We must take action against the 'Legislativus horribilis' parasite

March 24, 2011

Candus Thomson's article in The Baltimore Sun, ("Destructive parasite infecting state capital," March 20), was insightful, perceptive and right on the mark.

Annapolis is infested by a terribly destructive parasite, Legislativus horribilis, the main properties of which are "no backbone or vision." This parasite has harmed our wetlands and wildlife areas (e.g., Program Open Space), hurt our fisheries, failed to back up our wonderful Natural Resources Police in their efforts to keep poachers from stealing oysters and fish, failed to protect our menhaden stocks and lacked the backbone to restore our beautiful Chesapeake Bay from its current status of "cesspool." Those politicians in Annapolis infected with this parasite are always ready to give their support and services to any special interest with the deepest pockets.

There are rare exceptions of courage, vision, and selfless public service, e.g., Sen. James Brochin. We the people need to vote out of office all Annapolis politicians infected with Legislativus horribilis in 2012 and 2014!

Richard Shannahan, Lutherville

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