Terry McAuliffe will make Virginia less safe.
He did it once when his hand-picked parole board members let violent criminals back on our streets and when he oversaw a 43% increase in Virginia’s murder rate, and now the murder rate in Virginia is the highest in 20 years.
And now he’s snubbed a major partner in tackling Virginia’s crime problem by skipping a meeting with the Virginia Police Benevolent Association.
Looking for a major cause of the spike in crime in our nation’s cities? Look no further than the devastating impacts Democrats’ defund the police efforts have had on officer morale. “Morale is as bad as it has ever been before. We’re dealing with rioting at a level and a sustained violence that we’ve never seen before. We’re looking at the most catastrophic staffing levels we’ve ever seen,“ says Portland Police Association Executive Director Daryl Turner.
Every year, high school and college graduating classes sit down and listen to a commencement speech. A top student, an influential figure, or a faculty member will deliver the typical tropes on conquering fears, realizing dreams, and never giving up. It might be full of clichés, but this encouragement has been the go-to oration for a reason. In recent years, these addresses have turned into soapboxes, as leftists spout political rhetoric and inform the students how the world is a terrible place.
According to a new poll from Echelon Insights, polling more than 1,100 registered voters, a majority of voters are supportive of school choice (65% vs. 19% opposed) while 16% are unsure. This is true across party lines, with 75% of Republicans, 60% of Independents, and 61% of Democrats saying they strongly or somewhat support school choice.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts was on WMAL’s O’Connor & Company to discuss the controversies engulfing the Fairfax County School Board — and the efforts of local parent-activists to recall three board members (Abrar Omeish, Elaine Tholen and Laura Jane Cohen).
Much of the interview focused on the radical, divisive rhetoric of at-large board member Abrar Omeish.
Although Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years earlier, it wasn’t until this day in 1865 that Union General Gordon Granger was able to get to Galveston, Texas to let those remaining enslaved Americans know the Civil War was over and all slaves were free. The Republican Party will always be proudly connected to Juneteenth because of President Lincoln’s leadership, and we enthusiastically welcome its adoption as our newest national holiday after President Trump called for it last year.
The ongoing controversy surrounding Abrar Omeish has only intensified, following the embattled school board member’s divisive, ideologically-charged rhetoric at Justice High School’s graduation ceremony.
Fairfax County’s Gary Aiken, a Jewish father of two, joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss his concerns about what he called “vile anti-Semitic tweets on her social accounts.”
Embattled school board member Abrar Omeish has again made national and even global headlines — this time for highly divisive, far-left rhetoric during Justice High School’s June 7 graduation ceremony.
“We struggle with human greed, racism, extreme versions of individualism and capitalism, white supremacy, growing wealth gaps, disease, climate crisis, extreme poverty amidst luxury and waste right next door,” Omeish told graduates.
As a Republican of Korean descent, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of freedom to make your own choices, the right to life, and the right to protect yourself and those you love.
One fundamental principle behind the Republican platform is it affirms, consistent with the Declaration of Independence, that we all have the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In a recent interview with AJ+, embattled school board member Abrar Omeish “doubled down” on her anti-Israel screeds, which many have characterized as hateful and needlessly divisive, if not deeply anti-Semitic, in nature. “There is no chance I am resigning,” Omeish told AJ+, which is owned by Al Jazeera and funded by the government of Qatar.
Omeish created a firestorm of controversy by accusing Israel of “apartheid” and “colonization.”
Twenty-eight years after Governor Doug Wilder signed it into law, the Virginia General Assembly lifted the ban on public sector collective bargaining. As of May 1st, localities in Virginian could give government unions a monopoly to represent all employees at a particular worksite.
However, the law passed in Richmond is unique from other states as it sets virtually no guidelines on what government unions can bargain over and how they can be formed.
Virginia Democrats have nominated a career politician with a record of broken promises, who is intent on dividing our Commonwealth. Eight years ago, then-Governor Terry McAuliffe spearheaded the leftist liberal policies that have made Virginians less safe, made Virginia more expensive to raise a family, and squashed economic opportunity.