Monday, April 27, 2015

Staff Members from Congressman Robert Hurt's Office to Hold Local Office Hours in Rappahannock County

Monday, April 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt's (R-Virginia) office will hold Local Office Hours in Rappahannock County on Friday, May 1 to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies. For more information, please visit our Local Office Hours Interactive Map

Friday, May 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rappahannock County Library, Jamieson Room

4 Library Road

Washington, VA

Saturday, April 25, 2015

May 5th: Day of Giving in Madison


Join Madison Literacy on May 5 for a Day of Giving

The Give Local Piedmont event on May 5 is sponsored by The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation for the purpose of raising funds for local non-profits. Literacy council representatives will be there and yo may give to any of the non-profits who are part of this event.

You may donate (minimum $10) at the Fire Hall and participate in the may activities that will be available for the family. Checks will be accepted made to Northern Piedmont Community Foundation with Literacy council of Madison County on memo line. We will help you with the donation process.

Gifts may also be made by visiting

Please pass the word along to family and friends as well as to your email contacts and Facebook friends.

Iran Surrounding Israel

 By Gary L. Bauer

One of the most illogical positions held by President Obama is his insistence on not conditioning the Iranian nuclear negotiations on changes in the regime's behavior. Recognizing Israel's right to exist, for example, ought to be the starting point for any talks with Iran.

Does anyone lose sleep at night over the fact that France and Great Britain have nuclear weapons? Of course not. Those nations are stable, peaceful democracies.

But past behavior is often the best predictor of future behavior. And there is nothing in Iran's behavior to suggest that the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism can be trusted with the world's most destructive weapons. Iran is fomenting chaos throughout the Middle East, and it is moving aggressively to surround Israel.

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Iran was "rekindling its relationship with Hamas." At first glance, that might seem unlikely given the Shiite (Iran) / Sunni (Hamas) Muslim divide.

But Western intelligence reports indicate that in recent months tens of millions of dollars have been transferred from Iran to Hamas "on the direct orders of Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force." Hamas is using the money not for schools, hospitals or job training programs, but to rebuild its terror-tunnel network.

What is this all about? Consider this excerpt from the Journal's report:

"The Revolutionary Guards are eager to revive their relationship with Hamas because it gives them access to Israel's southern border, in addition to the northern border with Lebanon, where Iran funds Hezbollah militants. Tehran is also willing to set aside its sectarian differences with Hamas because its Palestinian militants share the same long-term objectives as the ayatollahs: the complete destruction of the state of Israel."

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Congressman Robert Hurt Welcomes New Jobs to Henry County

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after eBay Enterprises, which provides regional fulfillment solutions for clients, announced it will create more than 190 new full-time jobs in Henry County:

"At a time when unemployment in Virginia's Fifth District remains far too high, I am pleased that eBay Enterprises is adding much-needed jobs in our area.  Its decision to expand investment in Henry County is a testament to the hardworking people of Southside Virginia.  I thank eBay Enterprises, the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation, Henry County Board of Supervisors, the Virginia Tobacco Commission, and Governor McAuliffe for their commitment to economic development.  I look forward to continuing to work with state and local leaders and advancing policies that will spur economic growth and get Virginia's Fifth District back to work."

Friday, April 10, 2015

Family Research Council Files Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court Marriage Case

April 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On March 31st, Family Research Council filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the upcoming April 28th hearing in which the Court will review state definitions of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. These cases have been consolidated under the name of Obergefell v. Hodges.

FRC's brief debunks the argument that the "fundamental right to marry" includes a right to marry a person of the same sex, as well as the contention that limiting marriage to opposite-sex unions constitutes a form of sex discrimination.

The brief also challenges the argument that the male-female marital definition discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, noting that issuers of marriage licenses have never inquired into the sexual orientation of the (opposite-sex) spouses-to-be.

In a unique observation, FRC highlights (and lists in an appendix) previous same-sex marriage court cases in which one or more of the plaintiffs acknowledged that they had previously been legally married to a person of the opposite sex. This observation demonstrates either that sexual orientation is not immutable, that same-sex-attracted individuals are able to obtain marriage licenses, or both.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"The American people will not accept marriage redefinition by judicial fiat from any court including the Supreme Court. Americans have not reached a 'broad social consensus' on the redefinition of marriage. The Justices need to remember this fact. Judges should not impose on the states something that will only cause deep social division. We continue to hear the narrative from those seeking to redefine our most basic social institution that thirty-seven states have same-sex 'marriage.'

"In reality, voters in only three states have endorsed redefining marriage.

"Americans should be free to uphold marriage as it has always been defined, the union of a man and a woman," concluded Perkins.

To review FRC's amicus brief, please see:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Author Event at the Museum Sunday 4-12

Spreading the word about this highly-regarded Author coming to Culpeper to review one of his books.  Please attend, if possible, and share this flyer with others who are interested in Culpeper history that extends back to the time this area was considered to be the "Western Frontier" of an emerging freedom loving group of colonies.

Author Event

Sunday April 12 at 2 pm at the Museum of Culpeper History


Title:  Lord Dunmore's War of 1774: Precursor to the Revolution


Outline:   1. The western border timeline from Braddock's defeat to Dunmore's                         War

              2. Militia organization in Virginia

              3. Lord Dunmore,, final Royal Governor of Virginia, seizes Pittsburgh 

                  and Western Pennsylvania

               4. Outbreak of war with the Shawnees and Mingoes of Ohio 

               5. Events of the war and role of the Culpeper militia in the Battle of

                  Point Pleasant.  Actions of Culpeper's Colonel John Field in the 


               6. Summary of the impact of Dunmore's War on the work-up to the 

                   Revolutionary War and relations with Ohio tribes during the 


               7. Brief but shameless plug for novels of the Forbes Road Series and

                   how they fit into the events of the period.

               8. Questions from attendees


Robert J. Shade is a former naval officer, whose career led to command of three ships,

including a guided missile destroyer. On shore duty, he specialized in financial

assignments, including manager of the Navy's weapons procurement program and

comptroller of a naval shipyard. After leaving the service, he practiced tax and small

business accounting in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia until 2010.

In 1994, Mr. Shade began in-depth studies of American history during the colonial and

revolutionary period. This led to his authorship of the Forbes Road Series, which tells the story of young German gunsmith and marksman Wend Eckert's journey to maturity on the

Pennsylvania and Virginia border during the violent period which included the French and

Indian War, Pontiac's Rebellion, and Lord Dunmore's War. The series consists of the

novels Forbes Road (2012), Conestoga Winter (2013), The Camp Follower Affair (To be published in April 2015), and Lord Dunmore's Folly (Late 2015). He is currently conducting

research and preparing storylines which will carry the characters of the Forbes Road books

through the Revolutionary War. Since the late 1990's, Mr. Shade has also presented

historical lectures before various civic groups.

Mr. Shade earned a Bachelor's Degree in American History at the University of North

Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master's Degree in Financial Management at the Naval

Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He has previously authored non-fiction articles

in military journals including The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings and Surface Warfare Magazine.


Ms. Lee Langston-Harrison, Executive Director

Museum of Culpeper History

113 S. Commerce Street

Culpeper, VA 22701

540-829-5954 (direct line)



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Staff Members from Congressman Robert Hurt's Office to Hold Local Office Hours in Brunswick, Fauquier, Charlotte, and Greene Counties

Monday, April 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt's (R-Virginia) office will hold Local Office Hours in Brunswick, Fauquier, Charlotte, and Greene Counties on Friday, April 10 to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies. For more information, please visit our Local Office Hours Interactive Map

Friday, April 10, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Brunswick County Administrator's Office - 3rd Floor

228 Main Street

Lawrenceville, VA


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Warren Green Building - 1st Floor Meeting Room

10 Hotel Street

Warrenton, VA


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Charlotte Administration Building - Conference Room

240 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A

Charlotte Court House, VA


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Greene Administration Building - Board Conference Room

40 Celt Road

Stanardsville, VA






Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FRC Applauds Arkansas Legislature for Overwhelmingly Approving the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Arkansas House of Representatives by a vote of 67 to 21 gave final approval to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Family Research Council (FRC) has long supported state RFRAs, which have already been enacted in 20 states since 1996 based on the federal law signed by President Bill Clinton.

FRC President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"Family Research Council applauds the Arkansas legislature for voting to join 20 other states in aligning themselves with federal religious freedom law. Courageously ignoring the rants of the intolerant left against this legislation, Arkansas's Governor and legislators are standing up for the freedom of people to live out their beliefs.

"If there were not a growing hostility toward faith, there wouldn't be a need for RFRAs. As Americans, we have a proud tradition of respecting each other's differences. But, under the policies and influence of the Obama administration, religious intolerance has grown significantly.

"Americans of all political persuasions and all religions who care about the freedom to live according to one's beliefs --without government coercion -- should support RFRAs," concluded Perkins.

Josh Duggar, FRC Action's Executive Director, added the following comments:

"I applaud the 67 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives who voted today to pass H.B. 1228, The Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This bill is simple and to the point — that people cannot be easily trampled by the government simply for living out their religious beliefs. We are thrilled that Gov. Hutchinson has indicated that he will sign this bill affirming that religious freedom is alive and well in Arkansas."