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When will Lamborn hold a townhall meeting in Colorado Springs...The last one was years ago/ by invitation only and in a tiny venue. Time to bombard his office with requests for an open townhall..the man never faces ALL his constituents...only the very right wing.
Has anyone else noticed that the ones that have screamed the loudest about the rights of the people and institutions in this country for the last eight years. Are now the ones trying there hardest to shut everyone up but themselves.
The letter writer is partly correct, as it is noticeable to long time readers that the Indy has recently become just another liberal crying towel instead of maintaining its longstanding position as the true representative of the fourth estate for this area. Perhaps it is time to consider changing the name of this publication, as "Independent" is now a misnomer.
"Low Mentality People" sounds like the name of a nihilistic, teenage rock band.
I often find those who complain about the poor intelligence of those with whom they disagree, are projecting.
As Henry David Thoreau once wrote, people who get labeled as half-wits often have half again as much wit as their fellows, but the average person can only perceive one-third of it.
Thank you for your letter regarding homelessness. I agree with you that homelessness is a problem and I am very sorry to hear that you have struggled with it in the past. I can only imagine the difficulties you must have faced. I have never been homeless myself, nor personally known a homeless person, but I have done what I could to help. I have donated many items to homeless shelter, bought meals for homeless people and families in need, and I have helped serve meals at the homeless shelter. I feel very blessed to be in a position to do what I can to help those in need.
While I see your point of view on homeless people needing safe places where they can shower, obtain clean clothes, hot meals, and sleep, not everybody is in a position to provide this. I understand and agree that lives matter more than money, but not everybody is going to be comfortable opening their homes to complete strangers. I do not think this makes them bad people or worthless. There are many other ways people can and do help.
For example, people can donate socks, gloves, clothes, coats or household items. People can donate their time to helping out at a homeless shelter or delivering needed items directly to the homeless. People can also start clothing drives or fundraisers to help homeless programs. While to some this may not seem like enough, to others, this is life changing. I encourage everybody to get out and do what they can to help the homeless population. A little bit can go a long way.
Mrs. Perry, Colorado Springs
TeeJ Correction:Low mentality people are the ones who make such assumptions based on their own narrow viewpoint which is created by bigotry, ignorance and immaturity.
"Whatever happened to decency and common sense?"
I think your President discarded all that when he started his campaign. Don't look for it to make a return for at least 4 years. It' just not his style.
As for the resistance that you seem to abhor, ask yourself this question: What, exactly, has Mr. Trump done to bring all Americans into his MAGA plan?
I'll help you out here. Nothing. Nada. Zero. Zip. And he won't be bothering to do so, since he is only concerned with his base. The rest of us are his enemies. And, as he has said himself, he crushes his enemies. He has no intention of uniting with anyone but his supporters.
Pardon my cynicism, but when the damage is piling up in DC, the Indy is doing a public service by tracking and documenting that damage for its readers. You need to adjust your tolerance for poop. DJT is feeding it to us daily.
An old man who lacks the vocabulary to make a point.
Back in 2008 the indy ran an article on Duane that he didn't trust government and now he doesn't want to hear about the lack of trusting the government.
Correction:Low mentality people are the ones who voted him into office.
The solution is simple, but I know some will go to great lengths to make it convoluted and most of that stems from being judgemental and arrogant... but the solution to help the homeless is to simply give them homes. It is not hard to do, and is less costly than what taxpayers must shell out in services. It also gives a homeless person a new outlook, a fresh start that was a complete impossibility before. When you are down, it is hard to get up again, I do not care what some say about "picking up oneself by their bootstraps" because that is an arcane and asinine expression. We live in a system that is awash with laws that merely provide for punishment, and if the price of a mistake is too steep then more punishment is added and farther down one goes. Our government has transformed itself into an aristocracy of sorts, and they spend our money on idiotic projects, pass legislation that is regulating people out of work and business. Government meddles in everything. It was not designed to be that way, but people just started accepting it. Government has never once solved a problem, but people go nuts over elections proving how ignorant they truly are. Elections can best be called "Hire a liar".
Help the homeless, give them a home. Do not ask that they jump through hoops or pass tests. Do not meddle in their lives; just give them a goddam house. Do not tell me that it would be unfair to those who purchased a house because I will respond with, yes, life is not fair. If you prefer to see or know some people are out in the cold, then shame on you, you are no better than anyone else. In fact if you think you are better you are actually worse. There, but for the grace of God, go I...
This representative is out of touch with his constituents I would love to attend a town hall with him!!!!
I detest the political parties and have cast more votes for third parties than the two mega parties. When I listen to NPR or watch PBS I see lapdogs for the left.
The Feds shouldn't be in the TV and radio business. There's plenty of support for these programs in the private sector, thus they will do just fine. The Feds can use that half a billion dollars for better things.
Ben McFall - when was the last time you listened to NPR or watched PBS? I think your misconception may come from a stereotype held by the right. Also, Sesame Street is still on, along with other quality children's programs, that people can access without paying for a cable subscription.
The bigger issue is all the Gerrymandering that has allowed Lamborn to be re-elelcted over and over. With nothing but using the Ben Franklin free mail he continues to never debate and wins his seat. For years I've heard how he needs to be voted out and for years I've voted against him and it shows how a group just votes for the R as in rather than for their own best interest.
NPR and the like are nothing but left, liberal agenda spewing propaganda outlets. Nothing like they used to be in the Mr. Rodgers and Sesame Street days. Use a different example that matters with today's funding of these outlets if you want some balance in your statement.
Obviously he did not grow up watching Mr Rogers or Sesame Street. He knows nothing about keeping promises, being kind and compassionate or working with others.
NPR chief fundraising coordinator says NPR would be better off without federal funding. So maybe the editor and chief along with journalists of this paper are the ones who are out of touch. In 2011 $50 mill was cut by a measure Senate passed. This isn't something new and you may well educate yourself on what popular vote really means. NPR has lost touch with the people and also not the best source for education. If a teacher has to use this instead of national geographic. We'll that's your first major issue. Teachers who shouldn't be teaching.
Was Lamborn not raised on Sesame Street, Electric Company and Mr. Rogers? PBS is the standard-bearer for educational television. I am proud to be a Sesame Street kid.
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