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Keith Fimian: Secure The Border!

By Greg L | 30 May 2010 | Keith Fimian, Fairfax County, Illegal Aliens, US Congress, Prince William County | 22 Comments

While Pat Herrity called the Rule of Law Resolution “mean-spirited” and did nothing to address the impacts of illegal immigration in Fairfax County, Keith Fimian is taking a decidedly different tack on the issue. When Republicans select one of these to be their candidate to unseat Gerry Connolly in November, such a difference in attitude and approach should make their choice a rather easy one.

Do you want enforcement of our current immigration laws? Or do you want some sort of ‘nuanced’ and ‘comprehensive’ approach that inevitably will involve granting amnesty to illegal aliens?



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22 Comments

  1. FED UP said on 30 May 2010 at 9:35 pm:
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    GO KEITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Ronald said on 30 May 2010 at 10:39 pm:
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    Once again… its baffling that Jackson Miller would support someone who called the rule of law resolution mean spirited and who hasn’t done a thing about the illegals.

    I think its a real question of character.

    Go Keith!

  3. Freedom said on 31 May 2010 at 4:41 am:
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    Once again, it gets back to the issue of: As our representative, do we want Keith Fimian, a successful businessman and ordinary citizen like you and me OR do we want the Fairfax County “Connolly understudy” who is attempting to advance even higher in his political career?

    I’ve already seen far too much of what the professional politicians in Congress are all about…and I don’t want more of the same. Keith Fimian represents common sense, fiscal conservatism, and a breath of fresh air in Washington.

  4. O. P. Ditch said on 31 May 2010 at 8:36 am:
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    Ronald, I questioned Miller on his support soon after it was announced that Jackson endorsed Pat. His response was that he had a long standing personal friendship with Herrity and/or his father/family. For what it’s worth.

  5. park'd said on 31 May 2010 at 9:27 am:
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    Miller should also have a ‘long standing personal relationship’ with his constituents’ desires and back Fimian instead. I can not abide by someone who publicly talks ill about laws that were passed by OVERWHELMING majority. I would also like to know the REAL reason why the BoCS did not fire Deane for open insubordination when he said he would not enforce it. To this day I still can’t understand why that was allowed to pass. It effectively gutted the resolution from the minute it was passed. Why didn’t anyone push this and try to find out why it was allowed to pass? The DA in Arizona ran his yap about how he thought their law was unjust and started meeting with the feds so what did Gov. Brewer do? She replaced his a$$ with someone who would be a team player and do the job that 70% of Arizonans want them to do! Why couldn’t Corey Stewart have the balls to do that instead of cowtowing to Deane’s insubordination? I for one would sure like answers after 3 years of a failed policy in which the number of illegals here now eclipses what we had even at the peak of the construction boom.

  6. Cynic said on 31 May 2010 at 11:20 am:
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    That we would have a politician in the D. C. Area with the guts to do what Governor Brewer did to the DA in Arizona is just not going to happen. Political Correctness and being a conformist wimp take precedence. No candidates for the Profile in Courage Award in this neighborhood! Please note that the AG position in Arizona is an elected position while the position held by Chief Deane is an appointed position.

  7. Just the Facts said on 31 May 2010 at 11:25 am:
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    I was on the fence a long time because I liked both Fimian and Herrity, and thought both would be good candidates to take on Connolly. I finally decided on Herrity when John Stirrup endorsed him. Of all of the members of the PWC BOCS, I most admire and respect John, and dare anyone to say he is pro-illegal alien. After seeing Keith’s intensely negative campaign ads using misleading information such as tax “rates” rather than total taxes, I’m glad I decided on Herrity.

  8. PWC4FIMIAN said on 31 May 2010 at 11:31 am:
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    Just the Facts aka Herrity staffer:

    Putting aside the 13% property tax rate increase for a moment, what say you about the two commercial property tax hikes Herrity voted for?

  9. Just the Facts said on 31 May 2010 at 11:57 am:
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    PWC4FIMIAN - Corey Stewart pushed through a budget in PWC that raised property taxes this year (and last year). Are you going to oppose him too?

  10. Big Dog said on 31 May 2010 at 12:36 pm:
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    Virginia is an open primary state which may impact this race.

    - Think Connolly would rather face Fimian in the general election.
    Keith is clearly very popular with the right wing of the GOP,
    but Herrity might pull moderates away from Connolly
    in the general and that could be the margin of victory
    in November.

    - So will Connolly suporters vote for Fimian in June to get a
    possible weaker foe in the Fall?

  11. Just the Facts said on 31 May 2010 at 2:53 pm:
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    The real estate tax RATE in Prince William County has gone up under Corey’s leadership from $0.758 in FY 2007 to the newly-adopted rate of $1.236 for FY 2011. That’s a 63 percent increase.

    PWC4FIMIAN is all worked up by a 13 percent increase in the RATE while Herrity was on the Fairfax Board. That figure is according to the Fimian campaign’s own information. Perhaps, he, Keith and others will be storming Corey’s office with pitchforks and torches because of the comparative magnitude of those increases.

    Maybe, on the other hand, we should just acknowledge that TAXES have not gone up as much as the RATE might indicate. Moreover, we might acknowledge that Corey and the PWC BOCS did about as well as they could with the budget in PWC under very difficult circumstances, even though we might quibble about some of the details.

    Maybe, also, Keith should be more honest in his campaign statements and drop the negativity that will only hurt our chances of getting rid of Connolly.

  12. PWC4FIMIAN said on 31 May 2010 at 3:28 pm:
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    Just the Facts

    Way to respond to the other instances of Herrity raising commercial property tax rates. But you’re just a Herrity staffer so its to be expected. Herrity is a liberal republican more concerned with climbing the ladder than anything else. The only question is, if he wins the nomination, will he shed being a conservative at his victory party or wait a week?

  13. hazegray said on 31 May 2010 at 3:36 pm:
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    When I hear a Republican talk about “secure the border” I immediately wonder why he/she doesn’t say go after the employers; is it because the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want to impinge on their low cost labor supply?

    At the end of the day, if you turn off the jobs magnet that attracts people the the US, this gets much easier. Until then, “secure the border” is like having your sink run over and grabbing a mop rather than turning off the faucet…

    Whn you hear this sort of talk, ask a follow-up question about how the candidate feels about employment enforcement and which should be given priority, borders or employers.

  14. Just the Facts said on 31 May 2010 at 3:41 pm:
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    PWC4FIMIAN - if you were a long-time poster on BVBL as I am, rather than just someone trolling blogs for Keith, you would know that I’m not associated with either campaign. Greg knows me and can easily confirm.

    By the way, get your “facts” straight. In Virginia, state law mandates a single real estate tax rate for residential, commercial and all other types of real property. No local government in Virginia has the power to raise commerical property tax rates and not residential. If Keith wins, I hope his staff is more informed about basic issues such as this. How’s that response?

    When is the pitchfork and torch party for Corey’s office? You want to be consistent don’t you?

    You have really confirmed for me that going with Herrity was the right choice.

    I’m sure you will insist on having the last word and will post some other pithy remark, but I’m done with you.

  15. PWC4FIMIAN said on 31 May 2010 at 4:29 pm:
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    Just the Facts:

    Throw a fit. Just like Pat.

    Here are the minutes. See bottom of page 5 and top of page 6. Just the facts at this link:

    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/summary/2008/08-04-28.pdf

    Pat voting with Gerry Connolly for an 11-cent rate increase.

    The real problem isn’t that he voted for it, but still says “I HAVE NEVER AND WILL NEVER VOTE TO RAISE TAXES”

  16. Just the Facts said on 31 May 2010 at 4:33 pm:
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    Told you.

  17. BattleCat said on 31 May 2010 at 5:44 pm:
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    This, more than anything else, makes my June 8 decision easy.

  18. Rgdfry said on 31 May 2010 at 7:39 pm:
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    JTF,

    . . . you said you were done!

  19. NoVA Scout said on 1 Jun 2010 at 4:11 am:
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    I thought everyone was for securing the border. Why is this a big deal? But for someone who aspires to public office to address this issue, he/she owes us details: how much will it cost? what kind of security are we talking about - no one gets across, potential terrorists will be caught, we reduce the flow? how are we going to do it = physical barriers, the current and immediate past administration’s programs of increasing the assets and personnel on the border, a mix of the two? what’s the plan for increasing the flow, and reducing the wait times for legal immigrants, in order to create and incentive for lawful immigration? How are the Mexican drug wars and illegal immigration linked? are these two separate but overlapping problems or will solving one solve the other? Without serious discussion of those issues, one might assume that any pol who grabs on to this issue is just using it for personal advancement. Immigration policy is a complex and important issue. If pols grab onto it without being willing to invest the time in educating themselves, and then educating the people they aspire to represent, one can assume they are looking for easy votes from people who are easily manipulated.

  20. Cromagnum said on 1 Jun 2010 at 12:05 pm:
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    we need a muti pronged approach.
    Secure the border, yes
    Build a fence or use other methods. This is really only the first step. but a much needed step. You have to control the water flow before you can clean up the flood.

    Enforce existing laws, yes
    We have laws that should be enforced, and sadly we only apply them at random with a shotgun. Law is best observed when promulgated and enforced. It is called Justice for a reason, the word should have an equally blind meaning. This means individuals, businesses, and government.

    Reform the existing immigration system, yes
    For those who are trying to become US Citizens, it is a long process with alot of bureacracy. It really should be a shorter process with a smaller government. Maybe we need an Ellis Island West:
    http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/theanchoress/2006/06/21/can-we-say-ellis-island-west/
    This does not have to be merely ‘the other party gets all the votes’. I think that the conservatives can make better use of the issue rather than just accepting the ‘low cost labor’ label that others proclaim (and some of them are guilty of just that, wasn’t there a Clinton appointee who failed her nomination hearing …..). I’m not sure exactly how the conservatives want to pivot this into a winning issue, but I think it can be done. Maybe it is merely education.

    I dont think the immigration issue will be fixed, too many have kicked the can for decades.

  21. Dittyman8 said on 1 Jun 2010 at 1:08 pm:
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    I have to laugh when I hear the pro-illegal alien crowd cry whenever we want to do enforcementr. Here’s an article from USA Today on how Mexico treat their own illegal immigrants:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-05-25-mexico-migrants_N.htm?csp=obnetwork (Activists blast Mexico’s immigration law)

    Some much hypocritical ranting by the Left!

  22. FED UP said on 8 Jun 2010 at 3:48 pm:
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    excellent video clip, Greg! Hope he wins today!

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