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October 9, 2020

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Greenway extension cost

$1.1 million

The amount Fauquier County will pay Lorton-based Shirley Contracting Co. to construct a nearly one-mile paved extension of the Warrenton Branch Greenway.

That improvement to the 1.4-mile greenway will link the pedestrian trail to the county-owned Stafford Farm along Meetze Road just east of town.

Construction could begin in January and be completed by the end of November 2021, county Parks and Recreation Director Gary Rzepecki said.

Fauquier’s board of supervisors Thursday unanimously approved the contract.


African American men in Fauquier County voted for the first on Oct. 22, 1867.

That spring, Congress passed the First Reconstruction Act that required the former Confederate states to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment before their U.S. House and Senate members could be seated.

“Twenty-four African Americans won election to the 1867-1868 Virginia Constitutional Convention, which created the Underwood Constitution (named for John C. Underwood, the federal judge who was president of the convention) that granted the vote to African American men but disenfranchised some former Confederates,” a Library of Virginia document says. “When it was ratified late in 1869 and went into effect in January 1870, the provisions that disenfranchised former Confederates were deleted, and for the first time all adult Virginia men had the right to vote. That ended Congressional Reconstruction in Virginia

“That same year, ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibited the states from denying any man the right to vote because of his ‘race, color, or previous condition of servitude,’ meaning having been held in slavery.”

Virginia later took action to disenfranchise Black voters.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 finally restored the franchise.


The number of election officials the Fauquier County Registrar’s Office trained this week to work the polls on Nov. 3, according to Deputy Registrar Diane Dutton.

About 350 election officers will oversee Fauquier’s 21 voting precinct, including the central absentee location at the registrar’s office at 528 Waterloo Road in Warrenton, Mrs. Dutton said.

Depending their size, the precincts will have 10 to 17 election officials, she said.

The registrar’s office conducted two training sessions — one on Monday, the other on Thursday — at the Warrenton Community Center. The two-hour course covers election policies and procedures.

Poll chiefs get $200 for the day, assistant chiefs $150 and regular officers $125.

Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election workers arrive by 5 a.m. and typically leave around 8 p.m. That means they earn about $8.33 an hour.


Students had enrolled in Fauquier County Public Schools as of Sept. 30.

That represents a decrease of 7.6 percent from the same date a year ago, when enrollment stood at 11,100.

The number of students also declined by 89 since Sept. 4 of this year, when enrollment totaled 10,338.

Fauquier schools could lose more than $5 million in state funding, based on “average daily membership” in March, if enrollment holds steady in the spring semester.

Because of the pandemic and the public school system’s all-virtual instruction, private school enrollment and homeschooling have increased significantly. The county’s public schools plan to start “hybrid instruction,” with two days of in-person classes for students who select that option, on Nov. 9.


Fauquier County resident voted for Abraham Lincoln in the presidential election on Nov. 6, 1860.

Democrat John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky got 1,035 Fauquier votes, Constitutional Union candidate John Bell of Tennessee got 988 votes here and Democrat Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois received 29 votes.

Alexander Dixon case the lone Fauquier vote for Mr. Lincoln, the Republican victor, who carried 18 states with 1.86 million votes, 39.8 percent of the nationwide total.

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Jeffersonian American · October 10, 2020 at 7:50 am
SOME ADDED HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE: Why do you supposed only one resident of Fauquier County voted for Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 Election? Why was Abraham Lincoln elected U.S. President without carrying a single southern state and 39.8% of the national vote? Why did the citizens of Fauquier County, in the spring of 1861 after Lincoln announced his planned invasion of Virginia and the southern states by bloody force of arms, after the most careful and solemn debate, vote 1809 to 4 in favor of Virginia Secession?

Scholar James Kennedy offers that perspective well when he observes since Appomattox the people of Dixie have been “deliberately and systematically fed false information” that, today, causes them to question the truth about their ancestors and their Southern homeland. Southerners were once lauded for our post-Appomattox patriotic devotion to the United States and were allowed to celebrate our Confederate heritage— even the federal government joined the celebration of Confederate heroes. But that day is no more. The Yankee Empire and its sycophants in the media, academia, the entertainment industry, and the national political status quo are in the power position. They have decided it is time to rid their nation of all honorable mention of the South and its Confederate heritage. The people of the South have no effective way to resist—Southerners are powerless because we are stateless.

What does it mean to be a stateless people? The genocide of Armenian Christians by Turkish Muslims is an example of what happens to a stateless people. In the 4th century Armenia became the first country in the world to make Christianity its official religion. Eventually, Armenia was invaded and occupied by Turkish Muslims. Upwards of 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered by the Turkish government. Turks claimed that the slaughter was a “necessary war measure.” This Turkish excuse should sound familiar to Southerners who know the truth about the Yankee Empire’s invasion of the South. The cultural genocide of Native Americans is another example of what can happen to a people who do not have a government to defend their native interests. The Jewish people in Nazi Germany are another example of what can happen to stateless people. The English Empire’s treatment of conquered Scotland is an example of what happens to stateless people. After conquering Scotland, the English Empire conducted a campaign of cultural genocide against the stateless people of Scotland. The English prohibited the display of symbols (flags and monuments) and outlawed the celebration of festivals honoring traditional Scottish heritage. Stateless people are at the mercy of those who control the state. John C. Calhoun said it best when he wrote, “Only power can counter power, only tendency can counter tendency.” Stateless people are powerless people and therefore easy targets for genocide.

Opinion polls have documented that between 60 and 70 percent of Southerners want to keep symbols of their Confederate heritage. Yet, across the South, neo-Marxist mobs (actually they are the neo-Marxist shadow government’s storm troopers) have been allowed to deface and destroy monuments to our Confederate ancestors. Local and state Republican officials remained silent, or they actually joined the neo-Marxist in demanding, or submissively allowing, the removal of Confederate monuments, banning Confederate flags, and local Confederate re-enacting units from public parades. In Congress Republicans joined Democrats in voting to remove Confederate images from the U.S. capitol and voted for legislation containing language requiring the renaming of military bases named for Confederate officers. (CONTINUED NEXT POSTING)
Jeffersonian American · October 10, 2020 at 7:49 am
(CONTINUED) Perhaps the best example of Southerners being a stateless people is how the Republican controlled legislature of Mississippi nullified the will of Mississippi’s people by holding a special session to replace the state’s flag. The people, in a special ballot initiative, had previously voted to keep their flag. Republicans in the state legislature, and the Republican governor, nullified the will of the people. In a rogue session, specially designed to overthrow the will of the people, the “special” session voted and the governor then signed a bill to replace the state’s flag. The majority of Mississippi’s citizens are in fact stateless—they have no political entity to protect and promote their interest. The existing state government, elected by these same people, is nothing more than the Yankee Empire’s puppet government. As a puppet government it obediently did the will of its master—the Yankee Empire’s ruling elite and its politically correct shadow government. This is true not only for the people of Mississippi but for all Southerners—traditional conservative Southerners are a stateless people. “We the people of Dixie” are compelled to allow our interests to remain secondary to the will of the supreme federal government and its neo-Marxist shadow government that can muster riotous mobs to intimidate wimpy, Southern officials.

Stateless people are grist for the mill of cultural genocide and eventually actual genocide by death or replacement by re-population with foreign people who have no connection to the native culture. Repopulation was a major effort of the USSR during its occupation of the Baltic States. At one time there were almost as many “voting” Russians living in Estonia as there were native Estonians. The Chinese Communist are currently attempting to do the same thing in Tibet. Empires, including the Yankee Empire, know how to control a conquered people. Vae Vectus—woe to the conquered.

The gaslighting of Dixie will continue until the vast majority of Southerners have been conditioned (brainwashed) into feeling ashamed of their heritage. Two terms of Ronald Reagan did not save us, Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America” did not save us, and one or two terms of Donald Trump will not save us! If the traditional, conservative, Bible-Belt South is to survive, it will survive because Southerners took an audacious stand and initiated a social, moral, and political revolution.

Some Democrats will post that none of this history is true- and there is no push to exterminate Americans in our current time. Traditional Americans and Southerners, you'd better think again about what is being openly stated and broadcast in the Democrat-controlled national news media today:



Silii · October 9, 2020 at 4:53 pm
And, thank you John C. Underwood who began the long, arduous journey of guaranteeing enfranchisement for all African Americans without undue barriers and obstacles, a fight that continues to this day and this upcoming election.
Jerome Fields · October 9, 2020 at 12:24 pm
Thank you Alexander Dixon!
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