November 22, 2011
To the people,
“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.” -Thomas Jefferson
I can not ignore this clear will and message from the people of our area, which to me has been heard very loud and so very clear. The charges in which I filed against the two Democratic Sheriffs, however justified it may very well be, are not the best means to the end in which I originally hoped to reach.
These are two very good men, that I in no way intended to wage war against. I wanted to make a point and I think that I certainly did do just that, but that which was initiated as a sincere act of good, turned into an unintentional act of war. I commend their service to each of their communities and ask others join me in continuing to support these two individuals, who are two very prominent faces of the Democratic Party in our area.
We must move forward. There are much larger battles to face as we push onward, with a united goal of making tomorrow just a little bit better that today for us all.
I pray that Mr. Millholland & Mr. Roper will accept my apology, which I now sincerely offer. I ask that they join with me and countless others in a much larger effort to rebuild this party in which we all share, embrace, and remain dedicate to it’s ultimate success.
I formally withdraw the formal charges in which I filed against both Sheriffs on November 12, 2011. I can only hope that such action will in the much larger picture, ultimately make “us” stronger. We certainly need all the strength we can muster as we work collectively to rebuild, strengthen, and move the Democratic Party forward into the months, years, and decades ahead.
I ask that the two local Democratic committees, take these charges and ball them up and give them a good toss into the nearest trash can.
It’s time to move on… Together.
Shaun D. Broy
Shaun Broy ran as the Democratic Party candidate for Virginia Senate in 2011