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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 2017 COTU Meeting ...

Conservatives Of The Upstate will hold its September 2017 meeting ...

Thursday September 14, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Blue Ridge Bible Church
769 Belle Shoals Rd
Pickens SC 29671

Conservatives of the Upstate will have its monthly meeting at the Blue Ridge Bible Church at 769 Belle Shoals Road. 

Our meeting will be held to one hour.

Junius Smith
President, Conservatives Of The Upstate 

Monday, September 11, 2017

About DACA ...

I won't make the "it's the law" argument.  Instead, I will lay out a case for why DACA should come to an end:

1.  Why are these children given elevated status and titles above our own? They're given in state tuition my own children wouldn't rate who are actually Americans?  I have a serious problem with this.  

2.  Why aren't my children "dreamers" too?  My children have hopes and aspirations just like anyone else.  This country is theirs first.

3.  Black youth is disastrously unemployed and their wages are driven down by an illegal labor force that shouldn't be here in the first place.  Last time I checked, black youth were Americans as much as any of us yet their futures get overlooked in favor of importing cheap labor and keeping them on welfare and in prisons.

4.  Amnesty of any form (which DACA most certainly is) begets more illegal immigration.  We should've learned that when Reagan gave them amnesty.  

5.  If you're not an American citizen, who the hell do you think you are to march in our streets and demand things from our lawmakers?  That rubs many Americans the wrong way and many of these dreamers seem to have a sense of entitlement. 

6.  Dreamers will be a permanent Democrat voting block.  Let's not kid ourselves that Hispanics already vote in large majorities for Democrats and these dreamers are bound to see the Democrats as the party that let their parents in here and the party that most favored giving them legal status.  

7.  So long as welfare is more attractive for most Americans than a low wage job, illegals will continue to supply this work force and corporate America will be more than happy to have them.  

8.  Not all of these "Dreamers" are doctors, serving in the military, or talented violinists.  The corporate media has waged a propaganda war to normalize these people and in many ways make them appear more worthy of citizenship than other immigrant children and even our own children.  Why do "compassionate conservatives" always fall into these pit traps laid forth by the media.  Why can't conservatives and libertarians make a concerted, intellectual case against DACA?

Written by James Skelton

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Concept Education ...

I like the idea of concept education, but not using it to determine a child's status or vocation in life.   Children change too often during a life span even after they finish formal education.  Adults do the same otherwise I could not have had several different careers.  The basic concepts need to be mastered in school, but there are many concepts not taught in school that help determine what you become.

The link here provides a communistic approach, the data decides what you become, and that's not in the best interest of individual freedoms ...

Yes, but the average is higher BECAUSE of teachers ...

More than 600 of the Pickens County school district's teachers, administrators and staff earn $50,000 annually or above, according to figures requested by The Greenville News.

The district employs about 2,000 people in all.

By comparison, the median household income for South Carolina was $47,238 in 2015, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

The median per capita income for South Carolina was $25,627 in 2015, according to the Census Bureau. That figure is based on mean income for every man, woman and child (15 years and older) in South Carolina.


Take into account that these figures also combine these numbers into the stats ...

Remove educational salaries from our income averages and you have MUCH lower average incomes here and across the state.