Remarks From Senator Richard Cash: "pro-life, without exception, and without apology; because each human being."

June 13, 2017



Transcribed Remarks of Senator Richard Cash to the SC Senate Chamber
Tuesday, June 6, 2017:

"Thank you Mr. President.  It's an honor to be representing the people of  the Third District,
which is the northern half of Anderson County.  I want to thank them for this opportunity to
serve, and seek,... listen well, and work hard on their behalf.  Mr. President, in light of the fact
that I am succeeding you in office, it certainly is an honor and a delight to have you administer
the Oath of Office.  I know that I have big shoes to fill; since I wear size 14, hopefully I will not
stumble around too much.  To the members of this body, together we seek the welfare of this
State and its citizens.  I look forward to working with you on issues that come before us.

I campaigned on the basis of conservative principles, constitutional fidelity, and a Christian worldview,
and it is my intention to serve accordingly.  Where we disagree, I am happy to consider your arguments
and point of view. 

I want to thank friends and supporters who have worked hard and given much to help me get elected. 
Especially want to thank my wife Marcia for her devotion to home and family as well as her help
in this endeavor.  She and my children have done all manner of campaign work willingly and cheerfully. 
I thank each of my four children who are here today, as well as the four who could not be.

We have been blessed with a large family, but whether you have one child or many, I suspect
we share the belief that our children and grandchildren are life's greatest blessing.  The Psalmist
said it well, Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. 

It has been a long and winding road going back to 2008 that brings me to the South Sarolina Senate today.
Since I could not have foreseen that journey, I certainly cannot know what is around the bend.
But I do know however, is that I come with one overriding purpose, and that purpose is
to establish justice and legal protection for every human life, from the moment of conception
until natural death.  I am pro-life, without exception, and without apology; because each human being
is created in the image of God, and is deserving of the first and foremost right, the inalienable right to life. 
I was not a one issue candidate, and I will not be a one issue legislator.  Like you, I spent more time
studying and talking about the roads and the gas tax than any other issue this year.  The urgency
and necessity of resolving these political problems however, should never be an excuse to relegate
the most important human rights issue of our generation to the back burner.

I am pleased to join you this year, even at this late date, and look forward to being a part of this body.

Thank you.


Source: State House, Senate Chamber [ Video - Begin 24:00, End 28:00 ]
            South Carolina Legislature Video Archives
            - Senate - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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