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Our goal is to make education thrive by taking politics out K-12 education in South Carolina. Instead of politicians and bureaucrats, let’s put parents back in charge of education through parental educational choice (PEC), which provides parents their own taxpayer money to send their K-12 children to the schools (private schools, church schools, govt schools and home schools) of their choice.

MAKE EDUCATION

GREAT AGAIN

Despite what the bloated $16,645 per child per year Educational Industrial Complex (EIC) in South Carolina says, there is not a one size fits all cookie cutter K-12 solution. All children are made in the image of God. Yet unfortunately, 49% of African American males who enter 9th grade do not graduate from high school in SC, LINK TO SOURCE. That is an unacceptable crying shame that must end now. Additionally, all males in SC graduate at much lower rates than females. Though we have many great highly trained teachers, most K-12 government-run schools in Senate District 32 are broken, failed and in need of massive reform. A case in point is Williamsburg County School District. It is so bad (how miserably failed is it?) that the State of South Carolina had to fire its leadership and declare a state of emergency. The South Carolina Department of Education was required to take operational control of Williamsburg County School District in 2018 because of failed student academic performance, fiscal mismanagement and special education program issues. 

 

“District wide student academic achievement has been at some of the lowest levels in the state for multiple years. Only 21% of students in grades three through eight met or exceeded state standards on the state English Language Arts assessment. Only 15% met or exceeded standards in Math, 19% met or exceeded in Science. Williamsburg County Schools receive 74% of their $16,645 per pupil funding from the state or federal governments." https://ed.sc.gov/newsroom/news-releases/state-superintendent-molly-spearman-declares-state-of-emergency-in-williamsburg-county-school district/ and https://wpde.com/news/local/ex-williamsburg-county-school-districts-coachs-lawsuit-moved-to-federal-court

MAKE OPPORTUNITY ZONES (OZ) GREAT AGAIN

Ellison looks forward to working with U.S. Senator Tim Scott and the citizens of district 32 in Williamsburg, Georgetown, Berkeley, Florence and Horry Counties to ensure all are informed and have access to economic Opportunity Zones in low-income communities. The Opportunity Zone program offers investors incentives to put their capital to work in low-income communities. Investors and businesses can roll existing capitol gains into Opportunity Funds with no up-front tax bill. Opportunity Fund investments held in the fund for at least 10 years are not taxed for capital gains. Opportunity Zones can lead to massive amounts of capital gains tax savings for investors and small businesses in low-income areas. OZs turn impoverished communities into thriving places to live and work. They turn lemons into lemonade See link for more, http://scopportunityzone.com/.

MAKE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

GREAT AGIN

Balance the state budget. Reduce government bureaucratic red-tape starting with eliminating state income tax and the massive cost to citizens preparation of state income tax returns every year. Make state sales tax the primary revenue generator. The fact is that elimination of the unfair progressive socialist state income tax and adoption of state sales tax only will make out of state tourists and other “big spenders” pay a larger percentage of tax into South Carolina’s state treasury. Elimination of state income tax will reduce the tax burden on hard working South Carolinians. Check out Florida and Texas for more on no state income tax states. Additionally, because of undisciplined spending every South Carolinian per capita owes thousands of dollars in state debt. That makes South Carolinians slaves to high debt lenders. Let’s not leave a legacy of state debt heaped upon our children. South Carolina needs to get out of massive debt so that our posterity is not left holding the bag. https://thenerve.org/s-c-s-massive-debt-load-partly-based-on-misleading-state-finance-report/https://www.fitsnews.com/2020/03/04/south-carolina-budget-spending-transparency-efforts-blocked/ https://www.fitsnews.com/2020/04/11/south-carolina-general-fund-revenues-already-reeling-from-coronavirus/

MAKE SAVING BABIES LIVES GREAT AGAIN

BORN & UNBORN

We’re losing over 4600 per year pre-born precious children in South Carolina to abortion on demand and convenience. About half of these precious children are African American while African Americans make up only 27% of SC population. Our God given right to life is under assault in South Carolina and America by Democrat lawmakers and Democrat judges. It’s time to call their atrocities out and say no more! The Supreme Court got Roe v Wade wrong like other wrong decisions they made based on “cultural emotionalism” not original Constitutional intent. A Democrat controlled Supreme Court said slaves were to be treated as property, less than human. Somethings have not change. Fast forward to Roe v Wade where the Supreme Court said unborn babies are to be treated less than human, property of the women. Planned Parenthood and Democrat leaders have no shame in this area. Selling unborn baby body parts for profit is immoral and criminal. Biological fathers should and must (legally and morally) have a say in their unborn (pre-born) child’s life. These children are not blobs of tissue and property with no rights. Who thinks it is a good idea for a mother and her abortionist doctor to kill (abort) the child of a biological father for convenience sake? How many fathers would have loved, adored and provided for their child, but never got the chance? It’s a crime that must stop being ignored...and we wonder why we live in a culture of death where grown adults don’t value human life.

MAKE CALCULATED RISK TAKING GREAT AGAIN

Individual accomplishment, families, businesses, companies, South Carolina and America were established and built on risk taking. Let’s encourage calculated risks taking, not scare citizens to death with nebulous arbitrary capricious indefinite lockdowns, etc.

MAKE MARRIAGE
GREAT AGAIN

Marriage is between one man and one woman. It’s historically been that way for thousands of years for a reason becaue it is the foundational building block of a healthy culture, society, state and nation. Question: name one ancient civilization that normalized homosexuality and “same sex marriage” that is thriving today. Unelected men and woman in black robes in Washington D.C. don’t define nor determine what marriage is. God does. He instituted one man, one woman marriage thousands of years ago. At one time in American history, many states made it illegal for an African American to marry a non-African American of the opposite sex. These state-wide Jim Crow Laws were bigoted, illegal and had no basis in morality or law. Sadly, many churches and Americans turned a blind eye to these bigoted Jim Crow marriage laws. Should we be surprised now when the government passes same-sex anti-Judeo-Christian laws? Answer: no. Fast forward to June 26, 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, un-Constitutionally legalized it in all fifty states, and required states to honor out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses in the case Obergefell v. Hodges. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_the_United_States The U.S. Supreme Court for many many years got slavery wrong and segregation wrong. As with their past anti-civil rights decisions, the Supreme Court has made a terrible mistake with their anti-historical marriage decision. Democrat Party laws of separate but equal never work. 

MAKE FATHERHOOD

AND MOTHERHOOD

GREAT AGAIN

Seventy-five percent of African American children grow up in fatherless homes. It’s not much better for other demographic groups. Politically correct Democrat led, anti-nuclear family policies harm children because they marginalize and diminish the critically important roles that husbands and wives, mothers and fathers play in raising healthy, happy children and productive citizens. Credible studies and historical evidence clearly indicate that children do dramatically better with a father in the home. Children who don’t have fathers in the home have substantially higher risks of drug use, depression, promiscuity, truancy, not graduating high school, crime, incarceration and suicide. Unfortunately, the state of South Carolina and the federal government have over the years adopted government welfare programs that undermine (one man married to one woman) nuclear families by paying mothers taxpayer welfare dollars not to marry the fathers of their children and discouraging fathers from manning up and taking care of (providing for) their children. These misguided social welfare programs and policies have had a devastating effect on families in SC and America at the expense of children. David Ellison supports ending any program or policy that harms and devastates children. The best social program for a child is being in the care of committed married parents (male husband and female wife). Government welfare programs must stop discriminating against and undermining nuclear families, fatherhood, motherhood and children. Ellison supports parental rights, laws and regulations that align with historically defined marriage, family and the Constitution. The nuclear married family (one man, one woman) is the most sacred institution on the planet. Politicians and the courts must stop redefining marriage and cheapening it because doing so harms women, children and men.

MAKE FATHERHOOD

AND MOTHERHOOD

GREAT AGAIN

Seventy-five percent of African American children grow up in fatherless homes. It’s not much better for other demographic groups. Politically correct Democrat led, anti-nuclear family policies harm children because they marginalize and diminish the critically important roles that husbands and wives, mothers and fathers play in raising healthy, happy children and productive citizens. Credible studies and historical evidence clearly indicate that children do dramatically better with a father in the home. Children who don’t have fathers in the home have substantially higher risks of drug use, depression, promiscuity, truancy, not graduating high school, crime, incarceration and suicide. Unfortunately, the state of South Carolina and the federal government have over the years adopted government welfare programs that undermine (one man married to one woman) nuclear families by paying mothers taxpayer welfare dollars not to marry the fathers of their children and discouraging fathers from manning up and taking care of (providing for) their children. These misguided social welfare programs and policies have had a devastating effect on families in SC and America at the expense of children. David Ellison supports ending any program or policy that harms and devastates children. The best social program for a child is being in the care of committed married parents (male husband and female wife). Government welfare programs must stop discriminating against and undermining nuclear families, fatherhood, motherhood and children. Ellison supports parental rights, laws and regulations that align with historically defined marriage, family and the Constitution. The nuclear married family (one man, one woman) is the most sacred institution on the planet. Politicians and the courts must stop redefining marriage and cheapening it because doing so harms women, children and men.

MAKE MANHOOD

AND MASCULINITY

GREAT AGAIN

Biological boys should not compete in sports (track in field, etc.) with girls who have trained their hearts out to compete and perhaps earn a college scholarship. Despite what some in the fake news media say and what many in taxpayer funded college “women’s studies” programs say, men and masculinity are not evil nor toxic. Males are not automatically guilty of horrific crimes when accused, i.e., Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. There is a reason our Founders believed in “due process”. All are innocent until proven guilty. Young boys and teenage males are not automatically predators. In fact, young boys and teenage males are made in the image of God as are women. Boys are of great value and worth. It’s time for boy hating, male hating, husband hating and father hating media, socialist institutions and taxpayer funded male bashing programs to stop receiving tax funds to spew their propaganda and venom. With respect to what these social justice warriors call toxic masculinity, I’ll take a few more (a lot more) real masculine warriors, WWII combat veterans who without regard for their safety and lives stormed the beaches of Normandy into blazing hails of machine-gun fire and German artillery to save the world from real toxic socialist and fascists. No doubt, many in the media and man-hating “femist women’s studies” programs, and girl hating “transgender” programs find these genuine American manly heroes “toxic”. The truth is we need more of these men, real men, masculine sacrificial men who honor work, duty and taking care of family, not less of these so called “toxic” males as the feminist studies programs call them. Young men need real role models, not elitist pajama boy Hollywood types in their mother’s basements eating tofu and playing video games. The sad cultural truth is more boys and men are struggling now than virtually ever before in “modern” America. It’s great that women are achieving, but it’s not good that many males are being marginalized. For example, males gradate high school at 10 to 15% lower rates then females. Many more females (x 1.3) attend college than males. Women are becoming professionals and doctors at much higher rates than men. Two hundred and forty two men are homeless for every 100 women. Over twice as many men are classified as having learning disabilities than women. Eight times as many male teenagers are in correctional facilities as female teenagers, and 4.5 20-29 year old males commit suicide for every one female suicide; 6.5 males ages 20 to 29 die from homicide for every one female. Culture and Democrats must stop marginalizing boys, masculinity, men and manhood. It’s literally killing them. Men, manhood and masculinity are not the problem. The problem is passive males who refuse to sand up to the toxic evil of Democrat militia groups (ANTIFA and BLM) who use intimidation, bullying, rioting, looting and murder in the streets to further their subversive Marxist agenda of destroying a duly elected president and nation. The lack of real men, manhood and masculinity is a problem. Good news is men and women are waking up. https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/chart-of-the-day-for-every-100-girls-women/

MAKE PRISON REFORM GREAT AGAIN

Pres Trump’s “FIRST STEP Act shortens mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. It also eases a federal “three strikes” rule — which currently imposes a life sentence for three or more convictions — and issues a 25-year sentence instead. Most consequentially, it expands the “drug safety-valve,” which gives judges more discretion to deviate from mandatory minimums when sentencing for nonviolent drug offenses.” brennancenter.org “The average sentence for a first time non-violent drug offender convicted under the federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws is now longer then the average sentence for rape, child molestation, bank robbery and manslaughter (Snitch 2013 movie). ” Who was the first U.S. President to enact major prison reform called the First Step Act? Answer: Republican Pres Trump. Let’s Follow Pres Trump’s Lead (not Pres Obama’s lack of leadership) and make prison reform and rehabilitation great again. Ellison supports not overly incarcerating first time offenders on minor drug possession charges making them worse hardened criminals. He supports inmate jobs training, Judaeo-Christian Biblical discipleship, counseling and educational programs in correctional facilities. He doesn’t support the Islamic radicalization (in the name of freedom of religion) of men and women in “correctional” facilitates. Many Democrats in the name specious unconstitutional “separation of church and state” reject proven Godly programs in prisons. This blatant discrimination against Christianity must stop. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-committed-building-successes-first-step-act/

MAKE WORK

GREAT AGAIN

Attract high paying jobs in infrastructure, manufacturing, and high-tech industries through disciplined rigorous K-12 Educational Freedom (School Choice) and STEM programs and industry and trade-oriented community colleges.  Quality jobs will come back to Senate District 32 when we exponentially improve our K-12 education system by implementing Parental K-12 Educational Choice & STEM.  Improved K-12 education will lead to improved community college and trade school experiences and will attract quality jobs and industry back to the district.  Tax-free Opportunity Zones in low-income areas will attract business as well.   Big government, one size fists all K-12 monopoles in education have miserably failed district 32.  Part of the district only graduates 48% of its male population from high school.  That’s a documented fact that’s been ignored and covered up for too long.  What happens to the 52% of males who don’t graduate from Kingstree High?  Are they going to attract new industries into district 32?   David Ellison will roll up his sleeves and attack this failure and Civil Rights problem head-on.

MAKE FAMILY,

CHURCH AND BUSINESS 

GREAT AGAIN

In some areas of Dist 32, 40%+ of households are on government assistance (food stamps, welfare or Section 8 Housing). We must stop paying healthy able-bodied citizens not to work. Poverty kills; lack of self-respect and loss of dignity kills too. The family, the church and local businesses must step in and step up to lift individuals/families out of poverty and lack of education through support, discipline and training. When is the last time a well-intentioned government welfare bureaucrat helped a family or individual get out of generational Sect 8 housing, food stamps and welfare? The govt has no vested interest or incentive to help folks get off welfare, Section 8 or food stamps. It’s not the local, state or federal government's job to do what the family, church and business should be doing for local people. It’s time for these God-ordained institutions (fathers, family, church, charities and business) to get back into the arena of executing their missions of taking care of hurting and downtrodden people. The government can’t do it. Local and state governments need to get back to their core missions of protecting law-abiding citizens from evil and making it easier for citizens to live and do business through less red-tape and govt regulation. Free markets and individual freedom combined with responsibility produces outstanding results. Another name for this is a culture of generational dependence on government.  The good news through faith, family, discipline and education, we can break the bonds of dependency and bigotry.

MAKE THE 2ND AMMENDMENT 

GREAT AGAIN

How long does it take a law enforcement officer to arrive on scene after a home invasion 9-1-1 call is made? Answer: long enough for carnage to happen. It takes a split second for a home invasion to go sideways.  Additionally, a short distance from district 32 on May 30th 2020, 9-1-1 calls were made when rioters and looters attacked ~161+ local businesses and residences.  These 9-1-1 calls went unanswered.  City leadership and law enforcement didn’t come and left law-abiding citizens at the mercy of ANTIFA and BLM Democrat thugs.  This among other reasons is why we must protect our God given right to “keep and bear arms”.  What’s the first thing socialists Marxists do when taking over a nation? Historically, they steal/confiscate weapons, guns and Bibles. Historical question: who said, “…they cling to guns or religion...”? Answer: 44th President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama (Democrat). Pres Obama is right. Many Americans like their guns, their faith and their Bibles. Neither Pres Obama nor anyone else in authority should mock our God-given 2nd Amendment Right and marginalize law abiding, God-honoring Americans who simply want the ability to defend themselves and their loved ones.

MAKE HEALTHCARE
GREAT AGAIN
THROUGH HEALTHCARE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, TRANSPARENCY, DEREGULATION AND INCREASED CHOICES.

We must end corrupt overpriced procedures and monopolies in healthcare. Governmental deregulation and transparency in medical procedure pricing will help achieve this. All patients must be notified online and in writing (prior to treatment) what prices doctors, medical providers and insurance companies want to charge for every medical procedure and test before treatment is given so that patients can shop around if they so chose. Increased interstate (state to state) supply of providers mixed with demand, simplicity and transparency in medical pricing is needed now more than ever. Every citizen should be told on the spot and in writing what the cost (price) of recommended medical treatment is before medical testing procedures are performed. This is called medical procedure and testing transparency, which will over time dramatically lower all healthcare costs in South Carolina and America. Until this happens, insurance companies and medical providers will continue to take advantage of a non-patient-centric system. Along with increased medical provider choices (competition) and medical pricing transparency, the best health insurance program is a good job with health coverage and benefits. Conversely, the Democrat Party’s socialist idea of putting the government (single payer monopoly) in charge of everyone’s healthcare would be disastrous. Question: is there even one single payer universal healthcare program (monopoly) in the world that government runs well? Ask folks in the UK, Venezuela, China, Cuba and Canada whose only option is government run healthcare.  They will talk about the long waiting lines for routine care and massive waiting lines for complex and catastrophic care.  They will complain of doctor and nurse shortages. Very few who have tried it want to be totally dependent on a socialistic one size fits all healthcare system, etc. Additionally, if history is a predictor of the future (which it is) for every dollar put into the system only ~30% makes it to patient care. The other 70% goes to bureaucratic overhead. Another reform is healthcare providers and insurance companies should be able to engage in unfettered, deregulated interstate commerce. In other-words, all healthcare companies should be able to do business outside of their home state with little to no government interference. This creates more supply, which reduces demand and patient cost.  View Dr. Carson’s video on healthcare savings accounts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL_zCLpvIs8

MAKE CHILDHOOD AND INNOCENCE GREAT AGAIN. END HUMAN TRAFFICKING (MODERN DAY SLAVERY)

OF CHILDREN

All children are made in the image of God. They are precious and valuable and are the future of the world. Over 2 Million children are trafficked worldwide. The U.S. is a large consumer of child trafficking. South Carolina must increase penalties and law enforcement efforts to eradicate this evil practice, especially here in the Low Country and Pee Dee areas.

MAKE EXERCISING ONE’S RELIGION AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH GREAT AGAIN

It’s profoundly ironic that in 1944 at Fort Hood, Texas, Army Lt Jackie Robinson who was a world-class athlete but more importantly an outstanding Christian was arrested and court-martialed by the U.S. Army for refusing to give up his seat and move to the back of a bigoted Jim Crow South bus. Fast forward 69 years later to 2013 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas where warrior hero and very tolerant Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk was relieved of his duties for not supporting and parroting his female homosexual commander's position regarding same sex marriage and pro-homosexual lifestyle, https://freetobelieve.com/senior-master-sergeant-phillip-monk. Sadly what’s the common denominator to both of these hate filled bigoted incidents? Answer: two socialist Democrat Presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Barack Hussein Obama. Both is these Democrats in the name of political correctness degraded and the diminished the U.S. Armed Forces for their bigoted political reasons hurting innocent and great, principled military men of God. Socialist radicals don’t like freedom of speech and don’t like citizens respectfully exercising their religious beliefs, especially in public. Radical Democrats in the name of “tolerance” are woefully intolerant of Christians and conservatives with whom they disagree. For example, people hostile to free speech and traditional American values want “safe spaces” to shut down conservative students on college campuses. Yet the truth is, college campus “safe spaces” are Orwellian elitists intolerant inventions of using taxpayer money to shut up and marginalize those with whom they disagree and hate. These totalitarian spaces are producing a group of young people, academic elites, and adults who are narrow minded and bigoted toward people with whom they don’t like or agree. Elected officials take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of South Carolina and the U.S. Constitution. Both of these great documents include protecting and preserving freedom of speech, freedom to exercise one’s religious belief and freedom to keep and bear arms, etc. There is no guaranteed right to anti-free speech “safe spaces” in publicly funded universities in SC. The Constitution upholds and guarantees our God-given rights. These rights are not owned, granted or controlled by government because if government and politicians can grant rights, they can remove them as well, which is tyranny and socialism. Our great Armed Forces has and will continue with God’s help to defend to the death our God-given rights of freedom to exercise your religion, freedom of speech and right of self-defense. Let’s not take their sacrifices for granted. “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ― George Washington https://www.christianpost.com/news/marine-officer-court-martialed-for-refusing-to-remove-bible-verses-from-her-desk.html

MAKE AMERICAN HISTORY AND PATRIOTISM

GREAT AGAIN

We must call out and root out socialism, Marxism and communism in South Carolina because these ideologies kill jobs, the economy, citizens, schools, communities and nations. Remove Communist China propaganda and spy rings (i.e., Confucius Institutes) from taxpayer funded universities (University of SC and Presbyterian College) in South Carolina, https://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article221959630.html. These Communist Confucius Institutes (CI) spew misinformation, lies and hatred towards South Carolina and American democratic republicanism. CI attempts to re-write history to hide the atrocities the Communist Chinese government has committed, i.e., Tiananmen Square (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/world-commemorates-tiananmen-square-china-silent-n1013606) and the Wuhan Virus outbreak. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-on-origins-coronavirus-chinese-lab Over 100 million people have been slaughtered because of socialism, Marxism and communism over the last century. South Carolina and America should not willfully use taxpayer money pay for these Confucius Institutes of Communist propaganda to flourish in our state or nation.

MAKE INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND FIDELITY GREAT AGAIN

Be an equal opportunity state senator. Call out and root out corruption (lying, cheating and stealing) in the Democrat Party and Republican Party (RINOs).

MAKE POLITICS

GREAT AGAIN

Democrats must stop judging people by the color of their skin and sex. Follow the great words of MLK and look at (and judge) the content of a person’s character, not the color of their skin. Not all political parties are created equal, and not all political platforms are created equal. Voters should compare the SC Republican Party Platform with the SC Democrat Party Platform. There are major and stark differences.

MAKE LEGAL IN-PERSON VOTER ID VOTING GREAT AGAIN

Those who oppose voter identification and want 100% mail-in voting and/or ballot harvesting (paid operatives picking up voters’ paper ballots and dumping them where they want) are by definition for voter fraud, deceased people voting and illegal alien voting, etc. Despite what Democrat lobbyist groups say voter fraud is real and happens way to often. Unethical RINOs are guilty of it too. Let’s not make it easier to commit voter fraud by mailing out millions of paper ballots to dead, moved, inactive voters and illegal aliens. Yet “Some argue that even if voter fraud occurs, its impact is so marginal it couldn’t possibly effect the outcome of an election. That is simply not true—fraud can make the difference in a close election.” “This is [should] not [be] a partisan issue. Heritage has documented elections overturned or elected officials removed on account of fraud that involved both Democrats and Republicans.” https://www.heritage.org/election-integrity/commentary/database-swells-1285-proven-cases-voter-fraud-america https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud/search?state=NJ

MAKE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND CONSERVATIONISM

GREAT AGAIN

David supports and fights for clean air, clean water and protecting our God given natural resources.  Additionally, as a retired USAF officer, father and concerned citizen, Ellison supports doing what’s best for America and it's national security and natural resources.  This includes ensuring energy independence so that U.S. troops don't have to fight overseas for gas and oil. He strongly supports protecting (being a good steward of) our God given natural resources, i.e., clean air and clean water, etc. These things (

MAKE ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

GREAT AGAIN

Repair, replace and reconstruct unsafe roads, bridges and other infrastructure in district 32.  Shoddy pothole-filled roads are constantly damaging citizens vehicles and more significantly killing mo

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