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Second Amendment T-Shirts!

Dear Friends and Supporters, There is another  way to help out my re-election campaign. Check out these cool Second Amendment T-shirts! They are on order and will arrive in about 2 weeks. You can pre-order yours now!

Help me return to Annapolis and look great showing off your support for the Second Amendment.

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$18.00 each- Desert tan in M, L, and XL. You can order the shirts by one of the methods below.

  1. You can order shirts and raffle tickets for the Carbine by clicking the link below. If you already ordered raffle tickets, and would like a shirt, you can sign back on using another email to get your shirt, or you can contact me at delegatedon@gmail.com and we can make arrangements Carbine Raffle
  2. You can order shirts only, by clicking the donation button below, making a donation in the amount of $18.00 per shirt and then email me at delegatedon@gmail.com with your full name and the number and size(s) of shirts you need. Donate Now
  3. You can also send a check for $18 (x the number of shirts you want) made out to Supporters of Don Dwyer, Jr. along with your full name and address and the number and sizes of shirts you need.mail it to: Supporters of Don Dwyer, Jr. PO Box 667, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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Re- Elect Dwyer Gun Raffle Get your Tickets!!

Dwyer Gun Raffle/ JR Carbine 9mm or 40 S&W (winners choice) or $500 cash option

Please help me get re-elected so I can continue to fight for your right to liberty and property!

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Enter to win a 9mm JR Carbine or $ 500 Cash Option. No waiting period, no HQL requirement. NICS check.

Must be 18 years of age and legally able to own and accept transfer. Out of state winner must transfer through a Federally Licenced Firearms Dealer. Tickets are $5 each. Campaign Fundraising regulations limits the amount of raffles to $50 (10 tickets) per person. Drawing on June 24. You don’t need to be resent to win, I will notify the winner.

For gun details tap the link below

http://www.justrightcarbines.com/JR_Carbine_Products.html

The gun is located at Scotts Gunsmithing  Aquahart road in Glen Burnie. Pop in to see the gun and say hello to Scott!

Click here to purchase your tickets

 

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Notice- Common Core Roundtable Sessions and AA County School Date Changes

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Schools to have four roundtable meetings on Common Core

The county public schools will have four informal roundtable sessions on the new Common Core curriculum.

The sessions are intended to bring parents together to answer questions on the standards and to share how they can help students achieve individual goals.The session that will take place in District 31 will be from 6-730pm at North County High School Cafeteria Tuesday April 8.

contact Patricia Flores at 410-224-7657 for information.

Read The Gazette Article

 

School date changes announced for Anne Arundel County

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. —The Board of Education unanimously approved the opening of schools and offices on April 21, the day after Easter. State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery also granted Anne Arundel County Public Schools a three-day waiver of the 180-day requirement for students — moving the last day of classes to June 18. Parents should note the following key items for the remainder of the school year: At high schools and middle schools, April 21 will be a “B” day. The last day of school for graduating seniors will be May 29. The last day of class for half-day prekindergarten and ECI students will be June 12. With the exception of the eight schools noted below, the last day of school for students will be June 18. Schools will dismiss two hours early from June 13-18 to accommodate high school exams. The last day of class at the two Centers for Applied Technology is June 12.

Read the Full Article

Anne Arundel schools last day will be June 18

Let the summer vacations begin. The last day of school for Anne Arundel County Public Schools students will be June 18.  State schools Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery granted a waiver for three days, now that the school system has added two extra days to its school year.  Lowery denied Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ request for a five-day waiver from the 180-day school year requirement last week. The state said local school systems must demonstrate they’ve provided additional instruction, such as opening on scheduled holidays, before a waiver can be granted. In response, the county Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve Interim Superintendent Mamie. J. Perkins’ recommendation to hold classes on Easter Monday, April 21, which had been scheduled as the last day of spring break. State regulations require schools to be closed Easter Monday.

Read The Article

 

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Want your own copy of the Constitution? Come see me at one of these events!

The long awaited pocket constitutions are here! If you would like one, please come meet me at one of the following events.
See event details below, or tap here to view my google calendar. If you are logged on to your own google calendar, you can copy events right from my calendar to yours. You can even invite guests!
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Community Meet and Greets

I have scheduled a few meet and greets for the opportunity to meet and speak with members of the community. Please come to one of these informal meetings, bring your family and friends- I would love to meet you!

If you would like to host me for a private meet and greet event in your home for your family, friends and neighbors, please send me an email to delegatedon@gmail.com to get it scheduled.

Mountain Road Community Library

4730 Mountain Road, Pasadena MD

April 16th and May 21st from 7-8pm

 

Rivera Beach Community Library

1130 Duvall Highway, Pasadena MD

May 1st and May 15th from 7-8pm

 

Legislative Wrap Up

North County Republican Club

Big Vanilla 26 Magothy Beach Road Pasadena

April 10th Meeting starts at 7

Candidates Forums

Severna Park Republican Women

Columbian Center 335 Governor Richie Hwy Severna Park

April 9th from 6-9pm

 

North County Republican Club

Big Vanilla 26 Magothy Beach Road Pasadena

May 8th meeting starts at 7pm

 

 

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Industrial Hemp Bill Passes in the House (HB1472 Hemp Feasibility Study)

hemppostHB1472 passed the House Floor with amendments. Tap here for the final version and tap here for the Floor votes hb1472votesheet.

I would have loved to see my bill, HB 1010 pass instead, but, as I said before this bill, a study on the feasibility of Hemp production, is a step in the right direction. ( and I admit, I am a little gratified, to be the catalyst for this legislation.)

There was a study bill passed before which was never actually done before the sunset kicked in, because the DEA still made it virtually impossible to legitimately do the study. With the recent passage of the Agriculture Act of 2014, known as the  Federal Farm Bill, Congress relaxed rules regarding Industrial Hemp and has made it possible for States to do the feasibility studies.

“With the U.S. hemp industry estimated at over $500 million in annual retail sales and growing, a change in federal law to allow for colleges and universities to grow hemp for research would mean that we will finally begin to regain the knowledge that unfortunately has been lost over the past fifty years,” says Vote Hemp President, Eric Steenstra. “The American Farm Bureau Federation announced their opposition to the controlled substance classification of hemp earlier this month, and now passage of this amendment means America can get on track to once again become the predominant producer and manufacturer of hemp—one of the most versatile and ecological industrial crops on the planet.”

Read the full article

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My previous articles on the Dispatch. If this is your first exposure to this issue, please read these- there are tons of related and pertinent links included in these posts.

Industrial Hemp

HB1010 voted down by committee in favor of HB1472

Washington State Passes Hemp Nullification

Update on the Hemp Hearing

West Virginia Passes Hemp Nullification Bill

HB1010 Hijacked

Further Reading:

Farm Bill Wiki

Farm Bill Hemp Amendment

Advocacy:

Vote Hemp

source: Vote Hemp

source: Vote Hemp

Sheriffs- Your First Line of Defense!

 

Over the last few days I have been seeing this article posted to facebook:

Sheriffs Coalition: Sheriffs Have Constitutional Duty To Refuse To Comply With Illegal Gun Control Laws

“Sheriffs have a constitutional duty to refuse to comply with such ordinances,” said Richard Mack, president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. “We’re seeing sheriffs in New York oppose the Safe Act and Gov. Cuomo. If we have sheriffs in New York doing this, how much more should we have sheriffs doing it in Vermont?” Read full article

This is called interposition. Last year, many Maryland Sheriffs came to Annapolis to publicly voice their opposition to SB 281 ( The sweeping gun control legislation passed despite vehement opposition) and to vow to interpose by not enforcing the unconstitutional “law” within their jurisdiction. I personally visited with these courageous sheriffs and commended them for their bravery.

With election year upon us, it is imperative that we remember these men and their commitment to stand between the law abiding gun owning citizen and the unconstitutional actions of the State.

Please visit their page on my website and contact them to give them encouragement and support!

 

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“Will you uphold your Oath to defend the Constitution and vow to not enforce unconstitutional “laws” passed by the State or Federal Government in your jurisdiction” Should be the litmus question for all candidates seeking the position of Sheriff.

Further reading ( blog posts- its difficult to find news articles covering the sheriffs’ stand across the US. Wonder why?)

Watchdogwire article about Sheriff Mack

10th Amendment Center on Constitutional Sheriffs

Colorado Sheriffs Refuse to enforce Gun Control

NY Sheriffs refuse to enforce gun control

 

Advocacy:

Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

Sheriff Mack

Constitutional Sheriffs

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Offshore Wind Energy?

Interested in O’Malley’s  Wind Farm proposal? This is the third year that this concept has been pushed by the Administration despite concerns that wind energy has yet to be proven to provide an efficient and economical return on investment. The proposal relies heavily on government subsidies to get off the ground, at a high cost to taxpayers. It seems to me that truly promising energy solutions would have the private sector industries rapidly developing the technology to provide effective and cost efficient and renewable energy. It shouldn’t require government subsidies if the technology was as good as proponents contend.

I found an interesting blog article:

 

“The new legislation will funnel $1.7 billion of ratepayer subsidies over a 20-year period toward the construction of a wind power farm 10 to 30 miles off the coast of Ocean City as early as 2017.”

Read the Full Article

 

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Further reading:

Off shore wind proposal killed in New Jersey

“A big point of contention revolved around how much the project would cost electric customers, who would help pay for the power the wind turbines produce. Those costs would be passed on to ratepayers under a mechanism awarding credits to Fishermen’s Energy for the electricity generated by their wind farms.

The company claimed those costs would amount to $199 a megawatt hour, but hinged on it receiving up to $100 million in subsidies from the federal government. The board’s staff questioned whether that aid will ever be received, part of which was based on a federal tax investment credit, which expired at the end of 2013.

Without those subsidies, the cost of credits to consumers would soar to $263 a megawatt hour, costing $240 million over the 20-year life of the credits, according to staff.”

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Medical Marijuana Bill Passes in the House

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HB881 – Medical Marijuana – Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission would allow specially licensed doctors to recommend marijuana to patients with debilitating conditions. The bill is now in the hands of the Senate.

Should this bill pass, it is imperative that my bill, HB 1016- Cannabis Freedom Act also pass, as it would afford physicians and patients the commitment of the State to protect them from any FEDERAL action. HB 881 provides only that the State will not prosecute or take legal action.

Read the bill as passed by the House

Read The Baltimore Sun Article

I co-sponsored and voted for this bill. I believe that people suffering from debilitating, life threatening or even terminal conditions have the right to seek whatever solutions they can to provide relief. There have been numerous studies that show marijuana has the ability to provide pain relief, easement of seizures, and many other potential medical benefits, including promising anti tumor effects. This session I received a letter from the mother of a child suffering from grand mal seizures who wanted the right to treat him with cannabis oil after seeing reports of positive results.

More than 100 families have moved to Colorado to access “Charlotte’s Web,” a cannabis strain that in some epileptic children seems to dramatically reduce seizures. Taken as an oil, the medicine is high in a chemical called CBD and low in THC, the component that makes people “high.”

CNN Article- marijuana stops child’s severe seizures

Utah families await medical cannabis oil bill

South Carolina bill allows cannabis oil for epilepsy

benefits_of_medical_marijuanaIn the United States, pain is the most common condition for which medical cannabis is taken. Studies show the drug is especially effective against neuropathic pain, a type of pain involving nerve damage. Marijuana is less habit-forming than opiate drugs and carries virtually no risk of a fatal overdose.

Sativex, a pharmaceutical version of cannabis, is approved in 25 countries as a treatment for painful muscle spasms arising from multiple sclerosis.

Marijuana is sometimes prescribed to stop nausea or induce appetite in people who have trouble eating, including patients suffering from AIDS or going through chemotherapy for cancer.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is following the work of Israeli researchers who are exploring cannabis as a potential treatment for traumatic brain injury. In 2003, along with two colleagues, Nobel laureate Julius Axelrod, an American, obtained a patent on the drug for its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.

In studies of rats, marijuana helps stave off memory problems and Alzheimer’s-like brain changes. A leading researcher said the drug’s iffy legal status has held up further research.

(source: CNN Health)

More reading:

Medical Marijuana Wiki

National Cancer Center- cannabis and Cannabinoids

National Conference of State Legislators- State Medical Marijuana Laws

Medical Use-Cannabis

Advocacy:

NORML- Medical Marijuana

Drug Policy Alliance- medical marijuana

Disabled World- medical marijuana for pain and depression

NORML- State by state interactive map

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