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I (not the blog) ENDORSE Eddie Whitlock for Henrico GOP Chair!

I am proud to have gotten to know Eddie Whitlock, first he is an attorney for the business I work for.  Second, I got to know him better in the state senate primary and I liked two aspects of his campaign:  He sought to run a positive and inspiring campaign and second, the Whitlock Test:

As your next senator, I will oppose any spending that does not pass The Whitlock Test: First, is the spending for a core function of government? If it is not, I will oppose it. Second, does the program provide a service that is unavailable from the private sector for less money or impractical for the private sector to provide? If the private sector should be doing it, I will oppose the spending. Third, is the spending at the lowest level needed? If not, I will oppose it.

(From this article at the R T-D)

I love the Whitlock Test; I told Eddie I’d steal it if I ran for delegate or whatever.  It’s great.

I know some will say why are you in Hanover involving yourself in a Henrico race?  I do not have to endorse in every race (I support UKIP in the UK and I am not even remotely British!) but I offered to help Eddie and help him I will.  I think he is best for the Henrico GOP.  Henrico needs to become less blue and more red.  Whitlock might be the best face for the GOP to win others to become Republicans.  His personality is favorable for that.

Eddie also has this:  The Whitlock Plan.

The Whitlock Plan-1

I have giving it similar to a light skim and it seems ambitious.  If Whitlock can accomplish even some of this Plan, he’ll be a successful chair.  Therefore I support him.  Let’s hope I am not the kiss of death.  I know this will light up the blog but I have always kept my own counsel and I beta to my own drum.  Consider Eddie Whitlock Tuesday night.

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

Rubio: Go To War to Defend UN Resolutions! That’s Outrageous (Especially in Light of Women and the Draft)!

Almost forgotten in the midst of the entertaining fight between Donald Trump and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (finally a debate to listen to again and again!) were these words by Senator Marco Rubio (from the Time official debate transcript with emphasis by the blogger):

09:35:50:00 I just wanna say, at least on behalf of me and my family, I thank God all the time that it was George W. Bush in the White House on 9/11 and not Al Gore. (CHEERING) (APPLAUSE) And you can– I think you can look back in hindsight and say a couple things, but he kept us safe. And not only did he keep us safe, but he– no matter what you wanna say about weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein was in violation of U.N. resolutions, in open violation, and the world wouldn’t do anything about it. And George W. Bush, enforced what the international community, refused to do, and again he kept us safe. And I am forever grateful to what he did for this
09:36:29:00 (OVERTALK)

It is outrageous to even consider going to war to enforce United Nations resolutions.  Especially in light of the ideas that women can be required to register for the draft and serve in combat.  War should be declared in some manner by Congress and only for a compelling national interest.  I don’t want my children fighting in war to enforce UN resolutions.

I think that pretty much rules out Sandy’s support for Senator Rubio.

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders