As we settle into the season of promises and pledges from newly elected officials and watch the scrambling of the true lame duck session of the current senate leadership, the rest of America is getting a good look at the 2015 class of congresscritters.
One such gentleman is the kind-of known Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina – the first black elected to the senate in 150 years (that was the Civil War era.) Â Tim Scott grew up in poverty and had the great fortune to find a mentor during his life who saw potential and fostered it, teaching Mr. Scott what it takes to succeed. Â Here is what he told MSNBC when discussing the social programs intended to help people escape the trap.
Imagine that. Â The secret to Mr. Scottâ€™s success is decent education, individual freedom, economic opportunity and hard work. Â MSNBC questioned Mr. Scott on what he thought of getting an â€œFâ€ on the annual NAACP scorecard and he just smiled. Â The programs that the organization standing for the â€œadvancement of colored peopleâ€ used to formulate their grade are all the ones that prevent free enterprising people from getting ahead. Â Mr. Scott pointed that out.
â€œThe government is not the answer for progress.â€ Â Amen, Mr. Scott, and may we see more of this gentleman in the future.