Virginia Campaign for Liberty has the most ambitious legislative agenda ever for the 2013 session.
But with so many assaults on our freedoms coming from every level of government, we are digging in and ready to strike back.
Last week I sent you an action alert on the Boneta Bill, HB1430. The House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Resources Committee has sent the bill to the sub-committee on Agriculture which meets on Mondays and is likely to be heard on Monday, January 21.
Please copy and paste the email addresses below and remind members of the sub-committee you expect them to protect the inherent rights of farmers by sending HB1430 to the floor for a vote:
In addition to the Boneta Bill, there are four more bills on our legislative agenda. If we are to be successful in the passage of these bills, it will require all hands on deck.
As you all know, I have toured Virginia for more than three years to alert the public of the dangers of Agenda 21. In truth, Agenda 21 is the single greatest threat to liberty and property in our lifetimes.
Word eventually reached the Republican Party of Virginia and a "Resolution Exposing Agenda 21" was adopted by the RPV at the 2012 state convention and made part of the state party platform.
HB 2223 would prohibit political subdivisions of the Commonwealth from adopting or implementing the policy recommendations in Agenda 21, expending or receiving funds, or giving or receiving financial aid for the implementation of Agenda 21.
The bill is referred to the Rules Committee. The committee meets on Tuesdays and is likely to be heard on Tuesday, January 22.
Please copy and paste email addresses below to contact members of the committee and urge them to vote to send HB2223 to the floor for a vote:
There is growing concern over advanced meters, commonly called smart meters, being forced on us by power companies.
It has been reported that there are health risks associated with the high radio-frequency emission levels as well as fires due to incompatible wiring, especially in older homes, with the installation of smart meters.
Not only that, smart meters are surveillance devices. They track your power usage and identify the specific electrical devices you use from moment to moment.
It can also be determined by your use, when you've gone to bed, when you are away from home, and when you have guests staying with you.
Imagine the fodder for thieves. Who knows who will have access to that information. With the renewal of the Patriot Act, law enforcement might even decide to raid your home accusing you of running a business without a license if you have multiple computers running in your home or any number of other things.
Power companies provided no notice when they install one and if you happen to catch them and refuse to allow the installation, they can shut off your power.
SB797 prohibits any electric utility from installing an advanced meter on your property or requiring the installation of one unless you request it. Further, if one is already installed, they would have to replace it with an analog meter if you request it. It also prohibits them from charging you a penalty or higher rate if you refuse.
SB797 has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor. The committee meets on Mondays and is likely to be heard on Monday, January 21.
Please copy and paste the email addresses below to contact members of the committee and urge them to vote to send SB797 to the floor for a vote:
The federal NDAA permits the federal government to detain its citizens indefinitely without charges and due process of law.
HB2229 requires the U.S. Secretary of Defense to notify the Secretary of Public Safety and the chief law-enforcement officer of the locality in which the citizen is detained within 12 hours of the detention and is required to obtain authorization from the chief law-enforcement officer of that locality prior to removal of the citizen from the locality.
HB2229 is referred to the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. They meet on Fridays and it could be heard as soon as this Friday, January 18.
Please copy and paste the email addresses below to contact members of the committee and urge them to vote to send HB2229 to the House floor:
In May of last year, Governor McDonnell voiced his support for policing with the use of domestic drones. The use of domestic drones for unmanned surveillance is a frontal assault on our freedoms that could easily lead to an invasion of privacy when used without a warrant.
HB1616 prohibits the domestic use of drones by state agencies, organizations, or any department of law enforcement in Virginia without a warrant.
HB1616 is assigned to the House Courts of Justice Sub-Committee #1 Criminal. The sub-committee meets on Mondays the bill could be heard as soon as Monday, January 21.
Please copy and paste the email addresses below to contact members of the sub-committee and urge to vote in favor of HB1616 and send it to the House floor:
I realize I am asking a lot of you, but so much is hurled at us in such a short period of time, if we don't strike back with a more ambitious campaign, we can't possibly hope to hold on to our freedoms.
Never have we taken on so much in one legislative session but never before have our freedoms been more at risk.
I have one last request. Though we have an all volunteer leadership and staff, we have a lot of flyers and other materials to print and distribute in order to garner the support needed for the successful passage of our bills. Printing materials isn't free and neither is communications and technology.