Letters to the Editor
Tom Sawyer and Colorado Senator Chris Romer share something. Both know how to whitewash the facts. Both know how to get someone else to work or pay for their responsibilities. Both know how to make sure they are not responsible for their actions.
As a former police officer and public servant, I feel compelled to speak out and encourage Governor Ritter to veto House Bill 1274, which would have the effect of doing away with the death penalty in Colorado.
The Colorado Election Reform Commission (CERC), consisting of 11 voluntary but hard-working appointees, has a new report to the Colorado Legislature that “seeks to look forward.” The CERC report is, in fact, looking backwards, continuing to respond to a heavily federally funded mandate known as the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA).
Dear Election Reform Commissioner,
For the Election Reform Commission to take action without first addressing the widespread corruption in Colorado’s election system would compromise the integrity of the commission itself. To ignore the corruption would signify that the commissioners were uninformed or, if informed, inattentive to those aspects of the election system that most affect voter confidence.
In a letter to The Colorado Statesman on Feb. 6, the Colorado director of the National Federation of Independent Business, Tony Gagliardi, observes that forcing Colorado’s small businesses to purchase health insurance for their employees would bankrupt many businesses. Health Care for All Colorado agrees.
I enjoyed your recent article on Kay Rendleman’s campaign for the El Paso County Republican Party chair. (“El Paso County GOP factions grapple over leadership,” Jan. 30).
State Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, delivered this letter to Gov. Bill Ritter on Dec. 15.
Dear Gov. Ritter,
There is mounting evidence that sweeping new rules regulating oil and gas exploration will make an already deteriorating economic environment in Colorado’s natural gas industry drastically worse.
I write you today to ask you to join me in condemning the tactics of Doug Lamborn in his campaign for re-election to Congress.
Many of you may remember two years ago, when Doug’s campaign employed below-the-belt tactics (labeled “sleazy” by Joel Hefley) in order to win election. I heard from many voters who regretted voting early for Doug and wished they could take their votes back.
Please don’t make the same mistake again in 2008.
On behalf of all the convenience stores and service stations that are going through the worst times they have experienced since 1974, we wish to express our utter disdain at your publishing the tasteless and crude political cartoon depicting a bicyclist riding by a service station while giving a middle-finger salute in your July 4 edition.