Showing posts with label Virginia Constitution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virginia Constitution. Show all posts

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Constitutional Sheriff's: Does Gloucester Virginia Have One?

The assault on the rights of the people of each state is eroded by the minuet of every day.  Fortunately some of the people have elected Sheriff's who have committed to protecting the rights of their constituents and take that oath very seriously.  There are a number of groups that are working very hard at protecting the rights of the people and for that, we give many thanks.

  Oath keepers is one such group.  Their main site is presently down and a new one being built so for the moment they have a blog on  is their link.

This above video is truly amazing and makes one proud that these folks are elected officials of we the people in the state of California.  Imagine what the country would be like if all of our elected officials though this same way?

  We applaud these folks in this video for standing up for the Constitution and the people.  If all of our elected officials would take the time to watch this and then try their best to duplicate the efforts of these folks in the video, what a country this would once again become.

  From what we have heard but have not confirmed, Darrell Warren has refused to take the oath keepers pledge to uphold our Constitution.  If this is true, why?  He had to take an oath of office before starting his position which included swearing to uphold the US Constitution as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia Constitution.  Did he not mean it?  We hope he meant it.  I have had some discussions with Sheriff Warren and he seems like a decent guy.  I have no issues with him based on discussions.  But I would like to know that his department is actually looking out for the people not looking at the people as the problem like so many policing agencies seem to believe.

  Understand your rights and know what they really mean.  Learn everything you can and protect those rights.  Freedom is not free, however, despotism is and there is plenty of it for everyone.  Issue with that is you are the ones that despotism feeds off of.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Introduction To The Common Law: How To Get Out of Speeding Tickets

English: The Bill of Rights, the first ten ame...
English: The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An introduction to the common law.  Bill Thorton of  gives a brilliant mini education to help you understand what your real rights are.  Thought you knew your rights?  You might want to think again and watch this video all the way through.

  The above video is a long one at almost 3 hours.  It is well worth the 3 hours spent.  It is also more than worth your time to visit the 1215 website and start going through the entire site as it will help you understand the real law of the land as put forth by our forefathers.  The Common Law has not disappeared.  It has only been buried from your view and knowledge.

  There is also a tremendous bonus if you are willing to watch and pay close attention to this video.  Bill tells you how to get out of any speeding ticket.  It will also work with parking tickets.  Now this does take some understanding that the present legal system was not designed with you in mind as far as protecting your rights.  In fact, it is our opinion, as well as the opinion of many others, the present system was designed to work against you every time.

  Why should you visit his website?  Well if you have not watched the video, which you really need to do, the main reason is all the tools on his site to help you build your own case and take the courts back and assert your actual rights that the present courts seem to have well stripped away from you.

  We will be bringing you more on the common law and what your real rights are and why the courts seem to ignore your rights as promised by the Constitution.  We have already amassed a large library of books and documents that we will be bringing to you to help you reclaim your rights and know how to protect them.  Again, the present legal system does not use words in ways you think you understand them.  Even though the words may be in English, they do not have the same meaning under the legal codes as they do in everyday life.

  The above video starts you in understanding just that.  The Constitution isn't dead it's just buried under a pile of dirt that needs to be removed.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Virginia Attorney General; Private Law Firm For State Officials Only?

This was recently sent to us by one of our readers.  It shows something rather disturbing and it comes straight out of the Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring's, office.  We are reprinting the message below.

Thank you for contacting the office of Attorney General Mark Herring.  We appreciate your taking the time to write to our office.

            The Office of the Attorney General functions as the law firm for state government and does not provide legal advice to private individuals.  The Office advises state officials and represents the various state agencies and departments, as well as renders opinions at the request of state officials.  Due to statutory restrictions, conflict of interest rules and other policy considerations, we are unable to render private legal advice or otherwise assist citizens in legal matters. 

            Having said this and after further review of your letter, I regret that this Office does not have the jurisdiction to assist in this matter.  I encourage you to reach out to the Virginia State Police for assistance with this investigation.

            If our office can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Director of Constituent Service

The name of the reader that this was addressed to has been removed.  Now this is where it gets interesting.  The reason for the contact had nothing to do with asking for legal advice.  It asked specifically for an investigation into interstate fraud.  Looking at the statement coming out of Mr Herring's office, it would seem that the statement made is that the Attorney General's office here in the state of Virginia is to serve only as the private law firm for state officials.  

Let's take a look back in time to about the year 1902.  We are going to quote straight from a text book that was written about the Virginia Constitution.

 Elected. By the people for four years. Salary, $2,500 and mileage. Duties. Shall give his opinion and advice when required to do so by the Governor, or by any of the public boards and officers at the seat of government; shall appear as counsel for the State in all cases in which the commonwealth is interested, depending in the Supreme Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States, the District and Circuit Courts of the United States for the State of Virginia, and shall discharge such other duties as may be imposed by the General Assembly.

 Member of the State Board of Education. An attorney is a person who acts for and in the place of another. The word is usually applied to a lawyer who is employed by another to act for him in any law business he wishes to have done. An attorney who appears in a court of law and acts or defends a person, or acts against a person accused of crime, is called a counsel.

 The attorney-general is a lawyer who is elected to do law business for the State. He must appear in court as counsel for the State in every case in which the commonwealth (meaning the whole people) is interested. The commonwealth is interested in every case of crime, because it is for the interest or well-being of the people that those who commit crime should be punished. If this were not done— if criminals, persons who commit murder or burglary or theft—were not arrested and punished, no man's life or property would be safe. The attorney-general must appear and act for the commonwealth in any of the courts above mentioned whenever there is a case in any of them in which the people of the State are interested.

Now maybe this is why we have Commonwealth attorneys throughout the state.  But it does not answer why this office should not be looking into any issues of Interstate fraud. 

Civil Government of Virginia, Constitutional Law from Chuck Thompson

This is the book where that information has been taken from.  See page 25 of the above book for that quote.

Let's now look at what the online information says about the duties and responsibilities of the Virginia Attorney General.


The duties and powers of the office of the attorney general include:[1]
  • Provide legal advice and representation to the Governor and executive agencies, state boards and commissions, and institutions of higher education. The advice commonly includes help with personnel issues, contracts, purchasing, regulatory and real estate matters and the review of proposed legislation. The Office also represents those agencies in court.
  • Provide written legal advice in the form of official opinions to members of the General Assembly and government officials.
  • Defend criminal convictions on appeal, and defend the state when prisoners sue concerning their incarceration.
  • Defend the constitutionality of state laws when they are challenged in court.
  • Enforce state laws that protect businesses and consumers when there are violations. Individual consumer complaints are usually handled by another agency.
  • Represent consumers in utility matters before the State Corporation Commission.
  • Collect debts owed to state agencies, hospitals and universities.
  • Conduct or assist criminal investigations and prosecutions in certain limited cases (for example Medicaid fraud, money laundering, theft of state property, environmental crimes, and computer crimes).
  • Represent the Department of Social Services in its efforts to collect child support on behalf of children and families.
  • Supervise the appointment and payment of private attorneys hired by other state agencies for various matters.
  • Assist victims of crime who are following criminal cases at the appellate level.
  • Provide information to the public on Identity Theft prevention and remediation.
  • Administer grants to help reduce crimes involving gangs, drugs and sex predators.
  • Administer the Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment Program to protect children from the most dangerous predators.
A complete list of the duties of the office is outlined in the Virginia state code.[2]

The above comes from this website.

But our present Virginia state Constitution says as follows;

Section 2. People the source of power.

That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people, that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them.

The Virginia Attorney General is an elected official.  That means he is a servant of the people, not the private law firm for state officials only.  Yet as we move more to a total socialist nation, we are seeing that the term elected official no longer has any real meaning to it other than our rights no longer exist.  It's right there in the history before your eyes.  One could argue that society has become more complex and therefore the need to limit powers to this office is much needed.  It's an argument that does not stand.  More complex than what?  It's always been complex.  The bottom line is this, that answer that came out of Mark Herring's office is unacceptable.  At the very least, a contact person should have been setup for the person and the information passed on to the office recommended.  It was not.  Why?  Was his office trying to send the person who contacted them on some kind of wild goose chase and good luck, don't come back situation?  

  Did someone just decide they did not want to do something that resembled work?  Imagine.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gloucester Board of Supervisors Sept 2, 2014 meeting Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia

Your meetings seem to get more interesting overtime.  Unfunded mandates are not in the interest of "We the People."

Can anyone show me in the US or Virginia Constitution where you can take property from the landowner without compensation?

"The Land of the Life Worth Living" for everyone in the county.

If you have not seen this meeting it is available on Mr. Thompson’s website.  I cannot do justice to what was shared in the meeting.  But here are a few highlights to wet your appetite.

I have heard the supervisors talk about unfunded mandates in past meetings and they do not like them.  Yet they take our property without compensation calling it 17 Corridor Overlay or some such rule.  Not only do they restrict our use of our property, they make us put in plants and fences at our expense and tax us additionally for the improvements. Where in the US or Virginia Constitution is this legal?  I believe our government is a democratic Republic not national Socialist.  I do not care that all levels of government are doing it lead by example showing we are a democratic Republic.

How did the 17 Corridor rules prevent Lighthouse Worship Center from getting hit by a car?  I have traveled all over the US and I have seen buildings closer to the road than Gloucester allows and there are no issues.  Signs are also allowed in locations where they follow the  rule of law and not mob rule and they have no problem keeping businesses there and profitable.  Go figure!  I have also seen more damage to buildings with lower speed limits where the buildings are further from the road.  Your rules are not showing you are business friendly, but that you want to be a bed room community.

Speaking of national Socialist, in my opinion Mr. Chriscoe it appears by word and deed during the meeting you are more a member of the national Socialist party and not the Republican Party.  Not to worry all of the other board members appear to want to join the Socialist-party also by voting to keep the 17 Corridor rules with the new name.  I know you removed some of the restrictions; show me in any document other than Communist or Socialist rules where you can take property without compensation?  You wonder why people are not coming to Gloucester to start a business?

I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice.  Our founding fathers used common sense and Christian scripture when establishing our founding documents. 

"The Land of the Life Worth Living" for everyone in the county.

Alexander James Jay

P.S.  Are the rumors true about the natural gas?

"[I]t is not by the consolidation, or concentration of powers, but by their distribution, that good government is effected. Were not this great country already divided into states, that division must be made, that each might do for itself what concerns itself directly, and what it can so much better do than a distant authority." --Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, 1821

"What is a Constitution? It is the form of government, delineated by the mighty hand of the people, in which certain first principles of fundamental law are established. The Constitution is certain and fixed; it contains the permanent will of the people, and is the supreme law of the land; it is paramount to the power of the Legislature, and can be revoked or altered only by the authority that made it." --William Paterson, VanHorne's Lessee v. Dorrance, 1795

Our Notes:  Regarding the question about natural gas our guest writer is referring to, there is a great deal of speculation regarding a very substantial underground reserve of natural gas throughout the Northern Neck region.  We are presently working with a number of engineers investigating this and so far it has in fact been confirmed that there are very substantial natural gas reserves in this region.  We know for a fact that one engineer is actually looking at Gloucester County to determine if and or at what level there are natural gas reserves underground here.  Speculation is going around that some of the FEMA property that is being bought up here in the county, properties we have checked and that were bought, but neighbors say never flooded at anytime, might have been bought with this knowledge.  

  If this is the case, we have to ask the question why Ingles is looking to develop his 1,000 plus acre property across from the new Page Middle School?  Will he remove mineral rights from the sale of the various lots that get developed?  A development partially financed by your tax dollars to go into his pockets?  Did he miss the information about the potential of the natural gas reserves in this area?  We are looking into a number of the FEMA purchased properties in this area and we are coming up with a lot of very disturbing questions.  That is another story however we will be covering very soon.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Gloucester, VA Note To The Board of Supervisors, August, 2014

During the July 1, 2014 I spoke to you about things that needed to be fixed for all of the citizens. They are at the bottom as a reference.

I would like to focus on number 5 today:  “Bring County Ordinances into compliance with Virginia Code.  Mr. Wilmot can help you with this if not consider hiring a competent county attorney.”

It is a little known fact that the General Assembly and the Governor develop and pass new laws or codes, every year and they take affect on July 1, the start of the Virginia fiscal year.  The newspapers let “WE the People” know of these new codes or changes to existing laws in June so we are aware of the changes and will be in compliance on July 1st.  Is the County Attorney aware that these changes take place or the County Administrator?  Since “WE the People” know and are required to be in compliance on July 1st why are not the County Ordinances being updated and made available for a public hearing no later than the first August Board of Supervisor meeting so the county is in compliance?  In my opinion there should be a public hearing in the July meeting.

I have to wonder is the County Attorney and his assistant not capable of executing the requirements of their Jobs?  Are the responsibilities of the job too much for them? You would think ensuring the County is in compliance with United States Constitution and Federal Regulation; and Virginia Constitution and Codes would be number one on the list.  Mr. Thompson has even offered his services to assist the County Attorney in bringing County Ordinances into compliance and in response the County Attorney refuses to correspond with Mr. Thompson by email.  I have to wonder is the County Attorney still in Junior High School and not an adult?  Why do we have a number of County Ordinances that have never complied with Virginia Code, as pointed out by Mr. Thompson especially in regard to animal control?  Is there any connection with these illegal Ordinances and the stories Mr. Thompson is reporting on?

The next point does the County Administrator have over-site on what the County Attorney is doing?  In my opinion a reasonable person would believe the County Administrator’s Office would ensure the County Attorney’s office is aware that keeping County Ordinances in compliance with Virginia Codes may be important?  Are the responsibilities of the County Administrator’s Office too much for the current staff to handle?  Are the responsibilities of the job too much for them?

In my opinion maybe we need to replace the County Attorney and assistant; and the County Administrator and assistants; it appears the duties of their jobs are greater than they have the ability to accomplish with growing responsibilities of world we live in today.    In my opinion failing to execute their duties is a violation of their “Oath of Office” and grounds for removal but a competent Attorney may be needed to determine this.

Prior to the election all candidates for the Board of Supervisors got together at the Library to share what they would do if elected, Mr. Thompson has the audio on the web site.  The three new supervisors stated if they were told of County Ordinances that was not in compliance with Virginia Code they would fix it.  We are in violation of Virginia Code in many sections of our County Ordinances.  This needs to be fixed along with the underlying problems.  We expect you to keep your word.  Mr. Blake answered something to the effect that he is only one person.  I believe he did not become a supervisor.

Working on your next report card there is still time to improve your grade during this month recording period. 


Wayne Crews

P.S. “Here is what you to do:

1.  Integrity at the Board of Supervisors level.
Quit voting for things that benefit you over the county.

2.  Hold Department Heads and Supervisors to high standards and get rid of them when they break the rules.  You cannot hold lower level employees to high standards if they are not practiced at the higher levels.

3.  Fire employees on the spot if they use vehicles for personal business, except in the case of an emergency and the employee better contact the supervisors before the supervisor contacts them.  No shopping, banking, and fast food restaurants in county vehicles.  If trash is found in the vehicle from these places the employee needs to receive the same punishment.

4.  Quit wasting taxpayers money.  The Board of Supervisions and all county employees need to be good stewards of the resources.

5.  Bring County Ordinances into compliance with Virginia Code.  Mr. Wilmot can help you with this if not consider hiring a competent county attorney.” 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gloucester Board of Supervisors July 1 2014 Meeting Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester, VA

“For the Common Good. “

Your meetings seem to get more interesting overtime.

Can anyone show me in the US or Virginia Constitution where you can take money from someone and give it to others?

If you have not seen this meeting it is available on Mr. Thompson’s website.  I cannot do justice to what was shared in the meeting.  But here are a few highlights to wet your appetite.

After listening to Mr. Douglas S. Meredith, we should consider getting an Economic Development Director to look out for the interest of the county. Not sure what he is looking out for besides himself?

Mr. Hutson thanks for sharing your tell tale with us when you are less than totally honest.

Mr. Chriscoe why did you get a text message just before the Woodville vote, was it voting instructions?  We were so sorry to see that the meeting was keeping you from something important that night.  We will help someone else get elected into your position next time around so you will not have to waste your time dealing with something as unimportant as county business.  Why did you use the term “funneling money” sound less than honest for one of our Supervisors in an official capacity?

Back to giving away our tax money.  You spent most of the meeting trying to look out for the tax payers and not wasting our money.  You had many energetic and passionate discussions about saving taxpayers money until the end of the meeting.  I am not sure what happened: you had not given away any money; you were tired; or you had money you had to get rid of before the end of the meeting?  I fully agree that our watermen are hard working and need to be looked after, but what law says to take from the many and give to the few (Haven’t we provided them a dock at taxpayers expense?)? How is this helping the whole county?  You did not give outhouses to any other hard working groups like construction workers, landscapers, or VIMS PHDs that are forced to wear short paints to work in the summer because of the heat?

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.  "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." --Benjamin Franklin, On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor, 1766

"Be not intimidated ... nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice." --John Adams (1765)

Governor McAuliffe Statement on Virginia Opportunity Educational Institution Ruling

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Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement regarding the Norfolk Circuit Court’s ruling of the Virginia Opportunity Educational Institution (OEI) as unconstitutional:

“After carefully evaluating the Norfolk Circuit Court’s ruling, my administration has decided not to appeal the court’s decision. Two attorneys general and our own analysis support the Circuit Court’s reasoning on the legal issues at stake. The Constitution of Virginia clearly gives the primary responsibility for educating Virginia children to local school boards across the Commonwealth, while assigning the task of overseeing those efforts to the Virginia Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

“Unfortunately, the statute that established the OEI altered these relationships in significant and unconstitutional ways. There is no question that we must work together to ensure that every single Virginia student has access to a world class education in a public school, and I am confident there is a better way forward. I have asked Secretary of Education Anne Holton to preside over the coalition of government, nonprofit and private sector leaders who have a stake in improving Virginia’s underperforming schools so that we can better prepare all of our students to compete in a global economy.

“Despite our decision, I am grateful to the proponents of OEI for the constructive debate this legislation has initiated. It has helped us all focus on the importance of closing the achievement gap and paving the way for success and achievement in and out of the classroom. We can, we must, and we will do better for Virginia’s students.”

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gloucester, VA Public Servants or Public Greed Gratification? The Test

Gloucester County Government
Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia

What was the motivation for you to go into public service?

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?

“All officers elected or appointed under or pursuant to this Constitution shall, before they enter on the performance of their public duties, severally take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as ________________, according to the best of my ability (so help me God).’"

To all of our elected county officials what was your motivation?  Was it for the public good or for personal gain?  Were you looking to game the system to get special treatment to help your business or possible personal gain?  Maybe you want your child to get special treatment in school?  Maybe you want special treatment for permits or inspections?  We can watch your actions and see who is in there for personal gain.  Maybe you want to serve the public and make everyone’s lives a little better?  We can watch your actions and see who is there for the public good also.

What is a public servant an elected or hired person that works for local, state, or federal government.  Servants by definition do not get rich performing their duties.

A person going into public service is there to serve the public.  If your motivation is to get rich go into private service.  There are two main reasons to go into public service: to serve the public and to avoid risk. Neither reason is bad.  Looking for a safe job, minimum layoffs, benefits that take care of your family’s basic needs and the ability to contribute to the good of society?  If you want to get rich you need to go into private service working for yourself or a company that will pay you for what you are worth to them.  Think of public service like a bank account – you will never get rich off of the interest that is paid but you can keep you head above water.  Private Service is like the stock market – you can get rich you also can get poor there are no guarantees.

During the budget process 100 people got up and said they wanted more money.  It is time for you to get out of public service and go into private service.  The public service will be much better without you.  How much of the general public supported your request for raises?  I think all 6 people not associated with the schools said no to raises your services do not justify raises during these tough economic times.

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.  "It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." --Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775

"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." --Thomas Paine, Dissertation on First Principles of Government, 1791

Our Notes:  It's not hard to create a test to show which ones pass the public servants designation and which ones pass the personal greed and gain designation test.  But maybe with a little magic, Ted can wave his left hand and it might all go away.   You can always dream now can't you?
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