Letter: Scott Pio, Loudoun County Republican Committee

Editor: There’s a lot of discord in Loudoun County these days. Almost all of it is driven by contentious national-level political and societal issues forced upon us by leftist, progressive Democrats.

Over the last couple of years, Loudoun County citizens have pushed back on harmful policies that further divide our community. In response, far-left elected Democrats have doubled down on promoting division.

What the people of Loudoun want is a peaceful, smooth-functioning county without woke social agendas incorporated into government policies.

Our county has become famous around the country, and even in other parts of the world, for all the wrong reasons. Our sense of well-being as a community has been trampled upon and cast aside by those who want to “remake” our county in a larger effort to tear down our country’s founding values and to build something few of us want.

Democratic politicians took these actions on their own, without consulting constituents or basing them on legitimate needs. They just impose and mandate.

Good citizens of Loudoun are tired of the discord. They want their local representatives to focus on core local government responsibilities that foster a flourishing, happy, and safe community—not political activism that destroys and divides our community.

Loudoun County is growing and we face a number of challenges. Republicans offer leadership that solves problems and brings our community together. Republicans offer fiscal responsibility, transparency, safety, and individual freedom. Most of all, Republicans recognize that government derives its power from the consent of the governed.

The path forward in Loudoun County is to elect Republicans who will:
•        remove far-left woke issues from the scope of local political activities.
•        consult with citizens about their needs.
•        operate local governments and schools that provide the best service for the money we spend and measure it.
•        increase financial and operational transparency of local government operations.

Our county needs a change of direction to return to functional tranquility.

Scott Pio, Chairman

Loudoun County Republican Committee

17 thoughts on “Letter: Scott Pio, Loudoun County Republican Committee

  • 2022-08-29 at 6:57 pm
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    Scott Pio’s take on the world would be laughable if it wasn’t so tragic. He sees efforts to lift everyone to first-class citizenship as “divisive.” Doesn’t he really mean it’s unsettling for some white men? Goodness. Loudoun didn’t stop openly segregating until 1968. Many, many residents still feel the agony of that situation. I think Loudoun should be commended for trying to rectify things. Happy Individual Rights Day Loudoun!

    • 2022-08-30 at 5:32 pm
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      You think there are different classes of American citizenship? Is this something new, or just a scheme dreamed up by the Loony Left?

  • 2022-08-29 at 6:59 pm
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    So assuming I vote for a Republican, HOW will these goals be accomplished. Can we get assurance the Dr. Z’s contract won’t be renewed. Can we get assurances that our Sherriff’s office will remain independent and a police department won’t be implemented. Can we get assurances that Loundoun will withdraw from collective bargaining. Can we be guaranteed that our county taxes will be reduced.

    Most importantly if these things that are promised don’t happen, will you and any elected official resign from any future local or state elections.

    I look at both parties and wonder how does McConnell and Pelosi keep getting elected. I get it they get the constituents’ votes in the general elections because the constituents won’t vote for the other party, but how do they keep winning their primaries. They are examples of what is wrong with the system. I always hear it isn’t perfect but its the best out there. Let’s fix the “it isn’t perfect” part with term limits.

    • 2022-08-30 at 5:18 pm
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      I wasn’t aware we have an independent Sherrif’s department? Last time I checked it was run by a failed partisan named Mike Chapman? Apparently Sheriff Chapman wouldn’t investigate the threats against our school board and refused to send extra deputies to the meetings? Well after the threats were known to all?

      Then the guy campaigned with some fool in a fleece vest- we call him Governor.

      Yea, and we already have term limits. They’re called elections. Why would you want to take my freedom to vote for whomever I like, away? If you want to restrict your vote to only people who haven’t been elected or to people who haven’t served more than 1 term, feel free.

      California has term limits in its’ legislature. California aso has freshman legislators leading committees. I prefer experienced legislators be at the helm of committees- why do you want to turn VA into CA?

  • 2022-08-29 at 7:05 pm
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    I am on the floor, howling at what you wrote. The Republicans are proving every day that they are anti American through and through. How do you square the fact that GOPer like Graham, Kemp and others refuse to testify? Why would anyone waste their vote on a Republican, we sure are not.

    And please, grow up, your silly use of the word “woke” is tiresome. You GOP all sound like spoiled children. One of you mentions this word “woke” and you all use it. You have no creativity at all. You all sound the same…BOH-RING!

    You have no clue what you are talking about. Republicans blocked most of the infrastructure bill and yet many of them went home to tout that they supported it. Your so called Red Wave is gone, prepare to be hung out to dry on November Election Day! The SCOTUS gave Dems a big gift by kicking Roe v Wade, thanks, morons!!

    Your list of what the GOP would do is laughable. You are what is the worst of America now. McCain, Daddy Bush and some others were credible GOP members, not what you tout out now. You think the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan etc are serious people to lead? Really, your hypocrisy is legendary. Case in point, look at all the GOP members right now who had student loans forgiven yet they rail against Biden.

    Your letter is embarrassing at best. Shame on you for writing it, and shame on anyone who listens to your ridiculous points.

    • 2022-08-31 at 7:39 am
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      Good letter Scott. It seems to have woken the woke, woke , woke lunatics.

  • 2022-08-29 at 7:57 pm
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    So true! Just today I learned that the Democrat majority in Richmond passed legislation that ties Virginia to Californias disastrous plan to mandate only electric vehicles by the year by 2035!!! Please don’t California-ize my Virginia!!!

  • 2022-08-29 at 8:44 pm
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    Seriously disappointed that Loudoun Now is publishing this campaign ad as an editorial. Besides being factually wrong and poorly written by the Master of Run-On Sentences, this “think piece” sets out to divide people as it bemoans division.

  • 2022-08-30 at 6:47 am
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    No specifics. Functional tranquility is that like situational ethics.
    Where was this guy before Reid whipped him, I will tell you he was driving around in circles.
    Not sure why this letter was posted, a waste of time.

  • 2022-08-30 at 7:50 am
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    Scott, How is Loudoun or America that you want to “fix, to your views” going to be achieved by writing that generalized letter? Instead of generalized counterpoints, how about this-

    America and Loudoun County are both DEEPLY divided politically, and more than at anytime in modern history. Here is a specific fact for you: 7% of Democrats approved Trumps performance as president, and 84% of Republicans approved Trumps performance. No time in modern history has it become this divided. I would safely say that for any specific talking point you try to make, there is not a little opposing view, but a vast and hard opposing view.

    Here is MY view of a basic example:
    Democrats USUALLY view BLM as Black Lives Matter TOO, not just white lives. Viscerally, they feel compassion toward minorities and angry about a perceived or real lack of fairness to the black lives.
    Republics USUALLY view BLM proponents as Black Lives Matter ONLY. Viscerally, they feel threatened by minorities and angry about a perceived or real lack of fairness to the white lives.
    How do you propose fixing those basic opposing views?

    You say Democrats double down on promoting division. I am sure there are cases of this, but Democrats view the division created by the Republican Leader Trump who has habitually pointed fingers with his extreme visceral attacks since the day he stepped on stage. This method seems to have filtered down throughout politics with lots of shouting and pointing today. Point is, every angle you try to push YOUR view of what Loudoun and America should be and HOW to do it, there are many folks who are going to disagree with you. “Many ,” being mostly split in Loudoun county.

    The real scary part of this, is democrats and republicans can’t even agree on basic facts. Conspiracies are more in vogue than clear evidence these days and history shows that doesn’t work well for democracies. If we cannot even agree on facts, how can we stay together as a nation? I am willing to bet folks will try to comment on this forum with “their” facts, that I am nearly certain many in Loudoun will disagree.

    Unfortunately, no matter what you or I write on this forum, it seems people have mostly already made up their minds. But, I will try to remain optimistic with the hope of no matter what side you are on, that you take a moment to stop and listen to the other side, really listen, and really try to lean toward proven evidence-based facts over conspiracies in your critical thinking. Or, just try volunteering somewhere that is not a political biased. Or, maybe try to make an argument without pointing fingers. The best of luck to us all, we are going to need it.

  • 2022-08-30 at 10:06 am
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    This is a classic example of what’s wrong with the current two-party political system in this country. Vote for our party because the other party is bad, and vice-versa. Yet, no clear policies of what that party will do in power; only that they are not the “boogyman.”

    I lean right, but the party has become a joke with some of the candidates the GOP supports/funds. Dr. Oz? Hershel Walker? Still supporting Trump!? Cox in Md?! We need to start backing legit, experienced, non-wacko candidates.

    Further, the GOP needs to stop pandering to the FAR FAR right minority. It’s time for the GOP to step up and embrace current policies that majority of Americans favor; including republicans. Meaning, it’s okay that you support some abortion. It’s okay that you support gay marriage. It’s okay that you support improving the country’s infrastructure, or to help lower prescription drugs, support some tougher laws on guns, I can go on.

    You can still do this while still showing your differences in policies from the left; especially the far far left. Our country needs more funding to improve infrastructure. Smart climate/eco-friendly policies. Continuing to reform tax policies. Immigration reform. Education reform. Military. Law Enforcement. Reducing dependance on social programs. Bringing jobs and manufacturing back to America. Etc. Etc.

    There is another party trying to form; Forward. I know, I know. This may go nowhere, but it’s worth a look at.

    We need sensible candidates that are truly working for the people and not their own interests, ego, and to maintain “power”. Where that person can work with others, even those affiliated with another party, to get things done. Someone that isn’t afraid to speak their true beliefs versus repeating the party’s talking points or pandering to the loud minority. To stop the divisiveness. This country has been on a track for far too long where each party is only interested in maintaining power while doing nothing to improve American citizens lives or the country itself. Oh sure, there have been things passed into law, but many of it is for show. It’s time that we get this country back on track. We can disagree on policies and beliefs, but in the end, we should be able to have healthy debates where in the end everyone agrees to a compromised solution.

  • 2022-08-30 at 12:01 pm
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    How about we focus on voting in local elections and doing so to appoint COMPETENT REPRESENTATIVES of Loudoun citizens regardless of their color, race, ethnicity, gender, religion or economic status? There has been plenty of embarrassment provided by both parties if we go back into history but lately its been REALLY STUPID so some change seems appropriate. Maybe we need our federal representatives to actually object to an open southern border, object to giving up Bagram Air base leaving Americans behind, object to inflationary fiscal policies including objecting to a half trillion tuition give away, object to a failure to enforce laws against picketing Supreme Court Justices homes and object to the NIH funding gain of function research using Wuhan Lab which killed over 1 million Americans! How about better quality without silly labels that have nothing to do with competence? 🙂

  • 2022-08-30 at 12:34 pm
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    Everything the Democrats touch is destroyed. They burned cities, eviscerated public education, made gasoline powered vehicles illegal, and continue to exacerbate runaway inflation. Locally, we get stupid plastic bag taxes, non-sensible road name changes, a toilet bowl of a school district, and the highest property taxes in the state (to go with the inflation). There are no good Democrats. None.

  • 2022-08-30 at 12:47 pm
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    For those that say tge division was created by the Trump presidency I point you back to the Clinton presidency where the divide became the norm. It was kicked up a notch when Bush took office and we went to war. Then Obama ran as the first black candidate and won. The divide was increased with every administration change. I can only imagine that it will continue until someone takes office can actually denounces the divide with his/her actions and not just their words.

  • 2022-08-31 at 7:47 am
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    Dems have used dirty politics , outright lies, personal attacks, riots and election tampering for decades to gain power.
    When Republicans finally fight back, the left loses it.
    What Pio says is on target. Now Republicans have to follow through on specific policies and legislation to undo the damage done to the economy and society caused by inept, divisive dem rule.

  • 2022-09-01 at 7:06 am
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    How many of you think Pio actually wrote this letter?
    He asks members of the LCRC to submit letters so he can filter them and post with his name on it lending the executive committee standing to the cheat, voluntary plagiarism? He should be removed from his position.

  • 2022-09-01 at 8:02 am
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    Pretty rich for the guy responsible for the discord within the Loudoun GOP to weigh in on discord within the entire county. When are Republicans going to wake up and realize that Pio isn’t conservative? Seriously, Republicans… Pay attention. You’ve been duped. Pio is NOT a conservative. Go back and look at that manifesto he threw in voters faces at early voting. Look at how he’s running the LCRC. These aren’t conservative principles. And now we all pay for your mistake of putting a authoritarian in charge.

    And for the love of Loudoun, will someone please proofread his stuff before he hits send?

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