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June 15, 2020 · OPINION

Supporting John Lesinski for 5th District House seat

John Lesinski
By Anne Nelson
Marshall

I am writing to express my support for John Lesinski’s campaign for Congress to represent Virginia’s 5th District in the House.

Mr. Lesinski is an exceptional candidate with leadership experience, business knowledge and the progressive mindset that both the district and the commonwealth need. His 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, small business ownership, two elected official positions and countless outreach connections exemplify why he is the person we need to represent us in Congress.

Mr. Lesinski and his campaign champion an array of important and extremely relevant issues. He is committed to:

• Mitigating climate change by promoting new energy policies, environmental and water protections, and renewable energy sources.

• Working toward a universal healthcare option to provide more accessible and affordable healthcare and protect women’s and reproductive rights.

• Improving rural infrastructure, not only keeping roads, bridges and tunnels in good repair, but also expanding rural broadband.

• Striving for a world with equality and equal opportunities for all people through criminal justice reform and protection of LGBTQ rights.

As we watch many of our nation’s leaders falter and struggle to meet the people’s needs, we should all hope to see leaders like Mr. Lesinski in our future. His dedication, integrity and leadership are what we need in Congress.

Please, join me in voting for Mr. Lesinski in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 23.
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AmericanPatriot · June 22, 2020 at 5:40 pm
Best president since George Washington
Rover 530 · June 22, 2020 at 12:41 pm
Except the biggest problem facing America...the one in the White House.
AmericanPatriot · June 21, 2020 at 9:09 am
Every single problem area in America is run by democrats. The last thing America needs is more of them in office.
Jeffersonian American · June 21, 2020 at 9:01 am
Mr. Lesinski and his Interfaith Center Democrat Party supporters of Black Lives Matter / Antifa gatherings nationwide know exactly what kind instability they want to impose in American towns and counties across America, but their (largely white) Dupe Supporters don't seem to understand that niceties, a soft touch, appeasement and rewarding the bad behavior of one race for decades is exactly why SOME now feel emboldened to destroy historic American monuments while having no factual knowledge of that history they profess to hate. Yet many of these Americans have been given special status and have been treated like children for FAR TOO LONG. It is plain that "equality" is not what they now demand. Having received untold trillions of dollars in special treatment as reward for their tantrums, the Black Lives Matter / Antifa Terrorists and their White Liberal Dupes now have nothing left to demand except that they be allowed to riot, pillage, loot and burn without consequence. You can't have a honest conversation with someone about race or bias if the BLM / Antifa mobs and their ignorant Dupe White Sympathizers are no different today than the old Klu Klux Klan.

Hardworking, industrious Americans of all races today cannot give or bestow upon anyone what it takes to improve their lot in life and money can't buy it. Help can't be given if the premises are false. It's called appeasement- and it only results in more of the same behavior, as those appeased once are never satisfied.

As to dependency among the Black Lives Matter mobs and their racist supporters, that is a conversation that needs to occur, since there are elements of truth in these statements. Some people can't handle the truth. What can I tell you about that man or woman in front of me with their hand out making demands while their associates destroy our American heritage in the public square across America? Simply that person is not my equal. Many would call me a racist for that question and yet I did not speak of race at all. Yet am I wrong? No, they demand "Equality" and they demand "Free" claiming they deserve it all without earning- how is that equal to those of all races currently producing in our society? It is long past time for Honest Genuine Equality- time to eliminate the Welfare State and tell them to go get a job or make their own law-abiding job and earn that which they claim they deserve, that is a true and honest Equality! When your results are the product of your investment, be it time, labor or intellect, when American citizens of all races and backgrounds are expected to reap what they sow- then and only then will there be Equality- an Equality not measured in outcome but only in opportunity! Since the 1960s, hardworking American Producers have, through Affirmative Action and countless other confiscatory wealth transfer programs- bent over backwards to level that field of opportunity. Now over two generations of sacrifice by all working Americans and the White Race specifically- and nothing good for our society has been gained. Just how is that possible? Maybe the problem is in what we are doing, allowing politicians to campaign on those massive handouts instead of simply demanding people be responsible for themselves and their offspring. In reality, Democrats and far too many Big Government Republican Establishment politicians seeking votes have NO desire to fix the problem.

Today we are witnessing the grandchildren of FDR's New Deal and LBJ's Great Society and Obama's "Black Lives Matter" and "Antifa" offspring hold out their hands for the Welfare State. It's past time for Affirmative Action and all the racial set-asides, preferences, and giveaways to end. Americans of all races can only be free when the government quits interfering with their well being. Far too many on welfare have abused it for decades with multiple generations of abusers from the same offspring. How can we expect any American to take pride in anything they do if it is not earned?

Far too many Black Americans- and far too many of their White Dupes remain dependent on others since slavery ended in America, preferring not to assimilate into American society like other ethnic groups and working classes who diligently work to pave the road while others gather to march on it.

President Johnson was a master at manipulating poor and ignorant people looking for a free handout. Like drugs, once you are hooked on Welfare in all of its many forms today, you will kill before you have to give it up. This addiction has been going on for over a half century now- and these Welfare Addicts are now rioting, looting, destroying and burning everything they hate in the streets across America where law and order are not being enforced or restored out of Political Correctness Run Amok.

Now here are the beginnings of a REAL and HONEST campaign debate in America today.
fmstdd · June 20, 2020 at 1:54 am
Yes..let's follow blindly and vote for this person. For those of you who know what's going on with brainwashed zombies....do the right thing. Tell your family, your kids, your friends who will actually listen...to never vote Democrat ever again. America is on fire...and this activist posing as a reporter is telling you to vote for this wonderful person.
I come from a third world country. This is what America will be like soon. Three generations of brainwashing people...and this is what we are getting for it now.
You want downtown Warrenton to become a mini hub for liberal garbage spewing? You want cops not to come when you need help? (By the way...for those of you who hate cops, call a crack head next time you need help, let us know how it works out for you)
America was founded on Christian and Judaic Values...and they are slowly taking all that America was built on...and torching it. I read these liberal threads and it saddens me to see Americans like Sharlene so brainwashed.

America is losing it's soul and it's humanity, when you put liberals in power.

Vote for every single election, Republican. Trump may not have a brain to mouth filter.....but he's trying to do some good things for this country...which we really need. Antifa...BLM...are all hate groups. I should know as I am a retired police officer a moral officer, until BLM declared war on all cops in 2014.

Liberals poison your minds and your souls...don't give into them.

VOTE AMERICAN...VOTE REPUBLICAN ALWAYS.

I know some of you will make your stupid little comments. Go ahead...it does not bother me as I know you are brainwashed...and I have better things to do with my time to read your pathetic atempts at demonizing what I say. Have a nice day.
AmericanPatriot · June 19, 2020 at 9:54 am
Its amusing to hear about science from the people who are so perplexed over which bathroom to use
nonewtaxes · June 19, 2020 at 9:28 am
democrats and science:

kungflu very bad, wear a mask and stay home, keep economy closed

floyd is a call to protest, no more stay at home, get out and riot

trump rally, stay at home, bad to get people together

Dear democrats, science doesn't change to suit your politics. You try to change science, you try to change history, you try to change economics... you just aint dealing in reality.
nonewtaxes · June 18, 2020 at 11:14 pm
Yeah $3.8T but not because of socialism but a man made disaster of the kunglfu enable by prior administrations. Take out kungflu, it was not a policy decision, and calculate again.

I dont know nothing about slurring his words. I watched some of his rallies and he speaks pretty good english. Lock her up comes out pretty good. Build the wall comes out pretty good. Sleepy Joe comes out pretty good. Lower taxes comes out pretty good. Those are the words I want to hear.

$3.8t republican deal?? I guess you didnt see the vote count or you ignored it because you cant deal with reality. nancy pepsi is all smiles as she holds a copy of the bill.

J_Guye · June 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm
Well nonewtaxes, we apparently agree that the current administration (Republican) is on pace to increase the deficit by $3.812 TRILLION, and definitely agree that any Biden/Trumpf (Drumpf) debate could result in a landslide.

Just look at how DJT is slurring words, or says his father was born in Germany (it was his grandfather), talks about "Tim Apple" rather than Tim Cook (CEO of Apple), shuffles down the ramp at West Point, refers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “Betanyahu.”
nonewtaxes · June 18, 2020 at 5:17 pm
Lets have real science - democrat style.

Kungflu super bad, dont open the economy, stay inside, wear a mask. Then comes floyd. Science changed, go out, stand together, riot. How the science changed because the of the death of floyd is beyond scientific explanation.

More science? Alzheimers seen on mri? Get Biden a scan.

Power imbalance? Obama loss more cases in front of the supreme court than any president in history. Talk about a corrupt grab for power.

Biden doesn't even know its 2020. He gets up in the morning, changes his diaper, has a plate of mush and then vegitates all the day long.

Trump/Biden debate will be the funniest show all year. Too bad biden wants to not have a debate. If the public saw first hand how senile he's become it'd be a bigger landslide than it may be now.

J_Guye · June 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm
Vote Republican and support the status quo - growing deficits, "alternative facts," power imbalance, pretend science.

Trump 2020. Drink the bleach
AmericanPatriot · June 18, 2020 at 1:08 pm
Now many citizens will boycott Old Town Warrenton on Saturdays- and business owners will suffer the greatest economic harm from the "Radical Interfaith" Anitfa/BLM organized demonstrations.

Don't worry, the town council stands ready and willing to bail them out for any inconvience they may experience during the riots sure to come when these sniveling juvenile delinquents don't get their way.
AmericanPatriot · June 18, 2020 at 1:05 pm
Liberals own every major segment of America. Media, sports, academia, entertainment, big tech - so the solution to all these ills plaguing America is to elect even more democrats?

Deworm America

Vote republican, vote American 2020
Jeffersonian American · June 18, 2020 at 11:13 am
Does candidate Lesinski support the local Chicago-Alinskyite organized, "religious Interfaith" Antifa/Black Lives Matter Democrats who announced their plan to stage demonstrations every Saturday morning in Warrenton's Courthouse Square "from 10:00 to 10:45 AM," beginning Saturday, June 20th and every Saturday morning through Labor Day Weekend? Not only do many citizens take these Antifa/BLM demonstrations very seriously as direct threats against our community tranquility, safety and property, it is an economic disaster for the Old Town Warrenton businesses already struggling to survive the Wuhan Red Death; and now those Main Street businesses and Town politicians can expect most residents and former Saturday morning Warrenton customers, shoppers, and diners to avoid this Antifa / Black Lives Matter Hot Zone- every Saturday from now through Labor Day- further decimating their businesses and prospects for survival.

With these latest rounds of planned weekly, sustained, in your face race agitation- Warrenton is galloping to become the next Selma, Alabama- a once charming, bustling, thriving Southern town that over the past 55 years, has deteriorated into a sad, boarded-up, economically distressed community that today personifies everything Antifa and Black Lives Matter seek in their vision for America.

Modern Democrat Party supporters simply won't leave the rest of us Americans alone- they seek to control every aspect of our everyday lives- from how we all think, to radicalism and Cultural Marxism taught in the public schools at taxpayer expense; to always raise our oppressive local, State and Federal taxes; they want One World Government Globalism; they promote Junk Science in their bid to control the world population and steer it back into another thousand years of darkness, poverty, serfdom, feudalism and cities around the world with pestilence in the streets; they promote destruction of America's historic monuments which honor all the blacks, whites, slaves and freemen who fought for Southern independence in the Confederate States of America and other irrational, historically-ignorant Confederaphobia, representing the very worst kinds of intolerance, hatred and bigotry, now targeting all nobler aspects and figures of our American history; and now they want to shove in our faces in every town and county across America- the concept of justice can be based on the idea that the lives of one race matter while the lives of others do not- when in fact the opposite is true- the most essential criterion of justice is that it must be blind.

What do sincere protesters, Dupes and the Antifa/Black Lives Matter organizers and foot soldiers have in common by participating in these demonstrations? Both have lost sight of a true and honest sense of justice. It is not "just" to focus on only one black victim of violence while ignoring the fatal violence suffered by 17,300 others each year, including over 6,000 whites. No legitimate conception of justice can be based on the idea that the lives of one race matter while the lives of others do not. But this is what the Anitfa/Black Lives Matter and their white Dupes are demanding.

By limiting their protests to the death of George Floyd, "genuine" protesters — those whom Joe Biden encourages on the streets night after night — reveal their lack of compassion for others who died unjustly.

What "genuine" protesters and Dupes share with Antifa/Black Lives Matter is a callous rejection of the idea that justice is blind. Antifa/Black Lives Matter would destroy our legal system, burn our government buildings, and assault the police who maintain order.

"Justice for one race" is not an acceptable idea. It sounds a great deal like the fascist doctrine of race superiority that the Floyd protesters claim to be opposing.

Everything Democrats and fake news media want always harm Americans. Democrat policies have destroyed black families. Democrat-controlled cities have record high black-on-black crime. Democrat sanctuary cities coddle illegals who rape and murder Americans. Democrats twisted Trump's commonsense mission to make America great again to spark racial hate. The George Floyd Riots mark Democrats' and fake news media's new level of sociopathic aggression, instigating the killing of police officers and everyday Americans while claiming the moral high ground. They have unleashed an army of domestic terrorists to beat us into submission to their social-justice, anti-Christian, and anti-American agenda.

These diverse elements in and near Warrenton Courthouse Square recent weekends- now promising demonstrations every Saturday morning on Main Street in Warrenton- dangerously elevate what we are seeing across the nation on television- Democrats attempting to defend the indefensible. Now many citizens will boycott Old Town Warrenton on Saturdays- and business owners will suffer the greatest economic harm from the "Radical Interfaith" Anitfa/BLM organized demonstrations.
Truepat · June 18, 2020 at 8:57 am
The comments are mute, you can't argue with the forlorn, save your blood pressure, the only way to make the change is to vote, as if the 2nd amendment mess wasn't compelling enough....😊
Pete Nowotny · June 18, 2020 at 8:20 am
Democrats own every single ghetto in the USA and that's their plan for Virginia. Blackface Northam is working on it already.
AmericanPatriot · June 18, 2020 at 6:56 am
Deworm America.

Vote republican 2020.
Rover 530 · June 17, 2020 at 3:25 pm
I see a lot of Birchers and LaRouchies in here with their baseless, off-the-wall comments. Those on the fringes are still out there.
Gonearethedays · June 17, 2020 at 5:59 am
Sharlene, we see Committed Marxism comes in many different candidate forms, backgrounds and color hues. This one merely resembles many others who have embraced Barack Hussein Obama Barry Soetoro's championed fundamental transformation of America and the other recent Biden/Clinton Crime Family political cancers unleashed across our beloved country.

I am horrified and revulsed by any person today openly supporting the Democrat Party planks of Socialism, Marxism and Communism even as it now can be easily known that it’s a system causing death, destruction and misery everywhere it has been tried or imposed upon the American people.
nonewtaxes · June 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm
black and brown citizens uncomfortable since the birth of the nation? You aint up to date Sharlene. the 1619 project blames america for slavery even before the founding of the country. THe pilgrims??? They aint had nothing to do with america seeing how they be going for religious liberty. I wonder if the mayflower had any slaves on it.

I be grateful for the circumstances in which I was born and I want to see them continue. I, nor anybody alive and protesting today was alive when the country was founded. How the heck could they have ever experienced the racism that existed then.

Systematic racism? Consider that there has been a black president, senators, members of congress, and jurists. Consider that there have been black CEOs, business owners, teachers, preachers, actors, athlete, and skilled labor in unions. All of this would argue against systematic racism.

Just for the heck of it let me ask you this: can a black person be racist?





DonkeyFarmer · June 16, 2020 at 4:47 pm
Brandonj is exactly right.

If you had a job that was too dangerous to risk injuring or killing a slave that you owned, they would say "just use an Irishman" because if he died you wouldn't lose any property.

In many respects, Irish, Chinese, Italians, Japanese, and Germans while not slaves, were treated just as badly. They have been able to overcome this and even thrive.

The Chinese in the West and the Irish in the East were practically enslaved and used to build the Transcontinental Railroad. When one would die they would just be tossed into the canyon and work would continue.

This movement is not about police misconduct anyway, as you can see it has become a wish-list of every progressive idea they have wanted for 50 years.

In The District they just had a Black-Trans protest and tied it to BLM. What does that have to do with police conduct? Defacing statues, burning down churches, removing statues.... Isn't that exactly what the Taliban does?
brandonj · June 16, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Every immigrant nationality has been judged and treated unfairly at some point in American history. It's time to grow up and stop blaming everyone else. The statistics claiming systemtic racism just don't hold water. Enjoy living in your world of revisionist history.
sharlene · June 16, 2020 at 3:17 pm
I'm sorry you are uncomfortable, I really am, I know it's unsettling. But many black and brown citizens have been made to feel inferior and uncomfortable in our country since the birth of our nation. Real Change comes with some chaos but most protests have been peaceful. Be grateful for the circumstances into which you were born and stand up for what is right.
MrsSilenceDoGood · June 16, 2020 at 1:59 pm
Well, Sharlene, the current evidence is that you are 100% wrong. If you have a democrat mayor, police chief, politicians, etc etc etc, how can you blame republicans? How? Lawlessness is antithetical to the republican platform, but is the shofar of the dems. Pete Nowatny is spot on.
Pete Nowotny · June 16, 2020 at 1:02 pm
Did you watch any news lately, sharlene? Lawlessness is what Democrats are creating in their cities. ANTIFA and BLM are democrat supported and paid Sturmabteilung. Democrats are party of hate and intolerance.
sharlene · June 16, 2020 at 12:19 pm
Republicans will always try to scare you into voting for them. They are the ones who have created the inequality and they are the ones that need to step aside or work together for all. Lawlessness is not what Democrats want. But police lawlessness, bullying by those in power, the incredibly unbalanced wealth and unmitigated greed of corporate America are what Democrats are fighting against. You can continue to be spoon-fed your hate of "the other" or you can vote for real change and real peace and vote Democrat.
MrsSilenceDoGood · June 16, 2020 at 10:12 am
If you long for the democrat-controlled governments enjoyed by Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Seattle where crime is rampant, people are defecating in the streets, and homeless people everywhere, vote for Lesinski and the other democrats. That's exactly what you'll get in return. Democrats promise freedom, but only deliver regressive lawlessness and chaos. These folks aren't progressives... we can find them in the failures of the not-to-distant past. They're regressive, not progressive.
Pete Nowotny · June 16, 2020 at 6:30 am
Virginia needs him like a hole in the head.
sharlene · June 15, 2020 at 10:15 pm
His platform agrees with mine, my vote will be for Mr. Lesinski.
twotterpilot · June 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm
Jay U: what is there in women's health issues, mitigating climate change or insuring equality for ALL citizens that you find "unreal" and "touchy-feely"?? Mr. Lesinski is concerned over matters that affect us all and is a breath of fresh air in 5th Congressional District politics. Thanks to Anne Nelson for outlining his platform in a concise and accurate manner. It will be a pleasure to vote for him on June 23rd.
Jay U · June 15, 2020 at 4:27 pm
Thanks for sharing his platform with us.. I am not in favor of any of these platform issues and it looks like he could have picked some "real" issues that would create jobs and make our community better. I only see emotional issues that are "touchy-feely" (other than infrastructure) and lack depth for someone that wants to represent us in the 5th district.
Rover 530 · June 15, 2020 at 2:34 pm
I agree that John is the best candidate for the 5th District and strongly support his nomination.
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