Letters to the Editor - 4/29

April 28, 2000

No integrity

To the editor:

In his April 9 column Tim Rowland belabored the county delegation because they were not sufficiently assiduous in kissing Gov. Parris Glendening's foot.

Now, Rowland's trademark is being a smart-aleck, but clever- writing columnist. Like nearly all columnists, he can play wise man without himself having shouldered any responsibility for accomplishing anything tangible in the hurley-burley of business or political life.

Secondly, Glendening is the worst governor we've suffered under for at least five decades. Our state government vests in the governor too much absolute power on budget matters. As exemplified by his disastrous - for us - dictate about the site for the college branch. He is most interested in compiling a resume that might land him a job in a Gore administration, all at the expense of the public.


To say that we should elect people to Annapolis based on their willingness to kiss the governor's foot is abominable. We don't need puppets/pygmies to represent us.

Rowland forgets that the three branches of government are supposed to be co-equal. Therefore, Rowland, at the next election for delegates, offer yourself as a candidate most willing to kiss a part of the governor's anatomy. Senator Munson has more integrity in his left foot than Rowland does in his whole body.

Kenneth J. Mackley


Democrats full of lies, deceit

To the editor:

Just a note to my fellow Marylanders, especially those who vote for the Democratic party which is so caring and compassionate for the downtrodden and poor. Bull. If the legislators really cared then they would not have passed the late fee payment act. If you are late on any payments to a Maryland business they can charge you $5 or 10 percent of the balance with no limit.

So if by some chance due to the evil Republicans you lose your job your friendly Democratic controlled government will allow business to charge you say $30 on a $100 debt if you can't pay it all in three months.

But this state government and governor will allow super drunks, those with numerous tickets, lost licenses, who maybe even killed someone while drunk to go free. They would not even consider changing the limit on DUI/DWI to more reflect actual impairment while driving or increasing penalties. But don't be late with that payment on the car, telephone or anything else, you evil person.

Wake up people and see that the Democratic party is the party of lies and deceit.

Have your local Democratic representative explain why this late fee increase (especially after the courts ruled against business charging high fees) was passed and it was passed by the Democratic majority not the evil Republicans. So wake up, look and see what is happening to us in this state and we are losing rights, money and having stadiums most don't want rammed down our throats and the government stealing money from our wallets. Just a note folks, giving you something to think about.

Tom Mooningham


The reason it's a Good Friday

To the editor:

As I was growing up I often wondered why the day Jesus died on the cross and suffered great pain and torment was called Good Friday.

I also heard a sermon on how me and everyone else put him on that cross. Well I was upset that a preacher told me I was the cause of Jesus' death. I know now that he was right. My sins and the sins of the whole world are why he died. Jesus took all our sins upon himself so that we could be forgiven.

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. The father loves his son and has put everything in his power.

Jesus told us, "Believe in God, and believe also in me. There are many rooms in my father's house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so. And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you myself, so that you will be where I am."

If Jesus hadn't given his life for us on the cross we would not have salvation.

That's what makes Good Friday Good Friday.

Belinda Whittington


Police came to the rescue

To the editor:

The local police department came to my rescue when there was no one else to contact. I am an elderly citizen, recently retired from an agency that advocates for the mentally ill.

These are very special people.

Peggy Reynolds


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