Do you want to elect Conservatives to public office? Then consider what you must do. You must participate in the process.

As you know, my 2010 “Health Care Freedom Act,” gave Virginia’s Attorney General standing to sue the Obama Administration in Court against the individual mandate to purchase health insurance.

My law also gave Democrats reason to work hard to beat me this November. Since April 1, my democrat opponent who favors ObamaCare has raised $180 for every $100 I received. There are only 13 contested Republican-Democrat delegate races, so democrats will have extra money to use against me.

My new district has 45% new voters with some democrat leaning areas.

If I lose in November (11th term) or don’t win convincingly, I will be a poster boy for “moderate” Democrats against conservative Republicans everywhere because in 2009 I sent my constitutional research to conservative state legislators across the nation-a number of whom introduced similar bills in their own states.

My Democrat opponent is walking door-to-door, has a phone bank and the support of party workers and democrat candidates. My new district has 45% new voters so I am not a shoe-in. I, too, have been walking and meeting voters and will do so until election day.

I know you all have good uses for your hard-earned money, but I do need to run a viable campaign to pay for brochures, postage, district-wide mailings, signs, bumper stickers, etc.

It costs about $465 to print and mail a thousand brochures to voters. (One district-wide mailing is almost 13,000 households.)

I hope I can count on you because every Virginian has benefitted from the “Health Care Freedom Act.” I want to continue to introduce legislation to set up state challenges on “Cap & Trade,” “Agenda 21” and other federal attempts to force states to comply with unconstitutional mandates.

This campaign finance reporting period ends today Wednesday August 31. If you can donate today, great. But please make a donation later if you cannot make one today.

Thank you very much for your sacrifice! I am honored to serve as a public servant in Richmond, and hope that I hear back from you very soon.

You can donate securely by by going to http://delegatebob.com/donate or you can send a check made out to “Friends of Bob Marshall”, PO Box 421, Manassas, VA 20108.

Here is my cell phone if you have any questions: 703-853-4213. Thanks again!


Delegate Bob Marshall
R – 13th District of Virginia

Back to School Edition (via PWC Education Reform Blog)

Winter coats are in the stores, the lights are on at the high school late into the night, in one week we’ve had a hurricane, tornado and an earthquake, and my kids are trying to kill one another. It must be time for school to start again. We took a few weeks off this summer to spend time with our families and recharge our batteries. In the coming weeks we’ll be moving some things around on the blog and adding a couple of new features we hope you’ … Read More

via PWC Education Reform Blog


In Part 1 of this series, we talked about Money and Politics, pointing out that we are being fools. We our let politicians buy our votes with “other people’s money”. In this post we address a more serious problem.

An Absence of Charity

I started this series as a springboard to reply to comments in support of our government-run welfare state. The saddest comments I have seen come from Mo JohnsonMo Johnson seeks to use Christian teachings to justify socialism and government welfare programs (See this comment, for example.). If anyone could show me where the Bible says to us that the end justifies the means, perhaps I could believe in socialism and government welfare programs, but the Bible says no such thing. What the Bible does say is that stealing is wrong (Exodus 20:15).

In an earlier post, GOVERNMENT-RUN CHARITY?, I explained that to give charity over to government is to idolize government. What is the alternative? Good men and women can work voluntarily together to help the poor and disadvantaged. Consider what the early church did. Consider Is Government Charity Christian Caring? « Thinking in Christ.

Is Government Charity Christian Caring?

On July 20, 12 Christian leaders met with President Obama at the White House to voice concerns about the prospect of budget cuts to government welfare. The group included Jim Wallis of the liberal social justice organization Sojourners and representatives from the National Association of Evangelicals, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Salvation Army, and several humanitarian development agencies. … After his visit to the White House, Jim Wallis told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that he was pleased to hear President Obama use the phrase “the least of these.” “When [the President] said ‘the least of these,’ we all knew that he knew Matthew 25, where Jesus said, ‘as you have done to the least of these, you have done to me.’ So it’s nice when the President knows the text.” –Heritage

Here, read along in Acts with me.

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to petition the government of Rome to resolve this problem. –Acts 6:1ff

What? That’s not the way your Bible reads? Funny thing is, it’s not the way my Bible reads, either…..Read More

More To Come

What will the next post in this series address? On Sunday we will talk about The Balance Between Good and Evil.


Last Tuesday we had primary elections. This evening the Prince William Republican Committee met and chose which candidates it will endorse for the School Board. Two of the endorsements were contested.

The committee endorsed the following incumbents, and no one contested that endorsement.

Only two incumbents received challenges, and these incumbents debated their challengers.

Note that Grant Lattin, Occoquan District did not request the committee’s endorsement. His supporters explained that Lattin now has a civil service position which requires that he avoid participation in partisan political activity.

Without exception the people who people who competed in the Republican Party’s nomination in the primary election and for the committee’s endorsement this evening have struck me as good and decent people. Both this Tuesday and this evening, and I found myself trying to decide which candidate I preferred, and I did not find the choice easy. I suspect most people had the same experience. Therefore, I hope all the people who competed in these contests, not just the winners, will stay involved. Our country is in trouble. We need all hands on deck.

To succeed, we must make America once again a nation of winners. When they don’t win, winners pick themselves up. Winners dust themselves off and start planning for the next contest.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt from THE MAN IN THE ARENA