Farm Inspection Bill Worse than Writs of Assistance

Liberty Farm

Liberty Farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Paris, Va

Mark Fitzgibbons | The Bull Elephant

The bill, however, has provisions that are worse than the Writs of Assistance, the general warrants that fomented the Revolutionary War and led to creation of the Fourth Amendment.

A farm inspection bill making its way through the Virginia General Assembly is designed to allow the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) to replace federal inspectors on Virginia farms, which is good. Virginia farmers assuredly would prefer Virginia inspectors over the Feds.

The bill, however, has provisions that are worse than the Writs of Assistance, the general warrants that fomented the Revolutionary War and led to creation of the Fourth Amendment. Continue reading

What a long, strange trip it’s been

Rick Buchanan | Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation

Resist DTOM“Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.” The words of Jerry Garcia are today taking on new meaning for us Tea Partiers.

For the seven years we have been working for truly conservative values, the Tea Party Movement has been minimized, marginalized, vilified, denigrated and assaulted.

Yet through it all, we have, unlike the paid members of Occupy, again and again risen to our task. Slowly but surely we have muscled up, put our heads down and turned what was a Democrat majority in the US House and Senate to a Republican majority. Just as significant, we worked with other grass-rooters to increase majorities of governorships from 31 to 33 and to win more than 900 state legislative seats that have switched hands from Democrat to Republican since 2009. Republicans now control both legislative chambers in 32 states, compared to 13 for Democrats. Continue reading

Richmond Mayor Stoney’s Sanctuary City Directive Makes Richmond LESS Safe

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Editor’s Note: The Mayor has not declared a sanctuary, but this is a political statement and the crafting of an “open arms” or “welcoming community” to illegal aliens and an afront to the law abiding citizens of Richmond and the state of Virginia

Mayor Stoney’s directive commanding  the Richmond Police Department not to consent to participate with the Immigration Customs Enforcement 278(g) agreements, places the public at risk, as stated by the National Sheriffs Association.  They released  a position paper supporting the expansion of 287(g), stating:

“It is critical that local law enforcement maintain and build upon the partnerships with federal law enforcement to ensure that collectively we can promote, protect, and preserve the public safety and homeland security

Suzanne Shattuck | Virginia Free Citizen

Know this. Any government program that the liberal Left fight tooth and nail to keep around is not about the good of the American Citizen, but instead about keeping and grasping more power and control.


Such is the case with the fashionable trend found among liberal mayors from Cincinnati, Ohio, Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts, Seattle, Washington, Charlottesville, and now Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond, Virginia’s Mayor Levar Stoney offered a Mayoral Directive contains 3 points about why his city would be a great Sanctuary City. The first being, Continue reading

UTT Throwback Thursday: Virginia – From Jefferson to Jihad Loving

Civilization Jihad: Virginia politicians and law enforcement are smoozing with the enemy, the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas, and Virginia citizens need to know

John Guandolo | Understanding the Threat

The home of Thomas Jefferson is under assault again – this time it is by Virginia’s leaders who are more concerned with being liked by America’s enemies than with doing their duty in their official capacities, and Muslim leaders who lie about their true intentions.

From the Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler – who feels it necessary to assuage the feelings of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim American Society (see screen capture below) – to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Virginia Republican Chairman John Whitbeck, Virginia Delegate Sam Rasoul and others speaking at Muslim Brotherhood (MB) venues like the ADAMS Center, to Virginia Delegate John Bell falling over himself to praise senior Hamas/MB leader Imam Mohamed Magid, Virginia’s leaders are proving to be useful tools for our enemies. Continue reading

By Harboring Criminal Aliens, Sanctuary City Mayors Risk Billions of Funding Dollars

Editor’s Note: Richmond City Mayor Stoner is  shooting craps with money that should rightfully go to their constituents to help them live better, safer lives. Not only are the mayors violating federal law, they’re cravenly abandoning the voters who elected them.

Virginia State Capitol (Wikipedia)

By Joe Guzzardi

Through their defiance, mayors who govern the nation’s sanctuary cities are gambling on a long shot dice roll. At stake, according to American Transparency (OpenTheBooks.com), is nearly $27 billion in federal funds. America has more than 300 jurisdictions that have proclaimed sanctuary status. Among those 300-plus are 106 cities with the balance made up of states and counties.

President Donald Trump has ordered federal monies withheld unless those cities cooperate with immigration officials. Funding from the government to municipalities goes via Department of Justice grants to local law enforcement and through direct payments to assist with housing, education and community development.

Logically, major cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago have the most to lose. Illogically, their mayors are among the most vocal in their sanctuary support. On a per capita basis, Washington, D.C. received the highest amount of federal funding: $12,912 per family of four for a $2.09 billion total. Chicago received the second highest per capita federal funding: $7,768 per family of four, or $5.3 billion total. Continue reading