Selection of Delegates

.. I just spoke with Daniel Friedman, Counsel, about the question, or concern, that the GA would appoint and/or elect the delegates themselves.
He tells me that (upon a positive vote to hold such a convention) the GA, at their January 2011 session, would pass/issue an enabling act defining the convention aspects including election of delegates by way of special election. Mr. Friedman does not agree the GA can appoint/elect delegates themselves.

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Wow A Supporter

Thank you, Brian. From Red Maryland.

I happen to agree with your assessment. Good job.

Warning Warning

All you Maryland drivers out there.

In case you aren’t aware of a new law effective the first of this month (October).

New law requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when noticing a traffic stop on the road shoulder.

You could get a ticket worth $110 and 2 points on your driver record.

New Articles

Pertaining to the upcoming ballot question on asking you, the voters, if you believe the need for holding a Maryland Constitutional Convention.

See the links in the blogroll on the left hand column of this site.

Again, issues that may be important to you to amend the constitution (because it doesn’t speak to these issues):

Recall an elected official (for cause) only 18 states have this
Define the primary language as English
Voter identification rules
Proof of state residence to acquire driver’s license
Marriage definition (man and woman)
Term limits

To name a few.

Your choice.

We Are One of Four

Monday, October 11, 2010
Four states to weigh calls for constitutional conventions
By Melissa Maynard, Stateline Staff Writer

The measures in Iowa, Maryland, Michigan and Montana would be on the ballot this year with or without the Tea Party movement. Those four states are among the 14 that ask voters at set intervals of between 10 and 20 years.

One common feature is that the delegates of the convention don’t get the last word: Voters must approve the new constitution before it can take effect.

MD AG Against Open Carry

Md. high court hears state gun law arguments

Associated Press
10/07/10 7:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler told members of the state’s top court Thursday that recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings prove state laws restricting people’s right to carry guns in public are constitutional, despite the arguments of a man seeking to overturn the law.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

County Exec Says 10 percent Firefighter Cuts

In the Washington Examiner, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said Tuesday about one in 10 county firefighters would lose his or her job if voters reject a new ambulance fee as put on the November ballot as a referendum issue. (That referendum to be on the ballot was court ordered, by the way.)

87 of them at risk of losing their jobs since there are 20 vacancies. Ironically, there is an argument that residents may reconsider dialing 911 if they expect to be charged a fee.

Well, I hate to say it, but everyone had better take a look at this. While it didn’t happen here in Maryland, someone had better ask – will it?

At what cost is it to deny such services, let alone play upon people’s fears? And how much of a loss should citizens suffer due to an arbitrary decision?

Particularly in this time-frame of irresponsible overspending and careless governmental budgeting?