Several examples of Christians opposing all violence and means of self defense have been in the news lately, and I can't deal with all such examples. But three particular examples come to mind, and I first want to show you one example from Mr. Robert Schenck in a ridiculously titled article, Christ or a Glock. "Well, first of all you're making an immediate decision that if someone invades your home, they are going to die," Rev. Schenck replied. "So you are ready to kill another human being [read more]
Former S.C. Rep. Rex Rice defeated powerful S.C. Senate judiciary committee chairman Larry Martin in a battle of dueling status quos in the Palmetto Upstate.
With all but three Pickens county precincts reporting, Rice won 6,010 votes (54 percent) compared to Martin’s 5,076 votes (46 percent) to claim the “Republican” nomination for S.C. Senate District 2 (map here).
Two weeks ago, Martin got 45 percent of the vote to Rice’s 33 percent in a four-way primary race. Because no candidate received a majority of the ballots cast, the top two finishers advanced to a head-to-head runoff election.
Rice’s victory was a major defeat for S.C. governor Nikki Haley – who endorsed Martin and campaigned extensively on his behalf.
Meanwhile it was a major victory for the political empire of neo-Confederate “Republican” consultant Richard Quinn, which will see one of its clients – liberal S.C. Senator Luke Rankin of Horry County – elevated to Martins’ post as judiciary chairman.
Will it change the ideological direction of the uber-liberal State Senate?
No … not even a little bit.
Martin was a fiscal liberal during his two-and-a-half decades in the chamber, while Rice was a fiscal liberal during his sixteen years in the S.C. House from 1994-2010.
So this author doesn’t think it will make one iota of difference. Perhaps not. But let it be known that we’ll be all over the next state senator from Pickens just like we were with Larry Martin if he turns out to be an establishment tool.
And I want to see open carry within the first 20 days of the next legislative session. If not, I’ll be all over all of the senators.
Congratulations to my South Carolina readers, Pat Hines, my son Joshua, and whomever else reading this in South Carolina. I really don’t have any idea how many S.C. readers I’ve got. Stay the course.