I participated in my second-ever protest last Sunday when I served as the master of ceremonies for the “Concerned Citizens” Tea Party at Solomons. God gave us a cool, sunny day, great speakers and a crowd Sheriff Evans estimated at between 500-600 people. The homemade signs were excellent and the crowd was anxious to be heard in Annapolis and Washington. The week’s events, however, suggest we’re going to have to turn up the volume because our public “servants” – and I use that term loosely – aren’t listening.
Archive for March, 2009
There’s another thing in life that’s as sure as death and taxes; if politicians find out that people are angry about an issue, they swoop in like superheroes to declare they will save the day. When they do that, I suggest that rather than letting out a cheer, you tug on their capes and ask them, “What exactly are you going to do?” (more…)
Perhaps no public figure in the country has been more visible or vocal in their opposition to the death penalty than our Governor, Martin O’Malley. Between several opinion pieces, speeches, pronouncements in the press and legislative appeals, he’s made it a personal mission to eliminate the death penalty in Maryland. I’ve no doubt he is acting out of deep conviction in pursuing this policy change. Therefore, it’s a shame that the stench of hypocrisy hangs over every word he utters in opposition to the death penalty:
Will we be a society guided by the notion that two wrongs somehow make a right? Or will we be a society guided by the fundamental civil and human rights bestowed on humankind by God?