The Baltimore Sun's editorial board made a nearly perfect response to Carroll County's so-called "Mass Transit Protection Resolution," the bill that "would allow rides on buses or other forms of public transit inside the county but not beyond its borders." The Sun notes that "It would be easy to excoriate such a piece of legislation as thinly veiled racist provocation," given that there are currently no transportation routes from Baltimore City to Carroll County. And again, they're right.
But we'd like to urge the Baltimore City Council to respond. Baltimore City should refuse to allow cars registered in Carroll County to enter the city. Certainly, your cars, with their pollution, lost man-hours due to traffic congestion, and infrastructure costs, harm our city far more than our junkies harm your county.