Socialize

Community News
Green Group Suggested Video Cameras to Spy on Farmer

Green Group Suggested Video Cameras to Spy on Farmer

By Kevin Mooney at The Daily Signal An environmental group that stands accused of overstepping its inspection authority and trespassing across a Virginia farm also tried to have video…

Tractor Ron is not your average Fauquier Joe

Tractor Ron is not your average Fauquier Joe

An “average joe”, calling himself “Tractor Ron”, wrote to comment on an article titled “Jim Riley at Virtucon Brings the Hammer Down on Fauquier Appeal” on The Bull…

Fauquier GOP “Chairman” Attempts to Astroturf  Appeal of His Election to RPV

Fauquier GOP “Chairman” Attempts to Astroturf Appeal of His Election to RPV

After losing an appeal to the First Congressional District Republican Committee which ruled that the party canvass held to select the Fauquier County GOP Chairman was “not conducted…

Catlett Animal Hospital now open for business

Catlett Animal Hospital now open for business

The owners of Compassion Animal Hospital in Bealeton have opened a sister business in Catlett. The Catlett Animal Hospital opened their doors recently, and are located on Old Catlett Road…

Wine and American Exceptionalism Mix at Wicked Oak

Wine and American Exceptionalism Mix at Wicked Oak

This Saturday at 7 pm it’s time to discuss American Exceptionalism. Wicked Oak Farms & Winery hosts its inaugural Liberty Lecture. Join Mark Fitzgibbons, co-author with Richard A.…

GreenTech defamation suit against Watchdog.com bounced

GreenTech defamation suit against Watchdog.com bounced

Fauquier Free Citizen awaits Governor Terry McAuliffe’s apology. As reported at Washington Examiner: A federal judge in Mississippi last week threw out an $85 million defamation lawsuit brought…

Do local conservation easement inspections cross line into trespass?

Do local conservation easement inspections cross line into trespass?

Green Group Under Scrutiny for Trespassing, Harassment at Woman’s Farm, The Daily Signal, July 24, 2014. Know your rights. Excerpts: Boneta claims in a lawsuit filed last month…

The Tea Party is Suiting Up

The Tea Party is Suiting Up

by Rick Buchanan As a Tea Party conservative, I have watched as many of our ranks have been viciously attacked from both the Left and the “so-called” Right.…

Boneta Bill Passed; Now Virginians Need Teeth against Zoning Abuses

Boneta Bill Passed; Now Virginians Need Teeth against Zoning Abuses

By Mark J. Fitzgibbons (This is Part II of a three-part series about the past, present and future of property rights in Virginia, focusing on the Boneta Bill…

Independence ‘born’ with lawsuit against bureaucrats

Independence ‘born’ with lawsuit against bureaucrats

This country began with citizens having private causes of action against federal and state bureaucrats who violated the common law or exceeded their legal authority — what is…

Farmers cheer Boneta Bill while Fauquier Times sulks

Farmers cheer Boneta Bill while Fauquier Times sulks

Farmers across the state celebrate the Boneta Bill, which just took effect. Cheers for and from: “Don Reese and his family [who] operate the store adjacent to their hundreds…

Appeal of Fauquier Republican Canvass Moves Forward

Appeal of Fauquier Republican Canvass Moves Forward

Cameron Jones has been pursuing an appeal of the Fauquier County Republican Committee Canvass which culminated in an election on 22 March where some number of Democrat voters are likely…

Editorials

Pastors or CEOs?

Pastors or CEOs?

Dear Editor, 90% of America’s pastors are not addressing any of the salient issues affecting…

Schoeneman’s right, but wrong

Schoeneman’s right, but wrong

By Mark J. Fitzgibbons Brian Schoeneman at Bearing Drift writes “How We [Republicans] Win,” and…

Fauquier Republicans need to get back to business

Fauquier Republicans need to get back to business

by Cameron Jones Fauquier County is historically about sixty-five percent Republican. This is a very…

Lois Lerner for Fauquier County Supervisor?

Lois Lerner for Fauquier County Supervisor?

Lois Lerner is the former Internal Revenue Service official who pleaded the 5th Amendment before…

Some dogs are more equal than others in Fauquier County

Some dogs are more equal than others in Fauquier County

Fauquier County supervisors are considering a new noise ordinance at the July 10 hearing. The…

“With Pitchforks, Prayers and Persistence, ‘Paris Barns’ is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! The Boneta Bill Rules”

“With Pitchforks, Prayers and Persistence, ‘Paris Barns’ is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! The Boneta Bill Rules”

Tom White’s headline to his superb article says it all on this Independence Day. Those who…

Appeal Shows Fauquier GOP Chairman Needs to Keep Better Company

Appeal Shows Fauquier GOP Chairman Needs to Keep Better Company

As The Bull Elephant reports, “Fauquier Canvass Overturned by 1st District Committee.” Appellant Cam Jones…

Solving Illegal Immigration

Solving Illegal Immigration

by Anton Afterwit The Illegal Immigration issue has surfaced to the forefront again with the…

Liberal Immigration Policies Harming Children

Liberal Immigration Policies Harming Children

By Anton Afterwit I often make fun of the Liberal Left for their cries of,…

Citizen’s Review of Fauquier Public Schools

Citizen’s Review of Fauquier Public Schools

by Rex Hoover, Sumerduck Upon review of the Fauquier County educational system, I found: Of…

Have a story you want to report?

Send it to FFC at 'Editor@fauquierfreecitizen.com'

Enter your email address to subscribe to FFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Readers Write

Get Our House back to Regular Order!

Get Our House back to Regular Order!

The House of Representatives has two sovereign remedies to cope with runaway presidents, the power of the purse (withholding appropriations for specific activities) and the impeachment power. Until circa…

Military Under Attack

Military Under Attack

When I decided to run for delegate in the 99th District of Virginia, my mission was to change the debate from the mundane and inconsequential of local politics…

Let’s use the Tenth Amendment

Let’s use the Tenth Amendment

We are distressed by the federal government’s overreach and disregard for the Constitution. But what is the solution? Amending the Constitution is fraught with pitfalls.  And, if Congress…

“Two Boys Kissing” challenges the very concept of a healthy society

“Two Boys Kissing” challenges the very concept of a healthy society

Dear Editor: The writer of an earlier Letter stopped short in the development of a quote from David Levithan in an interview for his book Two Boys Kissing. …

Reader responds to FTD Editorial on “Two Boys Kissing”

Reader responds to FTD Editorial on “Two Boys Kissing”

[Editor’s note: The following letter from a reader was sent to the Fauquier Times (Democrat; aka, the Minority Report) over a week ago as a reply to an…

Review of another Levithan book – “Boy meets Boy”

Review of another Levithan book – “Boy meets Boy”

Dear Editor, I was searching for reviews of the book being contested in Fauquier County Public Schools, and I ran across an analysis of another book written by…

Farm News

Drug shift, global markets sealed Smithfield-China pork deal

By Kenric Ward WASHINGTON – U.S. feed subsidies, spotty inspections and a decision to scale back use of a controversial drug made Smithfield Foods an enticing buy…

Young Fauquier County Man Graduates FCU Ag Biz Planner Program

By Jim Haskins                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AgriBusiness Communications Group Over the past several months, a Fauquier Co. young farmer, Ben Smith of Remington, participated in an innovative program designed to…

Fauquier Times-Democrat Receives Reality Check

By FFC Staff A recently published Fauquier Times-Democrat editorial stated that the supporters of HB 1430 are in the minority in Fauquier County. As the official mouthpiece…

CALL TO ACTION: Pitchfork Protest Returns to Richmond!

The Battle for Small Family Farm Rights is not over! HB 1430, The Boneta Bill still needs to pass the Senate without the entanglement of the re-enactment…

Open Letter to Virginia Farm Bureau Spokesman Trey Davis Re: HB 1430, The Boneta Bill

                                                                                                                                                            February 4, 2013 Mr. Trey Davis Virginia…

High School News

The Chronicle – Kettle Run HS Student Newspaper

Visit the Chronicle Here. Comments comments…

The Falconer – Fauquier High School Student Newspaper

Visit the Falconer Here. Comments comments…

News Tidbits

Fauquier County First Responders Conduct Emergency Preparedness Drill

Fauquier County first responders recently held an emergency preparedness drill called “Epic Freeze” to simulate how they would respond to a sudden winter storm. As the Boy…

Board of Supervisors

Fauquier County Citizens Appear Apathetic about Budget, Tax Increase

By Cameron Jones This year’s budget process is nearing finale, and compared to last year, this year’s budget process has been a cake walk for the Supervisors…

Fauquier County Budget Process Races Toward Final Fence

By Cameron Jones In what has been a relatively uneventful budget process compared to the fireworks of last year, the Board of Supervisors has agreed to adopt…

Additional Public Hearing Scheduled on Fauquier County Budget

Due to an error in the announced meeting schedule for the Fauquier County budget process, the Supervisors have issued a new schedule which will extend the process,…

Fauquier County Budget Process Reaching Critical Mass – Your Input Requested

By Cameron Jones   Government budget for FY 2014.” So begins the Executive Summary of the FY 2014 Budget Proposal from County Administrator Paul McCulla. On the…

Fauquier Supervisors – Put Up or Shut Up on Business Friendly Claim

By Cameron Jones Should Fauquier County be Courting Beretta USA? In light of news coming out of Maryland where the Governor and the Legislature are stomping all…