Conservatives need a hero for our
Commonwealth. Conservatives have the better
ideas � socially, fiscally, and defense.
Uncompromising conservative Republicans won
state-wide offices. Yet, it�s a long four
years until Bill Bolling runs for Governor.
then, conservatives need a champion. Even the
best of ideas are silent if unspoken, unread
if unwritten, and empty shells if unfilled
with public passion. Absent a Conservative
hero, the RINOs who call themselves Moderates,
other Liberals, and mindless �my Party right
or wrong� power sycophants will serve the
closeted, but super-Liberal, Gov. Tim Kaine
and Democrats guiding Virginia wrongly.
model for a hero may be seen in the epic
movies this CHRISTmas season. Films from the
Chronicles of Narnia and the Harry Potter
series provide heroic figures from different
perspectives. Yet, both Christian and Pagan
thinking recognize the brave deeds and noble
qualities of a hero. Real heroes pour
themselves out for others. Our quest for a
Conservative champion won�t end in a
climatic battle under a hail of arrows. The
vision for Virginia is an unfolding idea that
ends only with the end of Virginia or the
death of her freedoms and opportunity.
Conservative hero must stand up to sharply
pointed, hateful, malicious words � and
that's just from some Republicans � until a new
hero stands in the gap. A Virginia hero needs
these qualities for great deeds in our time:
A hero ... will not flinch when called �free
lunch lunatic�, �flat-earth fiscal� or
�extremist�. ...will not cower from the usual barbs of anti-Poor/Black/
Immigrant/Choice/Homophobe/ Education. ...
quail when labeled Christian Taliban,
Religious Right, Redneck, Intolerant, or �
shudder � closet Confederate. ... Will speak
the truth to power that limited government
means spending limits first and tax cuts
second. ...Will tell K-Higher Education
administrators that if they can�t teach
within their adequate budgets then they are
incompetent educrats who should resign
the MSM will write and speak ill. Be not
afraid. Armed with the truth, a hero will use the Internet
to help get the truth out.
Understand economics to say the tax increase
hasn�t helped Virginia�s economy. Federal
tax cuts and federal spending are the engine
of Virginia�s growth. Know what folks on the
Eastern Shore, Northern Neck and throughout
the mountainous Southwest know about low job
growth. Lower taxes will increase state
revenue better than tax increases.
that land use and transportation policy are
co-joined. Virginia can�t pave its way
forward. Reflect the principles that should
guide taxation and all government policy over
petty politics or pecuniary opportunity.
Understand the long-term solutions for health
care, retirement, job insecurity and education
finances are more important than today�s
More than swordsmanship, a hero will be able to
speak numbers in simple language. ... as in, every
$150 million of taxes kills 5,000 jobs. ...
will name the
budget that Virginia can afford � how many
billions � and name the priorities within
that limit. ... will speak to the eight percent revenue
increase in a growing economy that paid for
the extra spending of the last budget, making the huge tax increase producing a huge
surplus a Chicken Little political con. ...
Will brandish that a dollar left in a Virginian�s
pocket produces 4 or 5 new dollars and feeds
the job growth of small businesses, and that a
dollar of taxes produces about 23 cents of
�services, infrastructure, government
A hero will stand up and respond to His Lordship Sir John
Chichester, the state Senate Finance chair,
who will bring government to gridlock and
blame the Conservatives. ... will stand up and respond
if Gov. Kaine tries the same. ...will
weaklings in the House of Delegates who vote
with Democrats. ...will provide answers for the budget
year �06. You can�t beat something wrong
challengers in Republican House and Senate
races in �07. Have better budget plans for
pander to PC politics and grovel during the
400 year celebration of English-speaking
settlers coming to this land to make it our
Virginia. This is a glorious moment of
Virginia�s and America�s exceptionalism.
Not a shame. Likewise, encourage Virginia�s
Congressional caucus to let the Voting Rights
Act die a natural death in �07. The pride of
Virginia is putting the sins of slavery,
segregation and most racism in the past.
Reconstruction is over. Rule by judges invites
tyranny. And more.
Bill Bolling will choose to champion the
Conservative vision. Bill is a de facto state
Republican leader with Mr. Speaker Howell,
Senate Majority Leader Chichester, and, of
course, Senator-who- wants-to-be-President
George Allen. For Virginia�s destiny,
Conservatives need a champion.
November 28, 2005