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Many thanks to Don Grange, for his rather comical, pathetic mudslinging against myself, James Dobson (a decent man who cares deeply for this morally declining nation), and basically all evangelical Christians. Like a sage once noted, “No good deed goes unpunished.” And I might add: “No good man goes un-slandered,” especially in these evil times.

Mr. Grange, you greatly err in your attacks; this is characteristic of the embittered, hate-filled secular left in America, who despise all vestiges of Christian morality, and would delight in eradicating them.

For one, you are sadly mistaken in your condemnation of Dr. Dobson. He never engaged in homosexual sex, or used meth, while “preaching his right-wing agenda.” Apparently you refer to Rev. Ted Haggard, who was removed from his position of authority for the above sins, and for hypocrisy.



And guess what? I wrote a letter then, stating that the action taken was right, since he was living a lie, bringing shame on the awesome name of Jesus Christ.

But naturally, such things go “unnoticed” by Grange and his comrades. They’re not interested in the truth, only in promoting their anti-Christian agenda at all costs. What depressing losers.



Regarding the quote America “was in no way founded as a Christian nation,” I never said it was. What I wrote was it was clearly founded on Christian principles and the precepts of God’s Word, which is absolutely true.

But again, self-absorbed secularists care not for truth, especially absolute truth. But it remains true nonetheless, and all of us must give account before the holy God of truth, in the end. I’d say, better get ready, believe it or not.

“Can the liberties of a nation be secure, when we have removed their only firm basis ” a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” – Thomas Jefferson

“When people forget God, tyrants begin to forge their chains.” – Patrick Henry

John Herbst

Battlement Mesa

I am an eighth grader here in the valley, and I take the bus fairly often. I think dogs should be allowed on the buses. One reason is people who own dogs would spend less money on gas. We wouldn’t be intoxicating the town of Glenwood Springs with smog. Plus the poor animals wouldn’t be stuck at home while their owners have to go do their errands. I think dogs should be allowed on the bus because when gas prices were high, people with dogs had to take their cars, which put pollution into the air and makes the roads fill up with more traffic.

The buses can hold many riders, but people with their dogs take their cars anyway because dogs aren’t allowed on the bus. Kids who are too young to drive take the bus very often. I know of at least seven teens who take the bus around Glenwood all the time, five of which own dogs. If they want to go to a park which is too far to walk with their dogs, they have to get their parents to drive them.

If the idea worked, possibly Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) could make it possible for dog owners to take their pet to see the rest of the valley without having to deal with driving to wherever they plan to go. I would love to take my dog to Aspen, because it’s a very walkable town.

I can understand why people wouldn’t want dogs on the bus. They might bite, bark, or jump on other passengers, and possibly start fights with other dogs. If you made some simple rules though, like making it mandatory to have the dogs on a leash with muzzles at all times, you could avoid all of that. RFTA could also designate buses for dogs and their owners, or buses for people who don’t want to ride with dogs.

Those are the reasons I would like dogs to be able to ride on the Ride Glenwood and RFTA buses.

Gavan Brouillette

New Castle


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