Just like George Bailey, Palmetto Family works tirelessly every day to ensure that South Carolina remains the best place to live and raise a family.

THIS IS PART TWO IN A SERIES. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT PART ONE HERE.

Just like many of you, when the question of what Christmas movie should be watched arises, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is top of our list.

Beyond its wholesome and heartwarming qualities, those of us at Palmetto Family enjoy the Christmas classic for another reason – we can’t help but notice the similarities between Palmetto Family and George Bailey. Let me explain briefly.

George Bailey through his Bailey Building & Loan was modest, but dedicated to making the town of Bedford Falls a better place for its citizens and their families. And as it turned out, Mr. Bailey and his selfless work was the only barrier to Bedford Falls sinking into the greed and sin of Mr. Potter and transforming it into the shockingly wicked Pottersville.

The similarities couldn’t be any more obvious. Just like Mr. Bailey, Palmetto Family works tirelessly every day to ensure that South Carolina remains the best place to live and raise a family. The comparison really hits home when you consider what South Carolina would be like if Palmetto Family had “never been born.” Let’s take our second peek into this scary world.

Religious Freedom without Palmetto Family

If Palmetto Family was “never born,” South Carolina would not enjoy the same level of religious freedom it does today. The increasing attacks against religious freedom could win almost every time.  The Ten Commandments could not be displayed in public buildings, students — both high school and college — would be under scrutiny for publicly displaying their faith at school, and public invocations would also be in jeopardy were it not for Palmetto Family.

Alcohol and Gambling without Palmetto Family

If Palmetto Family was “never born,” dangerous alcoholic substances as well as legal gambling would be easily accessible and encouraged. This nightmarish South Carolina would be stuck with gambling casinos up and down our coasts. Aggressive expansion of video poker machines to nearly every corner would continue to overtake our state, as well. Hard liquor would be available at every Walmart, Walgreens and convenience store.

Education without Palmetto Family

If Palmetto Family were “never born,” students in South Carolina would find fewer education options and fewer opportunities. South Carolina students could go through school never have taken a class on the biblical principles on which our nation was founded. Home school students would have fewer opportunities to participate in the public school programs they’d like. Many parents of special needs students rely on the Exceptional Needs Tax Credit Scholarship to send their child to a school that meets their needs. Without our work, this tax credit would be on more tenuous ground.

Fighting for Family Values on Every Front...Every Day

This just in. Palmetto Family did something in 2017 no other organization can say: we fought for South Carolina family values on every front...every day. Help make it possible in 2018 ==> http://bit.ly/2tiLU0f

Posted by Palmetto Family Council on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

THIS IS PART TWO IN A SERIES. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT PART ONE HERE.

Just like many of you, when the question of what Christmas movie should be watched arises, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is top of our list.

Beyond its wholesome and heartwarming qualities, those of us at Palmetto Family enjoy the Christmas classic for another reason – we can’t help but notice the similarities between Palmetto Family and George Bailey. Let me explain briefly.

George Bailey through his Bailey Building & Loan was modest, but dedicated to making the town of Bedford Falls a better place for its citizens and their families. And as it turned out, Mr. Bailey and his selfless work was the only barrier to Bedford Falls sinking into the greed and sin of Mr. Potter and transforming it into the shockingly wicked Pottersville.

The similarities couldn’t be any more obvious. Just like Mr. Bailey, Palmetto Family works tirelessly every day to ensure that South Carolina remains the best place to live and raise a family. The comparison really hits home when you consider what South Carolina would be like if Palmetto Family had “never been born.” Let’s take our second peek into this scary world.

Religious Freedom without Palmetto Family

If Palmetto Family was “never born,” South Carolina would not enjoy the same level of religious freedom it does today. The increasing attacks against religious freedom could win almost every time.  The Ten Commandments could not be displayed in public buildings, students — both high school and college — would be under scrutiny for publicly displaying their faith at school, and public invocations would also be in jeopardy were it not for Palmetto Family.

Alcohol and Gambling without Palmetto Family

If Palmetto Family was “never born,” dangerous alcoholic substances as well as legal gambling would be easily accessible and encouraged. This nightmarish South Carolina would be stuck with gambling casinos up and down our coasts. Aggressive expansion of video poker machines to nearly every corner would continue to overtake our state, as well. Hard liquor would be available at every Walmart, Walgreens and convenience store.

Education without Palmetto Family

If Palmetto Family were “never born,” students in South Carolina would find fewer education options and fewer opportunities. South Carolina students could go through school never have taken a class on the biblical principles on which our nation was founded. Home school students would have fewer opportunities to participate in the public school programs they’d like. Many parents of special needs students rely on the Exceptional Needs Tax Credit Scholarship to send their child to a school that meets their needs. Without our work, this tax credit would be on more tenuous ground.

Briley Hughes

Briley Hughes

Communications Director

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