BILL WOULD BAN LAWMAKERS FROM INVOKING ANCESTRAL CLAIMS WITHOUT EVIDENCE
S.C. Rep. Chris Corley of Aiken is pre-filing about a dozen bills in advance of the 2016 session of the S.C. General Assembly. We’re sure we’ll be writing on most (if not all) of them – especially his proposal to hold a non-binding statewide referendum on the Confederate flag.
But one of Corley’s proposed bills is turning heads inside the S.C. State House – and on the campaign trail in the South Carolina Lowcountry (where S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne is running for the U.S. Congress against incumbent U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford).
Horne, of course, is the state lawmaker whose impassioned, tearful plea during the Confederate flag debate was credited by the national media with turning the legislative tide toward removing the controversial banner from the grounds of the S.C. State House. But Horne’s speech wasn’t without controversy – most notably her yet-to-be-validated claim that she was a “direct descendent” of former Confederate States of America (CSA) president Jefferson Davis.
Eager to prevent such “errors” in the future, Corley has proposed what he calls the “Honesty, Openness, and Responsibility in Notification of Extraction Rule” for House members.
“No member of the House of Representatives may address the body from any place on the floor of the House of Representatives or any committee of the House of Representatives and claim to be a descendant of any deceased person without having on hand at the time of addressing other members of the House of Representatives undeniable proof of his direct lineal descent,” reads the text of a draft resolution Corley intends to introduce in January.
Furthermore, Corley’s bill stipulates that “if the member’s relationship to the deceased party is through a collateral descent or marriage they may not use the term descendant but must instead use the term ‘relative’ when associating themselves with the deceased party.”
And yes, such claims would also require the lawmaker to have the proper ancestral paperwork on hand.
No word yet from Horne on what she thinks of Corley’s proposal, but we’ll be sure to let our readers know if we hear back from her.
But that bill would be discriminatory because, gee whiz, what will the BASTARDS do?
John C. Fremont did rather well for a bastard.
Does that mean you cannot use slavery as a crutch and excuse unless you were actually a slave?
Senator Bluster informs his staff that he is going to train his memory. “I don’t know what system to use, but I’m looking for one that will enable me, when I am interviewed, to remember what to forget.”
Yet another “rule” to impose the ethics and integrity that come without thought to the average Joe. The political class should be the first to be replaced by artificial intelligence bots. We’ve seen enough from these elites to know they all have a screw or two loose for which there is no fix. Reference: both Horne and Sanford, and anything the Dems have to offer.
“The political class should be the first to be replaced by artificial intelligence bots.”
T-1000’s ruling over us would be more humane.
Really, we have time for bovine excreta like this!?!
I’m tempted to kidnap the whole damn legislature and drive them over the SR 555 / I-77 interchange bridge in one of our worn out school buses until all of their fillings have rattled out of their teeth, their spines are permanently damaged and they are kowtowed into doing something about our damn roads.
Get busy you damn cock roaches or I’m buying a case of Raid and coming over there.
Stop and think about this for a moment…if they are constantly passing bills that affects no one but themselves, who comes out as the winner?
I’d actually pay them to nap all day if they agreed to pass no further laws unless they were laws to strike down other laws.
I would wholeheartedly agree if we were talking about the US Congress but I actually need these SOCRs to fix a few things around here.
“but I actually need these SOCRs to fix a few things around here.”
“Fixing” means fucking stuff up more in governance speak.
Your idea of “fixing” isn’t their idea of fixing.
I can dream can’t I?
You saw that video in the midst of taking the Flag down. How DARE you attempt to assert this affects no one but individual legislators.
Well maybe there will be some relief in the federal highway bill. At least we’ll get Ex Im Bank and a long article about unfair trade from Will.
First, you have to understand the mindset of the people in his district, the Horse Creek Valley.
Chris Corley is a fucking moron. What a goddamned stupid waste of time.
What a waste of taxpayers money.
Linthead’s closet door may soon swing wide open.
OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH, you said the “L” word!
While this casual lie Horne gleefully threw out there was bad, it was not as bad as her making the whore deals she made on behalf of and for her “mentor” Jean Hoefer Toal. THAT’S what needs to be changed.
Legislators’s votes should not be able to be bought when voting for judges.
Sanford and I’m-A-Patriot-Bashing-PC-Sounds-Like-Witch-Horne, too?
Like I’d-Sell-My-Grandma’s-Jugular-For-A-VP-Slot-Haley—they can’t
wait until they find yet another opportunity to bend voters over for a good…
But Tonto has had enough of these scum and the Just-Walking-Around-Sense-Voters who elected them and Grahamnesty and one thing we know
Is that—as to ancestry—ALL of the above are living proof to the world that in the distant past their ancestors slept way too close to the buffalo !!!
I think Corley is enjoying poking the liars and hypocrites in the eye.
More power to him!
The best way to make the claim she made would be that she was “descended from relatives of Jefferson Davis.” I believe that would fall within the parameters of Corley’s proposed legislation. Were she to say “I am a relative of Jefferson Davis,” most people would say “Huh? He’s dead, lady!”
She’s not even sure she’s descended from Evan Davis, Jefferson Davis’ grandfather. Current indications are there’s an Evan Davis in her background, but no proof he’s THE Evan Davis. It’s not like Evan Davis was an uncommon name. Plus, I’ve got multiple branches of my family where there are multiple clusters of cousins with the same names and in the same order (such were Scots-Irish naming patterns). For someone to say they know they are connected to THE Evan Davis because they have AN Evan Davis is preposterous. For her to claim this sort of family history compared to those of us who HONOR our history – which is what her performance was intended to do by playing the Jefferson Davis trump card – is a disgrace, and EVIL.
Hey, you have people who support what Erik Rudolph did, even though his murderous actions didn’t differentiate between those involved with abortion in some way and those not. THAT is evil, even though it is done in the name of God and country. What Horne did was just politics as usual in SC.
Wouldn’t it be easier to pass a rule saying that you can’t be a lying bitch?
grandstanding…stupid…and, holds a grudge.
That grudge has been in full effect for 150 years and counting. In addition, we are currently under assault from yet another enemy that knows full well the power of demoralization and erasure of ties to their heritage. I shall NOT be reconstructed, and I shall hold that grudge dear – and for the same reasons my ancestors did (and which have nothing whatsoever to legal race-based slavery which ended 150 years ago).
Sounds like what the Nazi’s did to prove they were “pure” Arian…………
This is just bullshit…plain & simple
But then again this is what the Great State of South Carolina is REALLY all about…AIN’T IT????
Every fucking day I’m so glad my “raisin’s” are from from West By God Virginia!!!
I’m merely just ” a stranger in a strange land” making a good living on the back of South Carolinians who don’t have a fucking clue!!!!!!!
Should’ve called it the dumb cunt rule.
That wouldn’t have been PC. Simple fix though:
“Intellectually challenged vagina rule.”
How about some legislature to make politicians tell the truth about everything?
What about crying, will crying still be allowed?
Really? Oh my….they just cant contain themselves can they?
It is a disgrace that any so called state representative should be able to use unfounded lies about their past, heritage and personal emotion about such in order to get publicity and sympathy to pass legislation and as a result futher your career.
TOTALLY SUPPORT this bill. The problem, folks, is that Jenny Horne has taken her NAALCP keynote speaking, book-writing, RINO dog-and-pony show on the road. Her claim to fame – which people are still lying about to sell this bill of goods – is this LIE. I now recently posted about a blogger in Natchitoches who has thrown her ancestor under the bus with pictures (I didn’t bother with the genealogy on her). While it is incredible that we have to pass a law against FRAUD, it needs to be done. We need to have a POSITIVE VALUE and PROTECTION against this manipulative tool that the Left may exploit in the future, given that the technique is traveling – and given the horrific case we have of what was done to start this nonsense. Judeo-Christian Western Civilization for Americans of ALL colors is under attack. I support ANY measure which FIGHTS THIS.
When I heard this at the time, I knew enough history to know that Jefferson Davis only had one child who had children (and only two more lived long enough to possibly marry and have children; both died unmarried). So I **did** the genealogy, and found in the process that others had the same notion. This was NOTHING but a flat-out lie.