“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” – Preamble to the Declaration of Independence
How many Democrats today fundamentally believe that Governments grant us our rights? All of them! They believe that we have no rights, no property, no say except what they allow us to have. But we know the truth – rights are God-given and we have rights because we are people. And the government’s job – its only job – is to secure our rights from those who would deny them to us. King George III and the English Parliament forgot that, or never understood that. That is why a group of Englishmen went to Philadelphia in 1776, and a group of Americans left Philadelphia. That is where a nation was born. A nation that we proudly call home today.
It is our responsibility to uphold those great ideas in the Declaration of Independence, and to properly enact those provisions in the U.S. Constitution. Lately the road has seemed longer and more fraught than it should. Our society seems upended. But we hold onto these self-evident truths, and we fight each fight that needs fighting because we believe there is no alternative. There is nothing better now and there never will be.
As you celebrate this Independence Day, remember each generation had their own struggles and fights and as bad as it seems now, it has been much, much worse in the past. We will prevail if we fight – if we refuse to leave the field of battle. We have many elections this November, and the balance of power in Stafford County and in Richmond may depend on how well we do our jobs.
NEXT STAFFORD GOP MEETING
We will hold our next official meeting on Monday, July 10 at 7PM at the Falmouth Fire Station – 250 Butler Rd. The full call is below. We will be considering Endorsements for nonpartisan offices and other offices without GOP nominees. If you have questions, please let me know.
It is expected that we will move into Executive Session to consider confidential business. Executive Session is open only to active SCRC members, with special limited allowance made to others that the committee requires for the confidential business. Members have been sent a memo with additional details about the meeting.
All eleven Republican nominees will be given an opportunity to address the membership at the July meeting. Some of them you’ve heard from recently, and some not. All of them need our help and support to win in November.
7th DISTRICT BBQ
The 7th Congressional District Committee will be holding an Election Kickoff BBQ, Sunday, July 16 at 4pm at the Lilac Pavilion at Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Dr, Triangle, VA. Flyer is below with a QR code to reserve your spot. Sponsorships are also available!
ENDORSEMENTS FOR SCHOOL BOARD AND SUPERVISOR
Since School Board elections are non-partisan, we cannot have nominees. This year, School Board seats are open in George Washington, Griffis-Widewater, and Rock Hill. We also do not have nominees for the Supervisor seats in George Washington or Griffis-Widewater. We will consider endorsements for candidates in these five elections during our July GOP meeting. More information about the endorsement process has been sent to the membership. If anyone wishes to join the Endorsement Committee, we have an open spot. If you wish us to consider endorsing a candidate, please fill out this form and send it to me no later than 7pm Saturday, July 8. If there are any questions, please contact me at [email protected]
The Fredericksburg Fair will run from July 28-August 6 at the fairgrounds. We need volunteers to help staffing our booth, and set-up at the beginning of the fair. Volunteer slots can be filled by using our sign-up genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A4BACAB28ABF85-fredericksburg If you have trouble logging in, contact me or Charles Sterne at [email protected] for help.
I usually don’t go with a double quote, but President Calvin Coolidge put the truth of it as clear as day: “If all men are created equal, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions.” No wonder progressives don’t like the truth. There can be no progress beyond these truths.