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Kudos to the Colorado Republican Party for its Report on the Adoption of Resolutions from the 2012 state assembly in which the party strongly supports our state and federal constitutions.

Of urgent consideration is Resolution 50, which states: “It is resolved that Colorado Republicans support the policy that no government entity should implement programs of, expend any sum for, be a member of, receive funding from, contract services from or give financial or other forms of aid to the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in furtherance of the United Nations programs known as Agenda 21.”

Every American who appreciates liberty, private property rights and self-governance as afforded by our republic can appreciate the wholesale destruction of those rights as guaranteed by the United Nation’s Agenda 21 and its companion ICLEI, once fully implemented.



Here’s how citizens can protect against such tyranny by officials in our local governments who have adopted these policies in one form or another.

1. Make sure city and county planning negotiations place individual property rights first.



2. Refuse federal or state money for new sustainable development programs and transition out of old ones.

3. Do not accept grant money without examining all of the attached stipulations.

4. Avoid consortiums for the purpose of obtaining grant money.

5. Avoid partnerships with the federal government, HUD, NGOs, foundations or corporations that advance the sustainable development agenda.

6. Be certain any plans can be repealed if they are found to infringe on private property rights.

7. Work with other citizens to create a property rights council.

8. Work with planners who will protect citizens’ property rights.

Betty Scranton

Glenwood Springs

I would like to thank all my wonderful customers who have kept Sunshines alive for the past two and a half years. Due to the extreme conditions in the economy, I cannot keep going forward. Sunshines will be closing May 26 following our final Jam Night.

I embrace the opportunity that I was given and the plentiful things I have learned. The plight of the small business owner is now clear and real to me. We have to band together and support our locals. Without our local businesses we have no community or future.

Glenwood Springs has so many natural gifts. We need to nourish our local businesses to keep the future bright and possible. Without each other we are not a community, we are simply people.

Janene Schwan

Glenwood Springs

Colorado Mountain College has served our mountain communities well for a long time. Now I am disturbed by the current board of trustees’ refusal to honor a commitment with SourceGas, which was previously made in good faith.

Not honoring this contract is setting a dangerous precedent. What other previously made commitments and promises will CMC’s board decide not to honor? This institution’s credibility and reputation for integrity are being seriously undermined.

Taking on an expensive, protracted legal battle with SourceGas seems futile and a waste of taxpayer money. As a provider of public utilities, SourceGas could probably acquire the site through eminent domain and has so far declined to exercise that right. It appears that SourceGas has acted in good faith and that CMC has not.

There may well be more to this issue than the public is being told. If so, the public needs to hear it.

Sandy Boyd

Glenwood Springs

I watched all the Republican debates with great interest. It warms my heart to hear that the GOP believes in the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold, rules.”

I think we all realize that GOP now stands for Greedy Old Party.

Karen Kaplan

Carbondale


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