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The Consequences of Failure
written by Michael Giere December 4, 2019

It’s a new crowd of extremists whose bite will be worse than their bark.

The consequences of political inaction, lack of public outreach, and intellectual timidity always end poorly in politics.

For confirmation, look no further than the Commonwealth of Virginia, where the radical left upended more than two decades of feckless Republican legislative control. The left now owns the top three statewide offices, the House of Delegates and the Senate. (Also, several important county attorney seats were won by extreme-leftists selected and funded by George Soros’ political operations.)

The consequence is that Virginia is now only a month away from taking the first significant steps towards joining it’s corrupt, anti-life, anti-faith, anti-liberty, anti-business, and high tax northeastern neighbors like Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

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Consequences of Failure

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http://thebullelephant.com/the-consequences-of-failure/
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2019 November General - Unofficial Results
Virginia Department of Elections - Election Results - 2019 November General


To See the Election Results for Virginia Use our Links:

Election Results

or go to:
https://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2019%20November%20General/Site/Locality/Index.html
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Revolution

It is often said war is when the politicians tell you who your enemies are, and revolution is when you figure it out for yourself.

And right now in Virginia we are in the middle of a new Revolution, one based upon the founding ideas of our Republic and led by the people, not the political class.

The true result of the November 2019 election is not the ‘blue wave’ of power in the General Assembly as Democrats have taken the majority in both Houses, but rather best seen in the town halls, meeting rooms and gun shows where a sleeping giant for liberty has awakened.

And this is not a re-hash of the ‘Resist’ movement the political left has adopted since President Trump’s election, but rather a full scale political revolt. We are not simply playing defense against tyrannical laws, but rather going on the offense to take Virginia back.

One not led by politicians, nor talking heads, nor the establishment, nor political parties or even the media, but rather a movement unlike ever seen before in this century, a true revolution of the people.

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Revolution
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http://thebullelephant.com/revolution/

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Gun-Rights Leader: Virginia ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ Movement Just Getting Started

By Stephen Gutowski - November 27, 2019 1:45 PM

The head of the group pushing Virginia counties to refuse to enforce unconstitutional gun laws, declaring themselves "Second Amendment sanctuaries," told the Washington Free Beacon he has seen an unprecedented groundswell of support that he expects to only grow.

When Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) president Philip Van Cleave spoke with the Free Beacon on Tuesday afternoon, 15 of Virginia's 95 counties had passed sanctuary resolutions; five more joined that night.

Van Cleave said that his group would typically garner up to a hundred people at the General Assembly for past gun bills, but that nearly a thousand showed up to support the sanctuary proposal in rural Bedford County.

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Second Amendment Sanctuary
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https://freebeacon.com/issues/virginia-second-amendment-sanctuary-movement-just-getting-started/

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Former Virginia Beach Economic Development director indicted on 14 embezzlement charges.

By Alissa Skelton | The Virginian-Pilot |Nov 18, 2019 | 2:22 PM | Virginia Beach



Virginia Beach’s former economic development director who resigned abruptly more than a year ago was indicted Monday on 14 counts of felony embezzlement.

A Virginia Beach Circuit Court grand jury returned the indictments against Warren Harris. The Chesapeake resident is charged with misusing city funds for personal use from July 2016 to August 2018.

A year ago, another former economic development employee, Brian Scott Hall, had been charged with three felony counts of embezzlement. After several delays, his trial has been scheduled for Dec. 18. He worked as a business development coordinator.

Documents obtained by The Pilot through FOIA confirmed he had shipped packages to an address not associated with the city.

Warren and Hall frequently traveled around the world to promote economic development. The city has offices in the Philippines, Germany and Spain.

Dot Wood, chairwoman of the Development Authority, said she was devastated and surprised by the announcement of the new criminal charges. She said she had a professional relationship with Harris and viewed him as a good economic development director. She said she hasn’t heard from Harris, but said that Hall apologized to her about two months ago.

The Development Authority, an 11-member board that reviews economic development deals, will not be negatively impacted by the news, she said. The group is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the $325 million deal to redevelop the Dome site at the Oceanfront.

“I am beside myself," Wood said. “It is bad for the city. It is bad for his family.”

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Va Beach EDA
or Go To:
https://www.pilotonline.com/news/crime/vp-nw-warren-harris-indictment-11-19-20191118-pkuvuo2cznfdldgcvktf5eqcza-story.html

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Warren County's top officials indicted in Front Royal embezzlement scam

By John McCaslin | Rappahannock News Sep 24, 2019 Updated 4 hrs ago

Fourteen people, including all of Warren County’s leading government officials, have been indicted on misdemeanor charges related to an ongoing investigation involving the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority (EDA).

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EDA
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https://www.insidenova.com/headlines/warren-county-s-top-officials-indicted-in-front-royal-embezzlement/article_bbbaa17c-df28-11e9-bf04-e78ba7699e79.html

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Millions of dollars are missing. The sheriff is dead. A small Virginia town wants answers.

(EDA) - On Tuesday, the Virginia State Police announced that 14 current and former local officials — including all five county supervisors — were charged with misdemeanor misfeasance and nonfeasance “based on the individuals’ knowledge of and inaction [regarding] the EDA’s mismanagement of funds.”
"The Washington Post September 24, 2019 at 7:19 p.m. " Article By Antonio Olivo


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EDA
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-news/millions-of-dollars-are-missing-the-sheriff-is-dead-a-small-virginia-town-wants-answers/2019/09/24/1a0be2fe-c061-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html
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Industrial Solar Farms:

An In-Depth Look at How Industrial Solar Farms Impact the Rural Tidewater Counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck
by the Essex County Conservation Alliance


This report will give food to the thought that Solar Power may not be the answer based on the unintended consequences that accompany any new Technology.

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Solar Farms
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http://www.kwteaparty.com/PDF/7 23 19 Solar_MP_NN.pdf
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The Republican Party 97th District will be holding a Canvass (also known as a Firehouse Primary)
on June 1, 2019 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM to select the House of Delegates Republican nominee for the district.
The location for King William County (KWC) voters will be:


The King William Ruritan Club
156 Ruritan Lane (off Route 30)
King William VA

All legal voters (not just those who pre-filed) in the district (which includes most KWC voters outside of West Point) who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intend to support its nominees for public office in the ensuing election may participate in the Canvass. I regret that absentee balloting will not be possible.
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Who is my Legislator?

This one click website allows you to find all your State and
Federal Legislators at the same time. You will get Phone Number, Email,
Address, Party, District, Committees, Subcommittees and more.

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Will Richmond’s largest lobbying firm select the next delegate from the 97th District?

Enter Mike Reynold, Senior Vice President of McGuireWoods Consulting, Peace’s former employer. Hanover GOP Chair Dale Taylor installed Reynold on the Legislative District Committee. Since then, chaos has ensued.

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97th District

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http://thebullelephant.com/will-richmonds-largest-lobbying-firm-select-the-next-delegate-from-the-97th-district/

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Del. Nick Freitas offers message to voters of 97th House District

Freitas warns voters of Del. Chris Peace’s “transactional” approach to politics

Republican delegates in Hanover, King William, New Kent Counties will decide whether to re-nominate Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechansicsville) to serve another term in the House of Delegates at a convention to be held on May 4th in Hanover. Peace has been under fire from conservatives for his outspoken support of the Democrats’ Medicaid expansion in the General Assembly–long a rallying cry of Republican opposition in Richmond–which has fueled the campaign of challenger Scott Wyatt.

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Peace Vs Scott

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http://thebullelephant.com/del-nick-freitas-offers-message-to-voters-of-97th-house-district/



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Vet Vet Challenger to Chris Peace comes on strong

King William, VA , March 14th 2019


Speaking to the King William TEA Party on Thursday evening, Hanover resident Scott Wyatt wasted no time in going after eight-term Virginia Delegate Chris Peace, a fellow Republican.

“Peace has outraged the conservative community with his recent vote joining Democrats to expand Medicaid in Virginia,” Wyatt said. “Paying for this will almost certainly mean higher taxes.”

Wyatt, who has served Hanover County as supervisor for the Cold Harbor district since 2015, said that the better alternative is private sector solutions like more choices and improving technology.

Noting criticism of Peace that he has heard from many residents of King William, Hanover and New Kent, Wyatt said that “Republicans in the 97th District want a representative who will fight against the push by Democrat liberals to grow government with unfunded mandates.”

A retired operations manager for Verizon, Wyatt emphasized the daily contacts he has with local citizens that help him understand the issues that are important. “My campaign is grass-roots. I'm not a career politician like Chris Peace and I won't be hanging out with lobbyists.”

Facing a series of pointed questions from the audience, Wyatt voiced support for regulatory reduction, tax simplification, school choice, open bidding for government contracts, election integrity, gun rights, and President Trump.

Then, what some saw as a degree of political inexperience, he said he would have more research on the issues of Referendum Reform, government-financed Broadband and reigning in local Economic Development Authorities.

Wyatt closed with a promise that if he's elected to Virginia's General Assembly, he will “vote no on tax increases and work to decrease taxes and spending.”

The Virginia Republican Party's Wyatt-Peace contest will be settled at an upcoming nominating convention. https://virginia.gop/

Contact Scott Wyatt in Hanover at (804) 442-6895 or via e-mail at scott@votescottwyatt.com.

(King William T.E.A. Party – Taxed Enough Already – does not endorse specific political candidates, but makes it a point to invite and host speakers presenting a wide variety of positions. kwteaparty.com )

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Governor Northam Announces Major Investment to Accelerate Virginia’s Progress Towards Universal Broadband Access

Budget package to up Virginia Telecommunications Initiative funding to $50 million

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced his proposed budget will feature major investments in the Commonwealth’s support of broadband infrastructure, the first installment of a historic commitment to expanding access to all unserved Virginians.

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Broadband

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https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2018/december/headline-837222-en.html

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Libertarian campaigns in King William

Speaking to the King William T.E.A. Party on Thursday evening, U.S. Senate Candidate Matt Waters criticized his Republican and Democratic opponents for fighting over petty issues while intentionally ignoring the skyrocketing National Debt. “It's rapidly approaching twenty two trillion dollars now and growing out of control,” he said, adding that “our children's share is more than sixty five thousand dollars each !”

Waters, running on the Libertarian ticket for the seat currently held by Democrat Senator Tim Kaine, addressed a variety of financial issues as well as his views on civil liberties, immigration reform, the impending bankruptcy of the Social Security program, and social issues. He is calling for an end to the Federal Income tax, abolishing the I.R.S and abolishing payroll tax withholding. “People should have to write a check to pay their taxes, then they would be demanding spending cuts.“

Responding to the pointed question of why vote for a Libertarian who has little chance of winning, Waters pulled no punches. “It's insanity to keep voting for Republicans or Democrats, there's no real difference in how they actually govern.”

“The Libertarian message is the right message and this is the right time,” he said. “I'm asking for your support to chart a new way forward for all Americans – grounded in the tenets of 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' “

The King William T.E.A Party does not formally endorse any candidate for national state or local office. Information at www.kwteaparty.com , Facebook and www.MattWaters.com
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Upper King William Library, October 25th, 2018. Standing in front of a big screen showing the astronomical $21 trillion National Debt running up in real time, Matt Waters, candidate for U.S. Senate from Virginia, explained the Libertarian Party's proposals based on Constitutional principles and a return to financial sanity. ( Credit: King William T.E.A. Party )

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Sept 5, 2018

Wharton's Olivia Mitchell and Leora Friedberg of the University of Virginia discuss the $4.4 trillion public sector pension shortfall.

Not Enough time, Not Enough Money

Sanitation workers, firefighters, teachers and other state and local government employees have performed their duties in the public sector for decades with the understanding that their often lackluster salaries were propped up by excellent benefits, including an ironclad pension. But Moody’s Investors Service recently estimated that public pensions are underfunded by $4.4 trillion. That amount, which is equivalent to the economy of Germany, accounts for one-fifth of national debt. It’s a significant concern for public employees who were banking on a fully funded retirement to get them through their golden years.

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Pension

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http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-time-bomb-inside-public-pension-plans/

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Convention of States

Who is Publius Huldah? She is the writer of the flyer below. She is US Army JAG, retired, Joanna Martin.

Some of you met her at the Spotlight on Special Americans speaker event in March. There could be some candidates currently running for office who support a convention of states. You might want to ask them if they support a Constitutional Convention. We need candidates and elected officials to defend our Constitution!

The Nightmare Amendments from COSP’s “simulated convention” show why

Virginia should reject any candidates for office who support an Article V convention

To See This Information - Click on Our Link
Convention of States
or go to:
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/huldah/180108
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State Legislators: Beware of Article V

Federal Constitutional Convention - What You Do Not Know !!

Introduction by Representative "The Honorable Mark D. Stubbs"
of ID State Legislature.

This video emphasizes the inability of state legislators to prevent a "runaway" federal constitutional
convention. Learn why state legislatures should not apply to Congress for an Article V convention of
the states based on evaluations of the con-con process by prominent constitutional scholars.

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Article V
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za8_pdJ1dPo



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* 10/31/15

Nullification vs. Constitutional Convention
Published on Jul 6, 2015


What's the best way to rein in our out-of-control federal government?

Watch this 4-minute video for a comparison of two solutions: (1) nullification; and (2) a constitutional convention.

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Nullification vs. Constitutional Convention
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjSXZAl7nM

For more information read "Nullification vs. Constitutional Convention:
How to Save Our Republic"

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Nullification
or go to:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/17892-nullification-vs-constitutional-convention-how-to-save-our-republic

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Why school choice must be passed in Virginia

A Video with the Spokesperson for the "Million Student March"

Quote - "The 1%'s who are hoarding the wealth cause the catastrophe students are facing"

After seeing this 4.10 minute Video - You may be wondering if there is a way to get any
of the money back that was spent on education. Think the "Lemon Laws" should apply here?

To See and Hear This Presentation - Click on Our Link

Spokesperson

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http://www.ijreview.com/2015/11/470195-a-student-who-wants-free-everything-gets-an-extremely-rude-wake-up-call-when-someone-checks-her-math/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=owned&utm_campaign=morning-newsletter%3E

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Latest Revision - 11/13/15

Exective Order # 50 by Gov. McAuliffe

Title: DGS Directive 16 - Banning Open Carrying of Firearms

EO 50 (McAuliffe 2015); Virginia Code Sections 2.2-1100(B) and 2.2-1102(A)(1)

To implement Executive Order 50 (2015) and to disseminate information on open
carry firearms guidance in premises owned, leased, or controlled by executive
branch agencies of the Commonwealth.

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Banning Open Carrying of Firearms
or go to:

http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewGDoc.cfm?gdid=5849

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Just When You Thought the Power of Eminent Domain Was Made Fair

Three natural gas pipelines proposed to pass through Virginia are being hailed as economic
boons, bringing thousands of jobs and luring manufacturers to the commonwealth.

Most every political leaders in the state, from Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to
Republican House Speaker Bill Howell, praises the pipelines as the best way to reduce
energy costs and speed the closing of aging coal plants.

The federal Natural Gas Act, which controls the transportation and sale of natural gas,
gives private, for-profit companies the power of eminent domain when a property owner isn't
willing to sell. Unlike Virginia's constitution, federal law does not guarantee the right to
a jury trial in eminent domain cases, and it does not require companies to pay property owners
for lost profits.

In some courts, companies haven't been required to show that they negotiated in good faith
with the property owner before instituting condemnation proceedings. They've simply shown that
the two sides didn't agree on the land's worth.

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Eminent Domain

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http://hamptonroads.com/2014/12/property-rights-outweigh-pipelines
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King William "TEA" Party
(Taxed Enough Already)
Donations


What Can I Say ?

If You like What we do - Your Donations will Make it Happen !!

How To Donate:

Mail A Check:
Payable To - King William Tea Party Inc

King William Tea Party Inc.
106 Cherry Hill Circle, East
Aylett, VA 23009

or

Come to Our Meetings and Donate There.

How are your Donations Spent?

1. The Materials that create the Yellow signs you see around the county.
2. The ads and inserts you see and get in the local Newspapers.
3. Some of our Meetings call for space to be paid for.

Not a penny of the Donations goes to a salary for any of our volunteers and officiers.
In fact they donate their materials, time and talent without protest and all for a reward
of knowing they are among the last defenders of the freedoms we were given by our Founding Fathers.

If our Tax Dollars were spent in like manner - There would be no National Debt.

King William TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party

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