Videos

  1. obamacare

    February 18, 2014
  2. Vote for John Whitbeck

    January 21, 2014

    Vote for John Whitbeck

  3. Justice

    October 1, 2013

    Ken Cuccinelli: Justice

  4. Threshold

    May 31, 2013
  5. Release The Documents

    May 3, 2013

    If Terry McAuliffe has nothing to hide, then he should take his own advice: "release the documents."

  6. Smoke & Mirrors

    April 12, 2013
  7. The Obama Sequester: He Was For It, Before He Was Against It

    February 28, 2013

    The Obama Sequester: He Was For It, Before He Was Against It

  8. "58 Trillion Dimes"

    February 17, 2013

    In the 2013 State of the Union, President Obama claimed his policies won't increase our deficit "by a single dime." But we've heard those promises before, and since President Obama took office, our national debt has increased by 58.6 trillion dimes. Full research briefing at http://www.gop.com/news/research/asingledime/.

  9. The Effect of Debt on American Families

    December 22, 2012
  10. "The Breakup"

    September 7, 2012

    "The Breakup"

  11. Kaine to Stand with Obama. Will He Stand Up for our Right to Work Laws?

    May 11, 2012

    From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

    "In a recent speech calling Tim Kaine a 'friend of labor,' President Barack Obama took a swipe at states - including Virginia - that have right-to-work laws. Not surprisingly, he misrepresented not only the laws but the facts.

    "The president says right-to-work laws are an attempt to 'take collective bargaining rights away.' No, they aren't."

    Will Tim Kaine be a "friend to labor," as he strongly hinted this week?

    Or will he take this opportunity to stand up to President Obama and defend our Right to Work law?

    Tim Kaine: Standing strong for Barack Obama's failed policies rather than standing up for Virginia's future.

  12. RNC Video: "Same Tired Rhetoric"

    April 5, 2012

    The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video "Same Tired Rhetoric" showing President Obama recycling the same scare tactics he used last year to demean the House Republican budget. Even though his own 'budget' has not received a single vote in Congress in the last two years, he's all too willing to continue attacking House Republicans for their leadership. It's telling that his own Press Secretary Jay Carney admitted today that "He could have, and did in many ways give the same speech last year at this time."

  13. Expanding Energy Production to Create Jobs, & Help Pay for Better Roads & Bridges

    February 6, 2012

    Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office on February 04, 2012

  14. 1,000 Days Without a Budget

    January 30, 2012

    Video and text via Speaker John Boehner's blog:

    Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office on January 23, 2012:

    The movie trailer builds on our mock movie poster released Friday and contains several helpful reminders heading into the State of the Union Address. For example:

    • The trailer begins by reminding Americans of the downgrade to AA+ on President Obama's watch, and of the threat of future downgrades if serious action isn't taken to address our spending-driven debt crisis and protect our entitlement programs from going bankrupt.
    • Far from strengthening our economy, President Obama's policies - more spending, higher taxes, more regulations - are making our economy worse. Since President Obama took office, 1.7 million fewer people have jobs, gas prices have doubled, and the health care law is making it harder for small businesses to hire and provide health insurance to their employees.
    • President Obama says "we can't wait" for action on jobs -- even though that's exactly what his rejection of job-creating projects like Keystone XL has out-of-work Americans doing: waiting.
    • The 'stimulus' spending bill failed to keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent as the administration predicted. Instead, it's been higher than 8 percent for nearly three years.
    • The House has passed nearly 30 bipartisan jobs bills that have been blocked by the Democratic-controlled Senate -- common-sense bills to remove government barriers to job growth, stop Washington from spending money we don't have, and get government out of the way of small businesses. You can see the full list here and learn more at jobs.GOP.gov.
    • Instead of passing a budget of their own, Democrats attacked the House-passed budget which would cut spending, preserve and strengthen our entitlement programs, and help create new jobs. Their attacks earned them "four Pinocchios" from the Washington Post -- a dubious distinction reserved for outright "whoppers."
  15. Familiar Rhetoric, Failed Record

    January 26, 2012

    video via the RNC

  16. If You Were President " And Could Help Create Thousands of Jobs " What Would You Do?

    January 19, 2012

    Video via Speaker of the House John Boehner

    What would you do if you were president and, with one decision, could help create at least 20,000 jobs in the United States?

    That's the question posed by a new video released 21 days after President Obama signed legislation giving him until February 21st to decide on the popular Keystone XL pipeline extension.

  17. Martin Luther King Day 2012

    January 16, 2012

    The Loudoun County Republican Committee would like to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this remberence of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. King delivered the speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It is one of the most important speechs in our nation's history, and was a defining moment in the civil rights movement.

  18. Obama and Kaine, One and the Same

    January 10, 2012
  19. Obama's Failed Promises: Iowa Edition

    January 4, 2012

    Get the details about this and more at the GOP Briefing section of the RNC website

  20. Pearl Harbor Day 2011

    December 6, 2011

    "Air Raid on Pearl Harbor this is no drill"
    --Telegram from Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC) to all ships in the Hawaiian area, December 7, 1941

    The next day, at 12:30 p.m., President Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress and the Nation via radio.

  21. Aa Failure of Leadership

    November 29, 2011

    The RNC today launched a new web video showcasing President Obama's lack of leadership with the supercommittee negotiations.

    Read more: http://www.gop.com/index.php#ixzz1f6OsuEth

  22. Thanksgiving Day 2011

    November 23, 2011

    The Loudoun County Republican Committee would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving. President Ronald Reagan summed it up well in his 1985 Thanksgiving Day message when he said that of all the things we have to be to be thankful for, "none is more important than our liberty."

  23. Obama's Debt-End Tour

    October 19, 2011


    Video via the Republican National Committee

    The Debt-End Bus Tour Rides Again!

    Obama's "non-political" bus tour just happens to roll into two states he can't afford to lose

  24. Solyndra - Obama's "Good Bet"

    October 7, 2011

    President Obama says he has no regrets over betting $535 million of taxpayer's money on the failed venture Solyndra. President Obama's selective memory about the chain of events left taxpayers holding the bag for Solyndra's sweetheart government loan.

  25. Stimulus Spotlight Project: Solyndra

    September 28, 2011

    video via the RNC

    Solyndra was raided by the FBI on September 8th, 2011. Since then, President Obama hasn't been briefed on the incident. We're waiting...

    • "There's not a lot to brief him on." Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (9/15/2011)
  26. Press Conference to address the issues raised by Ron Speakman

    September 23, 2011

    On Wednesday, September 21, Loudoun County Republican Party Officials gathered at the courthouse in Leesburg to denounce recent smear tactics employed by independent candidate for sheriff, Ron Speakman. Speakman's attacks not only targeted Republican Nominee Mike Chapman, but the Republican party itself. Republican officials also denounced Speakman, as well as incumbent sheriff, Steve Simpson, for breaking pledges they made to supporters to honor the duly elected nominee.

  27. President Zero

    September 21, 2011

    The above following campaign video was made for Governor Rick Perry. The LCRC is not endorsing Perry at this time. This video speaks for all Republicans, it speaks for all Americans who believe in our exceptionalism, who believe as Reagan did that we are the shining city on the hill, and the last best hope for this planet against the dark night of socialism. Perry captured our national angst, and the conservative reaction to the defeatism of Obama and the liberal Democrats.

    President Obama is the apologist president. He is convinced that America has something to apologize for. Which is why he bows and scrapes before every thug and dictator he can find. His meeting with the Saudi King is burned into our collective memory.

    By this measure Obama is not one who believes in American Exceptionalism. He is all too eager to hand over the mantle of leadership to others. He is all too eager to see us cut down to size. We as a nation will not be better off for it. We as a nation require true leadership, in these troubling times. What we got instead was a unimaginative, bloodless technocrat.

    Obama is the second coming of Carter, the differences between the two men are small. Both men are small. Both men ran on hope and change. Both men convinced the political middle of America that they were moderates, when nothing of the sort is true. Carter appreciates Obama - for now Carter will no longer find himself ranked at the bottom of the list of American presidents.

  28. September 11, 2011

    September 9, 2011

    The Loudoun County Republican Committee encourages everyone to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, by participating in one of the ceremonies in our county. We salute all those in our military, intelligence services, and diplomatic corps who have responded to the terrorist threat and given their lives in service to our country. It is because of them that we are safe and have not had another attack. We are also posting a video of Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) who delivered the weekly Republican address on September 11, 2010.

  29. Sound Familiar?

    September 7, 2011

    Same words, same speeches, same failed policies. It's time to change direction and defeat Barack Obama in 2012.

    Video via the RNC

  30. Obama's Debt End Tour

    August 16, 2011

    Help change America's direction by getting involved today! Contact us at info@loudoungop.com and we will let you know about volunteer opportunities where you live. Come visit us at our next meeting, which will be on August 29, 7:30pm, at Harper Park Middle School in Leesburg VA

    As Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman, said in a recent message to supporters:

    "Barack Obama is hitting the road this week in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois on a taxpayer-funded stunt to try and recapture the glory days of 2008's "Hope and Change" and once again use the liberal media to try and pull the wool over the American people's eyes'"

    Obama may be looking to cruise Main Streat, USA, but his policies have America headed for a "debt" end."

    "America simply cannot allow Obama and his Chicago political machine handlers to spin more fiction about his so-called "moderation" and "bipartisanship" around what is clearly the most radical left-wing White House that America has ever seen. You can help frustrate their schemes today."

    Video via the Republican National Committee

  31. Getting Results

    August 12, 2011

    Virginia's 2011 Budget Surplus: $311 Million

    Video via the Republican Party of Virginia

  32. Obama-Carter 2012

    July 25, 2011

    Friends-

    It's been said that history repeats itself, and a look at the evening news sure seems to bear that out. High unemployment, high gas prices, Washington paralyzed by a lack of Presidential leadership. I keep wondering when we will see bell-bottoms, sideburns, and eight-track tapes making a comeback!

    We've all heard the faint echoes of Jimmy Carter in President Obama's speeches for years, but it wasn't until this weekend that we sat down and took some notes comparing the two failed Democrat presidents. What we found was startling! You can see for yourself by clicking here or going to www.ObamaCarter2012.com

    After watching the video, I think you will agree that the Democrats have embraced a unique strategy for 2012: Embrace Jimmy Carter! I think the Obama/Carter team already has a clear message: "Four more years of malaise is just fine for America!"

    The defining moment of the 1980 Presidential election came when Ronald Reagan looked into the camera at the debate and asked, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

    Friends, the same needs to be asked today. It seems that the Presidency of Barack Obama is the never realized second term of Jimmy Carter. Let's all hope that next year we don't choose an unprecedented third term. Check out www.ObamaCarter2012.com to learn more about why it is critical that we end the malaise, get our economy moving again, and create jobs.

    And all it takes is leadership. While President Obama may blame his problems on a divided Congress (Democratic Senate and a Republican House) let me remind him that that situation is not unique to just Washington DC.

    Here in Virginia we have a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Republican majority in the House, yet we just announced that for the second straight year we have balanced our budget and are running a revenue surplus of $311 million. Our unemployment rate has dropped significantly to 6.0% and despite the fact that our former part-time Governor and full-time DNC Chairman Tim Kaine left us with a $6 billion budget deficit, we have been able to get things turned around by cutting spending and responsibly reducing the size and scope of our state government, all without raising taxes. That's what leadership will do. In Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell has gotten things done by bringing people together, solving problems, and finding a way to get results. Unfortunately for the rest of the country, President Obama hasn't followed Governor McDonnell's lead.

    I hope you will check out www.ObamaCarter2012.com to learn more about how you can help make Barack Obama a one-term President, like Jimmy Carter.


    Sincerely,



    Pat Mullins

    Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia

  33. Message from Howie Lind

    June 28, 2011

    Howie Lind, Chairman of the Republican 10th Congressional District Committee of Virginia shares a message about the importance of getting involved in this year's campaigns.

  34. Founding Principles " Individual Rights

    June 22, 2011

    "I want you to look at the birth of a miracle: the United States of America. If it is ever proper for men to kneel, we should kneel when we read the Declaration of Independence. The concept of individual rights is so prodigious a feat of political thinking that few men grasp it fully - and 200 years have not been enough for other countries to understand it." - Ayn Rand

    Our country was the first and only country in history that was founded on a brand new idea, the idea that people have rights. These rights are:

    • the right to one's own life (which includes that which one has worked for)

    • the right to one's own liberty (freedom to live the way you want provided you don't hurt anyone else)

    • the right to pursue one's own happiness (not everyone else's-yours)

    When America was created, there was another new idea - the idea that the only legitimate purpose of government was to protect these rights, to make sure no person violated the rights of another. Government was not there to tell men what to do, or how to live their lives, or to take by force what each man has earned by his own efforts to give to another. Initiation of force was banned from human relationships. The only proper use of force was in retaliation against those who had initiated force or fraud against another. Force was only used as a means of defending rights through three branches of government: the police, the military and the courts. And that's it. The purpose of government was to only do that one thing and nothing else. It was to protect individual rights.

    The implementation of these two ideas created something unseen before on the face of the earth. For the first time men were free from other men. They were no longer subservient to a lord, master or king. They could live their lives and pursue their goals independently yet associate with each other voluntarily instead of by force. With individual rights as a guiding principle, all other freedoms fell into place: economic freedom, religious freedom, social freedom, freedom of association, contractual freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to bear arms and so on. And look what happened. The United States of America became the happiest, wealthiest, most prosperous, most advanced nation on earth. It was also the most moral country because it recognized individual rights.

    But the concept of rights has been corrupted over time. Now people claim they have a "right" or are entitled to things like an education, medical care, food, housing and so on. But if people have a "right" to something, it means that somebody has to provide it. And when someone has to provide something against his will for someone else, there is only one word to describe it-slavery. Yet if man's survival is the objective, freedom is imperative. Since man does not automatically know how to survive, he has to use his mind in order to figure out how to live. He requires freedom so that he can think and act in accordance with the conclusions of his mind. Therefore, a moral country provides the conditions necessary for this to happen and there is only one political system that does this-Capitalism.

    Capitalism is a social system based on the concept of property rights. Without property rights, you have no right to your own life. If you can't keep what you have worked for in order to support and enjoy your life, if you have no say in what happens to your property, you have no power over your decisions and actions, which means your rights to your life, your liberty and the pursuit of your happiness have been taken away. Is this happening here in the United States? Yes, it is. Can it be saved? Only if Americans discover our founding principle of individual rights and eliminate the government programs and laws that don't protect them. Here are just a few examples:

    • Re-distribution of wealth doesn't protect rights. The man who earns an honest living has his money taken against his will (theft) to be given to someone else. His right to what he has worked for, that which supports his life, has been violated.
    • Socialized medicine doesn't protect rights or life. The doctors become slaves of the state that regulates how they should practice medicine and the patients no longer can choose the best treatments for the best prices. Their right to use their own minds to decide what to do and to form contractual agreements with each other has been violated.
    • Social Security doesn't protect rights. The man who wants to invest for his future the way he chooses can't, because his money is taken away from him to give to someone else. His right to his property, to what he has earned, has been violated.
    • Regulations on businesses don't protect rights. The businessman can't hire or fire someone without going through a "process" dictated by the government. His right to use his mind to make decisions regarding voluntary associations has been violated. When oil companies aren't allowed to drill for oil, their property rights are violated. Companies that have to follow government mandates lose the freedom to be innovative. The right to think, form conclusions and take action with property has been violated.
    • Anti-trust laws don't protect rights. The businessman is treated as a criminal no matter what he does. If his prices are too high, too low or the same as his competitors, he can be prosecuted at the whim of some bureaucrat. His right to his property (to charge the price he wants in order to sell it) has been violated.
    • Bail-outs and subsidies don't protect rights. The government decides who succeeds and who fails instead of citizens who trade with each other. Taxpayers pay to support businesses by force through their tax dollars and become poorer because of it. The right to freedom of association and property has been violated.
    • Welfare programs don't protect rights. The person who wants to give money to a charity of his choice has his money confiscated for government programs that he may or may not support. His right to use his property (his money) the way he wants has been violated.
    • Bans on consumption of certain foods don't protect rights. The right to one's own body is a property right and this is violated.
    • Taxation without representation doesn't protect rights. Money is stolen from one group of men to give to another. Re-distribution of other people's money is a direct violation of their property rights.

    Any violation of our rights completely contradicts the ideas of our Founding Fathers who were very serious about individual freedom. On February 25, 2011 Yaron Brook gave a rousing speech at the Tea Party Patriots Summit in Arizona where he pointed this out about the Founding Fathers: "They didn't say, 'We just want a little bit less taxes, please, King George.' They didn't say, 'Give us some liberty, please, King George.' They changed the world because they asked a fundamental question. And the question they asked is, 'Who does your life - does my life - belong to?' That's a question that people had never asked, because it was always obvious: your life belongs to the state, to the king, to some emperor, to somebody else - and it's your job to do his bidding. The Founders of this country said 'No: sovereignty belongs with the individual. My life is mine. Your life is yours. And nobody can take that away - not a king; but not even a majority!"

    If we want to restore freedom to our country, we must re-discover our roots. Our Founding Fathers were so committed to their revolutionary ideas that they were willing to put their lives on the line for the document that laid the moral foundation for the United States of America-the Declaration of Independence. We need to be willing to do the same. We need to be willing to stand up and say: "My life belongs to me, not to the government, not to the state, not to King George, not to a welfare program, but…to me!" We need to believe in that principle and commit to that principle, the principle of individual rights.

  35. Results Matter

    June 7, 2011

    Hope and Change have Failed

    Friends,

    On Wednesday President Obama will be traveling to northern Virginia for his first in-state event since announcing his re-election plans. The topic of his visit? His job creation plan.

    Unfortunately for the American people, President Obama's plan for job creation and economic recovery is a failed vision. Under his policies, unemployment nationally continues to climb, folks are losing their jobs, their homes, and their hope for the future.

    Friends, the hope and change that President Obama offered in 2008 has failed and our nation's economy continues to stagnate.


    But here in Virginia, things are different.

    In Virginia we have a leader who understands what it takes to build a pro-business environment that helps create jobs and puts our folks back to work. New businesses are flocking to Virginia, jobs are being created in all regions of the Commonwealth, and Virginia's unemployment rate continues to decline, all in sharp contrast to what is going on in the rest of the country. President Obama could certainly learn a thing or two about job creation from our Governor, Bob McDonnell.

    Here at the Republican Party of Virginia we put together a one minute video which shows what a stark difference there is between the flawed economic theories of President Obama and the job creation results of Governor McDonnell. Please take a moment to watch it and then share it with your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors. I think it is critical that we show folks that there is a better way to create jobs, besides just hoping that a change in our economy is coming soon.

    You can watch the video by visiting www.RPV.org/ResultsMatter right now.

    I would also encourage you to consider making a contribution to the Republican Party of Virginia to help us keep getting this message out. Your donation of $25, $10, or even $5 will help us keep the pressure on President Obama and ensure that come 2012 we can send a leader to Washington who can deliver results.

    Sincerely,

    Pat Mullins, Chairman
    Republican Party of Virginia

  36. Memorial Day 2011 - Evergreen Freedom Foundation

    May 26, 2011

    The Loudoun County Republican Committee would like to recognize our fighting men and women of today and yesterday with this video tribute to our troops.

    WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,

    ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!
    God Bless Our Military

  37. Speaker John Boehner's Statement on the Successful Mission to Bring Osama Bin Laden to Justice

    May 5, 2011

    Speaker John Boehner's Statement on the Successful Mission to Bring Osama bin Laden to Justice

    May 2, 2011

    Washington
    - Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement tonight on the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden:

    "This is great news for the security of the American people and a victory in our continued fight against al Qaeda and radical extremism around the world. We continue to face a complex and evolving terrorist threat, and it is important that we remain vigilant in our efforts to confront and defeat the terrorist enemy and protect the American people. I want to congratulate -- and thank -- the hard-working men and women of our Armed Forces and intelligence community for their tireless efforts and perseverance that led to this success. I also want to commend President Obama and his team, as well as President Bush, for all of their efforts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice."

  38. Bob's 4 jobs Video

    April 27, 2011

    Governor McDonnell pledged during his campaign to have the central focus of his Administration would be on bringing more jobs and greater opportunities to every corner of the Commonwealth. While there's still more work to do, the Governor has achieved some impressive results thus far:

    • Unemployment has dropped from 7.2% in February, 2010 to 6.3% today - 3rd lowest east of the Mississippi;
    • Virginia has added 55,000 net new jobs since the Governor took office - 8th most in the country;
    • Virginia was named the most business friendly state in America in 2010.


    The Governor's office just released a short video compiling local television news coverage of many of the stops along the Governor's recent Virginia at Work! tour, during which he highlighted some of the great new job-creating business openings and expansions taking place throughout the Commonwealth, and I've included it below for your enjoyment. Please share it with friends and family, and thank you very much for your continued support!

    Video via BobMcDonnell.com, text via Virginia Oppportunity PAC

  39. No One Knows "Crazy Talk" Better than Harry Reid

    April 15, 2011

    No One Knows "Crazy Talk" Better than Harry Reid

    Video via the National Republian Senatorial Committee

  40. Obama the Uniter

    April 4, 2011

    Obama the Uniter

    Video via the National Republian Senatorial Committee

    Yes, he sure has united us.

  41. Punchline

    March 29, 2011

    Punchline!

    Video courtesy of the Republican National Committee's Youtube page

    You know Obama is in serious trouble when his "leadership" style is the punchline.

  42. Obama's Union Bosses

    March 3, 2011

    Obama's Union Bosses

    Video courtesy of the Republican National Committee. Via the RNC website:

    Here's the story, via the RNC website:

    Obama Works To Appease His Union Bosses As His Re-Election Campaign Nears

    WITH RE-ELECTION LOOMING, OBAMA IS BACK TO PANDERING TO UNIONS

    Unions Are Worried About The Effect New Labor Laws Will Have On Their "Finances And Political Clout." "Union leaders say overhauls of rules for public- and private-sector unions being considered in Wisconsin, Ohio and about a dozen other states threaten to accelerate the decline in membership nationwide and hurt organized labor's finances and political clout." (Kris Maher & Doug Belkin, "State Plans Anger Unions," The Wall Street Journal, 2/16/11)

    • "'It Could Cripple The Democratic Party In 2012,' Said Nelson Lichtenstein, Director Of The Center For The Study Of Work, Labor And Democracy At The University Of California At Santa Barbara." (Kris Maher & Doug Belkin, "State Plans Anger Unions," The Wall Street Journal, 2/16/11)

    So Obama "Thrust Himself And His Political Operation" Into Wisconsin's Budget Battle. "President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin's broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits and planning similar protests in other state capitals." (Brady Dennis & Peter Wallsten, "Obama Joins Wisconsin's Budget Battle, Opposing Republican Anti-Union Bill," The Washington Post, 2/18/11)

    ....follow the link above and read the whole thing

  43. Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday

    February 4, 2011

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Ronald Reagan

    The Loudoun County Republican Committee would like to recognize the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan with this video made by the Republican National Committee. Please take a moment and go to the RNC website and sign President Reagan's 100th birthday card.

    Ronand Reagan was an extraordinary man who guided our nation through extraordinary times. When he took office in 1981, the economy was in terrible shape and our military in need of repair. We had been embarrassed internationally by the Iranian hostage crisis and the Soviet Union was resurgent.

    When Reagan left office eight years later our economy was strong, our military dominant, and the Soviet Union on the verge of collapse. Reagan's steady hand guided our nation through some of it's most difficult moments.

    Reagan's indomitable spirit and insistence that "our best days are ahead of us" inspired Americans across our nation. His election campaign theme of "morning in America" captured the essence of his vision for our country.

    It is good that we should take time and reflect on his leadership, and how the lessons of his presidency could be applied today.

    Loudoun County Republican Committee

  44. Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) Delivers the Republican Response to State of the Union Address

    January 26, 2011

    Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) Delivers the Republican Response to the State of the Union Address

    January 25, 2011

    Good evening. I'm Congressman Paul Ryan from Janesville, Wisconsin - and Chairman here at the House Budget Committee.

    President Obama just addressed a Congressional chamber filled with many new faces. One face we did not see tonight was that of our friend and colleague, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. We all miss Gabby and her cheerful spirit; and we are praying for her return to the House Chamber.

    Earlier this month, President Obama spoke movingly at a memorial event for the six people who died on that violent morning in Tucson. Still, there are no words that can lift the sorrow that now engulfs the families and friends of the fallen.

    What we can do is assure them that the nation is praying for them; that, in the words of the Psalmist, the Lord heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds; and that over time grace will replace grief.

    As Gabby continues to make encouraging progress, we must keep her and the others in our thoughts as we attend to the work now before us.

    Tonight, the President focused a lot of attention on our economy in general - and on our deficit and debt in particular.

    He was right to do so, and some of his words were reassuring. As Chairman of the House Budget Committee, I assure you that we want to work with the President to restrain federal spending.

    In one of our first acts in the new majority, House Republicans voted to cut Congress's own budget. And just today, the House voted to restore the spending discipline that Washington sorely needs.

    The reason is simple.

    A few years ago, reducing spending was important. Today, it's imperative. Here's why.

    We face a crushing burden of debt. The debt will soon eclipse our entire economy, and grow to catastrophic levels in the years ahead.

    On this current path, when my three children - who are now 6, 7, and 8 years old - are raising their own children, the Federal government will double in size, and so will the taxes they pay.

    No economy can sustain such high levels of debt and taxation. The next generation will inherit a stagnant economy and a diminished country.

    Frankly, it's one of my greatest concerns as a parent - and I know many of you feel the same way.

    ....

  45. John Boehner on repealing ObamaCare

    January 19, 2011

    House Republicans Vote to Repeal ObamaCare

    January 19, 2011

    The House of Representatives voted today to repeal the massive health care bill the Democrats passed last March. The House passed the bill 245-189 with three Democrats voting with Republicans. Following are remarks delivered by Speaker of the House John Boehner shortly before the vote:


    "I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank all the Members of this body for a spirited, respectful debate on this critical issue.

    "Both sides of the aisle have very different viewpoints on what government's role in health care should be.

    "If there is one thing we do agree on, it's that this health care law needs improvement. The president himself said as much yesterday.

    "Why does it need improvement? Just look at the facts.

    "Yesterday, 200 economists and experts put out a letter calling ObamaCare 'a barrier to job growth.'

    "The letter talks about how employers are struggling to keep up with all the mandates and tax hikes in this law, flooding the job market with additional uncertainty.

    "The one thing the American people wanted out of health care reform was lower costs, which the authors of this law promised, but did not deliver.

    "According to these economists -- this law will increase spending by $1 trillion dollars -- that's 'at a minimum' -- and add nearly $1.5 trillion to the deficit.

    "So if we agree this law needs improving, why would we keep it on the books?

    "Why would we keep one hand tied behind our backs when we're dealing with near 10 percent unemployment and a $14 trillion debt?

    "If we can do better, then let's do better.

    "Let me be clear about what repealing this health care law means for families, small businesses, and taxpayers:

    "Repeal means preventing more than $770 billion in tax hikes and eliminating all the mandates and penalties so that small businesses can grow and hire new workers.

    "Repeal means reducing spending by $540 billion, another step in tackling the massive debt that faces our kids and grandkids.

    "Repeal means protecting more than 7 million seniors from losing or being denied the Medicare Advantage coverage they like.

    "Repeal means paving the way for better solutions that will lower costs without destroying jobs or bankrupting our government.

    "And repeal means keeping a promise.

    "This is what we said we would do. We listened to the people -- we made a commitment to them -- a pledge to make their priorities our priorities.

    "When you look at the facts... When you listen to the people... This is a promise worth keeping.

    "Let's stop payment on this check before it can destroy more jobs and put us in an even deeper hole.

    "Then let's work together to put in place reforms that lower costs without destroying jobs or bankrupting this government.

    "Let's challenge ourselves to do better."

  46. Martin Luther King Jr Day, 2011

    January 16, 2011

    The Loudoun County Republican Committee would like to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this remberence of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. King delivered the speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It is one of the most important speechs in our nation's history, and was a defining moment in the civil rights movement. Following are excerpts:

    "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity."

    "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition..."

    "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone..."

    "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream."

    "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.""

    "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood."

    "I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice."

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

  47. John Boehner's speech to the 112th Congress

    January 5, 2011


    Rep. John Boehner of Ohio was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives today after an historic election. The Republicans gained 63 seats in the House. In this new, 112th Congress, Republicans hold 242 seats to the Democrats 193. Following is the beginning of Rep. Boehner's speech:

    I am honored and humbled to represent a great, hard-working community in Congress. The people of Ohio's Eighth Congressional District continue to afford me the privilege to serve, for which I am deeply grateful.

    We gather here today at a time of great challenges. Nearly one in ten of our neighbors are looking for work. Health care costs are still rising for families and small businesses. Our spending has caught up with us, and our debt will soon eclipse the size of our entire economy. Hard work and tough decisions will be required of the 112th Congress.

    No longer can we fall short. No longer can we kick the can down the road. The people voted to end business as usual, and today we begin carrying out their instructions.

    In the Catholic faith, we enter into a season of service by having ashes marked on our foreheads. The ashes remind us that life in all its forms is fragile - our time on this Earth, fleeting. As the ashes are delivered, we hear those humbling words: "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

    The American people have humbled us. They have refreshed our memories as to just how temporary the privilege to serve is. They have reminded us that everything here is on loan from them. That includes this gavel, which I accept cheerfully and gratefully, knowing I am but its caretaker. After all, this is the people's House. This is their Congress. It's about them, not us. What they want is a government that is honest, accountable and responsive to their needs. A government that respects individual liberty, honors our heritage, and bows before the public it serves.

    ...

  48. RPV Presents: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...in Washington

    December 22, 2010


    RPV Presents: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...in Washington

    In the spirit of the season, a brief look back at last Christmas Eve and the devastating vote Democrat Jim Webb cast that night -- For your holiday entertainment and edification, RPV presents "Jim Webb's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.. in Washington." For those who don't get the reference to Webb's vote that allowed ObamaCare to become law, see here and here

  49. Virginia Judge Rules Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

    December 14, 2010


    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sent this message yesterday after Judge Henry E. Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that the individual mandate part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, what is commonly called "ObamaCare," is unconstitutional:

    Dear Defender of Liberty,


    As I told you earlier today, Virginia won the first round of the constitutional fight over the federal health care law. I also told you I'd get back to you with more details later in the day, and I'm keeping my promise.


    I will tell you up front that I will also go into still more detail later this week - when time allows.


    Arguments and Outcomes


    There were two basic arguments in this case.

    First, Virginia argued that the individual mandate was beyond the power of Congress and the President to impose under the Constitution. Specifically, Congress claimed that their regulatory power under the Commerce Clause allowed them to order you to buy their government-approved health insurance, even if you decide not to buy health insurance.


    The judge ruled that the federal government does not have the power to compel you to buy health insurance as part of its attempt to regulate the entire field of health care and health insurance. Thus, Virginia won this argument.


    Second, the federal government advanced a 'fallback' argument in case it lost on its commerce clause argument. The feds' fallback argument was that the financial penalty you have to pay if you don't buy the government mandated health insurance is a tax.


    This may sound like an odd argument from a political standpoint - usually they say everything is NOT a tax (in fact, they argued the penalty was not a tax while they were trying to get the bill passed); however, they changed position after the bill became law to try and save the bill. What they were trying to do was to get the courts to agree that because the penalty would presumably raise some revenue, it was therefore a 'tax' under the taxing and spending for the General Welfare Clause of the Constitution.


    No judge in the country has bought this argument, and Judge Hudson was no exception. He ruled that the taxing power of Congress does not save the bill, because the penalty for not buying the mandated health insurance is not a tax.


    The federal government only had to win on either of these two arguments, while Virginia needed to win both to prevail, and we won both!


    What's Next?


    Certainly the federal government will appeal their loss in the district court to the 4th circuit court of appeals within the next 30 days. And whichever side loses in the 4th circuit will certainly appeal to the Supreme Court. And no one has any serious doubts that ultimately the constitutionality of the individual mandate will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.


    That could take approximately (very rough approximation) two years. We are discussing with the Department of Justice accelerating the case, and those discussions have been very cordial thus far. More on that later.


    Conclusion


    Today is a great day for the Constitution. Today the Constitution has been protected from the federal government, and remember, an important reason for the constitution in the first place was to limit the power of the federal government.


    Today is also a day of a small degree of vindication. When we first filed suit, the screeching of the liberals was deafening. Everything from accusing us of playing politics instead of practicing law, to filing what they called a 'frivolous' lawsuit.


    I want you to know, that our team makes decisions based on the Constitution and the laws. Period. We deal with the consequences of our decisions separately, but first and foremost we have been and will continue to be true to the Constitution and laws of the United States and Virginia, regardless of whether it's easy or hard in any particular case.


    Thank you for your continuing support!

    Sincerely,

    Ken Cuccinelli, II
    Attorney General of Virginia

  50. A Day Which Will Live In Infamy

    December 6, 2010


    "Air Raid on Pearl Harbor this is no drill"


    --Telegram from Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC) to all ships in the Hawaiian area, December 7, 1941

    The next day, at 12:30 p.m., President Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress and the Nation via radio. Following are excerpts from his famous "Day of Infamy" speech:

    Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

    The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific....

    No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

    I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

    Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

    With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God.

    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.

  51. Obama and Webb are Next!

    December 1, 2010


    From his Nov 3, 2010 email:

    Friends-

    We did it!

    Because of your support, time and financial assistance we have retaken our Congressional majority here in Virginia! The time you spent going door to door, making phone calls, talking to friends, and taking our message to every voter made the difference. We are celebrating today because of your efforts.

    But our fight is not over. While the people of Virginia sent a strong message to former Congressmen Glenn Nye, Rick Boucher, and Tom Perriello, our work is not done. There is still a lot to do.

    Friends, Obama and Webb are next!

    Today, we are launching a new website, www.ObamaAndWebbAreNext.com because until we replace Jim Webb in the U.S. Senate our job is not complete. Jim Webb cast the deciding vote for Obamacare, voted to support the Value Added Tax, and has supported the failed economic policies of President Obama.

    I hope you will visit www.ObamaAndWebbAreNext.com to learn more about the Obama/Webb agenda and how it continues to hurt Virginia's families.

    While today we are able to celebrate the great victories by Congressmen-elect Morgan Griffith, Robert Hurt, and Scott Rigell, are waiting for the final results in the 11th Congressional District, and are happy about the re-election of Frank Wolf, Eric Cantor, Randy Forbes, Bob Goodlatte, and Rob Wittman, we must not forget that the fight must still go on to move our country forward.

    Sincerely,

    Pat Mullins, Chairman
    Republican Party of Virginia

    P.S. - Please check out www.ObamaAndWebbAreNext.com and help us keep working to move our country forward.

  52. Thanksgiving Day 2010

    November 25, 2010


    The Loudoun County Republican Committee would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

    We should take this time to revisit our history, to read and give thought to the Thanksgiving Day messages of our forefathers. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the settlers at Plymouth colony in Massachusets in 1621. President's George Washington and James Madison each issued proclamations, but it wasn't until 1863, during the Civil War, that Abraham Lincoln established the last Thursday in November as the a day of national annual event.

    Governor William Bradford's 1623 proclamation:

    Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.

    Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.

    --William Bradford
    Ye Governor of Ye Colony

    President Abraham's 1863 proclamation:

    The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften the heart which is habitually insensible to the everwatchful providence of almighty God.

    In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and provoke their aggressions, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

    Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

    No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the most high God, who while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

    It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.

    In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United Stated States to be affixed.

    PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S THANKSGIVING DAY PROCLAMATION, OCTOBER 3, 1863


  53. Celebrating our Veterans

    November 10, 2010

    For those who serve and their families - thank you. Our country owes a debt to its veterans. Americans are able to enjoy the benefits that come from the liberty its veterans have fought for, from Valley Forge to Gettysburg to the Argonne, Tarawa, Khe Sanh and Iraq. The LCRC salutes our vets for their sacrifices.

  54. John Boehner on Fox News' "Special Report" with Brit Hume

    November 6, 2010



    During an interview with Fox News "Special Report," on November 4, 2010, presumptive Speaker of the House John Boehner explains that he will not compromise on his values. He details his plan to extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans, create a business environment that will result in more jobs, and repeal and replace the Democrat's health care bill.

    BAIER: First, let's start with the news of the day. The president is signaling he will be willing to make the middle class tax cuts permanent, but perhaps only extend temporarily the tax cuts for top earners for one or two years.

    Would you accept a temporary extension on the top tax cuts?

    BOEHNER: Bret, in our Pledge to America, we made clear that we believe that all the current tax rates should be extended for all Americans and permanently. And the American people spoke on election night. They elected Republicans in droves. And what we're going to fight for is -- is for all the current rates to be extended. We don't want to increase taxes on any Americans.

    BAIER: So there's no compromise here?

    BOEHNER: We do not want to raise taxes on any American.
    ...

    BAIER: Do you see elements -- when you do take control -- that you can compromise with the president on?

    BOEHNER: Bret, I am not going to compromise on my principles nor am I going to compromise the will of the American people. To the extent that the president wants to work with us on reducing the size, scope and the intrusion of the federal government, we're willing to work with him.

    The American people spoke pretty loudly the other night. They want us to stop the spending. And it's going to be our principal goal.

    The second goal is that they want jobs in America. And you can't have jobs in America when -- when you have all this uncertainty coming out of Washington. And when you extend tax rates for a year, you leave all the uncertainty hanging out there. People are going to invest. Like me, when I ran my small business, they want some certainty about what the future is going to look like so they can calculate a return on investments. You can't do that by these temporary extensions and other gimmicks

    ...

    BAIER: Health care -- the president says he's willing to tweak the health care law. You say you're committed to repealing it. There's a big distance between tweaking and repealing.

    BOEHNER: Oh, that's a very big difference.

    BAIER: You're still committed to repealing it?

    BOEHNER: This health care bill will ruin the best health care system in the world and it will bankrupt our country.....We are going to repeal Obama Care and replace it with common sense reforms that will bring down the costs of health insurance.

    ...


  55. House Republican Leader John Boehner

    November 3, 2010



    Washington DC (Nov 3)

    House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) made the following remarks today at a press conference with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Governor Haley:

    "As you heard me say last night, we are humbled by the trust that the American people have placed in us and we recognize this is a time for us to roll up our sleeves and go to work on the people's priorities:
    creating jobs, cutting spending and reforming the way Congress does its business. It's not just what the American people are demanding - it's what they are expecting from us.

    "And the real question now is this: are we going to listen to the American people? Republicans have made a pledge to America, and our pledge is to listen to the American people and to focus on their priorities, and that's exactly what we're going to do.

    "Last night, the President was kind enough to call me. We discussed working together on the American people's priorities: creating jobs and cutting spending. We hope that he will continue to be willing to work with us on those priorities.

    "But as I said last night, the new majority here in Congress will be the voice of the American people, and I think we clearly expressed that last night. We're going to continue to renew our efforts for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government here in Washington, DC."

  56. Governor McDonnell on Health Care and the Future of our Country

    October 19, 2010


    In this interview with Fox News personality Greta Van Sustern, Governor Bob McDonnell discusses what he and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are doing to restore the 10th Amendment to the Constitution and do what is best for the people of Virginia.

    Their most important initiative along these lines is the lawsuit Virginia has filed against the "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010," or more simply, "ObamaCare." The fundamental issue at stake is the balance of power between the state and federal governments. Specifically, that Congress has overstepped its bounds in its interpretation of the commerce clause by telling individual citizens they must purchase health insurance.

    Governor McDonnell has demonstrated his commitment to respecting the Constitution and fiscal responsibility. These, and general issues surrounding jobs and the economy, are the central issues of our time. The Republican Party, both locally and nationally, is committed to restoring a proper understanding of the Constitution, a focus on reducing debt, and free market economic solutions.

  57. Four Weeks Till November

    October 6, 2010


    The Republican Governors Association put out this video to help remind all Americans why the man in the White House and his allies in Congress need to be sent a message. The message is simple, "Your Fired!"

    In four weeks we will be going to vote for Frank Wolf. In four weeks we are going to the polls to make our voices heard. To send the message to the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Democrats, "Your Fired!" Our voices will be heard across the land. Make it loud. The man currently in the White House is a bit deaf.

  58. A Pledge to America

    September 24, 2010


    Yesterday House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH-8) unveiled "A Pledge to America" at Tart Lumber Company in Sterling, Virginia. The Pledge commits Republicans to working towards achieving a wide variety of popular conservative goals.

    The Pledge outlines specific policy proposals in six key areas; jobs and the economy, reducing federal spending the size of government, repealing and replacing the Democrat's health care legislation, reforming and restoring trust in Congress, keeping our nation secure at home and abroad, and establishing checks and balances in government.

    From the Introduction to the Pledge:

    America is more than a country.

    America is an idea - an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government's powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America is the belief that any man or woman can - given economic, political, and religious liberty - advance themselves, their families, and the common good.

    America is an inspiration to those who yearn to be free and have the ability and the dignity to determine their own destiny.

    Whenever the agenda of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to institute a new governing agenda and set a different course.

    These first principles were proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, enshrined in the Constitution, and have endured through hard sacrifice and commitment by generations of Americans.

    In a self-governing society, the only bulwark against the power of the state is the consent of the governed, and regarding the policies of the current government, the governed do not consent.

    An unchecked executive, a compliant legislature, and an overreaching judiciary have combined to thwart the will of the people and overturn their votes and their values, striking down longstanding laws and institutions and scorning the deepest beliefs of the American people.

    An arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many.

    ....



    Read the entire Pledge at the Pledge to America website.

  59. The LoCo CPBO

    September 16, 2010

    Sally Mann makes a compelling argument against this intrusion into our rights.

    The following resolution was passed unanimously by the Loudoun County Republican Committee at our July 30 2010 meeting:
    ______________________________

    RESOLUTION OPPOSING the CHESAPEAKE BAY PRESERVATION ORDINANCE

    WHEREAS, the Loudoun County Republican Committee strongly supports clean air and clean water, and

    WHEREAS, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors (BOS) is attempting to adopt the CHESAPEAKE BAY PRESERVATION ORDINANCE (CBPO), that will severely and substantially affect private property and what individual property owners may choose to do with it, and

    WHEREAS, the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (CBPA) is a 20 year old State law that was passed for tidal counties in Virginia in order to improve water quality in the Bay, and

    WHEREAS, Loudoun is not a tidal county and was not required to adopt the protections for the Bay in the 1988 CBPA when it was passed, and

    WHEREAS, the County has performed inadequate studies to justify the adoption of the CBPO in Loudoun County, and

    WHEREAS, the State has studied the question of whether the Chesapeake Bay Act should be mandated for other than tide water counties, and concluded that there was not sufficient proof that these specific regulations would improve the health of the Bay, and that the administrative cost and burden as well as the impact on private property were unwarranted, and

    WHEREAS, our County's Comprehensive Plan has a stated goal to encourage agriculture and the rural economy, but the CBPO puts unreasonable rules on local farmers by discouraging farming as an undesirable land disturbing use, and

    WHEREAS, the cost of the Loudoun County CBPO to homeowners, land owners, and homeowner associations will be excessive, unwarranted, and costly to taxpayers: now, therefore, be it

    RESOLVED, that the Loudoun County Republican Committee is committed to continuing efforts to protect the water resources of Loudoun County, and be it further;

    RESOLVED, that the Loudoun County Republican Committee opposes adoption of the CBPO by the Loudoun County BOS, and be it further;

    RESOLVED, that the Chairman shall cause copies of this resolution to be disseminated at a time of his choosing to all state and local representatives of Loudoun County and members of the media.

    ___________________________

    Mark Sell, LCRC

    Chairman

    July 26th 2010

  60. "Those Voices Don't Speak for the Rest of Us"

    August 17, 2010


    Made by the House Republican Study Committee, this video shows our 40th President as contrasted with today's Democrat leadership. The differences could not be more stark. The Democrats come across as silly and childish, while Reagan demonstrates leadership and command of the issues and our founding principles.

    This November the choice is equally clear. The Democrats believe in big-government solutions for everything, which also gave us government run health care and the "stimulus." Republicans stand for responsible reform guided by our free market principles.

    As Reagan says in the video, the American people can plan their lives better than "a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital." More, "a government can't control the economy without controlling people, and they know that when it sets out to do that it must use force and coercion to achieve it's purpose."

    Reagan's words ring as true today as they did then. Free market principles and individual freedom are the keys to a strong, prosperous, America.

  61. Governor McDonnell Produces a Budget Surplus

    July 15, 2010

    Governor McDonnell and his team of Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate. Rather than raise taxes on an already stressed economy as Creigh Deeds would most likely have done, they went to work on the budget and made the hard decisions. The result is a $220 million budget surplus. ... Most importantly, they sent the money we have to where it is needed most; schools and transportation.

    From the July 15, 2010 Washington Post story "Budget surplus loosens purse strings a bit in Virginia:"

    "For the first time in nearly four years, Virginia state employees are going to get a pay boost. And after years of cuts so deep that teachers were laid off and highways went unrepaired, schools and roads are going to get millions in unexpected state cash."

    "The rare bit of positive news came Wednesday, when Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced that Virginia has an unexpectedly large budget surplus of about $220 million. The surplus makes Virginia one of at least 10 states that have reported finishing the past fiscal year in the black, and it provides hope that the recovery is real."

    ""Economic activity is on a slight uptick in Virginia, which we can embrace and celebrate," McDonnell said. "I think we're tracking in the right direction.""

  62. Meet Wolf's Opponent

    June 24, 2010

    Meet Jeff Barnett; the Democrat nominee who will challenge Rep Frank Wolf for the 10th Congressional District.

    In this video, Barnett says that "the biggest regret that I have was that I was not already a member of Congress so I could be on the floor to vote for (Obamacare)."

    Barnett therefore stakes himself out as a Pelosi-Reid Democrat. If he regrets not being able to vote for the health care bill, we can only assume that he he regrets not having been able to vote for the runaway deficits implemented by this President.

    Congressman Frank Wolf, on the other hand, voted against Obamacare and other Obama-Pelosi-Reid budget-busters such as the "stimulus."

    The choice this year is clear: While Jeff Barnett supports Obamacare, Rep Frank Wolf supports responsible reform that prevents increases in government spending and is arrived at in a transparent process. Wolf says "no" to government healthcare.

  63. Ken Cuccinelli v. Obamacare

    June 17, 2010

    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has taken point on the fight against Obamacare. The United States will be fundamentally changed by this legislation if it is allowed to stand. Our founders created a federal union of states, but Obama and the Democrats want to fundamentally change this. Obamacare allows the federal (soon to be central) government to decide:
    1. Who is your doctor
    2. What is covered
    3. Your level of treatment

    Our Attorney General needs our help in the court of public opinion. Take action and write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper voicing your support of what Ken is doing on our behalf. You can email noah@cuccinelli.com for information that can be used to educate the public about this important issue.

    In addition, call Congressman Frank Wolf. Call your senators. Let your voice be heard.

  64. Jim Webb's new tax

    April 20, 2010

    Sen. Jim Webb, D-VA, apparently has no problem with making food, clothing, and other staples 10, 15 or even 25 percent more expensive. Webb voted for Nancy Pelosi's value added tax last week.

  65. The Ronald Reagan Lecture Series

    April 19, 2010

    The Loudoun County Republican Committee presents a monthly topical lecture series with quality speakers to reach out to the community in the same manner as Ronald Reagan did.