"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in," — Abraham Lincoln.

Why do you think our larger cities and densely populated areas in Virginia have almost nightly reports of deadly crimes and shootings, serious crimes against property, and drug-associated crimes? Why is there so much fussing at many school board meetings? Why are there many angry, expletive-filled letters to the editor about other people's faults and how people cannot get along with each other? Why is there a general concern about voting irregularities? Why is Virginia's right to work law threatened for extinction? These observations are only "the tip of the iceberg." Something is wrong with Virginia's political leadership.

How can this be? I think it can be laid at the feet of the leadership of the last two or three elected governors, attorney generals and lieutenant governors as well as many "crowd pleasers" in the legislature. Unrest and law-breaking are a product of poor leadership! Virginians have had more than eight years of poor leadership coming out of Richmond! No outside of the box, red-blooded American/Virginian imagination and right thinking! Recent and current leaders are indebted to socialist-minded educators, union organizers, the mob rule mentality, etc. "Political payoff" is no way to run state government or any government. Inspired, equitable and good leadership begins at the top.

For longer than acceptable, self-serving — and worst of all — anti-American, socialist-thinking Virginian do-gooders have been in charge. We have been led by politicians who do not seem to understand George W Bush's saying, "The soft bigotry of low expectations" — i.e. politicians' condescension towards tax-paying Virginians.

A pundit once said that repeatedly applying the same approach to similar recurring political problems is a sign of disordered thinking. Virginia is having and has had such a problem for at least the last eight years.

We need new, fresh and enlightened leadership. Virginians can have new, fresh and enlightened leadership by voting for Glenn Youngkin for governor, Winsome Sears for lieutenant governor and Jason Miyares for attorney general. These are well-prepared, dedicated and unique people ready to take on their specific roles with fresh and enlightened American/Virginian ideas of leadership!

George White is a resident of Frederick County. 

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Old Western Man

Well said Mr. White! Vote Red, White, and Blue as what remains of our Constitutional Republic depends upon it.

If you've enjoyed recent years of burning, looting, and murdering from political brownshirts sanctioned by elected Democrats; infringements upon one's individual rights by elected would-be fascists and eugenicists, forced church and business closures, pandemic mandates of your person, school systems indoctrinating your children with racist theories and sexually explicit grooming materials, disparaging and defunding law enforcement, unvetted early release of violent criminals, etc., then there is but one choice. Vote for the Democrat status quo and further descent into the ash heap of history.

On the other hand, Virginia’s Republican slate of candidates are solid and eminently more qualified both in experience and disposition. If one is PRO: America/Virginia, constitutional rights, law & order, public safety, life & family, education, business, science, electoral integrity, freedom and equality under law, etc., then there is but one credible course of action to take. Vote Republican and the promise of a better tomorrow.

Spock Here

"Vote Republican and the promise of a better tomorrow." You mean an authoritarian white-supremacist tomorrow, I believe. Nope.

DavidSparkman

Who ever you really are, you seem to be confused again. You are accusing republicans of being authoritarian? Don't you mean the Democrats who forced the shutdown, force vaccinations and force masks? Yep, you are defiantly confused and projecting the actions of the leftists on liberty loving Republicans. They have hospitals for that and there is treatment. Look into it.

john brown

Only the true American patriots who love this country, who believe in truth and honesty and the good that is in this nation can save this nation from the authoritarian fascists that want to turn all of America into a jim crow, white nationalist cesspool of a nation

Alsochristie

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JonLF

Glenn Youngkin says: "President Trump represents so much of why I’m running." Youngkin is a private equity executive and clearly a multi-millionaire wannabe Trump. He has spent $30 million trying to convince you he knows how to run a state. We saw what Trump, a multi-billionaire private business executive did to our Nation and the world in four short years when he tried to run our nation. Trump singlehandedly destroyed America’s integrity and trustworthiness. Virginia is one of the best states in the nation to live in, raise children in, and be educated in. Don’t let Glenn Youngkin fool you. He represents so much of what Virginia doesn't need. He, like Trump didn’t become a multi-millionaire by being a common-sense businessman and basketball dad who just wants to lower grocery bills, strengthen schools and boost the economy? He probably hadn’t been in a grocery store holding a bottle of milk for years before they made his political add to fool you. Youngkin is a far rightwing conservative warrior who will run Virginia down Trumps MAGA railroad track. Like Trump, Youngkin will break things that aren’t broken. Vote for McAuliffe, an experienced governor who will continue to keep Virginia moving forward.

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Very well written. youngkin is a wannabe tRump and who in their right mind would want to be tRump. tRump is deplorable on too many levels.

JonLF

I am an Independent. As soon as Youngkin made his statement, he lost my vote.

Doc Samson

"I am an Independent"

Really!? Would love to know what you disagree with Pr0g-Left on... [whistling]

Alsochristie

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Catherine Giovannoni

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Bose-Einstein

The last time we elected a political neophyte, we got Donald Trump. He then proceeded to drive the national debit into the toilet to the tune of 7 trillion dollars for his corporate buddies. He insulted our allies and cozied up to world dictators. He spit on the Constitution's provisions for the transfer of governance. This is what Youngkin idolizes? My God!

Alsochristie

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john brown

Why would any thinking Virginian vote for supporters of the Big Lie or the Big Liar tRump.....most Virginians are intelligent people. Too intelligent to fall for the Queens con man and too patriotic to support those that invaded our Capitol in a coup attempt on January 6, 2021.

Vote Blue like our Democracy depended on it!

Because it does.

hagansan

Vote Blue like our Democracy depended on it!

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Alsochristie

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Spock Here

I have trouble finding republicans today who live up to those words of Lincoln. And so typical to say "vote for republicans" because....no reason a'tall. Interesting.

Alsochristie

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hagansan

The emoluments, the nepotism, the conspiratorial cooperation with Soviets and flagrant breach of American security by the likes of Mike Flynn, the internal sabotage of the Postal Service by its own postmaster Louis DeJoy, the campaign to destroy our electoral system now culminating in a direct attack and insurrection against the constitutionally proclaimed representatives of our own nation. Republicans are citizens who hope to profit through control of the government--by any means!

Catherine Giovannoni

It's insane that a party led by Donald Trump imagines that "with malice toward none" still describes it. You know we can see you, right? This letter is so full of made-up fears presented as facts that one can only hope the author's family will perform an intervention and turn off Fox. The reality is that under Democratic leadership, Virginia has been voted the best state for business -- twice in a row. Companies have noticed and are bringing good-paying jobs to Virginia. The state has a large budget surplus. (The last Republican administration left a debt, just as Trump left a national debt.) Medicaid expansion has provided medical care for thousands of Virginia families. Virginia has the best COVID vaccination rate in the South. Rail expansion is providing jobs, preventing congestion on our roads, and making it easy and pleasurable to travel around Virginia for work or pleasure. Voting is easy and convenient. The list goes on and on. We need to keep Virginia moving forward by voting for Terry McAuliffe, Haya Ayala, Mark Herring, and local Democrats.

TonyR

Absolute twaddle. Republicans have shown that they want power and not democracy. Virginia has been listed as one of the top ten business friendly states and we enjoy a budget surplus that approaches $1 billion. Virginia has thrived under Democrat leadership that treats all citizens with respect and equal under the law. Terry McAuliffe did an excellent job for all of Virginia during his last term as Governor. He and the other honest and hard working Democrats on the ballot will continue Virginia's excellence and leadership in the 21st century.

Blackhorsegirl

Do not vote for big liars, conspirators, and those that follow a leader who is a completely danger to our democracy. Vote for those who take their oath to the Constitution seriously, who love the United States, and want all people to have the freedom to vote and the rights to live their own lives.

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