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Virginia, We Love You!

April 25, 2012 by  

Virginia has been my home for 55 years: the mountains of the Southwest, the beaches of the Southeast and Northern Virginia where I raised the family.

Driving along the highways and enjoying the beauty always brings a rush of joy and thankfulness!

The family has lived on land once owned by George Washington and near land owned by George Mason’s family. Mount Vernon was just “down the parkway” from the family home of 36 years. But my sense of pride in Virginia has never been greater than today, because the Virginia Legislature and Governor Bob McDonnell have worked together to protect the State from the juggernaut of tyranny unleashed on America with the National Defense Authorization Act (sections 1021 and 1022.)

The new law, to take effect on July 1, states:

“Prevents any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the conduct of the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a United States citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation.”

Delegate Bob Marshall from Manassas wrote HB 1160 and shepherded it through the process. Bless him!

It took much prayer and work, and there’s no doubt that jigs are being danced in heaven.

The 10th Amendment Center has been educating and encouraging Americans to be active in Constitutional advocacy. This author (soon to be 80 years old) spent much time in prayer, phone calls and email communication with legislators and with the Governor’s office. Many others have done the same. Let’s celebrate now and encourage all other American States to follow our example.

“We’ve only just begun” can be a motto for us.

There’s a long way yet to go, but we’ve got momentum now and, after all, we believe along with Winston Churchill: “Never give in–never, never, never, never!”

–Raylyn Terrell

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  • dan

    Thanks Raylyn…that’s pretty inspiring news from ‘the old-Dominion” at a time that’s
    troubled ,to say the least.

  • american

    Yes Virginia! I was born in Richlands as were My parents, brother- paternal grandparents and ancestors back to being brought to Virgnia in 1603 by King James as captured slaves- as my ancestors (Scot-Irish fought England for their freedom).They have fought in every war from the Revolutionary War to these that are ongoing now.I am Daughter of the Revolutionary War, a a Daughter of the Civil War also. of my home State. I love Virginia.

    • Daniel Blevins

      The year was 1619 and Africans were brought to Jamestown by the Dutch.
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  • Donald York

    Virginia is beautiful! I have a sister named Virginia Ann. My wifes sister lives on Smith Mountain lake near Roanoke.

  • Deerinwater

    I’ve always want to go see Virginia! Civil War veterans seem to speak as if they were in love with the land itself. I love to see and witness Gods handy work. Seems he did a fine job all over our great nation.

    It’s a strange love we have with the land in Texas

    http://player.vimeo.com/video/22132017?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0

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