If you look at the fact that the best chance we have for a good economy is the private sector. The government cannot create jobs. If the government could create jobs, then Communism would have worked. But didn't work. So what we have to do is allow the private sector and the entrepreneurial spirit to lead us back to a job-filled recovery.— Tim Scott
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South Carolina is a great place to be from.
We need the private sector to create jobs.
If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked, but it didn't.
There are good people and bad people in all organizations fundamentally however, when you look at the basis of the Tea Party it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with an economic recovery. It has to do with limiting the role of our government in our lives. It has to do with free markets.
Certainly I feel like I'm the tip of the arrow at times because certainly the national media wants to talk about the fact that I'm a black Republican and some people think of that as zany that a black person would be a conservative but to me what is zany is any person black, white, red, brown or yellow not being a conservative.
Ensuring fairness in the American workplace should be a cornerstone of our economic policy.
But the question we should ask ourselves is, who is the next visionary leader of America? How do we have the aspiration and inspire Americans to reach their highest level? We need a president that does so.
I don't necessarily believe there's a message in the fact that I'm an African-American Republican. I think there is a message that America as a whole, we are now awake. We are looking at a political construct and we're fairly disappointed. I think the message is no matter where you come from in this country, there is great potential.
The fact of the matter is that hope comes from many sources.
I think depending on the federal government to be some sort of a savior is false hope.
I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well.
I have campaigned all over the state of South Carolina.
It is the friendliest state in the country. And truly here people judge you by the content of your character not the color of your skin.
We have to attack those things which stand in the way of America progress.
And what stands in the way of American progress right now is the federal government.
We do not have a revenue problem in D.
C. or this county. We have a prioritization problem. When you create the priorities you fund the priorities of the country and you stop spending money when you get to zero.
Our position should not be on how to eliminate the competition at all expenses, but we should focus on what we're going to do in order to make sure that Americans turn to the road of prosperity with the trajectory of capitalism, because making a profit is not an evil.
The future of the Republican Party and the future of America is based on a values system and the issues that drive those values are on our side.
Just it's as close to magic as you can get in America, education.
I was warmly embraced by the Tea Party. They openly seek more minorities.
I think every citizen in Burlington has a right to voice their opinion and participate in the local political process no matter who they are or what they are or where they come from or what their religious beliefs are. But for me to base all of my decisions based on my reading of the Holy Bible just isn't going to happen.
I think about my grandfather who's 89 years old, and the last thing he needs is more money out of his pocket.
What we`re seeing in so many of the counterprotests.
We`re seeing America rise in a way that it did not in the `60s, which I think is powerful and symbolic to the rest of the world, that we reject the darkness and we embrace the light.
And the Tea Party represents many of us who believe that we are taxed enough already. We believe in free markets.
I know that my grandfather is 92 years old.
And he has seen this country evolve in amazing ways. He looks at South Carolina and he says, wow, what an amazing state that we have the blessing to live within because of the evolution.
I'm not looking to be dominating all the media outlets .
.. to talk about any issue just to be on TV, I'm not your guy. I'm not going to be 'the black Republican'. I'm going to be a Republican who happens to be black who will talk about issues that I'm passionate about that are specific to the agenda that I want to accomplish.
If our message reaches the kitchen tables, we are in good shape.
Conservative principles place growth and opportunity at the forefront, and I look forward to the RNC continuing to promote those values in communities across the nation as we grow the party.
As I have traveled throughout my Congressional district, the one thing I heard loud and clear was simply please stop spending money you do not have, rein in spending, live within a budget.
As a small business owner for the last 15 years, when I think of what truly changed my life, it was my faith, a strong family, my mom did a really, really good job of encouraging me in very clear and discernible ways.
My three P's would be pray, pray first. Second, prepare, and then persist.
After watching the video, the senseless shooting and taking of Walter Scott's life was absolutely unnecessary and avoidable. My heart aches for the family and our North Charleston community. I will be watching this case closely.
I see myself as a person who wants to serve the constituents within my district and find a way to move those who are not in our position philosophically to our position.
I think the question is who am I? That's what we all should be asking ourselves.
Who am I? Well, if I am first a Christian conservative then that dictates my response to all questions so my response first as a Christian conservative is to vote consistent with my value system.
As a kid who failed out of high school as a freshman, I know firsthand and personally that sense of hopelessness and just being - drifting in the wrong direction, having really no hope. And being able to harness that frustration was incredibly valuable in my life. That's one of the reasons I focus so consistently on the foundation of education, because it helps to eviscerate those things that - unemployment, high jobless rates, poverty.
I think when you look to the future what you'll find is that the Republican Party is building a bigger party base on stronger values.
We believe that all men and women are created in the image of God.
We believe that we are all equally created. So the fact of the matter is that we should assume by default that we reject the support of those who do not support the theory, the notion, the fact, that all men are created equally.
Sometimes you have positional authority, and that is very hopeful.
But the reality of it is the nation responds to moral authority, when we believe that our president has the entire nation`s best interests at heart.
I think you hear, at least as an undertone, and it's going to grow louder, is that we believe that capitalism is the mantra of the day and anything that creeps towards socialism is a problem.
One of the things that perhaps we can learn through the political process about bringing people together is to remember South Carolina, remember the families of the nine victims, how they brought a community together during the worst atrocity in our state's history, i am thankful that I live in a country where forgiveness can be seen in the worst of conditions.
There is nothing special about Tim Scott.
I'm an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God and that makes the difference.
I think the nation as a whole has a role in making sure that each individual, each citizen maximizes one's potential.