Columbia, SC — As a native-born, fifth-generation South Carolinian, I find these nullification bills presented by some members of our Legislature very disconcerting. First of all, they are unconstitutional, and second of all, they mainly concern health care, which is important to all.
For every tax dollar the citizens of South Carolina send to the federal government, the state receives about $1.35 back in assistance. This seems like a pretty good deal when you consider that individual citizens receive less than 1 percent return on their personal savings.
Anyone might dispute the exact cause or causes of the Civil War, but this seems to be more a rebellion about the delivery of health care.
I just do not want the state to be known for its poverty and ignorance.
Melvina C. Jordan