Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia:
The rights of the citizens needs to be considered by the county. They do not have the right to make nanny state laws to make us all criminals nor do they have the right to keep illegal code on the books.
The Virginia Constitution was written for us to limit the government intrusion into our lives. Have you ever read the Constitution of the United States? How about the Constitution of Virginia?
Article 1 Section 8. Criminal prosecutions. ” That in criminal prosecutions a man hath a right to demand the cause and nature of his accusation, to be confronted with the accusers and witnesses, and to call for evidence in his favor, and he shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial….”
I believe Mr Thompson has written of a case where the accusers did not come forward; they were protected by the county. Why does the county feel they are above the law? They do not have to present the accusers in court? And do not give the accused a chance to speak? Are they afraid of the truth? Are they afraid that their unconstitutional laws will get repealed by the court? Why do they allow the biggest “criminals with no regard for the law” “speaking for those that cannot speak” to continue to break the law in county vehicles that violate County Code that the County insist is legal in Virginia?
Why do they protect these criminals? If you or I protected criminals we would be charged with obstruction as well as accessories after the fact; this needs to stop. Speak to your representative tell them you are tired of the illegal county code. Make them do their job and stand up to the Chair of the Board of Supervisors and remove all of the illegal code. The board members refusing to do this continue to break their oath of office and have no respect for the citizens of the county, to GOD, and this nation. If we want this county to be "The Land of the Life Worth Living" then we need to hold the Supervisors, County Administrator and County Attorney accountable for their actions.
The Supervisors appear to enjoy Mr Thompson making fools of them for their not bringing County Code into compliance with the Virginia Code, Dillon Rules, and the Virginia Constitution. Does Mr. Thompson need to have a court jester of the month determined by the antics during the board meeting (This may upset Ted the County Jester to lose his position as the full time Jester?) Ted the county jester has a full time job ensuring the county code is in compliance with Virginia Code is this too hard for him? Do we need to replace him? Does he do this to make the board look like fools?
Mr Christopher Hutson you need to resign your position. You have taken the responsibility to be at the Board of Supervisors meeting on the First of every month. You missed the meeting in August to take your child to school? What a poor excuse to not be at the Board meeting and representing the people of your district. I know of no school that only has one day for checking in. You were not willing to present yourself to the county with your position on the Bond issue for the new swamp school is not excusable. What a joke you make of your oath of office and responsibility to the people that elected you to look out for their interest. Like they say when the going gets tough the weak willed leave town?
I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice. Our founding fathers used common sense and Christian scripture when establishing our founding documents.
“For the Common Good. “
Alexander James Jay
P.S. "[T]he propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained." –George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789