- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Recently, there was a party for our state senator, [Thomas V.] Mike Miller [Jr. (D-Calvert, Prince George’s)]. They celebrated what Mr. Miller and his like-minded liberal friends have done for Maryland. I would say done to Maryland would be more accurate.
Let’s review liberal accomplishments:
1) The ruling Democratic Party in Maryland has sustained the abortion right in Maryland these many years, a position more than 50 percent of Americans no longer support and a position today most regard could no longer pass the Supreme Court.
2) An opening prayer can no longer mention the name of Jesus in the state h, so now say Mr. Miller and Mr. Busch, disregard protecting Article 36 of the Maryland Constitution.
3) Maryland is the fourth highest taxed state, right behind Massachusetts, and is destined to move up. The tax on households making $150,000 and more will certainly drive even more jobs out of the state.
4) Maryland passed the new illegal drug liberalization law to give marijuana the enhanced legal status as a legitimate medical remedy. This flies in the face of the testimony of numerous doctors, options of law enforcement, federal statutes and common sense. How do you reconcile this new message with the old that taught it is the principle gateway drug? Talk about a mixed message to our children.
5) Maryland has now once again legalized slot machines. These gambling devices were expelled from the state in the 1960s for fostering corruption at all levels of state and local government, not to mention the individual pain and suffering this addiction foists on the least among us. Mr. Miller knew the history but championed the passage anyway, and now this blight will once again spread across our fair state. We will watch casino after casino cannibalize the surrounding businesses, with their free food and lodging, as they destroy lives of those who are addicted. So quickly we forget the disingenuous bait-and-switch way slots were sold to the pubic; originally they were just a way to save jobs at a couple of racetracks, and now they are a way to save the state budget. Just as the lottery did, these funds will disappear into the state’s general fund, feeding ever-expanding state government and creating more dependency programs as far as the eye can see. But that is how you grow the Democrat voter base. Visit Atlantic City and see what casinos have done to the businesses of that city.
6) This year, Mr. Miller’s majority party passed the state’s new marriage law. You know it as the new law where the state assumes the role of the church and defines morality and who can marry whom. But I thought we had a separation of church and state policy. Oh, I forgot, that is only used to control Christians when they get out of line.
Those “cowards” — that’s what the governor’s wife called we Christians who dared to protest the bill. But Mr. Miller was against the bill; his office even said there was nothing he could do. Funny, there was so much he could do to push the gambling bill through, but he couldn’t be found the same day Mr. O’Malley roamed the hallways from office to office twisting arms just before passage of the bill. We voters are such a gullible lot. What’s the saying? “Fool me twice, shame on me?”
So, what’s the conclusion? To have single party control of a state, you need to have a party that will unabashedly loosen and redefine moral norms, assume the role of the church, disregard separation of church and state when inconvenient, loosen drug laws, loosen gambling laws and permit abortion on demand. There is a bright spot; Mr. O’Malley wants to give us government-subsidized windmills to save taxpayers money. I know, you can’t make this stuff up. Congratulations to Mike, and to your friends, for what you have done to our state. I can hardly wait until next year when you give away in-state tuition to illegal aliens. We already have Maryland health care that only requires six-month residency verified by an address — no citizenship documentation other than checking a box. Oh, and I guess until we get another installment of federal stimulus money, O’Malley will hold up on building any more $100 million high schools with Olympic-sized swimming pools. Now that’s a way to grow a political party.
Thomas Sasscer, Huntingtown