Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Consent of the Governed

Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia

Thank you Gloucester County for the continued support by speaking out in the Board of Supervisors meeting and to our elected officials, letting the county know about the personal use of public vehicles, not allowing the county to walk all over us, and this site.

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 6.  Free elections; consent of governed.  “…cannot be taxed…without their own consent… or bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented for the public good.”

Reading Section 6 of the Virginia Constitution one must wonder if the Gloucester Board of Supervisors have violated this Article by passing the school bond last week?  The Board of Supervisors work for us and are accountable for their actions.  As I pointed out in previous letters; that the Board of Supervisors do not appear uphold their oath of office.  They had lip service to not raising taxes.  This board will be replaced in January with three new members; taxes will not be considered until after the New Year and the new board will tell us they have no choice but to raise taxes.  The school bond can still be stopped and should be stopped until the county can show where the missing money is hiding?  Who in their right mind would build a permanent large structure on swamp land when they own adequate land that is suitable?  They appear to continue to violate their oaths of office and should be held personally accountable.  We have not consented to, "The Monument to Stupidity", as they are building.  If a school is needed why not build it correctly?

Further violations:
1        The county attorney told the board in the February Board meeting he was working on the Animal control ordnance prior to Mr. Thompson providing input. Why is Mr Thompson finding continued violations of this section of the county code in August?  Is Mr Wilmot not capable of understanding that it is his job to ensure the county complies with state code?  Is the job to hard for him? Or does the Board know they are in violation of the Virginia Code and using the county ordnance that violate State Code to terrorize the citizens of the county?  Based on the actions of this board and past boards is it of the county’s best interest to consider anyone for the future board that has previously been involved in county positions?  Nay!  We need new people on the board that look out for all of the county's good and not just a few.

2        A.  Promoting Senior Animal Control Deputy to Chief Animal Control Officer is questionable based on county and Virginia procedures for hiring.  Why the rush?
B.  The number of issues that has been brought to the board about Animal Control and their practices.  Was this done to get the County sued when Steve Baranek continues to do what he does best?

Continue to talk to your representative in the county; let them know you do not like what they are doing and you expect them to do the right thing for the public good.  Continue to photograph and report violations of Gloucester County employees disobeying the law (remember to be safe while taking these pictures and not endanger yourself or others).

I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice.  Our founding fathers were not lawyers either they were men of all walks of life and used common sense in their laws.  Our County, Commonwealth, and County are governed by the rule of law not by kings, queens, and wanna bees.

“For the Common Good. “

Alexander James Jay

P.S. Ms. Theberge we saw what you did after the meeting ended last week before the camera turned off.  You wonder why you were not reelected?  That was the action of a petty dictator not a leader in the free world.
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