Guest Post by IKnowJack
Tonight at the Four Points Sheraton, the Prince William & Manassas Family Alliance (PWMFA) had its first fund-raising dinner Gala in four years, and it was a smashing success.
People kept pouring in – more than had bought advance tickets, and the hotel had to roll out additional tables, so the room capacity appeared filled to the 100 max.
There were many familiar faces and public officials present, some of whom included the following:
Keynote Speaker Ken Cuccinelli, the Commonwealth’s Attorney General.
Delegate Bob Marshall
Delegate Rich Anderson
Supervisor John Stirrup
BOCS Chairman Corey Stewart
Manassas City Councilman Marc Aveni
PWC GOP Chairman Lyle Beefelt
Manassas Park GOP Chairman Brian Leeper
Morton & Helen Blackwell
and Delegate Jackson Miller arrived at the close.
PWMFA Chairman Bob Allen opened the event, Bill Pfister lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and Pastor Barry White gave the invocation.
A fine sit-down dinner was served by the Sheridan staff, and about half way through dinner, Delegate Marshall gave an enjoyable introduction to Keynote Speaker Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli presented a very interesting explanation of the Commonwealth’s action against the federal health care bill. He explained that essentially the issue is the Fed’s unconstitutional mandate to force citizens to buy a commercial product from a particular commercial entity. To Virginia’s credit it passed a bill, that was signed two weeks before the Fed’s health care bill, which is in opposition to the Fed’s health care bill. Cuccinelli said that by the time all the Fed & State appeals wend their way to a Supreme court decision it will probably be 2012. He emphasized that if the Fed wins the case, the Fed will be able to force anything upon the nation’s citizens, and freedom as known for the past 221 years will come to an end. A good question and answer period wrapped up the Attorney General’s address.
BOCS Chairman Corey Stewart, who arrived somewhat late, gave the closing remarks, which though meaningful, would have been more appropriate at a Republican Party event rather than this non-political PWMFA gala. Father Searby gave the benediction and the event officially concluded. However, many if not most of the attendees mingled for another 45 minutes. “Everyone” was visibly pleased with the Gala and I heard many expressing appreciation for the event. It was, indeed, an evening well spent. And it should be noted the Washington Post and News and Messenger had reporters present – we’ll see how credibly they report on the evening.
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