As Americans we have our freedom that so many countries don’t have. We should always be grateful to God for this privilege and never to take it for granted. So many brave American soldiers paid for our freedom with their lives and blood, and it was because of them that we enjoy this today.
The same with our religious freedom. The Lord Jesus Christ paid for this with his death and resurrection on the cross for us to be free from sin and guilt so as to have access to God our Father. We could never repay such a gift as this but only with our love and gratitude to him.
Clearing up ballot language
To the editor:
Be careful with Question 5 on the ballot. The question appearing on this year’s ballot reads “Establishes the boundaries for the State’s eight United States Congressional Districts based on recent census figures, as required by the United States Constitution.”
While the ballot language might be confusing, the question is really asking whether or not we want to keep the Congressional districting map that was approved this past fall. This is the map that changes Maryland’s 6th Congressional District from representing mainly rural parts of the state from Garrett County to the northern part of Baltimore County to representing Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Brunswick, the City of Frederick, and then Montgomery County areas, including Potomac.
You may or may not like Maryland’s Congressional Districting Map, but when you vote on Maryland’s Question 5 please remember that you are voting on an actual map, not a process. To see a copy of the map that we are voting on, please visit http://planning.maryland.gov/redistricting/2010/congDist.shtml on the Web.
Delegate, Subdistrict 2B
Editor’s note: Some voters have been confused by the phrasing of ballot Question 5. A vote for the referred law supports how the boundaries were recently redrawn for Maryland’s eight U.S. congressional districts. A vote against the referred law opposes how the boundaries were redrawn.