The Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (See below for latest blog posts.)

Where they stand

We prepare voter guides for each election.  These voter guides show where public officials and candidates representing the citizens of Prince William County and Manassas stand on key issues affecting the family.  This year we are preparing voter guides for U. S. House of Representatives and the Senate. See the 2014 ELECTIONS.

Supporting family values in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park

Welcome to the website of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance (PWMFA). We are a grassroots organization of citizens of Prince William County and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, Virginia, dedicated to supporting and promoting the values inherent in the concept of family. Learn more about us.

Some of our Achievements

  • Led the successful campaign for the Marriage Amendment in 2006, carrying Prince William Co.  and Manassas by a larger margin than statewide.
  • Led the successful fight against off-track betting in Manassas Park in 2004.
  • Distribute Voter Guides to Prince William County churches area during every election season.
  • Successfully promoted internet filtering in public libraries and abstinence-based family life education.

Affect Public Policy – Help Us Protect our Community

Support our efforts! Visit our “Get Involved” section to join the PWMFA or to make an “online” contribution.

This page last updated September 15, 2014.
Posted in Citizen Responsibilities

VOTING AND THE NIRVANA FALLACY

voterTomorrow, November 4th, is election day. Have you studied the candidates? Do you they all disgust you so much you cannot stand to vote for any of them? Are you waiting for the perfect candidate? Then you have fallen for a logical fallacy, the nirvana fallacy.

Because there are no perfect human beings, we don’t get to vote for perfect human beings. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “there is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10-18).

Because we must make someone responsible, in any election, whether we choose to vote or not, one of the candidates will win. And if we choose not to vote, we will still be held responsible, particularly if we might have known which one of the candidates would have done better than the others.

Therefore, please do not shirk your responsibility to yourself, your family, and your community. Please take the time to study the candidates and vote.

For information on the candidates, please visit this link, 2014 ELECTIONS.

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THE NEXT MARRIAGE TABOO BEGINS TO TOPPLE

crossWith the legalization of same-sex “marriage,” what opponents predicted has already begun to happen. What is the latest taboo to fall?  New York appeals court unanimously OKs some incestuous marriages from Life Site News.

The New York state Court of Appeals has trimmed back a state law banning incestuous marriages, allowing an uncle and niece to marry one another. The decision allows the woman, a Vietnamese immigrant, to avoid deportation.

Huyen Nguyen, 34, married her 38-year-old uncle Vu Truong in 2000. She also became a conditional permanent resident of the United States.

Six years later, she applied to become a permanent resident of the United States based on her marriage to Truong, who is a U.S. citizen. Since the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, the U.S. government has given preferential treatment to relatives of American citizens. (continued here)

What is the problem with not making about children, about the proper way to raise children? If marriage is not for the sake of children, then marriage no longer exists to protect children.

What does marriage become if it is not for the sake of children? Then instead of being anything approaching a holy or sacred institution, marriage just becomes a means of legal authorization (social approval) for the exploitation of children.  For reasons we should not have to explain, Christians have frowned upon family member regarding each other as potential sex partner. Hence, we have a taboo against incest.

Do you care about the future of the family? Then please VOTE!

For information on the candidates, here is  a start. Check 2014 ELECTIONS.

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WHY ARE WE BEING LED BY THE BEST POLITICIANS MONEY CAN BUY?

tiredWhy are we being led by the best politician money can buy? Are we are just getting what we have earned? Are we just being led by people just like ourselves?

Consider how we choose our leaders. Most of us do not even bother to vote in most elections, and many who do vote make very little effort to become informed. We look at the label, check whether the politician supports the programs (often government give-aways) we care about, and then we vote out of some obscure sense of obligation. As a result, we encourage the worst behavior during the campaign season. Instead of thoughtful presentations, politicians fill the airwaves with 30 second attack ads. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, busy as beavers, lobbyists make deals with the candidates they think can be “persuaded” to support their government-give aways.

Why are we so apathetic? Do we have all our attention focused upon our self? Is our apathy just indifference? Have we become so self-obsessed we have turned apathy into a religion (Apatheism)?

Isn’t such indifference evil? What is evil? We can find relatively good definitions even in the popular culture.

What is evil?

My definition of evil is pretty simple – “to act, or fail to act in way that causes or allows suffering”. As there are degrees of suffering there are also degrees of evil. “Failing to act” means apathy, indifference, willful ignorance, or compliance (“Just doing my job”) with policies that lead to death and suffering.  (from here)

Why are apathy, indifference, and willful ignorance so important to the definition of evil?

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of beauty is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death.  – Elie Wiesel (quote from here)

When we become self-obsessed we don’t care about others. We love only our self, and we contrive to believe that the community in which we live exists to serve us. Therefore, even if we bother to vote, we do so carelessly or we just vote for the politician who promises to give us what we want. Thus, we vote for the leaders we deserve, people like ourselves, people willing to promise us what want, people indifferent to whatever it might cost future generations and those who don’t even care enough to vote.

We must each make the effort to care about our neighbors. That includes taking the time to cast an informed vote. Please consider:

Please cast an informed VOTE!

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OVERCOMING VOTER FRAUD

vote for americaIs voter fraud a myth? That is what some would have us believe, but such a belief makes no sense. Is it a secret that our government controls trillions of dollars in spending and revenue collections? Don’t our elected officials authorize innumerable costly laws and regulations that affect the success or failure of large enterprises? Do the rich donate large sums to candidates and political parties for naught? Don’t we know that some candidates lie about themselves and smear their opponents? Are all of us too honest to cheat? No? Then why would anyone be so silly as to believe that no one would try to steal an election?

Let’s consider some recent articles.

  • On October 24th The Monkey Cage blog (www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage) at the Washington Post, posted this: Could non-citizens decide the November election? The writers of that post, using data from a Harvard study ( Cooperative Congressional Election Study(CCES)), concluded that in close elections the votes of non-citizens could decide the outcome.
  • In N.C. State Board Finds More than 35K Incidents of ‘Double Voting’ in 2012 (www.nationalreview.com/corner), we have proof of  double voting from the North Carolina’s Board of Elections.

    North Carolina’s Board of Elections found that tens of thousands of registered voters from the state have personal information matching that of registered voters in other states, and appear to have voted in states other than North Carolina in 2012. In some cases, votes were cast under names of individuals who had passed away before Election Day.

  • In Here Comes the 2014 Voter Fraud (online.wsj.com), the writer argues that there will be voter fraud, and he cites examples from past elections to make his point. Because we depend too much upon an honor system, we just don’t know the extent of the fraud.
  • In The Voter-ID Myth Crashes (www.nationalreview.com), Mona Charen explains why we don’t know what we don’t know.

    It’s extremely difficult to track vote fraud. Most states put only half-hearted efforts into purging their voter-registration rolls of the dead or those who’ve moved out of state. Prosecutions for vote fraud are rare. But prosecutions for perjury are rare, too — and not because it “doesn’t exist.” Earlier this year, the Virginia Voters Alliance found that more than 44,000 people were simultaneously registered to vote in Maryland and Virginia. Catherine Englebrecht’s True the Vote found some 6.9 million overlapping voter registrations in the 28 states they examined. For those unburdened by conscience who live close to the border, it’s more than possible to vote early and often.

  • We even have reports we cannot trust the voting machines, Md. Board of Elections Probe Republican-To-Democratic Ballot Switch Claims. Because we have gone from mechanical to electronic systems, in addition to making certain the people who count our votes are trustworthy, we must also be wary of how the machines they use to count our votes are programmed.
  • If all that were not enough, our leaders want to get rid in-person voting, and they are doing it in Colorado, Michelle Malkin Blasts Colorado Law as ‘Voter Fraud Frankenstein’. The convenience is great, but if can print our own ballots and give them to “vote harvesters” to put in the mail “for us,” how do we guaranteed the integrity of a system that works like that?

Who is dumb enough to operate a bank and assume no one is interested in stealing money? Would those be the same people who claim voter fraud doesn’t exist? Are you one of those people? Then stay at home. However, if you are not so foolish, just lazy, then please consider voting. We still have a chance to win elections and save our republic, but we have to make certain our vote is counted. We cannot stay at home and wait for somebody to do it for us. In close elections, if we don’t show up, we will lose. We might even lose to voter fraud.

Showing up is half of the battle.  Please be there! While we still have the right, please VOTE!

For information on the candidates, check 2014 ELECTIONS.

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VIRGINIA VOTER GUIDE: 11th DISTRICT U.S. HOUSE – NOV 4, 2014

For more resources, check 2014 ELECTIONS.

House of Representatives Candidates for Virginia’s 11th House District 

Virginia 2014 Voter Guide for the 11th U.S. House District

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VIRGINIA VOTER GUIDE: 1st DISTRICT U.S. HOUSE – NOV 4, 2014

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House of Representatives Candidates for Virginia’s 1st House District

Virginia 2014 Voter Guide for the 1st U.S. House District

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VIRGINIA VOTER GUIDE: 10th DISTRICT U.S. HOUSE – NOV 4, 2014

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House of Representatives Candidates for Virginia’s 10th House District 

Virginia 2014 Voter Guide for the 10th U.S. House District

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