State of South Carolina Archives: on Principles & Values
Empower those who believe in the virtues of faith in God
Why I Am Running for Congress: As your next Congressman, I will be guided by the Tenth Amendment. I will be committed to returning power and decision-making to the states. I will empower middle class families in
South Carolina; those frustrated with government, those who understand the value of personal responsibility, and those who believe in the virtues of faith in God.
Source: 2017 S.C. House campaign website, ElectRalphNorman.com
May 16, 2017
Stand up for Freedom of Religion
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com
Jan 11, 2017
- 2006: Stood up for Freedom of Religion: Supported the Town of Great Falls in their fight for freedom of religion, successfully discouraging their attackers from frivolous claims.
- He defended our right to express religious
faith publicly on "I Believe" license plates. He stood up to ACLU lawyers who said we can't pray to Jesus Christ in public. Henry McMaster will be a governor who champions traditional values.
State workers all say "It's a Great Day in South Carolina"
When I first ran for governor, I often heard people speaking negatively about our state, both here at home and around the country. When we first asked public servants to answer the phones at state agencies with "It's a Great Day in South Carolina, how
may I help you?" they hated it. But it wasn't just some off-the-wall catchphrase--it had two purposes, in fact:
So in spite of the pushback we kept saying it. Now, the first thing I hear wherever I speak is almost always, "It's a Great Day in South Carolina." Because, it almost always is.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to S.C. Legislature
Jan 11, 2017
- It was to remind those public servants that they worked for the person on the other side of the phone and that they were there, above
all, to answer whatever question might come up.
- South Carolina was never the state it was portrayed to be. It was time for the rest of the country, and the rest of the world, to see South Carolina as she truly is--a state of unlimited potential and
unrivaled beauty populated by good, faithful, hardworking people.
FactCheck: Yes, Cruz speaks Spanish & understands Univision
Marco Rubio accused Ted Cruz of being unable to understand Univision (a Spanish-language TV station); Cruz demonstrated Rubio wrong by responding in Spanish:
Both Senators accused each other of lying; we won't comment on the other accusations, but Rubio was clearly incorrect in his assertion that Cruz speaks no Spanish.
Source: OnTheIssues FactCheck on 2016 CBS Republican debate in S.C.
Feb 14, 2016
- CRUZ: Marco went on Univision in Spanish and said he would not rescind Pres. Obama's
illegal executive amnesty on his first day in office.
- RUBIO: Well, I don't know how he knows what I said on Univision because he doesn't speak Spanish.
- CRUZ: ¨Marco, qu‚ quieres? Ahora mismo, en espa¤ol: ¨Qu‚ quieres? ["Marco, what do you want?
Right now, in Spanish, what do you want?"]
- RUBIO: Look, this is a disturbing pattern now, because for a number of weeks now, Ted Cruz has just been telling lies. And here is the truth, Ted Cruz supported legalizing people that were in this country.
Voted to impeach Clinton for affair, but should be forgiven
Colbert Busch reminded Sanford that he once used taxpayer funds to "leave the country for a personal purpose"--referring to the extramarital affair with an Argentine woman he had while governor.
Later, Sanford was reminded by a questioner that he
voted to impeach President Bill Clinton because of his involvement with Monica Lewinsky and asked if he would vote that way again. "I would reverse the question," Sanford said. "Do you think President Clinton should be condemned for the rest of his life
for a mistake he made in his life?"
Sanford is trying to rebound from a scandal that sidelined his political career. In 2009, Sanford, after telling his staff he was out hiking the Appalachian Trail, revealed that he was in Argentina with a woman he
later became engaged to after divorcing his wife, Jenny. Before leaving office, Sanford avoided impeachment but was censured by the Legislature over state travel expenses he used for the affair. He also paid the largest ethics fine ever in S.C, $70,000.
Source: News12 on 2013 S.C. House District 1 debate
Apr 29, 2013
Now engaged to woman from 2009 extramarital affair
Only one reference was made to Sanford's 2009 admission to an extramarital affair. Answering a question about spending, Colbert Busch referenced Sanford's surprise absence from the state in June 2009 during which he visited his
Argentinian lover, now his fianc‚e. "When we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose,"
Colbert Busch said.
"She went there, Gov. Sanford," said the debate's moderator.
"I couldn't hear what she said," Sanford responded. "Repeat it, I didn't hear it."
"Answer the question,"
Colbert Busch said.
"What was the question?" asked Sanford, who then answered the original question on spending.
Source: The State webzine on 2013 S.C. House District 1 debate
Apr 29, 2013
Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States
CNN: Here's an audio clip of what Ms. Angle originally claimed:
We're talking about militant terrorist situation, which I believe isn't a widespread thing. But it is enough that we need to address, and we have been addressing it.
My thoughts are these. First of all, Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas, are on American soil and under constitutional law, not
Sharia law. And I don't know how that happened in the United States. (APPLAUSE).CNN: That certainly sounds scary.
Source: CNN "360 Degrees" coverage: 2010 S.C. Senate debate
Oct 14, 2010
But it seems to me that there is something fundamentally wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to even take hold in any municipality or government situation in our
I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority
Q: You said you would rather have people who adhere to conservative principles than have the majority. The problem is that in the minority, you can't get anything done that you'd like to get done. Square that for me.
DEMINT: Well, let me clarify what
I mean by conservative. I'm just talking about common-sense people who don't think balancing a checkbook is a radical idea. What I'm talking about is where mainstream America is, and it's just common sense
Q: A poll said about 19% of Americans support
the tea party movement. That's not mainstream. That's not most Americans.
DEMINT: The interesting thing is, for instance, in Delaware, there are probably at most a few thousand tea party activists. But ten times that many voted for Christine O'Donnell
in the Republican primary. So for every person who takes up a sign and goes to a tea party rally, there are thousands of Americans who agree with them, who don't like Republicans or Democrats, but they're concerned about the incredible spending.
Source: CNN "State of the Union" coverage: 2010 S.C. Senate debate
Sep 19, 2010