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4 Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 THE JOURNAL e many There is one thing about Gov. Terry McAuliffe that both par- ties can prob- ably agree on. He doesn't give up easily. He has two signature passions. Well, DAVID S. KERR actually when it comes to legisla- tion and initia- tives, he has several, but there are two that seem to generate an undy- ing resolve. One is a desire to see Virginia fully participate in the Af- fordable Care Act. And the second has been to restore the civil rights of felons. Sadly, so far at least, neither initiative has succeeded. But, even with only one year to go in his ad- ministration, he's not giving up. Most Virginia governors when they arrive at the executive man- eral government provided a reim- pressure and diabetes to name a few. tered to vote. stymied by the court, he is going, sion are ready to fight for whatever bursable plan to expand Medicaid. But, that didn't matter. The argu- The GOP was convinced this was one-by-one, through every name on platform they were elected on. Some It was up to the states to accept it. ments were wasted. The General As- a Democratic Party ploy to pad the that list of 206,000 and issuing, as succeed, some don't. Usually, if their McAuliffe wanted Virginia to par- semblyjust keeps saying no. voting numbers with favorable vot- appropriate (no violent criminal or signature cause doesn't make it, they ticipate. He even proposed a private However, mostly because he just ers. That's a quirky logic to begin sex offenders), the clemency orders move onto other things, looking sector-based alternative that would doesn't like the idea of so many hard- with, but the General Assembly went necessary to restore the person's civil elsewhere for a legacy, use the Medicaid money to fund pri- working Virginians being left out in to court and said offering clemency rights. McAuliffe's legacy may be secured vate health care plans offered under the cold he's going to push for it one to so many people exceeded the gov- That seems fair enough, but the already. He has been the Energizer the Affordable Care Act. He thought more time. He'll probably meet with ernor's constitutional authority. The GOP majority in the House is once Bunny when it comes to recruiting that might appeal to the Republicans the same amount of luck as before, court agreed, again challenging the governor's ac- and cajoling new businesses to come in the House of Delegates. but, on top of being persistent, he's Virginia is one of the few states tion. It's possible that this time the to Virginia. He has long since said However, the General Assemblyalso an optimist, in the union that permanently take court may agree with McAuliffe. that Virginia's economic develop- would hear none of it. It was Obam- His passion to help felons, former away a person's voting rights after McAuliffe may go down as the ment has been way too dependent acare and that's all the reason they criminals, is relatively new. But, in they have been convicted of a felo- economic development governor. on the federal government and he needed to vote against it. spite of legal challenges brought by ny. Funny, some misdemeanors are But, even if he doesn't succeed with has sought to diversify our economic The economic arguments be- the General Assembly he's fought worse than some felonies, but that's his special initiatives, on Medicaid base. hind accepting the additional fed- back. First he exercised his clemency the rule. So, a person can serve their and restoring voting rights to felons, But, he still hasn't forgotten about eral money for expanding Medicaid prerogative to restore civil rights (the sentence, return to a useful and pro- there are nonetheless a lot of average the people that get left behind by the are powerful. Workers would stay right to vote, serve on juries and run ductive life, and still not be allowed people who whether they knew it or system. There are some 400,000 Vir- healthier longer and avoid the highly for office) to every felon who's served to cast a ballot, not, had a governor who was in their ginians who don't have any access expensive treatments, and usually their sentence and rejoined society. As far as McAuliffe is concerned corner. He has taken up issues on to health care. They're not covered the associated disability payment, It was a little awkward at first. It was these people have paid their debt to their behalf that few state executives by Medicaid and they can't afford that result from untreated condi- a big list. And some 12,000 took ad- society and withholding their right would ever have pursued with such Obamacare. This was why the fed- tions, like heart disease, high blood vantage of the clemency and regis- to vote is unduly punitive. Now, resolve. One who murders is thought of as check with Lee Kuan Yew the benev- tivism", diverse cultures is tough. insane or a heinous being by Ameri- olent dictator who built modern Sin- Just how did Mr. Lee build a new Do not confuse diversity with can culture, but not so much in other gapore out of a collection of Chinese, culture? %.. we would not have multiculturalism. Mr. Lee didn't. We cultures. We use terms like, socio- Indians, and Malays. made economic progress, if we had have no future with multicultural- path, psychopath, criminally insane. "The easiest way to get majority not intervened on very personal ism. We don't want the police state Other cultures have honor killings, vote is vote for me, we're Chinese, matters - who your neighbor is, how and loss of freedom this will bring, widow burning, bride dowry kill- they're Indians, they're Malays. Our you live, the noise you make, how if we last that long. This is not some- ings, and religious exterminations as society will be ripped apart. If you do you spit, or what language you use. thing to leave to your children. The part of their fabric. This highlights not have a cohesive society, you can- We decide. Never mind what the motto found on our coins is E Pluri- the danger with multiculturalism for not make progress, people think what is right." In Sin- bus Unum, meaning out of many, a country. No rule of law could exist "Thereafter, we knew that if we gapore you could be imprisoned for one. This is not a microaggression. It with these ingredients of multicul- embarked on any of these roman- not speaking English or for selling is the coin of the realm, or there is turalism, tic ideas, to revive a mythical past bubblegum, no realm. As a matter of fact, no country of greatness and culture, we'd be Along with preventative deten- can exist with multiculturalism. Just damned. So, there's no return to na- tion, caning was popular. Melding Rodger Meredith, Callao, Virginia 2 7 86 2 7 634 38 5 4 1 9 7 4 9 251 4 6 COURT DENIES BOND TO FAIRVIEW BEACH MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY King George Circuit Court Judge Herbert Hewitt last week denied bond to a 29-year-old man charged with eight counts of sexual battery and one count of aggravated sexual battery. Jordan Christopher Rudat of Fair- view Beach has been in the Rappah- annock Regional Jail since his arrest on Aug. 14, and he will apparently remain in jar until his preliminary hearing on the charges on Oct. 17. Rudat, a former substitute teach- er in Stafford County, is alleged to have acted inappropriately toward a 17-year-old King George girl while both he and the young woman were employees of the Domino's Pizza shop on Kings Highway. According to testimony in court, Rudat grabbed and touched the teen- ager and on one occasion threatened her with a knife while he worked with her at the pizza shop during early August. Rudat is no longer em- ployed by Domino's. Rudat has no prior criminal re- cord, is a graduate of Virginia Com- monwealth University and has a master's degree from Liberty Univer- sity, according to his father, Howard Rudat of Stafford, who testified in in court an effort to help obtain bond for his son. However, prosecutors told the court there is video of Rudat acting inappropriately toward the female co-worker. Hewitt said he was concerned about the seriousness of the charges and uncomfortable about releasing Rudat into the community where his victim also resides. KING GEORGE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS Aug. 25 The j o urn Photo courtesy of King George County Sheriff's Office EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Joel Davis * WEB EDITOR ERICA TERRINI SUBSCRIPTIONS Bonnie Gouvisis * Sheriff seeks information on cruiser drive-by Between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 8 a.m. Aug. 29 a marked King George Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle was targeted in a drive-by shooting at the Dever's Auto Center located at 12139 Jersey Road in King George, according to a sheriff's office news release. The vehicle had been dropped off for service and parked in front of the business. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the shooting. Deputies arrived at the business once it opened and discovered that the patrol vehicle had been shot numerous times. Anyone with information pertaining to the person or persons responsible for this incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Simon at 540-809-1491 or by email at Mark William Belcher, 45, of Spot- probation, mond was charged with two counts sylvania was charged with contempt of theft and with violation of condi- of court. Aug. 28 tion of release. Antonio Jerrel Gross, 32, of King Percell Lee Smith, 78, of King Anton RaSheem Kidd, 26, of Fred- George was charged with violation of George was charged with contempt ericksburg was charged with public probation, of court, swearing or intoxication. William Alfonzo Clark, 56, of Ashton Jonathan Robinson, 32, Fredericksburg was charged with Aug. 29 of Colonial Beach was charged with revocation of suspended sentence or Samantha Maye Morgan, 27, of contempt of court. probation. King George was charged with fail- ure to appear. WESTMORELAND COUNTY Aug. 27 Aug. 30 SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS Sterling Vandyke Baylor, Sr., 56, of Pamela Sue Swanton, 44, of King a Washington, D.C., was charged with George was charged with assault and driving under the influence, battery. Kevin Paul McDowell, 41, of Cam- pobello, S.C., was charged with re- vocation of suspended sentence and Aug. 31 Zachery Paul Greiber, 18, of Rich- 10250 Kings Highway Post Office Box 409, King George, VA Phone: (540) 775-2024 Fax: (540) 775-4099 Online: 22485 SALES REPRESENTATIVES Narcene Ruczynski * Charlene Franks * Legal~Classified Display * COMMUNITY & CHURCH NEWS Lori Deem * Iri@jumalpress'cm PRODUCnON/MIS Drue Murray * REPORTERS Phyllis Cook * Richard Leggitt * Subscription rate is $24 per year (52 issues), or 50 on newsstands. Outside the counties of King George and Westmoreland, the rate is $38 per year. THE JOURNAL (ISSN #87502275) is published weekly by The Journal Press, Inc. Postmaster, send 3579 to: The Journal, Post Office .~ox 409, King George, Virginia 22485 Aug. 30 Jonathan Michael Clarke, 29, of Lottsburg was charged with two counts of assault on a law enforce- ment officer, resistance to arrest, de- struction of property and violation of a protective order. Terry Craig Herbert, 54, Kinsale was charged with driving under the influence and refusing a blood or breath test. Corey Alexander Herbert, 22, Kinsale was charged with possession of marijuana. Vincent Elton Minor, 22, of Kin- sale was charged with possession of marijuana. Sept.1 Calvin Lamont Ross, 34, King George was arrested for violation of probation. Richard Leggitt 9 3 Level: Intermediate 11 31 64 66 9 21 3O 45 52 56 CLUES ACROSS 1. Taro plant 5. Stone splinter 10. One who likes tobacco 12. Roughly chipped flint 14. He played Gandalf 16. Indicates position 18. AMC ad show "Mad 19. Popular sports league 20. Linguistics pioneer 22. Singer DiFranco 23. Dispenses 25. Most important part 26. 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