By: James Simpson
DC Independent Examiner
Robin Bartlett Frazier‘s story personifies the threats we face nationwide by the corrupting influence of public employee unions. For the last four years Robin has been District 1 Commissioner in Carroll County, MD. You may have seen her on the Megyn Kelly show when she was interviewed after saying in a public meeting that she would be arrested if necessary but would not stop praying before meetings and invoking the name of Jesus Christ. The video is posted here.
She and fellow Commissioner Richard Rothschild were pretty much the only voices on the five member board for spending restraint, cutting taxes, reducing government, protecting property rights and protecting freedom. The power of their arguments often won the day despite the fact that two of the other three commissioners were hardcore RINOs and the third went whichever way the wind was blowing.
She and Commissioner Rothschild spearheaded the effort that turned Carroll County into the first “Second Amendment Sanctuary County” following the state legislature passing Governor O’Malley’s unconstitutional gun control bill last year. There is a stunning video on her website where a full house cheers wildly when she talks about it. Really inspiring talk. The three hapless RINOs on the Board saw the writing on the wall and fell in behind, so it was a unanimous decision in favor of the 2nd Amendment. Her leadership has also prevented the County planning board from adopting many regulations that threaten private property.
Anyway, the state teacher’s union put big bucks into defeating her in this year’s primary. They won and got a lifelong union man, Steve Wantz, to take her place. They also supported the two RINOS, Rothschild’s opponent (but Rothschild won anyway) and another candidate slated to replace one who is retiring. The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), bragged on its website that it won “four of five Carroll County commissioner seats” in the June primary.
Wantz was bought and paid for by them. His only articulated issue is unions, supporting them and giving them more money. He also supports other big government spending projects promoted by state Democrats and county RINOs, but that support is couched in very vague, mealymouthed terms. He claims to want to “change direction” in the County, long recognized as the most conservative county in Maryland and routinely savaged in the press for being so. Wantz wants to make nice, and not surprisingly, the local leftist media has gotten behind him 100 percent. The whole exercise is a fraud. In Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker defeated public employee unions after a hellacious fight, but they are still fighting, and have taken that war nationwide. They will do everything they can – corrupting the process and undermining our Republic – to take ever more of our hard won tax dollars.
Robin decided she wouldn’t allow it to happen. She is running a write-in campaign. Her website is www.robinbartlettfrazier.com. Please share her website on Twitter and Facebook and ask your friends to visit the site. Just visiting it makes it more visible to Google search engines. If you can, also give her a little support. She is in an uphill battle in this critical race against a massive, taxpayer-funded union machine. Her opponent is a RINO at best, and may well be just another Democrat plant, put there to undermine conservatism. It is happening everywhere and we need to fight it!