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Constitution Day Festival of South Carolina

August 18, 2011 J

Constitution Day Festival of South Carolina

Hosted by Americans for Prosperity Foundation

Saturday, September 17th

Charter Amphitheatre

Heritage Park


Simpsonville, SC


FREE Admission

Participating Groups:

•Greenville County Republican Party
•Spartanburg Tea Party
•Concerned Citizens of the Upstate
•Americans have had Enough
•Laurens Tea Party
•Anderson Tea Party
•Seneca Tea Party
•Republican Women’s Club
•Upcountry Coalition
•Upstate Tea Party
•Independent Caucas
•Greenville Taxpayers Assn
•Spartanburg County GOP


Congressman Trey Gowdy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMEggYzdljM

Chad Connelly, Motivational Speaker, Businessman and SCGOP Chair

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O'Blues



July 31, 2011 J

Our Milton Friedman Celebratory Breakfast was a big success. The room was packed. Our two speakers, State Senator Lee Bright and SC GOP Chairman, Chad Connelly, ardent supporters of School Choice, gave educational and entertaining presentations. They both stated that it was encouraging to see so many people attend an event on a Saturday morning to learn about educational opportunity for all children.

Many people are against School Choice, because they do not understand what it entails. SCHOOL CHOICE HAS BEEN PROVEN TO SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY AND INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN OTHER STATES. South Carolinians should be irate over our state rating last, or near last, in national test scores. Nearly 50% of the children who start their education in SC will drop out before graduating high school. Corporations decide not to come to SC, because our state cannot provide enough educated employees.


July 20, 2011 J

You are invited to a celebratory breakfast in honor of Milton Friedman hosted in conjunction with The Foundation for Educational Choice. It will take place at the Holiday Inn Express on 1036 Woodruff Road in Greenville on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This is a free event but you must register! Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/1927096999.

Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize winning economist, started as an advocate of Keynesian economics and later became a vocal supporter of the free market. His books and teaching have influenced and persuaded many, including Thomas Sowell and William F. Buckley. His legacy of advocating capitalism and deregulation make him an increasingly important figure in the school choice debate.
State Senator Lee Bright and South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly, vehement supporters of school choice, will be at the breakfast in honor of Milton Friedman’s legacy and ideas on July 30.

“Roll Call Voting Bill” finally passes

April 24, 2011 J

April 12, 2011 was a momentous day for the citizens of South Carolina. Governor Haley signed the “Spending Accountability Act of 2011” (H.3004 - Roll Call Voting Bill) into law. With this law the South Carolina Legislature moves from one of the five weakest on transparency to one of the most transparent in the country. All votes on bills or resolutions with the force and effect of law will now be recorded, so that South Carolinians may see how their representatives and senators vote. The bill passed unanimously in the House. In the Senate, the bill passed with 33 Ayes and 11 Nays.

Stop Obama’s FCC Internet Takeover

April 04, 2011 J

On the darkest day of the year, December 21, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a party-line vote to regulate the Internet in the name of network neutrality. Chairman Julius Genachowski, who cast the deciding vote, is a former long-time executive of Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp (one of the leading corporate beneficiaries of the new regulations) and a close friend of President Obama.