Saturday, October 30, 2010

Periello and Obama Supporters Literally Argue FOR Socialism Today



HOW MUCH DOES THIS BOTHER YOU?

Now go ask a veteran the same question!

ARE YOU ACTIVE AND INVOLED IN YOUR COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY... YET!?!?

How much more of YOUR money, freedom, property and liberty are you willing to hand over?

If you live in Virginia's 17th Senate District, you are currently represented by a man named Edd Houck who is one step away from voting like a Socialist on most every major subject that affects your family's money, property, freedom and unborn babies... but Edd is a "nice guy" right? So what's a few extra dollars each and every day from your pocket?  A LOT!

He's been bleeding you dry for 26 years in the state senate, are you prospering under the Houck thumb of big government and redistributed wealth programs?  ... HE IS!

And you have 366 days to do something about it!

Long live AMERICA and FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Wittman sweeps all major endorsements for 1st District!

Richmond Times Dispatch:

We endorse Rep. Rob Wittman in Eastern Virginia's 1st District. His expertise in marine science is especially useful for a leader in the efforts to improve the Chesapeake Bay without regulatory overkill. He seems far less susceptible than most members to Potomac Fever, or at least to the strain found outside the Northern Neck: Wittman frequently drives home to Westmoreland County when the workday ends at the U.S. Capitol. He is a solid fiscal conservative.

Freelance Star:

Wittman and Cantor get it. Mr. Wittman tells us frankly that Republican Congresses of the last decade ignored their stated small-government principles. He didn't say, but might have, that the current crisis in government spending began when GOP Congresses failed to pay for two shooting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Mr. Cantor, the House whip, is co-founder of the Young Guns Program, the aim of which is to elect a new generation of Republican congressmen untainted by Beltway cynicism. Mr. Cantor is, pardon the expression, smart as a whip, and Mr. Wittman is no intellectual night light, either. In any rejuvenation of the Republic, both are capable of playing important roles.

Daily Press:

He has grown into this role, and he talks about its needs, and the nation's, with a thoughtful grasp of the issue and a pragmatic eye to solutions - and little of the ideology that hollows out much partisan rhetoric.

His focus is on issues that are important to his district: jobs; the ratcheting up of government's burdens on businesses and the uncertainty that is shunting their plans off to the sidelines. He favors stringent controls on federal spending, which is essential if we are to keep this nation from heading into an economic morass and a statist social order that will rob it of its potential. His stance on immigration is reasonable: Address businesses' demand for labor with more realistic quotas on work visas, and make it easier for employers to check applicants' immigration status. And, for Virginia, it's a boon to have in Washington someone who understands Chesapeake Bay issues

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Debt has increased $5 TRILLION since Pelosi vowed, "No new deficit spending".

Time to fire Nancy Pelosi

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"Will someone please shut Krugman up??"

UK Daily Telegraph article

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Election week activities

October 28 meeting

If you want to help us fire Nancy Pelosi and take back our country, make sure you come to our October 28 meeting, this Thursday, 7 pm at Salem Church Library. We'll have important information for Precinct Captains and workers, our 72 hour program, and different ways everyone can lend a hand and help. We will also hear from Livingston Supervisor TC Waddy, and have the chance to ask him questions. A meeting not to be missed!


Cantor Victory Tour

Eric Cantor's Victory Tour will come by the area Monday, October 25:

1:00, Robinson's Tavern, 32345 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove, VA
Come talk with Eric and wish him well!



GOTV Event at Wittman HQ!

On October 29 from 2-5 pm, join Rob at the Fredericksburg Victory Office (located at 7 Butler Road, Falmouth) to get out the vote! Rob also desperately needs phone callers now until election day. Stop by his office anytime to help. We'll be there Tuesday nights at 7 for one hour!

Election Night Victory Party

November 2, election night, the Spotsy GOP will be holding a victory party. Special thanks to the Trampes for hosting the event! Come watch them count your vote and celebrate Republican victories across the country! 7:30 PM

Refreshments will be served 

From the Route 3, Gordon Road intersection proceed about 2 miles south on Gordon Road. At the end of a long white fence on your left, turn left onto Crystal Lakes Drive into the Fox Meadows neighborhood. Make an immediate left onto Tyrell Court and 11316 is the first house on the left.

11316 Tyrell Court

Fredericksburg



ForresterPAC
Kristin Forrester is a conservative town councilwoman in Dumfries, who has launched her own PAC to support conservative candidates in Virginia. They are having their first event this week- a fundraiser with Gov. Jim Gilmore!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 7-9pm
WHERE: The home of Sisc and Ben Johnson
4758 Wellesley Drive
Woodbridge, VA
Questions? Email or Call Kristin Forrester, Kristin@kristinforrester.com or 703-221-8311


October 25, 1:00 pm, Robinson's Tavern, 32345 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove, VA

October 26, 7-8 pm, Wittman HQ in Falmouth. Spotsy GOP phone banking night

October 27, 7 pm, Woodbridge. ForresterPAC event with Jim Gilmore

October 28, 7 pm, Salem Church Library. Spotsy GOP Monthly Meeting. Preparations for November elections.

October 29, 2-5 pm, Wittman HQ. GOTV event for Rob!

October 30, 10 am, Gander Mtn Parking Lot. Fredericksburg Patriots GOTV and membership rally

November 2, Election Day. Victory Party at 7:30, Paul and Michele Trampe's home!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Another article on academic freedom

Denver Post article

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Official Call: October 28 meeting

OFFICIAL CALL TO THE MEETING OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF SPOTSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA
I, Steven Thomas, do hereby issue a call for a meeting of the County Committee of the Republican Party of Spotsylvania, Virginia to be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia at 7:30 pm.
The Committee shall have the meeting space from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm for the purpose of non-official announcements and fellowship.


The updated agenda shall be:

1. Call to Order (7:30)
2. Invocation
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Republican Creed
5. Roll Call of 2010 Membership
6. Treasurer's Report
7. New Business:
A. Preparations for the November 2, 2010 election
B. Introduction of Bylaws changes to be considered in November meeting
C. Introduction of organizational changes to be considered in November meeting

8. Old Business
9. Adjournment (8:30)


Steve Thomas
Chairman
Spotsylvania Republican Committee

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Repost: Cantor article on earmarks

« Positive Platform: Young Guns

A step toward curing Washington’s spending disease – eliminating earmarks

Originally published in Politico
By: Rep. Eric Cantor
October 13, 2010 12:20 AM EDT

House Republicans took an unprecedented stand in March, imposing an immediate moratorium on earmarks for the remainder of the Congress. Yet, because the governing rules of one Congress cannot bind the next, this moratorium will expire on Jan. 3, 2011. I do not believe that should be allowed to happen.

A lot has happened over the last eight months. Unfortunately none of it has done anything to rein in spending, eliminate waste or send the message to frustrated people across this country that Washington gets it.

That is why the next Republican Conference should immediately move to eliminate earmarks. Should Republicans be elected as the majority party, I believe that we should extend the moratorium to the entire House – to Democrats and Republicans alike. And I encourage President Barack Obama and the White House to take a similar step.

There is no question that earmarks – rightly or wrongly – have become the poster child for Washington’s wasteful spending binges. They have been linked to corruption and scandal, and serve as a fuel line for the culture of spending that has dominated Washington far too long. These reasons alone would justify completely eliminating earmarks, but the basis for my position doesn’t end there.

The old adage that he who can’t be trusted to reform the “small” problems can’t be trusted to reform the “large” ones applies as much to government as to individuals. Both Republicans and Democrats have an enormous task before us if we are going to get America’s fiscal house in order.

We will have to propose and execute real reductions to existing programs. If we hope to preserve Social Security and Medicare for seniors, younger workers and our children, we must begin the conversation about common-sense ways to reform both programs.

These are big things – and there is little question that turning trillion-dollar deficits into surpluses, while starting to pay down our national debt, is an enormous mountain to climb. Yet the long climb to fiscal responsibility must begin with a few smaller, but necessary, steps.

If Republicans put forward real federal spending reductions while simultaneously returning to the old way of earmarking billions of dollars, we will rightfully forfeit the people’s trust. After all, how can anyone defend reducing spending for housing programs, for example, while still earmarking for their favorite local museum?

Additionally, over the last decade, Congress has spent too much time in the process of earmarking. Not only did the number of earmarks explode, but the amount of time spent by members and their staff soliciting, vetting, submitting and attempting to secure earmarks soared as well.

Congress must change its ways from the inside out. That means time once spent securing earmarks would be far better spent overseeing federal agencies, reforming federal programs, cutting spending or eliminating barriers to job creation and economic recovery.

The challenges confronting our country — and our Congress — are far too great for so much time and money to be spent on earmarks.

I have little doubt that this position is going to be controversial in Washington. I have heard the arguments from those who believe we need to return to earmarking. I believe it’s important to answer a few of them:

•Some assert that members should represent their constituents’ needs. Of course they should! Yet we, as conservatives, must not lose sight of the fact that Congress is the national legislature. It is our duty to consider those things that cannot be accomplished by state or local governments or, even better – private associations. When Congress spends a single dollar, that dollar is taken from the paycheck of a family in Culpeper, or a young worker in Richmond, or, as is now the case, borrowed and placed on their already maxed out credit card. We have an obligation to uphold the national interest, and that means ensuring that decisions about funding local streetscape improvements are returned to local officials.
•Some make the case that if Congress doesn’t earmark, unelected bureaucrats will decide how to spend the same money. In the next Congress, however, our mission must be to ensure that time is spent reducing spending — period. If bureaucrats are misspending funds or wasting them on low priority projects, our responsibility should be to conduct the proper oversight to hold them to account and fix the problem. Taxpayers deserve that we hold the administration accountable. In recent years, earmarking has taken the place of setting guidelines and conducting strong oversight. We will change that.
Earmarks are a symptom of a disease — and that disease is Washington’s runaway spending. There is no silver bullet. For us to successfully eliminate the sickness, several prescriptions are needed. One is to apply the current House Republican earmark moratorium to all House members.

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is the House Republican whip.

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Cal Thomas on Academic Freedom

CAL THOMAS
For release: 09/23/10
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Academic Freedom: Obama Edition
By Cal Thomas
Tribune Media Services
Raise your hand if you believe government has too (BEGIN ITALICS) little (END ITALICS) involvement in our lives. Put down your hands, members of the Obama administration.
During a previous political uprising in the 1980s, academic institutions managed to fend off conservative attacks on some of the subjects taught on their campuses — from “peace studies” to kinky sexual practices, to bad history — with cries of “academic freedom.” Where are those cries now that the federal government is on the verge of regulating the content of subject matter on college campuses and changing the way these institutions are accredited?
According to the Centennial Institute, http://www.ccu.edu/centennial/, a proposed new rule by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) “would place private colleges and universities under the ultimate control of state governments, rather than independent accrediting agencies. The notice of proposed rulemaking was posted in the Federal Register on June 18 for a public comment period ending Aug. 2. It could take effect as soon as November.”
Former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong, now president of Colorado Christian University, wrote a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan on July 30. In it, he warned of an “all-out politicization of American higher education, endangering academic freedom, due process and First Amendment rights.”
The American Council on Education, in a letter of its own, warned of “heavy compliance burdens” and “regulations that appear to overrule state law.”
Armstrong says the attempt by the government to regulate curricula “is part of an unprecedented power grab in which government has already moved to dominate such industries as automobiles, energy, health care, banking, home loans and student loans — and now seeks dominance over the colleges and universities themselves.”
Two Colorado Republican congressmen, Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman, have also sent letters to DOE in which they noted the proposed ruling would undermine “long-established independent accrediting agencies” (Lamborn) and potentially involve the government “in setting course requirements, quality measures, faculty qualifications and various mandates about how and what to teach.” (Coffman).
Imagine the outcry if someone identified with the tea party movement had made similar demands of a Republican administration concerning what is taught at Harvard or UC Berkeley. There would be protests in the quads and a lawsuit by the ACLU.
Conservatives have long believed that most universities are part of an “iron triangle” (along with big media and government) that keeps liberals and secularists in power. Controlling what is taught in schools, rather than encouraging true academic freedom, has been a successful strategy for shaping — some would say twisting — young minds and directing them in accordance with what statists and “living constitution” advocates believe.
If imposing outside agendas — from textbook content to course selection — is supposedly bad when conservatives do it (mostly in reaction to the liberal assault on any ideas that conflict with theirs), why is it not equally onerous when liberals push for state control and the dictation of course content at private colleges and universities?
It’s going to take more than one college president and two congressmen writing a letter to the secretary of education about this latest attempted government power grab. More members of Congress, other college presidents and newspaper editorialists must express opposition to this attack on the right of educators to teach what they believe to be essential courses that will result in a properly educated student who is fit for the real world.
This should not be confused with the liberal-secularist view of the world, which is what those behind this regulation apparently want to impose on students and their parents who, in many cases, are footing the bill and too often contributing to the destruction of young minds.
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Doug Wilder joins the majority of Virginians in backing ABC privatization

Why should government be selling us liquor anyway? If you agree with Gov. McDonnell, make sure to let the Spotsy BOS know!

Majority of Virginians agree with Gov. McDonnell

There are other ways to pay for transportation improvements without raising taxes. Between the VDOT audit, ABC privatization and a number of different initiatives the Governor is rolling out, smart government is winning out over big government.

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