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Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

What is an independent-minded American voter to think of the Democrat and Republican parties?

On the one hand, millions of Americans are preparing for the possibility of a catastrophic event by relocating to rural homesteads or farms, as well as stockpiling of food, water, guns and ammo, with the intention of utilizing these preparations if the worst happens.

But then an executive order signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012 (The National Defense Resource Preparedness EO) makes it the de facto law of the land, that in the event of a White House declared national emergency, our homes, farms, and irrigation districts such as Harvey Gap and Rifle Gap will fall under the control/ownership of the United States government.

Thus, upon Barack Obama unilaterally declaring a national emergency, the feds would have the legal authority to seize, confiscate or re-delegate our homes, farms and irrigation districts as deemed necessary or appropriate by the president of the United States. Obviously, this Barack Obama Executive Order reeks of Orwellian communism.

Yet on the other hand, on March 27, 2012, the three Republican Garfield County commissioners – Mike Samson, John Martin and Tom Jankovsky – met in an alleged illegal, out-of-state quorum in Vernal, Utah, with former President Bush and Dick Cheney staffers allegedly to adopt official Republican strategies for the selling out of the Colorado hunting and fishing industries, the environment and local economies to the oil shale industry. Which obviously reeks of Mussolini fascism.

Carl McWilliams


In the Tuesday, May 1, edition of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, there was a lovely, very large picture of chickens on page one. Don’t get me wrong, I love animals and birds.

However, on page two was a very tiny (less than 1 inch-by-1 inch) picture of an at-large bank robber. While the quality of the photo was probably not great, since it was a surveillance photo, there was almost nothing distinguishable in that tiny photo.

I am questioning the journalistic judgment of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent editorial team. How can a chicken story that is going to appear in a later edition and a bag ban in Carbondale be more newsworthy than an at-large bank robber? This is just one more example of poor journalism that is currently displayed by the editorial team at the Post Independent.


Kathryn Trauger

Glenwood Springs

Editor’s Note: It was indeed debatable whether it was worth running the tiny, low-resolution photo of the bank robbery suspect, but if there is even a slight chance that doing so might help the case be solved, then it was worth it.

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