As a Loudoun County citizen and a former patron of White’s Ferry, I watched with interest the town meeting in Poolesville, Maryland on August 18 about the future of White’s Ferry. I had to wonder why the owners of the Ferry’s Virginia landing were not invited to an event that was addressing the future of White’s Ferry — don’t the Virginia landing owners have something to do with the future of the ferry?
What was extremely evident in that meeting was the utter disregard that Chuck Kuhn has for the family who owns the Virginia Landing and the lengths he has taken to collude with government officials to take land that is not his so he can run a business. So much for his political donations to conservative candidates who run on platforms of property rights. Hypocrisy at its very finest.
There was no mention of the several attempts Rockland Farm has made to get the Ferry open or the fact that on principle it makes perfect sense to pay “rent” for your business to operate somewhere that you don’t own. The family that owns Rockland Farm and the Virginia landing is not the problem — the problem is Chuck Kuhn, a wealthy businessman using political influence to take another family’s private property in order to operate a profitable ferry business.