Letters to the Editor

Dead babies are Dick Lamm’s legacy — unless he repents

Dear Editor,

Your November 1, 2013 special insert coverage of Dick Lamm’s 40th Reunion was an interesting retrospective but was sadly lacking one important detail from his legacy, which all the celebrating of his life and accomplishments can not erase.

The former Governor’s bill, which brought liberalized child killing to America in 1967, has led to the deaths of over 50 million innocent human beings who were never able to enjoy their beautiful country, see a breathtaking sunset, smell a rose or enjoy a glass of wine at a celebration.

Mike and Tom are both good guys

Dear Editor,

I like Tancredo. 

I like Mike.

Oh, brother.

Nobody should announce for office prior to establishing a campaign online contact-possibility... sign of the dastardly times?

I don’t Facebook or Twitter. I do email. I wanted to send Mike Kopp my 20 New Ideas in memory of children armed with crayons at Sandy Hook. The adults massacred had choices outlined 14 years ago from Columbine. Sad history repeats as we ignore facts.

Raising taxes on energy will slow down economy

Dear Editor,

With the government temporarily out of business, legislators aren’t talking much about reforming the tax code. But when they do, I hope they and the president will be more realistic about raising taxes on an industry so tied to economic growth and job creation. The industry I am referring to is the energy industry.

Eagle eye investigation is called for on EAGLE-Net

Dear Editor,

Miller Hudson’s article in the Oct. 4, 2013 issue on EAGLE-Net misses a couple of most salient points:

1. EAGLE-Net’s refused to provide the Legislative Audit Committee with its Asset List (ie what they bought with the $100.6 million and where it might now be found). Where did all the money go?

Dangerous pitfalls in HB 1303 will no doubt continue to impact the November state and local elections


On Thursday, Secretary of State Scott Gessler repealed the controversial email/internet voting rules that had been promulgated for the two recall elections for use by absentee voters.

Where’s your compassion for a mother who has lost her baby?

Dear Editor,

The tone of the paragraph below in Peter Marcus’ story about personhood in the Aug. 9, 2013 issue is really disturbing. Painting a mother who lost her baby and then was told the five time drunk driver wouldn’t be held accountable for Brady’s death should elicit a modicum of compassion in most human beings.

Portraying Heather as stridently “marching” into the Capitol is inaccurate and unkind and reinforces the belief that media outlets are biased and simply unwilling to write honestly about those who view life as sacred and worthy of legal protection.

For every innocent,

Ad in Statesman was misleading

Dear Republicans for Immigration Reform,

I just read your ad in The Statesman in Colorado. It describes exactly no legislation pending before Congress or anywhere else. There is not one bill that puts security first, requires businesses use e-Verify and puts illegal at the end of the line. None. The only ones proposed that come close are from Republicans.

You people appear to be nothing more than a tool of the left. I defy you to publish the bill number that supports your proposition and the sponsor list.


Dan Kopelman

Thanks for recognizing importance of agriculture in the state


I saw your article published in the Aug. 2 edition of The Colorado Statesman regarding the House ag committee members getting out into rural areas and wanted to thank you for capturing this. As a member of the Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association legislative committee, I have been actively working to get more legislature members out in the field and coordinated the tour last week when we hosted state Representatives Perry Buck and Lori Saine. I had an opportunity to spend about four hours with them one-on-one discussing various ag and rural issues. I am also currently working on another ag-related visit for a state senator and a state representative.

Government also deserves kudos for smart regulation of small trucking companies

Dear Editor,

I read with interest “To keep on trucking, we need to move toward smarter and simpler regulation,” Greg Fulton’s guest editorial in the June 16th Colorado Statesman about regulation of small trucking companies. I thank him for contributing his thoughts and agree that business deserves smart regulation.

I also think government deserves recognition when it works with business to develop smart regulation. Mr. Fulton’s article seems to imply there are no examples of smart regulation.

Lawmakers: Resist the extensive arm-twisting by PPIAC

State lawmakers should take a clue from the state private investigators and do a little sleuthing on their own into proposals by the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado to initiate mandatory licensing of investigators by the state.