The event in Virginia on January 20th is not a rally or a protest. It is an annual event to lobby the legislature on what their legislative agenda should be according to their constituents. I understand that this year’s main issue is the expected legislation to limit the 2nd Amendment rights of Virginians.
I would not go to other states to try to influence their legislation as long as it does not impact North Carolina. I also do not want people from other states coming to North Carolina to lobby, rally or protest how we conduct our state’s affairs. I saw more than I could stomach of these outside agitators under the Obama administration.
If you are not a Virginian and plan on going to their lobby day to support the 2nd Amendment, that is your business. If you are not a Virginian and plan on going to impact the running of another state’s affairs, ask yourself if this was the intent of our forefathers. Consider this: if Michael Bloomberg from New York had not influenced this election, Virginia would not be in this situation. I will not say it is the fault of Virginians that this manipulation of the electoral process happened, but I will say it is the responsibility of the Virginian people to remedy this. And it is everyone’s responsibility to be vigilant so that we do not allow this to happen in our individual states as happened in North Carolina with the election of Roy Cooper.
I have no doubt that Virginians will be well represented in Richmond on the 20th. If you go, please be respectful of the purpose of this day.