Editor Bryan P. Sears firstname.lastname@example.org
2:20 pm on Monday, January 7, 2013
I'm a little concerned myself. Even by the admission of this article, the county sold the Yorkway Apartment complex for less than 10% of what they paid for it. While I'm all about progress, I'm not about progress at the unnecessary expense of the tax payers. The County Executive and County Council need to be as transparent as possible about what's going on with these land deals... if for no other reason than to avoid the very likely appearance of impropriety.
8:48 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I'm not even sure where to start with this, but I think I'll take a swing at it: 9 or 10 year olds cannot enter into legally binding contracts (which IS what marriage is.) For that matter, neither can pets. So the points you tried to make are simply ridiculous. I guess the only thing I can really be thankful for is the fact that there are more rational people who can drown out your ill-thought-out, illogical, irrational, and just plain stupid opinion.
1:18 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2011
$2.16 million dollars a year.... and people have to wonder why their taxes are ridiculous....
5:25 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
That's the insidious part of the whole thing: it was done in the name of protecting churches. From what? At no point in the history of this country has any legislative body had the power to dictate to churches what they can and cannot do when it comes to marriage. My esteemed delegate may have looked like he was trying to protect churches, but it was a flimsy argument to begin with: the churches were never in any danger. Legalizing Gay Marriage never, meant that any religious organization had to recognize it. It's analogous to religiously oriented hospitals: under no legal obligation to perform abortions if abortion is against the teachings of their religion, despite the fact that abortions are legal.
As to the argument of civil unions vs. marriage, it is a question of separate but equal. You cannot have one legal institution for one group of people and another legal institution for another group of people. Either say that everyone, gay or not, has a "civil union" in the eyes of the law or say that everyone, gay or straight, is married in the eyes of the law. You cannot have marriage for one and civil unions for the other. Plessy v. Furgeson: The United States Supreme Court ruled that the doctrine of separate but equal violates the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection.
So while it's nice to say he tried to compromise, I don't believe that to be true. He knew what he was doing.
11:02 am on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Am I supposed to feel appreciative that you voted against an alcohol tax increase in the same year you stonewalled a critical piece of Civil Rights legislation? And let's make no mistake, that's exactly what happened. How about this, I'll gladly pay my extra $.10/drink to build schools in Baltimore City, PG County, and anywhere else if it means that you get to keep your sense of morality as far away from my Civil Liberties as humanly possible.
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