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"There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece."
— Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham
Graham
Standing With Our Military
Biological Information
Name Lindsey Graham
Gender Male
Race Caucasian
Age 57
Political Information
Office Senator
Party Republican
State South Carolina
Predecessor Strom Thurmond
Successor Incumbent
Extras
Greatest Accomplishments Achieved the rank of Colonel in the military; Dedicates himself to fight the war on terror

Lindsey Graham is a Senator from the state of South Carolina. A true patriot, he has served in the United States Air Force for six-and-a-half years, and is dedicated to fighting the War on Terror.

PersonalityEdit

Lindsey Graham is known for being a loyal, patriotic man who is willing to tackle the toughest issues facing our nation.

HistoryEdit

Graham was born and raised in the town of Central, South Carolina. After graduating from D. W. Daniel High School, Graham became the first member of his family to attend college and joined the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. After his mother and father died, his he adopted his orphaned sister, which allowed him to move closer to home. He later attented the University of South Carolina. Graham graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Psych in 1977 and from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a J.D. in 1981. Upon graduating, Graham was commissioned as an officer and judge advocate in the United States Air Force, placed on active duty and sent to Europe as a military prosecutor. Eventually, entered private practice as a lawyer.

Graham was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1992 from a district in Oconee County, and only seved a single term.

Graham was later elected into the Senate on November 5th, 2002, and served alongside Jim DeMint until the latter resigned from the Senate in 2012.

Political Positions and StancesEdit

Abortion Edit

  • Protect the sanctity of life
  • Make harming a fetus during an assault a federal crime
  • Rated 100% by the National Right to Life Comitee[1]

American Culture and Values Edit

  • Opposes Sepration of Church and State [2]

Economics Edit

  • Expand farm subsidies [3]

Education Edit

  • Pass a Constitutional amendment allowing for school prayer
  • Supports vouchers for private schools [4]

Energy and Oil Edit

  • Prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases
  • No national energy tax [5]

Foreign Policy Edit

  • Compared Iraq War to World War II [6]

Global Warming and Environment Edit

  • Protect aquatic ecosystems
  • Allow more time to rebuild depleted fisheries
  • Has a mixed record on animal rights, according to the Humane Society Legislative Fund [7]

Graham thinks the Republican position on global warming and some other hot button topics is wrong. [8]

Governmant Roles Edit

  • Congress doesn't need a pay raise [9]

Health Care Edit

  • Voted against Obamacare
  • Cosponsor of the Healthy Americans Act

Immigration Edit

  • Has a moderate stance on immigration
  • Supports comprehensive immigration reform
  • Is a member of the bipartisan "Gang of 8", designed to find a moderate solution to the issue of immigration
  • Make English the U.S. official language
  • Construct the fence on the Mexican border [10]

National Security Edit

  • Expand the Patriot Act
  • Aggresively fight terrorism [11]

Same Sex Marriage Edit

  • Pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a women
  • Supports banning gay adoptions [12]

Second Amendment Rights Edit

  • Given an A rating from the National Rifle Association

Tea party Edit

Graham expects the Tea Party to "die out" since he feels "they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country." [8]

AccomplishmentsEdit

QuotesEdit

See AlsoEdit

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