Printed Letter: Sept. 18, 2016
Kaepernick critic was able to have his say
I don’t necessarily support the NFL quarterback in his effort to bring attention to social issues in the U.S. by kneeling during the national anthem.
He takes his chances with his employer and the public as far as his viability as a player or as a representative of the team. We all know he has a right to do what he is doing. A veteran of the armed forces (Patrick Mosbey) wrote a letter here expressing his dismay and condemnation for the act. I respect Mr. Mosbeys’ opinion and his willingness to serve in the armed services, yet he goes too far by playing the “persecuted Christian” card. If Tim Tebow was persecuted I would like to see some video or viable proof of such an event. As far as I know, the NFL didn’t stop him from kneeling on the field or audibly expressing his belief in God on national TV.
I think you can produce video of many professional athletes thanking God for their successes during sporting events. There’s no bleeping it out or suppressing it at all. The bakeries he mentions as persecuted chose to discriminate against U.S. citizens, which expect the country and its inhabitants to act as if they live in a secular state, as the U.S. was designed to be. When the bakery issue arose, there was much more than a peep uttered by the press. The subject was discussed in every publication I read or watched or listened to. No one is forcing Mr. Mosbey to agree with anyone. After all, he wrote to this paper complaining about a liberal agenda and I’m willing to bet no one went to his house to shut him down and at the very least he got his Christian “peep” by having his letter published here.
Ask your doctor what he or she thinks of Amendment 69
Why does Colorado need a resident of Massachusetts to tell us how Amendment 69 is going to be such a benefit to us with free health care? What the writer Virginia Ryan fails to mention is the mandated 10-percent tax on wages (6.67 percent paid by employer and 3.33 percent paid by the employee) and ALL other income including Social Security.
This tax will be above what individuals already pay in Colorado income tax and make Colorado one of the highest taxed states in the Union. It will start with a 15-member appointed board and then expand to a 21-member elected board, with no guarantee that any of the board members are from the Western Slope. The board members do not need any experience in the medical or insurance fields. They will have no oversight from the Governor’s Office or the state Legislature and cannot be recalled except by their own board members. They will set the parameters of what will be covered, what the reimbursement will be to health providers for health care, medicine, all medical devices and can increase the taxed amount if they find they are short of funds. Ask your doctor for his or her opinion of this amendment. Vote “no” on Amendment 69. It’s a disaster for Colorado.
Schwartz misleading public on Tipton’s public-lands position
Gail Schwartz’s radio and TV ads keep playing. “Stop Scott Tipton from selling our public lands.”
She goes on to say she is for all uses on public lands, including energy, grazing, tourism.
On July 8, 2016, The Daily Sentinel, at her announcement to seek office quoted her regarding federal lands: “We should not be selling them, we should not be leasing them,” Schwartz said.
Now she claims Scott Tipton wants to sell public lands?
He has never said that. It polls well, but is not accurate.
Scott served on the board at Mesa Verde National Park. He was instrumental in Chimney Rock becoming a National Monument. He has always been for multiple use on public lands and has fought against wilderness designations that would limit public access.
For freedom to use public lands, vote for Scott Tipton.
Ethanol in gasoline creates more problems than it solves
When are we going to wake up and stop mandating more ethanol mixed into our gasoline? Corn-based ethanol takes more energy to produce than it saves, raises the price of corn for agriculture feed as well as consumer food products and is playing the devil in gumming up small-engine carburetors. Another great government program making a problem worse trying to fix what they don’t understand.