Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Tancredo exemplifies the problem

Dear Editor,

I am a progressive and proud of it. I also think that the country benefits from constructive debate. So I am all for the Republicans getting back on their feet. But that won’t happen as long as the basic problems are ignored. Like that the constitution will work great regardless of the racial makeup of the country. Like that the browning of America is not the problem. Like that gay people do not threaten marriage but unemployment does. Like that high concentration of extraordinary weapons produces extraordinary crimes.

LETTER: My 20 school and theatre safety gun ideas — a work still in progress

Dear Editor,

Obama beat me to the draw... liberal media controlling Denver pays little attention to me anyway.

My list of 20 ideas in memory of 20 babies slaughtered at Sandy Hook will probably take me a week more. I am working on guns that hold cartridges which only a “chipped dog” authorized humans could fire. I have volunteered to be chipped like a dog to prove the technology. Guns we carry concealed should be as “smart” as a keyless Toyota. I want one.

LETTER: SB 11 should be referred to the voters of Colorado

Dear Editor,

Yesterday a Colorado political committee was announced to recruit volunteers, seek donations, and perhaps hire professional staff to recall any legislator who does not support the referral of SB 11, the civil union bill.

Coloradans have expressed overwhelming opposition to homosexual marriage. The civil union bill is just an attempt to do a side-run around this opposition and give the homosexual lobby all the benefits of marriage without using the term.

LETTER: Blue (Democratic) senators showing true (yellow) colors

Dear Editor,

Now that they have unchecked legislative power, why did the Democratic Party senators on the Judiciary Committee reject the conscience protection amendment to their so called civil unions bill this week when they had it in their 2012 bill?

LETTER: Rep. Priola doesn’t speak for us at the Argonaut

Dear Editor,

While I respect Rep. Kevin Priola’s right to his opinion and standing as a state representative to put forth legislation (however misguided it may be), I do resent his characterization of the Argonaut as being in favor of any liquor law changes including additional licenses or that it “would help out folks like Argonaut.” (“Battle brewing,” Colorado Statesman, Jan. 18, 2013). We have never voiced any opinion on that and we don’t think he should try and speak for us.

LETTER: Just what we need, more illegals bellying up to the public trough

Dear Editor,

Regarding the Colorado Compact, how many illegals do our lawmakers need? What’s their take? Is it the votes they’ll get from the anti-American organizations like La Raza? Is it the cheap labor they can obtain for their big donors? Is it kickback from the corrupt countries they collaborate with as they close their eyes to the daily invasion of our country? If they’re going to have “Immigration Reform” AKA amnesty/citizenship, could they at least give us a little credit for knowing their game, and come right out and tell the truth: We are on the way to replacing legal, loyal, taxpaying, voting Americans with uneducated, poverty-stricken, criminals because they’ll keep us bellying up to the public trough for the rest of our miserable days.

LETTER: The Colorado Compact is just a lot of political doubletalk

Dear Editor,

For two issues, The Statesman has chosen the “Colorado Compact” as its cause celeb with no critical analysis of what it says. Nearly each of six points has embedded language rendering it meaningless and one of the points, “Ensuring our National Security,” in spite of being a primary principle in our Constitution, is given little more than lip service.

LETTER: Locals could fall off the cliff if feds don’t pay attention

Dear Editor,

There is little time left before the nation hits the so-called “fiscal cliff.” President Obama and the lame duck Congress have an unprecedented number of issues to address — including some which directly affect every city, town, special district, county, and school district in Colorado — and every Colorado taxpayer.

LETTER: Republicans still have a lot to learn about politics

Dear Editor,

The GOP, including their former State Chairman Dick Wadhams, cannot hear the electorate. While voters are looking for solutions and forward looking ideas, the GOP is already worrying about the next election. Two articles in your Nov. 23 paper — “Why did we lose” and “GOP already chomping at the bit to take back the state senate in 2014” by Statesman reporter Ernest Luning — prove to me neither the party or its leaders are listening to the voters.

LETTER: Where does the GOP go from here? Away from the middle of the road

Dear Editor,

If anything should be learned from the Nov. 6 election, it is that moderate candidates will not win the office of President of the United States. With the Romney loss, let the argument of needing a middle-of-the-road candidate in order to “win” be forever forgotten. Has the GOP learned nothing from flip flop, watered down candidates George Bush I, Bob Dole, McCain, and now Romney — all of whom were establishment moderates?