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Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

In his book “Injustice” (Regnery, 2011), J. Christian Adams documents shenanigans pulled by the U.S. Department of Justice under the direction of Attorney General Eric Holder with, no doubt, complete and full knowledge and approval of President Obama.

A voter intimidation case, fully recorded on video, was dropped by DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. Their agenda includes bizarre things such as insisting on the rights of children to attend school dressed as transvestites, and of teachers to attend Mecca on paid vacations.

The most insidious action is carefully screening of new lawyers to assure only radical leftists are hired. This new cadre will be difficult to remove, even by a new president with different views regarding “equal justice for all.”

It is like having a cancer in our government that can only be nibbled at on the edges. The “Fast and furious” debacle, which resulted in the death of one of our lawmen, has led to a high government official, Holder, being held in contempt of Congress. How bad can it get?

How did voters of our country elect a president who skirts the law so consistently and gathers a staff composed of mostly Marxists and communists upon whom he relies for advice and recommendations? How can intelligent voters even consider giving President Obama another four years as president of the United States?

Dick Prosence


At the beginning of August, Sen. Michael Bennet announced draft legislation to protect the Thompson Divide region. His draft bill would prevent any future oil and gas development on the unleased lands of the Thompson Divide and is a tremendous step forward in the efforts to protect this area.

As a resident of Carbondale and longtime bird watcher, I have spent countless days in the Thompson Divide. All of us who live near it are blessed to have such an ecological and economic resource on our doorstep. I applaud the leadership and vision of Sen. Bennet in taking the important first steps to protect the Thompson Divide.

The Thompson Divide region not only serves as a mainstay for the ranchers and outfitters who benefit directly from its wild lands, clean water and wildlife, but it also provides incredible places for hiking, birding, and many other forms of recreation. It is a favorite place for me to take visitors and friends who come to this area.

The article “County looks for broader support on Thompson Divide” in the Aug. 29 Aspen Daily News mentioned that Pitkin County is hoping Garfield and Gunnison County will join them in a joint letter to Sen. Bennet in support of his draft bill. As a Garfield county resident, I urge my commissioners to support Sen. Bennet’s bill and join with Pitkin and Gunnison Counties in helping to protect our shared economic and ecological legacy.

Linda Vidal


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