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Re: “Unite Colorado backs unaffiliated candidate in House District 18

your writing is that of a sincere person, but I must disagree with your analysis. It is your very response and many who feel the same that has but this country in the politically paralyzing position we now find ourselves in.

I attribute an independent to a statesman, a person to which looks to serve and not be served. Your thinking that someone who runs as an Independent is secretly a Democrat or Republican, your giving that person much too much credit as no one would try such a stunt because its just so much easier to run with the backing of a well-funded gerrymandering party. Here's an idea, vote for the best person, the patriot who loves this country and puts it first and looks to support good legislation regardless of whose idea or where it came from. Vote your conscience and this country will indeed be great again., Welcome the Independents who run for office because they get it, and I hope with all due respect this helps you get it as well. Here's a quote from our first Independent President that may inspire you as it did me:

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."

GEORGE WASHINGTON FAREWELL ADDRESS | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1796

Posted by Lou James on 01/17/2018 at 2:11 PM

Re: “One woman’s exploration into the Springs’ homeless problem

"Several vacant properties"... This is a great idea; until the homeowner's or business owner's insurance company finds out. Or, the person that is moved in decides they need (required by law) hot water, better lighting, doors that have their own locks; trash removal services, climate controls, or the sink gets left on for three days in a row because the temporary resident moved on; or somebody overdoses on the property and the owner finds themselves getting sued for the loss; or in another scenario which has been in the news lately;

They will not and refuse to move out; and the owner has to take them to court to get them to move out / be evicted. In the mean time; the place is destroyed or vandalized like never before.

One try at home brewed meth production - what effect would that have for a properties future value? Mitigation does take the form of a public record; which must be disclosed should the property ever be put up for sale; and as public record, again; the insurance companies do cull for those records too.

Empty buildings as homeless shelters sounds great. Reality is otherwise.

Posted by Fred Trawler on 01/17/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Unite Colorado backs unaffiliated candidate in House District 18

Looks to me like they are trying to kick Democrats out of the State Legislature, and help Repubs gain control. That's a shame because the Democratic-controlled state legislature has done a good job governing since Speaker Andrew Romanoff brought them together in the early 2000s. The obstruction and dysfunction are on the Republican side of the aisle, they killed so many deals last year -- like the fix for roads, their refusal to meet in special session to fix the marijuana tax mistake that had been made, refusing to fund the State energy office because they don't like renewable sources of energy, and on and on. The entry of this woman into the HD 18 race could ensure a victory for Repubs. They are generally not competitive in HD 18, as it has been held by a Democrat for the past 10 years, but if she siphons off enough votes from the Dem, the Repub will win. As a newbie with no experience, she hardly can win. Their strategy is suspect..... 3rd parties have a history of being spoilers.

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Posted by prairie chix on 01/17/2018 at 10:37 AM
Posted by Bill Burns on 01/17/2018 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Salvation Army warming shelter gets cool response from some — but not all — neighbors

So much free time; so much trash on and around our bike paths. It would be nice to see some "services" by the residents of this "human services shelter".

Now somebody will respond with a guilt trip along the lines of 'why aren't you picking up trash' ,or 'what have you done', or 'have you visited the shelter's and volunteered'. Or 'some of these people have jobs and they still live at the shelter'. "Where will they put the trash"?

All the trash and junk came from somewhere. If a person is so cunning as to be able to live outdoors in Colorado; how can they not figure out where to put any amount of trash they pick up?

It is very charitable, Christian, and benevolent to provide resources for those in need.

We don't see much being done in return.

Posted by Fred Trawler on 01/17/2018 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Reader: l have the right not be shot to death

because more guns means less people get shot... stated no factual evidence anywhere!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 01/17/2018 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Transit Mix bid for a new quarry faces strong opposition

Meanwhile; hundreds of transients seemingly use Monument Creek, Bear Creek, Shooks Run, and Fountain creek as a bathroom. No permit required.

Raw Sewage? No problem.

Treated potential runoff from a construction site that is also generating economy? Terrible.

Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 01/17/2018 at 7:51 AM

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