From Patrick L. McGrady, Chairman, Maryland Liberty PAC:
Your property rights are under attack right now. This month the Cecil County Commissioners will vote on adoption of a “Transfer of Development Rights” ordinance.
This ordinance is nothing more than a ploy used by the far left to further control where development occurs and whether farmers can develop their land. We must stop this disastrous legislation as soon as possible and let the County Commissioners know that if they vote for this ordinance we will be giving them a pink slip in 2014.
This “Transfer of Development Rights” program is designed to make county government a broker between developers and farmers. County government would buy and sell “development rights” from farmers to developers.
The claim made in defense of this boondoggle is that it is somehow a free-market solution to promoting “smart growth,” however, you and I know different. Further government intervention in land use is not free-market, it’s government control.
If the government is given the power to break apart your property rights they are more able to take them away – – and that is exactly the intention of this silly proposed ordinance. We need you to comeout on August 21st to stop the County Commissioners from passing this disaster of an ordinance:
Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
County Administration Building
200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton
Elk Room – First Floor
This program will put the government squarely in the way of every single property owner in Cecil County who would have the “audacity” to want to develop their own land. You see, these statists don’t believe you have the right to live in rural areas, they don’t believe you should have the freedom to live where you would like.
Patrick L. McGrady
Maryland Liberty PAC