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The South Carolina Constitution is the governing document of South Carolina. It describes the structure and function of the state's government. Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012...


Controversy

Two sections of the South Carolina Constitution effectivley establish a relgious test that most constitutional lawyers believe to be unconstitutional under the United States Constitution. Most believe that Article Six of the United States Constitution bans such qualifications when it states, "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." These sections are: Jump to: navigation, search The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search Article Six establishes the United States Constitution and the laws and treaties of the United States made in accordance with it as the supreme law of the land, and fulfills other purposes. ...


Article VI, SECTION 2. Person denying existence of Supreme Being not to hold office.


No person who denies the existence of the Supreme Being shall hold any office under this Constitution.


Article XVII SECTION 4. Supreme Being.


No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office under this Constitution.


The Tennessee State Constitution contains this clause in very similar wording in Section 2 of Articel 9. The Tennessee State Constitution defines the form, structure, activities, character, and fundamental rules (and means for changing them) of the U.S. State of Tennessee. ...


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The Avalon Project : Constitution of South Carolina - March 19, 1778 (1899 words)
Be it therefore constituted and enacted, by his excellency Rawlins Lowndes, esq., president and commander-in-chief in and over the State of South Carolina, by the honorable the legislative council and general assembly, and by the authority of the same:
This constitution was framed by the general assembly of South Carolina, by which it was passed as an " act " March 19, 1778, although it did not go into effect until November, 1778.
It was soon afterwards declared by the supreme court of South Carolina that both the constitution of 1776 and the constitution of 1778 were simply acts of the general assembly, which that body could repeal or amend at pleasure.
The South Carolina Governor (7943 words)
Constitutional and statutory initiatives adopted by the legislature during Carroll Campbell’s (1987-1995) administration have modernized the state’s bureaucracy and improved accountability.
South Carolina’s governor is weakened further because he shares a wide range of state fiscal and administrative functions with the State Budget and Control Board.
According to the state constitution every bill or joint resolution, with the exception of those pertaining to the subject of adjournment, must be presented to the governor for his signature, approval, or his veto.
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