Ken Ulman is not a dictator and doesn't own Howard County's properties ("Howard bans sales of sugary drinks on county property," Dec. 12). The citizens of Howard County own the county's properties.

The citizens should have the say on whether legal sugary drinks should be banned from the properties they own. Banning legal substances is a bad idea. Freedom should be true freedom, and legal substances should stay legal. Legislators and executives need to stop taking away our freedoms. Citizens should decide what they consume, and parents should watch out for their children. Ken Ulman is not my mother or my doctor.

Jim Roberts, Ellicott City

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