Simple, easy and wrong answers

For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” — H. L. Mencken

The South Carolina Legislature seems to live by this. We have some very big and complex problems in this state, and our legislators are masters at coming up with clear, simple and wrong answers. Three stories in the news last week are a perfect illustration of this.

Many would argue that the two most basic core functions of our state government are to 1) educate our children and 2) keep us safe … and dealing with the related issue of

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