It has been very difficult living under the despotism of the Obama Regime. Never in our lives could we imagine a time where the American President would loot the treasury, seize auto companies, demand a twisted government-mandated health care program, show open hostility to Christianity, and declare war on energy companies and the wealthy. The Obama Regime has declared that there are no limits to its powers.
Now it's up to all of us to make sure this is the end of Obama's reign of terror. Please get on the phone and start calling your friends and family to make sure they vote Tuesday. Also explain the two amendments to the Virginia Constitution ( see below ) Do everything you can tonight and tomorrow to make sure our long national nightmare comes to an end.
Two Amendments to the Virginia Constitution
From Donna Holt
Virginia Campaign for Liberty
There will be two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution on the ballot on November 6th. The first would strengthen the protection of private property rights. The second would serve politicians and special interests, not the interest of the citizens.
We urge you to vote "YES" on Question #1.
We urge you to vote "NO" on Question #2.
Ballot Question #1 would amend the constitution to require that eminent domain only be exercised where the property taken or damaged is for public use and, except for utilities or the elimination of a public nuisance, not where the primary use is for private gain, private benefit, private enterprise, increasing jobs, increasing tax revenue, or economic development.
It further defines what is included in just compensation for such taking or damaging of property and to prohibit the taking or damaging of more private property than is necessary for the public use.
Although Virginia responded to the infamous Kelo decision with a law that provides that eminent domain can only be used to take private property for public use, the statute can easily be amended by any future General Assembly. The proposed amendment, if approved by the voters, could only be changed by a future constitutional amendment approved by the voters rather than lawmakers in Richmond. For that reason, we urge you to vote "YES" on Question #1.
Ballot Question #2 would amend the Virginia Constitution to allow the General Assembly to delay the fixed starting date for the "veto" session. This amendment is in response to concerns by lawmakers in Richmond of the perpetual possibility of the veto session convening during Passover and continuing through other sacred holidays. What it also does is to provide a way for the GA to delay the veto session to better accommodate their agenda even when there is no sacred holiday.
Consider for a moment that it allows them more time to make their case to constituents when things aren't going the way they would like. Or consider that it might be used to correlate around a convention or conference that would provide them one more method of leverage against a coequal branch of government.
The desire to amend the constitution to accommodate religious observances is indeed a noble thing to consider. However, our willingness to continually let things pass without careful consideration of their unintended consequences has proven to erode those systems we have put in place for the preservation of our liberties.
The bottom line is that the constitution is there to protect our freedoms, not the interests and concerns of politicians.
I hope you'll make it a point to vote on November 6th and that you will join me in voting "YES" to Question #1 and "NO" to Question #2 on the ballot.
Yours in liberty,
Virginia Campaign for Liberty