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McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010)

Supreme Court upholds personal right to bear arms by C. Paul Smith, July 3, 2010 I will make a couple of comments on the recent Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. Chicago, which held that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to the states as well as to the federal government. For the most […]

Democrats’ Criticism of Citizens United Is Wrong

Letter to the editor, February 10, 2016. In their victory speeches(1) on Tuesday night after the New Hampshire Primary results were certain (projecting Sen. Sanders at 60% and Sec. Hilary Clinton at 40%), both Sanders and Clinton criticized the current law on campaign financing, as established by the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United […]

Post-Election Report and Analysis

Carol Krimm and Karen Young won the two State Delegate slots for District 3A in the November 4, 2014 General Election.  Although we do not have the count from the provisional ballots (which will be announced on November 12th), we know that the results will not change. After counting the absentee ballots on November 6th, […]

Stormwater and Route 75

This is in response to three opinion pieces in Sunday’s Frederick News Post (FNP), supporting the State’s policies to clean the Chesapeake Bay, and one of which specifically criticized me. Stormwater I support reasonable measures to clean the Chesapeake Bay.  The problem with Governor O’Malley’s excessive stormwater remediation policies is that A) they are too […]

Yet Another Attack Piece Full of Misstatements

Paul Smith responds to yet another attack piece full of falsehoods, the third that has been sent to Frederick residents in the last 6 days. Today, October 22nd, residents of Frederick received the third attack mailer from the House Democrats attempting to convince voters NOT to vote for me for Maryland House of Delegates.  This one again […]

Correcting False Accusations that the BOCC is “giving away $160 million”

Below is a statement from Paul Smith correcting Jan Gardner’s misrepresentation that the BOCC is “giving away $160 million.” Jan Gardner, a candidate for County Executive, is repeatedly makes a false accusation that the current BOCC is “giving away $160 million” of taxpayers’ money to “out of state developers.”  It is a major criticism in […]