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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Published in April on


This is Rusty, the webmaster at Conservatives Of The Upstate ...

Since our April meeting where Junius explained the terminology of Sustainable Development, I've been researching the topic quite a bit. One thing I came across is this graphic in a Wikipedia article. The article is left leaning and favorable towards the idea (saying it is a "good thing") but curiously has this graphic with it ...

All one has to do is just look at this graphic to see that Sustainable Development is neither viable, equitable, or bearable. Technically, that's not the way you read a Venn diagram properly, BUT these terms are OUTSIDE the confines of what "Sustainable" means. In other words, it isn't a viable plan. It isn't equitable. People typically won't be able to live with it - it's unbearable.

The Pickens County Comprehensive Plan and Pickens County Vision 2025 are both Sustainable Development initiatives being implemented right now! Are you making sure these plans are "bearable" to you?

Examples ...


Examples of high rises in Europe ...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Plan ...



Please, Please understand. Cloward and Piven provided the plan to overspend our resources. Clinton implemented Agenda 21 in the 90's through executive orders handed down to the states in the form of Sustainable Development. Our own people put this plan in final motion with the election of 2008. Politicians from both parties support Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, and "Comprehensive" plans.

On June 29, 2010, at the Administrative Building in Pickens, the final reading of the appointed committee is having a "consensus" meeting to finish putting in motion the destruction of our County, Plans will be regionalized so that County government won't matter. The EPA has lowered the carbon emission standards to a point where no entity can meet the standard.

Upstate Forever has publicly stated that we need to start using bicycles and walking paths instead of our cars. In Europe, all the people either have been or are being herded into the cities and all the land taken over by the government. Carbon Credits will funnel trillions of our money to under developed nations that will squander the money on bad government.

Come to the Pickens County Administration building on Tuesday June 29, 2010 to make your voice heard.

Junius Smith
President, Conservatives Of The Upstate

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Results Of Statewide Runoff Races


(R) Nikki Haley - Governor

She will face ...

(D) Vincent Sheheen

in November.


(R) Ken Ard - Lieutenant Governor

He will face ...

(D) Ashley Cooper

in November.


(R) Jeff Duncan - Federal District 3

He will face ...

(D) Jane Dyer

in November.

(R) Alan Wilson - Attorney General

He will face ...

(D) Matthew Richardson

in November.

(R) Mick Zais - Superintendent Of Education

He will face ...

(D) Frank S. Holleman, III

in November.


(R) Richard Eckstrom

will face ...

(D) Robert Barber

in November.

(R) = Republican
(D) = Democrat

Statewide Election Primary Runoff Today


Statewide Election Primary
For State Offices
Tuesday June 22, 2010
Polls open 7AM - 7PM

Friday, June 18, 2010


Pickens County Vision Statement

Pickens County is a beautiful county in the upper northwest section of the upstate of South Carolina. The county provides many opportunities for its citizens to participate in the American way of life. Through capitalism and a free economy many of our citizens have increased their wealth and happiness.

There are certain basic principles and goals that foster a well rounded life.

* Private ownership of property that is protected by the Constitution of the United States and the State of South Carolina. Agricultural property is highly valued and is to be controlled by the owner.

* Natural and cultural resources are protected by good training and religious care. The government is discouraged from buying private property since it is removed from the tax rolls, and puts a greater burden on the taxpayers.

* Pickens County citizens have control over taxes and fees and plan to keep them low for economic prosperity. Taxes will not be raised without a vote of the people for any reason.

* The people of Pickens County will create an atmosphere of accountability from our elected officials.

* Pickens County strives for quality education. There are kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools that provide the county with good results and some outstanding graduates. There are technical schools, adult education, and university programs. New construction will provide $400,000,000 in completed and renovated structures which should put a stop on any new structures for the next ten years. The county is limited to 8% of the appraised value of county property for construction of new schools which it now exceeds. Our vision is that the system will be modified to produce more quality students without increasing costs.

*County government is elected by and for the people. County Government will provide fire protection, law enforcement, and road construction and maintenance. Only elected officials can vote to spend county funds. All spending will be recorded on the internet. Non Government Organizations with anti capitalistic and free enterprise philosophies from outside the county are discouraged from influence in government activity. Activities not associated with county functions and setup by towns or cities or private organizations are not to be funded by the county.

* Zoning will be limited and instituted only after careful anaysis and two thirds vote by the County Council.

Recognizing Private Property Rights In Comprehensive Plans ...


In Minnesota, residents of a County are fighting hard to preserve their private property rights. A local grassroots organization claims that their property rights are being trampled by a comprehensive land use plan that is being implemented selectively by bureaucratic land-use gods with the approval of arrogant elected County officials who refuse to listen to their constituents.

Considerable detail is furnished in this WorldNetDaily Article.

The group has carefully documented many examples of property rights abuse in the implementation of the county's comprehensive land use plan. In early April, the group notified county officials of an official notice of intent to sue, setting forth the basis for the suit. With the notice, the group offered to withdraw the suit if the county would agree to two conditions:

(1) sign a petition, signed by more than 700 land owners in the county of only 20,000 residents, which recognized private property rights as the basis for any land use plan, and

(2) work with a small committee from the group to remove some of the more obnoxious elements of the county's plan.

County officials ignored the notice.

Earlier this week, they were served with a lawsuit filed in District Court.

Read the complaint here.

This complaint, as well as the process, provides an excellent example for other groups that are fighting the same battles with comprehensive land use plans and arrogant county officials.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 2010 Meeting Tonight


Thursday June 10, 2010

Conservatives Of The Upstate
Meeting at 6:30 PM @ 769 Belle Shoals Rd Pickens, SC 29671


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Workshop Meeting Thursday June 3, 2010


There will be a workshop meeting at the Blue Ridge Bible Church at 6;30 PM on June 3, 2010.

We welcome any conservative to help us write a new "Comprehensive Plan" that we will submit to the County.

"We have room for but one language here..."

* Picture of T. Roosevelt on campaign trail/not necessarily from this particular speech

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
~ Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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