Printed letters, August 24, 2010
City doesn’t keep business local
I see in a recent edition of The Daily Sentinel that the city of Grand Junction has a Denver law firm representing them in a suit filed by a woman who has alleged she was raped by a former Grand Junction police officer. Is this once again a case of “do as I say, not as I do” when it comes to keeping business local?
Are there no law firms in this valley that could represent Grand Junction City Council? Just like there are no consultants on anything to be found in this valley, they are all on the Front Range. Every time the city or county hires a consulting firm they are always from the Front Range. Both City Council and the county commissioners encourage buying locally, and yet both these groups are the worst offenders for not doing it.
NYC mosque uproar due to mistrust of Obama
Regarding the mosque slated to be built in New York City: This project has been approved by the mayor of New York City. A city community board voted 29-1 in favor of the proposal, and it has the blessings of the president.
On August 3, the final hurdle was cleared when New York City’s Landmarks and Preservation Commission approved the project. The Ground Zero building that the Muslims bought and intend to modify was built in the 1850s and is under the classification of an “historic landmark.”
The above steps have eliminated any conflict with the Constitution and cleared up any issues regarding freedom of religion.
So what’s the problem? Simple. People don’t trust the Obama administration.
The Americans promoting this issue emulate narcissism, tread on our dignity and soundness of moral character and have complete lack of respect for America’s self-esteem. Our belief system has been trampled on by what appears to be people with little or no faith.
The Muslim leaders have also shown their true colors. They don’t give a damn what America thinks, they got Obama in their pocket and Obama doesn’t give a care what America thinks. What is the big deal about killing 3,000 Americans at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001?
It is difficult to express, but Obama has humiliated the American people on more than just this issue and currently our response has been muted. The Democrat majority has built a wall around him and we are going to tear that wall down this fall.
America needs sanctuaries and quiet places for reflection. We also have to remember the thousands of people who have died and are currently dying fighting Islamic terrorism.
WILLIAM F. MCKNIGHT
Buescher’s ‘modernization’ fuels voter fraud
Scott Gessler’s recent letter to the editor pointed out that our Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and Western Slope resident requested that Colorado be exempted from the federal election law requirement that absentee ballots be sent to members of the military at least 45 days before each election. Given the thousands of active military residing in Colorado, this appears to be a deliberate effort to disenfranchise military voters. What is Buescher’s agenda here?
This spring Bernie and Terrance Carroll surprised us all by suddenly proposing sweeping “modernization” of Colorado Election Laws to allow same-day registration and voting (that’s an ACORN fill-the-bus specialty) and to allow certain individuals and “community organizations” to deliver large groups of ballots directly to the polls. This last minute effort by Colorado Democratic lawmakers failed.
Just by coincidence, Wisconsin Democrats had introduced almost identical voter reforms that March. John Fund wrote an excellent Wall Street Journal article about the “Wisconsin Voter Fraud Agenda” which ran April 24, detailing the many ways these proposed changes in voting laws facilitate fraud. He also noted that Wisconsin had documented large numbers of felons voting under their present “motor voter” laws.
There is obviously a nationwide Democrat agenda to “modernize” the states’ election laws and Buescher is working hard to force it on us. He wants to make it easier for certain folks to vote and a little harder (or impossible) for others. I think we can all see his real agenda. Who would have expected this from a Western Sloper?