By Mark A. Peter
As an ex-pat over in S. East Asia, I've been keenly interested in the upcoming election on Nov. 6. Sen. Jake Knotts has been serving our district for several years now and he tells us to look at his record. I've looked over his legislative history the past session and found that he'd gotten 9 bills passed (45 failed) and 61 resolutions. They've included: fireworks, martial arts, police dogs, resolutions for marching bands, baseball teams and the American Legion, alcohol, veterans, animals, text messaging, whistle-blowers, relocation of DOT, HIV/AIDs treatment, jail bonds, trustee elections, restricting candidate ballot access, collard greens as state vegetable, etc. There was only one dealing with healthcare, education, business and income taxes. Nothing dealing with traditional family values, pro-life and the economy.
Katrina Shealy is a true conservative. She will be a part of passing a S.C. Fair Tax that will turn our economy around. She wants to reduce government regulations that are choking entrepreneurship. As an educator of more than 25 years I find that Mrs. Shealy shares some of the same ideas that I do. School choice, funding that will go directly to the schools, and removing restrictions on public school funding. As I've told my Society and Culture Class students, "less government, more freedom for the people." She, like me, is pro-life and supports traditional family values. Finally, she is a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. So I ask that you join me in voting for her as the petition candidate on Nov. 6. DO NOT vote straight ticket! Our district deserves better representation. Her website is: www.katrinashealy.com
Mark A. Peter, MA, MA
Ningxia Teachers University
Guyuan, Ningxia 75600