Ethics are for the Little People
Do you know Doyle Niemann? I have to admit that I had no idea who this inconsequential member of the Maryland House of Delegates was until I looked him up. From everything I can tell he’s a political nobody. Which, of course, made me somewhat surprised when I was forwarded a copy of this particular email….
From: “Niemann, Doyle Delegate” <Doyle.Niemann@house.state.md.
Date: September 18, 2012, 21:59:53 EDTTo:Subject: Stand Up for Civil Marriage
Stand Up and Be Counted
Please join me and other residents of Prince George’s County in an evening of food and entertainment in support of the Civil Marriage Protection Act. The historic act, which is scheduled to go into effect in January, gives all loving couples the right to marry in Maryland, while also protecting the religious rights of those who disagree.There will be entertainment by Nashville recording artist (and Cheverly resident) J.J. Nolis, as well as light fare and refreshments.All proceeds will be donated to uphold the Civil Marriage Protection Act in November’s referendum.
when:Monday, September 24th6:00-9:00 pm where:Joe’s Movement Emporium3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712 Suggested Donation $50
Yes! I would like to attend.http://action.mdfme.org/page/
s/joe-s-movement-emporium Yes! I would like to attend AND make my contribution online now.https://secure.mdfme.org/page/ contribute/rsvp-and- contribute-joe-s-movement- emporium Contributions are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions or as business expenses underIRC Section 162(e). By Authority: Marylanders for Marriage Equality, Sophia Silbergeld, Treasurer.
Delegate Doyle Niemann
Maryland House of Delegates
Of course it is incredibly illegal for Delegate Niemann to be using state resources, particularly his House of Delegates email address, to be raising funds for any political purposes. This includes ballot questions.