Letters to the Editor

Give credit to Democrats in this case; they were responsible for redistricting back in 2001 and 2002

Dear Editor,

Just read the May 1 article regarding the SD 31 vacancy committee in Denver. You state that the district was “hobbled together by Republicans” who controlled redistricting.

The district was neither drawn by Republicans nor could it have been.

First, Democrats controlled the Senate during 2001 and 2002.

Legislative session drove home need for real change in Secretary of State's office

Dear Editor,

Back in early January I announced my bid for Colorado Secretary of State. I have entered the race in order to make positive changes, based on my experience drawn from years of practicing election law, running small businesses, serving as an Army officer, and working as a federal prosecutor. My goal is to bring meaningful leadership to that office, so we have election systems that are fair and trustworthy.

Gender reassignment should be disclosable

Dear Editor,

If laws are meant for any purpose, it ought to be to prevent violence. Legislation offering “protected status” for behaviors and gender reassignments also ought to include disclaimer requirements.

Welfare and readiness of our soldiers demands that Governor veto HB 1317

An open letter to Governor Bill Ritter:

I insist that you veto House Bill 1317 that would block the U.S. Army from expanding its already insufficient training land around Piñon Canyon.

Abortion foes ready to attack Souter successor on Supreme Court

Dear Editor,

Justice David Souter’s announcement of his forthcoming retirement is a stark reminder that elections matter: The decisions made by the nine justices who sit on the nation’s highest court have far-reaching consequences for the daily lives of every American.

Can’t we all just 'Buy American?'

Dear Editor,

The story, “‘Buy American’ hits free-trade wall” in The Colorado Statesman of Oct. 23, made me think, “How about making it easy for me to find American-made products to voluntarily buy, instead of the government forcing me to buy American?”

Watch out, Michelle! Gardening can be risky

Dear First Lady Michelle Obama,

Thank you for your efforts to draw attention to healthy food.

The purpose of my note is related to your planting of a “Victory Garden.”

Crowder misses point on gay marriage

To: Larry Crowder
Re: “Open letter to Scott McInnis,”
April 10, 2009, Colorado Statesman

Willing to discuss the gay marriage issue — If you are willing to hear a Christian citizen’s response to your errors. If not, I will not cast pearls before swine (waste my or your time).

TEA parties show way to prosperity

Dear Editor,

Across our nation, Colorado, and most particularly, in Larimer County, the April 15 TEA Parties were remarkable events. Thousands of Colorado citizens (7,000 at the State Capitol, 2,000 in Fort Collins, close to 1,000 in Loveland and 300 in Estes Park) took to the streets for more reasons than to simply protest Tax Day. These were rallies for freedom.

Republican victory, not choice, is the issue

Dear Editor,

As a candidate, I was pleased to see the article on my candidacy by Face the State in The Statesman. Much of it, beginning with the title, was misleading enough that I hope to get equal time.