Sign the Petition to Stop the Council Pay Raise!



While Harford residents are still struggling to come to grips with huge increases in their water bill…

…Harford County Councilman Capt’n Jim McMahan decided to introduce legislation that will rob Harford taxpayers of even more of their hard-earned cash.

And what important county government “need” will require you to live on less of what you earn?

Why it’s huge tax-payer funded raises for the entire Harford County Council!

Click here to prevent Harford politicians from taking money out of your pocket and inserting it into theirs.

That’s right, McMahan recently introduced Bill No. 16-023 which seeks to give the Council President a $6,690.00 per year pay raise…

…and give each of the other Councilmembers a $6,750.00 per year increase!

This would be a staggering near 20% increase for these politicians.

This amounts to a total of $47,190.00 in additional county government spending to directly line the pockets of politicians.

While McMahan loves being known as “Capt’n” around Harford County, this proposed legislation outs him for what he really is –  an elected pirate.

Click here to say “NO!” to this outlandish waste of your tax dollars.

It’s hard to believe that at a time when many Harford residents are just hoping to keep their jobs – let alone get a raise…

…that any politician would have the gall to award themselves such a massive increase.

When raises are available, most hard-working employees anticipate getting one based on performance reviews from their employer.

And who employs the politicians?

That’s right, WE THE PEOPLE do. They work for us.

Sometimes they need to be reminded of this.

Just weeks ago, the citizens of Cecil County denied their County Council a $2000.00 per year raise.

They did it by showing massive opposition to proposed pay raises for politicians by adding their name to a well-circulated petition drive.

This is exactly what we must do here in Harford County.

Please take a moment of your time to sign the petition to oppose taxpayer-funded pay raises for Harford Politicians by clicking here.

If we act now, this will be a slam dunk in the fight to protect our tax dollars.

A public hearing on this legislation is set for October 11th, 2016.

By signing our petition, you can make sure that our county council hears from you directly.

Harford County Campaign for Liberty will deliver all signed petitions to the council during this hearing.

Volume will make THE difference!The bigger the stack of petitions, the more pressure the county council will feel to do the right thing and vote no on this legislation.Councilman McMahan told The Aegis that “Some in the public will not like the legislation.”Let’s make sure that he realizes that he thoroughly underestimated the public’s opposition to this legislation.

All it takes is your signing of the petition.

Please help us get the word out to as many Harford residents as possible by sharing this email with friends and family.

As always, thank you for your support!

For Liberty,

Bob Willick
State Coordinator
Maryland Campaign for Liberty

P.S.  Will you chip in $10, $25, $50 or $100 today to help us reach and mobilize the citizens of Harford County against this outrageous use of taxpayer funds?

100% of your donation will be used to pay for ads, email costs, and robocalls that will reach thousands of Harford County citizens.

With your help, we can direct enough pressure on the council to defeat this misappropriation of your tax dollars.

Are you coming on the 27th?

Harford Campaign for Liberty

Invites you to attend the second in a series of events focused on Common Core

August 27, 2013

7 pm  –  9 pm

Knights of Columbus Hall

23 Newport Drive

Forest Hill,   MD.    21015

Jimmy Mathis of WBAL radio will present part two in our series on Common Core.  The discussion will focus on the controversial data collecting aspects of the program.

Also on the Agenda

Gary Johnson from Institute on the Constitution will discuss jury nullification.

Update on the “Rain Tax”.  Has the Task Force made any progress???

An update on Smart Meters.

Free admission.  Cash bar available

For more info, visit

War of 1812 Pro-Gun Rally in Havre De Grace

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Join fellow citizens in support of the 2nd amendment at the Concord Point Lighthouse (700 Concord St) in Havre De Grace, MD 21078 on Saturday May 4th, 2012 from 4pm-7:30pm.

Gov. Martin O’Malley will be in attendance for the War of 1812 celebration, let him know that his gun grab will not be tolerated. If he was governor during the War of 1812 his legislation would have successfully disarmed citizens, and thus the militia, which would have allowed the British free reign of the Maryland region.


Will The Maryland GOP Be The Right Home For Conservatives?

An interesting article from Blue Ridge Forum:

Chart: Values and Immigration-Control Votes Exceed Romney Votes in Maryland

Take a look at our chart (click here) showing that Governor Mitt Romney’s statewide total of votes for president fell behind the statewide total of either those opposing the Maryland version of the Dream Act (Ballot Question 4) or those opposing the same-sex marriage law (Ballot Question 6) . The data comes from the Maryland Board of Elections.

The opposition to same-sex marriage vote statewide exceeded the Romney vote statewide by 28 per cent.

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Illegal & Unconstitutional Detainment of Former Marine Brandon J. Raub

Brandon J. Raub, Former Marine, Detained After Anti-Government Facebook Postings


RICHMOND, Va. — A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights.

Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI, Secret Service agents and police in Virginia’s Chesterfield County questioned him Thursday evening about what they said were ominous posts talking about a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month according to authorities, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.”

Police – acting under a state law that allows emergency, temporary psychiatric commitments upon the recommendation of a mental health professional – took Raub to the John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell. He was not charged with any crime.

A Virginia-based civil liberties group, The Rutherford Institute, dispatched one of its attorneys to the hospital to represent Raub at a hearing Monday. A judge ordered Raub detained for another month, Rutherford executive director John Whitehead said.

“For government officials to not only arrest Brandon Raub for doing nothing more than exercising his First Amendment rights but to actually force him to undergo psychological evaluations and detain him against his will goes against every constitutional principle this country was founded upon,” Whitehead said.

Raub’s mother, Cathleen Thomas, said by telephone that the government had overstepped its bounds.

“The bottom line is his freedom of speech has been violated,” she said.

Thomas said her son, who served tours as a combat engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan, is “concerned about all the wars we’ve experienced” and believes the U.S. government was complicit in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. One of his Facebook posts, she said, pictured the gaping hole in the Pentagon and asked “where’s the plane?”

Whitehead said he found nothing alarming in Raub’s social media commentaries. “The posts I read that supposedly were of concern were libertarian-type posts I see all the time,” he said.

The big concern, Whitehead said, is whether government officials are monitoring citizens’ private Facebook pages and detaining people with whom they disagree.

Dee Rybiski, an FBI spokeswoman in Richmond, said there was no Facebook snooping by her agency.

“We received quite a few complaints about what were perceived as threatening posts,” she said. “Given the circumstances with the things that have gone on in the country with some of these mass shootings, it would be horrible for law enforcement not to pay attention to complaints.”

Whitehead said some of the posts in question were made on a closed Facebook page that Raub had recently created so he questioned whether anyone from the public would have complained about them.

“Support Brandon Raub” Facebook pages have drawn significant interest, and other Internet sites had numerous comments from people outraged by the veteran’s detention.

Raub’s supporters characterized the detention as an arrest, complaining he was handcuffed and whisked away in a police cruiser without being served a warrant or read his rights. But authorities say it wasn’t an arrest because Raub doesn’t face criminal charges.

Col. Thierry Dupuis, the county police chief, said Raub was taken into custody upon the recommendation of mental health crisis intervention workers. He said the action was taken under the state’s emergency custody statute, which allows a magistrate to order the civil detention and psychiatric evaluation of a person who is considered potentially dangerous.

He said Raub was handcuffed because he resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody.