On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the United States Declaration of Independence in what is now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia. In taking this historic step, the Congress proclaimed “these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.” Today, we celebrate our Nation’s independence and the vision of our Founding Fathers revealed to the world on that fateful day, as well as the countless patriots who continue to ensure that the flames of freedom are never extinguished.
Americans watching in shock, disbelief, and anger as mobs tear down statues, vandalize other property, and attack police officers now have an outlet to express pride in being part of our nation.
The Heritage Foundation and its lobbying arm, Heritage Action for America, are urging supporters and allies to record and submit short videos on why they are proud to be Americans.
Daniel Gade handily won the Virginia GOP nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The very next day, Gade joined WMAL’s Larry O’Connor to discuss his candidacy and why the incumbent, Mark Warner, needs to go.
“What we need to do is return to our Constitutional founding principles — among those are, of course, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Gade said.
John Schilling, President of the American Federation for Children, was on Thursday’s Ingraham Angle to discuss the current “debacle” in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
“This is a school district that proved incapable of delivering online learning when the pandemic shut down schools,” Schilling noted. “It took them five weeks to even start online learning; the day that it started, the system crashed.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham blasted Fairfax County Public Schools on her nationally televised program Thursday night.
“Just yesterday in Fairfax County, Virginia — one of the most affluent and populous suburbs of Washington, DC — the Democrat-controlled school district made the shocking announcement that it’s not going to be fully reopening in the fall,” Ingraham told viewers.
Virginia’s 8th, 10th, and 11th Congressional Districts have now concluded their nominating conventions — these were the first of many steps needed to give Virginians a voice and restore common sense to our Commonwealth.
Your friends and neighbors registered to serve as delegates – and even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they came out to cast their ballots and participate in our great democracy. Delegates had important decisions before them, and evaluated the candidates with care and thoughtfulness
The First Lady and I send our warmest greetings to those celebrating Juneteenth this year.
On this day 155 years ago, African Americans in Texas first heard the righteous and long-overdue words of General Order Number 3: “All slaves are free.” These words confirmed for still-enslaved people in Texas that the Union Army would enforce and defend their freedom, announced nearly 3 years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln in his Emancipation Proclamation
Fairfax County Republican Priscilla DeStefano was featured this week on ChoiceMedia.tv, the nation’s “education homepage.” Ms. DeStefano, who ran last year for the Board of Education, lauded President Donald Trump’s recent comments on the moral imperative of school choice.
“A child’s ZIP code in America should never determine their future, and that’s what was happening,” President Trump said
Former school board member Elizabeth Schultz (R-Springfield) was on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program Wednesday morning, to discuss Fairfax County’s plans for the 2020-2021 academic year.
“We’re really talking about the schools not reopening,” Ms. Schultz lamented. “It’s really a disaster for students”
For those of us who have lived in Fairfax County for more than a decade or two, we cannot believe how our once-great place to live has been decimated by a decade of Democrat rule. The traffic congestion is probably to a large extent unavoidable, and taxes and spending – in absolute terms – will inevitably increase as the population expands. But that does not mean the rate of taxes and spending must rise disproportionately relative to population growth