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Brat, Few, Moore

The Virginia and South Carolina Republican primary elections are fast approaching and this weekend will be the final push in key races in those states.

Remember, it’s the primaries, stupid! We particularly encourage our friends in Virginia and South Carolina to pull out all the stops to help these three limited government constitutional conservative candidates win their primary elections.

Dave Brat In Virginia Congressional District 7

VA-7 Congressman Eric Cantor, one of the leading proponents of amnesty for illegal aliens, long ago abandoned whatever principles he may have had when first elected and, we should emphasize, any pretense of serving in Congress to advance conservative governance. Eric Cantor is all about maintaining the power of the Republican establishment and that is indeed the opposite of what we are looking for in a conservative leader.

Due to the fact that Cantor occupies the number two leadership position in the House Republican Conference, and can use that position to exercise the legal extortion Capitol Hill politics have become to raise a vast campaign war chest, it has been long-assumed (especially by the Republican elite) that his position is unassailable.

Enter Dave Brat, chairman of the department of economics and business at Randolph-Macon College. 

While we like Dave Brat’s intellectual background (got a business degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, then went to Princeton seminary) and especially the way his religious background informs his views on economics: “I’ve always found it amazing how we have the grand swath of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and we lost moral arguments on (fiscal-policy issues) the major issue of our day,” he told NRO’s Woodruff, Dave Brat isn’t some egghead professor – he’s the candidate of the grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives and Tea Party movement activists. 

“It’s a big decision to fire your congressman and replace him with somebody else,” Larry Nordvig, head of the Richmond Tea Party told NRO, “but I think people are tired of hearing the rhetoric [from Eric Cantor] and seeing the opposite of what they’re looking for in a conservative leader.”

We urge our friends in Virginia to walk precincts, phone and e-mail their friends, and burn up social media this weekend to turn out votes for Dave Brat to defeat Eric Cantor and send a message to the Republican establishment in Richmond and Washington.

The second race where conservatives can make a last minute push and really make a difference is the June 10 South Carolina Superintendent of Education campaign where we are backing Sheri Few in a crowded primary field.

Sheri Few has been a leader in the grassroots fight against implementing Common Core in the Palmetto State. Few – who runs the nonprofit organization S.C. Parents Involved in Education that has advocated for abstinence education and fought Common Core. The Lugoff Republican also said she would review textbooks for “falsehoods and bias.” “There’s really an anti-American, anti-Christian tone to the textbooks,” Few told’s Cassie Cope.  

Most importantly, Sheri Few has a long – and reliable – history in the conservative movement; she is a recipient of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum Eagle award, so we know if she is elected South Carolina will not end up with “repackaged and rebranded Common Core standards.” In such a crowded field (there are eight Republicans in the race) there will likely be a runoff. Conservatives looking for leadership to oppose Common Core and the anti-American anti-Christian tone of text books should pull out all the stops to make sure Sheri Few makes and wins the runoff for South Carolina Superintendent of Education.

In a field crowded with U.S. Chamber of Commerce-type Republicans Ray Moore stands out as THE limited government constitutional conservative in the race for Lt. Governor of South Carolina.

Ray Moore is a South Carolina native, he is a graduate of The Citadel with a B.A. in political science and was graduated from Grace Theological Seminary cum laude with a M.Div. (Master of Divinity) in 1974 and with a Th.M. (Master of Theology) in 1979. He served nineteen years as an Army Reserve Chaplain, retiring as Lt. Colonel in 1999. He was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Gulf War I.

A few weeks ago, Ray was interviewed by WorldNetDaily on the conflict between school choice and government-sponsored education. The interview focused on the critical issues of the school-choice debate:

1. The family and church should be the providers of education for Christian children.

2. The public school system cannot be fixed. It’s a socialistic model and should be abandoned.

3. Anti-Christian trends are real, ever-present, and proliferated by the public school system.

As Ray noted, in South Carolina, it costs $11,500 to educate child in public schools. If the system operated on the free market, if it were all private, just based on the cost of private education, we could do it at half the cost. We would take charge of our children’s education, and in doing that, we would take charge of the country and our culture. This would be a reformation or a revolution.

“It’s incredible,” Moore said of the cultural shift. “We’re losing the culture right in our homes and in our churches, and it’s because of government education.”

Ray Moore is the only candidate in the race for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina who understands the relationship between big government, big spending, our failed public education system and the decline of our culture – and is willing to fight to turn it around.

If you are among the many CHQ readers in the Palmetto State we urge you to vote E. Ray Moore for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor in the June 10 South Carolina Republican primary election.

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