Building Blocks

  • Self
    • We are the foundation of Virginia.  Everything ultimately comes down to us as people.  How we act, react, and think, how productive we are.  In order to improve on the state, we must first improve ourselves.  It is important to be thinking clearly, staying fit to protect ourselves and others, and always learning in order to improve our ways of life.  We need to learn to take pride in our work, and responsibility for our actions no matter the consequences.
  • Family
    • Family is very important to the future of our country.  How you raise your kids effects how the next generation of US citizens and possibly Virginian citizens will behave and think.  It is important to have a strong relationship with your spouse in order to provide a stable environment for children, as well as being each others biggest supporters in all of our well thought out decisions.
  • Neighborhood/Community
    • Strong bonds between neighbors is a must have.  It allows us to not only have someone we can borrow sugar from, but also helps build a strong security network for the protection of people and property.  Have social interaction not only helps you (your health and prevents loneliness/depression), but it also helps the society as a whole.  Don’t mistaken community with networking.  Networking is generally very impersonal and is just to have someone to call on if you need something very specific, while community is all about building real relationships.
  • City/County
    • There are 95 Counties and 38 Cities in the commonwealth.  Cities are independent, and hold the same powers as the counties. You should try to stay up to date with law and policy changes for your city/county, as well as any news so you are more aware of situations going on around you.  Cities/Counties cannot create laws that are outside of its power according to its charter as well as the Constitution of Virginia. One of the best things you can do for your city is to get out and vote for your officials.  Once an official is elected, watch them closely and hold them accountable.  You can also go to public hearings, get involved in the adopt-a-highway program, or volunteer wherever there is a need.
  • Virginia
    • If you can become a better person, make your family strong, get involved in your neighborhood, help clean up your city, and stay in the know how for your county, then together we can build a strong Virginia from the foundation up.  It is important to always get out and vote in every election…not just general elections, but primary elections as well.  Even if you don’t think your candidate will win, your voice WILL be heard.  Don’t just vote for your party.  Research the candidates and vote for who YOU think is best.  Don’t be a sheep.