I am Kerry Johnson. Almost 30 years ago, I married a South Carolinian whose roots in this state are 250 years deep.

I address you today as a South Carolinian and as a woman.

I have been honored to spend the days of my life as a wife, mother and stepmother in this lovely state and in the company of gracious people. This exceptional country has afforded me an ordinary life filled exceptional dignity and meaning.

But perilous times have come upon us, perilous times that threaten the well being of my daughter, stepdaughter and granddaughters in particular.

Admittedly, The United States Refugee Act of 1980 gave the President sweeping powers over the importation of foreigners. Surely, back in 1980 Congress could not have imagined a Federal government which had so disregarded the US Constitution and so abused the rights of a free people that it would have no hope of retaining power without sponsoring an insurgence of foreigners to overcome the backlash of their countrymen at the voting booth. Not only is the Federal government bringing Central and South American foreigners here to disenfranchise us, but in their frenzy to import a more favorable voting bloc, the Federal government is compelling South Carolinians to accept Muslim refugees, as well.

This as ISIS is purging the Middle East of Christian men and capturing their wives and daughters to service them as sex slaves.

This after a history of Federal vetting failures have produced a string of bloody Islamist carnage from 9/11 right up through the San Bernardino massacre last November.

Americans are all to familiar with the shock and pain recently suffered by Parisians. As a woman, I have been watching in horror the images of Male Islamist Supremacist as they publicly grope and rape the women of European countries naive enough to welcome “refugees” who are overwhelmingly young, single, Muslim males. Is this the behavior of immigrants of good will seeking to assimilate?

I find it curious that Syrian men of fighting age have abandoned their country in a time of crisis. American men did no such thing during our bloody Civil War. One would think Syrians would seek to remain close to home in the hope that they may quickly return when the violence ends? Could it be that wealthy, older, male Muslims have taken for themselves a disproportionate number of wives? Perhaps these older polygamists are only too happy to send their young men out to take women through conquest. And if they die trying, their Imams have assured them that their deepest sexual and social frustrations will finally be satisfied.

How disastrous that European men relinquished their duty to defend their wives and daughters and permitted their government to stripped them of the means to do so.

Today, the interests of our Federal Government are so opposed to the interest of We the People, that the importation of this horror is what they are attempting to compel us to accept. The physical safety of American wives and daughters seems to be but a triviality to the Federal Ruling Class who enjoys the protection of professional bodyguards packing guns.

So today, I am turning to you, the members of the General Assembly of the state we share. I am appealing to you as South Carolinians, as neighbors, as fathers, as husbands, as wives, as daughters — as those whose families share our culture, our interests, our legitimate concerns for the safety of our daughters, our honorable way of life and – our vulnerability.

Article 12 of the SC State Constitution affords this body some excellent tools for the protection of your people. It contains this language,

 “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State and the conservation of its natural resources are matters of public concern. The General Assembly shall provide appropriate agencies to function in these ar.eas of public concern and determine the activities, powers, and duties of such agencies. (1970 (56) 2683; 1971 (57) 46.)”

 I am not here to tell you how to do your jobs. I am here to applaud this effort to effectively protect South Carolinian women and girls. I am here to implore you to be creative, shrewd, and tenacious in exploiting every means to fulfill your duty to secure “The health, welfare, and safety of the lives and property of the people of this State.”

 It’s true – No one locks their doors because they hate the people outside. We lock our doors because we love the people inside.

Our enemies are deadly and have demonstrated an enduring commitment to our destruction. Too many Americans have already lost their lives because the Federal Government will not lock our doors. The time has come for our state leaders to lock them. Not because we hate those outside. But because love and honor obligate us to keep the ones on the inside safe.

Our President has said that America is not a Christian Nation. While this is debatable, there can be no doubt that our founding documents rest on the authority of the Bible. As such, we are a compassionate people, quick to rush to the aid of those in trouble. Does our compassion obligate us to make of our daughters victims of rape and make of our men sheep for the slaughter?

Islamist culture can never peacefully coexist with ours because of these two facts: Allah wants dead sacrifices. Jesus wants living ones.

Before I close, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to every member of this body who has ever preserved and strengthened our God-given right to defend ourselves and who have helped assure the continuation of our free state through the bearing of arms. Thank you.


“Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”

                                                                                                        Nehemiah 4:14