Printed letters, Jan. 27, 2012

Need for pipeline is
more obvious than ever

After the Jan. 17 edition of The Daily Sentinel, it became even more obvious that we need to build the Keystone XL Pipeline — civil unrest in Nigeria, Iranian threats to the Strait of Hormuz and Venezuelan despot Hugo Chavez threatening to cut off his oil. 

To all of the “greenies” out there, this pipeline running north to south from western Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas will have to cross over, under and around dozens of existing pipelines that we have been living with very peacefully and productively for many decades. We will be dependent upon refined petroleum products for many years to come. Get used to it.

The “pipe dream” (pun intended) of a green utopian society is no more than that: a dream. Solar, wind, geothermal, hydrogen, wave power, anything you care to name, will never come close to fulfilling our energy needs. 

Please stop saying “No” to every project that comes along. We can create our own high-paying, private-sector jobs, reduce the amount of business we’re forced to do with people who hate our society and have more control over our future. We’ve been paying a threat premium for oil for years now. The world is laughing at us and rightfully so.

MARK BROWN

Grand Junction

Vote Obama out of office to save this country

President Barack Obama once again shows the American people that he doesn’t care about the their lives and the importance of jobs. He talks about helping the American middle class and says the most important thing that he can and will do is create jobs. Of course he says this while playing golf with one of his billionaire pals.

Obama’s “No” decision about the Keystone XL Pipeline is typical of a big- government socialist ideologue such as our president.

Instead of allowing the private sector the opportunity to make a difference in our country’s economic recovery, he would rather just say no. He is not talking about drugs. It’s about the economy and jobs.

If he were to allow the pipeline to move forward, it would employee 20,000 people and would, in all likelihood, destroy his quest for a socialistic form of government in the United States.

He would rather allow the worst recession since the Great Depression to continue rather than allow the private sector prove the pipeline works. Obama would rather spend another trillion dollars of taxpayer money on another stimulus package that would fail as miserably as the first one did. The only winner being government.

We cannot afford another four years of Obama. I urge everyone who desires our vibrant, traditional American way of life to vote him out of office.

This is not about political party affiliation. It’s about keeping America great. It’s about allowing the American dream to move forward. It’s about keeping America the greatest country in all of world history. Four more years of Barack Obama would forever tarnish world history.

DOUG THOMPSON

Grand Junction

 

Take care of Coloradans, not illegal immigrants

Again we see our state Senate trying to pass legislation for illegal immigrants to get in-state tuition. Did we not see this get voted down the last time it was introduced? I wonder if that is just how government runs.

The polls showed that the majority of people in the nation did not want Obamacare. But Congress passed it anyway.

I see a perpetual Big Brother agenda and am exhausted from trying to keep up with what someone else thinks is good for us.

Seriously, when are we going to see government step back and actually enforce the main laws that were passed so long ago, get those right and then move forward.

This legislation for illegal immigrants’ children having the right to in-state tuition is theft by a government body of its taxpayer base.

If you are going to do that, then you might as well let out all of the drunk drivers (Oh wait, that is happening due to one officer’s bias toward drunk drivers). So we should also let out the drug dealers, murders, pedophiles and rapists.

Kindness only goes so far. We have people who need jobs, and our overly inflated higher education system is not worth the money it will cost to send some illegal kids to school. We need that money to go to the development of jobs in this state.

Get GM or Ford or Dodge to open a plant to build widgets here. Get a bio-tech company to open a business here so that our educated kids can get a job in Colorado and keep the cycle of capitalism moving forward.

I am tired of seeing people throwing money at feel-good things and not taking care of people in the area who have paid their taxes and are working their tails off to feed their families and keep their jobs.

Folks, we need to take care of Coloradans.

MICHAEL PARKER

Fruita

 

Bishop once again shows his compassion

The Jan. 25 article about Tillie Bishop’s position supporting in-state college tuition for resident children of immigrants here illegally showed again Tillie’s compassion for his fellow human beings, combined with his long history of acting in our state’s best interests.

Way to go Tillie. We appreciate you.

CHUCK BUSS

Grand Junction



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