This Thursday, the Fairfax County School
Board will meet to vote on a proposal to change the name of J.E.B.
Stuart High School.
This resolution was introduced despite survey results that revealed a
large majority of students and Stuart Pyramid stakeholders favored
keeping the school name intact. In a school survey a clear majority of
J.E.B. Stuart High School students said NO to a name change. Even after a one sided one-year name change campaign,
only 1% of the JEB Pyramid (via an FCPS survey) said they would
consider a change. The resolution goes to a vote July 27, 2017. In
addition to a flawed process, we are troubled by the lack of historical accuracy and obvious distortions in the arguments presented by proponents of the name change and embraced by School Board Members.
The projected minimum $900,000 cost of the name change
is also of great concern. How can this expense be justified when FCPS is
facing a 2017 shortfall of $135,000,000 and advocating a meals tax to provide needed revenue?
For two years the
local community in Falls Church has been fighting to keep the name of
JEB Stuart High School against a handful of vocal activists who want to
change the name and have a majority of school board members on their
side. This is despite a student poll last year showing 90% of the
students wanting to keep the current school name or finding no
compelling reason to change the name. The school board has said they
will make their decision this Thursday at 7:00 pm July 27 at a meeting
at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042
CALL TO ACTION:
Contact Fairfax County School Board Members (see contact info below) and
ask them to vote NO to the proposal to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart
Make plans to attend the meeting THIS THURSDAY. The meeting begins at
7:00, but ARRIVE EARLY to make sure you have seating. Period attire is
encouraged and those willing to greet the public are asked to arrive
Read and share this website! www.stuartfacts.com
FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CONTACT INFO:
The 12 School Board members are elected for four-year terms; one member
represents each of the County’s nine magisterial districts, and three
members serve at large. A student representative, selected for a
one-year term by the Student Advisory Council, sits with the Board at
all public meetings and participates in discussions, but does not vote.
School Board members are paid a salary of $32,000 per year. The Chairman
is paid an additional $2,000 per year.
Despite the fact
that a student poll last year at JEB Stuart found that 90% of the
students liked the name JEB Stuart or found no compelling need to change
the name, the reckless school board has proceeded to bow to a couple of
dozen of activists to change the name, who are reinforced by National
special interest groups. The school board and activists were also
completely unaware that JEB Stuart had his military headquarters at
Munson Hill adjacent to the school after the First Battle of Manassas,
where he gained fame for having fortifications 6 miles from the White
House, and used fake trees as "Quaker Guns" as a ruse to successfully
deceive the Union of his full intentions. It is estimated that the
school name change will cost up to a million dollars, during a period of
budget shortfalls. Even more concerning is that it sets a harmful
precedent to changing more than 30 other school names in the county
historically "associated" with slavery, including the local High Schools
of Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Fairfax, Chantilly,
and Langely. And where does it stop, as Fairfax County is named after
one of the largest slave holders in the original colonies, Lord Fairfax?
General Stuart gave his life in defense of Virginia and the Confederacy. Will you stand up for him?
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During a rally in Charlottesville over the weekend, counter-protests turned violent. Counter-protesters reportedly blocked streets , chanted obscenities, threw bottles at and even sprayed law enforcement officers with pepper spray. Charlottesville police arrested twenty-two individuals, who were charged with everything from obstructing justice to felony assault of a police officer.
Richmond's local Antifa group , Antifa Seven Hills, praised the actions of those who were arrested, and posted a request for help in paying their legal expenses, and calling for Charlottesville Mayor Signer to drop all charges.
Disgraced Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy, who has led the push to attempt to remove the Lee and Jackson monuments in Charlottesville, instead of supporting his Police Chief and those who kept order on Saturday, made it clear that he sides with the violent protesters in his comments, shown below.
Antifa, an abbreviation of AntiFascist, is a world wide movement that purportedly exists to fight for the rights of the downtrodden against fascists. There is a huge disconnect between their stated beliefs and their acts and behavior. In truth, like most leftists, they are motivated by devotion to violence, destruction, and chaos.
Bellamy has pledged to "work on" getting charges dropped against protesters who assaulted police officers.
He has chosen to side with anarchists who have this to say about Richmond (RPD) and VCU police officers:
When tweets by Bellamy surfaced that were racist, homophobic, and vulgar surfaced, Bellamy was quickly forced to resign from his teaching position at Albermarle County Schools and his position on the State Board of Education. In contrast, Charlottesville City Council, along with many of the city's leftist activists, embraced Bellamy and not only refused to force him to resign, but have gone out of their way to express their support for him and any agenda he proposes, including his attempts to illegally remove historical monuments.
We hope and pray this blind devotion will end now that a sitting City Council member has publicly chosen to side with cop haters over the Charlottesville Police Department, who, according to eye witness accounts, acted in a professional manner to ensure the safety of Charlottesville residents.
Finally, we can't help but end by reminding our readers that the blame for ALL of the chaos, renewed racial tensions, and growing divide in Charlottesville, rests squarely on the soldiers of Kristen Szakos and Wes Bellamy, and their campaign to destroy our history and heritage.
"For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:.." Hosea 8:7
We are pleased to share this announcement from our friends in the Old
North State, and thrilled to have had a small part in helping these
folks get this flag up and flying!
"The CF Connor Camp #849, SCV is pleased to invite all to the George
Rabb Confederate Memorial Park Mega flag dedication July 4th.
Activities will start 4 PM. The flag will be raised at 4:30. The Blue
Ridge Brigade Color/Honor Guard will present the flag for posting and
will provide a musket and cannon salute. .Andrew Johnson will be the
featured speaker. Tommy Carroll, the camp flag project director will be
on hand for comments. Please show up in uniforms and period dress if
possible. Bring YOUR Flags and be present. Tell your friends, and help
get the word out! We hope to make a good impression on the community and
show our undying support for our Confederate Ancestors. Hope Everyone
Location is on 16S 4 lane 1/2 mile above Earnhardt Chevrolet. This is
NOT the address of our site but could be used as a GPS location. Site is
straight across from this address.
1330 Meridian Dr., Newton, NC
If you get here you will see it !!! Hope to see all there. Deo Vindice. God Bless Dixie!"
have THREE chances this month to visit with us and pick up one of our
NEW Va Flagger battle flags...as well as t-shirts, stickers, and other
goodies! Look for us at the following locations/events and PLEASE make
plans to stop by and visit our booth!
Saturday, July 8th:
Hanover Tomato Festival, Pole Green Park - 8996 Pole Green Park Ln
Mechanicsville, VA, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 15th - Sunday, July 16th: North South Traders Civil War Show, Richmond International Raceway, http://www.nstcivilwar.com/cgi-bin/show.asp
Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, July 30: Cooter's Last Stand, Luray, VA. https://cootersplace.com/event/july-29th-30th-2017-cooters-last-stand-in-luray-va/
The Virginia Flaggers have expanded our Monument Patrols to
include checks of the Confederate cemeteries in our area, in light of
recent threats by anarchist and other terrorist groups.