I couldn't find any indication -- including on the Virginia elections board website -- that Will Griffith had actually run for Congress in 2008. Moreover, the only reference for this article is a defunct website. Therefore, I'm moving the text here, and unless actual references are added, the article will be removed as unsupported and unverifiable. -- Diane Farsetta 16:47, 10 July 2009 (EDT)
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Will Griffith was an Independent candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 7th Congressional District (map) of Virginia. He ran as an Independent to challenge incumbent Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.).
As an Independent voice for the American voter, Will Griffith endorsed Eric Cantor and then continued to call for Americans to be strong in the War on Terror. 'As Ronald Reagan told us some years ago', said Griffith, 'The future does not belong to the faint-hearted...it belongs to the brave'. Griffith believes that the War on Terror is the most fundamental issue facing the next century of American history in the making, and calls President George Walker Bush a 'visionary' on the issue of dealing with Islamic radicals.
Griffith is a member of the International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association, National Military Intelligence Association, British Bodyguard Association and is a member of the War Crimes Committee, as well as the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association in London. He served as Chief Commissioner of the International Human Rights Tribunal and wrote an Opinion declaring the Tokyo indictment against George W. Bush 'without merit'..
Currently, Griffith is Director of THE GRIFFITH CENTER, a human rights organization and is former Chairman and President of The Griffith Corporation. Griffith, along with his wife Alysyn Bourque-Griffith, devote their life together to their family and to the cause of human rights.
Griffith ran as an Independent to challenge Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in the 2008 congressional elections. WILL GRIFFITH delivered a speech on the U.S. economy and defended President Bush. He also has endorsed Eric Cantor for reelection to the United States Congress. To hear a repeat of Will Griffith speech you can go to www.myspace.com/griffith4humanity
WILL GRIFFITH has endorsed congressman Eric Cantor for reelection saying: 'The loyalty of service and his care for the country has made him the best candidate for Congress". Griffith, 41, also announced that he would support Senator John McCain for the Presidency of the United States. He is working on a a variety of broadcasting projects and has said he will work on a new film about Ronald Reagan. The film, DUTCH: The Life and Legacy of Ronald Reagan is currently in development. Griffith gave two speeches in defense of the Bush Administration and in endorsing Sen. John McCain. You can find them on Youtube or by going directly to www.youtube.com/user/netcityradio. Will Griffith endorsed Congressman Eric Cantor because the Congressman has been a loyal supporter of America, the War on Terror and has supported the research of the PHRAMA Companies who have spent their own money to allow our children to swim in public lakes and in the parks of our great country. Will Griffith was once a critic of the PHARMA companies, but investigated how much they actually do to protect American lives and allow our children a better future. Griffith is an adamant opponent of using PHARMA to cure all of our ills. But in the words of Will Griffith: 'When PHARMA can come up with a pill that cures our country of congressional malpractice, then I'll support them 100%". Griffith has not ruled out a future run from California, where he raises his family. He divides his time between Los Angeles and washington.
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Committees and affiliations
WAR CRIMES COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL ( Former Chief Commissioner)
== WILL GRIFFITH CREATES COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK Will Griffith is former Chairman and President of The Griffith Corporation. He has spearheaded the HOMELAND TV NETWORK, GRIFFITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INTERSTELLAR TV and launched the official channel of the International Human Rights Tribunal. Griffith also launched a security service division with security networking data and has acquired CHAMBER TV, which is being developed into an Emergency Broadcasting Center in the event of national emergencies or disaster. It will be considered a 'first responder in communications'. Griffith has been hailed as a visionary. He withdrew from the 2008 Congressional race to concentrate on his current work in broadcasting and human rights. He moved to California with his wife Alysyn Bourque-Griffith, who is also CEO of the Homeland TV Network and Advocate-General of the International Human Rights Tribunal. Together they raise two children. Alysyn also serves as head of Interstellar TV, a Griffith company, and was honored on June 6, 2008 by the Cambridge Who's Who of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. As a member of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association he is an outspoken supporter of counter-terrorism efforts, an outspoken advocate for the victims of human trafficking and continues to fight for causes of global human rights. Will Griffith is a member of the War Crimes Committee of the IBA, and is a member of the International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association and the National Military Intelligence Association. He served as Chief Commissioner of the International Human Rights Tribunal and stepped down to lead The Griffith Center as its Director. He continues to follow human rights issues in the United States and around the world. He has been vocal on the Schapelle Corby case in Bali and human trafficking issues.
Articles and resources
[THE GRIFFITH CENTER]
[HOMELAND TV NETWORK]http://www.griffithcorp.com
[INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL]http://www.internationalhumanrightstribunal.org [ IHRT OPEN POLICY FORUM]http://www.internationalhumanrightstribunal.ning.com
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Virginia's 7th Congressional District
- Official Griffith for Congress website