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Friends of Delegate Bob Marshall

Virginia State Delegate and Statesman

Website: http://delegatebob.com/
Location: 13th House District
Members: 86
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2012

Bob Marshall interviewed by Crystal Clear Conservative

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Delegate Bob Marshall - A True Statesman for Virginia

Started by Donna Holt (dljholt) May 14, 2009.

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Comment by Lester Gabriel on February 16, 2012 at 9:55am

I HOPE MANY OF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN BOB'S CAMPAIGN.  SEE bobmarshall2012.org. 

Comment by Donna Holt (dljholt) on March 2, 2010 at 8:00am
Does Virginia Senator Richard L. Saslaw Need a Lesson in History?

In a stunning remark made by Senator Richard L. Saslaw in the Commerce and Labor Committee yesterday afternoon, he made it obvious he does not understand the role of state government. It brings into question whether he is qualified to do his job as a legislator of the Commonwealth.

Delegate Robert G. Marshall’s Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act, HB10, which had already passed in the House, was being considered by Chairman Saslaw’s senate committee. The bill states that “No law shall restrict an individual’s natural right and power of contract to choose private health care systems or private plans”. Delegate Marshall argued that “never has Congress mandated that individuals buy anything”. Senator Saslaw stunned members of the tea party movement in attendance in support of the measure with his comment “you’re telling me that we’re going to tell Congress what to do? Congress can do whatever it wants.”

Senator Saslaw demonstrates that he doesn’t know that it was the states that created the federal government, wrote the U.S. Constitution, and insisted on a Bill of Rights to spell out what the government can do.

Senator Saslaw makes it clear that he believes his role as a state legislator is to serve as an arm of the federal government and administer to it rather than defend state’s rights against the overreaching power by the federal government to ensure the sovereignty of the state.

History tells us that the states didn't want to lose the ability to make regional decisions nor to be subject to a greater authority. The Framers wanted to assure that the states would remain largely in charge within their own borders.

They felt so strongly about this principle that they codified it in law as the Tenth Amendment:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

When legislators of the Commonwealth do not understand the job they were elected to do, it is questionable whether they should keep it. Perhaps Senator Saslaw should take a lesson in history.

To the surprise of supporters of the HB10, Senator Normant first vote "no" effectively killing the bill. Delegate Marshall's appeal to the Senator to move to substitute the language for the language of Senator Vogel's SB417, already passed by the committee, put it up for a second vote and was reported with a vote of 8 - 7. It will now go to the Senatoe floor for a vote.
Comment by Joe Marshall on February 27, 2010 at 12:40am
Thank you to all who have and continue to support my father. My family will continue the fight against Obamacare and for an ever growing constitutional minded majority in the General Assembly.

Here are some excellent press pieces on my dad:

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/state_regiona...

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/virginiapolitics/2010/02/marshall_...

Thank you for your support and to keep continuing the fight for liberty in Virginia!
Comment by Donald E. Scoggins on February 26, 2010 at 10:11pm
Views expressed by Delegate Bob Marshall provided an intellectual basis against abortion in ways many folks have not given much thought.
Comment by Joshua Huffman on February 25, 2010 at 12:57am
Bob Marshall is and continues to be one of our best legislators in Richmond. I, like the rest of you, am concerned about this recent issue and wrote about it on my blog. http://virginiaconservative.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/oh-bob/
Still not quite sure what sort of impact this event may have, but I hope it is minimal.
Comment by Harry Holt on February 24, 2010 at 11:23pm
Thanks for posting that, George. I'm sending it to a couple of friends that saw that quote and decided right away that Bob was completely crazy, even when I tried to tell them what he is really like.

Hopefully this will clear things up for them - it does a much better job of explaining it. There are people trying to turn this into a "macaca" moment for Marshall, it would be a real tragedy to let that happen.
Comment by George Dodge on February 24, 2010 at 9:57pm
As you all know, Delegate Bob Marshall has come under attack for daring to challenge the funding of Planned Parenthood.

A response to the Gainsville Times article has been posted on the Citizen-Patriot Blog, please go and read the response and make a comment to the posting supporting Bob.

Thanks.
Comment by Donna Holt (dljholt) on December 18, 2009 at 7:44am
Please join me in drafting Bob Marshall for U.S. Senate in 2012. If you support drafting Bob Marshall to run for U.S. Senate in 2012, please email me at dljholt@gmail.com with your pledge of support. Draft Bob Marshall website to come soon.

http://www.rpvnetwork.org/group/draftbobmarshallforussenate2012?xg_...
Comment by Lester Gabriel on December 2, 2009 at 10:23pm
I recommend that all of Bob's friends who haven't already done so join Steve Hunt's Group on this site and on FACEBOOK. Steve is the Republican nominee for the Senate seat being vacated as Ken Cuccinelli move on to the A.G.'s office.
Comment by Michael H. Smith on November 7, 2009 at 1:00pm
Let me add my congratulations for, as usual, a job well done. You are the conscience, and the brains of the Republican Party. Don't let them wear you down!
 

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