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Town Hall Meeting Tuesday

By Greg L | 14 December 2009 | Manassas City, Prince William County | 17 Comments

Not much advance notice, but if you want to tell your elected officials what you’re hoping they’ll accomplish this legislative session, here’s one of the few local chances you’ll get before the session starts.

Manassas, VA- The Prince William County Delegation will host a town hall meeting at the Manassas City Hall (located at 9027 Center St., Manassas) on Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.All are invited to attend and discuss issues affect Prince William County citizens with Delegate Marshall, Delegate Miller, Delegate-elect Anderson and Senator Chuck Colgan.

If you have any questions please contact Delegate Marshall at (703) 853-4213.

Thanks to Bob Marshall for promoting this.

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  1. Anonymous said on 14 Dec 2009 at 10:12 pm:
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    Where is Luke Torian? The event is not on a Sunday, what is his excuse?

  2. Greg L said on 14 Dec 2009 at 10:57 pm:
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    Torian, Lingamfelter and Anderson will probably host one of these on the other side of the county soon. I’m surprised one hasn’t been announced yet.

  3. Kevin C said on 15 Dec 2009 at 1:10 am:
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    By Greg L, “Not much advance notice…”

    It’s a GOOD thing we don’t have to rely on the News-Messenger for advance notice of meetings like these.

    NO notice AT ALL and the meeting is TONIGHT !

    I SHOULD say we’re LUCKY we don’t have to rely on them.

  4. Walter E. Kurtz said on 16 Dec 2009 at 9:46 am:
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    Anyone go? Anyone suggest legislation that the politicos did not give a dozen reasons why it could not be enacted? Any of them accept responsibility or was it just, “That’s City Council’s/BOCS’ job,” or “That’s the federal government’s job, better call Frank Wolf?”

    It should be required that anyone who attends one of these “Duck and Cover” sessions open carry, just to discourage doublespeak.

  5. Greg L said on 16 Dec 2009 at 10:23 am:
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    It was probably the best-attended meeting of this kind ever held. Although there were the usual people from government agencies and government-funded programs that wasted time by coming up to “inform” our elected officials what they do with our tax money, a number of citizens spoke, and some were rather interesting.

    Bit topics of the night included health care reform, illegal immigration, protecting life, and allowing localities to lower the speed limit in designated residential areas. There was a definite “tea party” feel to the crowd and quite a bit of hostility towards the federal government on display. Bob Marshall in particular was very comfortable in such a venue, but George Barker at times looked as comfortable a cat in a dog kennel.

    Colgan seemed off his game last night. Maybe he wasn’t feeling well.

  6. Old Soldier said on 16 Dec 2009 at 12:53 pm:
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    Scheduling the town hall meeting the same night as a BOCS meeting (published much further in advance) was not really an example of good planning. The folks inclined to go to such events had to chose… a pity.

  7. citizenofmanassas said on 16 Dec 2009 at 1:37 pm:
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    Was there any talk regarding creating a bill that would confirm State rights under the 10th Amendment? I know a few other States have passed such bills. I don’t believe the bills hold much power, but they do confirm the intent of the Amendment.

  8. Greg L said on 16 Dec 2009 at 1:44 pm:
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    Yes there was. Tom Whitmore read the text of a proposed resolution, and at least one other speaker mentioned it as well.

  9. citizenofmanassas said on 16 Dec 2009 at 6:37 pm:
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    Thanks. IMO that’s an easy one, but I’m sure some of the libs in the GA will try to derail the passage.

  10. Jonathan Way said on 16 Dec 2009 at 9:18 pm:
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    To Mr. Walter E. Kurtz

    Your suggestion that attendees at public meetings should “open carry” is dangerous, juvenile, and precisely the kind of statement which anti-gun advocates can use to demonstrate their perceived need to restrict gun carry. Shame on you.

  11. JD said on 16 Dec 2009 at 11:14 pm:
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    I agree with Old Soldier, I just can’t understand the lack of notice and that this was up against a PWC Board meeting. I learned of the meeting today and I try to be informed. How many people were there?

  12. Mom22 said on 17 Dec 2009 at 12:55 pm:
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    Was there any talk how the academic standards adopted by the Common Core State Standards Initiative will be integrated into the Virginia Standards of Learning? The state is required to adopt at least 85% of the standards developed by this group, which are due out shortly, and to my knowledge the state has yet to announce the process by which those standards will be selected and implemented in state public schools.

  13. Citizenofmanassas said on 18 Dec 2009 at 12:37 am:
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    Mr. Way,

    I was at one of the largest attended Council meetings in recent years after some members of the City police department had insulted law abiding citizens who were exercising their right to carry. At that meeting there were dozens of people who opened carried and many who cc’ed. There was not a single incident and in fact, I believe the Mayor made a comment the speakers and the crowd in general was well mannered.

    Those people who do not support the Bill of Rights do not need an excuse to go after our rights, they simply do not want gun ownership and that is enough of a reason for them.

    Thomas Jefferson said the following…..

    “When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.” And, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

  14. Walter E. Kurtz said on 18 Dec 2009 at 11:07 am:
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    Mr. Way is entitled to his opinion. But I think a politician might be less apt to sling bull hockey if he were facing a group of armed voters.

  15. bang, bang, shoot, shoot said on 19 Dec 2009 at 1:13 pm:
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    Tony’s pizza anyone?

  16. Jonathan Way said on 19 Dec 2009 at 9:31 pm:
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    I support the second amendment whole heartedly and am an NRA member with a cc for many years. Nonetheless, government by intimidation rather than by reason is seriously unhealthy for the republic. Your references to “facing a group of armed voters” and carrying arms to “discourage doublespeak” just give fodder to the gun control lobby.

  17. citizenofmanassas said on 20 Dec 2009 at 10:39 pm:
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    Mr. Way,

    The way some of our elected officials are acting these days, is clear they could care less about reason.

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