E-mail letters, June 10, 2010

Tea party will highlight
independent candidates

The upcoming tea party in Sherwood park south Pavilion in Grand Junction on June 27   promises to be an extravaganza of knowledge at very low cost, allowing “we the people,” who have been left,out of our right to vote for candidates of our choice for 25 years, to learn
about candidates that have “bucked the system.”

These patriot candidates owe allegiance only to the people and not to party politics or large contributors. They have done this on very little money, which speaks volumes for their spending habits that are quite different from Colorado state and U.S. legislators.

All of the candidates — Ken Buck for U.S. Senate, Dan Maes for governor, Bob McConnell for 3rd Congressional District and Ray Scott Colorado House District 54 — have given of themselves to learn what their constituents want. They have done this by meeting voters on their turf, candidates talking with each voter about their concerns and interests.

They have been investing themselves, rather than advertisements, in the people they wish to
represent. They are demonstrating fiscal responsibility. The professional politicians have forgotten that each voter, regardless of personal wealth or lack thereof, has a say in who they want to represent them. Voters today are leery of any media or paid promises to garner votes.

Each of these candidates needs your support to gain name recognition for voters they cannot personally meet. Do your part. Come and meet them and help them help you from the offices they seek. Support their candidacy with donations and word of mouth of their sincerity and capability.

Conservative means to save what we cherish for ourselves and for later generations: Liberty, patriotism, opportunity to excel, religious freedom and personal responsibility.
Rusty Price

Terminated police officers
disrespect the community

The three terminated police officers, (Joseph Mulcahy, Justin Roberts, Phillip Van Why) have stooped to new levels of disrespect by filing “post-disciplinary” or appeal meetings with the city. These actions, along with their conduct which led to their termination, show little respect for the people which they were sworn to protect and serve or the organization they represented.

Although District Attorney Pete Hautzinger declined to prosecute the trio, citing a lack of evidence, their actions were not those of a “person of trust.” As a person of trust — those who have great influence and control over others — one must be held accountable to a higher level of conduct and standards. After all, if you can’t trust those who you look to for help, aid, personal security and safety, when what they represent is no longer a viable entity and fear will reside in those who they serve.

It also casts a huge shadow of doubt over any court appearance. I doubt any judge would view
their future actions and testimony with the needed 100 percent respect and honesty to be admissible evidence in his/her court.
I’m sure that with this black mark on their individual histories, it will be difficult to find employment in law enforcement anywhere in Colorado. But perhaps the Peace Officer Standards and training Board, a branch of the Colorado State Attorney General’s Office should either revoke or fail to renew their certifications and ensure their conduct will no longer be an
issue to the citizens and visitors of Colorado.

I wish these men the best for their future, but I beleive that a career change would be best for them and all of us.
Stuart Cerise
West Valley City


New laws will scare doctors
from prescribing marijuana

Big Pharmacutical company’s are partly behind this big push to close down dispensaries as they don’t want the competition. They would lose so much revenue as people would need less medications.

Doctors used to prescribe medical marijuana for many problems, because it helped with so many different ailments. It works on pain because it relaxes the muscles and if more people knew it,
they would be so happy.

Making medical marijuana harder to get plus more expensive is too sad. It could be helping so many people.

And the reason it was outlawed was not because it was a dangerous drug. Our government made
movies that showed young college-age students killing each other. The new laws will make doctors scared to prescribe it.

The American Medical Association doctors in 1937 were very upset about the new laws because they knew of its many benefits. Will propaganda ads and scare tactics win out again?
Sandra Aldersea



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