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Has Frederick Learned the Lesson that Unchecked Power Destroys Lives?

If 2020 taught anything it taught that term limits are an absolute necessity to retaining our Republic. People have preached for years that “voting” is term limits. That was true when the public was engaged. Back when the foundation of our country was being constructed people were engaged out of necessity. Frankly, they were engaged because it gave them something to do.

Facebook Slanders Frederick’s Conservative Citizens

Am I the only one who sees the irony in Facebook flagging “unapproved” content as sexually explicit when it isn’t? Shouldn’t those flags be reserved for the content that is actually sexually suggestive?

Facebook Embraces Chinese Communist Party While Censoring Conservatives

In May of 2020, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “ I don’t think that Facebook or Internet platforms, in general, should be arbiters of truth. I think that’s kind of a dangerous line to get down to in terms of deciding what is true and what isn’t. And I think political speech is one of the most sensitive parts in a democracy and people should be able to see what politicians say and there’s a ton of scrutiny already. Political speech is the most scrutinized speech already by a lot of the media, and I think that will continue. Of course, we have lines.”

Frederick are You Paying Attention to What’s in the News?

“More than two dozen airline trade organizations, labor unions and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have asked the White House to "establish uniform guidance" for a method of proof of COVID-19 immunity, according to a letter sent last week to White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients.

Do Black Americans Really Want to Defund the Police?

The media and the left in general tell us that black Americans want to “defund the police.” But is it true? The story goes that the police are violent against black Americans and that’s the motive behind the defund the police movement. But a recent survey tells a different story.

What Makes Frederick A Community?

Naturally occurring communities don’t need the state to babysit them. They benefit from less taxation so they can better serve their members. In the past, communities in Midwest even sent aid to other regions of America during disasters. In such communities, people practice mutual aid that does not always register in the books.

President Trump and His COVID Recovery

By: Mark Angelides  President Donald Trump and first lady Melania have both tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came late on October 1. Since then, the...

Ending 90% Kill Rate Shelters in Maryland

Animal lovers take heart, Delegate Mark Chang (D), Anne Arundel County, will be introducing a bill that seeks to restrict the number of euthanizations an animal shelter can perform. (HB57).  This bill hopes to put a dent in the 90% kill rate at Maryland shelters.

The Winning Is In The Losing

There are several kinds of people who want to be a part of the political arena: Those who were faced with a problem and thought being a councilman, delegate, board of education member or similar would fix it and those who want the power a political office holds so they look for an issue, glom on to it and ride it into political office.

COVID19 – Hogan’s Numbers Game

On March 5, 2020 Governor Larry Hogan declared a State Of Emergency due to an “outbreak of disease”. Maryland now had its first coronavirus death while there were 177 confirmed cases nationwide.