Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Hick’s ‘Great Fracking’ Commission is a farce

Dear Editor,

Gov. John Hickenlooper wants an 18 member fracking commission to “compromise.” But Hickenlooper’s preconditions for the fracking commission are one-sided and laughable.

The governor will only appoint people who believe the state’s control of fracking operations preempts any local community’s right to control or ban fracking operations. Where is the compromise?

The governor demands that the commission NOT discuss air quality and water quality impacts from fracking. Where is the compromise?

Letter: Tell us, what does the amendment actually say?

Dear Editor,

I was disappointed to see a lack in the usual thoroughness of Statesman reporting in one of last week’s articles, “Coalition rallies to defeat personhood amendment” by Ashley Chase Sinclair. It was an article about opposition to the amendment, so logic would ask, “what does the amendment say?”

The wording of the amendment was not included in the article, which is an important, objective omission.

From the Secretary of State’s website:

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Letter: Why aren’t you allowing baby Brady’s voice to be heard?

Dear Editor,

Ashley Chase Sinclair’s July 25 coverage of the pro-abortion rally against Amendment 67 sadly lacked a single quote from Brady Amendment proponents who were there. ‘A Voice for Brady’ advocates distributed materials questioning the moral standing of child-killing profiteers, who oppose this human rights measure, crafted to bring justice to pre-born children who become victims of criminal acts.

Letter: Here’s to some levity about a weighty issue

Dear Editor,

Thank you to Ernest Luning for his refreshing article in The Statesman covering Gov. Chris Christie’s fly-by in Colorado throwing his “weight” behind Bob Beauprez. It is nice to read a factual story about a man whose physical appearance matches his political convictions. Good job. Glad to see there is still a sense of fun in politics.

Keep it coming, it’s going to be a long road to 2016.

Appreciating a little chuckle,

Shelia Canfield-Jones

Letter: The headline about Governor Christie’s weight was too heavy-handed

Dear Editor,

I am a great fan of being “politically incorrect.” However, the July 25 Statesman headline, “Christie throws full weight behind Beauprez” is just politically nasty journalism. You may or may not like Gov. Christie but that was just plain not right. I might expect that from a kid on a school playground.

William F. Hineser, DPM,

LETTER: Why do you publish Eric Fried's nonsense?

Dear Editor,

The letter by Eric Fried (of Fort Collins) in The Colorado Statesman issue of July 4, utterly lacks common sense support for the letter writer’s rant against the exceptionally sensible views recently expressed by Jan Heron in The Statesman.

I am a faithful reader of decades of The Statesman. Why publish such nonsense as Fried’s radically one-sided letter puzzles me.

LETTER: Lobbyist Steve Durham resigns over Home Builders’ support for Hick and special session

Dear Senate President Bill Cadman and Legislators:

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, the Legislative Committee of the Colorado Association of Home Builders voted to support Gov. John Hickenlooper’s request for a special session and his most recent proposed draft of legislation. Rather than ask you or any responsible member of the Colorado General Assembly to vote for this legislation, I have chosen, after over 15 years as the lobbyist for the CAHB, to resign my position.

LETTER: Fringe concerns are fraying

Dear Editor,

Jan Herron’s letter to the editor in the June 27 issue was so far out in right field I thought momentarily I was reading The Onion.

I agree that Colorado women are smart and issues oriented, and polls indeed show the economy and health care are the issues of top concern. But then Herron goes off the deep end by claiming women are more concerned with the manufactured “Benghazi scandal” and “Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi” than abortion and birth control.

Letter: Gubernatorial candidate Beauprez dropped liberty’s torch long ago

Dear Editor,

Candidate for Governor Bob Beauprez is out with a new commercial claiming he will defend individual liberty and constitutional rights.