Posted on | August 3, 2012 | 9 Comments
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.”
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.
- Tom DeWeese Of American Policy Center At Fauquier County Tea Party Protest
- Tea Party Protest In Support Of Virginia Farmer Over Fauquier County Zoning
- Why Is Fauquier County, Virginia, Waging War Against Small Farmers?