way for twenty-five centuries. ”

    “Your officials aren’t elected for life?”

    “Of course not. Who would want a job like that for life?”

    “No one ever develops a hunger for power?”

    “The government has no power, Prince Sparhawk. It exists only to carry out the will of the electorate.”

    “Why five years?”

    “Because nobody wants to be away from his own affairs for longer than that.”

    “What happens if a man’s re-elected?”

    “That’s contrary to the law. No one serves more than one term in office.”

    “Let’s suppose somebody turned out to be an absolute genius in a particular position? Wouldn’t you want to keep him there?”

    “We’ve never found anyone that indispensable.”

    “It seems to me that the system would encourage corruption. If a man knows he’s going to be thrown out of office after five years, what’s to keep him from manipulating his official decisions to further his own interests – later on, I mean?”

    “Quite impossible, Prince Sparhawk. Our elected officials have no outside interests. As soon as they’re elected, everything they own is sold, and the money’s put into the national treasury. If the economy prospers during their term in office, their wealth earns them a profit. If the economy collapses, they lose everything.”

    “That’s absurd. No government ever makes a profit.”

    “Ours does,” she said smugly, “and it has to be a real profit. The tax rates are set and cannot be changed, so our officials can’t generate a false profit by simply raising taxes.”

    “Why would anyone want to be an official in a government like that?”

    “Nobody wants to be, Prince Sparhawk. Most Tegans do everything they possibly can to avoid election. The fact that a man’s own personal fortune’s in the treasury forces him to work just as hard as he possibly can to make sure that the government prospers. Many have worked themselves to death looking after the interests of the Republic.”

    “I think I’d run away from an honor like that one.”

    “That’s really quite impossible, your Highness. Just as soon as a man’s name’s placed in nomination for a public office, he’s put under guard, and if he’s elected, he remains under close guard for his entire term. The Republic makes absolutely sure that nobody evades his responsibilities to her.”

    “The Republic’s a stern mistress.”
    “She is indeed, Prince Sparhawk, and that’s exactly the way it should be.”

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  5. Third Grader’s Attempt to Make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s State Fossil Foiled by Bible-Believing Senators
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 15:24:17

    […] is a born-again Christian who has no problem proclaiming his Jesus-lovin’ views on his personal website. […]

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    • William Hosack
      Mar 26, 2014 @ 16:24:13

      You are a Jerk and simply a mean man for trying to subvert this child’s learning process. She thought of an idea, she proposed to her state rep., and was getting to see how one persons idea can become something wonderful. By now, and fully thanks to you, the lesson she is learning is that politics is a selfish endeavor and elected official only have their interests in mind.

      I am actually heart broken that this girl is going to have such a bad experience. We need the youth to be more engaged and it is people like you that are pushing them away.

      Give way, be the grown up and let her have her day. You know that it is the right thing to do.

      Regards,

      Bill Hosack
      CEO
      Singularity Space Systems LLC
      Call if you wish: 860-713-3726

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  6. Nick Lewis
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 12:15:20

    Hello Mr. Bryant,
    My name is Nick Lewis. My wife has family in the area and due to my illness and inability to work any longer we decided to make Anderson our home 5 years ago. It has proved to be a wonderful community for us. It is fairly economical, friendly and a wonderful climate.
    I must say I was impressed with your willingness to endorse Ron Paul during the primary. Most people will not stick their neck out for a candidate they believe in so early in the campaign.
    I have a number of illnesses, Immune Deficiencies, GI issues, Diabetes, heart iussues, Arthritis in my hands feet and back, liver problems, and the list goes on. I live in constant pain. And I can’t take pain medication. I tried I just can’t manage it. I take all the alternative stuff I can find, I take therapy but its just not enough.
    I would like the opportunity to manage my pain with marijuana. I read time and time again of people who manage there pain successfully this way without the side effects of opioids. I know you are a believer of individual rights and property rights. To be able to treat myself with God given plants in my home and frankly to grow it myself would be my wish since many people are still priced out of treatment in medical marijuana states. I know others have presented bills or updated whats there but no one from your side of the aisle at least since Sen. Mescher.
    I know that this would ostracize of many conservatives but there are many like minded in this community. I have discussed this in church home groups and find that most agree with these individual rights.
    Thanks for you ear and any help you might lend. As you can understand my privacy in this matter is important but I would be glad to sit and talk with you or anyone else.

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