Letters to the Editor

Schweitzberger: Governor’s race continues to amaze

Dear Editor,

I knew I was in the right location when I saw a Tancredo banner perfectly aligned between two American flags. I can’t say it was a “stump speech” because I haven’t heard Tom Tancredo speak in years. Does he not know it’s better to tell voters what they want to hear than what he thinks they need to hear?

It was a crowd of supporters, no television cameras. A bit of a fundraiser but nobody was required to pay an admission fee. I didn’t anyway.

Rep. Steve King should support The Terrific Three

Dear Editor,

State Rep. Steve King, R-Mesa County, wrote a confession to the Grand Junction Sentinel this week.

Having attacked tax relief issues 60, 61, and 101 weeks ago, he rejected many reasons given to oppose it.

He admits credit restrictions were “a result of the current recession, not a cause of it.” Yet he opposed Amendment 61, which foes say will cause another recession by limiting debt.

Help us make the CUT — support 60, 61 and 101

To fellow Taxpayers,

This fall, three initiatives — Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 will be on the ballot. The Colorado Union of Taxpayers supports these measures and we urge you to do the same. After reading each initiative closely, we believe it is clear to any rational person that these measures will be good for all of Colorado taxpayers and are worthy of support.

Mary, Mary, you’re quite contrary with your politics

Dear Editor,

In the September 24th issue of The Statesman in the article entitled “Hick’s bipartisan supporters convene under one big tent,” a picture appeared that featured former Denver GOP Chairwoman Mary Smith with Mayor John Hickenlooper, the Democratic candidate for Governor. In the caption, it says that Mary Smith gladly posed with Mayor Hickenlooper at the fundraiser.

Fallon is worthy of support

Dear Editor,

Dr. Mike Fallon is by far the finest candidate to run for the First Congressional (Colorado) seat in over 30 years!

Regardless where you live, votes by representatives impact you.

Dr. Mike Fallon has created more private sector jobs then has his opponent.

Dr. Mike Fallon knows how to save lives.

As he does in the Emergency Room, Dr. Mike Fallon will care for you, regardless your political, religious, professional affiliation, gender, age or ethnicity!

For more facts about Dr. Mike Fallon, please go to: www.Fallon4Congress.com

Don’t be fooled by hype of political ruling class

Dear Editor,

Your Sept. 17 issue carried a story on page 13 by Anthony Bowe on the ‘Satirical Skit’ re the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning those portions of the McCain Feingold law which restricted free political speech by groups and individuals.

Should not Mr. Bowe have also reported that McCain Feingold was overturned because it throttled the ability of all grass roots organizations to speak on issues and candidates’ records for at least a month prior to Election Day, rather than exclusively parroting the hype of the political ruling class?

Why resign as GOP chair when I’m supporting the legit GOP candidate?

Dear Editor, 

This is in response to Mr. Tory Brown’s letter to the editor (Sept. 17, 2010 Statesman) requesting my resignation as Chair of the Arapahoe County Republican Party because I am supporting Republican candidates who have been chosen by Republican voters to be Republican nominees. 

What a strange year. 

Arapahoe County GOP chairman ought to resign

To Dave Kerber, Arapahoe County Republican Chairman,

As Chairman of the Arapahoe County Republican Party, you have called for the resignation or removal of all Republicans who are party officers if they support Tom Tancredo for Governor. I have a better suggestion: I hereby request the resignation of Mr. Kerber and all other Republican Party officials who blindly support our current Republican gubernatorial nominee. 

Republican legislators who don’t support our nominees should be denied committee chairmanships

Dear Editor,

The following was sent to GOP leaders Sen. Mike Kopp and Rep. Frank McNulty. The actions of elected GOP House and Senate members who openly support a third party bid ensures a John Hickenlooper victory. These House and Senate members must be held to account for splitting the GOP for good and for the continued liberal progressive slide of Colorado.


Aren’t Republicans supposed to cut taxes?

Dear Editor, 

In the Sept. 10 Colorado Statesman, on the back page there are a large number of Republican legislators and partner organizations who have come out in opposition to Referendums 60, 61 and 101. In the second paragraph it is stated, “we share that frustration with the recent fee and tax increases by Governor Ritter and the Democrats and have been working to roll them back and limit the scope of Government.”

Am I the only Republican left, or is this exactly what our party platform calls for?