|Action||Promulgation of Regulations Governing Contextualization of Monuments or Memorials for Certain War Veterans|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/13/2022|
I object to the fast tracking of regulations governing contextualization of monuments and memorials for certain war veterans as I believe the draft regulations to be seriously flawed in a number of areas. Given that the matter of contextualizing monuments is a highly charged issue today, I think that it is important that it be done carefully, using the standard rule making process, with an additional insistence that contextualization be historically accurate (One section of these draft regulations, by using the word "shall" (17VAC%-40-40.) seems to actually mandate propagandizing language instead) and that public input should be invited.
There are so many flaws, errors and omissions in the proposed regulatory document, that if it is allowed to move forward without careful revision, I believe that it will prove to be an embarrassment to the state of Virginia. Its development has obviously been constructed with a deep bow to so-called social justice warriors and their ideology and a slap in the face to the rest of us.