King George, Virginia

22 January 2020

Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

Today I received another Lobby Day summary and an e-mail from our neighbors to the west, the Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots, and wanted to pass them on for all.  Jeremiah’s summary provides excellent insight into the events - complete with some back-of-the-envelope calculations for the “reach” of the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement.  The note from Michael of FVP includes an invitation to meet other candidates running for office (Nick Freitas is an excellent speaker).

On Jan 22, 2020, at 12:01 AM, Jeremiah wrote:

I went to Lobby Day. I would estimate closer to 100k were there. It was peaceful, no problems with disagreements, and pretty cold. Plenty of American flags, from the current US flag, historical flags including Gadsden and the pine tree. There was even a Hong Kong flag flown. Not a single white supremacist or racist anything. Multiple people of all races and cultures. And plenty of media, including from out of the country (Telemundo article here)
It sent the message that was intended- we are law abiding, peaceful people. But we won’t back down. If you follow the old adage that every one person in a politician’s office represents 10 more. If you use the original “police” number of 22k, that means there were at least 220k pissed off about it. If you take the middle estimate around 50k, you are up to half a million. At the upper end, it would be a million people. Adding the cold and the fear-mongering by the Governor, its possible that the number who did show up was suppressed, so multiply those numbers by at least 2. Interestingly, that puts the 100k attendee number at the ~2 million people pissed off number, which is about the same number that they claim a mandate from. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. 
We need to keep the pressure on. The Democrats say they will continue their push. We must continue ours on every level. Get a chance to go visit your representatives? Do it. See a representative from another district? Talk to them as well. Make them loathe their nice office. 
For the cause of Liberty,
On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:25 AM, Fredericksburg Va Patriots wrote:

Dear Patriots,

The Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots (FVP) Board of Directors (BOD) met Wednesday January 8, 2020 to discuss the forthcoming year.  As your Chairman, I would like to share a few thoughts about the busy year we have ahead of us.  I also want to remind members that annual dues ($15 per member) must be paid this month.  If you wish to continue as a voting member of the FVP, please make payment at our Patriots Meeting, January 26th, or via PayPal.

The venue for the January General Membership Meeting has changed.  Due to the overwhelming support during the Spotsylvania, Caroline, and Stafford County 2nd Amendment Sanctuary hearings, we will meet January 26, 2020 at Crossroads Baptist Church (4236 Lee Hill School Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22408) at 2:00 PM. This will be our biggest General Membership Meeting in years.  We have received RSVP from all candidates for the Virginia 7th Congressional District, including VA Delegate Nick Freitas, Pete Greenwald, Andrew Knaggs, VA Delegate John McGuire, Tina Ramirez, and Jason Roberge. These candidates are challenging Representative Abigail Spanberger. In addition Jim Snyder, VP of Virginia Citizens Defense League is scheduled to address our membership. We’ll also receive updates from supervisors who led the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County Resolution. This is a must-attend event!

2020 brings special challenges to Patriots in the Commonwealth.  Already, the new progressive majority in Richmond is enacting unconstitutional proposed legislation designed to take away or hinder the natural rights of our citizens.  The gun control legislation has awakened our citizens and initiated a grassroots campaign to preserve our rights through 2nd Amendment Sanctuary, and Constitutional Affirmation resolutions throughout the Commonwealth. 95% of all counties have approved these resolutions and ordinances, in a desperate attempt to prevent these draconian measures from becoming enforceable.  That these proposed legislative measures are sourced from bought and paid legislators from urban centers is no surprise.  Michael Bloomberg and George Soros poured money into the Commonwealth to put them in place.  We have never been closer to a Civil War since 1861. Under the radar, they have also proposed legislation to remove our Electoral College representation, to remove closed primaries, to enact the Equal Rights Amendment (thereby assuring unrestricted abortion in any circumstances, including public funding), severely restricting homeschooling and private education, and a host of punitive regulations closing all avenues to the unrestricted exercise of 2nd Amendment protected rights.

2020 is another election year.  This year we will select representatives to US Congress. We are generally satisfied with the performance of Representative Rob Wittman (1st CD), but are absolutely unsatisfied with Representative Abigail Spanberger (7th CD).  She unseated Representative Dave Brat, assisted in no small part by punitive redistricting and millions of outside dollars from political action groups.  Although she ran as a “moderate” Democrat, her actions speak louder than her election-year words.  She voted for impeachment of President Trump.  Although her sycophantic media apologists declare that she is a “2nd Amendment supporter” her actions belie her words.  All ten of the Commonwealth counties within the 7th CD have enacted 2nd Amendment Sanctuary or Constitutional Affirmation resolutions.  To date, she is still defending so-called “Red Flag” laws, and restrictions on sporting rifles.  She must be defeated this fall. The Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots intend to vet all candidates, both during the Primary Election on June 8th, and for the General Election on November 3rd.

We MUST support candidates who align with our Constitutional Values.

Patriots, this will be a busy year. If you know anyone that wants to be involved, invite them to our meetings.  We look forward to a productive year.

In Liberty,

Michael P. “Moses” Berry
Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots

P.S. Remember that our January General Membership begins at 2:00 PM on January 26th at Crossroads Baptist Church (NOT Salem Church Library!!  For your convenience dues are payable via PayPal.

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