Virginia

pertaining to the U.S. state of Virginia

An Ivory Tower Fourth Amendment View to Be Ignored

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, ConservativeHQ contributor and constitutional lawyer, provides a strong rebuttal on Fourth Amendment specialist Professor Orin Kerr's misleading and internally contradictory view of the Virginia House of Delegates' 21st Century Fourth Amendment (HJ 578), which is designed to add clarity for citizens, law enforcement, lawyers and judges on unreasonable search and seizure.

Cuccinelli and Fitzgibbons Call for a Much-Needed Facelift of the Fourth Amendment

We need clarity that mundane tasks of communicating through private emails or storing data in the cloud are subject to clear constitutional protections against government invasion.

Why It’s Time for a 21st Century Fourth Amendment in Virginia

Virginia Delegate Rich Anderson of Prince William County is a real patriot. Anderson has introduced HJ 578, an amendment to Virginia’s Constitution to prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures. 

Dem McAuliffe to Push New Gun Restrictions

Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Monday will call for a package of gun restrictions, including a renewal of the state’s one-a-month limit on handgun purchases and a requirement that private vendors at gun shows perform background checks. 

Omnesty: Cloward-Pivens Where Progressive Dem Donkeys Live

How much Cloward-Piven can blue state communities take before they walk away or, better yet, turn to another option? 2014 saw evidence that without President Obama on the ticket, the black community has little to gain by voting progressive as progressive support for Omnesty grows. Will traditionally Democrat blue collar communities follow?

Dem McAuliffe Deal Moves Money, Jobs Around

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

Dem. Gov. Terry McAuliffe boasts that his admin. has closed a record 228 econ.-development deals since he took office. Instead of creating new jobs, his new agreement will merely shift workers between 2 VA counties while pitting 1 state-subsidized company against another.

Terry McAuliffe Creates His Own Kermit Gosnell

Streiff, Red State

Under Terry McAuliffe, Virg. is about to dismantle the system of regulation governing abortionists and their operations. This is a payback to Planned Parenthood for their funding of his campaign. All of this serves to underscore the fact that abortion is a business.

Virg. Ignores Abortionists That Treat Women Worse Than Cattle

Chris Freund, The Federalist

Virginia authorities overlook abortionists who don’t wash their hands between examining women, use bloody instruments, and refuse to report potential sex trafficking.

Dem Defends Taxpayer Funding For Hamas

Paul Miller, Daily Signal

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., vows he’ll ensure a group of violent extremists gets cash from U.S. taxpayers. Connolly defended U.S. funding of the Palestinian Authority, even though it includes members of Hamas, which the U.S. classifies as a terrorist org.

SCOTUS Clears Path for Same Sex Marriage

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

The Supreme Court has declined to take up same-sex marriage appeals from 5 states, a decision that should usher in legal gay marriage to a majority of states. The court rejected appeals to laws banning gay marriage in IN, UT, OK, VA and WI. Lower courts had overturned the bans.

Saying ‘No’ to Illegal Kids Lands Town in Trouble

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

A Virginia town is the target of a racial discrimination complaint from a fair housing group and a closed college, the potential beneficiary of a plan to house illegal minors. 1,000 people showed up at a townhall meeting in the town of 1,300 to protest.

“Chicago” Republicans

Michael Giere, Virginia Free Citizen

The Republican Party has become essentially irrelevant. It now exists to ensure the consultants are well paid; but unlike its Dem. opposition, the Repubs. haven't learned how to use the media, social platforms, protests, micro-targeting and organization to back up candidates. 

14,646 Duplicate Voters Flagged in VA, MD

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

An election-integrity group is challenging the status of nearly 15,000 voters reportedly registered in both Fairfax County, Virginia, and Maryland.

Va. Repub. Rep. Asks State GOP to Postpone Contentious Meeting

Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post

The battle for control of the GOP of Virginia mounted with new discord between 3 officials & conservative activists. 3 of VA’s GOP Reps. urged VA GOP leaders to delay a meeting that's expected to be a contentious showdown over control of party leadership posts.

McAuliffe Vows to Push OCare Medicaid Expansion Despite Budget Shortfalls

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

Even as VA's Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) emphasized that budget cuts need to be made as a $2.4 billion shortfall was revaled, he made it clear he still plans to find a way to use Obamacare to expand health insurance for Virginia’s poor—and he’s ready to use the power of his exec. office to do so.

VA State GOP Comm. Rules Against GOP-E Cheating

Tim Hannigan, Fairfax Free Citizen

Conserv. Cam Jones was called “McCarthy-esque” for challenging the vote in which estab. R's actively urged D's to vote for GOP-E choices, against conservs. Dem & Greenie supporters were elected to the county GOP comm. That election was overturned. Message to GOP-E: don't use D's to defeat conservatives in party races.

What Are Illegal Aliens Costing Schools In Your Neighborhood?

More than 37,000 children unaccompanied by parents are estimated to have crossed our southern border this year adding at least $4.74 billion to the burden on America's taxpayers.

Feds, State to VA Schools: Law Says Educate Undocumented Kids

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

With less than a month until school starts in September, Virginia taxpayers will be footing the bill for some of the thousands of undocumented school-age children who have come here in recent months.

‘Conservation’ Rule Fuels Land War in VA

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

“When an American family purchases and invests their hard work, sweat and love into a 64-acre farm zoned rural-agricultural, and then are told they can’t even engage in traditional agricultural practices, it is bait and switch,” says conservative VA farmer Martha Boneta. 

Vote Fraud Cases Go Nowhere w/ VA County Prosecutor

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

Four years after the Fairfax County election board began uncovering cases of alleged voter fraud, the local prosecutor has not taken action, and has nothing to say.