Letter: Gibson will be powerful, effective voice in Richmond
Last year, I learned the hard way that ordinary citizens can have their Constitutional rights attacked at any time and without any warning. My rights—and by extension the rights of every citizen of the Commonwealth—were successfully defended by an exceptional attorney named Ken Gibson. Ken Gibson is now a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates (to replace my good friend Harvey Morgan, who’s retiring) and it is my privilege to recommend him as the very best candidate to represent the Middle Peninsula in the General Assembly. Here’s why:
In 2008 as today, I am a member of the "Gloucester 40" who circulated a petition to oust certain local ‘leaders.’ The ‘leaders’ hit back hard, hiring a high-powered Richmond law firm and a former attorney general. They started by serving me with a subpoena demanding that I surrender nearly all of my personal records, including my computer, my notes, my written and typed documents, even my personal diaries!
As a believer in the Constitution and the right to free speech, I decided I was not going to be bullied. Countless brave Americans have died for what the Constitution stands for, which includes the right of the people to exercise free speech and speak out against political corruption. I realized I needed to find an attorney who also believed in the Constitution and was willing to fight a Goliath for a David like me. I was fortunate to find Ken Gibson and saw right away that he was both a fighter and Constitutional scholar. Equally important, I saw he had honor and dignity.
Ken’s motion to quash the subpoena (kill the sucker dead) consisted of 11 pages of brilliant legal research. The Goliath firm couldn’t touch it. When Ken presented his oral argument to the Richmond Circuit Court, his impassioned statements left the entire room in awe. When he finished, the judge quashed my subpoena on the spot, simply saying "I agree with Mr. Gibson."
Ken Gibson is a true patriot and defender of our Constitutional freedoms. He will fight for our home as relentlessly as he fought for me, and defend the principles of freedom that made this country great. I urge others to learn more about Ken Gibson and his exceptional qualifications. I know from experience that he will be a powerful and effective voice for us in Richmond on the issues we care about.