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As Long as We Remember...

Jason Miller

April 25, 2019
Jason Miller

It didn't take long for the leftist progressive ranks to turn on Robert Mueller. Once a progressive media darling like James Comey, Mr. Mueller is being harassed by the left.

April 15, 2019
The Reign of Error
Jason Miller

It is a matter of common knowledge to many readers that this writer was as against binding arbitration for the firefighter’s union as one could be. The Question D 2018 Charter Amendment from the Career Firefighters Union Local 3666 was cloaked in the flowering light of "support public safety." The true intent was much more underhanded to the taxpayers of Frederick County.

April 8, 2019
An Indiana Mayor Wants the Oval Office
Jason Miller

The list of declared Democrats running for President of the United States has become a preview of future failure with one exception. President Trump's MAGA Republican strategists should be concerned if an unexpected candidate emerges.

March 25, 2019
The End of The Beginning
Jason Miller

The heads of both liberal progressives and their NeverTrump allies exploded on Friday as the mainstream media learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-Russia collusion investigation, headed by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, had finished without any further indictments. No Russian collusion was found.

March 18, 2019
The MDGOP's Faustian Bargain
Jason Miller

Much to the chagrin of the Maryland Republicans (MDGOP), the Democrats have handed the Maryland Republican agenda defeat after defeat so far in this year’s session of the Maryland General Assembly.

March 4, 2019
Jumping the Shark
Jason Miller

Last Monday was “Gun Bill Day” in Annapolis for the Maryland General Assembly. Gun rights activists gathered from across the state to offer testimony and to protest the Infringement and erosion of Second Amendment rights in Maryland.

February 25, 2019
Leadership Is Not a Title
Jason Miller

The day-to-day minutia of grass roots conservative politics has seen the rise and fall of personalities like the ebb and flow of the daily tide. The lack of a uniting purpose inside conservative circles is almost beyond repairing. However, there is a chance for redemption before it's too late.

February 18, 2019
Your Land Is Their Land
Jason Miller

The historical notion of private property as accepted by both public policy experts and esteemed legal minds seemed to escape both the Frederick County Council and the Frederick County Planning Commission during two separate hearings this past week. Private property rights can be diminished if it's for the greater good.

February 11, 2019
The CREST Money Pit
Jason Miller

Frederick County has had its own bridge to nowhere over the past three years. The CREST budget fiasco stands out as the most textbook of cases whereby mismanagement and professional ineptitude is rewarded handsomely with state money.

February 4, 2019
The Road to a Leviathan
Jason Miller

Last Thursday the County Council once again was called upon to rubber stamp legislation under the watchful eye of County Executive Jan The First. She announced once more that she was going to codify her personal vision of Frederick County's future into law.

January 28, 2019
Flirting With Socialism
Jason Miller

Maryland's new socialist party been certified. Why? It's very simple. Many of the latest statistics are now showing a Maryland labor market that has not fully recovered to pre-recession levels of income.

January 21, 2019
The Kingdom of Frederick
Jason Miller

The loyal obedient consent to County Executive Jan The First was on full display this past week as Dr. Lois Jarman was appointed to the nonpartisan Frederick County Board of Education by the Frederick County Council in a vote of 5 to 2.

January 16, 2019
So Much for Civility
Jason Miller

DACA students should be taught that President Donald Trump is evil! Conservatives candidates for the Frederick County Board of Education are a venereal disease that must be nipped in the bud!

December 17, 2018
Hogan for President?
Jason Miller

The growing animosity between Gov. Larry Hogan and President Donald Trump was on full display at the Niskanen Center's conference held in Washington earlier this month.

December 10, 2018
Happy Birthday Jesus!
Jason Miller

Some were greeted on social media this week with a new cause for progressive Christmas outrage. This year, it's the classic children’s cartoon "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" that's ruining Christmas for the political correctness crowd. The PC bruisers are attacking a Christmas classic because it (allegedly) promotes bullying.

December 3, 2018
Paris Is Burning
Jason Miller

Last Saturday an angry mob of protesters from the countryside invaded the urban centers of France to protest fuel tax increases. Those taxes have hurt the rural areas of France on a large scale.

November 26, 2018
Maryland's Obamacare Fix
Jason Miller

This past March, many conservatives were flabbergasted when some Republican legislators in Annapolis went along with a so called bipartisan plan fix to Obamacare in Maryland.

November 19, 2018
A Conservative's Call to Action
Jason Miller

The newly minted Democrat majority on the Frederick County Council will have many things to rubber stamp now that County Executive Jan Gardner won her reelection bid.

November 12, 2018
Larry Hogan's Zeros
Jason Miller

As the dust settled from Maryland's general election last Tuesday, something very concerning happened. Gov. Larry Hogan was re-elected, but Frederick's own Hogan Team and many other GOP candidates across the state were soundly defeated by Hogan supporting Democrats.

November 5, 2018
A Standard of Excellence
Jason Miller

As a rule, honesty tends to always beat negativity for the element of surprise in national elections. Too bad neither party got the memo in this year’s election cycle.

October 29, 2018
A Blast from The Past
Jason Miller

Frederick County is full of plain speaking grass-roots conservative voters. They look to results-driven conservative leadership. They are definitely fiscal hawk conservatives, too.

October 22, 2018
A Troubling Question
Jason Miller

"Do you think the U.S. military should use deadly force to protect the country’s borders?" That is the question being circulated on social media. It's a telling sign of the times we live in, primarily because isn't that what the military is for?

October 15, 2018
It's The Voter Turnout, Stupid!
Jason Miller

As we head into early voting next week, local Republican leadership will be met with a herculean challenge. Polls show that Republican Gov. Larry Hogan will have plenty of Democrats supporting him this November.

October 9, 2018
"D" is for Disaster – Part 2
Jason Miller

Like clockwork, Stephan Jones who is president of Frederick County Career Firefighters Union Local #3666, posted this to his Facebook account October 1st. "On November 6th, vote FOR on Question D and make sure that your local firefighters have a voice to make sure someone shows up to your emergency."

October 8, 2018
"D" is for Disaster – Part 1
Jason Miller

Functional reading is a fundamental approach to properly researching and defining a position on any public policy. Candidates and voters should be reading up on subjects as the November election approaches.

October 1, 2018
Maryland’s Election Snake Pit
Jason Miller

The Senate Supreme Court “Advise and Consent” hearing held to investigate accusations of sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh against Dr. Christine Baisy Ford ushered in a painful pile on of candidates seeking election or reelection from across the nation.

September 24, 2018
How ‘Bout Them Apples
Jason Miller

Gov. Larry Hogan handed Republicans in Maryland a major victory over the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) Apple ballot dominance last Friday.

September 17, 2018
The Apple Ballot Blues
Jason Miller

It's that time of year again, fellow citizens. The time of year when local Republican candidates, and local Republican leadership, issue gripes and complaints about the Frederick County Teachers Association’s Apple Ballot, those candidates recommended by that group in an effort to garner your vote.

September 10, 2018
Citizen Chmelik
Jason Miller

Last Wednesday on WFMD's Mid Maryland Live radio program, current County Councilman Tony Chmelik announced his intent to run as a write in candidate for County Council District 2.

September 4, 2018
A Sign Forecasting Future Spending
Jason Miller