PROPOSED RESOLUTION OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
IN SUPPORT OF THE REGULATION FREEDOM AMENDMENT
WHEREAS, the business community in the United States, and especially small enterprises, currently struggles under numerous and onerous federal regulatory burdens imposed by unelected bureaucrats;
WHEREAS, these burdens eventually make themselves known to the American consumer in the form of cost increases on all facets of the essentials of life, becoming in essence a hidden tax;
AND WHEREAS, other Constitutional rights, including those guaranteed by the First and Second Amendments, are threatened by regulations imposed by bureaucrats who are not accountable to elected officials;
WHEREAS, despite broad support from Republican Members of Congress and some Democrats, attempts to curtail the abuses of federal regulators by legislative action have so far been met with little to no success;
AND WHEREAS, a federal law, even if enacted by Congress could be repealed, weakened or waived by a future Congress;
WHEREAS, the Regulation Freedom Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would permanently require that major new regulations be approved by Congress before they could go into effect;
AND WHEREAS, just as pressure from the states helped force Congress to propose the Bill of Rights, pressure from the states could also force Congress to propose the Regulation Freedom Amendment.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Republican Committee urges Congress to propose the Regulation Freedom Amendment, which says:
“Whenever one quarter of the Members of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate transmit to the President their written declaration of opposition to a proposed federal regulation, it shall require a majority vote of the House and Senate to adopt that Regulation;” and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Republican Committee urges Virginia state legislators to join with us in urging that Congress propose the Regulation Freedom Amendment; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee is hereby authorized to contact and encourage other local units of the Republican Party in the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt the two foregoing resolutions.
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ADOPTED by majority vote at a duly called meeting of the Fairfax County Republican Committee on June 21, 2016.
FAIRFAX SCHOOL BOARD DEMOCRATS AVOID TRANSPARENCY
Democrats Amend Student Rights & Responsibilities
Fairfax, VA – June 10, 2016: At last night’s meeting of the Fairfax County School Board, Democrats showed that they care more for ideology and the exercise of raw political power than the reasonable concerns of parent and students.
Republican-endorsed members of the Board had objected to the amendment of the school system’s statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities (the “SR&Rs”) to include “gender identity,” because the public had received no notice of the proposed change, and there are many questions surrounding how the SR&Rs will be interpreted. For example, New York City defines 31 categories of “gender identity,” yet when pressed by Board members Jeanette Hough (At Large), Elizabeth Schultz (Springfield), and Tom Wilson (Sully), neither the Democrat-endorsed Board members nor the staff could say what “gender identity” actually means. The Board twice rejected motions that would have allowed for reasonable accommodation of parental and student concerns; once for a simple two-week delay on a 6-4 vote, and another on a motion to refer the matter to a study committee on a 7-3 vote. The Board ultimately adopted the changes to the SR&R on a 7 – 3 party-line vote.
In response to the Board’s action, Matt Ames — Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee – stated, “I don’t see how any fair-minded person could have voted against the motion to delay action on the SR&R document for just two weeks. Democrats on the Board admitted that the process leading up to the vote was flawed, and that Board members Hough, Schultz, and Wilson had raised significant substantive points. But they still refused to allow students and parents the opportunity to become better informed on what the change will mean. The Democrats are clearly driven by an ideological agenda, and have no respect for the public they are sworn to serve.”
For more information on the Fairfax County Republican Committee, please visit www.FairfaxGOP.org
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
7:00 PM – Social Hour
8:00 PM – Meeting
Lake Braddock High School
9200 Burke Lake Rd.
Fairfax, Virginia 22015
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Secretary’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Operations Report
- Community Engagement Report
- Chairman’s Report
- Old business
A. Adoption of Operations Plan
B. Resolution to support Regulation Freedom Amendment
C. Update on status of proposed meals tax
- New business
- Speeches by 2017 Candidates for Attorney General
Do you want to get your foot in the door, help make a difference, and gain experience in the political process? The Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) is seeking high school and college interns for spring, summer, and fall of 2016! This is a big year for elections in Virginia, and our interns will play an important role.
FCRC Interns assist with a wide variety of tasks. Duties include (but are certainly not limited to):
*Managing phone calls
*Special research projects
*Assist in planning and staffing special events
By working with FCRC, interns will develop political awareness and job skills.
Ideal candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants must be detail oriented, professional, and highly organized.
Because it is a learning position, interns are exposed to a variety of tasks and must be flexible in their expectations. Interns report to the Political Director or Executive Director. The FCRC Executive Director is willing to work with students and their teachers in order to receive high school or college credit, if applicable.
Those interested should send an email to Eric Johnson at ExecutiveDirector@fairfaxgop.org.