Bill W. 
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Retired attorney and full time theater fan. Former Henry Judge for the Colorado Theater Guild. Reviews are posted at theatercolorado.blogspot.com. Favorite film: "2001: A Space Odyssey." Favorite novel: "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevesky.

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Re: “Footage shows vehicle hitting protester in downtown Colorado Springs

Bob Wyman;

You should not be telling anyone to "think that through."

You are clearly unaware of the concept of civil disobedience, which is exactly what was going on here. Disobeying a law in the peaceful support of a position is not new. It has been around since the beginning of the United States. Remember the Boston Tea Party? Broke the law to make a point.

Anyone engaging in civil disobedience knows that doing so may result in arrest and conviction. it's a risk they willingly take. Martin Luther King Jr. used civil disobedience to advance civil rights.

http://disobediencecivil.weebly.com/dr-mar…

Peaceful protests are guaranteed by the First Amendment. Those who exercise that right may be arrested for violating the law, but they rarely resist arrest. They know they can make their political statement even better if they are incarcerated.

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Posted by Bill W. on 06/06/2020 at 7:55 AM

Re: “COVID-19 update for May 19: Polis allocates $1.6 billion in federal relief

Holmes:

"People only follow strong, masculine men as effective leaders!"

You are free to not follow Governor Polis. You are NOT free to make that decision for anyone else. When you say "people", you're implying you are in some kind of mass movement to reject Polis. That's demonstrably false.

Speak for yourself. Do not speak for me.

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Posted by Bill W. on 05/20/2020 at 7:19 AM

Re: “National Popular Vote to appear on the ballot this fall

Electrical College=minority rule.

It doesn't make your vote count in national elections. It makes it subject to any minority candidate who can game the system. National elections should have national results....not 50 different results.

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Posted by Bill W. on 04/18/2020 at 6:15 AM

Re: “COVID-19 update for April 10: Polis mourns death of 21-year-old athlete

"1. The yearly flu kills many more people than have died this year. The traditional flu season is over."

So obviously there's no problem. The crushed ERs in NY are fake news. The body count doesn't meet your standards for a pandemic.

Brilliant.

"2.Only an invisible global enemy could usher in martial law practice."

Martial law? I did not know we were under martial law. Thanks for the heads up...but I think you are mistaken.

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Posted by Bill W. on 04/13/2020 at 7:19 AM

Re: “How Colorado‚Äôs nuclear past is affecting its future

For a comprehensive description of the Rocky Flats danger, read Kristen Iveren's book "Full Body Burden." It will scare the hell out of you.

Iversen grew up in Arvada, a few miles from Rocky Flats. She worked there as an administrative secretary. She knows where the bodies (and the plutonium) are buried.

https://www.amazon.com/Full-Body-Burden-Gr…

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Posted by Bill W. on 03/25/2020 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Adoring crowds swamp Colorado Springs arena to see President Trump

Diane:

Two thumbs up. Well said...and well done.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/26/2020 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Disappointing Indy can't find middle ground

Mr. Endres:

"4 Democratic Senators, each of them his rival in the current Presidential race, are called back to the Senate to vote on his innocence or guilt.
They each have something significant to gain if the President is found guilty; the removal of their only Republican rival in the race."

But no problem with the GOP announcing before the trial that he would be acquitted as quickly as possible? How can THAT be allowed to happen?

We all know he's guilty. He admitted as much. You would have convicted him if he had a (D) after his name. You just want someone to blame other than the President.

If you're really concerned about the personal interests of Democratic Senators who did their jobs, take it up with the Founding Fathers. They wrote the impeachment clause, and made no exception for any senator for any reason. You can always start a petition to amend the Constitution if you don't like what it says. Go for it.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/17/2020 at 11:24 AM

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