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The true story of thanksgiving – it’s not what you’ve been told

The true story of thanksgiving – it’s not what you’ve been told

This eight and a half minute video tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving. It’s probably a bit different than you were told as a child, but I think…

A Presidential Proclamation worth reading

A Presidential Proclamation worth reading

Introduction Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November 1789 a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great…

Rebuilding a Fighting Conservative Movement

Rebuilding a Fighting Conservative Movement

By Mike Giere “…2012 testifies convincingly that one election doesn’t speak for the next.” It was a remarkable election. Like the midterm elections of 2010, the innate conservatism and common…

An Open Letter to the Piedmont Environmental Council

An Open Letter to the Piedmont Environmental Council

I am a taxpayer and landowner living these past 18 years in Fauquier County. It has come to my attention that Liberty Farm, a place which my wife and I…

Election Day 2014

Election Day 2014

The Center for Disease Control failure on Ebola, the White House failure on ISIS, the IRS/Lois Lerner scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the Veterans Affairs Hospital scandal, the Environmental Protection Agency…

Why the Fauquier County Republican Committee Is Becoming Irrelevant

Why the Fauquier County Republican Committee Is Becoming Irrelevant

I chuckle daily at all of the messages I see being sent out from the Fauquier County Republican Committee, 5th District, RPV, and RNC begging people for their help, mostly…

“Chicago” Republicans

“Chicago” Republicans

by Michael Giere “At first it seems a parochial issue; a handful of old cranks desperately trying to find a way to hold onto “power” (whatever exactly that is) in…

A Chance to Make a Difference for Integrity

A Chance to Make a Difference for Integrity

If Not Now, When? By Michael I. Bosley When do Americans living in present day America decide we no longer need to stand up with one voice in outspoken support…

Sustainability: The Universal Solvent of Private Property Rights

Sustainability: The Universal Solvent of Private Property Rights

Charles Battig, MD , Piedmont Chapter president, VA-Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment (VA-SEEE), in this thoughtful, provocative piece, compares the ancient quest for a “mythical substance thought to…

Chicago Politics by Fauquier GOP Faction ‘Dismembers’ Committee

Chicago Politics by Fauquier GOP Faction ‘Dismembers’ Committee

By David Willis Following a questionable hiatus from holding meetings of the Fauquier GOP Committee while the Republican Party of Virginia needed to address and propose a fix for the voting…

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