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Letter to the Editor: In Support of Carroll County Commissioners

A Westminster resident respects the work of the Carroll County commissioners.

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank the Board of Commissioners, in particular Commissioners Rothschild and Frazier, for their principled stand on property rights in their fight against PlanMaryland, (the State’s plan for totalitarian control over our property and lives). For this they are being attacked by a small but vocal  group of liberal activists or collectivists, who  help further entrench the first plank of Marx’s Manifesto, the abolishment of private property with Soviet style central planning. 

The commissioners are being subjected to misquotes (lies), invective, and much demagoguery by this local group.   There is an arrogance to their position that the enlightened vision of state central planners are to be trusted more than the free market solutions offered by an educated intellect. For example Judy Hake stated that “It seems to me that these questions are way bigger than most of us little people down here in the trenches”. Never have the commissioners said that they are for the destruction of the environment, they are not climate change deniers, but are merely trying to keep private property under the control of the people who own it, and not the State.

Rights and freedom must always be aggressively asserted. The un-infringed right to private property, and the right to use it as the owner sees fit as long as he does not injure another’s person or property, is the very foundation of Liberty.  Has the government ever been cost effective by violating the constitutions and hence the free market?

History teaches us that when God Fearing people establish a government, like ours, modeled after God’s Plan (to secure inalienable Rights), it brings about a state of prosperity and tranquility, eventually resulting in apathy, allowing people with designs for power and profit and or lacking in knowledge and wisdom,  to take over political offices by promising anything and everything.  The outcome of this is always the loss of our inalienable God Given Rights.   When someone tries to do what is right and correct this, he is attacked because he is a threat to this corrupt establishment power. Even Christ was crucified for upsetting the bankers of his day. 

I personally am glad to see representatives finally speaking of constitutionally limited government, when the Federal and State Constitutions are ignored and violated so seditiously.  Labeling the PlanMaryland – U.N. Agenda 21 connection a conspiracy theory is absurd.  A serious study of PlanMaryland, Agenda 21, the Presidents Council for Sustainable Development, and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives , shows how they all correlate.  These U.N. originated schemes are not merely for third world countries, as the local group of collectivists have contended.  

More counties across the country are removing themselves from ICLEI and Sustainable Development, as defined by Agenda 21 and Plan Maryland, thanks to the lead of our County Commissioners.  Those who snicker, laugh, or deny these realities, are either simply ignorant of the facts and procedures, or want you to remain ignorant of the facts and procedures.

“Manmade Global Warming” has become the new threat to our very existence just like the “Wars” on poverty, drugs, guns, terrorism - you name it; government loves to control us by keeping us in fear for our own “good.”  So be careful to verify the things you read, you just may start to believe it.

George Abrahm Otto III
Westminster

Bonnie Grady November 18, 2011 at 06:39 AM
Mr. Otto needs to heed his own advice when he says, "So be careful to verify the things you read, you just may start to believe it." He"s been reading way too much American Thinker. Why is it that these people think they are the only ones with Constitutional rights? What about the left's rights to free speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, etc? Those right-wing folks are so one-dimensional.
Jim Simpson November 18, 2011 at 04:44 PM
Dear George: Thank you for your straightforward, well-reasoned argument for supporting the Commissioners. They have taken a stand for principle, for the Constitution and for our God-given rights. Their leadership has served as an example that other counties across the nation have begun to emulate. The citizens of Carroll should be grateful and proud to have elected them. Of course the extremist Left, not content with anything but their own way, no matter how nihilistic or destructive that way may be, will never be satisfied. They should be at least appreciative of the fact that leaders dedicated to Constitutional principles will never take away their right to free speech, a right that they show contempt for by the very manner in which they attempt to stifle ours with disingenuous smears. One suspects that free speech would be in very short supply, were they in charge.
David Croghan November 18, 2011 at 05:39 PM
Mr Simpson perhaps you might disclose to the readers if you are the person the commissioners have contracted with to conduct public relation on their behalf and whether these posts are part of you duties being billed to the taxpayer.
Jack White November 18, 2011 at 06:57 PM
"Of course the extremist Left, not content with anything but their own way, no matter how nihilistic or destructive that way may be, will never be satisfied." Hello Jim, I'm not satisfied. We're cockroaches, too. Remember? That's my favorite. Oh, and don't forget, you also wrote that Hitler was a leftist. So why not give us the whole blast? We're nihilistic communists, socialists, atheists, Leninists, Stalinists, Marxists, elitists, Nazis, traitors, AND cockroaches. Did I miss anything? Maybe another bug? How about silverfish? I really hate them. Creeping around in the tub late at night. Can we be silverfish, too? Maybe even stink bugs? Please let me know if I'm being disengenous or misrepresenting your viewpoint in any way. And keep up the good work. Your reputation is growing.
ModerateinCC November 18, 2011 at 07:38 PM
As a Christian, I find this comment from Mr. Otto most disturbing: "Even Christ was crucified for upsetting the bankers of his day." Mr. Otto needs to go read his Bible some more. Christ was crucified for upsetting the religious leaders of his day, not the bankers. If Christ did upset any bankers, it was because they were mistreating the poor and trampling on justice, charging exorbitant interest rates and trying to tip scales in their favor at the expense of those they were supposed to serve. Gee, is there a resemblance there to the complaints of Occupy Wall Street against the 1%? If Mr. Otto bothered to read his Bible, he would know that Christ was definitely on the side of the 99%.
ModerateinCC November 18, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Also, this is the exact same letter that was published in the Carroll County Times a few days ago. Doesn't the Times have rules about publishing letters in more than one place?
ModerateinCC November 18, 2011 at 07:44 PM
Oh yeah, one more thing. Maybe Mr. Otto or some of his fans could tell us exactly where the Bible says property rights for individuals are important to God?
SOUTHWESTMINSTER November 18, 2011 at 08:59 PM
God has nothing to do with MY property rights, but they are important to me.
JOHN LOPEZ November 18, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Mr. Simpson, Nice gig if you can get it! Get paid by the taxpayers to comment on articles on the Patch web site as well as leaving comments for other citizens. Man O Man talk about getting paid to rip you own bosses but then you really don't work for us do you? You must belive you just work for the Commisioners who really don't work for us either!
Bonnie Grady November 19, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Watch it, Simpson. Your days on the county payroll may be nearing an end. At their open meeting last night, I asked whether they thought it was alright for you to be trolling on a public blog and calling their constituents "fool" and other names. Not one of them came to your defense. Not one. They also didn't condemn what you have done, but if the four who were present really trusted you and supported you, they should have come running to your side. They didn't. They are beginning to see you for the legal liability that you are. They're starting to figure out that, even though you didn't have to take at oath to serve ALL constituents, without prejudice, they did. They swore on the Holy Bible to do that. And now here you come, calling the people whom they serve names and publishing horrible lies. You may not be a Christian, Jim-Bob, but they say they are. Let's just see how long they're willing to put up with your vulgar, shameful - and potentially legally liable - conduct. I predict you'll be packing up and heading back to your Baltimore City row home in no time.
Judith M. Smith November 20, 2011 at 11:14 PM
Anyone to the "left" of Mr. Simpson is an extremist in his dictionary
withavengeance2 November 21, 2011 at 12:32 AM
Thank you, Mr. Simpson, for being so open (my, how DARE you write an editorial published in 'Pravda', lolol) about your support for the Commissioners...you're a breath of fresh air amongst the usual suspects who post here...you're definitely in the minority on Patch, haha. Hmmm, wonder if that makes our Patch another 'Pravda'? Most of the majority don't post here anymore as the assaults from the minority on this site are so laughable. I still like to read the comments because they're so amusing...just makes my day ;)
withavengeance2 November 21, 2011 at 12:33 AM
Note to Kym: Please delete the moniker 'withavengeance' (without the 2), as one of these folks seem to have hijacked my identity...how lame.
Ross Dangel November 22, 2011 at 07:33 PM
Were it not so sad that someone could be so deluded and out of touch with reality, it would be funny. There's not a single shred of real evidence to support anything that Mr. Otto is saying here. The break with sanity is profound and disturbing. People, like Otto and Rothschild who believe in such wild conspiracy theories need to get help, as they are losing their grip on the ability to reason. It is easy to tell if something is horse hockey...if it sounds crazy and cannot be easily verified, it usually is crazy! Otto and Rothschild are not our saviors and they aren't privy to some secret information...they are making it up as they go along and expecting people to be too stupid to pull it apart and know the difference between fact and fiction. Wake up, these people aren't playing with a full deck!
Robert Armstrong November 22, 2011 at 10:51 PM
LOL Is this Simpson guy the same wingnut that linked the Catholic Church to Muslim terrorists and Cuba?? http://www.aim.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CASA-de-Maryland-Radical-Connections-FINAL.pdf I have heard some "far out there" conspiracy theories but this one is a doozy.
Judith M. Smith November 23, 2011 at 12:01 AM
YUP
Robert Armstrong November 23, 2011 at 09:29 PM
LOL Your tax dollars at work!

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