South Carolina, led by a group of Republican state lawmakers, is in the process of rolling out a comprehensive legislative agenda aimed at counteracting what they consider to be unlawful overreach from Washington, D.C. The state seeks the nullification of “illegal executive orders” issued by the Biden Administration. Leading the effort, in what he and fellow lawmakers call the “The Pushback Agenda,” is state representative Bill Taylor of Aiken, S.C. In an email to his constituents in S.C. House District 86, Taylor defined the problem:
“This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue—it’s a BIG government, BIG Tech issue. In Washington, the three equal branches of government are a myth. The executive branch showers we lowly ‘subjects’ with Executive Orders while federal bureaucrats thrust down strangling regulations. The legislative branch (Congress) squabbles among themselves, wallowing in raw politics. The third branch, the federal courts, have become highly politicized and fail to be impartial referees using the Constitution as their guidebook.”
As our founding fathers intended, Taylor declared that it is up to state legislatures to push the brakes on a federal government that “bullies its citizens.” He added that those intentions call for a limited federal government and strong state governments, saying, “Historically, state legislatures have provided better representation because it’s government closer to the people and better understand unique local and regional issues.”
South Carolina Pushback Agenda! https://t.co/MZPVnpLLRj
— Rep. Bill Taylor (@TaylorSCHouse) February 6, 2021
Taylor plans to introduce the “The Pushback Agenda” bill this week. It would require South Carolina to “ignore illegal White House executive orders that are unconstitutional.” Specifically, it would require S.C.