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Tony Boyce

Independent , South Carolina


Tony Boyce
State Rep., Dist. 25

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1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.


2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.


4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.


5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.


6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.


9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.


10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.


13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.


14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.


16. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.


17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.


18. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

The belief that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely (John Locke).

19. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court, Academia

20. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Physicians have always had the authority to advise their patients to consider their health risk in relation to pregnancy. It is called medical ethics. Unfortunately, Roe admitted that she lied about being raped following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court verdict. Rape was used as the primary reason for allowing abortion for unwanted pregnancies. I believe that licensed physicians are capable of advising patients of potential health risks during pregnancy. I believe that when the risks are high, patients should follow physicians advice and terminate the pregnancy.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe there is one God. I believe that God is the creator of the entire universe. I believe Jesus Christ is the son of God. I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I serve as a pastor of a Christian congregation. I pray with my church Sundays, Wednesdays, and during a conference call each Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. I believe that fervent prayer is the foundation for spiritual growth and well being. I believe that families that pray together will stay together.


  • Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC, Doctor of Ministry, 2010
  • Interdenominational Theolgocial Center, Atlanta, GA, Master of Divinity, 2003
  • College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, BS-Elementary Education, 1999
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Olive Branch Village Project, Chairman-Economic Entity
  • Urban League of the Upsate, Board Member
  • Greenville NAACP, Member
  • OLLI-Furman University, Instructor
  • SC Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Instructor
  • SC House District 25, Sought 2012

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