Virginia

pertaining to the U.S. state of Virginia

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.

Court: Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Reuters Staff

The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Mon. that VA's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a district court judge's ruling in Feb. striking down VA's prohibition on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 

Boneta Bill Passed; Virginians Need Teeth Against Zoning Abuses

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Fauquier Free Citizen

The Boneta Bill will lessen the need for litigation by giving localities incentive to enact and enforce zoning ordinances without violating property and other constitutional rights. It is targeted at the bad, and protects the good. Virginians regardless of political affiliation need this legislation.

Cantor Backers Bleed VA07 Dist. GOP Bank Account

Jamie Radtke, The Bull Elephant

Ray Allen, Mike Thomas, Donald Williams and ten other Cantor supporters continued their assault on the grassroots last night with a 13-6 vote on the committee to bleed the 7th District GOP bank account. 

Congressman Rob Hurt's Pyrrhic Victory

Our friend Jeffrey E. Knight tells the sordid truth behind a nasty intra-party rift created at the Virginia Fifth District Republican Convention by the Establishment's Rep. Robert Hurt. It's a full-on assault against conservatives.

'Hurting' Conservatives in Virginia's 5th District

Two things are abundantly clear after Virginia's May 17 Fifth District Convention. Congressman Robert Hurt is intent on ruling the district with an iron fist, and there is no room at his table for conservatives and longtime loyal Republicans – even those that worked hard to elect him just two years ago.

VA Lawmaker: ‘Downzoning’ Undercuts Property Rights

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

VA State Delegate Brenda Pogge says “politics, not sound commonsense” are driving an Eastern Shore county campaign to zone out agricultural activities. “Downzoning always results in a loss of property rights, and we may be looking at 5,000 to 7,000 citizens losing freedoms that they already enjoy,” Pogge said.

McAuliffe Bankrolled by Planned Parenthood; Pushes Looser Abortion Rules

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a friend of Planned Parenthood (his campaign's 4th largest contributor) is ordering the Virg. Board of Health to review state regulations that impose the same construction standards for hospitals on first-trimester abortion facilities. It's an obvious move to loosen clinic standards in favor of abortion.

VA GOP Election Stolen; They Get to Keep It

Jamie Radtke, The Bull Elephant

The VA 5th Cong. ruled that the slating that occurred in Campbell Co. was illegal, but they refused to do anything about it! Conserv. R's must turn out all their delegates. The 5th Convention Credentialing Comm. must seat all properly filed delegates.

Overturn Judge’s Ruling, Restore Real Marriage

Washington Times Editors

A court in Richmond could be a bulwark for the states. The judges of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear Bostic v. Schaefer, the activist decision of US Dist.

Does The Constitution Still Apply In Fairfax Co. Virginia?

George Mason, one of the fathers of the Bill of Rights, must be rolling in his grave at Gunston Hall in Fairfax County, Virginia, as the county Board of Supervisors considers an ordinance that would ban assemblies of groups larger than 49 individuals at private homes.

The Racist Roots of Virginia's Land Use Laws

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Fauquier Free Citizen

The deck is stacked against those who challenge unconstitutional and abusive enforcement of local land use decisions. The enforcement provisions are set up to allow localities to discriminate. Under this system, counties are allowed to pick land use winners and losers.

VA's McAuliffe May Bypass Legislature to Expand Medicaid

Laura Vozzella, Washington Post

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is considering expanding health coverage without the approval of the state legislature, a move that would muscle his top priority past Republican opponents but also throw his young administration into a partisan firestorm and uncertain legal territory.

GOP Duels Over Dems Crashing Fauquier VA Party

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

A recent party election is being contested by a group of candidates led by former committeeman Cameron Jones claiming the vote was hijacked by Dems who were called upon to go to the polls and vote for the GOP-E candidate. 

Rubin Provides Another Estab. Attack on the Conservatives

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuzniki.com

It is literally every day that the Republican Establishment attacks the tea party. GOP-E's Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post thinks that the Dems. should win in states like Virginia, rather than Constitutional conservatives.

Conservative Critics of Gov't Are 'Freaks' Who 'Will Need Kevlar'

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

The highly charged posts of county supervisor Holder Trumbo came shortly after two recent events, and are emblematic of the civil war taking place within the GOP in Virginia and nationally. 

Lib. Guv Uses 1st Veto to Kill Gun Bill

Washington Free Beacon Staff

Virginia Dem. Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his first official veto to strike down a gun rights bill (Del. Ben Cline’s HB962) that he had unsuccessfully tried to weaken through an amendment.

VA Adopts Bipartisan Law Protecting Property Rights

Alex Newman, The New American

Property owners and farmers in VA are celebrating after another victory in the battle against oppressive gov't schemes infringing on private-property rights. The Boneta Bill was signed into law after a public uprising. 

Farmers Win Land-Use Fight; ‘Food Freedom’ Next

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

VA farmer Martha Boneta calls newly enacted land-use legislation a landmark event that will boost agricultural entrepreneurs and hopes it adds to the momentum for recovering or protecting even more individual freedoms.