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No regrets after leaving Maryland [Letter]

I read recently that Gov. Martin O'Malley is considering a run for the Oval Office ("O'Malley headed back to New Hampshire," Aug. 5). Shame on him. Let him stay in Maryland.

A recent article stated that nearly 50 percent of Marylanders would opt to relocate to another state. I am one of them. I moved to Maryland in 2006 and always thought it was a great state for opportunity. But with the high taxes and extreme liberalism, I left.

When I moved there, I was surprised at how complete strangers thought I should be responsible for their kids and how the state of Maryland did nothing to women who were willing to dump their kids on total strangers.

I had to go to court on several occasions and contact various school districts to prove that I was not responsible for total strangers' children. As a former educator, I was also surprised by how Maryland did not intervene to track negligent parents.

Being from the Buckeye State of Ohio and currently residing in the heartland of America, we have laws against such behavior. The whole time I lived in Maryland, I never felt like I had any rights as an American citizen. And ironically, I always voted Democrat.

Veronica Sanders

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