Pull the lever after you get to know a different Miller

Ron Miller for State Senate

Pull the lever after you get to know a different Miller

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

I’ve heard it said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results each time.

I’m not sure how true that may be, but it gives me pause to stop and think what we as citizens and voters have been practicing for the last several years, both here in Maryland and across the United States.

Every two to four years we travel to our local polling places and pull the same lever, time and time again.

Each election cycle brings with it the promise of a new day, the promise of prosperity and the promise that the tax dollars we are forced to give will be spent to better all our lives.

Then each year following the election we are faced with the devastation of lost jobs, higher energy prices and the reality that things never seem to get better.

Yet, we still pull that same lever, year after year after year.

More promises of change, more disappointment in the results, leaving us to wonder once again what we are doing wrong.

In order to effect real change we must change the lever we pull, and this November we will be given that chance.

When we enter the election booth this year, we need to read the names of and know what each candidate stands for.

When we enter that election booth we need to remember the faces of those who came before us, some of who paid the ultimate price in order that we might have the choice of which lever to pull.

We need to look into and remember the faces of those who are serving now, putting their lives on the line each and every single day that we have the choice of which lever to pull and the security to protect that right.

When I enter the booth this year, I will pull the lever in front of me for a name familiar to all residents of Maryland, and in particular for those of us in Southern Maryland.

The last name will be Miller, but the first won’t be “Mike.”

Make no mistake, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert, Prince George’s) has served this state proudly and with honor and dignity and I am grateful for his service, but in order to achieve a different result, I will vote for a different Miller — Ron Miller.

His name may not be familiar to all, but if you take a minute to read what he stands for, I believe you will pull that lever for this Miller, too.

The time has come for a new day, a new promise and a new outlook for the residents of Southern Maryland.

Ron Miller stands for God, country, family and freedom.

It’s time we realize that in order to stop the insanity, we need a fresh face to represent the interest of all, not the few special interest groups that benefit year after year while wage earning citizens continue to adjust our budgets as energy and food prices rise.

This recession is turning into a nightmare for some who wonder where their next meal may come from.

It’s time to elect someone who believes that quality education is both the life force and future of this nation.

Ron Miller understands that stimulus packages and big government don’t produce more jobs.

It’s time to elect someone who realizes that in order for the economy to be jump started, businesses that produce jobs must be given tax breaks and incentives to not just come to Maryland, but stay in Maryland.

Small businesses must be allowed to operate without the fear of having to close because of mandated hourly wages or the threat of being forced to provide insurance that may force more layoffs or even worse, more small businesses disappearing altogether.

Do yourselves a favor — find out who Ron Miller is and what he stands for.

Then, come Election Day, think about this definition of insanity and decide whether to do the same thing over and over, or help Ron point Maryland in a new direction.

Real change can only happen if the faces that represent our interest change.

Garry Waggamon,

Chesapeake Beach


Reposted with permission from Senate Candidate Ron Miller


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