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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Favorite Politician: Bob Marshall, Virginia Delegate

Bob Marshall is a man of principle who will never sell out to the special interests. He calls for constitutional governance. "Authority comes from the people.... This fight [healthcare] is a fight over whether you are a citizen or you are a serf!"

Read the Constitution and ask politicians the hard questions and support Bob Marshall. He is currently introducing a personhood amendment in Richmond. See the text below the video and the list of members of the Courts of Justice Committee who will be reviewing the bill. If you live in Virginia, ask for their support and please pray for passage of this bill.

Offered January 13, 2010
Prefiled January 5, 2010
A BILL to extend the constitutionally guaranteed rights of unborn children.
Patron-- Marshall, R.G.
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Whereas, the Constitution of Virginia provides in Article I, Section 1 that all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety; and
Whereas, the Constitution of Virginia further provides in Article I, Section 11 that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. § 1. That a human being is any organism, including an embryo, who possesses a genome specific for and consistent with a member of the species Homo sapiens. For the purposes of certain inherent and constitutionally guaranteed rights, every human being is deemed a legal person in the Commonwealth.
§ 2. Unborn children have protectable interests in life, health, and well-being, and the natural parents of unborn children have protectable interests in the life, health, and well-being of their unborn children.
§ 3. Subject to the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Virginia, the laws of the Commonwealth shall be interpreted and construed to acknowledge on behalf of all human beings, including unborn children at every stage of development, the equality and inherent rights guaranteed by Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution of Virginia and the right to due process guaranteed by Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of Virginia.
§4. Nothing herein shall be construed to expand, limit, or otherwise modify any determination of law regarding what constitutes appropriate medical services for pregnant women.

Delegate Dave Albo: (804) 698-1042

Delegate Patrick Hope: 804) 698-1047

Delegate Terry Kilgore: (804) 698-1001

Delegate Jennifer McClellan: (804) 698-1071

Delegate William Cleaveland: (804) 698-1017

Delegate Clay Athey: (804) 698-1018

Delegate Bill Janis: (804) 698-1056

Delegate Robert Bell: (804) 698-1058

Delegate Benjamin Cline: (804) 698-1024

Delegate Sal Iaquinto: (804) 698-1084

Delegate Todd Gilbert: (804) 698-1015

Delegate Chris Peace: (804) 698-1097

Delegate Jackson Miller: (804) 698-1050

Delegate Manoli Loupassi: (804) 698-1068

Delegate Joseph Johnson: (804) 698-1004

Delegate Ward Armstrong: (804) 698-1010

Delegate William Barlow: (804) 698-1064

Delegate Vivian Watts: (804) 698-1039

Delegate Dave Toscano: (804) 698-1057

Delegate Charniele Herring: (804) 698-1046


Anonymous said...

What was the outcome of the bill on Monday? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You do know that he believes that disabled children are God's judgment on women who have had abortions, right? What a GREAT man of God he is. He needs to be recalled, posthaste.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

That's ridiculous! Bob has never said any such thing. First of all, disabled children are no punishment to anyone. Check out the video on this blog - God doesn't make mistakes. Every family I know with a disabled child considers that little one a great blessing, not a punishment. And the Marshalls have nothing but compassion for women who have had abortions. Your statements show nothing but your own ignorance and willingness to slander behind the coward's wall of anonymity.

Anonymous said...

"The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children.

"In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There's a special punishment Christians would suggest." - Bob Marshall

No need to spin that quote. It gives me a clear view into his thinking on abortion and the lengths he'll go to fight it with or without facts.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

There's an old saying: "God always forgives, man sometimes forgives, Nature never forgives." The fact is that abortion, especially aborting a first pregnancy damages the cervix which causes a high increase in premature births, the greatest cause of mental and physical disabilities in newborns. That's a fact of nature.

As for the punishment, ask the women of Silent No More. I think they would agree that they have experienced that punishment inherent in their actions. The bible says the sins of the fathers are visited on the children. Does that mean God is an evil being who zaps kids for the adults' sins? No, it means children suffer from their parents sins. Ask the children of abusive alcoholics if that's a fact. Or children of drug or alcoholic moms born with fetal alcohol syndrome or hooked on cocaine. Bob's statement is one of fact. Christians also preach absolute forgiveness for the repentant sinner. That's true compassion and hope. Bob would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. And your interpretation of his quote is a distortion.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Bob Marshall is being slandered because of the false reporting of a student who misquoted him saying that he said handicapped children were God's punishment for abortion. Never happened. Check out the post and video below. What I described in my comments is exactly the point Bob was making. Choices have consequences and sometimes they're bad ones.