Folks, this evening our fine county council hearing was infiltrated by a bunch of Carroll Countians trying to tell us what to do! Carroll County!
M.C. tells the room at the beginning she isn’t taking any nonsense. Three minutes is all y’all get! And don’t think you can come in and put your name above other people on my list! We love it!
These people have come decked out all in red to give us some dire warnings! But mind you they aren’t anti-Frederick County!
Red is apparently the color of the evening:
Here’s some quotes from those in favor of the river plan:
“We had to take valuable time from our family, friends and jobs to protect our property rights!” Ah, no you didn’t.
“You vote against this plan, you will have no plan!”
” I have no dog in this fight, but I am a supporter of the Constitution!”
“Politics is driving this process in Frederick County”
“There is no need for regulations, because the Monocacy River is already getting cleaner!” On its very own we suppose.
“I see a lot of people in red.” (Turns to audience in a ridiculous attempt at theatrics to have the red shirts stand. Then comments.) “The minority is laughing.” No lady, we are all laughing!!!! And just in case you didn’t know, Carroll County: just because you brought more people to the meeting doesn’t mean you are the majority. Our Frederick County Council does not bow down to the likes of you people!
“It will be sad to see a political agenda destroy our plan!”
“Before the election, nobody wanted to support that thing!”
Another Carroll County guy uses his time in the White House situation room as to why we should pass this plan.
“Frederick County is hostile towards the river!”
“Some of you know it’s the right thing to do but won’t vote for it because of your political handlers!”
Something about socialism..blah, blah, blah! What do words mean again?
” I am concerned about the perceived land grab!” Yeah, perceived is all it is!
Is your head about to explode yet? Why do these things always descend into a Parks and Rec public comment parody? And why are people who have things like this happen in their county:
Trying to tell us what to do?!
There were heroes in blue as well:
“I’ve heard people say things like: My property rights are more important than the river.”
“The Monocacy contains dangerously high levels of nitrates and phosphorous!” Not to mention the fecal matter!
“We need a Frederick County science based plan!”
“The plan is a travesty! I was horrified at the bullying and sarcasm displayed by the Carroll County members of the river board to anyone who didn’t share their beliefs!”
“This really short changes Frederick County. Carroll County does not use the Monocacy as a drinking source like we do.” Also gives examples of the rude behavior of the Carroll County members of the board.
“The reason we have a Monocacy River Board is to protect the Monocacy River.”
“Property ownership doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want with your property.”
“The health of the Monocacy River should be a property right.”
Why does it seem like all the scientists testifying are against this plan? Hmmm.
This Carroll County farce of a plan cannot be passed! Maybe we should have a hearing to build a wall to keep these people out of our public hearings! Unless, of course, they are willing to take the #monocacydrinkingchallenge!