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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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