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Bishop E.W. Jackson At Fauquier County Tea Party Protest

Posted on | August 3, 2012 | 9 Comments

by Smitty

WARRENTON, VA–Thursday August 2nd there was a zoning hearing, where family farmers from a nearby town were up against the authoritarian power of the zoning board.

The facts in the case seem incredible:

“Fauquier County has crossed several lines by violating sensitive private property rights and individual liberty. The County is breaking the law, and is trespassing on the rights of farmers, wineries, and their patrons from and visiting the Commonwealth of Virginia. Perhaps even more egregious are the County’s Orwellian allegations that a pumpkin carving and a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls transgressed the County’s zoning ordinance, and constitute grounds to cite and fine farmers.”

Tea Partiers reached out to the George Allen campaign, knowing that, as a former Governor of the Commonwealth and future U.S. Senator representing Virginians, he would offer maximal support to the family farmers. That support came in the person of Bishop E.W. Jackson, a sometime rival of Allen for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. This blog is privileged to offer Bishop Jackson’s remarks. Part 1 offers a high-level overview of why, for all this Fauquier County case seems small and marginal, it is really at the center of our national discussion:


The second half of the Bishop Jackson’s remarks get more Virginia-centric, emphasizing George Allen’s support for these local farmers in particular, and Virginians in general, against the collectivist leanings of the Fauquier Counting Zoning board, and Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine:
It’s easy to let yourself get gloomy due to the waves of negativity rolling off of the Left, amplified by the media. However, liberty-loving Americans came from across Virginia to Warrenton yesterday to support individuals under oppression from local bureaucrats. It was truly heartening. There is still plenty of fight remaining in Americans, oh yes indeed.

George Allen for Senate

Tim Kaine couldn’t keep the restrooms open when he was Governor. Don’t let Kaine thug your commode, or your farm.

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Comments

  • Adobe_Walls

    Need more muskets.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    “LIKE!”

  • JeffS

     With bayonets.

  • DaveO

    Commonwealth, Spread the Wealth. Today Virginia is Purple with shades of red. By mid-2013 it’ll be Purple with shades of blue.

    Virginia is truly irritating because 3 counties control the fate of the state, and one of those counties, Fairfax, is like a lava lamp depending on who controls Congress.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    All of which helps explain why I, as a veteran and Fairfax County resident, feel such a compulsion to fight these Commies while there remains breath in me.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Local officials acting like totalitarian dictators is nothing new and is unrelated to national ideology.  If you observe your own local government in action, you will understand the Founders’ fanatical resolve to limit government power.  Give an idiot an office, and he immediately perceives himself as a Great White Shark in a small pond, and the taxpayer as chum.

    I wouldn’t want to be misinterpreted as condoning or wishing for any ill to befall such miscreant officeholders but, if some accident should befall them, I won’t be calling for investigations IYKWIMAITTYD.

  • DaveO

    As a veteran, and living in Fairfax County, I can see why psychotropic drugs are so popular here.

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