National Politics - 2016

Voter Voices …

… WILL YOU LEND YOURS? || By FITSNEWS || In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been running a lot of posts from different voices in recent weeks – looking to broaden the diversity of editorial perspectives featured here on FITS. Well, that or we’re just tired of hearing ourselves think … Some examples?…


|| By FITSNEWS || In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been running a lot of posts from different voices in recent weeks – looking to broaden the diversity of editorial perspectives featured here on FITS.

Well, that or we’re just tired of hearing ourselves think …

Some examples?  A pair of pieces on the recently concluded Confederate flag debate written by S.C. Rep. Michael A. Pitts (here and here), and a wonderful column on the humanitarian impact of U.S. president Barack Obama’s trade agenda written by Emily Conrad (click here).

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be looking to expand our perspective horizon even further via a series called “Voter Voices.”

“Voter Voices” aims to gauge the sentiment of our readers on various issues and candidates as the 2016 “First in the South” presidential primary election begins to heat up.

We’ve already sent a few questionnaires out to people, but we’re casting a wide net because let’s face it: The more views we can get out there, the more we can advance the debate.

Oh, and the more clicks we get.

(And you assumed this was purely altruistic …)

Want to participate?  It’s easy: Email us your answers to the form (below) along with a headshot … like our founding editor did.



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Name: Will Folks
Age: 40
Occupation: New Media Mogul
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

I am … (how would you describe yourself in one sentence) a husband and father to four (soon to be five) kids, the founding editor of and the former spokesman for that guy who “hiked the Appalachian Trail.” 

My top issue is … (please tell us why) fiscal policy: How much government spends, what it spends our money on and where it gets that money from. This matters to me because fiscal policy has a tremendous impact on the performance (or lack thereof) of our economy.

Another issue that matters to me is … (please tell us why) where candidates stand on individual liberty. This matters to me because I believe if we are going call America the “land of the free,” then our government must respect constitutionally protected freedoms.

My 2016 choice is … (please tell us why, and if you are undecided please tell us which of the candidates you are considering) undecided. I love how Donald Trump has completely upended the debate, though. We need to toss the old scripts and start over.  Whatever you think of Trump, he’s way off-script – and that’s good for the process.

In the 2012 primary, I voted for … (please tell us why) Ron Paul.  He was the candidate whose views on fiscal policy, individual liberty and foreign policy most closely aligned with what I believe.

I believe America’s future is … (please tell us your thoughts on where you feel the country is headed). bright. All the bad news in the world can’t stop a free people participating in a free market – and those people are realizing more each day that their current form of government 

The next president needs to … (please tell us your thoughts on what you believe America’s next leader needs to do). massively reduce the size of government and fundamentally realign its antagonistic relationship toward the U.S. economy and the citizens who keep it going. 


Want your voice to be heard? Email your responses to the above questionnaire HERE …


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Pissed Off Voter July 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

Sick of career politicians. Sick of their bullshit and lies. Sick of all the corruption and fleecing of America and our taxes. Sick of Washington DC repeatedly breaking criminal laws and nothing being done about it. I am voting Trump. I know for a fact if he wins, Obama will go to prison will thousands of others behind him.

afmajret July 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm

How do you figure that Donald Trump, as President of the United States, could single-handedly send Barack Obama and thousands of others to jail without totally abrogating due process? Please, share the details.

TroubleBaby July 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Probably the same way he’ll build the biggest bestest wall between Mexico and the United States to stop them from entering and us from leaving.

shifty henry July 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Walmart has taken under advisement my suggestion that they fully fund a Walmart on the border. It would be 2,000 miles long and 2,000 feet wide. Every one who comes in from the Mexican side would be given a job application. Employees and shoppers go back to Mexico when leaving. The parking lot is on the Mexican side.

TroubleBaby July 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Sometimes when I have to begrudgingly go into Walmart it feels 2000 miles long.

CorruptionInColumbia July 23, 2015 at 8:16 pm

That’s just how far you have to park out into the lot from the store if you don’t have a handicap placard or plate.

SYNTwist July 23, 2015 at 11:20 pm

You left off the pregnant woman – damn I miss those good parking spots!

shifty henry July 23, 2015 at 9:49 pm

good one…

Just Me July 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm

Amen to the first half. I think Donald Trump is good for the debate because he digs up all these issues and airs them out and gets everyone talking about them. He is a lightning rod and that is his role. I don’t think “The Donald” can or should win. He is a shameless self promoter and a loose cannon. He is the P. T. Barnum of the 20th century business world. We will be trying to get past 8 years of a socialist rabble rouser running the country. We don’t need a circus act coming in right after.

Manray9 July 23, 2015 at 11:50 am

Mogul? Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.

FastEddy23 July 23, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Folks: congrats on the new pop ups :-)

Your cautious positions on the fiscal side will almost always find support from this small “l” libertarian. (We need cops and firemen. Who will put the corrupt g’ment poli-wogs in jail without them?)

SYNTwist July 23, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Karl told me he didn’t “roll” that way. Just block them ;)

SYNTwist July 23, 2015 at 11:23 pm

Donald Trump is making a fool of himself and anyone that listens. I used to think money could buy anything in politics, but he is proving that to be wrong,

NO ONE want to be associated with a jerk who has bad hair and we don’t care how much money he has, nor his ability to buy the polls.

SYNTwist July 23, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Love, love, love, the template! No joking!


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