• Petitioned 13th Judicial Circuit of #Virginia

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13th Judicial Circuit of #Virginia

Recall Attorney General Herring for Dereliction of Duty!

    1. Teófilo de Jesús
    2. Petition by

      Teófilo de Jesús

      Ponce, VA

Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring recently stated he will not defend the Commonwealth's Constitutional definition of marriage as solely between one man and one woman, approved by general referendum in 2006. By doing so, Attorney General Herring is in violation of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia - which provides for mechanisms to amend the Constitution by popular vote - an action that shows contempt for the will of the people of our Commonwealth by circumventing the people's will through legal maneuvering. Therefore, Attorney General Mark Herring demonstrated he is unfit for the office of Attorney General and he must be removed from office.

§ 24.2-233 Virginia Code states that "Upon petition, a circuit court may remove from office any elected officer or officer who has been appointed to fill an elective office, residing within the jurisdiction of the court:

"For neglect of duty, misuse of office, or incompetence in the performance of duties when that neglect of duty, misuse of office, or incompetence in the performance of duties has a material adverse effect upon the conduct of the office..."

We state that Attorney General Herring's failure to defend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia and his contempt for the will of the people of our Commonwealth in the matter of Natural, One Man, One Woman Marriage, constitutes neglect of duty, misuse of office, and incompetence in the performance of his duties as Attorney General.

Furthermore, we state that Attorney General Herring's neglectful misuse of office and incompetence will have a material adverse effect upon the conduct of his office and ultimately, upon the general welfare of our Commonwealth.

Therefore, we the undersigned, request that the 13th Judicial Circuit of Virginia initiates formal proceedings against Attorney General Herring and paves the way for his recall at the ballot box, in accordance with § 24.2-233 of the Code of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Federal judge declares Virginia's definition of marriage "unconstitutional"

      Teófilo de Jesús
      Petition Organizer

      Evil often acts in the darkness of the night because it can't stand the light. Late last night, a Federal judge declared as "unconstitutional "Virginia's definition of marriage as solely a union between one man and one woman.

      Attorney General Mark Herring's helped this happen. Without raising the issue once during the election and elected without a mandate, his first order of business was to nullify the will of the citizens of Virginia. We need to bring him to account. Please, share this petition with others, for we are not done.

    3. Attorney General Herring Must Believe We Suck Our Thumbs

      Teófilo de Jesús
      Petition Organizer

      Virginians! Today our Attorney General went on TV to state that he did his duty when he decided to go against the will of the people of our Commonwealth expressed in the ballot boxes, in order to reconcile our constitutional order with his recent discovery that the U.S. Constitution somehow allows same-sex marriage.

      The Attorney General's understanding is wrong, of course, but even if this were his personal views, he should not allow his views to interfere with the constitutional order and the right enforcement of the law in Virginia. People of faith are asked all the time to keep our views away from the public arena, but our opponents have no such qualms.

      President John Quincy Adams once said that we ought to "nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud" and insisted that this's thought should be "the only maxim which can only preserve the liberties of every people."

      It's not too late to nip the shoots sown by Attorney General Herring. Recall his election as Attorney General.

    4. 100 Signatures Reached!

      Teófilo de Jesús
      Petition Organizer

      Virginians! We have reache 100 signatures in support of our petition to remove Attorney General Herring for dereliction of duty. That's a notable milestone but we need more, many more signatures to send our message that the will of the people regarding marriage shall not be trampled by shady legal maneuvering.

      Share this petition with others. Let's make it go viral! Let's make our leaders accountable for their misdeeds! Thank you kindly.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Forty-one signatures in less than 24 hrs!

      Teófilo de Jesús
      Petition Organizer

      Greetings all:

      In less than 24 hours since I put up this petition, we have achieve 41 signatures. Yet, we need more, MANY more before we can have an impact.

      Please, kindly share this petition with other Virginia registered voters and tell them to share it turn with others. "Going viral" is called.

      Let's make a difference. Let's send a message to those in power that the will of the people can't be just set aside like so much garbage.

      We won't be trifled with. Let's share this petition with every Virginian concerned about the future of our state and the Nation as whole.

    7. Reached 25 signatures
    8. Greetings, All

      Teófilo de Jesús
      Petition Organizer

      I started this petition because I'm fed up of opportunist politicians ignoring constitutional constraints and making end-runs around the will of the people who put them in office.

      We need ten percent of all registered voters in the Commonwealth to make this stick. I hope and pray you actively look for other concerned citizens of our Commonwealth to sign and share this petition.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Levy WILLIAMSBURG, VA
      • 5 months ago

      Herring doe snot represent my values nor does he honor his oath of office.

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    • Steve Woody KENTS STORE, VA
      • 5 months ago

      Because he chose to ignore the law

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    • Carol Babineau STAFFORD, VA
      • 6 months ago

      I am a citizen and I pay for my childrens tuition and they are ILLEGALS and they should be getting unless they go through the process and become citizens!!!!

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    • Mark Pilon FRONT ROYAL, VA
      • 6 months ago

      To restore the rule of law which is being undone by Mr. Herring.;

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    • Kenneth Nider VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
      • 6 months ago

      Liberal HACKS like Herring and his kind, (Obama, reid, McAuliffe,holder), just to name a few, DO NOT believe in the rule of law! These "elitist" believe they can pick and choose the laws they like and don't like. We would get locked up for a similar choice.

      We see where this liberal point of view has taken us in the past 6 yrs. Our country is a mess! Recall these fools asap!

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