We are bombarded with headlines about the problems we face in our state: unfunded roads, DSS problems, failed ethics reforms. Every time we take one step toward fixing a problem, two more pop up in its place. Everywhere we look, there is negativity about our state, both from local voices and from those outside of our borders.
This year, our state government has failed us. In 15 years, what will the legacy of our current government be? Failed attempts to legislate morality? A record for the least productive session in our history? For a state so proud of its long and important history, we seem to neglect the burden that we all carry every day.
Maybe it is time to start asking “what’s right with South Carolina?” Maybe what we need is a positive outlook. Maybe we need to focus on the good. Maybe, just maybe, the answer to our many problems is as simple as looking at the things that we do well and building on them. So, what it right with South Carolina?