from the publisher
It’s true that South Carolina isn’t perfect.
Our schools need a lot of work, our rivers are full of mercury, our governor gets lost hiking, our Congressmen are rude, we have a lot of racists, we insist on flying a flag in front of the Statehouse that only represents some of the people, we’ve never had a female governor or senator (in fact we’ve only ever had one female in congress), we were the first state to secede from the union, our most recently elected Treasury Secretary did time for cocaine, his former-Congressman father once called the NAACP the National Association for Retarded People (for which he apologized… to the mentally handicapped), our constitution requires elected officials to believe in god, and then there was the thing with the dude and the horse…
On the other hand, there are a lot of ways we’re better than Washington.
We have no live volcanoes, it rains fewer than 300 days a year, we only have one coffee shop per block instead of five, our state had formally become part of the USA twice before Washington was even a state, we’ve never had a female governor or senator (in fact we’ve only ever had one female in congress), we have no major league sports teams begging for stadiums, we don’t have to deal with all that crap from Microsoft, we don’t have fanatical socialized-medicine craving Canadians streaming over the border, and if we’d ever had a skyjacker steal some cash and parachute into one of our forests, we would have taken care of business.
The real decider was probably that we don’t have much in the way of unions, therefore may be lacking a bit in worker protections, but we need the jobs enough to pretty much give away the farm to get them. And in the end, it’s probably worth it. So, suck it Washington.
All of us