I read the op-eds in the JT’s “Get Out the Vote” (June 24) issue by Anthony Brown and Brian Frosh, who won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor and attorney general, respectively. They are decent hard-working men, but in my view and the view of many Marylanders, they are leaders who have profoundly lost their way. I also understand the opprobrium my constitutional conservative views receive from the typical Democrat and Jewish citizen, but many of our citizens have forgotten, rejected or never learned our core American values.
Brown and Frosh and their colleagues in the Democratic Party have, in general, replaced American values with the values of leftism. They are statists. Their vision is the vision of big state and small citizen. They, like the rest of the Democratic Party, wish to lead us to the cultural and moral bankruptcy of Western Europe, where thousands of bureaucrats micro-manage every part of life and where private property is disrespected, wealth creation is minimal, capitalism derided and the sense of entitlement of government largess normative.
Behind a veneer of concern for the citizen, the rhetoric of hope and change, Brown and Frosh are profound advocates for the state, for the truly frightening and anti-American push for inequality of power. They even boast how they will continue to energize such inequality: “I, the politician, will take evermore amounts of your private property, your hard-earned money so I may dispense justice throughout Maryland. I will decide who and where and how much and when you get health care. I will decide how and where you can educate your kids, what type of energy you use, how businesses are created.” On and on, utopian leftism seated squarely here in Maryland. Karl Marx would be proud.
Brown talks about a new way forward for Maryland. His Marxist-based liberty-draining and property-seizing leftist value system that he and the Democratic Party hold is anything but forward. It’s a fast green-powered bullet-train ride back to the economic and social degradation of all statist systems. We need to return to the land of the free and the home of the brave and reject these toxic visions.
Chevy Chase, Md.