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Alan Wilson and the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Lawsuit Against Chinese Government

Alan Wilson has also been active about the recent COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently leading a campaign for the U.S. Congress to investigate the role of the Chinese government in the coronavirus pandemic. Wilson’s decision to start the campaign was influenced by recent reports, which imply that the Chinese government knowingly and willfully withheld information about the coronavirus and downplayed the seriousness of the issue while stocking personal protective gear. The reports implied that the Chinese government, with the help of the World Health Organization, intentionally misled the world for more than six months. The COVID-19 pandemic has an enormous toll on the U.S., claiming 80,000 lives in its wake and causing the unemployment rate in America to soar from 3.5% in February 2020 to over 14% by May. The poor handling of the matter and the deliberate deception by the Chinese government has led to hardship and death of many American citizens. Through the campaign, Wilson and fellow Attorney Generals and chief legal officers aim to hold the Chinese government accountable for the recent developments. Congressional hearings are crucial to America’s understanding of the coronavirus’s roots and attempts by China to mislead the world. In April 2020, Eric Schmitt, the Attorney General of Missouri, became the first person in America to file a lawsuit against the Chinese government, citing China’s campaign of deceit following the outbreak of the pandemic. Lynn Fitch, the Attorney general of Mississippi, also decided to file a lawsuit to hold the Chinese government accountable. In addition to Alan Wilson, other Attorney Generals who have supported this campaign include Attorney Generals of West Virginia, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Montana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, and Indiana.

What makes Alan Wilson such an excellent addition to the list of Attorney Generals in U.S. history, is his keenness and commitment to upholding the constitution and the rule of law. Alan Wilson’s primary goal is to protect South Carolina and American Citizens by establishing the right legal frameworks. Wilson does not relent from his commitment to making South Carolina and America a better place, even if it means standing up to the “big boys” such as the Federal government or the Chinese government. It’s now more important than ever to have an Attorney General like Alan Wilson in office, to ensure that America’s constitutional legacy is maintained even in the face of one of the most severe crises in recent history.…

Alan Wilson’s Works and Battles

Alan Wilson has consistently been an avid defender of the Constitution and South Carolina State Laws, even when it meant challenging the federal government. He has defended the right-to-work laws in South Carolina, led the twenty-six state challenge to the federal health care ordinance, defended South Carolina’s immigration policies in court, and successfully protected the voter identification law in South Carolina. Wilson works in alliance with other U.S. Attorney Generals to uphold the rule of law and defend the constitution on various matters such as EPA overreach, MOX Facility, Yucca Mountain, Religious Freedom, Dodd-Frank, Obamacare and much more. Currently, Wilson is leading the fight against seismic testing and possible gas and oil exploration in the South Carolina coast and Bayport.

During 2012, Alan Wilson worked enthusiastically with local legislators to improve the human trafficking laws in South Carolina. This involvement gave rise to the Human Trafficking Task Force’s establishment, chaired by the A.G.’s office. These efforts proved fruitful and allowed South Carolina to transcend from having one of the worst statutes in America to one of the best. In November 2013, Alan Wilson was subsequently elected as the Chairperson of the RAGA, an association of Republican Attorney Generals.

Alan Wilson is actively anti-same-sex marriage and has led various campaigns against same-sex marriage in South Carolina. For instance, in October 2014, he defended state law and requested that South Carolina’s Supreme Court intervene and ban the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in South Carolina. At the time, the 4th Circuit Court of appeals had given a ruling allowing the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses.

In July 2017, Alan Wilson, together with nine other Republican state governors including Ken Paxton of Texas and Butch Otter of Idaho, led a campaign against the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) policy that had been established by President Barrack Obama.

Alan Wilson is clear about his anti-marijuana stand and considers marijuana the most dangerous drug in America. He has denounced legislation that would make it legal for medical practitioners to give medical marijuana prescriptions to patients. In 2019, U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter sponsored the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, which would allow marijuana-related enterprises in various territories and states in the U.S. to use the banking system. If passed into law, the legislation would allow the government to monitor the industry more effectively, reduce the insecurities of running cash-only only enterprises, and allow taxes to be collected in the billion-dollar industry. Alan Wilson and sixteen other Attorney Generals did not support the bill because they considered the negative implications of such a law would exceed the benefits.

In July 2020, Alan Wilson filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 18 states, including South Carolina, to support the Mississippi law banning non-emergency abortions of pregnancies that are over 15 weeks old. This Mississippi law is in line with the most recent scientific and medical findings and protects the lives of unborn children. In 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe v. Wade making abortion legal in America, a baby could only survive outside the womb after a 28-week gestation period. Currently, a baby born at 21 weeks old can survive. The most recent scientific findings show that a 15-week old baby can feel pain, which is why Mississippi set the law restricting abortion. The research also showed that babies develop all the fundamental psychological functions by the time they are 12 weeks. Wilson’s brief to the Supreme court is in line with the precedents from other Supreme Court cases. It states that the Mississippi does not entirely prohibit abortions or impose an unnecessary burden on women.…

Who is Alan Wilson – Attorney General of South Carolina

Alan Wilson was born on July 16, 1973, in West Columbia, SC. His Parents are Michael McCroy and Roxanne Dusenbury McCroy. Wilson is the 51st Attorney General of South Carolina. When Wilson was two years old, his father was killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise in North Carolina. Following the death of Michael McCroy, Joe Wilson adopted Alan, and Alan changed his surname from McCroy to Wilson. Alan Wilson matriculated to Francis Mason University and the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he received an undergraduate degree in political science and J.D., respectively. Upon his graduation, Alan served in the South Carolina National Guard in 1996 and is a recipient of the Combat Action Badge following his service in Iraq. He continues to be involved in military service and is presently a Colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps, and is an Eagle Scout, alongside his three brothers. Alan Wilson is a husband and a father. He is married to Jennifer Wilson, with whom he has two children Anna Grace Wilson and Michael Wilson.

Alan Wilson’s legal career began during his internship at the A.G.’s office under Charlie Condon. Following his graduation from the University of South Carolina School of law, Wilson worked at the South Carolina Circuit Court under Judge Marc Westbrook. He later ascended to Assistant Solicitor and Assistant Attorney General. Wilson also spent some time in the private sector after joining Willoughby & Hoefer’s law farm in 2009.

During the 2010 campaign, Attorney General Henry MacMaster decided not to run for Attorney General opting for the Governor seat of South Carolina instead. Wilson was successful in the GOP nomination, receiving 60% of the votes against Leighton Lord. During the November 2, 2010 election Alan Wilson beat Democrat Mathew Richardson and Leslie Minerd of the Green Party to become the 51st Attorney General of South Carolina. Wilson was subsequently elected as Attorney General on November 4, 2014, and November 6, 2018. Since becoming Attorney General, Wilson’s focus has been to keep South Carolina’s residents safe by protecting their freedom and securing their futures. Before becoming the Attorney General, Wilson enjoyed a stint at the prosecution division as an intern and as Assistant Attorney General for South Carolina under Henry McMaster.

As the Attorney General of South Carolina, Alan Wilson is the state’s chief legal counsel, chief prosecutor, and chief securities officer. South Carolina’s Attorney General’s office consists of nearly three hundred staff and ninety attorneys managing close to 8,000 active case files. Alan Wilson works closely with the A.G.’s office, the Police Chef’s Association, State Law Enforcement Division, victim’s advocacy groups, all 16 solicitors, and sheriffs. Together, they actively advance legislative measures to make South Carolina the safest place to work, live, and raise a family. The team has successfully passed vital public safety legislation, including Emma’s Law and the Ashley Hall Bill.…