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Michael Cone on Principles & Values

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Populists represent people against the Aristocrats

Thomas Jefferson wrote that there are only two real political divisions between people: people are either Aristocrats or Populists, no matter the label they might hang upon themselves.

Essentially, an Aristocrat is someone who believes that the people of the United States should be represented in government by an elite group of privileged few who know what is best for the people. A Populist believes that the people themselves know what is best for them and that their representatives in government should represent the will of the people to the largest extent possible.

Equal opportunity for everyone is not favorable for Aristocrats as they would lose power if they were not lifted above the people. Therefore, it is imperative for the Aristocrats to create artificial divisions among the people so that the people cannot come together to create equal opportunity for everyone.

I am a Populist. I seek to represent the people of South Carolina and speak for them in Washington.

Source: Campaign website, www.mjcone.com, "Issues" Apr 4, 2008

Attended the Citadel and USC Law School

Born in Charleston and raised in Mount Pleasant, Michael was graduated from The Citadel in May of 1991 and immediately commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy. After serving in the Navy in San Diego, California, Michael returned to South Carolina and entered law school in 1997. He was graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May of 2000 and served as law clerk to the Honorable Paul E. Short, Jr. until August of 2001.
Source: Professional website, www.conelaw.org, "About" Mar 9, 2008

Attends Episcopal Church

Michael attends the Church of the Holy Communion (an Anglo-Catholic parish of the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A.) is a lifetime member of the Citadel Alumni Association, and is a member of the Exchange Club of Charleston.
Source: Professional website, www.conelaw.org, "About" Mar 9, 2008

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