The Race for The Fightin’ Fourth – Part 3
This is the third segment in a series of interviews for known candidates that are entering the 4th District Congressional Race. No portion of this article or the following articles in this series represents an endorsement made by Gary Coats or The Conservativist.
On Friday, March 27th, I had the privilege to sit down with Christina Jeffrey at Two Samuels restaurant in Spartanburg, SC to discuss her vision for South Carolina’s fourth district.
Christina Jeffrey is currently an adjunct professor at Wofford University and Lander University, with 30 years of education experience teaching Kindergarten all the way to Doctorate classes.
Christina earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Vasser University and the University of Plano studying History and Political Science and continued her education at the University of Alabama where she earned her Master’s and Ph.D in Political Science.
She is married to Robert Jeffrey, a professor at Wofford College, and has five children and 6 grandchildren.
Bailouts & Stimulus Packages
We asked Christina about the differences in China’s stimulus package which focused primarily on infrastructure and Obama’s version that was focused primarily on government programs. She stated a lot of the problems with infrastructure in America is the rules and regulations concerning the environment. China can develop as they wish, but those projects in America are bottlenecked when it comes to the environmental regulations. We had to ask if she was suggesting that the EPA’s reach should be limited. Christina responded:
I would propose looking at that very carefully. Everybody with any sense, all conservatives, want to conserve the environment, but are we doing it in a sensible way? Do we have somebody who is responsible in charge of the EPA or do we have someone who is kind of a radical?
Christina stated that she would be against the stimulus package. She thinks it would have been a better allocation of resources had it been given to the people as a tax rebate.
What do Republicans need to do to regain control and win the “young voter”?
I won’t paraphrase, I’ll just provide the entire quote.
First of all, parents have to care about the education their children are getting. The NEA dominates the public education community, you shouldn’t be surprised if the youth begin voting Democrat.
This doesn’t answer the question of how we fix it now, but children become voters before you know it.
Parents should intervene right now. They should go home and look at the index of their history books under McCarthy. If they say there were no Communists, this is a bad history book. It is teaching falsehood.
If you are teaching them falsehood in high school, when you have control over their education…and when they get to college and find out the truth, they are going to overturn everything. They will not believe anything they were taught…and everything becomes questionable.
What is your proposal to meet the demand of our energy needs?
Christina is a capitalist and believes in the free market. She believes that the government needs to stay out of the free market and allow it (the free market) discover the next best method of energy.
Jeffrey is a very intelligent individual and has a few things going in her favor in the race. First, Dark Horse Strategy Groups is running her campaign. So what’s the big deal? DHSG managed to remove Sen. Jim Ritchie in the SC Senate 13 race. Shane Martin was by far the underdog at the beginning of that campaign. I will be curious to see if DHSG has the capabilities to pull off another upset.
Jeffrey also has demographics on her side and she should also be able to capitalize on her political experience. We look forward to seeing how her experience and her status in the Spartanbug GOP helps propel her into the race for the fightin’ fourth.