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Rothschild has been great commissioner [Letter]

The letters that attack Commissioner Richard Rothschild in favor of a liberal write-in candidate are ridiculous and dishonest.

Let's look at the facts.

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First, the write-in candidate is a lifelong liberal Democrat that changed his affiliation to Republican a few months ago and is now only pretending to be a Republican. The vast majority of his supporters are liberal Democrats.

Second, Rothschild has been a state and county leader who has consistently used facts to discredit bad liberal policies. He understands the Constitution and federal law, and stood-up against Annapolis when they tried to force us to implement a rain tax.

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Third, he wrote and passed the Second Amendment Preservation Resolution in direct defiance to Gov. Martin O'Malley's attack on our gun rights.

Fourth, he is fiscally conservative and demonstrates a real understanding of financial challenges and constraints.

Fifth, Rothschild saved taxpayers $2 million by refusing to go along with irresponsible demands of two other commissioners that wanted to write a $3 million check to exit the incinerator. Instead, he sought legal advice and directed negotiations that reduced the fee to $1 million.

Sixth, Rothschild cares about our children. He believes parents, and not a zip-code, should decide where their children attend school. Enrollment is down 2,000 students, and falling. That's why he admonished the board of education for failing to reduce overhead expenses. Doing so would free up more money for teachers.

Seventh, Rothschild refused to allow the federal government to transfer illegal aliens into Westminster, and told the feds to forget it. How many local officials demonstrate this kind of courage?

Finally, Rothschild is a leader in the Clean Chesapeake Coalition of counties. Thanks to him, coalition members are now taking action to stop the federal government from violating laws that were intended to protect our farmers and businesses.

Rothschild's performance, coupled with his MBA and engineering degrees, have made him an extremely effective defender of our freedoms. Liberals can't beat him with facts, so they change parties, pretend to be Republicans and invent slogans like "Restore Sanity" to mask their true liberal positions.

Rothschild is the only real Republican running in District 4, and he has done an impressive job of fighting against liberal policies that are wasting our money and hurting Carroll County families. He's got my vote.

Gary Frey

Mount Airy

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