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Two-faced Stewart

Tito MunozBy Tito A. Munoz
Guest Post

The most predictable trait of Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart is his ability to do or say anything to win an election. He says one thing to some people, and says or does another thing among others. Stewart has primary opposition now and both of his faces are making grand appearances.

Corey Stewart

Stewart with one face miraculously admitted he was mistaken to oppose the changes on a Racial Profiling Law the county implemented in 2007. “I was wrong,” he said at a recent candidates’ debate. One week later the second face of Corey Stewart appeared when Stewart sent a flier to voters promoting his 2007 campaign against illegal immigrants as an accomplishment rather than a mistake. I received mine last Friday.

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Corey Stewart … “I was wrong back then”

By Tito A. Munoz
Guest Post

“I was wrong back then with regard to the modification of the policy,” Stewart said acknowledging his opposition to the modification of his Illegal Immigration policy was a mistake. These were the words of Chairman Corey Stewart during the April 11th Republican Prince William County Chairman Candidate’s Debate (see video above).
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Tiny houses: Conservatives are three years too late

Tito MunozBy Tito A. Munoz
Guest Post

I read an article on my wife’s Facebook page about county officials in Chesterfield, Virginia, forcing a couple out of their Dream Home (see Chesterfield couple being forced out of tiny dream home).

Conservatives get mad when they hear that government intrusion and regulations deny or force people off their property.

We have the well-publicized and broadly supported case of Liberty Farm. Many politicians took hold of this issue quickly and enthusiastically and rallied in support of farm rights as an important property rights battle. Some just used it as a political platform to campaign.

Thankfully, something truly positive came from the Liberty Farm issue as legislation in support of property rights passed by the Virginia House of Delegates. But, the issue successfully defended in that case has not been given proper attention on small property rights issues that are equally important.

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Whites need not apply

Tito MunozBy Tito A. Munoz
Guest Post

Whites need not apply. Ludicrous? Yes, but it’s the message John Whitbeck, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, gave to prospective candidates seeking his support for nomination in Republican contests in Northern Virginia. He chose to support a Hispanic over two white candidates vying for the Sully District Supervisor position in an upcoming Fairfax County firehouse primary with this explanation: “I do think the Republican Party is not doing minority engagement to the fullest extent possible if it’s not eventually nominating candidates that don’t look like me, a white male” (see As Fairfax grows more diverse, candidates for office mostly don’t).

Whitbeck said he gave his support as an individual and not as Chairman. He stated this when criticized for offering support during a primary, but his de facto endorsement would mean nothing without his title. Without the title of Chairman, the “support” might as well come from John Doe and it is likely Whitbeck realizes this. If not, he should.

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‘I look like them’ (but I’m better)

Tito MunozBy Tito A. Munoz
Guest Post

Stressing outreach as a measure for candidate qualification has become a new preoccupation for some. Why?

The real question is: who is the best qualified candidate for the job of Sully District Supervisor on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors? A question which has nothing to do with ethnicity and everything to do with knowledge, tenacity and ability. But for the sake of argument, because the subject’s been raised, let’s look at what benefit skin tone actually has in helping attract new participation in the Republican Party. The fact is it takes more than “looking like them,” a term one candidate is fond of using. Growing participation and membership takes relating on a basic level and not seeing them as “them.”

The candidate who uses these words says he relates to Hispanics, yet sees himself as different, or better than them.
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