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CRG announces its support for Reese Boyd for Horry County Council District 5.

After reviewing all four candidates in the District 5 race for Horry County Council, Conservatives for Responsible Government today announces its support for Reese Boyd in the District 5 contest.

Reese has worked with many of us over the years in the Republican Party, as a party member, and as Executive Committeeman, and most recently as Vice President of the Horry County Republican Party.  With his economics education and real world experience in economic development working with businesses and state and local governments he will work with leaders in Horry County to identify smart, fiscally responsible solutions to encourage job growth and investment.  We are confident that he shares our conservative values, and a strong commitment to the principles of limited and fiscally responsible government.  Also, in addition to being very comfortable with his commitment to conservative principles, we believe that Reese has the broad background and experience necessary to make him the most effective addition to County Council on behalf of the residents of District 5. We are pleased to announce our endorsement of him today.

CRG announced its endorsement of Bill Connor for US Senate. Click to see announcement.

May 29, 2014 Meeting
Conservatives for Responsible Government will meet on Thursday, May 29th at 6 PM at Friendly’s, 4705 N. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, S.C. Our featured speakers are Ray Moore, candidate for Lt. Governor, Sally Atwater, candidate doe State Superintendent of Education, R.A. Johnson, candidate for SC House district 58 and Dennis DiSabato, candidate for SC House district 56.

Ray Moore (Chaplain, Lt. Col. USAR Ret.) is a South Carolina native and graduate of The Citadel and Grace Theological Seminary. He has served for over 35 years in pastoral ministry or as a director of a Christian organization. This includes 19 years of service as a Chaplain in the Army Reserve, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his role in Gulf War I. Sally Atwater graduated from Union High School in South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education and her Master’s degree in special education, both from Winthrop University. Dennis DiSabato is a Carolina Forrest lawyer running against incumbent Mike Ryhal. R.A. Johnson is a local family farmer.

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

Our next meeting will be held on June 26, 2014. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend. 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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