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Archive for February, 2009

Letter to Melvin

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Note: The following letter is essentially the discussion board conversation I had with a visitor to my Facebook political page who leveled the usual liberal charges – “Eight years of Bush and your (sic) still talking the same stuff” – and assumed I was running for office exclusively in Calvert County and therefore, he said, “I think you know what I am thinking.” My response follows: (more…)

First in the Hearts of his Countrymen

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Over the years, I’ve made an interesting observation about the practice of government in the U.S. Our elected officials call themselves public servants but their actions and demeanor tell me they see themselves less as servants and more as masters to whom we must pay our respects. Their behavior stands in stark contrast to that of the man we honor today. (more…)

Stop. Spending. Money.

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

You know Maryland is turned upside down when a Republican and a Democrat agree on the solution to our state’s economic ills. Doug Duncan, former Montgomery County executive and candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2006, wrote  a column in the Washington Post criticizing the small thinking of Maryland’s elected officials in the current budget crisis. The solution he proposes is precisely what I’ve been advocating since my first campaign in 2006:

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Simple Math: A Fairy Tale

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

My wife asked me a question this morning about the $850 billion debt package we’re about to pass and it was so simple yet profound that I’ve decided to build a fable around it called, “Simple Math.”

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Chameleon of the Chesapeake

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Given my current economic circumstances, I wasn’t looking for laughter in the editorial pages of my local paper this past week, but I read something hilarious nonetheless. My state senator, “President for Life” Mike Miller, wrote a sober letter to the editor imploring us to be resilient and work together to solve the state’s fiscal problems. He said, “Now is not a time for demagoguery, geographic divisions, or partisan brinksmanship.” Excuse me, but what has been taking place in the General Assembly under your leadership for the past several decades? (more…)

 
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