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Letter: Diverse views bring better solutions

I want to support Commissioner Richard Rothschild.

While much of the recent comment in the

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has been hostile to the commissioner, there is much to be said for the loyal opposition. Those in the community whose views are leftist and support a large, intrusive government find the commissioner's views offensive. Expressing the alternate view, however, is usually constructive and leads to dialogue that ultimately produces better solutions.

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Intolerance of the other guy's view, on the other hand, limits the analysis and can result in poor or poorer answers. I would ask those who oppose the commissioner's views to defend their views and knock off the personal attacks.

Rothschild in my mind raises some serious questions about a lot of things that are almost religious dogma among Democrats. Could we address his concerns and not just dismiss them?

Was the master plan appropriately sensitive to property rights embedded in our country's culture and Constitution, or did it assume the right to taking property without just compensation?

If the UN sustainability initiative is about the environment, why does it include social justice. Are these ideas related somehow? Is the acceptance of global warming, or climate change as it's now known, based on solid science or politically correct hysteria? A segment of the scientific community questions the science in this hypothesis. The commissioner orchestrated a discussion of this area at which he had experts present a lot of impressive material. If these were refuted rather that dismissed, I must have missed it.

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Why do we need Common Core educational standards anyway? My view is that our local school board and school officials have created one of the best school systems in the state, if not the country. Would the state and federal folks better devote their time and effort to those systems that are clearly failing?

Finally, should all politicians vote to spend taxpayer money pandering for votes, or can we tolerate a few trying to bring modern management practices to government operations and insist on cost benefit analysis in support of spending decisions?

Rothschild ran in District 4 as a conservative and garnered over two thirds of the votes. He has served consistent with his campaign promises and contributed significantly to county government. I urge the voters in the this part of South Carroll to take the criticisms with considerable caution considering the source.

Ernest C. Wilson

Sykesville

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