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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

News Flash: Bill Bolling Drops out of Race for Virginia Governor

Bill Bolling pulled out of Virginia's GOP race for governor today leaving Ken Cuccinelli as Virginia's favorite son and likely nominee. The party will choose its candidate at a convention next May 18th to be held in Richmond, VA. Now is the time for all freedom loving, small government conservatives to get behind Ken and give him a boost as he heads against like Democrat opponent Terry McAuliffe. The contrast between these too couldn't be greater. Please sign up to be a delegate and while you're at it how about making a donation to Ken's campaign chest. Read more at Richard Viguerie's website

Let us commit to turning Virginia back into a red state where voters resemble Virginia's founders like Patrick Henry and George Mason. Both Patrick Henry and George Mason opposed the Constitution because they believed it gave too much power to the federal government. They led the fight against the federalists and were primary authors of the anti-federalist papers. (Did you ever hear of those? If not, that just illustrates once more that history is written by the winners.) In retrospect, they were prophets. It was these two statesmen who demanded that the federalists include a Bill of Rights in the Constitution. They had no illusions about the nature of man and they firmly believed in the natural rights of the individual against the state. Read more about these two great men here. And if you're a Virginian, join me and many others in Richmond on may 18th. Remember Patrick Henry's address to the Virginia Convention which caused his fellow delegates to cry, "To arms! To arms!":
The battle, sir [Convention President Peyton Randolph], is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. 
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Unless we embrace the courage and resolve of our forefahters we will see the death of the American experiment. Ken is a Constitutional conservative in the mold of Patrick Henry and George Mason. We need him at the helm in Virginia. We are in a battle every bit as real as that faced by those who opposed the tyranny of George III. Let's fight the battle at the ballot box and in the precincts. "To arms!"

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