Revisiting Virginia’s 2A Sanctuary Movement

In 2019, just before Covid hit the Commonwealth of Virginia experienced a remarkable phenomena – 91 out of 95 counties became Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

This movement was a direct result of democrats taking control of both legislative houses in Virginia with Ralph Northam, also a democrat residing as governor. Finally, the liberal left had the power to smack down the right of citizens to arm and defend themselves. It is only by a small miracle our rights were not even further infringed.

What Happened Then?

The democrats pounced on an opportunity, passing a smorgasbord of gun control laws – enough to send many of them into orgasmic eustasy. Shocked by their audacity, citizens in the commonwealth fought back as best we could. We descended on our county legislatures and demanded second amendment sanctuary resolutions be passed. All but a handful did just that. Some boards later tried to rescind the resolutions, openly admitting the fear they felt had they voted against the measure with the room packed with supporters.

Such is the power of the people when unleashed. It is awe inspiring.

The Aftermath

By December of 2019 the wave  had crested. Nearly every local legislature passed a second amendment sanctuary resolution. Then Covid came and the ensuing pandemic more or less stopped the momentum cold. Citizens could no longer mingle, much less gather to voice our support for our rights. It added a wet blanket to the 2020 election. Then the presidency was stolen, to say the least. Nobody can say for sure what effect all this had on the balance of power in Virginia but to date, the democrats continue to enjoy a slim majority in both houses. Meanwhile they are free to mock citizens rights, including our right to defend ourselves with the weapons of our choosing – in spite of the constitution guaranteeing our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

So Much for Awe Inspiring Power, Huh?

This is not the end of the discussion. The liberal left – the globalists, if you will, want us to think they have the last word. They do not. WE the People still hold all the cards. This is OUR nation. WE are the government. And you jerks have NOT heard the last from us.

Let’s take stock though, shall we?

In the past, right here in Virginia, elections have been called minutes after the polls closed. To me, this suggests not political savvy but shenanigans. It says “the fix is in, sucker”. Granted, the democrats have iron strongholds in Virginia’s population centers giving them a hard edge in statewide elections and a strong advantage in other races. Even so there are more eligible citizens in Virginia who did not vote than cast votes for either party. Put another way, if every citizen who did not vote in the 2020 election voted for, say, a third candidate, that third candidate would have one hands down!

My point here is not that we citizens should rally around a “none of the above” candidate but rather there are enough untapped voters to sway the entire state to the cause of liberty. And quite bluntly, I say given a choice between liberty and tyranny – liberty wins out every time – no matter what party you claim.

This is What Take America Back! is All About

It’s not enough to protest. If you ask me, protesting should be beneath us – WE are the authority in this nation. It’s not enough to vote. I’ve voted in nearly every election and definitely every major election since I was of age to do so. My vote is usually lost in a sea of others, but this is the way things are supposed to work! It’s not my vote or your vote that matters as much as OUR VOTES. Beyond that is accountability, but we cannot effectively hold our representatives accountable if we refuse to hold the “scepter” of power – our vote – and wield it when necessary.

Furthermore, even representatives already in office will bend to the will of the people when they come face to face with us en masse. Sure, those citizens who showed up to support the second amendment sanctuary resolutions were just a tiny fraction of the voting citizen body but those office holder knew deep down what most of us never consider: that tiny fraction taking action is usually just the tip of a very large iceburg. In other words, for every citizen who takes the time to show up, there are many more who simply didn’t make the trek.

The globalist’s have taken advantage of this for decades. They rally rather small numbers to protest or support one cause or another while counting on on having little or no opposition. Thus they’ve been able to sway many a vote in their favor by simply showing up! No more.

We need to outnumber them at every turn. We need to strip the layers of talking points off the issues to get to the core of the each question. Often we can do this by asking simply – do you want liberty or tyranny? Most issues boil down to those two options. Try it and see for yourself.

It’s NOT Enough!

As the Virginia legislature has proven, it is not enough to just vote. It is not even enough to show up to voice our wishes on this issue or that. What we need is control and for this we need enough citizens opting for liberty to vote for candidates who support liberty.

Intimidation By the Numbers

It sounds scary and it needs to scare the bejeebers out of those who want to represent us. Our “threat” is not harmful to anything other than a representative’s privilege to serve, but that threat needs to be real. Each representative needs to be put on notice to support liberty or find another job. Coming from me or any one of you, such talk can, and often is, laughed off – as it should be.

When we can agree on certain principles and act in concert, our power is limited only by the law of the land, our constitution, and even that is subject to modification if we can garner enough support.

Moving Forward

If we want, really want, to take back our nation. If we want liberty instead of tyranny then our path is clear – we need to vote and bring as many voters with us as we can. We need to amass enough citizens, not only to win but to claim a devastating, decisive victory. We must hand our representatives a clear mandate. We want liberty.

What about you? Do YOU choose liberty? Or are you willing to kneel down to serve tyrants? The choice is yours but you need to choose now. Make no mistake: to abstain is to opt for tyranny because you are allowing the tyrants to choose for  you.

Take action. Choose your weapon.

Printed voter registration forms from your local registrar

Download and print forms from your state’s election board’s website

Save and share links to your state’s online voter registration page

Choose one or more items from WriteThinkingWear.com with embedded QR codes  linked to your state’s online voter registration page .

Or generate your own QR codes to distribute as you choose.

You also free to act individually or band together with like-minded citizens and participate in formal voter registration drives.

How much or how little you do is up to you but please, I urge you do SOMETHING!  The worst that can happen is we will lose but if we sit idly by we will lose anyway.

Bob Good – John McGuire Virginia 5th Congressional District Primary – June 18th 2024: The Decision

 

Recently I posted concerning Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of John McGuire over Bob Good for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. This is my district. As of now Bob Good is my congressman, so I’m taking this seriously – VERY seriously.

That said, I’m sticking with Bob Good. He has my vote for this primary. I won’t go far as to call this an “endorsement” – not because I hesitate to do so but my opinion is that of another mere citizen. As such it should hold no more weight than this. Besides this, I doubt if any endorsement from me would do Bob Good any, well, good.

As I stated before, I have a couple of issues with Mr. Good. After contacting his office via his website and official “contact” form, I received no response. None. This is bad. Not just for me but for any constituent. Secondly, he needs to get on the ball concerning the J6 political prisoners. All they can do is suffer unimaginable horrors while most us go about our daily lives without giving them a thought.

As for Trump’s issues with Bob Good, well, sure I understand his problem but he’s also forgiven others for much worse than endorsing his rival. I saw the video MTG posted and Bob made sense. At some point I was giving DeSantis some consideration myself. I stopped short of any idea of voting for him but I was warming to the idea of him in the VP slot. Paul Ryan’s endorsement stopped that idea cold.

All in all, Bob Good is a solid conservative as far as I can see but I wanted another opinion. Then I realized I could try to reach out to someone I’ve come to respect. Nick Freitas.

If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he is a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates. In fact he represents the district where I once lived – Culpeper ,VA. I’ve written about him before. He stood tall while speaking against gun control in the House. He stood for citizens during the 2A Sanctuary movement. In fact he is the ONLY Virginia representative who joined citizens as they swarmed county board meetings in support of 2A Sanctuary resolutions in my memory. Beyond that, he famously won a write-in campaign for his Delegate seat when a paperwork snafu bumped him from the official ballot.

So I reached out on a Twitter dm and he replied. Note, I warned him in advance that I might post his response on this blog with his permission. After he responded, I asked for and was granted said permission. Here is what Nick Freitas had to say…

Hello Andrew.

I have endorsed Bob Good. I think Bob is a very genuine conservative and he stands by his word, which goes a long way with me. In Congress I am looking for people who are willing to risk everything to stand up for what they believe in, even if it means standing against your own leadership at times.

I have known John McGuire for some time. John ran against me in a primary once. He accused me of being a “California liberal” and a “swamp creature,” despite the fact that I have always had a better voting record than him. He also likes to claim that he had the convention “stolen” from him despite the fact that I won all 3 rounds. I know that sounds personal, but the bottom line is, I have a problem with a guy who tells you he is going to run a clean race, because we’re friends, and then as soon as it becomes obvious that he is behind in the polls, he starts lying about you because he wants to win.

While it was all good, what really stood out was John McGuire’s accusations. Nick Freitas is anything but a “California liberal” and certainly not a “swamp creature” as far as I can tell. In fact those very accusations mirror exactly the globalist tactic of accusing one’s opponents of those things they are doing themselves. This as much confirmed what I previously learned about McGuire being hand-picked by Keven McCarthy.

By the way, didn’t Trump also endorse and stand firmly behind Kevin McCarthy?

We all know The Donald is not perfect. Who amongst us is? Why, then, do we expect perfection from Bob Good? I don’t. That said, I do support his bid for re-election to the House of Representatives and, should he be successful, I will then earnestly take him to task about those issues I brought up.

However, should you win, Mr. McGuire, take notice, your own words and actions have dropped your trust level a few notches on my scale. Thus you will be subject to even greater scrutiny from me. No matter who wins this nomination, I expect you to fully represent this district – not your political cronies.

What’s In a Name? Citizen Action Memes

This post is more of admin notice than anything else. Since I designed and added the QR Code graphics like the one below last weekend, I’ve been struggling with what to call them. I decided to call them “memes” though they probably are such in the truest sense of the word. Anyway… what sort of meme? Well since it urges others to vote – I thought “Voter Action Meme” but that never sat right because they are designed to encourage citizens to register to vote. Voting comes later.  I like the “action” part because these are all about action –

Scan Register Vote 

Yeah. Then it came to me: “Citizen Action Meme”. Much better. Citizens can take action in two ways here.

First,  those citizens who are not registered can do it and do it now. All they need is their cell phone and whatever documentation their state requires.

Then any citizen can use these to encourage others to register as well.

This is the key. One man one vote and then each one win one.

We need each other because one voice, one vote alone often goes unheard. If we join with like minded citizens then, in concert, we can make some real noise.

This is what we need. Let’s make some noise!

Take our country back Arizona! Displays QR code linking directly to Arizona's official online voter registration page.
Download this and post anywhere to promote online voter registration for Arizona citizens or click on the meme and visit the page where similar memes are displayed for all 43 states allowing online voter registration.

For more aids to promote voter registration in your state, visit

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Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

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In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

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Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).

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The Oklahoma- Vote Like a Boss!  collection  is now available.

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All feature a QR code linked directly to Oklahoma’s online voter registration page.

Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).

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The Ohio – Vote Like a Boss!  collection  is now available.

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All feature a QR code linked directly to Ohio’s online voter registration page.

Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).

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The West Virginia- Vote Like a Boss!  collection  is now available.

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All feature a QR code linked directly to West Virginia’s online voter registration page.

Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).

Vote Like a Boss Washington Now Online!

The Washington – Vote Like a Boss!  collection  is now available.

Tired of hearing “we” can’t do anything about how things are going in our country?

NOW you can “DO something” about our nation. Help get out the vote this November with Washington “Vote Like a Boss” gear and encourage others to do likewise. Vote Like a Boss makes it easy to grab their attention, start the conversation and help them take action!

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All feature a QR code linked directly to Washington’s online voter registration page.

Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).

Vote Like a Boss Vermont Now Online!

The Vermont – Vote Like a Boss!  collection  is now available.

Tired of hearing “we” can’t do anything about how things are going in our country?

NOW you can “DO something” about our nation. Help get out the vote this November with Vermont “Vote Like a Boss” gear and encourage others to do likewise. Vote Like a Boss makes it easy to grab their attention, start the conversation and help them take action!

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All feature a QR code linked directly to Vermont’s online voter registration page.

Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).

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The Utah- Vote Like a Boss!  collection  is now available.

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All feature a QR code linked directly to Utah’s online voter registration page.

Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).

Vote Like a Boss Texas Now Online!

The Texas – Vote Like a Boss!  collection is now available.

Tired of hearing “we” can’t do anything about how things are going in our country?

NOW you can “DO something” about our nation. Help get out the vote this November with Texas “Vote Like a Boss” gear and encourage others to do likewise. Vote Like a Boss makes it easy to grab their attention, start the conversation and help them take action!

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All feature a QR code linked directly to Texas’s online voter registration page.

Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).

Vote Like a Boss Tennessee Now Online!

The Tennessee – Vote Like a Boss!  collection  is now available.

Tired of hearing “we” can’t do anything about how things are going in our country?

NOW you can “DO something” about our nation. Help get out the vote this November with Tennessee “Vote Like a Boss” gear and encourage others to do likewise. Vote Like a Boss makes it easy to grab their attention, start the conversation and help them take action!

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All feature a QR code linked directly to Tennessee’s online voter registration page.

Each item is a conversation starter AND a call to action any citizen can take on the spot* (usually their valid driver’s license or other acceptable ID and a cell phone.)

In short – each Vote Like a Boss item is designed to help encourage and facilitate voter registration for the specified state and is not meant discourage voter registration by any other legal means.

*Note – each item is state specific so only citizen residents of that state can register to vote – so, a resident of Virginia MUST to vote from the QR code from the Virginia “Vote Like a Boss” collection (or other Virginia-specific means).