Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Virginia General Assembly - #3672 - HB732 - Transfer of Development Rights (2) Action Alerts - Hysterical Rants Dominate Richmond Pro-Life, Pro-Family Legislation - Family Foundation

Vote No - HB732 - Transfer of development rights. Provides that a transfer of development rights ordinance may permit a sending property, subsequent to severance of development rights, to be used for parks and campgrounds. This bill will be voted on in the Senate Committee on Local Gov't tomorrow. Below is a sample email you can copy and paste, or use the information to compose your own message.
Dear Chairman Smith, Patron Dudenhefer and Members of the Senate Local Government Committee:   As a citizen of the Commonwealth and member of the Tea Party, it is alarming to see a bill passing through the General Assembly that will expand Conservation Easements and the Purchase and Transfer of Development Rights.  These programs PERMANENTLY remove private property from private ownership, ultimately to state and/or federal control. These programs REDUCE the tax base, crippling localities and increasing the tax burden on other private property owners. VA ALREADY HAS MORE LAND UNDER CONSERVATION THAN DEVELOPED LAND!!! Please do not support HB 732!
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Smith (Chairman), Marsh, Lucas, Martin, Hanger, Puller, Ruff, Herring, Locke, Marsden, Stanley, Blevins, Miller, J.C., Ebbin, Favola, Virginia Senate Contact List.......

Action Alert: Hysterical Rants Dominate Richmond Pro-Life, Pro-Family Legislative Session - Family Foundation - In November’s elections, Virginians increased the number of conservatives in the General Assembly, many voters believing that this would lead to a friendlier environment for business, education reform and the unborn. Thus far this year, that has indeed been the case, as several of The Family Foundation’s legislative priorities have passed their originating chamber of the legislature. This shift in philosophy in Richmond was not going to happen quietly. Liberals who had spent a decade obstructing common sense legislation are not sitting idly by. However, the pitch and tone of the opponent rhetoric has been surprising. Not content with their normal misleading statements, liberals in both the House and Senate are making preposterous claims. One example of this – Senator Ralph Northam (D-6, Virginia Beach), a medical doctor, claimed that a woman might become so emotionally traumatized over an offer to view an ultrasound image that she might consider suicide! Unfortunately, the hysterical ranting from liberals is being carried unchallenged in too many media outlets. Unfortunately, conservative legislators are being viscously attacked in both the media and in emails to their offices, some of which is far too vitriolic and offensive to repeat here. Yet to this point, nothing has passed both chambers and been sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Based on media stories and speeches by liberal legislators, one would think no other legislation has been debated, much less passed. But when the media simply repeats - or endorses - their rants instead of explaining the facts, an uninformed citizenry can become confused.  I urge you today to email your Senator and Delegate and encourage them to stand strong for pro-life, pro-family principles in the face of this out-of-control rhetoric. I can attest that a person can grow weary of being under constant attack by the media simply for doing what is right. We have to ensure that our conservative legislators hear from us today!   House of Delegates contact List....... Virginia Senate Contact List..........

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