Ron Miller's Blog – May 2009 Archive (10)

While You Were Sleeping

Originally published at TeamRonMiller.com



We all know what the problems are.



You’ve heard it here before but it bears repeating: Maryland has the 4th highest tax burden in the nation, is the 5th least friendly to businesses, and has the 6th highest cost of living. Yet our government in Annapolis has no plan or solutions for our state’s long-term fiscal health. Every year, they spend more money despite the… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Where Have You Gone, Thomas Jefferson?

Originally posted at TeamRonMiller.com



The modern Democratic Party claims its origins in the Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson, our third President. As I see our country being rushed by the Democrats toward expanded government, excessive taxation and restricted liberty while Republicans offer tepid resistance, I think this is a good time to explore the words of President Jefferson and challenge ourselves to… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Stop. Spending. Money.

Originally published at TeamRonMiller.com



You know Maryland is turned upside down when a Republican and a Democrat agree on the solution to our state’s economic ills. Doug Duncan, former Montgomery County executive and candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2006, wrote a column in the Washington Post criticizing the small thinking of Maryland’s elected officials in the current budget crisis. The solution… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

No Kool-Aid - Tea, Please

Originally published at TeamRonMiller.com



I participated in my second-ever protest last Sunday when I served as the master of ceremonies for the “Concerned Citizens” Tea Party at Solomons. God gave us a cool, sunny day, great speakers and a crowd Sheriff Evans estimated at between 500-600 people. The homemade signs were excellent and the crowd was anxious to be heard in Annapolis and Washington. The week’s events,… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

What A Party!

Originally published at TeamRonMiller.com



I was invited to speak at the Annapolis Tax Day Tea Party today, and the event succeeded beyond my wildest imagination. Despite a cold, pouring rain and gusty winds, over 2,000 people showed up at Campbell Park on the Annapolis City Dock to hear and be heard on the topics of excessive taxation and spending and the erosion of liberty.



I heard the parking lot at… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 12:05pm — No Comments

So You Say You Want A Revolution?

Originally published at RegularFolksUnited.com



I hope the holidays restored your energy after a grueling and ultimately disheartening year for common sense values. While much of the nation is awash in the media-generated euphoria of the impending Obama inauguration, the time for us to take stock is past. It is time to plan and act so we can combat the extreme elements of the Obama agenda… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

A Republic - Can We Keep It?

Originally published at RegularFolksUnited.com



As I write this, President Obama has been in office for 41 days and already he's taken my breath away. To paraphrase football coach Dennis Green, he is who I thought he was. Never in my wildest imaginings, however, did I expect to see us hurtling toward socialism so soon and on so large a scale.



Not content with spending $787… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

America Out of Order

Originally published at RegularFolksUnited.com



I was stunned to speechlessness this weekend when I heard of General Motors chairman Rick Wagoner's forced resignation at the behest of President Obama. A friend aptly described it as "crossing the Rubicon." With that action and his subsequent directives against GM and Chrysler, President Obama has formally declared war on the American… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 11:56am — No Comments

Birth of an Extremist

Originally published at RegularFolksUnited.com



If you asked my family and friends to describe me, I'm guessing they'd say I'm friendly, good-natured, gentle, gullible, a straight arrow, someone who follows the rules. I'm a 2nd generation veteran; between my father and me, we've given our country nearly 32 years of service. I always prefered mediation to confrontation. Little did I know… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Honor of Saying No

Originally published at RegularFolksUnited.com



Another week, another round of articles and discussions about what's wrong with the Republican Party and how to fix it. At first I thought the soul-searching that followed the GOP electoral defeats of 2006 and 2008 was healthy; every institution ought to reevaluate itself periodically to ensure it remains true to its core purpose and is… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on May 20, 2009 at 11:52am — No Comments

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