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April 18, 2014 CRG announces its endorsement of Bill Connor for US Senate. Click to see announcement.

April 24, 2014 Meeting
Conservatives for Responsible Government will meet on April 24th at 5:45 PM at T-Bonz Grill located at 1169 Seaboard St on the corner of 21 Ave N and Hwy 17 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

In Horry County, 40 people have filed for the 22 seats up for election. Some of these important seats are being vacated by the incumbent retiring. We don’t have a lot of time between now and June 10th but we will try to get as many of the candidates as we can to come and meet with us so we can make a more informed decision at the ballot box. South Carolina House seat in District 58 has been vacated by Liston Barfield leaving it an open seat. We are pleased to have with us one of the four republican candidates, Conway Attorney, Jeff Johnson.

We have two open seats on our county council and we are pleased to have both candidates from District 7, Liz Gilland and Mike Roberts speaking with us.

We are pleased to have as one of our speakers Deirdre Edmonds, the incumbent Republican Probate Judge. She will share with us information about the office and why she is seeking another term.

Please come and bring a friend. Remember the people we elect make the laws we live by. 

Our May 2014 meeting will be held on May 29, 2014. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend. We will have more candidates for office speaking with us then. More information will be made available at a later date.

The Tea Party, Conservatism, and the Constitution


It Starts: Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors
Saying they can no longer ignore the rising prices of health care, some of the most influential medical groups in the nation are recommending that doctors weigh the costs, ...


The End of American Exceptionalism
The National Journal by Peter Beinart, February 2014
The very attributes conservatives say make America special—religiosity, patriotism, and mobility—are ones they've inadvertently undermined. Is it any wonder millennials are less impressed with their country?


Representative Trey Gowdy's Enforce the Law

We’ve reached the point where it is actually necessary to pass a law requiring the President of the United States to obey the law. And lest you doubt for one instant that it is necessary, King Barack has already threatened to veto it.

Watch the video and read the article. We are facing unprecedented usurpation of power by this president. We must support our conservative Representatives and Senators and elect new ones to replace those who are violating their Constitutional responsibilities.

Trey Gowdy on the floor of Congress on March 13, 2014.

The American Precariat
New York Times OP ED by David Brooks, February 2014
When foreign visitors used to describe American culture, they generally settled on different versions of one trait: energy. That's changing. Read more.

​Jim DeMint's New Book: Falling In Love with America Again
by Ellen Weaver, President & CEO of The Palmetto Policy Forum, March 2014
Everywhere I go, I hear from people of every political stripe who are angry and disillusioned by the dysfunction they see in Washington uncertain about their families future and dismayed by international events that seem to point to a diminished America.

New York Times columnist David Brooks taps into this angst in a recent piece, pointing to what he calls “the American Precariat…the growing class of people living with short-term and part-time work with precarious living standards and ‘without a narrative of occupational development.’ They live with multiple forms of insecurity and are liable to join protest movements across the political spectrum.” 

He continues: "The American Precariat seems more hunkered down, insecure, risk averse, relying on friends and family but without faith in American possibilities. This fatalism is historically uncharacteristic of America."

So how do we inspire American's to reclaim the “can do” hope and energy of our heritage? How do we remind them that they – not government bureaucrats or huge corporations – are the best answer to solving the problems our communities face?

In his new book Falling in Love With America Again, the Forum's Founding Chairman Jim DeMint recalls Edmund Burke’s idea of the “little platoons” that for two centuries have formed the foundation of American society. He reminds us that the power to change our neighborhoods, Washington and even the world begins right here in our own backyard, sharing the inspiring stories of everyday American’s who are doing just that.


Remember: Your Vote Counts
We thank each of you who took the time to research and vote for your candidate during this past election cycle. Your vote is your most important civic tool and it is your voice which represents your commitment to the rest of us. Using this tool effectively can help restore our country to its former greatness. Please encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to vote in the coming June 10, 2014 primary (and the Primary Runoff: June 24, 2014, if necessary)  and November 4, 2014 general election. You can see most of the South Carolina candidates through the US Elections site.


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