I wish Sen. Marlon Kimpson would pay attention to the real needs of our state by not filing frivolous bills such as paying athletes in our colleges (“Weapons permits as voter IDs? Should college athletes get paid?” Dec. 7). The athletes already receive a free education, room, board, books and the chance to earn millions of dollars.
The senator should do something constructive for the good of all the people of this state. He could start by channeling his energy into fixing our roads or making our education system better, or fixing unemployment. The people of South Carolina deserve better. He should keep his politics out of college athletics.