I hope voters consider the far-reaching impacts of these issues:
Using casinos (2-3 proposed for Myrtle Beach alone, then dot the SC landscape thereafter-- and considering the casinos bring more costs to taxpayers than benefits) to pay for roads/bridge repair already provided for by gas taxes that are currently being pilfered by government agency officials (and as if the criminal element draw and security costs don't outweigh any benefits where casinos/gambling is concerned);
The solicitation to legalize marijuana -- medical or no, once legalized, it's all downhill about the cost to enforce uses are limited to certain things and vet who should have it and that it doesn't get into the wrong hands -- legalized pot is going to be legal for all. Do you want you kid taught by a teacher who is 'high'? Do you want your surgeon to be 'high' when they operate? Do you want your cop to pull you for allegedly speeding when they are 'high'? Do you trust driving on the roads with truckers who may be 'high'? If you don't mind those issues, vote yet to legalize pot.
The question posed about guaranteeing due process of law and rights to unborn and born "civilians" (which I'm concerned would overlap to criminals and eliminate the stand-your-ground laws should someone threaten you or illegally gain entry to your home/premises -- would you not be able to defend yourself in favor of this "right to due process'?" And how does classifying a 'civilian' of SC correlate to illegals? Does this become the basis for granting them rights they currently don't have as illegals? Would they become classified 'born civilians' as a result of living in SC? What laws would limit that from happening?
Regarding the phasing out of income tax -- Those funds surely pay for many agency budgets and community and social services. Phase them out and what becomes of those budgets and where do they get the replacement funding from? Are groceries and medications and gas taxes going to increase, which would certainly be an epic burden to the poor and elderly and those on restricted incomes? Will we pay for public services currently provided for from those taxes? Why not consider decreased spending before alleging increases in other areas? We are assuming there is no government waste -- a laughable notion.
Truly, we need this information clarified as voters and it would behoove the news channels we rely on to provide this information for all South Carolinians so we may vote wisely.
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