Religious Liberty

I believe in religious liberty for everyone.  When the left-leaning American Bar Association tried to push “new societal norms” on S.C. attorneys, I requested an opinion from our Attorney General on the constitutionality of requiring attorneys to advocate causes that violated their religious beliefs.  His opinion correctly asserted that the ABA’s attempt is unconstitutional.
I also co-signed a bill to allow public school teachers to participate in student-organized religious activities, such as student-led prayer, because religious freedom belongs in schools.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
 the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
— The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

The Second Amendment guarantees our right to own and carry firearms at our discretion.  I have opposed laws that would restrict or tax our legal use of guns, I signed on to the “SC Constitutional Carry Act,” and I will continue to prioritize protecting this freedom. I am a lifelong sportsman and NRA member, and I received an ‘A’ rating from the NRA in the 2016 election cycle.

School Choice

I believe in school choice for families. I support our public and charter schools while also voting to make private, Christian, and home education more accessible. Alternative education options should never be penalized, and these children should have the same opportunities that children in public school enjoy. I also encourage programs that partner with local industries and traditional higher education.