RESOLUTION - Fiscal Responsibility
Whereas Republicans believe in conservative values, principles, non wasteful spending and that the proper function of government is to do for the people only those things that must be done or that cannot be done as well by individuals or private entities; and
Whereas Republicans believe that good government is based on the individual, thus each person's ability, dignity, freedom, and responsibility must be honored and recognized; and
Whereas Republicans believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none; and
Whereas Republicans believe that when government money is wastefully spent on unnecessary items in a economic depression that our stability as a city, county, state and nation are in jeopardy of collapse; and
Whereas Republicans believe that the Government should tighten its budget and prevent wasteful spending just as the people of South Carolina are being asked to do.
Therefore, be it resolved that the Johnsonville City Council acted inconsistently with the Republican view of the proper function of government, disrespected the wishes and voices of the voters of Johnsonville and acted fiscally irresponsible in their purchase of a Francis Marion Monument to be placed at Venters Landing; and
Be it further resolved that this council has deserted the fundamental principles of the Republican Party with their sponsorship of this monument prior to funds being allocated and acquired and they further disrespected the voters when they ignored their say in the matter; and
Be it further resolved that all Council members, City or County, all legislators and SC Senators are hereby requested to repeal or vote against, as the case may be, any request for wasteful spending which includes frivolous items such as Monuments in these difficult economic times.
Delegate Vote - PASSED