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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

Russell66 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 7:22 AM
Notice how of Governor's substitute for HB2313 has no title that 'embraces' the objects of HB2313. Its title ,"AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE" only describes HB2313's relationship to its predecessor HB2313 . HB2313's multiplicity of objects is revealed in the first sentence of HB2313: "A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 15.2-4838.1, 33.1-23.03:8, 33.1-23.5:1, 33.1-221.1:1.3, 58.1-300, 58.1-520, as it is currently effective and as it may become effective, 58.1-601, 58.1-602, 58.1-603, 58.1-604, 58.1-604.1, 58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-608.3, 58.1-612, as it is currently effective and as it may become effective, 58.1-614, 58.1-615, 58.1-625, " . . . . . . .
Russell66 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 7:25 AM
It will be best for ALL Virginia if we persuade all those officers of our government who customarily or particularly perpetrate any of VA18.2-111, VA18.2-481(5) or VA18.2-482 felony to plead for pardon to be granted under the virtue of thier parole oath.
That oath should likely be the oath of office combined with a recognition of their duties under VA18.2-111, VA18.2-481(5) or VA18.2-482.

The "Go & Sin No More" solution is the most practical solution to our Commonwealth's and country's problems.
Russell66 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 7:24 AM
Consider VA18.2-481(5) "Treason" of "Resisting the execution of the laws under color of its authority." " Such treason, if proved by the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or by confession in court, shall be punishable as a Class 2 felony."
as it applies to the attempt to perpetrate HB2313 upon the people of Virginia:
1) by means of VA18.2-111 "Embezzlement" of our duly authorized laws, Bob McDonnell and the HB2313 "Yea" voting legislators have perpetrated VA18.2-481(5) "Treason"
3) and perpetrated those felonies before your personal witness.
Russell66 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 7:23 AM
Consider VA18.2-111 "Embezzlement" as it applies to HB2313:
1) By means of Bob McDonnell's wrongful equivocation of the title and singular object requirement for ALL laws made under the authority of our Commonwealth's Constitution
2) Bob McDonnell and the HB2313 'Yea' legislators, while acting under oath-bound office of trust
3) are adulterating the laws duly authorized under our Constitution with HB2313 which is not authorize-able under our Constitution.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at

Republicans are flailing about these days, trying to rebrand themselves before the next election cycle. A certain amount of introspection and internecine debate is inevitable after suffering a stinging loss against an opponent with a dismal record. One thing the GOP needs to do to gain greater acceptance among voters is to improve their credibility by outgrowing a tiresome, unthinking opposition to any and all tax increases.

This is anything but a recommendation that Republicans “go moderate” and tack for