Monthly Archives: November 2004

Town Council continues fight to pray in Jesus Christ’s Name in Great Falls, South Carolina

A Wiccan high priestess (witch) filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Great Falls, SC for saying the Name of Jesus Christ in prayers before town council meetings. To date, the witch has prevailed at the U.S. District Court and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals levels, and the town council has ceased praying in the Name of Jesus Christ.

However, at Monday (11/15) night’s meeting, the Great Falls Town Council voted 6 to 1 to continue the fight, and appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

This case is similar to the unconstitutional removal of Alabama State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in that it involves the tyranny of federal court rulings against the acknowledgement of God in the public square. It therefore marks another step in the direction of wiping out any public references or displays of Christianity in America.

The First Amendment states,“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…” Congress has not made any law establishing a religion, but the U.S. District Court and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals are, unconstitutionally, in violation of the clear language of the First Amendment, “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” by the men of the Great Falls Town Council. The town council has not made any law establishing any religion, but they are, unconstitutionally, being prohibitedby federal court tyranny, from the free exercise of religion. This is raw judicial tyranny, and should be opposed by Christians around the country as an attack on Christianity in America.

November 18, 2004
Steve Lefemine
2004 Constitution Party candidate for US House District # 2 (SC)___________________________________________________

The Herald
Rock Hill, SC

Town to fight prayer ruling
By Denyse Clark
The Herald

(Published November 16‚ 2004)

GREAT FALLS — Great Falls will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in its fight against a woman who opposes official prayers to Jesus Christ at Town Council meetings.

Town Attorney Brian Gibbons received the council’s permission in a 6-1 vote Monday to appeal its case against Darla Wynne to the highest court in the land.

Councilman Earl Taylor cast the dissenting vote.

Wynne, a Great Falls resident and Wiccan high priestess, sued the town of about 2,200 residents in 2001 for using the name of Jesus Christ in prayers said before council meetings.

A federal court ruling in August 2003 banned reference to a specific deity in prayers at the town’s meetings, prompting Great Falls to fight back. But a three-judge appellate panel ruled against the town in July.

Another panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a unanimous decision earlier this month, ruling that the full court will not hear the town’s appeal.

‘I hope they feel it’s worth it’

When the council announced its decision Monday, Wynne let out a sigh and expressed her disappointment.

“I hope they feel it’s worth it,” Wynne said.

Wynne’s attorney Herbert Buhl III of Columbia has filed a request for about $38,000 to repayWynne’s legal fees, she said. The Supreme Court costs will add an additional $25,000, Wynne said.

“I’m a taxpayer, too,” Wynne said. “When it’s all over, this is going to cost the town about $65,000.”

Gibbons, appointed as the council’s official spokesperson by Mayor H.C. “Speedy” Starnes, saidthe case so far has not cost the town anything and he doesn’t anticipate any cost to the town. The town’s insurance reimburses the town up to $15,000 per year for legal costs, Gibbons said. The cost has not exceeded that amount in a single year, he said.

“She (Wynne) said she didn’t do this for money, didn’t she?” Gibbons said. “We’re responding to their request for legal fees, but we’re asking the court for relief.”

The town will file its case with the Supreme Court before its 90-day deadline expires Jan. 29, Gibbons said. Lawyer Andrew Lindemann of Columbia will represent the Town of Great Falls for free.

In the three years since the lawsuit was filed, it has caused a major rift between Wynne and area residents. It also has led to several incidents of physical violence directed at her, her animals and her property.

Great Falls police responded to at least 10 calls of reported vandalism at Wynne’s residence in the past year, Great Falls Police Chief Mike Revels said.

Wicca is an Earth-based religion based upon the reconstruction of pre-Christian traditions originating in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Wynne is high priestess of about 35 practicing Wiccasin Great Falls, Chester and Lancaster, she said.

Wynne spoke to the council briefly at the start of Monday’s meeting and asked it to create a diversity committee to address racial, gender and religious issues facing the town.

“We have a community of Hindus, Greeks and lesbians in Great Falls, and we need to start dealing with the issues and prejudices and healing it,” Wynne said. “If we continue to pretend these issues don’t exist, they continue to grow, fester and feed our underground.”

“It’s time to get educated about our community and make it a better place to live,” Wynne said.

Denyse Clark • 329-4069
Copyright © 2004 The Herald, Rock Hill, South Carolina __________________________________________________

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For further information, contact:

Brian Gibbons, attorney, P.O. Box 177, Great Falls, SC 29055

Julie Blackwell, Great Falls Clerk/Treasurer, 400 Dearborn Street, P.O. Box 177,

Great Falls, SC 29055; ph: (803) 482-2055; fax: (803) 482-6767


Additional Comments:

There are ready-made remedies in the U.S. Constitution for the U.S. Congress to restrain the power of the federal courts:

Beside the impeachment and removal of judges, the U.S. Congress can, by a simple majority vote, limit both the appellate jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court and the original or appellate jurisdiction of the federal courts (Article III., Section 2. of theU.S. Constitution).

There is legislation currently filed in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate which would remove appellate jurisdiction from the U.S. Supreme Court, andboth original and appellate jurisdiction from the lower federal courts (U.S. DistrictCourt, and the Circuit Courts of Appeals), in matters involving:


[Note: The lower federal courts (e.g., U.S. District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeals)were created by statute by Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1789, and so could be completely eliminated, let alone be restricted in their jurisidiction, by a simple majority vote of Congress.]

In the U.S. House, the bill is H.R.3799, the Constitution Restoration Act of 2004,with 38 co-sponsors, which had a subcommittee hearing on 9/13/04. Great Falls is located in South Carolina (between Columbia and Rock Hill), and all four Republican members of the South Carolina delegation in the U.S. House in the 108th Congress (2003-2004) are co-sponsors of H.R.3799.

[see H.R.3799 at]

In the U.S. Senate, S.2323 is also known as the Constitution Restoration Act of 2004,with 8 co-sponsors. Republican U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, in the 108th Congress (2003-2004) is a co-sponsor of S.2323.

[see S.2323 at]

The bottom line is, if the Republican-majority U.S. House, and Republican-majority U.S. Senate, would, by a simple majority vote, pass the Constitution Restoration Act, and if the Republican President, George W. Bush, would sign the bill into law, then Chief Justice Roy Moore could return to the Alabama Supreme Court and display the Ten Commandments monument in the rotunda of the Alabama Judiciary Building, and the Great Falls, SC Town Council could pray in the Name of Jesus Christ without having their God-given, Constitutionally-protected right of free exercise of religion being usurped, stolen, and egregiously violated by federal judicial tyranny.

State-by-State Vote Totals for Michael Peroutka from, November 6, 2004

(US House District 2)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2004
For further information., contact: (803) 765-0916
Steve Lefemine for US2 Congress
P.O. Box 50358, Columbia, SC 29250

State-by-state vote totals for Michael Peroutka from website on Nov. 6

On November 8, the Peroutka campaign reported that 129,255 votes had been cast for Michael Peroutka on Election Day, November 2.

On November 6, the state-by-state results from were collected off that website, which in total, resulted in a nationwide vote count that was off the above figure by 1,677 votes.

Nevertheless, it is informative to see the figures reported by for the 36 states reported with votes forMichael Peroutka, providing at least an order-of-magnitude and state-to-state comparative perspective, even if the total nationwide vote count is off by 1.3%.

States Reporting Votes For Michael Peroutka:

Alabama 100% 2,007 votes

Alaska 100% 1,643 votes

Arizona 100% —-

Arkansas 99% 2,106 votes

California 100% 20,987 votes

Colorado 98% 2,438 votes

Connecticut 100% 1,505 votes

D.C. (Wash.) 100% —-

Delaware 100% 292 votes

Florida 99% 6,601 votes

Georgia 99% —-

Hawaii 100% —-

Idaho 100% 3,075 votes

Illinois 99% —-

Indiana 99% —-

Iowa 100% 1,295 votes

Kansas 100% 2,805 votes

Kentucky 100% 2,212 votes

Louisiana 100% 5,238 votes

Maine 98% 1270 votes

Maryland 100% 3162 votes

Massachusetts 100% —-

Michigan 100% 4,963 votes

Minnesota 99% 3,121 votes

Mississippi 100% 1,592 votes

Missouri 100% 5,344 votes

Montana 100% 1,762 votes

Nebraska 100% 1,242 votes

Nevada 100% 1,138 votes

New Hampshire 100% —-

New Jersey 99% 2,904 votes

New Mexico 99% 806 votes

New York 99% —-

North Carolina 100% —-

North Dakota 100% 515 votes

Ohio 100% 11,614 votes

Oklahoma 100% —-

Oregon 100% 4,945 votes

Pennsylvania 99% 6,464 votes

Rhode Island 100% 306 votes

South Carolina 100% 5,295 votes

South Dakota 100% 1,106 votes

Tennessee 100% 2,523 votes

Texas 100% —-

Utah 99% 6,524 votes

Vermont 100% —-

Virginia 99% 8,732 votes

Washington 100% 2,767 votes

West Virginia 100% —-

Wisconsin 100% —-

Wyoming 100% 633 votes
________________________________________________ Total (as of 11/6/04) 130,932 votes


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Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Michael Peroutka Finishes 4th in South Carolina


CONGRESS (US House District 2)

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Constitution Party Presidential Candidate
Michael Peroutka Finishes 4th in South Carolina,
Close Behind Ralph Nader and Ahead of the Libertarian
One of the stories from Election Day in South Carolina is that Constitution Party Presidential candidate Michael Peroutka (VP candidate Chuck Baldwin) finished a close fourth in the state, close on the heels of the third place finisher, the much better known Ralph Nader, behind Nader by just 127 votes, and ahead of the Libertarian Party candidate.
The Unofficial Results from the SC State Election Commission
( for the race for U.S. President are:
1. Bush (Republican) 920,072 votes – 58.00%
2. Kerry (Democrat) 648,443 votes – 40.88%
3. Nader (Independence) 5,409 votes – 0.34%
4. Peroutka (Constitution) 5,282 votes – 0.33%
5. Badnarik (Libertarian) 3,534 votes – 0.22%
6. Brown (United Citizens) 2,104 votes – 0.13%
7. Cobb (Green) 1,499 votes – 0.09%
Other elections in SC in which the CP of SC
( had a candidate running:

U.S. Senate

1. DeMint (Republican) 840,153 votes – 53.66%
2. Tenenbaum (Democrat) 690,670 votes – 44.11%
3. Tyndall (Constitution) 13,264 votes – 0.85%
4. Sutherland (Libertarian) 10,416 votes – 0.67%
5. Ferguson (United Citizens) 5,784 votes – 0.37%
6. Nwangaza (Green) 4,259 votes – 0.27%
U.S. House District # 2

1. Wilson (Republican) 181,400 votes – 65.00%
2. Ellisor (Democrat) 92,929 votes – 33.30%
3. Lefemine (Constitution) 4,435 votes – 1.59%
U.S. House District # 6

1. Clyburn (Democrat) 159,072 votes – 66.95%
2. McLeod (running as a Republican) 74,360 votes – 31.30%
3. McLeod (same person, also running as Constitution) 3,969 votes – 1.67%
S.C. House District # 86

1. Stewart (Republican) 9,058 votes – 86.24%
2. Windham (Constitution 1,430 votes – 13.62%

Horry County School Board District # 11
results not posted on SC State Election Commission website
The two candidates are: Hucks, Jr. (Republican) and White (Constitution)

SC Republican Congressman Joe Wilson Funds Abortion, Abortionists

again and again and again….


CONGRESS (US House District 2)


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 1, 2004

For further information, contact:
(803) 765-0916
Steve Lefemine for US2 Congress
P.O. Box 50358, Columbia, SC 29250

Republican Congressman Joe Wilson
Repeatedly Votes to Fund Abortion, Abortionists

Since incumbent Congressman Joe Wilson has been in Congress,
he has repeatedly voted for Health and Human Services Appropriations
bills which:

1) Fund Selected Surgical Abortions
2) Fund Chemical Abortions
3) Fund Birth Control for Unmarried Adolescents, Even
If Their Parents Object to the Government Giving Their
Minor Children Drugs and Devices with which to Commit
Fornication (which is a crime in the S.C. Code of Laws)
4) Fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest chain of
of child-murder-by-abortion centers, murdering over
200,000 unborn human beings by surgical abortion alone
each year, with OVER $100 MILLION

Congressman Wilson voted for:

HR 3061, the FY 2002 HHS funding bill on Dec. 19,2001;
HR 2673, the FY 2004 HHS funding bill on Dec. 8, 2003; and
HR 5006, the FY 2005 HHS funding bill, on Sept. 9, 2004.

All three of these evil, immoral and unconstitutional appropriations bills contain the following surgical and chemical abortion funding, and funding of abortionists Planned Parenthood:

1. Congressman Wilson (R) is funding selected surgical abortions via Medicaid

2. Congresman Wilson is funding chemical abortions via both Medicaid and via the Title X birth/population control and Planned Parenthood funding program

3. Congressman Wilson is funding Planned Parenthood, the largest perpetrators of child-murder-by-abortion in the United States (Planned Parenthood reports murdering over 200,000 unborn children annually by surgical abortion alone),through both Medicaid and Title X, with OVER $50 MILLION per year through each program, for a total of OVER $100 MILLION per year, just through these two Planned Parenthood funding mechanisms


Pro-lifers in the Second Congressional District don’t have to vote for

Joe Wilson, who is repeatedly voting to spend MILLIONS of FEDERAL taxpayers dollars on FUNDING surgical abortions, chemical abortions, and abortionists Planned Parenthood.

Constitution Party candidate Steve Lefemine has committed to co-sponsor HR 579, the Right to Life Act, if he is elected ( HR 579 recognizes the God-given, unalienable legal personhood of all human beings at fertilization, thereby ending ‘legalized’ abortion.

Incumbent Congressman Joe Wilson is not a co-sponsor of HR 579.

Constitution Party candidate Steve Lefemine is committed to never voting for HHS appropriations bills which fund surgical abortions, chemical abortions, or abortionists Planned Parenthood, like incumbent Congressman Joe Wilson has done repeatedly, from his very first day in office !

Joe Wilson is NOT Pro-Life. Joe Wilson is NOT Anti-Abortion.

Steve Lefemine IS Pro-Life. Steve Lefemine IS Anti-Abortion.

If you value the God-given sanctity of all human life, whose protection is the first duty of civil government, then please do not waste your vote re-electing a man who repeatedly demonstrates by his votes in Congress, that he will not stand up for righteousness and take a principled stand on defending the sanctity of all human life – don’t waste your pro-life vote on incumbent Joe Wilson.

Instead, I ask for your vote on November 2. Please vote for Steve Lefemine, Constitution Party candidate for the Second Congressional District.

This year it is the Constitution Party’s turn to be at the top of the list of candidates on the South Carolina ballot. Look for Steve Lefemine, Constitution Party candidate for United States Congress, District # 2.

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On November 2, 2004: Send a message to the Establishment.
Vote your conscience. Don’t settle for any so-called “lesser of evils”.

Vote Constitution Party !

Michael Peroutka, candidate for US President
Chuck Baldwin (pastor), candidate for US Vice President

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Text of Speech Taped at WSAV, Savannah, Georgia for Broadcast

Text of Constitution Party candidate for Second Congressional District (SC)

Steve Lefemine’s speech taped at WSAV, Savannah, Georgia:
(version for broadcast with possible minor differences)

CONGRESS (US House District 2)


Text of speech to be taped at WSAV, Savannah, Georgia on October 20, 2004

Steve Lefemine
Constitution Party candidate for US House Second District (SC)

Lefemine For Life for Congress
P.O. Box 50358
Columbia, SC 29250
(803) 765-0916


Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Proverb 14:34

Greetings South Carolina,

I am Steve Lefemine and I am running for Congress on the Constitution Party ticket.

I believe for America to survive and prosper, we must accept the same essential truth our founding fathers understood, that God’s Law must rightly be the moral foundation of all our human laws. We cannot call evil ‘good’ and call good ‘evil’ and expect to survive, much less prosper, as a nation. The very first sentence of the Declaration of Independence states our right to exist as a separate and equal nation was premised upon “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”

If the people of Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and the other seven counties up to Columbia in District 2 would be pleased to elect me, I would be blessed and honored to serve in Congress, working to restore our constitutional republic, which at one time was rooted in Biblical law, but is now far adrift from those secure moorings. The goal of the Constitution Party is: To restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical premises, and to limit the Federal Government to its enumerated, specified powers.

My Eight-Point Platform is on-line at:

Point # 1 is, as I have said, to acknowledge God’s Law as the moral foundation of all our laws. Point # 2 is to defend the sanctity of human life. If elected, I would co-sponsor the Right to Life Act, recognizing the God-given civil right to life of all human beings at conception, thereby ending abortion. Point # 3 is my opposition to the unconstitutional war in Iraq. Congress never made a declaration of war, and so this war is illegal. I support the speedy withdrawal for all American troops. Point # 4 is to defend the sanctity of marriage. The act of sodomy is a crime according to South Carolina law. Marriage and sexual intercourse is only for one man and one woman who have covenanted together for life. Immoral acts such as sodomy or fornication should not be legitimized, but punished as illegal, criminal behaviors, in accordance with state law. Point # 5 is to secure America’s borders by calling for a temporary moratorium on immigration, and deporting illegal aliens. Point # 6 is to save America’s jobs and manufacturing by revoking NAFTA, pulling out of the WTO, and opposing President Bush’s FTAA new world order scheme to turn the Western Hemisphere into another European Union. Point # 7 is to restore America’s civil liberties by repealing the Patriot Act, and Point # 8 is to co-sponsor the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, removing the US from the United Nations, and the UN from American soil.

All eight points are on-line at

I ask for your vote on November 2d. Please join me in echoing the battle cry of our patriot forefathers who proclaimed, ‘No King but King Jesus!’