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As Long as We Remember...

Ken Kellar

August 26, 2019
Diversity and the lack thereof
Ken Kellar

On July 30, County Executive Jan Gardner honored her Finance Division staff of about 20 people. The event was aired on the local government TV station. It showed something odd. The division handles accounting, payroll and financing for the county government.

August 8, 2019
Half The Story
Ken Kellar

What do the auditing of the county’s program to nab illegal immigrants (287(g)), the assessment of school impact fees for new homes and perhaps even the county/state farm preservation program have in common?

July 12, 2019
Dictators and Quislings
Ken Kellar

What could go wrong with these loving words? No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

May 3, 2019
Presidential Candidate Biden: So Flawed
Ken Kellar

I recently viewed former Vice President Joseph Biden’s presidential campaign kickoff video. It was three and a half minutes of lies, lunacy and ignorance. Classic Democratic stuff!

April 17, 2019
Tragedy in Paris
Ken Kellar

Notre Dame was burning. As night fell on Paris Monday, it appeared the entire center of the cathedral was an inferno. The twin towers at one end appeared to be the only part of the massive building that were not engulfed in flame but they too were at risk as the fires burned into the night.

March 22, 2019
What is a conservative?
Ken Kellar

Perhaps the first conservative principal is: “It is hard to make a thing that works. It is easy to break a thing that works.”

February 1, 2019
County Proposal Kicks The Can and Passes The Buck
Ken Kellar

Lately, it appears local news coverage has become caught up with national “news,” social media lynch mobbing and other intrigue. That’s unfortunate as the second draft of a very important county policy document is available for public review and comment. It’s called Livable Frederick.

January 25, 2019
Free Heroin Needle Delivery Not Enough
Ken Kellar

The Frederick County Council recently voted 6-1 to buy a van for the purpose of providing timely and convenient delivery of clean needles to county residents who use heroin. The county is not doing enough for our growing heroin-user community.

December 19, 2018
The Temptation of Socialism
Ken Kellar

Ben Shapiro recently asked Fox News host Tucker Carlson what he would do about the job threat of autonomous trucks if he were president. Republican Carlson’s answer was surprising. How would you answer?

November 30, 2018
What’s the difference?
Ken Kellar

Claim: A Saudi prince ordered the execution of a Saudi citizen on foreign soil.

Fact: An American “prince” ordered the execution of an American citizen on foreign soil.

November 22, 2018
The “First” Thanksgiving
Ken Kellar

In more civilized times we Americans accepted the Plymouth Pilgrim story and counted our blessings on a day of feasting, prayer and, well, thanksgiving. Post-modernists have taken it upon themselves to destroy all sacred traditions and beliefs, yet they still gorge themselves.

November 2, 2018
The Rhetoric
Ken Kellar

Tone down the rhetoric! There are two problems with that request. People aren’t showing any link between rhetoric and events and most of those asking for it are hypocrites.

October 5, 2018
Revenge or Love
Ken Kellar

The left is shifting to “Plan C,” and then “Plan D” to keep a strict constructionist off the Supreme Court bench. The plans invoke various hypocritical statements about what a judge should and should not be.

October 4, 2018
Ken Kellar

The late Stephen Jay Gould, world-renowned paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, had a memory seared into his mind. It was a very emotional memory that he cherished.

July 19, 2018
Unbounded Idiocy
Ken Kellar

We are all biased and subjective. Some of us are idiots. This week President Donald Trump is called a traitor because of several sentences he spoke during a press conference with Russian Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump said he was not convinced that President Putin hacked the last presidential election. That’s it.

July 5, 2018
The New Colossus is a poem, not an argument
Ken Kellar

The New Colossus, written in 1883 and cast in bronze and mounted to the Statue of Liberty in 1903 (17 years after the statue was completed), is not a founding document, or a legal document, or the basis of an argument.

June 29, 2018
Don’t Boycott; Visit
Ken Kellar

If you learn of a restaurant that denies service based on political belief, go there with as many friends as you can gather and get some tables.

June 15, 2018
The media values war games. Who knew?
Ken Kellar

President Barack Obama unilaterally stopped the plans to install defensive missiles in Poland receiving nothing from the beneficiary, Russia.

June 4, 2018
Insider Trading Amid Logic in the Wind
Ken Kellar

The left’s pundits just failed another intelligence test as they charge President Donald Trump with illegally releasing information on a government jobs report. They are likening his tweet to insider trading – or even worse.

May 18, 2018
The Myth of the Inept Guy
Ken Kellar

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.”

May 11, 2018
The Failure of Audacity
Ken Kellar

Around 2 p.m. on May 9, 2018, President Donald Trump cancelled the Iran nuclear deal arranged by the Obama Administration. At 3:50 p.m. former President Barack Obama whined about Mr. Trump’s action.

March 30, 2018
Unlimited creativity with your money
Ken Kellar

The comment period for the Livable Frederick Master Plan is drawing to a close. If you thought government meddling in the hotel industry was problematic, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

March 16, 2018
Mass Shootings Deterrent - Rejected
Ken Kellar

As we were wringing our hands after every mass shooting, someone tried to do something about it, Sens. Charles Grassley (IA) and Ted Cruz (TX). Below are the main sections of the 88-page bill they introduced almost five years ago:

March 9, 2018
Sanctuary Sanctimony
Ken Kellar

Where to begin on Sen. Ron Young’s sanctimonious, dishonest, confused and dangerous bigotry where he favors one demographic at the expense of another?

February 2, 2018
The government brakes for no one!
Ken Kellar

Less than a year ago I wrote an editorial in my paper condemning the security measures that caused the death of a person in Frederick (on I-70) The death was due to an extreme security measure for a mile-long caravan of Democrat senators. Now a Republican travelling group has killed a citizen.

January 31, 2018
Maryland – A Progressive’s Playground
Ken Kellar

As even the most progressive CEOs praise the impact of President Donald Trump’s tax bill (e.g. Apple’s Tim Cook), Maryland legislators dutifully act to keep that free-market prosperity out of our state.

January 17, 2018
Guts and Glory
Ken Kellar

Our president reportedly characterized some nations – whose citizens are given special refugee status – in his classic (but not classy) style. If true, I’d like to thank him for his gutsy candor.

December 20, 2017
Luxury and Lunacy
Ken Kellar

The concepts of luxury and lunacy go a long way to explaining our current political rift between the parties*.

December 8, 2017
People or Party?
Ken Kellar

People used to be admired for declaring that they vote for the person, not the party. However, with today’s extreme division between the parties, those “person” voters are looking more like suckers and fools.

November 2, 2017
Never speak to the FBI, ever
Ken Kellar