Sunday, January 19, 2020

All day Monday live coverage of 2nd Amendment rally in Richmond


written by Jeanine Martin January 19, 2020

John Fredericks Show And WJFN 100.5 FM Live At Richmond Virginia Lobby Day Honoring MLK, Promoting Peaceful Protest and Covering 2nd Amendment Rights Rally 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Radio talk show host John Fredericks will be covering all the happenings tomorrow in Richmond. His co-hosts will be:

  • Mike Watson 
  • Chris Saxman 
  • Martha Boneta 
  • Pete Snyder 

From John Frederick's email:

Don't miss our interesting segment with Va. Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax (D) and businessman Pete Snyder (R), two potential rivals for Virginia Governor in 2021 at 10:00 AM.

We will be taking calls throughout the day as well for those who cannot attend: 888-480-JOHN (5646) 

Monday, January 20th will be the biggest pro-gun pro-Second Amendment peaceful rally in Virginia's history!

Over 50,000 law-abiding Virginia citizens are expected to attend the Richmond rally on the Capitol grounds in an expression of support for the U.S. Constitution and your 2-A rights. Virginia gun grabbers in the state legislature want to gut those rights.

The John Fredericks Show, WFJN Radio 100.5 FM, and John Fredericks Radio APP is the only media outlet in America bringing you wall to wall live radio coverage – 6 AM to 4 PM with on-site live interviews of rally goers and political leaders. Tune in on Monday!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

United We Stand: Introducing Andrew Knaggs, Candidate for U.S. Congress, 7th District

By Kim Smith

We've known for a very long time that  our    strength  is   in mutual
Support   and   mutually-supportive
actions. A look at Virginia's state-wide race outcomes for the
Republican Party clearly demonstrate that  concept.

And while "all politics is local" is a by-word with its truth being in
the immediacy of actions that affect us, it's no longer just "local"
given the 21st century brand of running elections. Dollars flow in from
all over the country, the so-called "elite" come to campaign for
Virginia's candidates even if the former have never spent more than a
flight over part of us and drive from the airport in Virginia.

If we are to become a real force for the Rule of Law, for the supremacy
of the U.S. Constitution and all it encompasses, we each must expand our
educational/political reach – and one of the ways is to know candidates
who are NOT running in our districts, help them however we can, and
encourage our friends in other districts, regions or the state to become
more engaged in the political process.

We recently had the privilege of meeting Andrew Knaggs, Candidate for US
Congress in the 7th District. He's a newcomer to running for political
office and is most impressive! Among his credentials are:  graduation
from West Point in 1996 with a BS degree in civil engineering.
Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, he was a combat platoon leader who
deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Thunder.

His military career led to becoming a Special Forces officer, a Green
Beret who deployed for combat in Iraqi Freedom I and II where he engaged
in special ops in western Iraq, collaborating with multiple agencies and
indigenous elements. His actions earned him a Bronze Star Medal.

When he separated from the military, he enrolled in William & Mary Law
School.  While there, he was elected president of the W & M chapter of
the Federalist Society and served as a general editor of the Harvard
Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol. 30, No. 1, 2006). Upon graduation
(2008), he served as a legal associate for a regional law firm in
Richmond and in 2013 formed his own law firm.

Andrew has never been far from the defense of this country, however. The
Department of Defense hired him to be Operations Support Branch Chief
(Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization) with a later
promotion to Chief of Research and Engineering Division (use of venture
capital for development of mission-oriented capabilities). Still later,
he joined the Office of Secretary of Defense as Deputy Director of
Special Operations and Irregular Warfare and was subsequently appointed
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Special Operations and
Combating Terrorism in the Trump Administration (2017-2019).

When one has the opportunity to listen to Mr. Knaggs speak, it becomes
clear immediately that he is an unapologetic conservative Republican –
including pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.  He's running, in a
nutshell, "because I believe the Democrats' vision for this country is
wrong".

There are some strong candidates running in the 7th District. In
addition to Andrew, we also have Tina Ramirez and Nick Freitas plus four
others. Pay attention to this race. We have a real chance to reclaim a
Congressional seat on our road to reclaiming the House – and we know
what losing the House in Washington as well as Richmond has meant and
will mean until we reverse it.

Engage your Virginia friends. Help them explore the candidates'
credentials. Write notes, send e-mails, talk about principles that
matter, and why this country and its institutions matter. And always,
learn more.  We have some real "keepers" here – so let's support them
and one another.

CONTROLLING THE 2020 TABLE:  SOCIALISM'S DEMISE

By Ponch K. McPhee

Their  socialist tactics have  completely  backfired on the Liberal
Democrats who have reared their head as absolute totalitarians.
President Trump's numbers are playing to his favor by wide margins this
very moment in regions like Pennsylvania beyond the blue wall.  Trump is
at this time doing very well across the table in Wisconsin
and Michigan right in the heart of normally steadfast democratic
districts. President Trump has been able to raise off-the-table amounts
of money for re-election during this unethical and absurd impeachment
fiasco. Our great President is raising millions upon millions as I write
this because of the Speakers outrageous actions against his presidency,
which is the most successful Presidency in terms of Americanism, in more
than 100 years. Socialism's demise is more the reality in 2020 and that
is very significant to encourage and very necessary for our republic.

In the midterms, President Trump was hammered by fabricated hoaxes,
undermined and discredited constantly by media outlets, commentators and
even so called RINO conservatives who were and still are "
Never-Trumpers. That's right, RINOs galore came out of the woodwork in
the GOP, and yet he still retained the Senate in 2018. President Trump
was not on that ballot and folks I am here to remind the nation Trump is
big and bold on the ballot this time around!  President Trump on the
ballot in 2020 is a big deal and the socialist demise brings clearer
contrast to being a reality as a result. I believe we can help the
President control the Trump table and reacquire multiple seats in the
House and with your hard effort and work we will do just that.  Again we
lost dozens of Republican seats since after the 2016 victory. President
Trump was not on the ballots for 2017 and 2018 in political races across
the nation.

Speaker Pelosi and her socialist cronies would like to dangle the
impeachment carrot week upon week to sluggishly retain its scent but the
stink is on her and the leftist movement which is grasping at straws as
I write this article. More Democrats, independents, green party
participants and vast minorities of every rank and file are responding
to joining this one-of-a-kind President of the United States, Donald J.
Trump. Why are they walking away from the perils and illusions of their
previous political venues? Because they despise socialism and they truly
love this God fearing country and just like President Trump they bleed
red, white and blue for the American traditions put forth by the
founders. President Trump is going to win in 2020 and by taking with him
the House and expanding slightly in the Senate we can perhaps even undo
this un-American impeachment against him which is completely preposterous.

Republicans can win the House back by about 18 seats in 2020. I believe
many identified legitimate analysts have already stated that twice as
many could turn toward the GOP for Trump. I read awhile back that
President Trump raised nearly 25 million when he first announced?   The
President continues to raise millions even now. Recently in Orlando,
Florida the President attracted a crowd which numbered into the tens of
thousands in a 'so called' Democrat stronghold. When you consider all
the tea leaves of financial campaign support, the polls, the low
unemployment and every improvement from the border to God and prayer in
the oval office, this  President is a doer and a rock star. He will
defend our God given right to bear arms. Trump can control the tables in
2020 and we as a people can make it a total reality along with the
demise of socialism in America by remaining focused and exposing the
establishment boot lickers on both sides of the aisle. The new 
socialist Democrat party is beyond just being liberal; they have become
the worst poison of the people's rights since we were being controlled
by a tyrant king in the 18th  century.   Their investigative 
obstruction  maneuvers boarder  on anti-capitalism and anti-
Americanism, and there is no question if you even glance at it.

Concerning the blue wall -- Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- as I
write this article, President Trump's support grows by the second in
that region, Yes my fellow patriots, by the very second, However, we
must continue to fight hard to get out his words in every single state.
Trump's voice of real truth to retain this freedom, this republic and
our faith driven principles under one God must prevail in 2020. You need
to stay involved and get others involved, especially post millennial
youth. Post millennial youth are becoming more aware by the hundreds of
thousands... in understanding why we have sovereign liberty!

State after state opposes impeachment. The people recognize the ugly
rearing head of socialism. The migrant citizens who are now legal
American citizens remember the hardship of tyranny in their former
countries; they want nothing to do with socialism and are now more than
ever supporting President Trump. These citizens have seen the movie,
lived the hardship of establishment cronyism tyrants and they have now
become great American patriots for Trump. Like a great band wagon they
are supporting the President and the volume increases by the hour.

Should  President Trump have great success in  controlling the 2020
tables with the House, Senate and home court victory of the White House,
the  Republican House and Senate could demand all documents, notes and
records of any kind related to this entire impeachment farce, including
every and all items glued together behind closed doors by the  liberal
left, every single email or text that can be recovered or uncovered from
any of the nadler or schiff enablers or related participants there-in.
Bring it all into the light and perhaps even reverse this   unethical so
called impeachment. Following all that, an entire new investigation into
everything they did could indeed commence!

I pray it is the year of victory for American principles of God and
liberty. We will retain that unconditional  status with a 2020 success
of controlling the tables by the best of geniuses, who knows his game
and how to hold and fold 'em when its necessary. President Trump is cut
of a cloth  which shows  the very substance  and meaning of the
founder's intent.  History will be kind to President Trump because he
saved the republic! Trump is the ultimate reader of people, the best at
business dealing, and a proud husband, son, father and grandfather. He
is a true patriot who loves this republic. With President Trump we
really have a great opportunity to witness the demise of socialism in
America. Let's win the House and Senate, elect the President a second
term and then we're off to restoring and retaining our unique American
sovereignty. Can I get an Amen?

Guns, Guns & 2A

By Kim Smith

So much has been written about the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary movement that most of our heads are spinning. Some of us are still trying to figure out how this  is possible and why so  extreme. This is underscored by what recently happened in Texas where, were it not for a church's security leader, many more than two people could well be dead.

Because of puzzlement, this blurb will focus on what seems to limit what the General Assembly is attempting to do contrary to what they seem intent upon doing.

The US Constitution is quite clear when it states "…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Justice Clarence Thomas once characterized the 2nd Amendment as a "constitutional orphan".   Rather, it's probably the reason we still have the rights we do.

The Virginia Constitution essentially echoes this right.

The Fourteenth Amendment similarly says that "nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." And the 14th Amendment (Privileges and Immunities Clause) placed the enforcement power with Congress – not the states. The fantastic 14th, via McDonald v. Chicago in 2010, makes the individual right to keep and bear arms enforceable against state and local officials.

Under some of the pre-filed legislation, think restrictions on types of guns beyond what already exists; think Red Flag laws where a misheard comment can wipe away your rights.

What about gun confiscation?  "Fear-mongering"  accuse supporters of gun control legislation. Wonder what Pittsburg residents thought about ordinances that provided for confiscation of firearms without due process?  (America's 1st Freedom, p. 48)

A favorite is a Federal statute: Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242:  Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law.  This reads in part, "Whoever, under color of any law,  statute, ordinance, regulation or custom, willfully  subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges or immunities secured or protected by the U.S. Constitution or laws of the United States…shall be fined…or imprisoned" and if death to a protected person occurs, the penalty can be death.

An excellent  response to  Attorney  General Herrings'
official advisory opinion issued December 20, 2019
was offered by the Gun Owners of America, titled simply "Response to Virginia  Attorney General's  Advisory Opinion Regarding Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions". It's on-line and goes into some of our  Founding Fathers'  rationale.  The  Kentucky Resolutions  of 1798  focuses on  "whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void and of no force".  
Our own James Madison, in the Virginia  Resolution of 1798 , wrote that the state  [and thus each  citizen who comprises such state] "have the right, and are in duty bound to interpose for arresting the progress of evil [to maintain] …the authorities, rights and liberties,  appertaining to them."

In Virginia, we also have lots of laws that emphasize our rights. HB 1160, passed in 2012, allows no use of the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force from knowingly aiding in the detention of any citizen …on any matters in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, any provision of the Code of Virginia, …or any regulation of the Virginia Administrative Code.

The 2nd Amendment Sanctuary movement, as of this writing involving 114 localities (and most of the map of Virginia) established that our counties, etc. acted in good faith when they passed these resolutions because "a subordinate level of government has the authority and, indeed, the responsibility, to refuse to cooperate with a higher level of government when the higher government enact a law which violates the Constitution of the United States." (GOA Response)

We have legal standing as citizens (and voters) of the United States despite what AG Herring might say (since he routinely uses "independent judgment" when deciding whether or not to uphold his oath of office).

We need to COMMUNICATE our feelings if this is an issue of importance to us, and indeed if we are truly a NATION OF LAWS and believe the U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, we need to write, text, e-mail, fax, and call or any other manner of legal expression.

The stakes go beyond the 2nd Amendment. There are some really weird laws being proposed, clearly not in our best interests, and we need to be ready for a rough ride in the next months. (As of 12/29, bills that were pre-filed included 220 House bills (plus Joint and House Resolutions) and 181 Senate bills.)

Your country really needs you.



CCRC Events

This Saturday, January 18, from noon until 2:00 pm join us for a meet and greet with 7th District Republican Congressional Candidate Andrew Knaggs!  He is a candidate to be taken seriously and he works based on the principles of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) creed.  We hope to see you at our Victory House at 402 South Main Street, Culpeper VA.  Flyer attached.


 Here is a statement from Marshall Keene, CCRC Chairman, in response to Governor Northam's declaration of a state of emergency in advance of the 2A Rally planned for Monday, January 20, 2020:

 

"The rally planned on Monday in Richmond by [the Virginia Citizens Defense League] is no different than the 2A rally held here in Culpeper last week, which proved to be a peaceful demonstration of our First and Second Amendment Constitutional rights," Culpeper County Republic Committee Chair Marshall Keene said Wednesday night.


"The governor's state of emergency declaration and his ban on guns at the rally is another attempt to trample on our constitutional rights and keep people from having a voice. His references to compare this rally and the incident in Charlottesville are offensive and hypocritical, to say the least."


+A Great Religious Freedom Day: Pres. Trump Stands Up for Students' Freedom to Pray, Religious Expres

January 16, 2020


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council applauds President Trump's announcement today that his administration will protect religious organizations and reinforce the freedom of public school students across the country to pray and express their religious beliefs. Local education agencies receiving federal education funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) must certify in writing to its state educational agency that "it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public schools as detailed in this updated guidance." The administration also issued nine proposed rules that protect religious organizations from being discriminated against by the federal government.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"President Trump and his administration are taking on the bullies that have been intimidating school officials and bullying students with their often baseless lawsuits. No longer will students have to stand alone in their defense of their religious freedom as these anti-faith organizations seek to rob students in public schools of any form of religious expression. He is also stepping up to protect religious organizations from government discrimination. This is a president who is putting freedom back in Religious Freedom Day.

"For years, we've watched secularists pressure school administrators into telling students that they can't pray, read their Bibles, or talk about their faith in class. Some school officials are willing participants in the secularists' intimidation campaign while others fear the lack of funding to fight threatened lawsuits. Now the tables are turned. The onus is now on states to certify that they are compliant with U.S. Department of Education guidelines which protect students' religious freedom. If schools fail to protect religious freedom, they now run the risk of losing federal funding.

"With this and his other announced rules, President Trump is continuing the drumbeat of religious freedom and the long march toward restoring religious freedom in the public square. No doubt, his announcement today will further galvanize both the attention and support of people of faith," concluded Perkins.


THE WORST OF THE BILLS SO FAR!

Here are some of the worst bills put forward by this General Assembly so far, clustered by areas of interest. If one or more areas is of interest to you, please take the time to review these bills and let your Delegate and Senator know what you think of them! These are links to the bill summary where you can read them for yourselves, see who the patrons are, and which committee they are assigned to.

 

Second Amendment:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB567 (stops indoor shooting ranges)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB568 (secure storage in cars)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB599 (no carry in state bldgs.)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB674 (red flag)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB856 (red flag)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb372 (red flag)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB961 (Assault firearms)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb16 (assault firearms)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1079 (possession in Capitol Sq.)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1502 (1 gun a month)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb353 (outdoor shooting ranges)

 

Economics:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb153 (repeal right to work)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb327 (state/local employee unionization)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb582 (public empl. collective bargaining)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb426 (non-union member fees)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb615 (min. wage to 10.10/hr)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb7 (min. wage increments to 15/hr)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb73 (min. wage increments to 15/hr)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb81 (min. wage increments to 15/hr)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb691 (regulation of prescript. drug costs)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb785 (removes caps on local taxing rates)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb484 (removes caps on local taxing rates)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb637 (reinstates Estate Tax)

 

Education:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB145 (transgender policies)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB521 (repeals Educ. Improv. Scholarships Tax Credits)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1012 (Early childhood care moved to Education from Soc. Serv.)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1091 (Makes K-12 teacher income non-taxable)

 

Environment:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB20 (carbon trading RGGI)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB206 (replaces the Electric Utility Reg. Act with the Commission on Retail Electric Choice)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB672 (all regs. have to address impact on climate change)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB704 (policies to promote environmental justice, creates a Council to advise the Gov.)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB714 (net-zero carbon economy by 2050, Virginia Energy Plan)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB981 (CO2 cap and trade)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1192 (Regulation of aboveground storage tanks)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB626  (Regulation of aboveground storage tanks)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1295 (taxing electric utilities for fossil fuel investments)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1526 (mandatory renewal portfolio system, mandatory energy efficiency, rate controls, 100% carbon free electricity by 2025)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB94 (Commonwealth Energy Policy, zero carbon by electric utilities by 2040, net zero carbon economy by 2050)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB11519 (local ban or tax on plastics and polystyrene)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB193 (local ban or tax on plastics and polystyrene)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB354 (electric utility mandatory savings, efficiencies)

 

Equity, First Amendment, and "Equality"

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HJ1 (Ratification of the ERA)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SJ1 (Ratification of the ERA)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1200 (Human Rights Act, expanded discrimination)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HJ114 (study removal/replacement in the Code with gender neutral language)

 

Life

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sj2 (Constitutional amendment for personal reproductive rights)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hr6 (Replaces Day of Tears with Day of Women)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb980 (expands who can perform abortions, removes all but written consent)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb21 (removes parental consent, ultrasound, facility standards)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb635 (fundamental right to reproductive choice, what to do with a pregnancy)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb449 (abolishes the death penalty)

 

Culture and Laws

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB244 (protection from ICE for non citizens charged and/or convicted of crimes)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1150 (protection from ICE for non citizens charged and/or convicted of crimes)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1211 (DMV licenses and ID documents without citizenship/legal status)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB643 (DMV licenses and ID documents without citizenship/legal status)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB565 (driver privilege cards for non- citizens)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB34 (driver privilege cards for non-citizens)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1209 (Office of New Americans created)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1519 (study of slavery and recommended economic remedies)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HJ113 (removes constitutional definition of marriage approved in 2006)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB50 (racial discrimination defined to include hairstyles)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB1537 (authority for localities to remove monuments and war memorials)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB560 (authority for localities to remove monuments and war memorials)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB612 (removes R.E. Lee from US Capitol's statuary hall)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1305 (Removes Harry F. Byrd's statue from the Capitol)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB591 (Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hr6 (Replaces Day of Tears with Day of Women)

 

Mental Health, Drugs and other substances:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HJ130 (committee to study regulating legal cannabis)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB87 (legalization of simple marijuana possession, plus regulation and taxation)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB265 (decriminalization of half ounce of marijuana)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB269 ((legalization of simple marijuana possession, plus regulation and taxation)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB301 (decriminalization with civil penalty)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1120 (raises cigarette and tobacco taxes)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1338 (prohibits smoking in any multi-residential unit)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1507  (exception of marijuana from controlled substances)

 

Local and National Elections, Redistricting

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1 (no excuse absentee voting)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB25 (no excuse absentee voting)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB45  (no excuse absentee voting)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB46 (removes supporting info.on absentee ballot)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB18 (absentee and in-person early voting)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB19 (repeal of photo ID)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB219 (automatic voter registration at DMV unless declined)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB199 (National popular vote)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB399 (National popular vote)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HJ34 (Constitutional amendment, Va Redistricting Commission)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HJ71 (Constitutional amendment, Va Redistricting Commission)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SJ12 (Constitutional amendment, Va Redistricting Commission)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SB358 (Constitutional amendment, Va Redistricting Commission and reapportionment every 10 years)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HJ80 (restoration of felon voting rights)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HJ86 (16 year olds allowed to vote locally)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SJ8 (felons and incompetents allowed to vote)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SJ14 (felon voting rights restored by law)

 

A few good items:

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB161 (Broad concealed carry OK)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1382 (waiver of sovereign immun.)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB934 (Sanctuary localities)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+SB928  (protect guns in "sanctuary" counties if legal on 1.1.20)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB678 (Parental Choice ESAcct.)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb686 (penalty for killing a fetus)

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=SJ16 (General Assembly term limits)

 

EMET Voices Deep Concern About the Dangers of Media Mainstreaming Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial

(Washington, D.C., January 16, 2020)

Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth, an unabashedly pro-America and pro-Israel organization committed to challenging misrepresentation, is voicing its deep concern with the decision by a number of national media outlets in recent months to provide a platform and voice to a fringe hate group led by Nick Fuentes.
 
While we appreciate that every American has a First Amendment right to free speech, the national media also has a responsibility to fairly and accurately convey the origins and motivations behind hate speech, and not mislead the American people. 
 
The consequences of giving a national platform to hate are more serious than ever given the recent outburst of anti-Semitic violence in the United States.  
 
Yet, as former Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah Pollak wrote in the Washington Times recently, "National media outlets tend to be quick to ideologically categorize people into one camp or another to fit stories into familiar political narratives and to tarnish opponents with the misdeeds of extremists."
 
In a misguided effort to attempt to shine a light on purported divisions within a major political party, the national media has given attention to Fuentes and his followers, who call themselves "Groypers."
 
The result is that far too often, Fuentes is not described as an anti-Semite that relentlessly singles out American Jews for attack and conspiracy-theorizing, and promotes the old trope that American Jews trick the United States to fight wars for Israel.
 
The Washington Post, for example, called Fuentes "a 21-year-old YouTube flamethrower" who has "illuminated tensions within the conservative political movement." Fuentes, the Post declared, is a "far-right agitator." NBC News recently characterized Fuentes' activism as creating a fight between "middle-of-the-road conservatives" and those further right, as if the spectrum of support in a major political party runs from moderate to Holocaust deniers – because on multiple occasions, Fuentes has done just that. A few examples:
 

  • Fuentes Has Likened The Holocaust To Cookies In The Oven. "Malkin's ouster from [Young America's Foundation, a conservative youth organization] comes after she celebrated Fuentes — most famous for denying the Holocaust by equating victims to cookies in an oven — as 'one of the New Right leaders.' She also smeared Ben Shapiro for disavowing Fuentes and his ilk. (That Shapiro did this should not be shocking, considering that he's an Orthodox Jew and an actually decent human being.)" (Tiana Lowe, "Michelle Malkin Is Betting That Nick Fuentes And His Racism Are The Right's Future," Washington Examiner, 11/18/19)
  • Fuentes: "If I Take One Hour To Cook A Batch Of Cookies And Cookie Monster Has Fifteen Ovens, Working Twenty Four Hours A Day For Five Years, How Long Does It Take Cookie Monster To Make Six Million Batches Of Cookies? I Don't Know, That's A Good Questions." (Video 10)
  • Fuentes Said "In This Hypothetical" Smokestacks Were "Not Visible," Although You Would "Need To See Certain Smokestacks." "And in addition, in this hypothetical I imagine that if you took aerial photographs over the kitchens you would need to see certain smokestacks to release the smoke from baking the cookies. And the smokestacks would project certain shadows, but I guess they're not visible in the aerial photographs taken over the kitchens." (Video 10) 
It is critical that Fuentes and his "Groypers" be denied the support of the media in their effort to incorporate their platform of white grievance identity politics, conspiracy theories, anti-Semitism, and resentment into the political consciousness of Americans.
 
"Just as we would like to point out that the anti-Semitic comments of Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib do not represent the true beliefs of the preponderance of members of the Democratic party; nor do the anti-Semitic comments of Nick Fuentes and his so called "Groypers" represent those of  the preponderance of members of the Republican party," said Sarah Stern, Founder and President of EMET. "The vast majority of Americans of both parties are infinitely better than that. Journalists have a professional responsibility not to exaggerate or engage in fear mongering. At a time of heightened partisan polarization, this sort of journalism is antithetical to what our country needs at this point."

About The Endowment for Middle East Truth

Founded in 2005, EMET's mission is to educate policymakers in Washington and the general public about the importance of Israel to the United States in their common struggle against radical Islam. For more information, please visit www.emetonline.org. Follow EMET on Twitter and Facebook.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

CCRC Events


CCRC  News

 

If you know of an event that we should advertise on our weekly email, please email your information to ccrc.corrsec@gmail.com.  Thank you.

 

Be sure to visit our CCRC website.  Go to CulpeperGOP.org and check it out!




 

CCRC Calendar of Events

 

Tomorrow, January 11th at noon until 2:00 pm A People's 2nd Amendment Rally: "Time to Gather Again" at Yowell Meadow Park.  The rally is intended to raise awareness of the threat to our 2nd Amendment constitutional rights posed by the administration in Richmond and to promote our upcoming trip to Richmond for Lobby Day January 20, 2020.  Come join us for a day of fun, fellowship, patriotism and learn what you can do to protect your rights.

 

Monday, January 13th at 7:00 pm CCRC Executive Committee meeting at Headquarters in Culpeper.  Agenda is attached.

 

 I, Marshall Keene, Chairman of the Culpeper Republican Committee, do hereby call for a meeting of the Culpeper Republican Executive Committee to be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Culpeper Headquarters at 402 South Main St, Culpeper, VA 22701 or other suitable location, beginning promptly at 6:00pm EST for the purposes of the meeting agenda and for any other business that may properly come before the Committee.

 

Friday, January 17th the 7th District Republican Committee invites you to meet the candidate.  Flyer attached.

 

Monday, January 20th Protect 2A Lobby Day Protect 2A Lobby Day Protect 2A Lobby Day in Richmond VA.  Sign up to join the Culpeper County Republicans.  A bus will depart Open Door Baptist Church in Culpeper at 8:30 am.  The cost is $25 round trip.  Email Dewey McDonnell at dewey@poslinker.com if you are interested.

 

Thursday, January 23rd at 5:00 pm CCRC Ronald Reagan Legacy Dinner Committee meeting at Luigi's.

 

Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm CCRC Monthly Meeting at Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Road, Culpeper VA.

 

Friday, January 24, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade https://marchforlife.org/

Precious Blood Catholic Church in Culpeper usually charters 1-2 buses and will allow passengers as there is room (usually a $20 donation).

 

Saturday, January 25th at 8:30 am join us at Peppers Grill, 791 Madison Road, Culpeper for a 7th District Candidate Forum and breakfast.  Flyer attached.

 

Saturday, February 22nd CCRC Fundraiser the Ronald Reagan Legacy Dinner at Tuscany Hall, Culpeper.  The committee is hard at work getting ready for this exciting event!  We hope all our CCRC active members and friends will be there.  Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite on the web, Marshall Keene, or anyone on the CCRC Executive Committee.

 

We are looking for donations for our Silent Auction for The Ronald Reagan Legacy Dinner.  We want to make this our biggest and best fundraiser to gear up for the election in November 2020.  If everyone donates something, that would be awesome!  Please contact Sherrie Settle at sherrie.settle4@gmail.com to donate.