Nemo me impune lacessit

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Proposed Maryland License Plate

I recently received a picture of this proposed Maryland License Plate...the guy who sent it to me is Daniel Vovak who is running for the the Montgomery County Executive.  Here's the plate that he believes "celebrates war". 



Here's his message and a link to his website:
In a message dated 6/14/2010 1:08:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, danielvovak@gmail.com writes:


http://www.politicalgateway.com/cand.php?id=1541&isid=2256&page=issue

Daniel Vovak
Candidate for Montgomery County Executive
Bethesda, MD 20817
http://www.buildmontgomery.com/
and my response:
Dan,

You're on the wrong side of this one...but then perhaps you approve of banning the US Flag in American high schools? You miss the point of this plate, it's to celebrate the events that led to the writing of the National Anthem, by Francis Scott Key...you know, the successful defense of Baltimore, from a victorious British Army which had just previously burned the US capital...keep that in mind.

Rich Vail
Pikesville, MD USA
ravail136@aol.com
http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.--Thomas Jefferson
So, I think he's wrong on this one...and I think if it's passed by the Legislature, I may very well get the plate as the War of 1812 is often called by historians as the Second War of Independence.  Had the British won, instead of the draw that was reality, they may very well have extinguished the "American Experiment".

2 comments:

Daniel Vovak said...

Thanks for a respectful disagreement of opinion.

Werner Seiler said...

You seem to be recycling the same schtick you have used before. How long will it before you use the Pluto press release again.

It wasn't funny the first time.