Joe White is a patriot, a proud veteran, a family man, and a successful small business owner.
Joe is Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution, and Pro-taxpayer. Joe believes every legislative decision needs to be decided based on how it affects our three “God-given, unalienable rights, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
During the Vietnam era, Joe White served our nation in the United States Air Force. After his honorable discharge, Joe, by using the G.I. Bill and working 30-40 hours/week loading trucks for delivery at Sears to provide for his young family, earned his B.S. degree in Public Administration.
Following graduation, Joe worked at Sears for an additional five years, before joining Beecham Laboratories as a sales representative.
In 1982, Joe and his wife, Linda, started their own business with no cash, a credit card, and a vision. That small business became a six-location, sixty-five employee business with annual revenue of over $12 million.
In 2010, Joe and Linda made the decision to retire by 2017. They used the next five years to train five loyal employees to run and grow that business and turned the business over to them in 2017. The business continues to prosper!
Joe and Linda celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on February 23, 2022. They have been blessed with two children and six grandchildren.
Joe has been honored to perform his oldest grandson’s wedding ceremony and is currently scheduled to officiate his oldest granddaughter’s wedding in April 2022.
Deciding to pause his retirement to serve his beloved state was a difficult choice, but Joe and Linda still believe in “Our sweet land of Liberty” and believe it is worth the effort to see We the People regain control of our republic.
Joe has frequently asked the questions, “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” He ultimately realized that those questions were directed at him.
I, Joe White, categorically reject the notion that any individual of any race, ethnicity, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior. I categorically denounce the idea that any individual, because of their race, ethnicity, color, or national origin, bears collective guilt or is inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, ethnicity, color, or national origin.
I will co-sponsor and support all legislation that makes it illegal to introduce any tenet of CRT into our public education system.
CRT has the potential to cause new segregation that could be more destructive and more divisive than the segregation legislated by Woodrow Wilson and his contemporaries in the early twentieth century.
A few years ago, famous civil rights leader, Jesse Jackson made the following quote: “We must TURN TO each other, not ON each other.” He was right!
As your District 40 legislator will introduce, sponsor, co-sponsor, and stand and fight for legislation that provides severe monetary and legal penalties for committing voter fraud in South Carolina.
NOTHING is more vital to democracy than the assurance that every legally cast vote is counted and that NO illegally cast vote is ever allowed to be included in the vote count.
Assuring voter integrity should not be a difficult promise to keep.
Facial ID, signature verification on absentee ballots, and two-party poll watching at every precinct would guarantee that part.
The printing of your personally verified paper ballot to later cross-reference, if necessary, against the “electronic count” would ensure that machines hacked or programmed to “flip” votes could be caught and that the final vote count would be correct.
Laws must be passed that make voter fraud CROOKS pay dearly for their criminal behavior. How many dead people voted for Joe Biden? How many people who live outside the state of Georgia voted as Georgia residents? How many unverifiable absentee ballots were counted in Arizona? In Pennsylvania? In Wisconsin? In Georgia? How many ballots were counted twice? Three times? Were voting machines hacked or programmed to switch votes?
It was reported in 2022, showed that as many as 82% of the votes cast in the 2020 General Election in Richland County, South Carolina may have been illegal.
Protect your 2nd amendment rights! Vote for your fellow NRA member, Joe White.
The 2nd amendment says this: The right of the people (that’s us) to keep and bear arms “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”!
The 10th amendment says this: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to THE PEOPLE.
Why should you care who is elected as the South Carolina District 40 state legislator? Because that is where most of the issues that you are passionate about will be decided! You see, the Constitution protects us from the federal government, but the 10th amendment gives states broad regulatory power.
On February 16th, 1966, I raised my right hand and said these words: I, Joe White, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” I took every word of that oath seriously then, and I take them seriously today. That oath, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States is a forever pledge for Joe White.
When politicians and pundits want to slyly twist the words of the Constitution to fit their left-wing narrative, the hair on my neck stands up!
Here in South Carolina’s District 40, most of us believe that life begins at conception. Most of us believe it is morally wrong to stop a heartbeat in a woman’s womb. That child, who most of us believe deserves protection while in its mother’s womb, way too often escapes the womb only to be incarcerated by poverty.
Often that child has an improperly heated or cooled shelter. Often that child has worn or improperly fitted clothing. Often that child has not enough, or no nutritional food. Often that child’s parents do not have the skills to properly nurture their child. Often the child’s parents do not have the time to properly nurture their child. So, when the child reaches kindergarten age, we send them off to a school that often has more than half their enrollment composed of similar kids.
When the child doesn’t progress academically, we blame the teachers. We blame the education system. We blame the parents. I’m not here to defend any of those. There are a few bad teachers. There are some inferior public education systems. And, yes, unfortunately, there are some bad parents. We can, actually, I say, we MUST create an outside-the-box plan to close down what I call Poverty Prison in District 40.
Teachers know who those young prisoners are. They know the ones who come to school every day tired, hungry, and needing nurture. It starts there! Once identified, we need churches. We need Boy’s Clubs. We need Girl’s Clubs. We need 4H. We need Boy Scouts. We need Girl Scouts. We need large businesses like Heinz-Kraft and Samsung. We need small businesses like Figaro’s and Hamm Hardware and Martin Performance Boats.
We need those organizations to pitch in. We need places for those kids to meet before school each day, and places for them to meet after school each day. We need Saturday meeting places. We need Sunday meeting places. We need places that will open their doors and lovingly nurture these precious kids who were given life by the same God who, in America, has given them three unalienable rights, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
There is an organization, The Scooter Scott Project, founded on the principles of “faith, families, and futures” that has amazing success freeing young citizens from Poverty Prison. Until we decide to protect Life, out of the womb, by freeing children from Poverty Prison, they will never understand what Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness look like. Let’s get serious! Let’s free our kids from Poverty Prison!
As your representative from District 40, Joe White will dialog with all our uniformed personnel to ensure that every type of training possible (I’m not talking about Woke training) is available and required for our most at-risk government employees.
I will also look under every budgetary rock (federal, state, and local) to find every penny available to raise the pay for our police and firefighters.
Why do I feel so strongly about our people in uniform? For starters, I proudly wore the uniform of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. I was one of those who got rocks and bottles thrown at us. I was spit at. I was jeered. I was told not to wear my uniform when I went to town in Wichita Falls, Texas because some of the civilians hated us because we were willing to serve our “Sweet Land of Liberty.”
I have seen what happens in places like Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, San Francisco, California, and Chicago, Illinois when public officials allow anarchists like BLM, Antifa, and their ilk to go unrestrained.
Thank God Almighty that so far, none of our South Carolina cities have experienced the type of unrestrained crime we all witnessed in 2020.
But beyond those reasons, neither Life, Liberty, nor the Pursuit of Happiness is possible without well-trained and well-paid men and women in uniforms.
When I was just nine years old, I “sold” my dad on the idea of buying me a lawnmower. That began a lifelong “Pursuit of Happiness” for me.
I never thought about it until recently, but I have been a small business owner and small business advocate since that early beginning. We even purchased that lawnmower at a small business, Abe Shavin Hardware, on Broad Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Politicians like Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Hillary Clinton who say, “You didn’t build that” are just cockeyed wrong!
I was the one “on the line” for that $49 lawnmower. I knew when my payments to my dad were due. I knew how much gas cost, and oil. I was the one who had to mix the oil and gas for that 2 cycle, 1 ¾ horsepower engine, and I was the one who had to change the spark plug and replace the float in the carburetor when it needed repair. It was on me to negotiate the price for mowing a yard or negotiate the hourly wage for the customers who chose to pay me by the hour.
In 1982, having just enjoyed my highest annual earnings ever, my wife, Linda, and I decided to launch a new business. Giving up a company car and expense account wasn’t easy. We used almost all our savings to purchase a 15-year-old Chevrolet Impala and some initial inventory. That began a two-year journey of living off Linda’s meager salary as a WMHK radio employee of the Columbia Bible College, and a credit card.
Eventually, through bank loans, mortgaging our house to the max, and our mutual trust in God, we were able to grow a business. At its peak, our indebtedness was $2.1 million, and our monthly loan repayments were $89,000. As we paid down that debt and grew our business to six locations with annual revenues of $12 million, Linda and I never lost sight of three things we hold dear.
Our commitment to our employees.
Our commitment to our customers.
Small businesses account for 50% of all jobs in America. Small businesses account for 13 times more patents than large businesses. Small businesses are one of the core components of one of those “Unalienable, God-given rights” our founders referred to as “The Pursuit of Happiness.” I won’t just patronize small businesses; I will FIGHT for them. I will work tirelessly with my colleagues to introduce and pass legislation that reduces bureaucratic red tape and taxes on my small business heroes. Your ability to get up every day and push through all the obstacles, to creatively overcome the next challenge, is understood by Joe White.
When does it begin? Obviously, at conception! For those of us who believe in God, this verse is powerful:
Psalm 139: 13, “You (God) made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
Most South Carolina citizens believe that life in a mother’s womb should be protected. We all agree that life should be protected after the baby is breathing on its own.
For me, that includes having a well-trained, well-equipped, and well-paid police and other first responder force. But beyond physical protection, protecting that young child’s mind by having caring, well-trained, and well-paid educators is part of our duty as residents of South Carolina District 40.
As that person ages, compassionate and loving long-term care for the elderly, who in many ways become as vulnerable as those unborn babies, should be equally important.
It will be my goal, as your representative, to consistently look for ways to show our respect and love for those who have cared for us when they were younger and more able. Few elderly citizens desire institutional long-term care. We must be creative in finding other, less expensive, and more loving methods to help our seniors age with the dignity they deserve.
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