In a state surrounded by others allowing concealed carry weapons, time has come again to question Maryland’s belligerence to permitting good citizens to pack heat.
Call it a sabbatical, or maybe just a chance to let things shake out a bit. Honestly, our national, state and local political scene has been so confounding of late, the smarter play was to observe and process more, and to – therefore – write less.
The latest school shooting certainly brings this question to mind. How much do we treasure these young beings, who will, with a lot of care and a little good luck, grow up to create good lives that benefit themselves, their children and our world.
The bulletin crawled across the bottom of the screen early in the morning. Alerts were immediate on my iPhone. Reports of a Texas High School shooting. No information available at that moment.
So, I was taken aback, along with many other conservatives, when I heard that the 2018 Farm Bill failed as the Republican Freedom Caucus joined with Democrats to ensure its defeat in the House of Representatives.
I just saw an Allstate Insurance commercial that opens with a couple staring at a wet hole in the ceiling. The man says: “It’s just a burst pipe. I can fix that.” The women laughs derisively and says: “No, you can’t.”
Surprise is usually reserved for others, but when I was chosen as the Republican of the Year by the Frederick County Republican Central Committee at the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, the tables were turned on me. I was very surprised and deeply honored.