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Virginia State Rep. Bob Marshall: VA Should Mint Our Own Coins!

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Marshall is famous for the hard-line conservative positions that he has championed for years. Just recently, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell rejected a suggestion by Marshall, in the wake of the federal repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," that the state institute its own ban on gays in the National Guard.

Marshall said at the time: "It's a distraction when I'm on the battlefield and have to concentrate on the enemy 600 yards away and I'm worried about this guy whose got eyes on me."

A year ago, he also expressed regret for a statement he made about abortion and birth defects: "The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children."