According to a Nov. 23 story by the Post & Courier’s Glenn Smith (“Shortage of prosecutors cited in delays of criminal cases”), South Carolina needs more prosecutors. S.C. prosecutors handle four times the national average of cases putting us at risk for more crime with felons out on bond awaiting trial. That is in addition to needing more money to improve roads, education, etc.
Our elected officials should redo the tax code to create more dollars to fix some of our worst problems. And if fixing the tax code doesn’t create enough money, then we need to raise taxes. A civil society requires government to provide a stable structure to afford citizens a basic quality of life.
We keep electing the same old politicians in spite of their failure to govern in South Carolina and the fact that they thumb their noses at ethics. In Kershaw County we elect and send quality legislators to Columbia. If all counties would do the same, maybe the Palmetto State would progress.