Archive for March, 2010

From Delegate Pat McDonough, A True Patriot – English Only Passes in Baltimore County to go with Harford County

News Release                                                                Contact:  Del. Pat McDonough
For Immediate Release                                                 410-238-0025 or 410-841-3334

Baltimore County English Bill Passes

Delegate Pat McDonough’s Baltimore County English Recognition bill passed the Baltimore County Delegation by a 13 to 7 vote.  The legislation is the same as the proposal that passed the Harford County Delegation by an 8 to 0 vote.  Both bills were authored and sponsored by Delegate McDonough.  This is the first time in recent history that two local delegations have passed English Recognition legislation.  Both measures face a difficult time as they move on for a vote in the House Health & Government Operations Committee.

The bills require the two counties to recognize English as the official legal language of the government.  They mandate that no program can be created, policy instituted, or pamphlets or other materials printed in a foreign language unless they are also accommodated in English.  Thirty states and numerous other town, cities, and subdivisions have passed the same law.  The Supreme Court has ruled that the law is constitutional.

Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith vigorously opposed the English Recognition bill and attempted, through misleading testimony, to obstruct its passage.  Mr. Smith has announced his intention to run for the Maryland State Senate in the 2010 election in the 7th district.  This is the same district that Delegate McDonough represents and the English issue is hugely popular.  Candidate Smith’s attempt to derail the English Recognition bill could cause serious negative political consequences for his campaign to become a State senator.

The vote tally for the Baltimore County English Language Recognition bill (House Bill 865) is as follows:

Those voting in favor of the bill:             Those voting in opposition to the bill:

Del. Eric Bromwell                                           Del. Todd Schuler
Del. Pat McDonough                                        Del. Dana Stein
Del. Rick Impallaria                                          Del. Dan Morhaim
Del. J.B. Jennings                                             Del. Jon Cardin
Del. Wade Kach                                              Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam
Del. James Malone                                           Del. Emmett Burns
Del. Steven DeBoy                                           Del. Stephen Lafferty
Del. Bill Frank
Del. Susan Aumann
Del. John Olszewski
Del. Michael Weir
Del. Joseph Minnick
Del. Joseph Boteler

Absent for the vote:  Del. Adrienne Jones


News and Views from Camp Amedori for U.S. Senator

Carmen Amedori for U.S. Senate

March 30, 2010

Carmen Amedori: A Real Conservative that Maryland Needs

Maryland needs new leadership more than any state in the country. Carmen Amedori, a US Senate Candidate from Maryland, is the right woman at the right time. We hear the state say that we are billions of dollars in debt. At the same time, we see thousands of Maryland’s small businesses going out of business. It is time for us to elect conservative Republicans like Carmen Amedori to lower taxes for everyone, including small businesses. Cutting taxes creates growth and that growth leads to new jobs. Let’s elect Republicans that will change the tax and spend mentality that our current Maryland officials have, including our Senators. Conservatives like Carmen Amedori believe in a limited government, guided by the Constitution.

Senator Barbara Mikulski is not the right person to lead this state out of the current economic climate. She is part of the tax and spend mindset that is bankrupting our country and our state. Maryland can’t afford another 6 years of Barbara Mikulski.

Carmen Amedori is a real conservative. She is a lifelong Republican with a proven record. Conservative values, and Reagan principles have been what she has always voted by and supported. In the Maryland House of Delegates, she was recognized early for her leadership ability and was chosen as Assistant Minority Leader. Carmen Amedori was given a 100% rating by the Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG). That means that 100% of the time, while a Delegate in the Maryland House, she voted on a pro-business platform. The MBRG honored her by giving her the Shaw Award.

Come November, Maryland needs a Republican Senator that will represent, we the people. We need someone that understands the challenges that we face. Maryland needs a Senator with experience in the private and public sector. A real republican, not a Republican In Name Only (RINO), is what we need to go to Washington to stop the radical left wing agenda. That is why Carmen Amedori is the only Republican that can win in November.

News From Help Save Maryland

A retired Montgomery County Police Officer defends fellow officers and county workers against Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the entire Montgomery County Council’s remarkably dishonest approach to illegal immigration and the county budget deficit!  See below for letter printed in today’s Washington Post.

Brad Botwin, Director Help Save Maryland

The real drag on Montgomery’s budget
By Mike Mancuso

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the County Council are
facing serious budget problems that will dramatically impact the quality
of life for county residents. Numerous articles, letters to the editor
and statements by politicians point the budget-busting finger at the
unions that represent our police, firefighters, teachers and other
county workers.

As a recently retired Montgomery police officer, I find these
accusations insulting to the dedicated employees of this county. No one
from Mr. Leggett on down has seriously addressed the No. 1 budget
problem: an ever-increasing population of illegal immigrants that is
rapidly depleting our tax dollars and services. Mr. Leggett and the
council’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for illegal aliens
and their families has caused a huge influx of residents without
“legal presence” in Montgomery County.

While these residents can no longer get a driver’s license, there are
no restrictions on enrolling their children in schools, qualifying for
in-county college tuition, obtaining medical, dental, mental health,
prescription drug, housing, food and energy assistance, job
opportunities and training, and more. Yes, there is a free lunch and a
lot more in Montgomery.

It’s time for Mr. Leggett and the County Council to address this
major problem area of the budget. Why should dedicated employees and
taxpayers of Montgomery County suffer because of the county’s
ineffective approach to illegal immigration?

By editors  |  March 29, 2010; 6:21 PM ET

Straw Men Arguments Used to Promote
Sanctuary Status and Amnesty in Maryland

A number of HSM members have been confronted by the illegal alien crowded in recent days.  Like cicada bugs emerging, these pro-amnesty zealots are swarming the metro area looking for anyone to listen to their sad tales of “immigrant abuse and exploitation”.  Below is a link to the standard bogus pro-illegal arguments and our list of proper responses to these falsehoods.  So when you come across these bothersome folks, usually affiliated with CASA de Maryland (Central American Solidarity Association), La Raza (The Race), ACLU or the SEIU (Illegal Aliens’ Union of Choice), just shew them away with some facts.

It starts in Arizona and it ends up here in Maryland!  Another needless death of an American citizen at the hands of an illegal alien.  Comprehensive Immigration Reform is not the answer.  With the proper people in power, effective implementation of the law will do the trick to end this social, political and financial madness.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Washington Times

Arizona rancher’s slaying spurs calls for more border aid

Valerie Richardson

The apparent slaying of a prominent Arizona rancher on his property near the Mexican border has inflamed tensions over illegal immigration and intensified calls for the federal government to ramp up protection along the increasingly perilous southern border.

Robert Krentz, 58, was found fatally shot Saturday. A helicopter crew with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office discovered his body inside his Polaris all-terrain vehicle along with his dog, which also had been shot and critically wounded.

Authorities say on the day of his death, Mr. Krentz sent his brother a message via radio phone, but his brother could only understand the words “illegal alien” and “hurt.” Mr. Krentz is thought to have fled from the site of the shooting, eventually coming to a halt about 1,000 feet away.

Search teams from the sheriff’s office, the Border Patrol and state Department of Corrections followed foot tracks from the site for about 20 miles in the direction of the border but failed to capture any suspects. Mexican authorities have been notified and are cooperating with the search, said Cochise County spokeswoman Carol Capas.

“It’s a big deal. It’s something that could be a turning point here,” said Ms. Capas following a Monday press conference by Sheriff Larry Dever in Bisbee, Ariz. “People in the area are on heightened alert. They’re grief-stricken, saddened, and they’re extremely angry.”

Speculation was rampant that the killer was connected with Mexico’s violent drug cartels, which have laid siege to communities south of the border. The drug lords may have used the remote 35,000-acre Krentz Ranch to ferry drugs into the United States.

The day before the shooting, Mr. Krentz’s brother found eight illegal aliens on the ranch. They were taken into custody by Border Patrol, along with several hundred pounds of marijuana, said Ms. Capas.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, whose district includes the Krentz Ranch, called on the Obama administration to heighten enforcement along the border.

“If, as suspected, this tragedy was connected to smugglers or drug cartels, the federal government must respond appropriately,” Mrs. Giffords said. “All options should be on the table, including sending more Border Patrol agents to the area and deploying the National Guard.”

Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who’s challenging Arizona Sen. John McCain for the Republican nomination, issued a statement calling for a greater federal role in protecting the border. Mr. Hayworth, a border-security hawk, has made illegal immigration a major issue in the primary campaign.

“We need the federal government to act now and step up its efforts to secure our borders,” Mr. Hayworth said. “Border security is national security, and it is time that we enforce the law. For thousands of Arizonans, border security is also quite literally a matter of personal security.”

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, who was in Arizona Saturday for a “tea party” rally, also called for National Guard troops. He noted that former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano had deployed National Guard troops during her tenure to aid with border security.

“Three days ago, Napolitano told an audience at Arizona State University that the border is more secure than ever,” said Mr. Tancredo, Colorado Republican. “I challenge her — no, I dare her — to come to this community and try to sell that lie. The residents here know better.”

Chris Simcox, a founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and one-time McCain challenger, said the Krentz Ranch recently had been caught up in a turf war among drug cartels. As the Border Patrol closed off more popular routes, drug smugglers and human smugglers were increasingly using the vast Krentz property as their path of choice.

“It’s one of those routes the drug cartels are fighting over,” said Mr. Simcox, who dropped out of the Senate race in January and threw his support behind Mr. Hayworth. “But nobody ever pays attention to that area because it’s one of the most rugged. It’s even been a no-man’s land for the Border Patrol.”

Mrs. Giffords described Mr. Krentz as a “pillar of the Cochise County ranching community.” The Krentz family had raised cattle on the southeastern Arizona ranch since 1907. In 2009, the Krentz Ranch was inducted into the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame.

In recent years, Mr. Krentz and his wife, Susan, had appeared on at least two television programs about the plight of southwestern ranchers facing waves of trespassers using their property to enter the United States.

Mr. Simcox described Mr. Krentz as a “gentle giant” who had endured multiple robberies, threats and property damage at the hands of border-crossers, but continued to help whenever he found an immigrant on his land in need of water or medical care.

“He was such a humanitarian. He never turned hard. He was always willing to help those in need,” Mr. Simcox said. “Now they’ve lost the patriarch of the family, a man who never harmed anyone.”

It’s Official, Please join our Next Governor of Maryland on April 7th as he makes his Formal Announcement.

Dear friend,

Are you ready to take back Maryland?

Then I hope you’ll join me on Wednesday, April 7th as I announce my candidacy for Governor of Maryland.

Just click on this link for exact time and locations for our kick-off events in Montgomery County and Baltimore County. Kendel and I hope to see you there!

Can’t make it to Wednesday’s events? No need to worry.  I’ll be barnstorming across Maryland in the days following our official campaign kick-off.  Be sure to check and Facebook for events near you.

I look forward to seeing you on the road soon.


Bob Ehrlich

News from Camp Rutledge on Illegal Immigration

Jim Rutledge’s Position on Illegal Immigration
What are measures would Jim Rutledge propose to address the issue of illegal immigration?

First, the federal government must fulfill its duty to enforce a uniform law of citizenship and immigration in every state. States and local governments creating safe-haven rules and refusing to enforce the laws against illegal immigration should be prosecuted in federal court.

Second, we must reduce and eventually eliminate any and all federal funding to states based upon the census or any other enumeration.  States must not be encouraged to count illegal immigrants to increase their portion of federal funding.  Furthermore, since representation in Congress is based upon the census, illegal immigrants skew proper representation for all American citizens.  Lastly, once States adapt to a lack of federal funds perhaps their own policies and behaviors towards illegal immigrants will change.

Third, to ensure a fair playing field the government should require all employers use the e-Verify system.

Fourth, we must improve border security.  This is a pressing matter of both national security and immigration policy.

Fifth, amnesty is not the answer. Jim will oppose amnesty law because they reward unlawful behavior and encourage more illegal immigration in anticipation of the next amnesty law.

Go to the Rutledge for US Senate web site to learn more about Jim’s position on National Security and Illegal Immigration:

Jim’s Response to OBAMACARE Passing
Excerpts from Jim Rutledge For US Senate Press Release, 22 March 2010

In response to the passage of a national health care system Jim Rutledge said, “Americans are now committed to suffer the financial consequences of another arrogant decision made for the people not by the people.”

Congress failed to listen to the American people in an attempt to further a liberal agenda and create another Washington bureaucracy.  The cost of national health care will ultimately lead to tax increases for all Americans.  Some have already predicted that a national sales tax may be required to pay for government controlled health care. The Rutledge for US Senate Campaign believes the privilege to receive government health care should not come at the expense of the Constitution. The act of taking money from one group or sector of society to give to another is not the action of a democracy. Barbara Mikulski and Barack Obama have worked together to force Marylanders to pay for a government controlled health care system.

Read the full Press Release Text at the Rutledge for US Senate web site.

Campaign Organizational Meetings
If you feel you want to make a difference but are unsure how, our GRASSROOTS campaign needs you!  Regardless of the time commitment you may be able to offer, your support would be greatly appreciated.  Many activities will not require you to leave your home.  We will provide you training and the tools necessary for success.  Listed here are the upcoming meetings of the campaign teams.  Take the leap!  Contact one of the POCs and join the team!

Jim Rutledge for US Senate Campaign Meeting

Wednesday,  31 Mar, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

9631-P Liberty Rd

Deer Park Center

Randallstown, MD 21133

POC: Dave Wallace, 410-984-2194

Jim Rutledge for US Senate Campaign Meeting

Thursday,  8 Apr, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Strzelczyk Residence

1979 Dennings Road

New Windsor, MD


Scott Strzelczyk, 410-615-1589

Jim Rutledge for US Senate Campaign Meeting

Thursday,  8 Apr, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Open Door Cafe

528 Baltimore Pike

Bel Air MD 21014

POC: Wanda Edie, 410-838-4393

Anne Arundel  County

Tuesday, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7 pm, Chick-Fil-A, Glen Burnie

POC: Deb Rey or Marcia Diehl

Frederick County

Monday, 2nd and 4th Monday, 6:30 pm, 5608 Bobolink Place, New Market

POC: Pam Ward

Rutledge on the Issues and in the Press
NEWS ALERT: Fox News interviewed Jim Rutledge ragarding Term Limits.  Follow this link to read the full story: Incumbents Beware: Term Limits Resurrected by Disaffected Voters

Keep on the lookout for an interview of Jim Rutledge at Red State.

Check out Jim’s YouTube Channel and hear for yourself his stances on Economic Freedom, Education, Healthcare, Government Bailouts, National Security, Terrorism and Sharia Law, Citizenship, and many other topics facing citizens today.

In addition, if you missed it in the news, go to the web site to see the latest Press Releases.

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Your donation of $15 will help the campaign place a yard sign in every neighborhood in Maryland.  Contact

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Invite Jim to Your House
Jim Rutledge needs your support! You are the key to our success at the ballot box. Elections are won by winning votes in every neighborhood across our state. Host a coffee in your home and invite your friends to meet Jim. Join our great team of volunteers and introduce Jim’s campaign to the voters. Contact us today at the Rutledge for US Senate website and we will help you help the campaign. It is important work and great fun!
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Campaign Events
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Anne Arundel County


30 Mar 10

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Diehl Residence

1431 Millwood Court

Annapolis MD 21409

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$30 per person, $50 per couple

RSVP to Marcia Diehl , 410-757-0965

Mid Shore League of Republican Women Address


14 Apr 10

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Easton Holiday Inn Express

8561 Ocean Gateway

Easton, MD 21601

POC: Carolyn Ewing

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*Amedori for Senate* The Time is Now! – Just received from Camp Amedori  The time is now!  YOUR Immediate SUPPORT IS IMPERATIVE! We cannot wait another day to take our country back.  And, it begins with your support of my candidacy for the U.S. Senate.  Your support of me is a vote for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, free from Big Government.  A vote for Barbara Milkulski is a vote for the Obama agenda, which is something we cannot afford or tolerate. That is why I am running to be Maryland’s next U.S. Senator.  But I cannot do it without your support.  Won’t you please join my team?  You can begin by visiting my website and making an online contribution $2400, $1000, $500, $100, $50 or $35. We can no longer afford a Congress that has decided to totally ignore the cries of the American taxpayer.   While we may have lost this battle, the war is not over.  In November YOU have an opportunity to vote for a Conservative, one with real solutions to preserving the principles of OUR United States of America.  But I cannot do it alone.  That is why I am asking for your support of my U.S. Senate race.   Please consider what is at stake.  The incumbent Senator has been in office 24 years and is seeking a 5th term.  Not only did she vote for “Obamacare”, but she also voted for the Bailout, Stimulus, TARP and Cap and Trade.  How much more can you and your family afford to have “Bailout Barb” take from you?    Thank you for your support,  Carmen Amedori   The Next 48 Hours are Crucial!     PAID FOR BY AMEDORI FOR U.S. SENATE PO Box 4628, Ocean City, MD 21843 A taxpayers representative  for Maryland! Contribute

A Tale of 3 U.S. Senate Candidates – Amedori, Rutledge, Vaughn

As time approaches quickly, the primaries just around the corner, candidate profiles are going to be a direct initiative to give the voters of Maryland an opportunity to get to know the candidates for U.S. Senate.  The one individual coming out of the Primaries in Maryland, to run against Senator, Barbara “I Forgot My Roots” Mikulski, is going to have a tough task ahead.  I am hoping and praying that the old HON voters from Baltimore and Dundalk, Highlandtown, etc, take some time to research her current record, not the past.  The past no longer matters in a Nation run by thugs and Socialists.

Candidate Corrogan Vaughn is America, he is the Grass Roots Movement at it’s core, he is your voice.  He is strong in his delivery, and desperately wants to reshape the Senate Seat.  He has a tough task ahead, obviously, but he is a man of Honor and Faith, as are many of the Candidates running.  But give him a chance to explain to you his views, you will not see a lack of Transparency, but you will get what you have asked for, someone to truly represent your voice in our Nation’s Capital.

You see, Senate Candidate’s James Rutledge, Carmen Amedori and Corrogan Vaughn all have one thing in common, they are not going to lie to you, they are not going to lead you down a path of of Dark Politics, the likes we have not seen in some time.  What you will get with all 3 are, a clear vision, a clear voice, a clear choice, and a clear leader.  All 3 of them are worthy of leading our State in the Nation’s Capital.  Maryland voters will have a difficult choice, but either way, Maryland is blessed to have these 3 wonderful candidates who are truly for the People.

Having said all of this, I am going to give you all 3 websites to go out and view the Candidates Dreams and Vision’s for a unique look into our Country’s future.

Senate Candidate, Carmen Amedori

Senate Candidate, Corrogan Vaughn

Senate Candidate, Jim Rutledge