by Linda Wall
Over and over throughout Session I heard the President of the Senate say, “yays 21 nays18 the bill passes.”
The Democrat controlled Senate of Virginia unraveled much of the Commonwealth by only three votes during the 2021 Session of forty-five days. It was like watching a bulldozer take down the foundation of a building. And as a Legislative Assistant to a Republican senator I could do nothing to stop it.
It was heartbreaking to watch day in and day out as our conservative principles and traditional values unraveled. I recognized that I was watching what a Communist told me twenty years ago would happen one day.
In the early eighties prior to my “born again’ life while living in the Ghent section of Norfolk, I was invited to a meeting of the Communist Party of Virginia. I was told then that the Communist were in America in every facet of life: the government, seminaries, medical profession, universities and on and on and on. I was warned that they would work their way up to the decision-making positions, change this nation from within and take it without firing a shot.
Parts of that plan began taking over Virginia in the 2020 Session and continued into this year. It was deliberate and cleverly calculated. The legislation that became law had nothing to do with constituents but a further advancement of an agenda becoming Virginia law.
This is not going away and will escalate.
Where do we go from here?
We who call ourselves Christians need to humble ourselves and ask, “Have we been the light of the world and the salt of the earth” in Virginia?
We have sinned against the Lord. No wonder we are moving into captivity.
When ‘The Church’ is considered a “non-essential” business by the government of Virginia, that says it all.
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” Proverbs 29:2 NKJV
SOME OF THE LAWS I WATCHED BECOME LAW
- Abortion is now considered essential health care and health insurance providers can cover the killing of unborn babies,
2ND AMENDMENT INFRINGEMENT
- School Boards were given the power to create “gun-free” zones on school owned property beyond the school ground.
- No firearms or explosives are allowed on Capitol grounds or in any State buildings.
- It is now illegal to possess a firearm within 40 feet of a polling place.
- The State is allowed five days instead of three to conduct an instant background check.
PANDORA’S BOX OF GREEN DEAL
- These bills were called “environmental justice” bills. Several of them passed that create more regulations in numerous areas like utilities, building codes, automobiles, school buses, etc.
- A bill passed that mandates Virginia follow California generated vehicle emissions standards and electric sales. By 2025 emission free vehicles will be required.
- Styrofoam cups and containers used by small businesses that provide prepared food banned by 2025.
WEAKENING CONSEQUENCES FOR CRIMINALS
- Minimum sentences for crimes were eliminated. It will now be left up to the judges.
- No longer will it be a felony for an HIV patient to deliberately attempt to transmit AIDS unless the victim contracts HIV.
OVERPAID UNEMPOYMENT BENEFITS FORGIVENESS BILL
- The $18 million dollars the Virginia Unemployment Commission paid does not have to be returned.
- It is now illegal to release inflated balloons into the air. There is a fine of $25 per balloon released.
- The death penalty was abolished.
- Possession of marijuana is no longer illegal.
- A bill passed to set up the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. This sets the entire legalization of marijuana into motion; from growing it to selling it.
REMOVAL of HISTORY
- The statue of Former Senator and Governor Harry Byrd will be removed from Capitol Square.
- Jefferson Davis Highway will become Emancipation Highway.
VOTING FRUAD ENABLERS
- More legislation passed which opens the door for more voter fraud to take place.
TWO OF THE SEVEN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
- Repealing the definition of marriage as one woman and one man and making it a blank check that all marriages are equal regardless of sex or gender.
- A Constitutional amendment proposed that restores a felon’s voting right automatically when the felon walks out of prison.
NOTE: Constitutional Amendments must pass both the House and Senate two consecutive Sessions and then be put before the people for a vote.
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