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At age 34, months away from launching his political career, Bob McDonnell outlined his governing philosophy in a 93-page thesis that promoted his rigid ideological agenda. The Washington Post called the document a “blueprint” and “a vision that he started to put into action soon after he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.” To learn more, visit http://bobmcdonnellblueprint.com/
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Posted Nov 2, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 6 of his blueprint, Bob wrote, The unmistakable signs of social dysfunction linked to traditional family breakdown took on a fresh awareness in the 1980's. ... Studies showed the great negative impact that toys, music, television and other media were having on children, as violence, sex and the occult were common themes in these vehicles of play and entertainment. Today, the Huffington Post reported, Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network posted a blog by Kimberly Daniels recently that warns Christians to forgo celebrating Halloween because of its evilness. Daniels specifically calls out candy as a source of soul-molestation: "During... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
Today, when Bob was asked on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, “Can you promise that as governor you’ll use the veto pen to ensure that Virginians tax dollars are not used to fund Planned Parenthood or abortion?” he responded by saying, Yeah, I’ve said that I would do that. I don’t think, just like the federal government has long decided with the Hyde amendment that federal dollars should not be used to pay for those sorts of services. We shouldn’t be doing that in Virginia either. And so that’s kind of the sense I think—that’ll be part of what we’ll get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 16 of his blueprint, Bob writes, While families may fail in providing a high standard of care, unless there is abuse, the permissive intrusion of the government is unwarranted. Nobel Prize winner Friedrich A. Hayek wrote states that the view of unfettered discretion in the use of government power as a force for the social good and as an instantaneous problem solver when private sector solutions are slow in coming, is a delusion and an impediment to true progress. This critical assertion underscores the importance of jurisdiction and authority over results and power, and is foundational for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
From his speech at Liberty University this morning. On pg. 55 of his thesis, Bob telegraphed the campaign he's been running: It is also becoming clear in modern culture that the voting American mainstream is not willing to accept a true pro-family ideologue But given Bob's dramatic change in tone between the debate last night and his appearance at Liberty today, just imagine how different his term as governor would be from his campaign. To learn more, visit http://bobmcdonnellblueprint.com/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
At tonight’s debate, Bob said that he would focus on the economy. But in his blueprint, he argues that his social agenda is inextricably linked to the economy. On page 14, he wrote government at all levels must "support family parenting as the first premise of its social, economic, and fiscal policy." To learn more, visit http://bobmcdonnellblueprint.com/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
The Washington Post wrote on Sunday that, The clamor surrounding his graduate dissertation from 1989, in which he disparaged working women, homosexuals, "fornicators" and others of whom he disapproved, has tended to obscure rather than illuminate fair questions about the sort of governor he would make. Based on his 14-year record as a lawmaker -- a record dominated by his focus on incendiary wedge issues -- we worry that Mr. McDonnell's Virginia would be one where abortion rights would be curtailed; where homosexuals would be treated as second-class citizens; where information about birth control would be hidden; and where the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
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Posted Oct 16, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 7 of his blueprint, while talking about the public school system, Bob writes that, Values that had historically provided strength to the family, such as firm discipline and corporal punishment, patriotism, and academic achievement, were either attacked, or given token attention. Patriotism and academic achievement… definitely. But corporal punishment? Really?? To learn more, visit http://bobmcdonnellblueprint.com/education/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
It’s now well known that Bob McDonnell attacks birth control and Roe vs. Wade in his thesis. In fact, on pages 7, 8, and 9, he attacks numerous Supreme Court rulings that protect people’s privacy and personal freedoms. Bob vehemently opposes these rulings and says, The view of marriage as an indissoluable lifelong commitment has been abandoned. In its wake is the perverted notion of liberty that each individual should be able to live his sexual life in any way he chooses without interference from the state. Interesting. Bob McDonnell usually says he is anti-regulation and government interference. McDonnell decried... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 34 of Bob McDonnell’s blueprint, he writes, If the government at all levels has a duty to uphold the family, then it follows that it has the authority to legitimately discriminate in support of this goal. Luckily, McDonnell hasn’t been overly successful imposing his views at the government level. But hiring policies at Regent University, where McDonnell served on the Board of regents for seven years, follow Bob’s thinking. The Washington Post observed In 1996, McDonnell became a member of Regent's Board of Trustees, a position in which he served until 2004. By then, the Titus view on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
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Herbert Titus was the Dean of the law school and a dominant figure at Pat Robertsons university while Bob McDonnell attended. Titus was McDonnells principal thesis advisor and his ideas clearly shaped McDonnells. Titus has written that equal pay for equal work and tax-supported day care are part of Lenins blueprint, and that "God created the woman specifically to meet the man's need." (Biblical Principles of Law, Herbert W. Titus, P.33) Eventually, Titus proved to be too extreme even for Pat Robertson who fired him in an effort to position the school for accreditation. The firing set off a firestorm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page. 55 of his blueprint, Bob telegraphed the type of campaign he’s running when he wrote that, It is also becoming clear in modern culture that the voting American mainstream is not willing to accept a true pro-family ideologue because as then-Representative Trent Lott (R-MS) observed, "Americans think of themselves as conservatives; they want government reduced. But in their hearts they are liberals; they want all the goodies coming in."156 Leadership, however, does not require giving voters what they want, for whimsical and capricious government would result. Republican legislators must exercise independent professional judgment as statesmen, to make decisions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page. 55 of his blueprint, Bob telegraphed the type of campaign he’s running when he wrote that, It is also becoming clear in modern culture that the voting American mainstream is not willing to accept a true pro-family ideologue because as then-Representative Trent Lott (R-MS) observed, "Americans think of themselves as conservatives; they want government reduced. But in their hearts they are liberals; they want all the goodies coming in."156 Leadership, however, does not require giving voters what they want, for whimsical and capricious government would result. Republican legislators must exercise independent professional judgment as statesmen, to make decisions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 65 of his blueprint, Bob writes, While such thinking may be attacked for lacking political realism in a changing world, it is imperative that government stand firm in support of traditional family values. The real enemies of the traditional family - materialism, irresponsibility, feminism, lust, and ultimately selfishness - are largely outside the sphere of federal government impact. Materialism, irresponsibility, etc... of course. But feminism??? No wonder Bob voted opposed efforts to give women equal pay for equal work in the legislature. [Washington Post, 9-17-09; HJ 800, 2001] To learn more visit http://bobmcdonnellblueprint.com/women/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 16 of his blueprint, Bob writes that Under the umbrella of parental authority is the choice of means to accomplish their duties, through home schools, church schools, or other alternatives. It is in these areas of concurrent jurisdiction of family and state, in which the state acts in its limited but legitimate role of parens patriae, that the difficult policy decisions are made. In all cases, parents must be accorded the maximum opportunity to discharge their responsibilities independent of state oversight or compulsion. In other words, Bob thinks that even if parents opt to teach their kids themselves,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 6 of his blueprint, Bob writes, While families were arguably in a better economic position with two wage earners in the home, the derivative problems of "latchkey children" and the "child-care crisis" have become among the most widely discussed policy issues of the 1980's. There is a continuing trend of young adults either postponing marriage or opting to remain single. This unique American demographic shift is evidenced by the doubling of never married adults age 25 to 29 from 1970 to 1984. Those who do marry are having fewer or no children. The changing views of the utility... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 62 of his blueprint, Bob writes that: With the new Republican Administration under George Bush, and a conservative leaning Court, leaders must correct the conventional folklore about the separation of church and state. When Bob McDonnell wrote this statement, George H.W. Bush was President. Bob then pursued his rigid ideological agenda through George W. Bush’s entire Presidency. So how would Bob McDonnell’s views on separation of church and state impact Virginia women, public schools and families if he became Governor? To learn more, visit http://bobmcdonnellblueprint.com/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On page 66 of his blueprint, Bob McDonnell advocated working toward an ultimate goal of transferring social welfare 
responsibility to the private sector in local communities. If public benefits are to be paid, utilize the voucher system which maximizes freedom of choice for families and others in the area of housing, education, and medical care. So it's no surprise that 50% of the education bills that Bob McDonnell sponsored would have created school voucher programs to undermine our public schools. (Note: we use the term “50%” loosely – he only sponsored 2 education bills in his 14 years in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
In today’s Washington Post, Director of UVA Center of Politics Larry Sabato discusses how Bob McDonnell has reacted to the discovery of his thesis. Sabato also criticized McDonnell for not more forcefully repudiating some of the more controversial pieces of the paper. "He's danced around it," Sabato said. "You've had the formulations in the paper: 'Well, that was a long time ago,' and 'Here's my daughter.' He hasn't said, 'I don't believe that working women hurt the family.' He has to repudiate it, and he hasn't because he's worried about offending the social conservatives who still believe that." To learn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
Women across the Commonwealth of Virginia have started gathering to discuss Bob McDonnell, his thesis, and his record. These are just a few of their reactions to what they have learned. To learn more, visit http://bobmcdonnellblueprint.com/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at Bob's Thesis
On Page 57 of his blueprint for governing, Bob McDonnell writes that: The Republican child-care bills are a concession to a practical need created by changing demographics. Granting for the moment, that there is a real problem, the universal tax credits will provide the financial resources and freedom of choice for parents requiring child care in order to work. Yet there is implicit encouragement of continuing the demographic shift away from the traditional two-parent, one-earner family, by reinforcing non-parental nurture of children. While the equal tax credit provision for in-home maternal care is a strong part of the vision, the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at Bob's Thesis