State of South Carolina secondary Archives: on Families & Children


Jaime Harrison: How do I tell my black sons that this could be them?

How do I explain to my beautiful black sons they could be treated differently because of the color of their skin? How do I tell them this prejudice could incite those who are sworn to protect and serve them to one day hurt or kill them? It is my worst nightmare to know what could happen some day while my sons are walking home from the store, jogging in the neighborhood or being pulled over by the police.
Source: The Root e-zine on 2020 South Carolina Senate race Jun 6, 2020

John Kasich: Put pimps in jail & treat women as victims of trafficking

Q: What should be done about deadly violence against women?

KASICH: Well, we have to have a war against that. There has got to be a place for young women to be able to go where they can do things in confidentiality, where there can be a rape kit that can last because sometimes women, after a month or two, want to move forward with prosecution. These laws are going to fundamentally be at the state level. But it doesn't mean that a president can't use a bully pulpit on some of these really significant moral issues. And I will do it. [In Ohio], we took on the issue of human trafficking. We have changed the laws around human trafficking where actually the woman who has been called a criminal has now been determined to be a victim. And now we're putting the pimps in jail and making sure the women can be rehabilitated in our state. It's a wonderful thing.

Source: 2016 CNN GOP Town Hall in South Carolina Feb 18, 2016

John Kasich: A big mosaic: we all take care of each other

I believe we're part of a very big mosaic. The spirit of the America rests in all of us. It's in our guts. It's taking care of our children. It's taking care of the lady next door who just lost her husband. It's fixing the schools where we live and telling kids to stay off drugs. The spirit of America doesn't come from the top down. I want to call on everyone to realize that you were made special to heal this country and lift it for everyone.
Source: 2016 CBS Republican primary debate in South Carolina Feb 13, 2016

Marco Rubio: Make investing in kids deductible like business expenses

If a business takes their money and they invest in the piece of the equipment, they get to write it off their taxes. If a parent takes money they have earned and invests in their children, they can't? This makes no sense. Parenting is the most important job any of us will have. What my tax plan does is create an additional Child Tax Credit. Parents who are working get to keep more of their own money to invest in their children.
Source: 2016 CBS Republican primary debate in South Carolina Feb 13, 2016

Lindsey Graham: Support traditional families & right to pray

Lindsey Graham believes strong families are the core of a strong America. He authors and supports legislation that will promote the traditional family structure, keep the federal government out of parental decisions regarding the up-bringing of their children, and ensure religious freedom is protected.

Graham co-sponsored the Religious Liberties Restoration Act, which would recognize the states' authority to decide whether to display the Ten Commandments in buildings owned or administered by that state.

In an effort to require the Architect of the Capitol to permit the acknowledgment of God on flag certificates, Graham co-sponsored the Andrew Larochelle God, Family, and Country Act of 2007 (S.2198, 110th Congress), a bill introduced by former Senator Jim DeMint.

Graham was an original co-sponsor of a resolution that stated people ought to retain the right to pray and recognize their religious beliefs, heritage, and traditions on public property, including schools.<

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2020 South Carolina Senate race Oct 25, 2014

Thomas Ravenel: Let churches provide for families in need, not state

If there is a breakdown in the moral fabric of society, it is because there is too much government--not too little. There was time when private charities and religious institutions provided for those in need. Individuals would take care of family, friends and neighbors and engage in activities that created stronger connections among people and ultimately a stronger society. Americans are a faithful, giving people, but our government--concluding that Americans don't care in the "correct" ways-- wants to deliver charity that is best handled by individuals and private institutions. Should the state extract from the people the resources to fund dehumanizing, dependency-creating social programs, or should the people voluntarily take on these responsibilities? I believe the answer is the latter. Libertarians care too much about our fellow man to allow the state to usurp so many of the functions that are essential to a moral society.
Source: 2014 South Carolina Senate campaign press release Aug 19, 2014

Kevin Bryant: No civil unions; no same-sex spousal rights

Q: Should South Carolina recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?

A: No.

Q: Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?

A: No.

Q: Should South Carolina provide state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples?

A: No.

Q: Should South Carolina continue to recognize common law marriages?

A: No.

Source: South Carolina Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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2020 Presidential contenders on Families & Children:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
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Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
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V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

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Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
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Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
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