Why this military daughter, sister, and mom supports Bill Connor.
It isn’t just that we share South Carolina roots back to the 1700s; it isn’t just that we share a strong love of family, state and country; it isn’t just love of one’s own. As important as family, state, and country are, they are the virtues one learns about first. However, running for Congress in 2010, I had the time and opportunity to get to know the real Bill Connor. Talking with him as we waited together for state and local candidates to speak at the various campaign events, I learned about his faith. I know he believes in an Almighty God, King of the Universe, the One who made Heaven and Earth and continues to bless this country (despite all its faults). I learned about his love of freedom, a love so strong it sent him to the Citadel to learn how to fight for his country – and he’s done so, serving in Afghanistan as an Army Infantry Officer (Ranger) and the senior US advisor to Helmand Province. He was recently selected for Colonel, a very selective list in today’s military. Today we salute men like Bill Connor and thank them for their service.
Some say being a lawyer is a strike against him. But have you ever had your freedom, your reputation, or your property threatened and needed a good lawyer? The oft-quoted “First…Kill all the Lawyers” from Shakespeare’s Henry VI, is not spoken by law-abiding men, but by members of a mob wishing to break the law with impunity. In Bill’s case, he is co-owner of a law firm, which means he is a successful small business owner. Additionally, after a very short period of time in the practice of law, Bill was rated “AV Preeminent” by his peers and judges in the legal profession. “A” is top in competence and “V” is top in ethics. This rating almost never comes to lawyers before only practicing law for 61/2 years, but came to Bill. Additionally, Bill’s wife is an Ob-Gyn in private practice and they have been married for 23 years. Bill has very unique insights into healthcare through his wife.
Bill Connor is a man I want serving me, my family, and my state. Because Congress has the power to declare war, I want someone there who knows what war is. Please help elect this good man to the United States Senate. This country has not fought its last war, but it will fight fewer wars if there are men truly familiar with war and the costs it inevitably places on the men and women who have to fight them. Elect a warrior – elect Bill Connor. He’ll fight for you – and keep us out of unnecessary wars!
Dr. Christina Jeffrey
(Bill Connor is a conservative constitutionalist running for the GOP nomination for the US Senate against Lindsey Graham.)
Dr. Jeffrey is an adjunct professor of American government at Wofford College and is an expert on the Constitution, politics, government, and related historical topics. Dr. Jeffrey was a republican candidate for US House of Representatives in 2010, has been involved for many years in the Republican Party, and has been a leader in the tea party movement since its beginning. She is a resident of Spartanburg SC.