It is heart-breaking to watch the COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA descend into California-type politics……alas; our current leadership is the same low quality.

The daily fare is nothing more than virtue signaling (an action or practice of publically expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character – or – the moral correctness of one’s position on a particular issue).

We reek of virtue signaling in this phony atmosphere.

First, we have a fool for Governor – even Northam’s predecessor, Terry McAuliffe, called on him to step down; a sexual molester for Lt. Governor; a Black-faced imitator for Attorney General – plus, a group of shallow Democrat newbies controlling the House of Delegates, and the Senate of Virginia,

Sadly, these majorities lack solid intellectual foundation, historical understanding of their Commonwealth, and burdensome pressures from thinly disguised out-of-state socialists; additionally they reek of superficiality. This disaster was gifted to us from the likes of George Soros, the vacuous Hollywood hair hats, and University campuses around the state…..one, which has single-handed politically embarrassed the city of Charlottesville.

Having just completed one of the most debilitating weeks, beginning on Monday, MLK’ s Birthday, it was estimated over 22,000 people gathered peacefully at the Capitol Square in Richmond, Va., to support gun rights. Many of those attending were visibly, and LEAGALLY armed.

Democrats recently took over control of both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly for the first time in nearly three decades; this allowed gun-control advocates, and much of the mainstream press, to slime the legitimate protesters. They attempted to paint them as fringe groups of wildly angry gun-fanatics and white supremacists.

They loved leveling the term – “while nationalists” in the protestor’s direction.

Scurrilous reporting rose to an alarming level. The press, including The Richmond Times-Dispatch; certain Democratic politicians, and a reliable leftist clergy demonized those participants as “dangerous to the American republic and its civil discourse of ideas.” These actions and charges were totally over-the-top, unacceptable –   especially from those who should know better.

Then…The Very Rev. Dr. Hilary Smith of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, a Richmond parish, placed a Facebook post for all to view…Virginia pro-gun rally: Despite anger, threats of insurrection, massive rally is carried out peacefully outside state Capitol.

The piece’s implications did not disappoint. Thus our Face book exchanges:

RBW, JR. no thanks to breathlessly predicted disaster…a shameful exhibition.                                                                                    

REV. H.S. Seriously if the people from the Base had not been arrested by the FBI before the  event, there might have been violence. It was the fringe, not regular gun owners, who hurt people in Charleville. Many of us were worried about that happening again. I and most people I know are so happy when citizens can peacefully lobby or demonstrate to have their voices heard. That is democracy for all people.                                                          

RBW, JR. those arrested were in Delaware – not Virginia….so happy to take inherent rights Is anything but joyous….there will be a social cost to the extremism languishing at the G.A. with the crowd that you seem to be at home with. Sorry.

REV. H.S. I have a hard time following your logic. I’m here for everyone.

RBW, JR. Hilary, our denomination (Episcopal) has had some real arrogant moments….being civil does not mean we cannot criticize what goes on around us…..in fact, real civility does not require us to approve of what other people believe and do…..and CHRISTIAN civility does not mean refusing to make judgments about what is good and true…..I personally abhor triumphalism in this sad denomination, which I inherited over 80 years ago…..I simply will not bend to episcopal hypocrisy, or sanctimonious institutional meanness…..leadership in the Diocese of Virginia has become a left-wing sorority; you and others represent this leftist bent stupendously……Good grief.

And then there was this:  When the speakers had concluded their remarks and the peaceful protest ended, Elyas Christley, a gun-rights activists, grabbed a black plastic bag and yelled his “trash call” at 8th and Main Streets….urging people to clean up the littering roadway.

“Let’s go. Clean it up!” he yelled over the crowd that filed out of the Capitol Square. “Within half an hour, trash bags were filled with stickers, plastic bottles, and food wrappers. “We want to show an example to everyone else,” Christley explained. “This is how you protest peacefully.

Very un-Antifa-like – one might conclude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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