Monday, May 7, 2018

We Agree with Equality Virginia!?


Roanoke Times
"Equality Virginia and The Family Foundation Agree"
May 5, 2018

 
By Victoria Cobb, President
The Family Foundation

Seldom do I find myself in agreement with James Parrish, the Executive Director of the LGBT advocacy group Equality Virginia, yet I have to applaud his characterization of The Family Foundation's position in a recent speech he gave at the group's annual dinner.

Speaking about two recently defeated bills that would have introduced the terms "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" (or "SOGI") into state law, according to The Washington Blade, "Parrish said the 'only objective' of the bills' opponents — the Family Foundation of Virginia . . . — was 'to keep sexual orientation and gender identity out of the code.' " He's exactly right.

In opposing these recurring SOGI bills, making sure our laws are left alone truly is our "only objective." Hence, he won't hear us asking the legislature to direct the policy decisions of private companies, many of whom — as Equality Virginia is keen to point out — have adopted various internal SOGI policies relative to employment. He won't find

us disregarding the dignity of anyone, or seeking to inhibit any person from receiving what they are due. Our conviction about the sanctity and intrinsic value of every life compels our recognition that every individual is entitled to equal justice under law.

At the same time, we've noticed that whenever and wherever governments create special legal protections for traits that are neither static nor readily apparent to others (and therefore, impossible to define) –— such as "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" — the only effect has been to create an open invitation for unnecessary and often-unfounded accusations, litigation, and discrimination against those who hold a different viewpoint. Nondiscrimination laws were designed to act as a "shield" of protection for those who, as members of a distinct class, experience widespread invidious discrimination and yet are politically-powerless so as to be unable to rectify societal mistreatment through other means. Unfortunately, the addition of SOGI to these laws has instead created a "sword" for some to attack others who disagree with their beliefs on human sexuality.

Since issues of sexuality so often carry deep and profound moral, ethical, and religious implications — particularly for followers of most of the major faith traditions — every place where SOGI has been given special legal status, people of deep religious faith become the flashpoint of a serious conflict and find themselves faced with the loss of their jobs, businesses, livelihoods, reputations, and more.

Just as Parrish stated, "[Equality Virginia's] agenda is to make sure people can live authentic lives", The Family Foundation exists to ensure that all people have the ability to freely and authentically live out – to "exercise" – their faith, even and especially when that faith counters the beliefs of the majority of society. In order for all people to live authentic lives, no one can be expected to check their faith-identity at the door when they enter the marketplace or their workplace. If one uses their artistic talent in their professional lives, as cake bakers, photographers and florists do, they must not be forced to participate in the celebration of something that violates a core tenant of their faith. They can't set their faith aside for any one moment, because it's who they are. It is this understanding of faith-identities that requires us to take every reasonable action to prevent the unnecessary and unjustified insertion of SOGI into our state Code – because, for countless people of sincere faith, governments are now using these laws as weapons to make it impossible to live their convictions.

Where Mr. Parrish and I part ways is in our view of the outcome of these bills. I am thankful that our legislature continues to resist annual requests to add SOGI to our laws, even as the House is under new leadership. Speaker Cox, like Speaker Howell before him, understands that Virginians of faith have been spared the destructive "sword-wielding" currently taking place in every state that opted to trade prudence for political pandering.

For the good of all concerned, we'd like to keep it that way.

The Family Foundation


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Freelance Foreign Policy

By Gary Bauer

Former Secretary of State John Kerry appears to be violating the Logan Act.  News broke late Friday that Kerry has been secretly meeting with top Iranian officials, advising them on how to fight President Trump's efforts to renegotiate or cancel the 2015 nuclear deal.
 
This is not the first time Kerry has been caught freelancing when it comes foreign policy.  Earlier this year, he told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to "hold on and be strong" and "not yield to President Trump's demands" because Trump wouldn't be president for very long.
 
There never was any doubt about it before, but Abbas recently exposed himself as a blatant anti-Semite.  Even the Palestinian apologists at the New York Times condemned Abbas and declared that it was time for him go.
 
That is who Kerry is giving advice and counsel to. 
 
Of course, Kerry stayed at the table talking to the Iranians while the regime sponsored mass rallies calling for the death of America and a second Holocaust through the destruction of Israel. 
 
It is beyond the pale that John Kerry is giving advice to two governments hostile to the United States.  Perhaps Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be investigating Kerry to make sure he is registered as a foreign agent
 
And how can General Michael Flynn, after Trump's election and as a part of the transition team, be accused of violating the Logan Act?  Kerry's time in government is over.  He has no capacity, official or otherwise. 
 
If Flynn, as an incoming member of the new administration, violated the Logan Act then Kerry must be too.
 
Things are bad with Russia, but as far as I know, Russia is not responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans over the past decade.  Abbas and the Iranian regime are.
 
Iran has been a committed enemy of the United States ever since the 1979 Islamic revolution.  Yet the Obama Administration was determined to get this deal done.  And John Kerry seems determined to protect it.
 
Remember when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of our most reliable ally, spoke to Congress to warn the American people against the deal?  The Obama White House was livid.  Nearly 60 congressional liberals boycotted Netanyahu's address. 
 
Evidence appears to suggest that the political weaponization of the U.S. intelligence apparatus did not start in 2016 the presidential campaign, but during the domestic debate over the Iranian nuclear deal.  The Obama Administration was spying on Netanyahu and, in the process, it picked up conversations of members of Congress and leaders of pro-Israel groups. 
 
By the way, the Iranian parliament voted on the nuclear deal.  The United Nations voted on the deal.  But the United States Senate was repeatedly denied the opportunity to vote directly on the deal itself.  And, according to the New York Times, that was exactly how Obama wanted it.
 

Virginia Beach Meet and Greet with Nick!

Delegate Nick Freitas will be hosting a meet and greet in Virginia Beach on Wednesday, May 9th!

Come on out with your friends and family to meet the candidate and hear why this battle-tested, battle-ready constitutional conservative is the best choice to defeat Tim Kaine for the U.S. Senate.

Here are the event details:

Nick Freitas for U.S. Senate
Virginia Beach Meet & Greet


Wednesday, May 9th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Shack
712 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Please RSVP and share this event on Facebook by clicking here.

See you there!


Monday, April 30, 2018

It's Absentee Voting time!


How to Vote Absentee

For comprehensive information, follow this link:
https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting

You can vote Absentee In-Person at the nearest voting location or you can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you.

 
Deadlines:
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, for the Primary is Monday, May 21, 2018
Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5; request must be received by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to request an absentee ballot by appearing in-person is 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018

Women in GOP Leadership



2018 VFRW Convention
Women in GOP Leadership
Meet these 
VFRW Women
 who also serve as 
Republican County 
Committee Chairs 
at the 
2018 VFRW Convention!



Tara Carroll, Chair 
Chesterfield County Republican Committee 



Jean Gannon, Chair
Powhatan County Republican Committee



Nancy Stone, Chair
City of Harrisonburg Republican Committee

Ellen Nau, President
VFRW

(Chairs listed in alphabetical order)



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VFRW, 11113 Savoy Rd, Richmond, VA 23235

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President Trump proclaims Small Business Week

The White House • April 30, 2018

Today marks the beginning of Small Business Week. The U.S. Small Business Administration under Administrator Linda McMahon has been committed to expanding opportunity for entrepreneurs and job creators across the country. In addition to other events this week, SBA is hosting a 3-day virtual conference beginning tomorrow.

"Small businesses are at the heart of our Nation," President Trump writes in his Proclamation. "Our country's 30 million small businesses employ nearly 58 million Americans — 48 percent of the labor force. Each year, small businesses create two-out-of-three net new, private-sector jobs in the United States."

The Administration's economic program reflects that fact. In addition to ongoing regulatory rollback across the Federal government, the United States now operates "under a globally competitive tax system for the first time in decades," according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Learn more about Small Business Week 2018.


U.S. Senate GOP Candidate Debate in Virginia Beach, Hosted by Republican Professionals Network of Virginia


Monday, April 30, 2018

WHAT: Del. Nick Freitas to participate in U.S. Senatorial GOP Candidate Debate hosted by Republican Professionals Network in Virginia Beach

WHO: Virginia Delegate (VA-30) Nick Freitas and Bishop E.W. Jackson, Republican United States Senate Candidates

WHEN: Monday, April 30 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST. 

WHERE: The Virginia Beach Town Center City Club at 222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 230, Virginia Beach, VA 23462




BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Delegate (VA-30) Nick Freitas is a Republican U.S. Senate Candidate. The Republican U.S. Senate Primary is on June 12th, 2018. 

Nick Freitas is proudly endorsed by (UT) Sen. Mike Lee and (KY) Sen. Rand Paul; VA Gov. Bob McDonnell; VA Sen. Bill DeSteph; VA House Majority Leader, Todd Gilbert; Del. Jason Miyares; Trump Virginia Senior Adviser, Mike Rubino; Trump Virginia State Director, Mark Lloyd; 2017 Gubernatorial Candidate and Distiller, Denver Riggleman.

Nick enlisted in the United States Army after High School. 

Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Nick served two combat tours as a Green Beret in the Middle East. 

Nick and his wife, Tina, and their three children live in Culpeper, VA. 

For more information, please contact Laura Meyers at comms@nick4senate.com.

Del. Nick Freitas Opens U.S. Senate Headquarters in Charlottesville, VA

April 27, 2018

CULPEPER, VA - The Nick Freitas for U.S. Senate campaign today opened its campaign headquarters in Charlottesville, VA. 

"Grassroots has proven to be the backbone of our campaign," said Freitas. "I am proud to say that small donor donations from the men and women of Virginia have vaulted our campaign into the lead in the Republican primary."

"This campaign office in the heart of Virginia, allows our campaign to better organize and channel our grassroots energy that is working hard to send Tim Kaine and his liberal agenda home from D.C.," said Del. Freitas.

The Nick Freitas for U.S. Senate campaign leads the Republican field in cash on hand, while touting 6 straw poll victories, and a robust list of endorsements from across the Commonwealth and beyond.

The Daily Signal features an Interview with Del. Nick Freitas



The Daily Signal: Capitol Bell
The Daily Signal

April 27, 2018

Our podcast features Virginia's new Second Amendment champion.

Podcast: The Week in Review, Plus an Interview with Del. Nick Freitas on the Second Amendment

We feature an exclusive interview with Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas. He spoke to us about the importance of the Second Amendment, and why his viral speech resonated.

Listen to the Podcast

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Do you think America is a racist country?

April 3, 2018
Watch the Ground Breaking Speech on

Racism In America

by E.W. Jackson

Last night E.W. Jackson packed the house in Charlottesville, VA where he delivered a inspiring and mind blowing speech on racism in America. Watch the video below to see what thousands of people are all talking about today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3F3B320qyg&feature=youtu.be

Hey *|FNAME|*, Do you think America is a racist country?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Quote of the Day


"In the past EPA has relied on studies such as the "Harvard six cities" study and others from the American Cancer Society to issue rules such as those governing very fine particles smaller than 2.5 microns, to hammer businesses and localities with costly clean air regulations.  Without access to the data used to regulate them people were helpless to defend themselves.  They just had to "trust the government."   Now EPA is moving to a more open practice of "trust, but verify."

"Making data available for other researchers to evaluate and test is essential to the scientific method. 

"Congratulations to Scott Pruitt for making sound, open science essential to the operations of EPA."


Craig Rucker
President, CFACT.org


 
P.S.  Sign the petition to keep EPA reform alive!  Transparency terrifies the left-wing ideologues and profiteers who have politicized EPA for far too long. Reform is long overdue and must continue.  Thank you.

The compelling story of the REAL collusion -- AGAINST Donald Trump!!

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

This information is a little dated, as Mark Levin first reported it on his radio show on 4/2, where he interviewed the author of the article below.  However, it's such a compelling story that I still wanted to bring it to your attention, even now. 

I'll leave it to you to decide what, if any, facts in the article have been verified or discussed by other media sources in the intervening weeks. 

I will forewarn you that the article below is lengthy, but as you will see, its size is almost mandatory to unravel the rat's-nest of collusion within our own federal government "leadership", which sought to thwart Donald Trump's election; and later attempted (and is still attempting!!) to prevent him from successfully implementing much of the agenda he campaigned for!! 

I urge you to take the time to read it.  Sadly, our government is now operating much more like Russia's than anyone would like to admit!!

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/russia-collusion-real-story-hillary-clinton-dnc-fbi-media/

- Aaron


E.W. Jackson: Join us for a ground breaking address

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

Join Us this Sunday, April 29th

Major Speech On Race
by

Bishop E.W. Jackson
Virginia Candidate for US Senate


Fifty years after the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Virginia US Senate Candidate, E.W. Jackson, delivers a ground breaking address on "An American Historical Perspective On Race & A Vision For The Future."

Should the Confederate Monuments be torn down? Should the Founding Fathers be denounced as slave owners? Should there be reparations for descendants of slaves? What is the way forward?

Join us Sunday as we come together to address these controversial issues, to inspire Virginia, and to start a Movement!

When: Sunday, April 29 at 6 PM EDT

Where: DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Charlottesville
990 Hilton Heights Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Join our Facebook Event and get your FREE Ticket now!


I will see you on the 29th!

For God & Country,

E.W. Jackson


Help Inspire Virginia and Start a Movement!


Join us for a ground breaking address