OCTOBER 15, 2021

PO Box 223, Willis VA 24380

If you care about: 

by Michael Gale

If you care about:

  • Election integrity,
  • Defense of life,
  • Control & privacy over your own
    medical choices,
  • Fair treatment of all children in
    schools, and you’re not excited
    about voting; please read this article.

“I’m not going to allow parents to come into schools and actually take books out, make their own decisions.” “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” 

–McAuliffe, 9/28/21 debate

There is much more at stake than who is elected Governor when the votes get counted. Mr. McAuliffe and the Democratic Party of Virginia do not think that parents should make their own decisions. Not about education. Not about self-defense. Not about medical decisions. Not about how to guide their own children through puberty and self-awareness.

The Governor of Virginia makes about 900 appointments to boards, commissions, and advisory groups. The party that receives the most votes for a governor determines the composition of the State Board of Elections and the County Boards of Elections. The only group in Virginia government that has more control over the election process is our representatives in the General Assembly.

The Governor appoints the Virginia State Board of Education, which the General Assembly then approves. This state’s policies, quality, and education content are determined and guided by the people who sit on the SBoE. This election provides a chance to change both who does the appointing and who does the approving in the House of Delegates.

Many times during the last six months we have heard from the Superintendent and the Floyd County School Board that they are forced by law or policy to disregard the expressed will of the citizens of our county. Each of those statements added a pebble to the side of a scale for reasons you need to vote in this election.

“We need to do everything we can, …, I think we need & I’m proud I tell my [sic] private businesses all the time I hope you mandate vaccines for people, till we make it hard for people to get on planes, go to movie theaters, people just aren’t going to do it. What I’m worried about is that, I’m vaccinated but someone else isn’t and I take that home”

McAuliffe, HIMSS21 Keynote,
Aug 16, 2021.


Have you been threatened with losing your job or your privacy over a vaccination?

“I encourage everyone to get the vaccine, but no one should be forced to disclose their vaccination status, especially not to liberal hack reporters at CNN.” 

Winsome Sears, the Republican
candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Candidate Sears should excite your interest if you listen to her, read about her. Sears and Youngkin have clearly said in multiple statements that getting a vaccination for COVID-19 is a personal choice. Please emphasize that word, choice. McAuliffe and the rest of his party, from Richmond to DC, want to remove choice from your life.

“[McAuliffe] will ban the sale of assault weapons and get high-capacity magazines and ghost guns off of our streets.”

Do we need any more explicit statement beyond the previous Governor’s actions that McAuliffe will be the most anti-self-defense Governor in Virginia’s history? While Sears will be casting tie-breaking votes in the Virginia Senate, candidate for 7th District Delegate to the Virginia House Marie March will be casting votes. She has made it clear that she is pro-life, intends to introduce and support bills protecting your personal rights to go to church, choose self-defense, and choose the morals taught to your children. March is quite clear that she wishes to serve the people of this area when she goes to Richmond. Her opponent has made it clear that he chooses to associate himself with a party of people that expect us to serve them and support their priorities for our personal choices.

We do not have to wait for the Governor’s appointments. There are local candidates for the Floyd County Board of Education. If you want to “follow the science” and not the social agenda that benefits only a few, consider these candidates as reasons to go vote. Gene Bishop has served as Indian Valley’s representative 


The Front Porch

Around the Table

This week:

Funding the Democrats’ Spending Spree

The Dalton Gang and Floyd County

Daily Life Getting You Down?

Voting Season:  What is at stake? 

For Our Own Understanding

Lady Buffs Volleyball

The Back Porch

Down the Road


Calendar of Events

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for years with the support of conservatives.   Write-in candidate Debra M. Johnson for Indian Valley representative on the School Board and others have documented the recurring language of Critical Race Theory in school board documents. Running for the Floyd County School Board in Courthouse District is Renee Metcalf. Like her opponent, she is an educator with years of experience. Unlike her opponent, she does not agree with McAuliffe’s view of parents. Metcalf wants parents to talk to her, to tell her what they think are important policy considerations.

In researching this article, this came as a surprise. The current website of does not have the Seal of Virginia on it. Let’s use the ballot box to bring down the tyrants running for public office.

David Whitaker Runs For Mayor

David Whitaker, a council member on the Floyd Town Council, has announced his write-in candidacy for Mayor of the Town of Floyd. Whitaker’s campaign was announced on October 5, 2021.  Motivated by a lack of respect for property rights and free speech in the town, he decided it was time for a change. The change started with challenging the current Mayor, who has run unopposed since the town council appointed him. 

Whitaker, who has served on the town council since 2020, believes that the Mayor of Floyd needs to represent all the town’s residents, avoid partisanship and favoritism. The past 18 months have shown him that the town must plan ahead for the future to maintain and update critical infrastructure and secure financial growth for the future.  Whitaker’s respect for religion, law enforcement, town history, and commitment to increased development through private entrepreneurship will be his guide in leading the town of Floyd when he is elected Mayor.


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