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We need a county executive who maintains choices [Letter]

The choice is clear. Choose a county executive that promotes more choice not less.

Courtney Waston continues to tout her anti-second Amendment stance (see Columbia Flier, Oct. 23) and support for FSA 2013 which she states Allan Kittleman opposed. Mr. Kittleman opposed it knowing it was feckless and contrary to the Constitution; one year later it has proven ineffectual.

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Ms. Watson continues to run on her "Gun control" stance, yet gun control is not something which a county executive has any control – those laws are passed and administered at the state level; a county executive's stance pro or con is moot.

While Mr. Kittleman voted against FSA 2013 — as an attorney — he knew of its Second Amendment infringements and its feckless nature. FSA 2013 bans one designated "assault weapon" (sic) yet ignores dozens of others. Mr. Kittleman wanted to strengthen the mental health provisions, but was voted down by the Democrats who thought serious mental health background checks were an invasion of privacy.

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Any politician (à la Ms. Watson) who would promote her support for infringing upon any one of the Bill of Rights is not honoring her oath of office and not worthy of election.

Ken Ulman's edict and Ms. Watson's support for limiting citizen choice (sugary/high calorie snacks) is one more reason she would not make a good executive. This country was founded on more choice not less, even if those choices are bad. Responsible parents teach their kids to make good choices, but if they only have one option, they never get a chance to exercise their abilities to make good choices.

One party rule has not been good for Maryland's economy, diversity, civil rights or choice; keeping the county under similar rule has proven less than desirable and continuing to do so could be deleterious.

Jeff Underwood

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