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Jul 02, 2015 @ 16:40:22
Dear Senator Bryant:
My family and I are very concerned about the Governor’s vetoes #9-13. They would materially affect Clemson’s Agricultural services, most specifically the Extension. We live in rural Anderson County and, like many of our neighbors, rely on the Extension for help and advice both in growing food for our families and in maintaining healthy groundcovers and landscapes. We are asking you to please override vetos 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.
Apr 05, 2014 @ 08:54:54
The Real American: Seriously? My comments were directed at the PROMOTION of this USC condom fashion show event..using OUR fees we are mandated to pay! I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt that you understood my reference to brothels but instead chose to twist this point. How would you feel if the school began to promote the Bible with student fees…giving one out to each student? I think that is a grand idea but I bet you would have issue with this?
Apr 02, 2014 @ 12:02:59
Romans 1: Really! This is not your job!! You are not paid to act as clergy. Do the job you are hired to do. Your amendment is unnecessary. Issues @ hand that are truly affecting us all would be just a bit more work than you can handle?? I detest most Dems but as a Repub, this type behavior is divisive and embarrassing. Our party is going to fold for so many reasons. Love what this little girl has accomplished. Puts to shame most all
Apr 02, 2014 @ 16:15:33
Sad that a representative is more ignorant of the world than an 8 year old. Please change your name, you make all thinking Kevins cringe.
Apr 05, 2014 @ 08:43:31
You nailed it, Debra. Our founding fathers fought to keep separation of church and state. Kevin obviously didn’t get the memo.
Apr 05, 2014 @ 08:59:50
Another lesson in separation of church and state: Our founding fathers fought to keep ANY religion from being MANDATED as the church of England was at the time…hence, the founding of America. Any serious study of American history will show you that most, but not all, of our founders were Christ-followers who prayed openly to GOD and had the Bible as their foundation…Obvious it was not to separate Christianity from government in the way it has been twisted over the years….
May 22, 2014 @ 15:35:23
The primary leaders of the so-called founding fathers of our nation were not Bible-believing Christians; they were deists. Deism was a philosophical belief that was widely accepted by the colonial intelligentsia at the time of the American Revolution.
They were influenced by the Enlightenment. Philosophers such as Voltaire depicted organized Christianity as a tool of tyrants and oppressors and as being used to defend monarchism, it was seen as hostile to the development of reason and the progress of science and incapable of verification.
Jan 24, 2015 @ 15:33:23
Your history uses overly generalized statements that do not match the facts.
First: As for “Separation of Church and State”; the term is a post constructional phrase that is often taken out of context. When the Constitution was written there were four States that had established religions and two the allowed local establishments. Definitely not a separation of church and state. The issue discussed in Jefferson’s letter that uses that term clearly states that the state cannot censor religious speech. The Baptist ministers were being threatened by government agents for speaking against the government from the pulpit. Thus if there is any case that warrants “Separation of Church and State it is the IRS’s attacks of churches being involved in political discussions. Jefferson stated that the church is above the state and a wall separation prevents state from prosecuting the church.
Second: There were very few deist amongst the founding fathers,influential but a minority. I recommend reading John Adam’s works about constitutional law, church and state; he wrote far more and was widely read before and shortly after the Revolution. It was Adam’s writings that were used to write the State Constitutions or Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and, Virginia during or at shortly after the Revolutionary War. For the record Adam’s supported state financing of churches, although he was initially anti-catholic he changed to broader support of all Christians and Jews by the end of the Revolution.
Franklin who was one of the most influential men of the revolution is often called a desist, but a close look at his life will reveal that he attended church regularly. He also wrote a number of articles supporting religious teaching in “public schools”.
Generals: Washington, Knox, Greene, Wayne and Morgan were all church going Christians and all have left writings to strongly support their religious views. In fact any realistic look at the members of the continental congress will reveal that very few were not openly religious. The only real deist I am aware of are Jefferson and Madison, but there may be a few others.
Apr 02, 2014 @ 00:02:21
You are a man of science and you want to introduce to state that fossils were placed on earth by God? What kind of rank stupidity is this? Do you believe in the separation of church and state?
Oct 14, 2013 @ 18:45:56
Dear Senator Bryant,
If you have not done so yet, I urge you to reconsider s.277 which establishes licensure and regulation of music therapy. As it stands, anyone can call themselves a music therapist, even those who have not had 4 plus years of education from an approved university and 1200 hours of clinical experience. This is disconcerting for the public, who may not know what true music therapy looks like. Certainly consumers can make informed decisions, however, much of the information circulated does not give an accurate picture of music therapy, thus the need for regulation. You have confirmed this point by stating, “It thereby has opened up the market place to nearly anyone with the skill and drive to achieve.” Good intentioned individuals may assume the role of a “music therapist”, without truly understanding all that entails. Considering music therapists often treat individuals with complex disorders and diagnosis, it is unethical to allow someone without proper training to do such work. This training is found in board-certified music therapists.
Thank you for your time,
Sep 09, 2013 @ 04:31:37
I don’t know if it is too late to comment on this subject, but I approve of your bill to allow companies the “right” not hire smokers. I often have to pick up the slack of the people on my job who continuously leave for 20 min or more to have a smoke. It’s not fair to not only the company, but to me also. If anything, those who don’t smoke, should get a pay premium for being non-smokers! Thanks.
Jul 03, 2013 @ 07:31:32
Thank you, Kevin, for bringing to our attention the absurd 6th Annual Condom Fashion show at USC-Columbia. Although we are full aware of the extreme leaning of this school and most every US University, this is beyond the pale and the fact that they are using our mandated student fees to finance this trash is inexcusable. Parents need to speak out on this matter. What will the school be promoting (and we financing) next? Brothels?
Mar 27, 2014 @ 07:49:28
I believe Mary is overreacting to this event. It is uneasy to think that Mary also supports the establishing of brothels at USC-Columbia. She assumes that since Condom Fashion shows are allowed, there should be brothels as well. The Condom Fashion show had good intentions and condoms are very important in this modern society. Whether or not one agrees with contraceptives, nobody should be allowed to refuse access to such products.
Apr 12, 2013 @ 07:37:03
has there been any move to have a bill like this in the state? two simple problems with drones. 1): any kind of surveillance in general is searching someone without due process (drones, satelites or manned airplanes), just because it is “legal” does not make it right. 2): there is zero risk to enforcement of laws. often laws go unenforced becasue no one cares and knows that it really does not matter. Think about how often we all speed or unintentionally fill out a tax form incorrectly. We break these laws all the time but we do not cause mayhem or harm anyone. a lot of our freedom and liberty comes from not having every little law enforced upon us. but then again maybe that means we should change some of those laws that do not harm anyone…
P.S. the smoking bill. so if i sign a contract for employment can someone fire me for smoking? how about having a disease that will cause their insurance to go up? or if you know an employee drinks heavily, (liver deficiencies, risk of auto accident)? so behavioral issues someone can be fired for? what about a young married woman who you think will get pregnant soon? so is it right to protect the employee in a contract if they are doing something you think is good and to not protect someone just because you do not like their behavior? federal law would protect that last situation, but what if it didn’t? to be honest I am not sure what I think either.
Aug 16, 2013 @ 15:50:16
Haven’t got to read this in too much detail. It is time we start crafting some legislation.
Apr 10, 2013 @ 08:32:11
Mr Bryant, your proposed bill to allow companies the “right” not hire smokers is wrong. Why should companies be allowed to “dig” into a person’s personal life and tell them what they can and can not do if they want to “work” which we all have to do. What’s next, allowing them to do the same with people who are overweight, or folks who drink to much Coke Cola? I hope that your bill fails and I will be contact my reps in my area to stand against this.
May 10, 2012 @ 12:31:48
Please contact me at my email address because your old emai came back.
Those folks that didn’t do the paperwork to get on the ballot shouldn’t be allowed to there.
They had the same chance as you and all the others did to get on and didn’t turn the proper papers in.
I think they did it on purpose to defy the law.
So it serves them right. Some of them had done it before so they can’t say they didn’t know. Even if they didn’t know they should have because the party is supposed to tell them.
So let them stay off the ballot.
BTW, you are doing a great job down there in Columbia for us.
Apr 12, 2012 @ 13:58:07
With the introduction of this Bill, you justlike many of us see what is going on in My country.Our founding fathers knew that there would come a day when we would be able to stand up to a tyranical government, which we have today. The 2nd Amendment was designed for that purpose. I served my country for most of my adult life. I did not fight for what we now have in government. My country was set up for a place for people to be free, but that is dwindling as we speak. I will never give up my rights under the US Constitution. I am sworn to protect it to the death, and I will, so help me God.
May 19, 2014 @ 02:57:15
OMG and they gave you a gun I really hope you were in the catering corps Mr USMC ret keep an eye on this one folks he is ready to go postal
Apr 12, 2012 @ 11:24:55
Thank you for your support of open carry for weapons. As a CWP holder who often works in less desirable location with high street crime personal security would be increased with open carry.
The objections by your fellow Republican @ the State House were amusing.
That a “criminal would just wait for a person without a weapon” was very strange. If concealed carry was that effective then the criminal element would never perpetrate any crime assuming every person was armed.
I would like the option of either concealed or open carry though, sometimes open carry would disconcerting to the general public.
Also could you push for SC to enter into weapons permit reciprocity agreements with more states, especially Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi? Disarming at the state line is disconcerting to me.
May 19, 2014 @ 02:52:27
Yeeee Haaa lets go down to the bijou and shoot us some raccoons yes i believe in open carry too it means more of you idiots will take yourselves out the gene pool quicker leaving the world to those of us who know a gun in the hands of a moron is a car crash waiting to happen
Apr 11, 2012 @ 14:08:25
S. 1408, “The South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2012.”
You the man! You seem to have the respect of our rights in mind.
Keep up the good work.
May 19, 2014 @ 03:39:38
No he not “da man” he the idiot who thinks carrying a gun makes you “da man” reality is it makes you a potential killer in waiting for the wrong moment
Apr 11, 2012 @ 07:16:44
Appreciate your position on open carry sidearms. I’d be interested in your going deeper and do away with Gun Free Zones, except where booze is consumed. I see Gun Free Zones as Kill Innocent Citizen Zones. Law abiding citizens are unarmed in Gun Free Zones. Criminals could care less. I’d much rather have solid citizens, who have passed background checks and CW permit training carrying concealed, than open carry. Open carry is of no use if you can’t defend your life in a Gun Free Zone.
May 19, 2014 @ 03:01:57
Heres a thought like the UK where gun crime is almost non existent and you can walk the streets day and night knowing you are not going to be shot to death at any moment lets make the USA a gun free zone as you people dont have the brains to be trusted with a lethal weapon no really you dont personally I would not trust you with a catapult
Julian C Fellers
Apr 10, 2012 @ 15:33:36
Thank You for your support of gun issues and your bill to allow open carry.
May 19, 2014 @ 03:42:56
At least with open carry we can recognise the morons with guns phew RUN AWAY look moron with gun RUNNNNN
Tony & Brenda Krull
Apr 08, 2012 @ 11:38:33
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter. Glad you could stop by our home yesterday – we’re happy to support you with our votes (& through our prayers). Keep up the good work!
Tony & Brenda
May 19, 2014 @ 03:08:16
Can you pray that Kev gets some brains ooo and heres a thought NO ONE IS LISTENING !!!
Mar 28, 2012 @ 21:26:32
Just curious where these jobs are coming from? Maybe i can get back to work after you get rid of the illegals!! Is that possible? Well if you dont want to get on that subject lets get on this one, Mikhail Muhammad , why hasnt he been brought up on conspiracy charges? If that is the way politics works then i think i need to start making some bounties too!! Just curious if i am still being a law abiding citizen if i do what Mikhail Muhammad did!! Please let me know ASAP, im ready to get MY organization off the ground and moving!!
May 19, 2014 @ 03:03:28
Your organisation i assume is the KKK ?
Mar 14, 2012 @ 11:35:24
I am writing you concerning fireworks bill s.1163. I am a lifelong resident of York county here in Rock Hill and also a small business owner. I have been in the fireworks industry since 1984, and I am asking for you to support this bill. Your consideration is greatly appreciated. I can be reached at 803-325-2422.
Flashes Fireworks, LLC
713 Marine Dr.
Rock Hill, SC 29730