We have said it repeatedly…watch Virginia. The final shots in the first Civil War were fired there and the first shots of the next Civil War may be fired there as well.
Virginia is of course in the midst of one of the biggest gun grabs by a state in American history. Not satisfied with that, Virginia is also going after the electoral college, which we also reported on this weekend.
Now we are hearing that a Virginia state senator has raised alarm bells just a few days before a massive rally is scheduled to be held in Richmond. Thousands are expected on Monday at Capitol Square to express their dissatisfaction with plans by the newly-sworn-in Democratic majority in the General Assembly to impose strict gun laws.
President Trump has also weighed in on the gun grab, tweeting on Friday afternoon.
“Your 2ndAmendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you, Dems!”
Conservative state senator Amanda Chase of District 11 went to Facebook on Friday with a stark warning for anyone who is planning on attending the rally on Monday.
“Does the Patriot Act ring a bell? Does the National Defense Authorization Act ring a bell? Chase is warning pro-Second Amendment activists that under the provisions of those two acts, they could be labeled as “domestic terrorists[s].”
Chase believes that by issuing the state of emergency, Northam is setting the groundwork for going after the pro-gun advocates. She specifically warned those attending the rally who may be wearing military fatigues or displaying military insignia.
“The Governor, using the media has already set the state for this to happen,” she said. “He has already laid the groundwork to make the entire movement look like an insurrection.”
She also said that she doesn’t believe just those wearing camouflage or wearing military insignias have reason for concern.
“They are kicking things into high gear,” she wrote. “Military veterans were/are even listed as potential domestic terrorists. We were told not once, but several times by the current President, ‘It’s Not Me they are after, It’s You, The American People.’”
Northam claims that he has intelligence that some of the groups attending the rally on Monday will be intent on causing problems. The fact that Antifa has said they will show up lends credence to that fact, although they “claim” they will march WITH the pro-gun protesters.
That should actually be a reason to be concerned. Color us skeptical, but would it honestly surprise anyone if Antifa wasn’t actually attending this protest in order to cause a ruckus which would then get blamed on pro-Second Amendment groups? We wouldn’t.
The Richmond-based Antifa Seven Hills is joining the Second Amendment supporter groups in support of gun rights.
“I think it’s been pretty important for us to focus on the fact that gun control in America has a legacy of racist enforcement,” said Seven Hills spokesperson James in speaking to Vice,while asking that his last name be withheld. “Like taking guns away from black people, because black people were perceived as a threat to property and the sanctity of the state.”
He continued, “I think what’s particular about the South is that we have to be a bit more creative and sensitive to the people around us—instead of fulfilling some sort of meme of what antifa is,” James said. “That’s really what we’re trying to work against right now, especially by talking to conservatives and showing we aren’t just a black-clad group of rabble-rousers who are out for attention and have jobs funded by George Soros.”
Sen. Chase may have reason to be concerned about Northam declaring a state of emergency. Northam cited “credible intelligence” of “groups with malicious plans” that planned on attending the rally.
On Thursday, the FBI arrested three suspected neo-Nazis who were planning to attend the rally.One of them was a former Canadian army reservist and all were linked to a group called The Base that aims to establish a state populated only by whites.
Northam referenced the riots that happened in Charlottesville, VA in August of 2017 at the “Unite the Right” rally. That rally turned deadly when a man ran over numerous protesters with his vehicle. A 32-year-old counter-protester was killed. “We will not allow that mayhem and violence to happen here.”
Sounds like old Ralphie boy is setting the narrative for what he expects, no probably hopes for on Monday. Because you know that if there is one iota of violence at this protest, no matter who causes it, Northam will milk it for all it is worth, and use it justify his gun-grabbing agenda.
And gun confiscation isn’t the only hot topic in the Virginia legislature.
A bill proposed in the Virginia legislature for the 2020 session would direct all of Virginia’s electoral votes in a presidential election go to the winner of the national popular vote.
The bill, SB399, also known as the “National Popular Vote Compact” would direct the state to become part of an interstate agreement that would change the way electoral votes are awarded to candidates during a presidential election.
If the bill passes, Virginia will give its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who received the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Democrats are pathetic.
Remember during the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election when President Trump was asked in a debate if he would honor the results of the election, no matter the outcome? And when Trump answered, “I will look at it at the time,” he was widely excoriated by Democrats.
Hillary Clinton at the time called Trump’s comments “horrifying.” Funny how things have changed four years later, with Clinton still refusing to admit that she was beaten and Democrats doing the same.
So how have Democrats handled this? The “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.”
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Supposedly Article II of the Constitution allows this through the clause which says that “states have the exclusive authority to decide on how they award their electoral votes.”
This question will likely end up going to the Supreme Court should it get to the point where it becomes an issue. The compact wouldn’t go into effect until over half the required electoral votes to get elected president have been achieved by the states in the compact.
It currently takes 270 electoral votes to become president.
Proponents of the national popular vote say it’s “only fair” that the overall winner of the popular vote be elected president, and like to use the adage “one person, one vote” as their credo.
The problem with the national popular vote, and the reason why the founding fathers established the electoral college is to prevent a select few locations from deciding who the president will be.
If the popular vote was the deciding factor, basically New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles would be deciding for the rest of the country who the president would be. The electoral college evens the playing field.
For example, a map of the 2016 presidential election, when broken down by county, overwhelmingly shows a large swath of the country voted for President Trump. Basically, the west coast and east coast went for Clinton.
The proposal in Virginia reads:
Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
Article II of the Constitution of the United States gives the states exclusive and plenary authority to decide the manner of awarding their electoral votes Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The compact goes into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact. A state may withdraw from the compact, however, a withdrawal occurring within six months of the end of a President’s term shall not become effective until a President or Vice President has qualified to serve the next term.
Liberals are doing whatever they can to ensure that we will never again have a Republican president.
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