By S. Alexandra Tuttle
To paraphrase the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, the states are the laboratories of democracy, meaning of course that states offer the opportunity to experiment with new or innovative ideas. With ten states and the District of Columbia now allowing for the recreational use of cannabis by an adult, the Maryland State Legislature has formed a workgroup this year, which includes Delegates Nic Kipke and Kathy Szeliga, to review issues related to the legalization of marijuana.
By Patricia Fenati
According to Wikipedia, the primary purpose of zoning is to segregate land uses into divisions that are thought to be compatible. In practice, zoning is also is used to prevent new development from interfering with existing uses and/or to preserve the "character" of a community. By allowing individual homes to be separated from commercial properties and dense housing such as apartment buildings, residents can be assured that their neighborhoods will have compatible homes.
By Martha Schaerr
Summer’s here, and it’s time to get ready for the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair—one of the largest events in Maryland! This is a prime opportunity to make new and strengthen old Republican friendships, recruit volunteers, support local candidates, and promote Republican principles. Sign Up click here to volunteer, we need your help !
The 2019 MCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner Was a Huge Success
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford was the distinguished speaker at the June 2019 MCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner. We had a great time in Bethesda! Thank you to Larry O'Connor from WMAL was our emcee! And, thank you those who attended, the dinner event volunteers, the silent auction contributors, those who made silent auction purchases and to the great staff at the Bethesda Doubletree. To watch the video click here
By S. Alexandra Tuttle
I first met Charles “Chas” Wirick over two years ago when he came to a Legislative District 18 meeting. During this event, I noticed that Chas had a device with him that recorded everything. At first, I was taken aback as to why he was using it, but I quickly learned that he had been profoundly deaf since birth and could not read lips. Most importantly, I soon discovered his reason for attending that meeting.
By Bill Richbourg
During the week of May 5 – 12, there was a veritable explosion of gun control events in Montgomery County. First, there was an educational lecture aptly named Finding Common Ground followed by events sponsored by two local organizations, Moms Demand Action and The Interfaith Gun Violence Prevention Network. The next day we noticed that there was a Gun Violence Prevention Forum sponsored by Congressman David Trone, who represents western Montgomery County’s 6th District.
By Dennis Melby
These days, it appears that the majority of young people in America are marching toward socialism. But don’t blame me for that. When I was in college, I was elected Student Body President at Montgomery College. It was enlightening. Like most students I was fairly liberal, but since I was a Republican, I was always suspect in many eyes.
By Julie Krieger, President
The Potomac Women's Republican Club (PWRC) turned 60 last year and wanted to celebrate this milestone in their history by giving back to the community in a meaningful way. They decided to create the PWRC-Jean Roesser Scholarship, an annual award to be given to an area high school junior or senior for college expenses. The PWRC thanks students at Churchill High School and Wootton High School for their outstanding submissions this year. Participating students wrote a 400 to 600-word essay and addressed the prompt selected by the Scholarship Committee.
By Alexander A. Bush, Esq., Chairman, MCGOP
I'll Say it Again -- No Collusion!
Pundits on CNN & MSNBC may cry, but this is what you and I already knew: 19 lawyers, 40 FBI agents, 500 search warrants, thirty million dollars, and 500 witnesses ago.
A massive, two-year national distraction that weakened America’s standing on the international stage. Can this finally be over, and can we get to work now?
By Patricia Fenati
In the 1980’s when my teenagers wanted spending money of their own, they found jobs after school and during the summers. They worked in our town in pizza shops, the local movie theater, vegetable stands and as life guards. Minimum wage in those days was under $5.00 an hour.