ARE YOU READY TO VOTE?
Are you registered to vote?
Do you know where to vote?
Check the Virginia Department of Elections‘ website.
- Voter Guide for 7th District June 21, 2022 Primary – English June 10, 2022
- 7th District Voter Guide for June 21, 2022 Primary, Español June 9, 2022
- Giovanna Nall of the Prince William & Manassas Family Alliance Board of Directors on CNN Tita May 27, 2022
- Voter Guide for 10th District Republican May 21, 2022 Primary May 20, 2022
- HOW CAN WE AS GOOD CITIZENS MONITOR OUR ELECTIONS? — PART 2 December 16, 2021
- STILL DOING NOTHING? December 13, 2021
- NOEL OR NO EL? December 9, 2021
- HOW CAN WE AS GOOD CITIZENS ENSURE THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTIONS? — PART 1 November 30, 2021
- THANKSGIVING FOR THE TRUTH November 24, 2021
- LGBTQ CLUBS OR GAY-STRAIGHT CLUBS! November 23, 2021
In Part 1 (Why Is It Necessary To Ensure The Integrity Of Our Elections? | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org)), we considered why we should be concerned about the integrity of our elections. Here we will look at something we can do to ensure the integrity of our elections.
How Do We Volunteer To Be An Election Officer?
So, what can we do personally as good citizens to ensure that our elections are honest? We can participate in the process of collecting and counting the vote. We can volunteer to be an election officer. How do we volunteer? In Prince William County the first step is to go to Elections & Registration | pwcvotes. Go to the main menu bar and look for Elections & Registration. Click on Elections & Registration. When the drop down menu appears, click on Become an Election Officer. That will bring up Become an Election Officer | pwcvotes. This page links to an online application. In addition, Become an Election Officer | pwcvotes tells provides us information about the job. Check it out.
Does just volunteering mean you will be chosen to be an election officer? No. Virginia Law provides the ground rules. Check out Election Law – Virginia Department of Elections, but don’t worry. We don’t have to read the whole thing. It is worthwhile, however, to see what § 24.2-115. Appointment, qualifications, and terms of officers of election (virginia.gov) says. Note this part in particular.
Not less than three competent citizens shall be appointed for each precinct. However, a precinct having more than 4,000 registered voters shall have not less than five officers of election serving for a presidential election, and the electoral board shall appoint additional officers as needed to satisfy this requirement. Insofar as practicable, each officer shall be a qualified voter of the precinct he is appointed to serve, but in any case a qualified voter of the Commonwealth. In appointing the officers of election, representation shall be given to each of the two political parties having the highest and next highest number of votes in the Commonwealth for Governor at the last preceding gubernatorial election. The representation of the two parties shall be equal at each precinct having an even number of officers and shall vary by no more than one at each precinct having an odd number of officers. If practicable, officers shall be appointed from lists of nominations filed by the political parties entitled to appointments. The party shall file its nominations with the secretary of the electoral board at least 10 days before February 1 each year. The electoral board may appoint additional citizens who do not represent any political party to serve as officers. If practicable, no more than one-third of the total number of officers appointed for each precinct may be citizens who do not represent any political party.§ 24.2-115. Appointment, qualifications, and terms of officers of election (virginia.gov)
Note that the two major political parties have a big say on who serves as an election. Because the integrity of our elections has become so controversial, the two major political parties have renewed their focus on nominating election officers. Their problem is that it is lots of work to put together a list of nominees. Why? Prince William County currently has 93 voting precincts, and we can expect number of precincts to grow after redistricting is finished. That means each party ideally needs at couple of hundred volunteers.
If you favor one of the two major political parties, and you are serious about serving as an election officer, then you can make it easier for your favorite political party. Youcan contact the local officials of your favorite party. Note that there is a February 1st deadline. So, you want to get this done NOW!
Here is a start for finding contact information.
- Front Page – Prince William County Democrats (princewilliamdemocrats.com)
- Prince William County Republican Committee – Official Website of the Prince William County Republican Committee (pwcgop.gop)
- Manassas Republican Committee (themanassasgop.com)
- Manassas & Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee | Keeping Virginia and Our Two Cities Blue (manassascitydemocrats.org)
- Manassas Park Republican Committee – Home | Facebook
What is next?
- What About Election Laws?
- How Are The Political Parties Involved?
- What About Early Voting?
- What About Counting The Absentee Vote?
- What Can We Do To Get The General Assembly To Strengthen The Integrity Of Our Elections?
Have you observed this? We live in the midst of a Pagan revival, but modern Pagans don’t think of themselves as Pagans. Many fool themselves by calling themselves Atheists, but everyone believes in something.
What is the source of confusion? The mass media has identified the revival of Paganism by many other names: Post Christian, New Age (American Hinduism?), Marxism, the Nones, Human Secularism, Atheism, and so forth. Yet modern Pagans worship what Pagans have always adored: all the stuff we can acquire; pleasure, especially sex; knowledge, “science” that excuses our behavior; a powerful state that gives us whatever they want; and our self, that fellow that looks back at us in our precious mirrors. The One True God we refuse to acknowledge (See Romans 1:18-32 NASB – Unbelief and Its Consequences – For the – Bible Gateway).
Us? Yeah. Even those of us who claim to be Christians still nurse a streak of Paganism within our souls. Not one of us completely loves and obeys God.
Let’s consider several recent examples.
Pornography In The Public Schools
What is the most terrifying way this Pagan revival is being manifested? Pagans have set themselves to the task of corrupting our children. In our area, Fairfax County seems to be leading the way. Consider what they insist in putting into our school libraries.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Parents gathered outside the Fairfax County School Board meeting on Thursday, voicing their opposition to what they term pedophilia and “porn in schools” after Fairfax County Public Schools reintroduced two books containing depictions of sexual activity.
“They’ve doubled down on porn in the schools. They’ve all got to go,” Stacy Langton, the Fairfax County mother who confronted the school board with images from the books in September, told Fox News. “Who’s in favor of porn in the schools?”Continued => Fairfax County parents demand school board resign after ‘doubling down’ on ‘porn in schools’ | Fox News
What is both hilarious and startling about this story is that the Fairfax County Public Schools have put these books back into school libraries after insisting that they don’t contain pornography. That decision is at odds with the words of school board members. Check the video at Va. Mom Confronts Ed Board, Reading Schools’ Gay Porn (Language Advisory): Do Better FCPS | RealClearInvestigations. This video where the ruckus over those two books containing depictions of sexual activity started. Watch that short little video, and then try to figure out how those two books are fit for a school library, but unfit for the school board
Library Holiday Theme Display?
Unfortunately, the controversy over porn in school libraries probably won’t end soon. Apparently, some equate pedophilia with sacred literature.
A Northern Virginia public library removed a holiday-themed display this week that featured the Bible alongside two sexually explicit books at the center of a furious debate between school officials and parents who see the material as inappropriate for children.
The glass-enclosed display at McLean’s Dolley Madison Library included a copy of the Bible and copies of “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe.
The two controversial books are available to students in Fairfax County Public Schools. Their graphic depictions of fellatio and other sexual acts involving children have created a furor. One of the books includes an image of a man masturbating a boy.
Librarians at Dolley Madison declined to comment, and the Fairfax County Public Library system said it would take no questions about the display.Continued => Library takes down holiday-reading display featuring Bible lumped in with sexually explicit books – Washington Times
The Sacred Mask
Here we have an example from our very own Prince William County Schools, a mask mandate. What’s the story?
Parents once again demanded an end to a mask mandate in Prince William County Public Schools.
During a regular county School Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, parents urged elected leaders and school division chief Dr. Latanya McDade to rescind a mask mandate that’s been in n place since August, the beginning of the current school year.
Making masks optional for students was the standard message parents aimed to get across. “Let those who want to wear them, and there should always be a choice,” said Kimberly Stewart.Continued => Parents demanding an end to mask mandate represent the minority, says School Board member’s husband (potomaclocal.com)
Why is the sacred mask mandate needed? The Christian worldview assumes that God created the universe, that the universe follows certain rules, and miracles are the rare exception. Christians believe science involves the discovery of the rules God established for Creation. The Pagan worldview does not assume the logical design of a Creator God. That raises a puzzling question.What do Pagans mean by “following the science”? Without a Creator, must we follow the random dictates of the modern holy men (experts) or charismatic leaders? Too often, experts and leaders promote superstition instead of science. Instead of explaining the science, they demand we believe them because they are The Expert or The Dear Leader.
Scientists have actually measured the size of viruses. So, we know how small they are. However, it can get more complicated than just using a mask designed to filter out virus size particles. For example, after someone coughs or sneezes, the viruses that person may be spreading will probably be in water droplets. So, we have to ascertain how long a virus survives after those water droplets dry up. Otherwise, don’t know what kind of mask is needed to stop any particular virus.
In addition, there is this thing we call mask discipline. Even if we use an appropriate mask, we still have to use that mask properly, or it does no good. When even medical person find it difficult to maintain mask discipline, we have to wonder how well untrained adults and children can be taught to use a mask.
So, how are we deciding whether it does any good to use masks to stop COVID-19 in the public schools? Is our school board applying science or superstition? Do we have reliable studies that show masks actually work in practice? If masks work, why don’t they work? Why is COVID-19 still spreading where we have mask mandates?
News stories like the ones above suggest is how strong the Pagan Revival has become. How should Christians confront this Pagan revival? What does the Bible say?
How do we make disciples? One way is to raise our children as Christians. Another way is set a good example, a Christian example, for our neighbors. We love our neighbors. That includes helping them when we can. Helping our neighbors involves many things. Doing our best to make certain our government works properly is one of those things.
Look at our public schools. Are these government-run schools working properly? What can we do to make certain that our schools do work?
- Fairfax County Mother Reveals Books In School Libraries Depicting Child Porn And Pedophilia | The Daily Caller
- From reinstated books to COVID response, Fairfax parents sound off at school board meeting | WJLA
- Va. school district reinstates books despite pedophilia content | U.S. News (christianpost.com)
- School Board Puts the X-rated in #Fairfaxxx (substack.com)
- Fairfax County library puts ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘Lawn Boy’ next to Bible in ‘holiday reading display’ | Fox News
- Virginia Library Places Gender Theory Books Next To Bible In Display, Removes After Backlash | The Daily Wire
- Mask Guidance for the new school year – Prince William County Public Schools (pwcs.edu)