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

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.

Where they stand

  • The principal goal of the Family Alliance is to help Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park voters learn more about candidates seeking to represent them in public office. Our focus is especially directed at the County and City school boards, the Board of County Supervisors and Manassas and Manassas Park City Councils. We also concentrate on State legislative candidates with the aim of informing the voting public on where candidates stand regarding key issues affecting the family. Here are some of the projects we are currently undertaking:
    • We’re soliciting the positions of candidates seeking statewide and legislative public offices in both the General and Primary elections in the 2020 election cycle and publicizing the results.
    • We maintain an active website (www.familyallianceonline.org) to draw attention to school issues, elections and the need for Christian leadership on issues affecting the family.
    • We seek to build a network of church contacts throughout Prince William and the two cities (Manassas and Manassas Park) with the aim of promoting the institution of the family and an educated electorate.

Some of our Achievements

  • Led the successful campaign for the Marriage Amendment in 2006, carrying Prince William County and Manassas by a larger margin than statewide.
  • Led the successful fight against off-track betting in Manassas Park in 2004.
  • Distributed Voter Guides to Prince William County churches area.
  • Successfully promoted internet filtering in public libraries and abstinence-based family life education.
  • Cited by The Federalist in Virginia Plans For All Public Schools To Allow Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms (thefederalist.com).

The 2020 Election

  • Nominating Conventions and Primary Elections: Prepared Voter Guides for the Republican Party’s nominating conventions and the June 23 Primary Races.
  • General Election: Prepared Voter Guides that focused upon the incumbent’s voting records.

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.

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ONE OF THE CANDIDATES FOR 52nd DISTRICT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RESPONDS TO OUR SURVEY

Shows the House of Delegates that intersect Prince William County

Maria Martin is a candidate for the 52nd House of Delegates District.  Mrs. Martin has provided her response to our questionnaire. Please thank Mrs. Martin for her response to our questionnaire and for being forthright about her position on the issues.

As we get responses to our candidate questionnaire, we will post them. Here is an explanation of what we are trying to accomplish, WOULD YOU BUY A PIG IN A POKE? — THE 2021 EDITION | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org).

Please urge the candidates you are interested in voting for to return our survey. Make sure you know where your candidate stands on the issues that matter to you. Don’t buy a pig in a poke!

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ONE OF THE CANDIDATES FOR 87TH DISTRICT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RESPONDS TO OUR SURVEY

Shows the House of Delegates that intersect Prince William County

Greg Moulthrop is a candidate for the 87th House of Delegates District.  Mr. Moulthrop has provided his response to our questionnaire. Please thank Mr. Moulthrop for his response to our questionnaire and for being forthright about his position on the issues.

Please note that Mr. Moulthrop corrected his response to question number 21 via email.

Noting an inconsistency we asked Mr. Moulthrop about it.

I read over your answers more closely.  From your explanation of your position on Q. 21, it seems to me you are saying you would favor repeal of the current law. 

Would you like us to record you as supporting rather than opposing the bill to repeal the law that allows Catholic Charities to claim a conscientious objection to facilitating same sex adoptions?

Here is how he replied.

yes, I would support repealing any laws that prohibit same sex adoptions even if it is a Catholic charity claiming a conscientious objection.

As we get responses to our candidate questionnaire, we will post them. Here is an explanation of what we are trying to accomplish, WOULD YOU BUY A PIG IN A POKE? — THE 2021 EDITION | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org).

Please urge the candidates you are interested in voting for to return our survey. Make sure you know where your candidate stands on the issues that matter to you. Don’t buy a pig in a poke!

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THE ACCURACY OF HOSPITALIZATION DATA AND THE “WISDOM” OF MAKING OTHER PEOPLE COPY ME

Illustration of the morphology of coronaviruses; the club-shaped viral spike peplomers, coloured red, create the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically (from here (en.wikipedia.org))

What is one of the big headaches with the COVID-19 pandemic? Most of the news media is constantly trying to scare us with fear porn. Occasionally, however, we see something increasingly rare, a story in the news media that is actually informative. Here is an excerpt from one such story.

If you want to make sense of the number of COVID hospitalizations at any given time, you need to know how sick each patient actually is. Until now, that’s been almost impossible to suss out. The federal government requires hospitals to report every patient who tests positive for COVID, yet the overall tallies of COVID hospitalizations, made available on various state and federal dashboards and widely reported on by the media, do not differentiate based on severity of illness. Some patients need extensive medical intervention, such as getting intubated. Others require supplemental oxygen or administration of the steroid dexamethasone. But there are many COVID patients in the hospital with fairly mild symptoms, too, who have been admitted for further observation on account of their comorbidities, or because they reported feeling short of breath. Another portion of the patients in this tally are in the hospital for something unrelated to COVID, and discovered that they were infected only because they were tested upon admission. How many patients fall into each category has been a topic of much speculation. In August, researchers from Harvard Medical School, Tufts Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System decided to find out.

COVID Hospitalization Numbers Can Be Misleading – The Atlantic

What does this suggest? Several things:

  • The Delta variant may be highly contagious, but it is not as lethal as we FEARED.
  • The treatments we have developed are working.
  • Because our hospitals are always full (in the interest of maximizing profits), we are labeling patients in the hospital for another reason as COVID-19 patients just because they happen to have COVID-19.

One of the things much of the news media will do is try to scare us with numbers. Often, however, those numbers don’t mean what the reporters want us to believe those numbers mean. That is, instead of trying to inform us, many reporters try to scare us either to keep us as their breathless audience or to manipulate us into doing something we would not otherwise do.

To avoid being taken in, we must remain calm, and we must check a variety of sources. If we rely too much on just one news source, or even a group of news sources with the same political bent, instead of knowing the truth, we will believe a multitude of lies and misrepresentations.

Consider. How should we make a rational decision about getting vaccinated? Is the solution to abuse government power and FORCE everyone get vaccinated? Has anyone in our government actually explained the necessity for that? Supposedly, the people taking the risk are the unvaccinated, not the vaccinated.

Does anyone remember how the vaccination Nazis denigrated the COVID-19 vaccinations while President Trump was running for reelection? Should we trust rabidly partisan politicians with the power to jab us in the arm? Who knows what some of those people would inject into us if they could?

Is it a good idea to get one of the COVID-19 vaccines? Because I am getting elderly and I fear passing the disease on to a loved one, I got my shots, but that was my choice. Given my personal circumstances, I thought the benefits outweighed the risks. Is that enough reason to force others to make the same choice? No! Even if we do vaccinate everyone, sooner or latter we will see a COVID-19 variant that our current vaccines won’t stop.

Contemplate a similar problem. Why don’t we do what we do with the flu shots some people voluntarily get every fall? Do we make people get a flu shots? Arrogant politicians do twist the arms our military members and some government employees, but otherwise the answer is “no.”

Why don’t we let our glorious president make everyone get a flu shot? Don’t we recognize the obvious? We don’t trust politicians and their “experts” all that much.

If you have one of the comorbidites or you have a good many gray hairs, the benefits of the vaccine probably outweigh the risks. Similiarly, if you are in frequent contact with a loved one who for some reason doesn’t want to get vaccinated, you may want to get vaccinated. It is your choice.

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