Tim Singstock wants to be PWC School Board Chairman

My friend Willie over at the Bull Elephant is reporting that Conservative Activist Tim Singstock is gearing up to run for PWC School Board chair. No other names have officially been out out there yet, but as I have been saying 2015 in Prince William County is going to be very interesting.

http://thebullelephant.com/breaking-tim-singstock-is-running-for-pwc-school-board-chairman/

 

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Corey Responds to the Critics

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Corey has had a tough week with critics, and today he responded on his facebook page:

“The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted yesterday to give budget guidance to the County Executive consistent with the rate of inflation.

A story recently appeared on InsideNova.com that was inaccurate. Last Tuesday evening I responded to a question from a school board member who asked if the Board of County Supervisors was going stick to the adopted five year plan for school revenue.

In my response, I stated if the desire of the school board is to maintain the current projected revenue levels in the five year plan, then we need to make a policy change in how we manage revenues and taxes in Prince William County. Our recent tax policy called for property tax increases over the next four years regardless of whether or not they were needed. I wanted to end this policy. This policy leads to spikes and valleys in the counties revenue streams. When a government typically sees an increase in revenue beyond what they need to provide services, the excess money is spent. This is what I am trying to avoid.

I suggested that a fiscally responsible solution would be to change the focus from being solely on the residential tax bill, and instead look at all revenue streams to determine how to continue keeping taxes the lowest in Northern Virginia while still providing the services our citizens desire.”

 

Op- Ed from Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) on Net Neutrality

The Internet is one of the most dynamic and competitive marketplaces in existence and has become a cornerstone of the American economy and culture. Consequently, concerns about the future of an open and fair Internet, broadly coined as “net neutrality,” have rightfully risen to the forefront of the national debate.

The rise of the net neutrality debate to national prominence has been accompanied with certain misconceptions about the underlying issues. In part, concerns about net neutrality have risen sharply because of aggressive claims that the Internet as we know it is under fire. These claims continue to be made despite the fact that one of the principal regulators of the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has not found problems with competition on the Internet in any peer-reviewed study. In addition, the FCC cannot point to a single case of an Internet provider creating a “fast lane” or a “slow lane,” terms used to describe whether an Internet provider selectively expedites or slows consumers’ access to the Internet or to certain websites.

Nevertheless, commentators have called on the FCC to impose burdensome regulations on the Internet as a remedy to these potential threats. President Obama is among the supporters of this regulatory approach, as announced last month in his White House statement.

The proposed regulatory approach relies on the false premise that regulation will result in increased competition. The Internet has transformed the economy and thrived precisely because of an environment of limited regulation. Increasing regulation on the rapidly growing and dynamic Internet would be a mistake and undermine the intent of net neutrality, which is to maintain a free, open, and competitive Internet.

As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee which has jurisdiction over net neutrality, I recently held a hearing on whether antitrust law or regulation is more effective in protecting consumers and innovation on the Internet. The conclusion of experts at the hearing was that the regulatory approach leaves consumers with fewer choices and higher prices, the antithesis of net neutrality.

I also sent a letter to the head of the FCC who will be the chief architect of any future Internet regulations. My letter to the FCC challenged the idea that regulating the Internet is the most effective way to achieve net neutrality and protect consumers from discriminatory conduct. Instead, I urged the FCC to examine the history of the Internet and why it has succeeded free of these regulations.

The Internet doesn’t need an inflexible “one-size-fits-all” government mandate to ensure net neutrality – and consumers do not need an extra $84 burden added to their annual Internet bill as a result of new net neutrality regulations, a number projected by a recent Progressive Policy Institute study.

The key to an open and free Internet lies in strong enforcement of our nation’s antitrust laws. These time-trusted laws allow for maximum flexibility and consistently demonstrate their ability to prevent discriminatory and anti-competitive conduct in the marketplace.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

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Governor McAuliffe Continues to Kiss Bloombergs…

Guest Post by Mr Greg Stone

Why would Terry McAuliffe, a liberal Governor of a purple trending back to red state such as Virginia promote the failed gun control policies of years gone by ? Last Novembers elections provided abundant evidence that despite all his money and misinformation, the Nanny State Bloomberg message of more gun control, did not resonate with voters. The results are obvious. Citizens who enjoy freedom, liberty, and cherish the ability to defend themselves and their families, are not interested in Bloombergs Nanny State. We trust ourselves to select how many Glocks we want to own, the size of our sodas, and the amount of salt we choose to ingest. So,why then is Terry McAuliffe playing the role of politically tone deaf Governor ? Is it because he is a politically tone deaf Governor ? Yes he is, but is that is whats in play here ? Or is it the Bloomberg Cash?
When McAuliffe defeated Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, Nanny Bloomberg poured over a million dollars here into McAuliffe’s campaign, Terry needs that cash to continue his political charade. Bloomberg’s generosity is now manifesting itself into policy positions despite the mountains of proof and historical data that these same policies have failed miserably right here in the Commonwealth. One would think that if proponents of gun control were going to take on the uphill fight for more gun regulations, that they would propose something other than previous failures.
The center piece of McAuliffe’s new campaign against guns in Virginia is the infamous One Gun a Month law.That’s right One Gun a Month ! The very law previously enacted that hung around for some twenty years before it was rejected in 2012! HERE because of it’s ineffectiveness, is the new public safety agenda of the McAuliffe administration. This is the new gun control idea being pulled from the legislative dust bin and put back onto the table for us to debate, ridicule, and toss back onto the pile of stupid ideas. Is this McAuliffe’s political tone deafness, or his insatiable desire for additional cash to serve his political ends ?
What do you think ?
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Greg’s BIO:

Greg Stone is a Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) registered with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s- Department of Criminal Justice Services(DCJS), Security Consultant, and NRA Certified Firearms Instructor based in Northern Virginia. Greg has provided executive protection, corporate and private security, as well as work place violence mitigation for diplomatic, political, and corporate clients. Greg specializes in political security having worked for campaigns at the local, state, and national levels. His current work has him working for a Virginia based contractor specializing in the construction of High Security Infrastructure and force protection. As a Certified Firearms Instructor and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, Greg trains private citizens on the use of firearms as a component of their personal protection plan. Greg can be reached at G3Stone@Gmail.com

 

George Allen ….for Governor?!?!?

With speculation already running rampant regarding who the Republicans will pick as their gubernatorial nominee in 2017, one name made me pause. George Allen. Is the Former Governor looking to retake his old job in Richmond? There have been whispers, there have been conversations, and of course rumors that he could be gearing up to do it all again. There have already been other names floating out there, Republican heavyweights such as Sen. Mark Obenshain, Congressmen Wittman, Hurt, and Forbes, as well as several lesser known Virginia legislators such as Senator Bryce Reeves and Senator Frank “Slaters Gonna Slate” Wagner.

As Governor, Allen was a champion for welfare reform, truth in sentencing as well as education reform. Though this is all rumor and speculation, I personally would like to see George Allen reclaim his job as Governor. Though there are those who make it their duty to cannibalize Republicans after they leave office, or lose an election, I am not one of them. Everyone will have their opinions and that is the wonderful thing about living in America, but this is something we should contemplate and think about in the next few years. The bottom line being we as conservatives, need to take back the Governor’s mansion and put Virginia back on track as one of the best states in the union.

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Milt Johns will not run for another term as PWC School Board Chairman

Prince William County School Board Chairman released the following statement this morning :

 

For Immediate Release

After months of prayer, reflection, and discussions with my family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election as Chairman at Large of the Prince William County School Board in 2015. When my term ends at midnight on December 31, 2015, I will have spent nearly a quarter of my life serving on the Prince William County School Board. It is time for me to focus on other matters, including my family and my law practice. I do expect to continue to have a role supporting Prince William County Schools and in local political activities.

When the 12th year of my tenure on the School Board concludes, I will have been part of a Board that opened 20 schools and renovated and expanded dozens more, that brought robotics to every school in the county, and that established the Safe Schools Advisory Council and the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park. We expanded full day Kindergarten county-wide, expanded AP, IB and Cambridge programs, and offered a myriad of specialty programs at nearly all of our schools. By my rough count, over 65,000 students have received high school diplomas during that time, and I personally watched almost half of them cross the stage at graduation.

Prince William County Public Schools are not perfect; they never were and they never will be. But I am extremely proud of the progress we have made – administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students – in the past 11 years as we have emerged to be one of the premiere large suburban school divisions in the country, and the role I played on the Prince William County School Board. It was a labor of love, but all things must come to an end.

Among the many people who have supported me over the years, I must especially thank my wife Shellie and my children Caitlin and Milton Wyatt for their love and understanding, and I look forward to work hard in 2015 for the citizens of Prince William County.

- Milt Johns

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The question now is ..who will run for this seat..there are many speculations I have heard, but not  enough information to report yet…V.V will be on top of the story

Delegate Peace wants our President to abide by the Constitution

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On Tuesday Delegate Chris Peace sent a letter to Virginia Attorney General Herring requesting that the Commonwealth of Virginia join a host of other states, to stand against President Obama’s power grab on immigration. In the letter Delegate Peace writes:
“Many of our Virginia Representatives share the point of view the President does not have the authority to advance his executive orders to change the laws in the absence of congressional action.”
I applaud Delegate Peace for taking this step, and I hope it is not in vain, as Attorney General Herring does not have a great track record of listening to Republican concerns in his short time while in office. Lets hope that he decides to protect and defend the United States Constitution, which is you know, his job.

Here is the link to the full letter sent by Delegate Peace

http://chrispeace.com/2014/12/08/peace-sends-letter-to-ag-herring-to-join-lawsuit-against-presidential-immigration-policy/

 

Breaking : Ron Meyer set to run for State Senate

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Ron Meyer announced today that he intends on challenging Democratic Senator Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 33rd Senate District.

This will be Ron’s second go at the seat, after losing to John Witbeck in a Republican Convention last year.  Meyer who is 25 is the former spokesman of  Young America’s Foundation and the Reagan Ranch, now is the owner and President of Springboard Media Strategies, a media and digital communications firm.  Ron would be a candidate who will bring youth and new perspective to Richmond, and knows this campaign will be a challenge. Meyer has already started campaigning, and getting his name out to the electorate.

Ron is the only Republican to announce so far for the nomination. Virginia Virtucon will be following this contest closely.

Dudenhefer back in the political arena

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Former Delegate From the 2nd Delegate district Mark Dudenhefer wants his job back. Mark Dudenhefer who was defeated in 2013 by Democrat Michael Futrell made it official to Potomac Local (://potomaclocal.com/2014/12/08/dudenhefer-running-reclaim-2nd-district-seat-stafford-woodbridge/9) that he is ready to recapture his seat.

Mark Dudenhefer was extremely effective in making moves in transportation, but most of that work was put aside with the election of Terry McAuliffe. I personally am ready to help Mark reclaim the seat and so are many in Stafford County, who have felt ignored by current Delegate Michael Futrell. Futrell, who is not seeking re-election, is instead seeking the State Senate seat that is up for grabs after the retirement of very long time serving Colgan. Futrell has heard some yells from Stafford that he has spent most of his time in Prince William County, while ignoring the southern part of his district. Dudenhefer must not repeat the mistakes of last election, and must spend more time in Prince William County. Though he carried the electorate in Stafford, he was absolutely destroyed by the numbers coming from the very blue Prince William County.

Though many folks have been whispered to want to run for this seat on the Republican side, it looks like the party will rally behind Dudenhefer this time around, he just needs to take this campaign to all corners of the district and leave no stone unturned. With such a tough district for Republicans like the 2nd District every voter needs to be asked and every vote will count. I wish Dudenhefer luck on his endeavor and will also offer him my help.

 

 

 

Hood Cries

An OP-ED by Coby Dillard :

 

When there’s blood in the streets (streets)
And you remain quiet, don’t you come with a speech
(When it pop) Man down (down), Gunned by police
Hood Cries, you ignore it? Don’t say nuthin’ to me
(When it pop) (When it pop)
The hood been cryin’ out (cryin’ out), but no one ever hears (yeah)
Until they turn it upside down (side down) Now everyone appears (yeah)

It’s easy for me to look at killings like Trayvon Martin’s and Michael Brown’s and say that the outcomes of the inquiries into them resembled justice. I can do that because, in both situations, there were-and remain-a lot of unknowns; a lot of unanswered questions that could lead an individual to say those killings weren’t outright murders. In those instances, I understand how and why the conclusions were made.

That said, I can’t look at the decision to not prosecute the police officer that killed Eric Garner and come to the same conclusion about justice being served. It wasn’t, and there’s no denying that. Even if I grant the police the latitude necessary for them to effectively and safely do their jobs, there is no way that I get to the point of choking someone to their death as a viable method of restraint. No, it may not be murder, but it’s definitely negligence…and New York has a statute for criminally negligent homicide.

I’ll leave that for the federal lawyers to sort out.

These multiple killings-Martin’s, Brown’s, Garner’s-have led to protests and degrees of civil unrest. Rightly so, despite my disagreement with some of the tactics. What we see in Ferguson, what we saw in Florida and around the country last year, is the boiling over of decades of tension and frustration between the black community and the police departments that are supposed to keep the peace.

I notice, however, that people have a hard time acknowledging that frustration. They ask why blacks don’t get upset at the high rates of black-on-black killings, or at the disproportionate rates of black abortions, questioning why some “black lives matter” and those supposedly taken at the hands of other blacks don’t.

To those who I know who make those arguments, do me a favor: stop.

Because those arguments don’t show any concern for what’s going on. They don’t show any compassion for what happened. You can’t dictate to a people-of any color-what they should and should not be upset about. Let’s keep this real: if black police officers were killing young white men in the way Brown and Garner were killed, and if George Zimmerman was a black man, we know what the reaction would be. You do too.

And the funny thing is that the black community would support your frustration. Why? Because we know firsthand what it feels like. Been happening to us for a while.

Do you really think that blacks don’t care about blacks killing blacks, through any form of violent actions? Do you really think we’re not smart enough to recognize the problems that our community has? Do you really think we’re not capable of addressing them?

If you do, I understand. You’re safely insulated. You don’t know what’s going on; don’t see the pastors and community leaders in their streets, going door to door if necessary and pleading for the violence to stop. You don’t see the few-and true, that’s unfortunate-black men who stay in their neighborhoods, working to bring peace and betterment. And the ones you do see and hear about, you cast them as “militants”, because they make you feel uncomfortable.

And yet, when I talk about black murders, black abortions, black kids who can’t read and aren’t learning in schools…..you applaud.

My community has some real issues; I know. We’re doing the best we can to deal with them with the resources we have. Our responses aren’t perfect; sometimes they’re loud. Sometimes they’re profane. Sometimes, yes, they’re self destructive. But they’re ours, with all their positive and negative implications.

Let us have them. Allow us the time and space to get our emotions out…and then help us continue the work of improving.

 

Coby Dillard is the Chairman and Founder of The Virginia Black Conservatives

BREAKING : Eric Herr Drops his bid for RPV Chair

Word has been circulating that 1st District Chair is dropping his bid for RPV Chair, all but clearing the field for 10th District Chair John Whitbeck to take on the job.  John who was recently endorsed by State Senator Mark Obenshain and received the unanimous endorsement of the Conservative fellowship, is said to have all the momentum in this contest… stay tuned to VV for updates…

 

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Sonnie Johnson’s take on the Ferguson Riots

10 Questions Citizens of #Ferguson Should Ask Outside Agitators – Sonnie Johnson

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photo credit: Brietbart.com

 

It’s all fun and games until you burn down a damn city. The citizens of Ferguson should ask the outside agitators some questions before they let them continue to burn down their community…

  1. Where do you live? It would be nice to know that the people burning down your city will also be there when the destruction smolders. If they live in a gated community a thousand miles away, why are you letting them burn down your economy?
  2. How can they afford to be full time protestors? You don’t get paid to protest…or do you? Have you asked the protesters where they get their salary and what is the purpose of that salary? Has anyone offered you payment for time spent?
  3. What is your economic plan after the Ferguson protest? Now that the city is on fire, how do you plan to rebuild? Will it be private ownership that empowers the people or will Ferguson move to a more government-controlled structure like Detroit?
  4. Now that violence is a standard in Ferguson, from the police and protesters, who is going to protect the citizens caught in the crossfire? Gun sales in the Ferguson area have tripled in the last few months. Will it be incumbent upon the people to protect themselves?
  5. It’s going to take a lot of local tax money to repair all the damages caused to small business and public locations, are you going to contribute to local economy over and beyond what you have destroyed? You have proven your point, will you stay and be apart of cleaning up your anger and bitterness or will we have to live with it for a generation?
  6. You are telling me America is ruled by an oppressive government…but aren’t you the same people telling me to trust that government for my housing, food, healthcare, education, cell phone, etc? Don’t you think it’s dangerous to bite the hand that feeds you…while continuing to beg for scraps from their table?
  7. This is a black and white issue. White protesters; who said you, were an acceptable white? Do you have a white privilege null and void card to show proof you are really down for the cause? I mean, if you have a couple thousand in the bank and daddy’s credit card, you look like a 1%er to me.
  8. I’m asking this question for a friend…Why is it that every time Al Shartpon and his ILK show up, the media comes, but no actual change follows? You pop your head in, burns some shit down, the media displays them in full grandeur, and you leave the communities with nothing but heartbreak and anger?
  9. Do you think the events of Ferguson have cemented Progressive propaganda for an entire generation? We’re friends here, you can be honest. You have kept racism alive and well for an entire generation, are you proud? Which riot, or burning down of a city, will you relate Ferguson to when you tell the story of your battle in the Civil Rights movement?
  10. Was this a victory? Did you show America the value of black lives by burning down a damn city? Did you show black kids the value of hard work by looting? Did you explain 2nd amendment rights and RESPONSIBLITIES while you were shooting at police officers?  Is this what you really think black America looks like?

And this point, I’ll drop the mic and walk away.  There is no scenario where burning down your own shit is acceptable.  PERIOD.

 

 

 

 

 

Corey Stewart Versus………????

Chairman Stewart has all but announced his intentions to run for reelection, holding his annual Fall fundraiser last month. Chairman Stewart who is a powerhouse at fundraising has the advantage of name recognition, and the power of incumbency.

However Corey has caught some slack lately, and has been painted as a tax raiser. In fact, in one Board meeting fellow Supervisor Democrat Frank Principi proclaimed:

Corey you’re looking more and more like a democrat everyday

No doubt if there is a challenge mounted against Corey, he will be painted as going too far left, and abandoning his Conservative base.

Enter Supervisor Pete Candland, who according to sources met on Saturday morning with several well-known political players who approached him about running against PWC board Chairman Corey Stewart. They represented several conservative groups who were upset over Corey Stewarts running of the board, and more specifically his financial policies.

Furthermore they have committed to financially backing Supervisor Candland if he decides to challenge Chairman Stewart.

Supervisor Candland is said to be discussing this possible venture with several other local activists and most importantly analyzing the impact of a county wide campaign on his family.

Whoever the nominee on the GOP side will be, they will likely face liberal activist Rick Smith. Grab your Popcorn folks this is getting interesting.

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Lets get started !!

I would like to first say thank you to Jim Riley for taking Virtucon to where it is now, I can never replace him or his leadership on this blog. My goals for Virtucon are to cover all facets of our ever expanding party, and to produce nothing but the best for our readers. Keeping things fresh, relevant, and accurate are the most important parts to blogging and we will commit to that here at Virtucon.  – TB

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Ready to roll …….

“The best way to strengthen our party is to grow our party, and that is what I have been dedicated to doing. The VBC will be another vehicle to promote traditional conservative values throughout the Commonwealth”. 

Yesterday I released this statement :

Today The Virginia Black Conservatives Forum is pleased to announce our new executive team as well as our Board of Directors. They are as follows:

 

Executive Team

Chairman and Founder – Coby Dillard

President and Director of Operations – Terrence Boulden

Vice President – Carl Tate

Executive Director – Eric Wray II

 

Board of Directors:

DJ. Jordan

Daniel Webb

LaToya Gray

Ali Akbar

Ted Brown

 

The VBC will also be adding Patrick Murphy as the Director of Special Projects, which will include social media and other marketing projects.

Our new team looks forward to promoting and expanding conservative values. We will do this through promotion, education, and recruitment, in communities where conservative ideals are not prevalent.

As the VBC continues to grow and expand across Virginia we ask for your support and encourage your suggestions.

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Frederick versus Stewart ?!?!

Looks like things are coming together for a fight in Prince William County next year. I for one will be hiding in a bunker somewhere. With word that Prince William County Republican Committee Vice Chair D.J Jordan is contemplating a challenge to incumbent Republican Supervisor Marty Nohe in the Coles District of the county, another interesting thing has shown its head.

Who may step up to challenge Board Chairman Corey Stewart? The name is familiar to most: former Delegate Jeff Frederick.

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It has been rumored on and off that the former Delegate and RPV Chairman has been contemplating a run against Stewart, who has of late fallen out of favor with a certain sect of conservatives due in part to his actions on the budget and clashes with Supervisor Peter Candland (Gainesville) – who is also rumored to be eyeing the Chairman’s seat.  Frederick has a record of winning in Prince William County, consistently carrying large portions of the “blue heavy” eastern end of Prince William County as a delegate and winning the county in a 10 point loss for his 2011 State Senate campaign. He can mount a real challenge to Stewart in both money and name ID, two things that Stewart hold to his advantage every election cycle. If this pans out to be true, this will shape up to be a very expensive and very interesting campaign in Prince William County.

With the potential battle for the nomination for Chairman in the county, along with DJ. Jordan’s rumored challenge to Marty Nohe, Jim Riley’s suggested battle with Maureen Caddigan, and Jeanine Lawson and Scott Jacobs doing duking it out, Prince William County will be the place to look for political junkies to get their fix in 2015.

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Prince William County heats up…Battlefield Coles District?

Its summer time, and things in Prince William County are heating up. Aside from the battle that is starting to boil in the Brentsville District Supervisor race, it has come to many folks’ attention that the heat is rising in the Coles District.
Supervisor Marty Nohe, who has been on the board since 2003, has a potentially strong primary opponent in Prince William County Republican Committee Vice Chair D.J. Jordan.
Jordan, who is the Communications Director for U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Republican Chairman Sam Graves, could be one of the biggest challenges Marty has faced since unseating incumbent Mary Hill in the epic primary of 2003. Marty garnered an astounding 70 percent of the vote over the very unpopular Republican Supervisor. Jordan is said to be making his final decision after the November election.
Friends around D.J. have said it’s pretty much a done deal that he has decided to challenge the incumbent.
I have seen Marty on the campaign trail. He is tireless in his pursuits, but will next year bring in a wave of anti-incumbency from the top down on the Board?
If you pay attention to Letters to the Editors and the many political blogs. maybe. I know that one thing’s for sure — Prince William County is going to be a political hurricane next year.

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DJ Jordan with Dr Ben Carson

BACK TO BASICS

 

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When I started to volunteer and become active in the Republican Party, it felt like home. I was comfortable it was the good guys versus the bad guys and there was always a clear line drawn. There was the thrill of defending my party and its values – MY values – against a liberal agenda.

It was enough to say you were a Republican — there was no hyphen, there was no sub-group. You were Republican and that was enough. It was a time where Republican candidates won with double digit African American support, and we didn’t have to struggle to sharpen our message — our message was our platform.
Our platform focused on education, crime and economic conservatism, a platform that appealed to a wide range of people and a platform that continues to appeal to me. It was nice and it was comfortable: the party of sensibility.

Fast forward to the current ridiculous state of affairs. We’re a Republican party preoccupied with social issues and fighting each other over purity. The most controversial thing I could say is this: for a party that is all about personal responsibility, we have grown into expanding government intrusion in people’s personal life. That is big government, and that is not the party I signed up for.

The collapse of the big tent starts with its image. Folks see the infighting and see a bunch of angry men trading jabs with each other about who can out do the other on an issue that doesn’t broaden the tent or further gains on the values we hold dear.

Who in their right mind would go and say, “Sign me up for that!”?

The Republican Party used to be a family but now we are in a constant state of civil war. This does not help our cause, and the Democrats see this and they love it. They fuel it with gusto.

This has to end if the GOP is to continue.

The solution? We follow the basis of the Republican Party, we go back to what I fell in love with, we go back to small government deregulation of the free market and self-responsibility, the rest of this is nonsense.

Folks want to get back on message but we need to first get back to basics. We are splintered, we are wounded, and we have gone completely off the rails.

We need candidates who will focus on the right things, not unnecessary gimmicks to get their names in the papers. We need activists who will fight for what we agree on, not tear each other down over where we disagree. While many look to a younger generation as the future of the party, as a group with the energy and passion to fight when others have given up, we can not wait for someone else to fix it. If the Republican Party and its current membership don’t make drastic changes there won’t be much of a party for the next generation to fight for.

VBC President Endorses John Whitbeck for State Senate

 

VBC President Endorses John Whitbeck for State Senate

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FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE

December 12, 2013

 

Contact: Terrence Boulden

Email: tjboulden@gmail.com

 

VBC President Endorses John Whitbeck for State Senate

 

Woodbridge, VA – In a statement released earlier today, President of the Virginia Black Conservatives, Terrence Boulden, announced his support for State Senate candidate, John Whitbeck. “John is a great friend, a hard worker and will make an excellent State Senator.”  He also stated, “while I consider Ron (Meyer) to be a friend and an excellent conservative activist, John Whitbeck’s background in the community as a committee chairman, an HOA president and a lawyer gives the republican party the best chance in January’s general election.”

 

Whitbeck is running for the republican nomination in Virginia’s 33rd State Senate district which covers parts of Fairfax and Loudoun County.  The special election is to replace Attorney General Elect and former State Senator, Mark Herring.

 

Running against Whitbeck for the republican nomination is Ron Meyer, Jr. a 24 year-old Fox News spokesman.  The two will face off in a Mass Meeting on Monday, December 16th at Park View High School in Sterling, Va.  Constituents from the 33rd district are welcome to attend with registration to vote beginning at 6:30pm and ballots being cast around 7:30pm.

 

The general election will be held on January 7th, 2014 against democrat Jennifer Wexton and former Loudoun county republican (running as an independent) Delegate Joe May.

 

To contact the Whitbeck campaign for more information, please contact Campaign Manager John Findlay at (571) 223-9663.

 

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From A Voter to Joe T. May

This is from a Voter in Joe May’s District…He should take notice,

Del. Joe T. May,
As your constituent, I trust that you faithfully discharge your official duties and I rely upon the written communications sent to your constituents to be fact-based and free from deception. However, I have recently come to doubt the veracity of a claim you made in the “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE” which was created, authorized, paid for, and mailed to me by “Joe May for Delegate.” The more I look into the merits of the allegations therein, the more concerned I become that you have intentionally attempted to deceive me. Of course, you could have simply made a mistake, or now realized it to be such – please know that I warmly embrace apologies for such offenses and quickly extend forgiveness.
As background, an elderly neighbor recently approached me and asked who I was going to vote for in the upcoming primary election for the 33rd District – my neighbor was even kind enough to bring me a “Re-elect May” yard sign. I asked him why I should vote to re-elect you and he stated that he’s voted for you for 20 years and that you are a good delegate. He then went inside his house and retrieved a copy of “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE” which we all recently received by mail and continued that “we can’t trust” David LaRock because he was “arrested” last year. I told him I would look into the matter and get back to him about accepting the “Re-elect May” yard sign and voting for you in the upcoming primary election.
True to my word, I have continued to look into the allegation of Mr. LaRock’s “arrest” as alleged in “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE” by using the Virginia Judicial System’s Case Status and Information service online, reviewing the source documents displayed in “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE,” reading the letter by Mrs. Critchley about the incident, reading the Loudoun Times article, asking some of your and Mr. LaRock’s vocal supporters about it in the LCRC Facebook group, and conducting my own research into what defines “arrest” per the Code of Virginia, Virginia Supreme Court decisions, and relevant Virginia Attorneys General opinions.
From my research, I am now quite convinced that despite the strong claims made in “THE DAVID LAROCK FILE” that Mr. LaRock was “arrested,” Mr. LaRock was not “arrested” in Loudoun County in 2012 but rather “summoned” to appear in the Loudoun General District Court. According to the opinion of two previous Attorneys General of Virginia, servicing of a summons does not constitute an “arrest” per Section 19.2-76 of the Code of Virginia (see 2009 Op. Va. Att’y Gen 09-070 (service of criminal show cause summons does not constitute ‘arrest’ or trigger requirement to report to Central Criminal Records Exchange.) and 1975-1976 Op. Va. Att’y Gen. 13, 15 (interpreting CCRE reporting requirement in context of summons issued pursuant to § 19.2-73)). Further, the Supreme Court of Virginia has held that an arrest involves “a person who is detained in custody by authority of law or one who is under legal restraint” (see Moore v. Commonwealth, 218 Va. 388, 394, 237 S.E.2d 187, 192 (1977) (interpreting meaning of “arrested” in context of § 19.1-163.1; noting that person whose freedom of movement and liberty is not subject to legal restriction is not person who is arrested)).
I am unable to find any argument to support your contention that Mr. LaRock was actually “arrested.” If I have missed something in my analysis, I invite quick correction as the primary election is just a few days away. However, if my analysis is sound, your claim of an “arrest” is a false statement of fact and I am very concerned that you would send this false statement to me and my neighbors in the 33rd district just before the primary election.
Finally, I believe it is necessary to acknowledge that all of us have made poor choices in this life and that forgiveness only has meaning if it is available for intentional wrongs as well as innocent mistakes. As such, I would like to respectfully offer you the opportunity to apologize to me for sending me these false allegations about Mr. LaRock so that this may be put behind us before the election and the trust which I had placed in you (until just recently) as my delegate may be restored. As I previously mentioned, I am quick to accept apologies and extend forgiveness for wrongs and I ask you to carefully consider this opportunity.

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