An engineer friend of mine had a saying that “one point in time does not a trend make.” When it comes to one issue in the state of Maryland, however, I believe we have enough events, all within the span of a few weeks, to declare a trend; the act of prayer is officially under siege in Maryland.
Archive for April, 2009
I was invited to speak at the Annapolis Tax Day Tea Party today, and the event succeeded beyond my wildest imagination. Despite a cold, pouring rain and gusty winds, over 2,000 people showed up at Campbell Park on the Annapolis City Dock to hear and be heard on the topics of excessive taxation and spending and the erosion of liberty.
With each passing week, I am convinced the government of Maryland is losing its collective mind.
Although I’ve certainly made no secret of my intention to run for the Maryland Senate again in 2010, I still get questions from people asking me if I’m going to run again and if so, for what office. Therefore, let this be my formal announcement; God willing, I will seek the Maryland Legislative District 27 Senate seat in 2010 as a Republican.
Note: On occasion, I’ll engage others online in a discussion on an issue of interest to me. I hope that my response to an opponent of the D.C. School Voucher program is sufficient to inform you on the opposition’s talking points, which will make my comments more clear to you. I’ve changed the name of my correspondent as it is not my desire to attack him personally.
Re: Choice and Charter Schools – Democratic Disrespect
Rev. Doe, I am disappointed that a gentleman such as yourself with the title of Reverend would resort immediately to disparaging me & my intentions without any knowledge of me. That’s not particularly Christian, is it?
Never in my comments did I advocate a select few children being rewarded at the expense of others. In fact, I believe I stated the proper response is to expand choice, not limit it. I want every child to have an opportunity. I also want every child to have an opportunity now, not when the public school system gets its act together.
I read with more than a little amusement about Senator Mike Miller’s frustration concerning a pastor who had the nerve to close his opening prayer in the Senate chamber on March 25 by invoking the name of Jesus. Herewith the rant that ensued:
“Miller (D-Calvert) asked that Lehman’s remarks not be journalized, that is, saved for posterity. Then, sounding annoyed, he asked the secretary of the Senate, ‘Do we see these things ahead of time? Do we?’"
During my 2006 run for the Maryland Senate, I made several new friends in Prince George’s County. After personally knocking on hundreds of doors in communities like Clinton, Accokeek, Upper Marlboro and Fort Washington, standing in front of the local Safeway handing out literature, and attending just about every major church, I learned much about the pride they felt at being the most affluent majority-black county in America, as well as their frustration with social problems that sullied their county’s reputation.