Letter: Cheryl Celebi, Leesburg

President Biden does a great job at stirring up angst—whether it’s unchecked immigration, his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, ignoring the Supreme Court on eviction moratoriums, and now attempting to work around the Constitution with vaccine mandates.

There must be a lot of people asking themselves how did we get into this mess, and how do we get out. We need representatives that will step away from partisan politics and focus on getting worthwhile things done—representatives that aren’t afraid to take an unpopular position on tough issues.

I have watched Delegate Dave LaRock from when he was the loudest voice, almost 10 years ago, questioning Loudoun spending hundreds of millions of dollars on bringing Metro to Loudoun. They ignored his warnings, and it appears LaRock had it right. Almost no one uses the Metro, and it sucks up tons of money that should go to roads.

He recently asked the legislature to join him in asking the Health Commissioner to pull back his ban on hydroxychloroquine. To my amazement his resolution was passed out of committee unanimously, with even the Democrat Speaker of the House in support. Then, it was killed on the floor in a reversal that must have been political.

I’ve seen a quote from Dr. Harvey Risch to Dave applauding Dave’s effort. Dr. Risch made national news saying HCQ could save 100,000 lives if used properly to combat Covid. He is a professor of epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center. My point is that LaRock listened to experts; took a bold step; and won bipartisan support for a life-saving new law, only to have it smacked down so people like his opponent could use that loss against him.

LaRock has been a solid leader for this district, and we need more like him

Cheryl Celebi, Leesburg

6 thoughts on “Letter: Cheryl Celebi, Leesburg

  • 2021-10-07 at 10:12 pm
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    The writer has understandable concerns about President Biden. I voted for the gentleman rather than Donald Trump. I don’t have any regrets. (Though I’m sometimes concerned with his malapropisms.) I don’t blame Virginia legislators for opposing hydroxychloroquine. It’s not something I would want in my system. As for Delegate LaRock, his views are more suited for the Stone Age. And I didn’t like his use of Chair Randall’s image to give the impression she endorses him. Chair Randall doesn’t care for the gentleman & doesn’t endorse him. Please vote Loudoun!

  • 2021-10-07 at 10:18 pm
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    I would vote for LaRock if he was in my district, but to use him in a letter encouraging politicians to put party politics aside is comical. Thanks for the chuckle.

  • 2021-10-08 at 9:13 am
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    In addition to endorsing HCQ, maybe Mr. LaRock could support vaccinations instead of questioning them. Instead, he cited that vaccinations are “potentially dangerous”. What a great way to kill off any constituents that listen to your drivel. As a Republican, I’m tired of our leaders wasting time putting bills forth on marginal issues like HCQ. This is pandering to the lowest element of our party.

  • 2021-10-08 at 12:32 pm
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    hydroxychloroquine? hydroxychloroquine? It does nothing. Just get vaccinated.

  • 2021-10-08 at 1:58 pm
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    James Gordon — what a condescending thing to say. People like me who don’t want to take an experimental vaccine are “the lowest element of our party”? It used to be a hallmark of wisdom to question things. That’s what college used to be about. It’s what debate was for. These experimental mRNA shots are absolutely “potentially dangerous” and people would be wise to ask questions before they just inject something into their bodies “because the government said so.” The inventor of mRNA technology himself, Dr. Robert Malone, has been censored for trying to warn people about horrific side effects of the shot, including myocarditis and blood clots.

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