Letters to the Editor

Big Brother doesn’t rule

Dear Editor,

I live in Arapahoe County. My county sheriff just phoned me about 60, 61, and 101 using a computerized calling system.

He called to identify himself and to tell me how to vote. I despise his underlying messages, which are:

1.  I am the sheriff.
2.  I carry a gun.
3.  I know where you live.
4.  Vote NO, or else bad things will happen to you.

I thought Election Day was the one day We the People got to tell elected officials what we wanted.

His predecessor, Pat Sullivan, was in uniform on TV in 1992, telling people how to vote (against TABOR). This new sheriff apparently didn’t get the memo that citizens don’t like being bullied by government officials, physically or psychologically.

All the opposition offers are scare tactics. Well, I am scared, but only of their brazen bullying and authoritarian attitude, not of the three tax relief measures written to help my family finances.

As a free American, I refuse to buckle under to such clumsy messages from the authorities. It’s my money and my vote. Tell Big Brother, my wife and I are voting YES on 60, 61, and 101.

Rob McNealy