Loudoun supervisor Stevens Miller wins national ‘Watermelon Award’

Stevens Miller wins ‘Watermelon Award’
Strident advocacy of Chesapeake Bay scheme earns supervisor national ‘dishonor’

WASHINGTON -- Dulles District Supervisor Stevens Miller has been singled out by the nation’s largest grassroots advocate of rational environmental policies for an annual “dishonor” highlighting politicians who are “green on the outside but red on the inside.”

American Tradition Partnership's “Watermelon Awards” help citizens recognize which elected officials pose the greatest threat to their jobs, property and freedoms.

“By clinging to junk science and attacking citizens who oppose his agenda of higher taxes and bureaucratic control over homes, Stevens Miller’s extremism and bumbling stand out nationally,” said ATP Executive Director Donald Ferguson. “In Stevens Miller’s mind, there isn’t a job, a home or a business in his district that shouldn’t be sacrificed to appease Mother Earth.”

Miller earned the award for his advocacy of a private property control policy that blames Loudoun residents for water pollution in the Chesapeake, despite the fact virtually no scientific evidence backs such claims. Under the Miller-backed plan, many Loudoun homeowners and employers would not be allowed to erect anything on land larger than 50 feet by 50 without permission from the government, at a cost of thousands of dollars.

“We would mail him the award, but we’re not sure where he’s claiming residency in this week. It’s ironic to get a lecture on carbon footprints and the evils of suburban homes from someone who claims multiple suburban homes,” said Ferguson.

Throughout 2011 ATP will inform constituents about Miller’s agenda of tax hikes, fewer jobs and sprawling government. “Stevens Miller got even fewer votes than Creigh Deeds did in House District 86 and he already has several primary challengers. Even Democrats oppose Miller's radical environmentalist agenda,” said Ferguson.

ATP has previously telephoned residents of his, and other supervisor’s, districts on several occasions urging them to directly contact their supervisors to express their opposition to the Chesapeake Bay property control plan.

Miller has also earned notoriety for a rambling speech at the Board dais claiming human activity would cause Artic icecaps to melt so quickly Loudoun residents would be stranded in floodwaters.

Even Miller’s non-environmental agenda over the last three years is bizarre, including voting down funds to restore a Revolutionary War statue because he was frightened by the soldier’s fake rifle, referring to Loudoun residents as “gangrene” and “cancer” for expressing concern over gang crime, accusing his fellow Democrats on the Board of being racists and apologizing to the violent street gang MS-13 after another supervisor criticized the violent street gang.

Formerly known as Western Tradition Partnership, ATP adopted its new name in January to reflect its rapid national growth.

ATP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members from across the nation, ATP is a fast-growing non-profit organization dedicated to fighting environmental extremism and promoting private property and responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.  ATP is active nationwide.
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