Author Archive: Hank Martin

HANK MARTIN is an Albemarle native, a graduate of Albemarle High School and Piedmont Virginia Community College. In his youth,, he spent more than a decade in the Cub and Boy Scout Programs, as well as being a member of the Monticello Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. He has served as a leader in Scouting and church youth character building programs, such as AWANA's and the Royal Ambassadors. He is an avid student of history and Biblical prophecy. He participated in the adoption of the school anti-bullying legislation sponsored by delegate Rob Bell. In 2005, in response to proposed ordinances by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors regarding property rights, he founded and chaired Forever Albemarle, a personal property rights group. He resides in Albemarle County with his wife Theresa and one of their two sons, the other now a resident in Tennessee.

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America’s refugee industry and the Cats-Paw

| March 8, 2017 | 5 Comments
America’s refugee industry and the Cats-Paw

CATS-PAW, noun – A dupe; the instrument which another uses. Watching the presidential address to Congress the other evening, and the behavior of those in the Democratic Party, brought to mind an incident from my youth. Attending a Boy Scout leadership conference lecture I was exposed to an unusual act. The speaker, a United States […]

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All Our Yesterdays: Reconsidering Revenue Sharing

| November 28, 2016 | 4 Comments
All Our Yesterdays: Reconsidering Revenue Sharing

“My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.” – Frederick the Great For more than three decades, the citizens of Albemarle County have been forced to live with the maxim of Frederick the Great, as […]

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The forgotten directive

| November 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
The forgotten directive

The Forgotten Directive By H.L.M. It has come to pass. What has been labeled, and perhaps rightly so, as the most divisive and negative presidential campaign in the history of America has finally concluded—at least for now. Like it or not, whether you were actively engaged, held a position or even endeavored to remain neutral, like […]

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America’s Warning Signs (The Tragic Result of Flying Blind)

| May 29, 2016 | 4 Comments
America’s Warning Signs (The Tragic Result of Flying Blind)

I was reading about the circumstances regarding the crash of Aeroperu Airlines Flight 603 (2 October 1996). It was truly an accident that need not have happened, and it was due solely to human error. The maintenance crew had taped over the static ports before washing the plane, and neglected to remove the tape afterwards. […]

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Holding out for a hero: the failure of feminism

| May 10, 2016 | 1 Comments
Holding out for a hero: the failure of feminism

The other evening while at dinner, thanks to boisterous voices, I could not help but overhear the adjacent table full of twenty-something women, bemoaning how difficult it is today to find good men. As they shared their terrible experiences, I could not help but to remember the Bonnie Tyler song from the mid-eighties, lamenting the […]

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And the children shall lead (or destroy): How we’ve fostered our own demise

| April 30, 2016 | 1 Comments
And the children shall lead (or destroy): How we’ve fostered our own demise

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”—Proverbs 22:6 History is so rich, and so profoundly educational, and sadly so purposefully poorly taught. Even now, there is a move afoot, perhaps even successful in some school districts, to ignore American history prior […]

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The fallacy of racial monologue

| September 9, 2014 | 11 Comments
The fallacy of racial monologue

Very recently, I endeavored, in good faith, to inquire of Dr. Rick Turner, to understand how he could hold to the presumptions he espoused. For those of you who may not be aware of the exchange, you can find it on the WINA Schilling Show Podcast. Though Dr. Turner utterly failed to answer my question directly, […]

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Marriage: The Brave New World…Isn’t

| August 7, 2014 | 4 Comments
Marriage: The Brave New World…Isn’t

In regards to the recent decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals which asserts the position that the ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, I have been told by more than a few folks, that while I make a very sound religious argument, I am on the wrong side of this issue. Why? Because […]

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Hanging ourselves with chords of vanity

| April 12, 2013 | 1 Comments
Hanging ourselves with chords of vanity

As expected, the current case before the United States Supreme Court is sparking considerable debate and discussion. When you chisel away at all of the emotional chaff, what you really discover is an elderly woman, Edie Windsor, angry over having to pay estate taxes. I am forced to inquire as to why, if Thea Spyer […]

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Wanted: ordinary individuals

| March 7, 2013 | 2 Comments
Wanted: ordinary individuals

I have spent almost my entire life as a student of history.  I was never one to be able to quote the latest batting average of a baseball player, nor was I proficient at expounding upon the minutia of details involving the hottest quarterback of the moment. I just could not find myself that excited […]

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