Printed letters, November 22, 2012

Regarding the controversy surrounding the use of Four Mile Road as a heavy-haul road for the energy industry, it is interesting to note that the Garfield County commissioners had no problem approving the use of two main roads in Battlement Mesa as heavy-haul roads.

That decision has resulted in noise, pollution and disruption of traffic in the Battlement Mesa planned unit development.

It now appears the commissioners have had a change of heart by disapproving the same use for Four Mile Road because it would have a detrimental effect in the area of Glenwood Springs. Then again, it may be because this road is used by the public to access the Sunlight ski area, in which one of the commissioners has an interest, and it could have a detrimental effect on the operations of that area.

It makes one wonder if the adage that “government which is closest to the people is the best government” is really true.

GARRY EVENSON

Battlement Mesa

Caprock Veterans Day event 
made grandmother proud, sad

All the students and staff at Caprock Academy had a most wonderful program to honor the men and women who have served and are serving this great country.

As I sat and listened to the wonderful songs and music put on by the students, I couldn’t help but think about other public schools.

The songs would never be allowed, mainly because they had God in them. It is a disgrace that this wonderful country has come to this.

People wonder why this country is in the shape it’s in. It is because we have gone away from the fundamentals it was built upon. We, as a nation, have turned our back on God. We have left the foundation of our forefathers: “In God We Trust.”

As Christians, we have sat back and allowed the liberals and ungodly people to take over our great and once-strong nation.

Everyone says, “Oh, it can’t happen in America.” Well, take a good look around, because our rights are slowly being taken away.

I sat in this program, and it made me proud to be an American. But it also made me sad that we have allowed liberals to take God out of every aspect of our lives. They aren’t even close to being done. Why are they so afraid of God that they try to make it seem he doesn’t exist?

These students, teachers and parents should be so proud of the program. These are great people.

GINGER BARNES

Clifton

 

American Constitution Party 
welcomes new members

There has been much talk since the election about the end of conservatism. The idea that conservatism lost and statism won is simply not true. What lost was compromise, crossing the aisle, big tent-ism and the idea that all the Republicans have to do to win elections is to become more like the Democratic Party.

The fact that 3 million Republicans simply stayed home on Election Day tells an observer all that individual needs to know: This election was not about right versus left — it was about right versus wrong.

The idea that Americans need an overarching government of any sort to control their daily affairs is absolutely and unequivocally false.

This is why the Mesa County American Constitution Party exists. Because statism, whether espoused by Democrats or Republicans, is contrary to all we Americans hold dear.

Love your independence and freedom? Throw them away!

Love your natural rights, given to you by your creator? Kiss them goodbye.

Conservatives of Mesa County, you have a choice. You do not have to suffer being shunted to a back corner by the supposed “conservative” choice.

Join the Mesa County American Constitution Party and work with us to take back our towns and cities, county, state and nation from those who not only mishandle these things, but also despise freedom and self-determination.

Go to http://www.mcacp.weebly.com to learn more. We are looking for people who want to do more than just protest the compromise of the Republican Party by leaving it. We need folks who will join with us in building the MCACP for the next two years.

Join with us, and let’s see what we can do to take back our republic.

STEVE HENDERSON

County Chairman

Mesa County

American Constitution Party

Grand Junction

 

Article on Formula One racing 
a plum for Sentinel sports staff

I do appreciate your Formula One article in Tuesday’s sports. Now that we have a purpose-built track in Austin, Texas, it should make it easier to build up the fan base here in the states.

Worldwide, TV audiences for Formula One racing are estimated at more than 600 million viewers per race.

Next year, coverage moves from SPEED to NBC, so it should be easier for fans to follow. There is nothing like the sound of those cars screaming around the track.

Kudos to The Daily Sentinel sports staff!

RONALD SIMPSON

Grand Junction



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