Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Governor’s Commission of Integrity and Public Confidence to Convene. (Not much left)

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government will convene its second meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 14 in Senate Room 3 in the Capitol of Virginia.

Commission members will complete their work on proposals for strengthening rules for the ethical conduct of state officials. Governor McAuliffe has asked for interim recommendations byDecember 1 on ethics oversight and enforcement, limits on gifts and loans, rules on conflicts of interest, disclosure requirements and post-public service restrictions. The commission also will continue its discussion on redistricting reforms.

Former U.S. Representative Rick Boucher and former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, co-chairmen of the commission, encouraged Virginians to submit their comments and ideas for the panel’s consideration. The commission is seeking public input on its website, and via email sent to

A public forum on November 6 at the University of Virginia School of Law attracted speakers from Norfolk, Roanoke and Loudoun County as well as participants from Charlottesville and the surrounding region.

The Commission was established on September 25 by Executive Order 28, which instructed the 10 members to provide interim recommendations to the Governor by December 1, 2014 with the goal of pursuing legislation during the Virginia General Assembly’s 2015 session.

The other members of the commission are former Delegate Viola Baskerville, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova, former President of the University of Virginia John T. Casteen III, President of Hampden-Sydney College Christopher Howard, Vice President for Advancement at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Susan A. Magill, attorney and former Assistant Attorney General Courtney M. Malveaux, former Delegate Joe T. May and former President and CEO of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow, Inc. John Sherman, Jr.

From a recent state legal document:

"Americans are not ruled by monarchies and dynasties, nor owe allegiance to a self-appointed few.  We are governed by ourselves.  We are a representative democracy, which entitles us to liberty, equality, free speech, a free press, protection of private property, privacy, and other inalienable rights.  American self-government began in Virginia, and it continues to thrive at the Capital today."

Now the question is, does anyone actually see the above statement in play in this state under governor Terry McAuliffe's direction?  What we have seen are extreme abuse of power by this governor in our opinion.  This guy has refused to uphold the state constitution and it looks like he is selling out every facet of the state to the highest bidders at every level and even using your tax dollars to fund massive corporate welfare programs all the while destroying small businesses.  

He is also working hard, in our opinion, at destroying property rights and personal liberties.  So do we see any integrity or have any confidence?  No!

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