Which conservative issue do YOU value the most? As Senator, Paul Campbell will stand up and fight for your values in South Carolina!
There is a LEGAL way to enter the United States. And that is the ONLY way to come into the United States.
We all know people whose parents or grandparents came to the USA from another country. They waited their turn and did it the RIGHT way. Took an oath and became citizens.
There can be NO other way.
If our borders aren’t secure—WE aren’t secure.
My priority is to help protect the CITIZENS of South Carolina—and their jobs.
We cannot welcome criminals or ignore crimes. LEGAL immigration is the only way.
Law-abiding Americans have the right to defend themselves and their families when they are threatened.
Introducing stricter gun laws is NOT the answer to problems with gun violence in our country. We should instead enforce the laws that we already have.
Here in South Carolina—and across the country—it is our responsibility as citizens to obey gun laws, and to practice firearms safety.
I strongly support the Second Amendment and will continue to defend this freedom.
Obamacare has been a failure in many ways and has been a disaster for many different groups—in particular, Americans trying to get health insurance.
The very name given to the legislation was the Affordable Care Act. And it has proven to be anything but.
In my opinion, Obamacare cannot be “fixed.” It needs to be replaced. But I have seen numerous alternative proposals from Republicans in Washington that make sense. These are plans that are patient-centered, that don’t get between you and your doctor and that are designed to be financially workable. So there is room for optimism.
The sooner we can rid ourselves of Obamacare, the sooner we can put into place a much better system that works for all of us—here in South Carolina, and all over the country.
We have been successful in recent years attracting manufacturers to our state. They have brought with them good-paying, highly-skilled jobs. The question is, how can we get more?
I came to the state legislature after a long business career. When I worked in private industry, I helped out a number of organizations that were involved with promoting manufacturing, and groups that supported an increase in college-level technical education. I think both of those areas are just as important now. I would add high school vocational educational to that list, as well as an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and awareness.
What we need much less of are regulations and bureaucratic red tape from Washington, DC.
If you have run a business of any size, you know exactly what I am talking about. If you have not—this is not just a political “talking point.” The regulatory burden is massive and growing all of the time. It is matched in size, growth and need of reform only by the federal tax code.
The more we can get Washington out of the way of businesses here in South Carolina, and the more we can prepare our workforce with today’s necessary skills, the more good paying and highly skilled jobs we will have.
Just like your budget at home, or mine or anyone else’s—in South Carolina state government, we have to live within our means. That doesn’t mean some people don’t try to. There are arguments and proposals on a regular basis in favor of spending above what we have.
What we need is a balanced budget. Beyond wisdom and willower, there are several good ways to help achieve this. I favor spending limitations with creation of a budget stabilization fund. This could be based on a 10-year revenue average or tied to population growth + inflation, but limited to a “Balanced Budget” (meaning no deficit).
Another way to help keep the budget in check is by reducing its size and scope. This is more difficult to do, as any department or project has its champions. But I believe we can find agreement on enough redundancies within our state government, as well as between ourselves and the federal government, to eliminate waste and red tape.
Less government is good government.