Virginians for Political Freedom

Joshua Huffman
Anonymous 23 Comments
67 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Political freedom is one of the great hallmarks of liberty. Unfortunately, from time to time, politicians work to erode this freedom for their own advantage. Here in Virginia, in the 2017 General Assembly session, the state government will soon be considering SB 902, a bill which would force Virginians to register by political party (or declare them as independents if they refrain from doing so).

We believe that in a free society the government has no legitimate role to create or maintain membership lists in private organizations, such as political parties. In the past, such lists have been used in other countries and even the United States of America to single out individuals for harassment, denial of employment opportunities, and even imprisonment or exile in more totalitarian regimes.

Registering by political party in Virginia will not enhance the liberty of the citizens of the Commonwealth, but rather allows political parties the opportunity to restrict participation in their nominating contests, a process currently publicly funded by all Virginia taxpayers. Although this plan may enhance the political power of the leaders of the two major political parties, it comes at the expense of allowing for greater political competition and it weakens the power and choices of the average voter.

Therefore, we the undersigned oppose SB 902 and we call upon our elected officials in the House of Delegates, Virginia Senate, and our governor to help defeat this bill.

  • DEAN D DAVISON
    DEAN D DAVISON United States, Roanoke
    Jan 16, 2017
    Jan 16, 2017
    NJ DID THIS AS A DEMOCRAT U MUST ONLY DO DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES AND SAME FOR REPUBLICAS. IF INDEPENDENT LIBERTARIAN GREEN CONSTITUION PARTY U WILL OTHER VOTE ONEWAY OR ANOTHER OR U WONT VOTE IN PRIMARIES AND ITS A TRACKER FOR YOUR HABITS OF VOTING...OPPOSE THIS BILL
  • Erica Jarrell
    Erica Jarrell United States, Richmond
    Jan 08, 2017
    Jan 08, 2017
    Freedom!
  • Denise Robinson
    Denise Robinson United States, Gordonsville
    Jan 08, 2017
    Jan 08, 2017
    Absolutely not! The two party monopoly is what is wrong in this country !
  • Stephanie Sieradzki
    Stephanie Sieradzki United States, Chesapeake
    Jan 08, 2017
    Jan 08, 2017
    Virginia, it's none of your business what Party I align with, and there is NO non-nefarious reason to require this. Quit squelching our freedom to suit your agenda.
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