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Mitt Romney was right. Corporations are people, from the boardroom and employees to the little stockholder investors like me. It’s the American way.

Jack E. Blankenship

Battlement Mesa

Thanks to Ruth Perry for her letter of Aug. 10. I agree that those attempting to rename a peak on Mount Sopris need to leave Mount Sopris alone and consider changing the name of a mountain peak in Aspen.

Better yet, why not rename the Starwood subdivision, considering this is where John resided, as “John Starwood Deutschendorf Subdivision”?

N. Vogt


Mount Sopris is more than enough of a name to call the beautiful and majestic mountain in our valley. There is absolutely no reason to name the unnamed peak. We all know and love it by Mount Sopris. Stay strong, Roaring Fork Valley, through these ridiculous times.

Kekoa Schlesinger

Glenwood Springs

Mr. Rovig’s opinionated My Side column of Aug. 15 about the evil effects of the killer weed on our very impressionable youngsters called on all “decent” citizens to fight ever on in our inane crusade against drug use. Isn’t it strange, I thought, for a member of the school board to be so unaware of history.

Doesn’t he remember what a dismal and deadly failure prohibition was? Our own war on drugs has ruined millions of lives and wasted a trillion dollars for over 40 years. Every new drug law is in reality a price support for production and distribution.

Drug laws create a black market demand so lucrative that violence and death follow easily. Thirty-thousand Mexicans have been murdered in their drug war in just five years. So I think Mr. Rovig and his fellow purists should take some credit for their drug war’s fatalities.

Why does Mr. Rovig find it necessary to restrict the personal choices of responsible taxpaying citizens? The war on drugs is responsible for making prisons one of our biggest growth industries.

I and millions of Americans have and will continue to use marijuana recreationally. The question is, will my money be going to an American business or to a Mexican drug cartel?

Since we’re so terrified over kids smoking pot, why not target the cause of their concern instead of innocent bystanders? Make it a mandatory five-year sentence, with no early parole, for anyone caught selling pot to anyone under 18.

I figure at that age they’re old enough to catch a bullet in war, so they should be able to catch a buzz at home.

All those gung-ho drug warriors out there should put their and their childrens’ noses to the grindstone of personal responsibility and keep their noses out of my personal preferences.

Bruno Kirchenwitz


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