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Defense of Common Wealth

by: legacyofmarshall

Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 12:36:08 PM EST

Cross Posted at Virginia Young Democrats Blog

The idea of common wealth goes back to the very beginning of civilization, when humans first realized that a community could accomplish for the individual what no individual could do on their own.  Over the course of millennia, religious and political leaders from Jesus of Nazareth and Mohammed to Thomas Hobbes and Franklin Roosevelt have suggested that humans bound together could fill the gaps of society.

The United States and Virginia governments have pursued such a philosophy for hundreds of years.  Military defense, education, and social services for children and the elderly ensure the ideals of equality, general welfare, and prosperity laid out by our founding fathers.  In 2010, Virginia's Governor proposed that no bit of our common wealth is sacred, and today we face the very real possibility that government spending, or lack thereof, will exacerbate the gaps in our society that we as a species have tried for so many generations to eradicate.

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Congratulations, Virginia Democrats!

by: legacyofmarshall

Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 08:36:58 AM EDT

This post is to congratulate the 320,000+ Virginians who voted on a hot, stormy June Tuesday.

While the campaigns were heated and intense, the election itself went by with relatively little drama, Deeds haven taken the nomination by a huge margin.  However, let us stop to reflect on the historic nature of yesterday's vote.  Let me explain

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10,000 Signs

by: legacyofmarshall

Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 13:36:01 PM EDT

Cross-posted at Daily Kos

Not one week ago, yard signs advertising candidates for this Tuesday's Democratic Primary for Governor were few and far between, even in highly-political Northern Virginia, and the name "Creigh Deeds" was nowhere to be found.

That all changed on Wednesday, 3 June, when a whopping 10,000 Deeds yard signs arrived at the Deeds campaign office in Fairfax.  By Thursday, fewer than half were put together and only a few hundred were placed.  However, volunteers soon got to work making a Deeds presence throughout the region.

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