Roscoe Bartlett: The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid


I always liked Roscoe Bartlett. He was my congressman for a short while until the state of Maryland redistricted and Roscoe was gerrymandered out of Congress last year.

Excerpt: “..retreating to a remote property in the mountains of West Virginia where he lives with no phone service, no connection to outside power and no municipal plumbing. Having failed to safeguard the power grid for the rest of the country, Bartlett has taken himself completely off the grid. He has finally done what he pleaded in vain for others to do: “to become,” as he put it in a 2009 documentary, “independent of the system.””

The full article is found at Politico.com

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/roscoe-bartlett-congressman-off-the-grid-101720.html#ixzz2pyTeh6CV.

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