Virginia

pertaining to the U.S. state of Virginia

How Far Left Will Democrats Push Virginia?

John McCormack, National Review

One potential break on the legislature’s progressive ambitions is the reluctance of Senate Democrats, who only control the upper chamber 21–19, to push the envelope too far. Senate Democratic fears of a backlash among voters outside of Northern Virginia could be detected last week when Virginia’s Senate Judiciary Committee killed an assault-weapons ban. But Virginia Republicans caution that a slightly watered-down version of the ban is still very much alive in the House of Delegates. Three weeks isn’t much time for Democrats to pass their wish list of left-wing bills, but it could certainly be enough time. Conservatives must hope that the potential long-term political consequences deter them from doing so.

Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If state and local police, themselves gun owners, stand with those who defy the new state laws on guns, who enforces the new laws? For a republic to endure, there has to be a common consent on the rule of law and what constitutes a good society. But these seem to be at issue again in America. Violent crime was greater in America in the early 1990s. Urban riots were far more common in the 1960s. And there is nothing today comparable to the bloodletting of the 1861-65 War Between the States. Still, Americans seem to disagree with each other more and to dislike each other more than they have in the lifetime of most of us. One wonders: How does it all stay together? And for how long?

Virginia Readies For A Major Confrontation, With Itself

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Divisions among Virginians are not only over history, heroes and guns, they are also moral and religious. Unlike the seven states of the Deep South, Virginia did not vote to secede and leave the Union until President Lincoln issued his call to arms to put down the rebellion after the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter. Virginia seceded from the Union as the colony of Virginia had seceded from Great Britain. Today, it appears a new secession is underway. Virginians are separating from each other over issues as deep and divisive — such as who can take innocent life and when — as those that divided us in 1861. As are the rest of their countrymen in this time of Trump.

Virginia Democrats Want You Doped, Dumb And Disarmed

What better way to make the exercise of one’s political duties seem like a tiresome nuisance than to numb the minds of Virginia’s citizenry with drugs? And what better way to strip Virginians of their pre-existing and inalienable rights than to disarm them? Legalizing drugs while confiscating firearms is not about making us safe.  It's about making government safe to do things in the future that an armed and alert populace would never tolerate.

Virginia Now Has Over 100 Second Amendment Sanctuaries

"Right now we're all just hoping that the public outpouring all across the Commonwealth is enough to maybe inform the General Assembly that on these particular issues, their proposed legislation has gone too far," said Tazewell County Board of Supervisors member Charles Stacy. "And if the people deem it to be a violation of their constitutional rights, they're not going to just sit back and take that. They're going to advocate, they're going to fight that as hard as they can."

The Logic Of Revolution Unfolds In Virginia

The leaders who will fight to defend our rights are already being forged in Virginia, but it remains to be seen just what that fight will look like. A few years ago the image of thousands of armed citizens surrounding a courthouse to protect a county sheriff about to be arrested by the Virginia State Police would have been unthinkable, tomorrow it could be the lead segment in a TV newscast from Culpeper County, Virginia.

Bloomberg Is No ‘Moderate’ On Abortion, Religious Liberty And Guns

We urge our conservative friends to keep an eye open for Bloomberg appearances, especially in the early Democrat primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and to make a point of reminding voters that on guns, religious liberty and abortion Michael Bloomberg is not a “moderate” but an existential threat to constitutional liberty.

Yes, Soros Is Influencing Your School Board And Local Government Elections

Three obscure local campaigns in Virginia: Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney, Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney and Fairfax County School Board are being driven by Soros PAC money and the Soros agenda to push Far Left criminal justice and education policies.

New Journey PAC - Virginia Is In Play

Given that Democrats in Virginia are toast if African American and female voters decide to hold them accountable for their racism and misogyny, New Journey PAC’s strategy aims right at the heart of the lies and hypocrisy that hold the Virginia Democratic coalition together.  To listen to New Journey PAC’s first ad or donate to the PAC, please click this link.

Transforming Virginia Into California “IN TWO AFTERNOONS”

Far Left groups are investing millions of dollars to turn Virginia blue this November. If Democrats can pick up just one or two more seats in the Virginia legislature there will be almost nothing that can stop them from ramming through every radical policy to further diminish the sanctity of life, marriage, the family, and religious freedom.

Club for Growth State Legislative Scorecards For Florida, New Mexico, Tennessee & Virginia

Elected officials who scored 90% or better in a given calendar year and also had lifetime scores of 90% or better are recognized as Defenders of Economic Freedom by the Club for Growth. Only two elected officials received a perfect rating of 100% in 2019, Del. Nick Freitas of Virginia and Rep. James Grant of Florida.

The Ballot Box Jihad

We urge our conservative Democrat friends in Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and other states where primary elections are imminent, to take this warning of the danger of nominating and electing anti-constitutional liberty Muslim candidates seriously and to only vote for candidates who believe in and will fight for the foundational principles of our Constitutional Republic.

Media Helps Disgraced Democrats Northam, Fairfax and Herring Survive

The networks demand visually compelling images to drive coverage, and the Northam – Fairfax – Herring scandal has no compelling images: No howling mobs outside the Governor’s residence, no dramatic impeachment hearings with graphic testimony about alleged assaults at the hands of Lt. Gov. Fairfax, no college friends describing the blackface rap routine A.G. Herring performed.

Why the Virginia implosion really matters

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

The home of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry is convulsed in a multi-tiered scandal of such utter unbelievability that if you presented it as a screenplay, you’d be laughed out of Hollywood. The Northam, Herring and Fairfax scandals pose big liabilities to the Democratic Party heading into a critical electoral time. And they threaten major cultural movements surrounding race and women. Those things are far more significant than any single Democratic pol. And so, as they say on “Shark Tank,” “for this reason, they’re out.” It will be an unsurprising, and long-delayed, denouement.

Liberalism’s PC Petards

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

By defining racism so broadly — liberals routinely extend the charge to philosophical matters such as opposition to affirmative action and amnesty — liberalism created a culture that lent itself to over-accusation and political death penalties. Its tendency to put the worst possible interpretation on all things racial also puts Democrats in a corner. They can’t explain away these incidents as bad taste or bad humor; liberalism always looks for deeper and darker reasons than those. That’s why their apologies have to be so freighted with admissions of enormous guilt.

Democrats' rules come back to bite them in Virginia

Editors, Washington Examiner

Enforcing their own rules, with zero tolerance, zero forgiveness, and no due process, would cost Democrats dearly. It would give Republicans control of the state government in a year when the government will redraw congressional and state legislative districts. We have no doubt the Democrats discomfort will prompt them to rethink their cruel, ridiculous, and illiberal rules about evidence and due process. If it does, we will welcome it, so long as the change of heart lasts. But there is not much reason to expect that.

The Virginia Democrats’ Minstrel Show

Warning: article includes some historical references that may be offensive to some readers. The racist behavior of Northam and Herring has exposed the deep vein of hypocrisy on race that runs through the Democrat Party. We believe both Northam and Herring should resign, because in addition to their racist pasts, they were elected through a fraud on the good people of Virginia who have worked hard to heal the Old Dominion’s racial divisions.

Which Mitch McConnell Will Show Up To Defend The Unborn?

We applaud Senator McConnell and over forty other Republicans for co-sponsoring S.130 the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act”, but whether the bill ever gets a vote depends entirely upon which Mitch McConnell shows up – the somnolent one who caves to every Schumer threat of a filibuster or the aggressive one who is muscling through S.1 to limit the President’s options in Syria and Afghanistan.

‘Coonman’ Northam Tries to Cop a Plea

David Catron, The American Spectator

It’s only a matter of time before Northam goes. The Democrats are burdened with a very sordid racial legacy, including slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, white supremacy, civil rights, etc. The governor is an all too conspicuous reminder of this lengthy catalogue of crime. Indeed, considering how heavily they now rely on identity politics, he is about as radioactive as it gets. “Coonman” is a goner whether he knows it yet or not. His political executioners don’t do plea bargains.