Duke Releases Contract with South Carolina
Duke Releases "Contract with South Carolina"
Sets Pro Life, Pro Second Amendment, Pro Fiscal Responsibility Agenda
Walterboro- With just six weeks remaining until the Tuesday June 9, 2020 primary election, U.S. Senatorial candidate, Duke Buckner released his "Contract with South Carolina" on Monday. The contract, inspired by the 1994 "Contract with America" written by Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey that lead to the Republican Party winning control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, outlines specific actions Buckner would take if elected as South Carolina's next U.S. senator.
"I want the citizens of South Carolina to know exactly what I am going to do for them if elected as their senator," said Buckner. "Too often, politicians will say one thing, but do something else once they get into office," said Buckner. "That's not right, and I believe the people of South Carolina deserve a senator that is going to say what he means and means what he says."
See Below Duke Buckner's Contract with South Carolina
Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Duke Buckner
"Contract with South Carolina" 2020
WHEREAS the South Carolina Republican Party was founded by Robert Smalls, a former slave from Beaufort, SC who breathed into our Grand Old Party the founding principles of Faith, Love and Courage.
And for the SCGOP's commitment and application of these principles in the creation of public policy, I believe God has blessed the state of South Carolina.
And for God's continued blessings and prosperity be bestowed upon the state of South Carolina and its people, I henceforth pledge to act and vote in a manner that is consistent to the long established fundamental principles of the Republican Party and not compromise our state's conservative values and beliefs for the sake of bi-partisanship or to be "relevant."
Furthermore, I pledge to work to make into law either by sponsorship or co-sponsorship the following Pro Life, Pro Second Amendment, Pro Fiscal Responsibility Legislative agenda:
I) The Right to Life Act
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parent Hood defined too many children as “any more than the mother can look after and the father make a living for.” She believed the most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it. In 2018, 10,732 abortions were performed in S.C. (Source: SCDHEC) I believe that children are a blessing from God, not a burden; they have a right to life. Thus to reduce the increasing number of abortions, I support that they be prohibited with no exceptions.
II) The Second Amendment Protection Act
I believe we would be British subjects today if the colonists not had muskets when British soldiers came to squelch the rebellion. Therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Thus, I support the protection of our 2nd Amendment and oppose Red Flag Laws and any additional gun control legislation that infringes upon that right.
III) 2030 Debt Free Act
Currently, the United States is estimated to be 19 trillion in debt. I believe the borrower is servant to the lender. Thus, in the spirit of President Andrew Jackson, I believe we can pay off our national debt within 10 years. To achieve this goal, I support 1) a balanced budget amendment 2) reduced government spending 3) eliminating all unnecessary foreign aid 4) end deficit spending 5) a line-item veto 6) stricter enforcement of businesses who are under reporting wages 7) auctioning off unneeded U.S. Assets 8) designate that all budget surpluses, if any, each year go towards paying off the national debt.
IV) The Fatherhood Preservation Act
Fathers play an important role in the development of their children. Research has shown that fathers who are positively involved in the life of their children help promote emotional stability and cognitive development. Therefore, I support joint custody and standard visitation rights be awarded to fathers who obey the law and are Court ordered to pay child support.
V) The Natural Food Consumption Act
The Republican Party has a history of concern for the Earth and the impact the environment has on the health of our citizens. President Richard Nixon (R) founded the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970. Subsequently, Congress passed the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. I believe in the old adage that "You are what you Eat.” Therefore, I support the promotion, protection and expansion of organic farming and organic livestock farming.
To these ends and in exchange for your vote in the Republican Primary on Tuesday June 9, 2020 and the general election on Tuesday November 3, 2020, I pledge my support by affixing my signature hereto:
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