Join us we take on the culture! Here's the "Kitchen Table Talk" of who we are.
When folks ask us, “Who, or what, is the Virginia First Foundation?”, they’re really asking “What issues do your represent?” or “Who do you represent?” When we say, “We want to change Virginia’s culture”, eyes glaze over.
Ok, so if we were sitting at your kitchen table, after we thanked you for the sweet tea or coffee, we’d say have this chat:
“We love the Commonwealth of Virginia. Really love its people, its beauty, its history and its way of life. We want our children and grandchildren, and theirs to come, to live in a better Virginia, the best possible one, in the future. We want Virginia to be going to where it should be.”
“How do you do that?”
“You change the culture to keep the best of the past and prevail over the worst of the present that is subverting our “live and let live” way of life.”
“At it’s absolute bottom line, we work so a significant majority of 60%, or two out of three, Virginians support the Rule of Law with Constitutionally-limited governments no matter what. So, if there is an issue – zoning, education, health, welfare, taxes, crime, transportation – the final decision about what is right or wrong is the written law – not what a judge says or a Governor writes in an executive order or what Board of Supervisors and City Councils cook up behind closed doors. The culture part is holding the written word – the Law and the Bible – above the whims of men and women.”
“Isn’t that the way it is now? Don’t Democrats and Republicans agree on this?”
“Yes and no. It’s under attack across the Commonwealth. From Sanctuary cities to transgender nonsense to homosexual marriage to federal Medicaid expansion to Common Core in schools, and on and on. Also, this isn’t about party politics. It’s about what is best for Virginians. The politicians can chose their side on the issues on their own. We aren’t pushing partisan politics.
“What do you want to do?”
“We want to make the choices on issues clear to Virginians – and link those choices to what really matters in the future. We work to help Virginia lead, Virginia be first, on the issues.”
“So, you’re a think tank.”
“Virginian First Foundation is an education and advocacy non-profit working for what is right and best for Virginia.”