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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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Here is what the Richmond-Times Dispatch is reporting. House sponsor scraps bid for convention of the states Virginia will not join the short list of states that so far have urged Congress to call for a convention of the states … Continue reading
Here Delegate Scott Lingamfelter replies to Senator Dick Black in an email dated 01/31/2015. Fairness to Black requires we remember one thing. We have never had a Convention of the States. We only know how it will work in theory. … Continue reading
There is a debate going on in Virginia that has reached the General Assembly. What is hyperbole? What is the truth? I don’t know. The problem is that we have never had an Article V Convention. So there is no … Continue reading
Here are the election results from the Pages – Prince William County Office of Elections. They posted the unofficial results about a half an hour after the polls closed here: PW Brentsville Special Election Unofficial Results. Suffice to say there is not … Continue reading
On the 17th of October I posted a suggestion by Senator Dick Black, Delegate Mark Berg, MD, and Delegate Bob Marshall (HAVE OUR STATE GOVERNMENTS BECOME WIMPY?). Black, Berg, and Marshall urged Virginia’s governor, Governor Terry McAuliffe, to implement “travel bans similar to … Continue reading