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Former Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tony Spencer announces his joining the Democrat Party due to nomination of Donald Trump

In 2007, Tony Spencer ran against a Democratic incumbent for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Caroline County, Virginia.  Spencer won election in 2007 and again in 2011, with significant Republican support.  However, in response to the Republican nomination of Donald Trump for President, Spencer announced today that he is joining the Democratic party.  Spencer gave his reasons in the following announcement:

When I was first elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2007, I ran against a Democrat, and though I have always run as an Independent, I have agreed in large part with the political ideology of my Republican friends.

After a great deal of thought and soul-searching, however, I am joining the Democratic Party, and I will actively campaign for and support the Democratic nominee for President.

This is not a decision I have made lightly.

No one can predict the future, so we have only our history to guide us going forward.  It is said that those who forget the horrors of the past are doomed to repeat them.

In trying to find an historical parallel to this year’s election, I had occasion to look closely at the Election of 1932 in Germany, which was a democratic republic at the time.

After the First World War, the Social Democrats were elected to govern Germany for five elections in a row.  While their policies were to the left of center on the political spectrum, the Social Democrats were not extremists, and they governed responsibly from 1919 to 1932.  They were able to work with the Conservative and Center parties that finished second and third for most of those years.

The German people were hit especially hard by the Great Depression, and in the election of November 6, 1932, the Social Democrats lost by over 4.5 million votes to a party with a campaign remarkably similar to that of this year’s Republican nominee.

The leader of the winning party in Germany in 1932 had no real experience in governance but was brilliant at using modern media to promote himself.  Though he referred to the Church in his speeches as the “foundation of the moral and ethical life of our people,” he only pretended to be a Christian and was himself without any religious faith.  He advocated nativism and xenophobia, appealing to the fear of others by those who considered themselves to be his true countrymen.  He attacked the free press and the courts and other institutions.  He roused the crowds who flocked to him with speeches filled with falsehoods and promises impossible to keep.  He brooked no dissent, demonizing anyone who might disagree with him.  He incited his followers with veiled suggestions of violence.  He argued that the people needed a strong man to lead them and that he was the only one who could make his country great again.

That man, of course, was Adolph Hitler.

Within three months of the election of 1932, Hitler as the new Chancellor of the German Republic secured passage of a decree suspending civil liberties.  Six months later, he declared himself Führer.

I believe that our republic is well-established enough that Donald Trump, if elected, would not be successful ultimately in suspending our civil liberties.  I have faith that our system of checks and balances and separation of powers would work in the end to prevent the more dangerous excesses he has proposed.

But it is easy to imagine the many ways that a President Trump would cause the worst Constitutional crises to have confronted our Country since the Civil War:

What happens when the military refuses to follow a Commander-in-Chief’s orders on the grounds that they are illegal?

What happens when a President engages in suppression of free speech that is critical of him?

What happens when a President refuses to obey an order of the Supreme Court?

I totally understand why so many of my friends are opposed to another Clinton in the White House.  We all are sick of the cronyism, the slick dancing around the edges of what is ethical, the presumptuous entitlement to power by the consummate Washington insiders.

But I am scared of what would happen with Trump as President, and I am not scared of having another President Clinton.

In my lifetime, America was most prosperous and at peace during the presidency of Bill Clinton.

For the eight years Clinton was in office, the economy soared.  We enjoyed the largest peacetime economic expansion in our history.  Both unemployment and inflation were at historic lows.  The deficit was reduced by $600 billion.  Taxes were cut for 15 million low and middle income families and for 90% of small businesses.  Welfare rolls were slashed.  The crime rate plummeted.  Through diplomatic engagement and limited interventions in world affairs, Clinton kept our Country at peace and was relatively effective at fighting terrorism.

I believe that an administration led by Hillary Clinton would not be much different from one led by Bill Clinton, and I can live with that.

Donald Trump has never governed.  With no record for us to rely on, we must take him at his word as to how he would govern.  And many of his words are scary, appearing to be the late night musings of an unhinged mind.

He has said that he would order the use of torture techniques “a hell of a lot worse” than waterboarding, because “torture works,” and even “if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway.”  He has said that he would not only go after terrorists, but would also “take out their families.”

Torture and the intentional killing of non-combatant family members would be crimes against humanity.  The military would be required not to follow unlawful orders, yet when asked about this, Trump stated, “They’re not going to refuse me … If I say ‘Do it,’ they’re going to do it.”

In a national security briefing, Trump asked not once, but three times, “Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?”  He has said that he would order the U.S. military to fire on Iranians who made rude gestures at them.

There have been so many outrageous statements made by Trump that we have lost track of them.

Though it has received very little attention, in what is perhaps his craziest proposal, Trump has said that he would be okay with Japan and South Korea obtaining nuclear weapons so that they wouldn’t have to rely on us for defense.

Since World War II, it has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy, under both Democrats and Republicans, that we should work to stop the proliferation of nuclear arms.

It would be unbelievably irresponsible if a candidate for Congress were to suggest that the nuclear arming of Japan and South Korea were acceptable.  It is unthinkably irresponsible coming from the Republican nominee for President.


There is one large category of statements made by Trump that constitute one huge outrage: his promises.

Trump’s promises are difficult to address, because there are no specifics.  His position seems always to be: “Just believe me, I’m going to make it happen.”

How does he propose to leave Social Security and Medicare as is, increase the military budget, rebuild America’s infrastructure, spend close to $200 billion on immigration enforcement, and cut taxes (especially for the very rich) by trillions of dollars?

“Just believe me, I’m going to make it happen.”

Budget analysts uniformly agree that the only way to accomplish Trump’s promises would be to incur a National deficit of at least $12 trillion and, more likely, up to $25 trillion.  That is an enormous and unprecedented debt for us to leave to our children and grandchildren.

To my Republican friends who say, “Okay, oppose Trump, but don’t become a Democrat,” this is my response.

If I had been in Germany in 1932, it would not have been enough simply to oppose the National Socialists’ candidate.  Despite whatever differences I may have had with the Social Democrats, I would have joined them as the opposition party most likely to succeed.

And so, I have joined the Democratic Party, the opposition party most likely to succeed against Trump.

I pledge to do what I can to encourage the Democratic Party in Virginia to be neither liberal nor conservative, but a party that supports moderate Virginia Democrats like Mark Warner, Owen Pickett, Don Beyer and Bill Spong.

I understand and respect that my good Republican friends, people like Jeff Sili and Susan Sili, will not leave their party.  Theirs is not the party of Donald Trump.  It is the party of Virginians like Jim Gilmore, John Warner, Ed Gillespie and Dick Obenshain.  It is the party of national leaders like Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole and John McCain.

To my good Republican friends, I would say two things:

  1. Please don’t support or vote for Donald Trump. If you can’t vote for Clinton, vote for the Libertarian ticket featuring two former Republican governors.
  2. I respect your decisions to remain Republicans, and I have faith that you will dedicate yourselves going forward to a serious reform of your party, which is obviously in need of fixing.

While I am on the subject, let me suggest one reform the Republicans should make that would be consistent with conservative principles and would broaden the party’s appeal:  Acknowledge the possibility that human activity is causing climate change.

Especially to young Americans, the cop-out “I am not a scientist” rings hollow.

On August 31st, I was in Virginia Beach as an instructor at the annual retraining for graduates of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy, where I presented a case study of the investigation and prosecution of James Todd Kessler, whom we convicted of murder without a body based largely on scientific evidence.

I am not a scientist, but I was able to present to the jury in Kessler’s case, and they were able to understand, enough of the science involved in DNA testing and cell-phone triangulation to appreciate their usefulness in discerning the truth.

Science has saved the lives of many people I love who have been stricken with diseases like cancer and diabetes.

I believe in science.

I believe the scientists who say that the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are rising and that this is causing our planet to get hotter.

I believe the scientists who say that the polar ice caps are melting and that the oceans are rising.

I believe the scientists who say that, as the planet gets hotter and the oceans rise, we will see increasingly catastrophic weather events.

NASA has sent men to the moon and space probes to the edge of our solar system, and I believe the scientists at NASA when they say that the theory of climate change caused by human activity has been proven to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty.

To my Republican friends with doubts about the science of climate change, I would say, “What does it mean to be a conservative?  And what if the science is right?”

We all know that a conservative financial plan is one which emphasizes low risks over high growth.  Likewise, a conservative plan for utilizing the earth’s resources should emphasize low risks over high growth.

We should not gamble with the futures of our children and grandchildren on the chance that the scientists are wrong.  The risk is too great.  We must be conservative.

If the scientists are right about climate change and we ignore their warnings, the threat we face from terrorism will be nothing compared to the increasing death and destruction we will see from more powerful and frequent hurricanes and tornadoes, worse flooding and drought, and the spread of more diseases like Ebola and Zika.

Donald Trump has stated on numerous occasions that the science of climate change is “a hoax.”  If he is elected President and dictates our environmental policies, it is our children who will pay the price.

Once a month my wife, Danielle, teaches Sunday School at our church.  The lesson book we use is called “Weaving God’s Promises for Children,” and the lesson Danielle taught last month was entitled “The Earth is Rich with Life! Use It Well!”, focused on Genesis 1:26, which reads:

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.  And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

The lesson spoke of God’s giving us dominion over the Earth, not to use in any way we wish, but left in our care as custodians of His precious creation.

Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.”  This is not our Earth; it is God’s, and He will hold us responsible for how well we care for it.  See Revelation 11:18.

As Christians and conservatives, we should practice conservation.


With Donald Trump, we must worry for the first time in our history about a presidential candidate’s cozying up to Russia.

Russia under Vladimir Putin is not our ally.  Putin has increased the deployment of long range bombers and submarines carrying nuclear warheads; he has invaded neighboring countries, and he has ruthlessly suppressed political dissent.  It has become routine for Russia to engage with the People’s Republic of China in joint military exercises in Asia and the Pacific.

Russia is the greatest threat to our national security, according to America’s top military leaders, including General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Perhaps the greatest threat we face from Russia is in cyber space.

I have seen the emotional and financial devastation caused by computer hackers to people in Caroline County, Virginia.

Regardless of what might be found in a person’s email accounts, we must never condone a foreign government’s hacking into the accounts of American citizens.

Hacking is a very serious crime, and to encourage it is tantamount to being an accessory to crime.  To encourage a foreign government’s hacking into email accounts that contain classified information is tantamount to treason.


If Donald Trump were elected President, the world would become a much more dangerous place.  Islamic terrorists would reap a recruiting bonanza.

After 9/11, President Bush was right to beseech us not to demonize American citizens whose place of worship is a mosque.  The greatest threat to us from terrorism does not come from outside our borders; it comes from home-grown terrorists.

We should be working to join our efforts with those of good Muslims in our Country to reduce the threat of home-grown terrorists, rather than alienating our Muslim citizens and providing ammunition to those who would try to radicalize them.

There is a reason that the leaders of ISIS have expressed their desire for Trump to win the election.


About Trump’s campaign slogan, let me say this:  America is great now!

Danielle and I have travelled throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, and nowhere in the world compares to the United States.  We enjoy more individual rights and liberties than the people of any other country.  We have more freedom to criticize our government.  Our gasoline is the cheapest, and our roads are the best in the world.  We have an abundance of food and clean water greater than anywhere else.

And we enjoy the world’s greatest economy.

Without exaggerating, I can say that I personally have known thousands of Americans with a product or service to offer who have been successful in starting their own businesses, whether it was a small-town café, a landscaping service, a hair salon, a mechanic’s shop, a boat charter, or a law office.  These folks not only provide for their families; they create jobs for others.

We should strive always to create a more perfect Union, but we should also be offended when a man born into wealth, who has spent his adult life bilking creditors and bankrupting companies, has the audacity to say that America is not great.


When I started this post, I did not know I would have so much to say.  Let me finish with this.

Think of decency.

Common decency.

The Republican nominee has spent his adult life pursuing his own self-interests, refusing to pay his debts, and hurting thousands of people by enriching himself while watching his businesses go bankrupt.

These are not values I want instilled in my children.

I do not want my nine-year-old daughter, Josie, and my three-year-old son, Charlie, to grow up in a world where our President:

  • has mocked a disabled reporter suffering from a rare neuro-muscular disorder;
  • has belittled the military service of John McCain, a Vietnam War P.O.W. and hero who was shot down by a missile over Hanoi while flying his 23rd bombing mission (“He’s not a war hero … I like people who weren’t captured”);
  • has said “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart,” without considering how many disabled veterans would rather not have gotten the Purple Heart;
  • has made a veiled suggestion that, if he loses the election, people should consider shooting the new President or those she nominates for the Supreme Court;
  • has bragged on national television about the size of his penis;
  • has made reference to a debate moderator’s menstruating;
  • has argued that the lone female who was running for the Republican nomination was too ugly to win (“Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? … Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?  I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on.  Are we serious?”);
  • has called women “fat,” “pig,” “dog,” “slob,” or “disgusting animal,” and;
  • has said “It doesn’t really matter what [reporters] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”

Words have meaning, and we all suffer adverse consequences when our public discourse turns ugly.  And now, for the first time in our history, we are confronted by the possibility that the public statements of a President could be so ugly and vulgar when, more than ever, an open dialogue between different interests is so crucial.

Josie is precocious, and she has heard some of what has been said during this election.  Last June, when she was still only eight years old, she thought she was being funny when she pointed at a good friend of hers, a black girl on her track team, and quoted Donald Trump, saying, “Look at my African-American.”

Danielle had to scold Josie and tell her that she must not repeat things Donald Trump has said.

Do we really want a President whose words, if used by our children, require scolding?

For me, this election is about who will be the President for the next four or eight years of my children’s lives.

My objections to Donald Trump go far beyond the fact that he does not share our American and Judeo-Christian values.  I am truly afraid of what would happen if he were President.

The leaders of America’s allies are so worried about the safety of the world, they have taken the unusual step of commenting on the American election, expressing their fervent hopes that Trump does not become the next President of the United States.  The leaders of ISIS, the Ku Klux Klan, and Russia have also gone on record as to who they would like to win: Donald Trump.

With the world’s greatest military and largest nuclear arsenal at his command, a President cannot be a person who makes snap decisions or has a tendency to lash out; he or she must be steady and well-informed.

If we take him at his word, Trump as President would present a clear and present danger to our Constitution.

The Democratic nominee has her problems, but she would never make dangerous suggestions like Japan and South Korea should obtain nuclear weapons or the United States should engage in torture or the intentional killing of non-combatant family members.

The Democratic nominee takes seriously the potentially horrific threat of climate change.  We cannot afford a President who dismisses the warnings of our scientists as a “hoax.”

The Clintons may be liberals, but they’re not socialists, and the Country did very well with the first President Clinton’s administration.  The promises Trump has made, without specifics, would be impossible to keep without incurring a crushing deficit.

It would be recklessly foolish to turn over the administration of our government to a man who has spent his entire adult life sucking money out of businesses that fail.

Like the Germans in 1932, we live in a troubled time.  And like them, we will be going to the polls in November to vote in a landmark election, one from which there may be no turning back.

To my friends who are patriots and Christians, I respectfully ask that you vote for the opposition candidate with the best chance to defeat Donald Trump.  I am asking you to vote for Hillary Clinton.


Announcement that I am joining the Democratic party

Why not to vote for Trump on Tuesday!!!

The Super Tuesday Republican Primary is now 3 days away and Donald Trump seems like he is in line to become the Republican nominee for President of the United Sates. If he can win a majority of Super Tuesday contest he is almost a shoe in. For most conservatives and Republicans this should be a scary thought. Trump throughout his life has supported liberal policies and liberal positions that are contrary to Republican or conservative positions. He has even called Hillary Clinton a great negotiator and supported ObamaCare.

While the reasons Trump should not be voted for by conservatives or Republicans are large, there are a few main positions that are a slap in the face to conservative values or the values of the Republican Party that he stands against. Trump has supported democrat candidates through the pervious election cycle, Trump supporter’s claim it is the cost of doing business, but when he has said that Nancy Pelosi would impeach George W. Bush, is that believable. Trump numerous times has supported stronger gun control measures, such as the assault weapons ban, how can any Republican or conservative support this or a candidate who supports this? Trump has proposed massive tariffs on foreign goods, produce, and meat, again any conservative or Republican should be scared of such a proposal. The same policies lead to the Great Depression. Food prices are high enough now; do we really want to pay $10 for a pound of hamburger or $12 for a pound of tomatoes because they come from Mexico, Canada, or other countries?

On top of this policy positions that are a slap in the face to conservatism, Trump has also taken racist and bigoted positions that have no room in the party that freed the slaves, fought for desegregation, and for the Civil Rights Movement. Trump on numerous times has retweeted messages on Twitter that have been posted by Ku Klux Klan afflicted groups, white nationalist groups, and other racist groups. Is this what conservatism and the Republican Party has become? This is what the media wants to portray the party and conservatives as, and Trump supporters have allowed this. How can conservatives and Republicans support a man, who has railed against immigrants of any kind and has on numerous occasions called Hispanics “drug dealers” and “rapist”? Or a guy who wants to ban all Muslims and make a database of Muslims in the United Sates? How can a conservative or Republican support a guy who wants such a large amount of government overreach and is so anti-immigrant that he wants to ban all foreigners unless they are white in skin color? America was built on immigrants from numerous countries, including Trump’s family, who came from Germany Also Trump wants to build a wall along the Mexican border at a cost of 8 billion dollars and force mass deportations of all immigrants, his plan would destroy the United States economy.

There are many more reasons not to support Trump, but these are some of the biggest, these positions are a slap in the face of the values of the Republican Party and the values of conservatism. Trump’s positions are a xenophobic, racist, sexist, bigoted brand of populism similar to the “Know nothing party”. A vote for trump is a vote for everything opposite of conservatism and what the Republican Party stands for.  Republicans and conservatives claim that President Obama was not thoroughly vetted prior to becoming President, but they are failing to properly vet Trump. Trump has used illegal immigrants to build his “empire”, but now believes that all immigrants should be banned from the United States. Trump is wrong for conservatives and Republicans. Trump has supported Henry Reid and other high powered democrats. Trump is beholden to special interest such as big Wall Street banks and his supporters claim he has no ties to special interest.  I implore you to vote against Trump on Super Tuesday.

Racist, Neo-Confederate group, main group against Spotsylvania Mosque


Some may know that the Islamic Center on Fredericksburg which is currently located on Harrison Road in Western Spotsylvania County, across from the Harrison’s Crossing Shopping Center has a zoning permit in front of the Spotsylvania Planning Commission to move the Islamic Center to bigger location off of Old Plank Road and Andora Drive in Spotsylvania County. Opposition has mainly focused on bigoted hate speech by those who do not support the Islamic Center moving to a bigger location on land the center owns.


One such group which seems to be the main opponents of the Islamic Center’s move is a group calling itself Southern Occupants United Through Heritage or S.O.U.T.H. This same group has hosted confederate flag rallies throughout Central Virginia and has gone to D.C. to hold a confederate flag rally. The group can be found on Facebook under “Central VA Confederate Flag Rallies”.


The group based off Facebook post and videos has a very secessionist, neo-confederate tone. They have included videos on Facebook, calling African-American’s in D.C. “Ghetto Savages” because residents on D.C. did not take kindly to them carrying confederate flags through the streets of the city. Another video shows a man holding a sign in front of the Islamic Center in Spotsylvania stating “No Jihad in Dixie”; the sign was produced by the Neo-confederate group, the league of the South.


The League of the South is a racist, neo-confederate group based in Alabama. The group wants to establish a European-American dominated south and secede from the United States. The group has been involved in numerous incidents of hate speech and has also stated “the Jews control the United States” and “Blacks would be defeated in a race war”. This group S.O.U.T.H. also conducted a rally across from The Islamic Center of Fredericksburg, which was reminiscent of Klan rally’s in the 1960’s. The group sat across from the center, holding confederate flags and sign denouncing Islam, the only items missing were white hood and sheets.



The Islamic Center of Fredericksburg has been cited by many individuals in the community as being a huge supporter of many organizations such as Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire and Rescue, who are currently their neighbor at their current location. The center also operates a food pantry to provide to children in the Fredericksburg Area, whose families cannot provide meals to their children.  The Islamic Center of Fredericksburg has been a great member of the Community of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania and should be allowed to expand their center on their land in the county.


So who really would trust a racist, bigoted group of people, who have no knowledge of The United States Constitution, The Bill of Rights, or The Virginia Declaration of Religious Freedom because they oppose The Islamic Center of Fredericksburg? To make matters worse this same group must not know that people have the right to do what they want to do with their land. So in the ending the group S.O.U.T.H. or whoever they are need to research government and our founding documents before commenting or protesting issues. This same group S.O.U.T.H. will also have a float at the Stafford County Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 19th, I ask for the organizers of this event not to allow a racist, bigoted, hate filled group be allowed to participate in the parade.



On the Right Endorses Mitt Romney

Over the last 4 years the United States has been battling out of a rescission, continued to be threatened by our enemies across the globe, and been hampered with an enormous amount of debt. Barack Obama was elected on a wave of “hope and change”, since his election what has changed?  Gas prices when President Obama was elected average $1.80 a gallon in the United States, gas is now averaging over $3.80 a gallon. Consumer prices have risen dramatically. Food prices have sky rocketed, electric rates have increased by over 15%, and more American’s are unemployed then when President Obama was elected, including millions who have left the labor market due to lack of available jobs (“Our current price,” 2012, Muha, Egan, 2012) . Unemployment has been over 8.0% for all but one month of the Obama Presidency.  This is all, while American’s income has declined due to higher taxes and lower waged employment. So what exactly has President Obama changed, he has hurt the middle class and the pain will continue if reelected, taxes will increase in 2014 because of the Obama Healthcare Bill. Medical devices such as blood testing machines for diabetics, splint, crutches, and anything that is considered a medical device will have a new 10% tax then. Middle Class American’s without health insurance will have to pay a $1,400 tax. Other taxes will also increase under a 2nd Obama term and energy, food and consumer prices will increase as companies pass the taxes on to the buyer. Obama as president has cut American domestic energy production and denied the drilling for oil in numerous locations including Virginia, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Outside of the horrible current economic situation in the United Sates we are still engaged in the War on Terror, now while President Obama has conducted the war a lot better than I expected his overall foreign policy has been a jumbled mess. His constant apology tour has weakened our standing in the world. His inability to determine that the attack on the United States Embassy in Libya and killing of 4 American’s was a terror attack for 14 days shows a lack of leadership. Russia and China have continued to undermine American interest throughout the world, with no response from President Obama. Mitt Romney will continue to fight terrorist were they exist, and will stop apologizing to other countries for American greatness.

Mitt Romney has an economic plan that will get America back on track by lowering taxes on all American’s, investing in American energy resources, and putting America back on the right path to prosperity. The decrease in taxes will allow American’s to spend and invest more money, thus strengthening the economy and creating jobs. This is why On the Right will endorse Mitt Romney for President of the United States.



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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to Everybody.

Introducing Virginian’s Against Ron Paul

Since there are only two choices in the GOP Virginia Primary next year, I am introducing a group to show Virginian’s the real Ron Paul. The racist, anti-Semitic, and loony Ron Paul. Go check the group out here.


Virginia’s Against Ron Paul

Proof Ron Paul is not a Republican

A website called “blue republican” is urging democrats to switch to Republican, to vote for the loon of the century Ron Paul. Just what we need in the Republican party, a bunch of code pink nuts. More proof Ron Paul is not what we need in the GOP.

RIP Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse

Taken from WSLS-News 10-Roanoke

Virginia Tech has named the campus police officer who was shot and killed.

He was 39-year-old Deriek Crouse, of Christiansburg. WSLS had learned who the officer was, but held off from reporting his name until Virginia Tech formally released it.

Crouse joined the Virginia Tech Police Department in October of 2007, and is survived by his wife, five children and step-children.

Officer Crouse was also a member of the Virginia Tech Police emergency response team, since February of this year.

Before joining the Virginia Tech Police Dept., Crouse worked at the New River Valley Jail, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and is an Army veteran.

"A date which will live in infamy" The attack on Pearl Harbor

70 years ago today,on December 7th, 1941, the Japanese navy sneak attacked the American Navel base, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, a total of 2,402 Americans killed and an additional 1,282 wounded. The attack was the beginning of America’s entrance into World War II.

Great analysis on Virginia’s election

The Wall Street Journal has a great analysis on the elections in Virginia.

State House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong felt compelled to run an ad protesting that it was a “stretch” for his GOP opponent to “compare me to Barack Obama.” After all, he was “pro-life, pro-gun and I always put Virginia first.” (Mr. Armstrong lost on Tuesday.)

Virginia Democrats were happy to identify with one top official: Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell, who is providing a lesson in the benefits of smart GOP governance in battleground states. Criticized as being too socially conservative for Virginia when he was elected in 2009, Mr. McDonnell has won over voters by focusing on the economy and jobs. His approval ratings are in the 60s, and he helped raise some $5 million for local candidates. He’s popular enough that Democrats took to including pictures of him in their campaign literature, and bragging that they’d worked with him.

Sure seems that Virginia is a dark red state again. I seriously do not see Obama winning Virginia next year, nor do I see Tim Kaine winning his senate election against George Allen.