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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Va. politicians set lax standards
The July 19 headline “Cuccinelli broke no laws” is a pitiful commentary on the level of standards and expectations we now set for our elected officials.
“I didn’t do anything illegal” seems to be a sufficient campaign slogan for far too many of our candidates, while character, ethical behavior and disinterested service play little or no part in the consideration of those whom we would choose to lead.
Of course, Virginia’s particularly lax laws for the self-serving antics of lawmakers only encourage them to indulge their greed for power and personal gain, so we should not be overly surprised when they go about chest-thumping about not having done anything outside the law.
Support Republicans of strong convictions
Liberty is the way to heal our country. I say “heal” because, in addition to unaddressed scandals at the top of our federal government, we have encouragement of racial strife from the top. Can it get worse? Yes.
We the people must be reminded: It is up to us to save our liberty.
Our unrecognizable Republican Party leadership is not going to fix things. Only we — starting at the lowest levels, in cities and towns across this country, as we abandon our inattentiveness, too busy-ness, or going-along-to-get-alongness — can start to fix it, if not for ourselves, then for our children and theirs.
Support Republican candidates of courage and conviction such as Mark Obenshain, E.W. Jackson and Ken Cuccinelli, who will fight for our liberty. More important, to build a difference for the future, support and offer help to Roanoke Sheriff Octavia Johnson and Roger Malouf, candidate for commissioner of the revenue.
If we resent having our property assessment raised while our home values decline, if it angers us to know the old YMCA building, the people’s property, was sold for $10, it is our duty to demand better. We deserve the government we get.
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