Published letters, November 23, 2012

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I’m not sure how Mr. Ashby could do any more to embarrass or divide conservatives who supported and elected the likes of Jared Wright.  If “aware citizens” are those who subscribe to “the sky is falling” mantra that should be embarrassing enough.  What more movement of the conservative philosophy could take place in Mesa County where people like Bernie Buescher were replaced by Laura Bradford, and now Jared Wright is elected strictly because he has an (R) next to his name.

Many are the same voters who refuse to support school bond issues, libraries, fire station and police buildings, and other infrastructure needs yet sit in circles and complain when services are cut or eliminated.  Basically those who want these things but don’t want to pay for it.

Finally after 2 1/2 years we will have a Congress who will have to find compromise from BOTH sides of the aisle to avoid the very things GOP members thought they could take credit for after the election!  Somehow I am certain this isn’t the first administration faced with the prospect of inflation, rising fuel costs, and yes even rising taxes.

For some to believe and suggest we must stock our homes for the impending doom is ludicrous! 

Maybe just maybe, even in Mesa County people can come together and do what is right for all, not just for those with far right or far left beliefs?

I am thankful everyday to wake up and see the morning sun of western Colorado knowing it will be another beautiful day even in Mesa County where the sky will not be falling.  Stock up on smiles and handshakes they don’t cost a thing and they go along way.

Charles Ashby’s Nov. 19th article does nothing to divide conservatives and Republicans as Ms. Haun states. People like her and Mr. Hunsinger have been trying to make us believe that conservative and Republican are one and the same. This is not true as the last election showed when the conservatives stayed home rather than vote for another party selected RHINO. Will the Republican party never learn? Ms. Haun is a Republican and has been a spokesperson for Western Slope Conservative Alliance, claiming them to be a conservative group. Their most notable support for any candidate in the past has been for Scott Tipton. That tells you how conservative they really are.  She stated that Mr. Hunsinger is “an honest broker“ yet Mr. Hunsinger, who was once a supporter of Western Slope Conservative Alliance had a falling out with that organization in April 2010 when he emailed the following note to he head of that organization:

“subject: Re: Membership
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:22:29 -0600

Cancel my membership. You people are a bunch of deceitful, dishonest, a**holes. I want nothing further to do with what you laughingly call an organization.
Jerry Hunsinger”

I completely agree with the sentiments by J. Bailey in her response and the last thing I want to see is our country in such chaos as will result if the insurrection Ms. Haun is concerned about does occur. Patriots who love their freedom do not want another Civil War.

One question for Ms. Haun, on your blog you made mention of storing arms and ammo, why did you omit it in your letter to the Editor? Maybe it made you look a little less militant, considering many have seen the picture of you wrapped in the flag with your gun?



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