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Old 04-02-2021, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Powhatan County, Virginia
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Finally, a true fiscal conservative on the ballet for governorship and not another Trump-loving charlatan

https://www.peterdoran.org/

Doran supports phasing out the state income tax, making VA more business-friendly, school choice, protect the Right-to-Work (union thugs will cry), crime reduction... among other things.

Curiously he is not putting all of his weight behind the 2A, which is fine since he's trying to appeal to the more moderate Republicans in the suburbs. Being from Northern Virginia, Doran has a greater chance of connecting with ethnic minorities and making them feel welcomed in the Republican party vs. the looney Amanda Chase from our neck of the woods.

The Virginia Republican party should be embracing diversity and making all feel welcomed in our state. At the same time we need to uphold the sanctity of life, and respect the rural heritage of our state.
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Old 04-02-2021, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Daleville, VA
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The challenge will be for someone like Peter Doran to win the party's nomination. Just a thought.
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:35 AM
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Location: Where my bills arrive
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The Virginia GOP is still embracing the T-Party and the far right too much, will there even be a primary this year or will they just pick who they want again?
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Old 04-03-2021, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Kirk Cox in my opinion is the best chance of being able to get both sides to agree yet appease a good number of conservatives. (Not the morons still supporting Trump)
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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[quote=Going Rural;60734583]Finally, a true fiscal conservative on the ballet for governorship and not another Trump-loving charlatan

https://www.peterdoran.org/

"Doran supports phasing out the state income tax" by raising other taxes to make up for the revenue shortfall ? , making VA more business-friendly, "school choice" another phrase for segregation ?, "protect the Right-to-Work" in other words support big corporations in order to benefit from their donations to his campaign, but not workers in their quest for fair wages/working conditions ("union thugs will cry"), union members will oppose this position, crime reduction... among other things.

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Old 04-05-2021, 07:22 AM
 
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School choice might be fine if schools have to take who applies...the problem is they want to pick and choose leaving public schools with the most challenged students.
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Old 04-05-2021, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Powhatan County, Virginia
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Finally, a true fiscal conservative on the ballet for governorship and not another Trump-loving charlatan

https://www.peterdoran.org/

"Doran supports phasing out the state income tax" by raising other taxes to make up for the revenue shortfall ? , making VA more business-friendly, "school choice" another phrase for segregation ?, "protect the Right-to-Work" in other words support big corporations in order to benefit from their donations to his campaign, but not workers in their quest for fair wages/working conditions ("union thugs will cry"), union members will oppose this position, crime reduction... among other things.

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Gemstone1
I get it, you're not a fan of people having autonomy over their lives.

Calling school choice "segregation" is especially disingenuous when many folks today choose to live in zip codes based on the demographic make up of the school districts thereby exacerbating segregation. School choice is more equitable to all and gives students in "less desirable" zip codes a chance for a quality education. Plus it allows for more even growth among zip codes as parents are less concerned with what schools their kids are zoned to.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:11 PM
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I get it, you're not a fan of people having autonomy over their lives.

Calling school choice "segregation" is especially disingenuous when many folks today choose to live in zip codes based on the demographic make up of the school districts thereby exacerbating segregation. School choice is more equitable to all and gives students in "less desirable" zip codes a chance for a quality education. Plus it allows for more even growth among zip codes as parents are less concerned with what schools their kids are zoned to.
Private schools are not required to accept all applicants as other posters pointed out, provide Special Ed Services where needed, transportation, or comply with standardized testing. If tax dollars are diverted to them you are potentially providing financial support to a specific religion and your short changing those students that don't have the option to participate because they need services not provided.

Maybe "segregation" is too harsh for you but what do you call a school that chooses who they enroll potentially charging above the going rate to discourage more, locate well away from modest COL areas and don't have to comply with Federal Standards of Education, Enrollment or performance???
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:31 PM
 
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Unfortunately, calling school choice segregation is part of Virginia's history. School "choice" might not be a dog whistle to some, but for others it hearkens back to when I was growing up and choice was the same as segregation.

In 1959 Prince Edward County, refused to integrate. It closes public schools which remained closed until 1964. White students attend private school. But their choice was funded by taxpayer tuition grants for "segregation academies."

In 1959 Virginia approved the Freedom of Choice Plan. Few black students who applied to white schools were accepted. They had to go to underfunded public schools, in some cases, spending hours on a school bus daily.

Unless all students have true choice and are accepted, school choice is another word for segregation.

By calling for choice, Doran is either ignorant of the history of the Commonwealth he wants to have the privilege of being Governor of or a bigot. He deserves the benefit of the doubt as being ignorant, until he starts courting the votes of the neo-Confederates.

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Old 04-05-2021, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Powhatan County, Virginia
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Unfortunately, calling school choice segregation is part of Virginia's history. School "choice" might not be a dog whistle to some, but for others it hearkens back to when I was growing up and choice was the same as segregation.

In 1959 Prince Edward County, refused to integrate. It closes public schools which remained closed until 1964. White students attend private school. But their choice was funded by taxpayer tuition grants for "segregation academies."

In 1959 Virginia approved the Freedom of Choice Plan. Few black students who applied to white schools were accepted. They had to go to underfunded public schools, in some cases, spending hours on a school bus daily.

Unless all students have true choice and are accepted, school choice is another word for segregation.

By calling for choice, Doran is either ignorant of the history of the Commonwealth he wants to have the privilege of being Governor of or a bigot. He deserves the benefit of the doubt as being ignorant, until he starts courting the votes of the neo-Confederates.

The only difference is, back then "school choice" was supported by racist, southern Democrats during the Jim Crow era.



Huge difference.
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