Manassas, VA – Today, I have introduced two resolutions in the Virginia House of Delegates directing the two Standing Committees of that body with jurisdiction over such matters to make inquiry into whether certain actions of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring constitute impeachable offenses under Article IV, Section 17 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
I take this step reluctantly, fully mindful of the seriousness of this action. Impeachment is one of the most serious powers conferred upon the House of Delegates. However, Mr. Herring has ignored all requests to conform his actions to Virginia’s Constitution and our statutes, as well as engaging in a series of deliberate acts which force the filing of these resolutions. Read more
Contact: Delegate Bob Marshall 703-853-4213 or 571-409-0588
MANASSAS, VA -The decision issued by federal district Judge Wright-Allen appropriately issued in the cover of darkness is a syllabus of errors, a compendium of ineptitude, and a farce claiming authority. Legislating through the Courts against the will of the people is lawless disregard for our representative form of government.
Federal Judge Arenda Wright-Allens’s decision:
Confuses the Declaration of Independence with the United States Constitution (Page 2). Judge Wright-Allen took an oath to uphold the Constitution and yet she seems to be unable to even identify it;
Vests the judge’s opinion with more social and legal importance than that of the 1.329 million voters who approved the Marshall-Newman Marriage Amendment;
Makes no clear definition of Marriage, though Judge Wright-Allen makes claims about it;
Provides no legal distinctions or reasoning why her version of “marriage” must be limited to only two persons;
Rules that denying marriage to homosexuals is the same as denying interracial marriage. Therefore race is equivalent to sexual behavior;
Equates the centuries long struggles of Americans of African descent in this country with the life shortening and health compromising behaviors associated with the LGBT lifestyle;
Tries to equate segregationist practices previously prevalent in Virginia providing for separate accommodations for hotels, restaurants and water fountains, denial of voting or educational opportunities are equivalent to the experiences of the modern LGBT community.
Clearly misreads the Loving vs. Virginia Supreme Court decision which affirms the possible procreative aspect of marriage that is only between a man and a woman;
Cites the Fourteenth Amendment as justification for striking down Virginia’s Marriage Amendment even though at the time of its ratification sodomy was illegal in all but five states;
Fails to explain how homosexual activity can be a predicate for so-called same sex marriage, but can disqualify such participants from donating blood;
Has pretentions to know more about marriage than Moses and Christ;
Assumes that anyone who disagrees with her is motivated solely by hate and visceral animus of the LGBT community;
Delegate Marshall receives the Courageous Leadership Award from Chairman Donald Blake of the Virginia Christian Alliance
[Award was given in Ken Cuccinelli’s office on July 25, 2012.]
The “Courageous” Leadership Award for the 2012 Virginia General Assembly session for members of the House was presented to Delegate Kathy Byron (R-22nd) for her steadfast courage in supporting her pro-family, pro-life legislation. In the face of much public pressure and personal attacks, she stood strong on her position. [Del. Byron’s award will be given at a later date due to scheduling.]
The “Courageous” Leadership Award for the 2012 Virginia General Assembly session for members of the Senate was presented to Senators Phillip P. Puckett (D-38th) and Charles J. Colgan (D-29th). Both of these long-serving members of the Virginia Senate, under much duress, broke rank with their party and voted for positive pro-family, pro-life legislation. They both deserve special recognition for their steadfastness in standing for their beliefs and standing for life. [Senator Puckett’s award will be given at a later date due to scheduling.]
The Pastor’s Leadership Award was awarded to Bishop Dr. Joseph D. Henderson, Sr. and the Bragg Family Life Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Bishop Henderson’s leadership contributed greatly to the “changing of the old guard” in the Virginia Senate. The “changing of the old guard” in the Senate allowed for passage of long delayed pro-family, pro-life, “pro-Virginia” legislation.
The Freshman Legislator of the Virginia General Assembly 2012 Session Award was presented to Senator Bryce E. Reeves of Fredericksburg, Virginia (R-17th). Bryce Reeves played an active and important role in his leadership of pro-family, pro-life legislation in his first session.
The Virginia Christian Alliance’s Affiliate of the Year Award was presented to No Excuse Ministries and its founder, Mrs. Terry Beatley. Terry Beatley and her ministries were the force behind the election in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County that brought back pro-family, pro-life leadership to the Virginia Senate.
The Virginia Christian Alliance is very pleased to present these awards and very grateful for the efforts of each of these ladies and gentlemen for their efforts to promote and protect the families of our Commonwealth.
BOB MARSHALL APPLAUDS BOB McDONNELL’S REQUEST FOR ETHANOL WAIVER
Delegate Sought Governor’s Action Because Drought Is Driving Up Cost of Food and Gasoline
Delegate Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, today (Aug. 30) hailed Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Aug. 27 request that, because of nationwide drought conditions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency waive the federal mandate to divert a portion of America’s corn crop from food production to make ethanol for gasoline.
“Burning food during a record-breaking nationwide drought is economic and moral folly,” Marshall said, noting that he wrote McDonnell on Aug. 2 urging that the governor seek a waiver allowed under the congressionally required, EPA-administered ethanol from corn fuel mandate. Read more
Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall at the Supreme June, June 28, 2012.
Manassas, VA – “There appears to be no branch of the National Government which can be trusted by citizens.
The Supreme Court claims it can redefine an act of Congress to be a tax even when Congress and the President say it is not. Congress and the President can deceive the American public and never have to go on record to raise taxes again because the Supreme Court will do it for them even though the Constitution says that taxing power lies only with the Congress.
Merely passing a repeal of Obamacare as proposed by Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) can and will be ignored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
Therefore, Congressional Republicans’ opposition to Obamacare will be taken seriously by the public only if they vote to defund every part of Obamacare IMMEDIATELY by attaching prohibitions on all thirteen Appropriations bills forbidding the use of any funds to implement any aspect of the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act!
Virginia’s own James Madison pointed out that the ‘power over the purse may, in
fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon … for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.’ [Federalist Papers, # 58]
A clear determination by Congressional Republicans to cut off Obamacare funding will start the real fight and cannot be ignored by Harry Reid and President Obama.
Promising more appointments of Conservative judges is illusory because the fifth vote supporting Obamacare came from Chief Justice Roberts who was a George Bush appointee.
I applaud Governor Mitt Romney’s pledge to repeal Obamacare if he is elected in November. But Republicans in Congress need to act decisively before November if they want rank and file Americans who are concerned over America’s future to work for their re-election.
To repeat, if Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate want to show Americans they are serious about stopping Obamacare, they must support amendments to each of the thirteen Appropriations bills they will pass this year to fund the federal government prohibiting the use of any funds to implement Obamacare.”
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STATEMENT OF: Delegate Bob Marshall (R., Manassas)
SUBJECT: Rejection of Tracy Thorne-Begland’s Judicial Nomination
DATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Virginia House of Delegates has properly rejected the selection of Tracy Thorne-Begland as a candidate for a judgeship.
A state judge has a critically important role in our state and our society. When we go into court, we must know that the judge who decides our case wants to preserve the rule of law by finding the law in our constitutions, statutes, and prior decisions of the court. We do not need more judges who want to use their position to remake the law in their own image. We must know that the person who embodies the authority of the Commonwealth in that courtroom has a judicial temperament – is an impartial decision maker. Particularly in District Court, where there is no right to jury trial, we must trust the judge to weigh the evidence impartially and render justice under law. Under our system, the advocates in that courtroom are the lawyers, but never the judge. Read more
General Assembly to Vote Monday Legislator Cites Nominee’s Long History as ‘Aggressive Activist for Pro-Homosexual Agenda’
MANASSAS, May 12 – Delegate Bob Marshall said today that he will seek to remove the name of a homosexual activist from a list of proposed District Court judicial appointments if the name remains on the list when it comes to a vote Monday in the Virginia General Assembly.
The judgeship nominee is Tracy Thorne-Begland, a Richmond attorney identified by Marshall (R., Manassas) as “an aggressive activist for the pro-homosexual agenda.”
“After more than a week of pleading by some Republican Caucus members,” Marshall said, “the House Republican leadership has so far declined to removed Mr. Thorne-Begland’s name from the block of nominees,” Marshall said. “If this situation remains unchanged, I will offer an amendment to remove his name.” Read more
Veteran Legislator Thanks ‘Liberty-Minded Citizens’ for Supporting Measure
RICHMOND, April 18 – State Delegate and U.S. Senate Candidate Bob Marshall expressed thanks tonight “to the many liberty-minded citizens across Virginia” for their support of his bill enacted by the Virginia General Assembly today to block agencies and employees of the Commonwealth from taking part in unlimited detention of United States citizens by federal authorities for suspected terrorism.
“With the overwhelming General Assembly acceptance of my bill with several amendments offered by Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia is saying “no thanks” to Congress to any participation in the unconstitutional detention of American citizens without trial, legal counsel, specific charges, or the right to face their accusers,” Marshall said.
Document Analyzes Federal Law’s Unconstitutionality in Unlimited Detention of Citizens
MANASSAS, April 4 – Delegate Bob Marshall today sent Gov. Bob McDonnell an 11-page memorandum analyzing legal aspects of his HB 1160 and detailing reasons why McDonnell should sign the bill into law.
Marshall’s HB 1160 would prevent agencies and employees at all levels of Virginia’s state and local governments from assisting federal authorities in the unlimited detention of United States citizens without charges or court hearing merely on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities. Read more
Senate Votes 37-1 Legislator Urges Gov. McDonnell to Sign HB 1160 into Law as Part of the Code of Virginia
RICHMOND, March 8 – Delegate Bob Marshall today praised the Virginia State Senate for passing his HB 1160 to prevent Virginia’s government agencies and employees from having to take part in illegal and indefinite federal detention of United States citizens.
The action completes the Virginia General Assembly’s consideration of the legislation. Marshall (R., Manassas) urged Gov. Bob McDonnell to sign the bill into law.
“I extend heartfelt thanks to the thousands of concerned citizens who communicated with members of the Senate and the House of Delegates over the last several weeks, urging adoption of this important measure against federal violation of our precious constitutional rights,” Marshall said. Read more
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