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

Our goal is to help Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park voters learn about the candidates campaigning to represent them in public office, especially the school board, state legislature, Board of County Supervisors and City Council. Our focus is where the candidates stand on key issues affecting the family.

  • We prepare voter guides for each election.  We in the process of getting ready for the 2019 election cycle.
  • We maintain an active website to, among other things, 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 the county and cities (Manassas and Manassas Park) with an interest in promoting the institution of the family and an educated electorate.
  • We hold candidate forums/interviews  to give pastors and candidates an opportunity to explore the views of candidates or potential candidates.

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.

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 on September 2, 2018.
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CONTESTED RACES IN THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE’S PARTY CANVAS

As this post observed, HOW WILL REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS SELECT THEIR CANDIDATES THIS YEAR? — PART 2, the Prince William County Republican Committee will hold a firehouse primary (a party canvas) on May 4th to select its nominees for the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, and Commonwealth Attorney. This article, Prince William County 2019 Candidate List – Filing open to March 28, provides a complete list of the candidates running for county offices. Below is a list of the Republican candidates competing in the party canvas. Where two or more candidates are listed, the firehouse primary is contested.

Chairman (County-Wide) — Open Seat

Sheriff (County-Wide) 

Commonwealth Attorney (County-Wide) — Open Seat

Supervisor, Occoquan Magisterial District

Supervisor, Brentsville Magisterial District 

Supervisor, Gainesville Magisterial District

Supervisor, Coles Magisterial District — Open Seat

Supervisor, Potomac District — Open Seat

Supervisor, Neabsco Magisterial District — Open Seat

Note that we have provided candidates for the office of county supervisor in the contested firehouse primaries a survey. See THE QUESTIONS ON THE 2019 CANDIDATE SURVEY FOR COUNTY SUPERVISORS.

So far two candidates have returned our survey, Davon Gray and Davon Gray. We will post the results Monday.

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NEWS AND OPINIONS — March 18, 2019

Reading the newspaper: Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. (from here)

NEWS

Supreme Court rejects appeal from bed and breakfast owner who refused gay couple (washingtontimes.com, 18 Mar) — Support fornication or get sued?

DHS on track to nab 100,000 illegals at border this month (washingtontimes.com, 18 Mar)

Roy Blunt kicked from GOP event over border wall emergency vote (washingtonexaminer.com, 18 Mar)

Manchin questions impact of transgender rights bill on local schools (washingtonexaminer.com, 18 Mar)

Lillie Jessie Responds to Reimbursement Controversy: ’45 Years of Honest, Hands-On Leadership’ (bristowbeat.com 17 Mar) — This and the next bristowbeat.com article (below) are about an emotional brouhaha over a relatively small amount of money. These articles demonstrate how distracting the politics on the School Board can be from getting children properly educated.

PWCS Board Members Clash Over Travel Reimbursement Policy (bristowbeat.com, 17 Mar)

Students to be sent info about new PWC school boundaries and plans for 2019-20 school year (bullrunnow.com, 15 Mar) — Read to see if you will be affected.

Opinion

Don’t fall for the ‘Equality Act’ (washingtonexaminer.com, 18 Mar) — Another attack on religious liberty.

The American Family Act answers the question: What are we waiting for? (washingtonpost.com, 18 Mar)

Guest column: Keep energy policy politics out of the courts (princewilliamtimes.com, 17 Mar) — Editorial by a former Delegate, Jackson Miller.

FORUM 2: No: It would make every vote unequal (fredericksburg.com, 16 Mar) — This is about an end-run around the Constitution. Instead of your vote being counted, other people’s will be counted instead of your vote.

The Supreme Court should not help undermine the will of Virginia voters (washingtonpost.com, 15 Mar)

EDITORIAL: A new start for State Board of Elections (fredericksburg.com, 14 Mar)

EDITORIAL: College admissions process has been scandalous for awhile (starexponent.com, 16 Mar) — Here is an article that equates the folks who were breaking the rules and engaging in illegal activity with the favoritism private colleges have always shown towards the big donors who help fund them. Kind of dumb, but that is what Socialism is about. Your money is my money.

 

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RECLAIMING THE REPUBLIC: A BOOK REVIEW — PART 1

Since Robert G. “Delegate Bob” Marshall, the author of Reclaiming the Republic: How Christians and Other Conservatives Can Win Back Americawill be the keynote speaker at our spring fundraiser (see Prince William & Manassas Family Alliance (PWMFA) 2019 Spring Fundraiser), let’s review Marshall’s book and get a taste of what to expect.

Every generation engages in some great conflict over ideas and beliefs. Often the conflict proceeds quietly. Then the popular mythology likens those chewing upon the foundational beliefs of a society to termites. Occasionally, as the defenders of the status quo realize the danger, conflict arises. Then each side declares its allegiance, and the People begin to hear rumors of war.

Today we live in turbulent times. We often see angry arguments over two distinctly different ideologies. Arguably the termites have take over. That is, our ruling elites no longer represent the People or the traditions of our nation. Hence we find ourselves in a quandary. Just how dire is the situation? What are our traditions? Are they worth fighting for? How?

Part 1 of Marshall’s book speaks to the traditions of our nation and the attack upon those traditions. Here he identifies what the conflict is about and what we risk losing. Here we can learn why “I” must do something. In part 2, Marshall explains how we can fight back. Here we each can discern how “I” can do something.

So what makes Marshall’s book in particular worth our time? Politics is an important but deceptively complex subject. Politics seems simple, but it is not. We each have our own opinions because we have difficulty discerning the truth with respect to political matters. So those who care argue endlessly. Hence books similar to Marshall’s, handbooks for political activists, are not unusual. However, few are written by someone like Marshall, someone with a lifelong experience promoting Conservative policies. Because he has fought and won many difficult battles, Marshall is an expert by any measure. Moreover, he has written a thoughtful book, not just a political diatribe. His practical advice alone makes his book well worth reading.

What is to come? In the weeks to come we will do a chapter by chapter appraisal of Marshall’s book. Meanwhile, please check out the publisher’s description.

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NEWS AND OPINIONS — March 14, 2019

Reading the newspaper: Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. (from here)

NEWS

12 GOP senators rebuke Trump, vote with Dems to block border emergency (washingtonexaminer.com, 14 Mar) — This is a good indication of the power of political donors. Congress gave the president the power to declare an emergency, but did not anticipate a president who might want to end illegal immigration. If the Supreme Court agrees with Trump’s lawyers, that will be our good fortune. Still, this is a short-term fix. To break the hold of political donors on our leaders, we have to participate in the election process. That includes helping to nominate candidates and financing their campaigns with lots of small donations.

Trump declares he will veto Senate resolution nixing his emergency declaration (washingtonexaminer.com, 14 Mar) — Should Congress have given the president the power to declare a national emergency and reallocate funds? Well, it probably should not take a two thirds majority to stop him, but that’s what they did.

The 55 parents arrested in the college admission scandal (thebullelephant.com, 14 Mar)

PWCS School Board Give Big Raise to Next Year’s Board (bristowbeat.com, 14 Mar)

Prince William School Board poised to give itself a raise (princewilliamtimes.com, 14 Mar)

Hollywood actresses, college coaches indicted in admissions bribery case (starexponent.com, 12 Mar)

Opinion

Opinion | The world is dying and you can save it (breezejmu.org, 14 Mar) — Here is an example of a young person repeating by rote what he has been taught.

COMMENTARY: Will Sen. McConnell block pro-democratic election reforms?  (fredericksburg.com, 13 Mar)

But… But… The Narrative! (baconsrebellion.com, 13 Mar) — Do predominantly white school districts spend more money than predominantly black school districts? Not in Virginia.

Rep. Wexton: “Let’s extend the full promise of this nation to every LGBTQ American. Let’s pass the Equality Act now.” (bluevirginia.us, 13 Mar) — Rep. hang the transgender flag in front of her office.

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THE QUESTIONS ON THE 2019 CANDIDATE SURVEY FOR COUNTY SUPERVISORS

Local Election Districts & Precincts, Prince William County, Virginia (from here)

We have prepared, and we have started sending a list of questions to candidates running for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. To help you nominate the candidates you want to represent you (both the Republican and the Democrat nominees), We have started early.

Consider the questions below. These are the questions on our survey. Do you want to know where the candidates stand with respect to these questions? Then please encourage the candidates to answer our survey.

  1. Use local bonds to finance transportation improvements.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Limit new housing construction before school and transportation capacity is adequate.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Limit average real estate tax increases to adjustments for inflation.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Protect life from the moment of conception until natural death.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Impose ceilings on tolls on existing highway lanes.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Ratify the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Offer tax relief for tuition expenses incurred by parents of nonpublic school students.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Prohibit childcare providers, schools and churches from discriminating in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Enhance cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Add restrictions on ownership and use of firearms.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Provide county funds to schools for specific purposes, above no-strings revenue sharing.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Prohibit childcare providers, schools and churches from restricting access to restrooms and locker rooms on the basis of biological sex.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Require parental notification of counseling on suicidal impulses, depression, drug abuse, pregnancy and contraception.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Provide financial incentives to attract professional sport teams.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Require parents’ permission prior to teaching sex education to their children.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Enhance use of faith-based providers in social welfare programs.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Preserve the current protections for the Rural Crescent but for minor adjustments.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Seek authority for counties to impose income taxes.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Seek repeal of the death penalty.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Increase business or personal property taxes.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Permit homeschool students to participate in public school sports, music, and junior ROTC.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

  1. Increase sales taxes, generally or on particular transactions such as restaurant meals.

Support ____________Oppose_____________Undecided______________

 

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