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Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Picture this: You go to the hospital to greet your newborn child/grandchild, niece, nephew or whoever. You joy turns to horror because the parents cannot take the child home. The baby will go to strangers!

I quote Congressman and Dr. Ron Paul, “The Mother’s Act, if passed, will mandate that all new mothers be screened by means of a list of subjective questions that will determine if each mother is mentally fit to take their newborn home from the hospital. Just imagine that after your child is born, you are told that you can’t take them home since a multiple choice questionnaire wasn’t answered correctly. Just imagine being told that the only way you can take your child home is if you or your spouse goes into treatment or on anti-depressants, which we know causes psychosis, delusions, and even homicidal thoughts. It just doesn’t make sense.”

Sick of “Big Brother” yet? More to come! Remember the “Treaty of the Child”? Defeated back during the Clinton administration, it is now being called “The UN Convention of The Child”. In short the UN will tell US citizens how to raise their children.

Understand: a treaty is the highest law of the land. It has Supremacy over Federal, State and local laws. In other words ” there is no getting around it. If passed, we will all be forced to raise our children by the dictates of the United Nations. No spanking, no home-schooling, no church, no Bible ” it’s “indoctrination” and so on.

There were 54 articles in this treaty ” its longer than our constitution!

In case you haven’t noticed the intensity of such things let me assure you ” there’s something to attack every aspect of our freedoms. If you love the freedoms we have in the U.S. ” you’d best get involved.

Elections coming up in 2010. Start there! Get rid of liberal, left-wingers who won’t protect our freedoms or we’ll lose those freedoms. This Democrat-controlled Congress/Administration just cannot wait to force their one-world government/global views upon us.

Juanita Williams


I read the letters in the PI just about every day. I am interested in the different viewpoints that we all about life in the United States. There are plenty of diverse letters on the subject.

I’ve been trying to understand why some people who write letters on a regular basis feel the need to use anger and hatred to get their points across.

For me, it erases any credibility they might have. I wonder if they have any personal issues that are affecting their thought processes. I sometimes think it could be a subconscious call for help. I feel bad for them.

It might be merciful in many ways if the PI would stop printing letters spewing hateful language and personal attacks. It would eliminate the poison in the paper and perhaps the angry letter writers would search for help in a more appropriate venue.

I don’t know. It just seems like the PI is fueling the rage.

Rande Price

Glenwood Springs

Congratulations to Garfield County and Glenwood Springs for standing up to the oil and gas industry on the issue of water quality. The oil and gas industry is not being transparent.

Their unwillingness to disclose what chemicals they are using does not hold water.

There is no great trade secret due to the fact that all of the companies are using something similar. If said chemicals are harmless to the water supply ask one of their representatives to mix a cocktail with them and drink it.

Its insulting behavior to believe that the elected officials are too ignorant to understand the complexity of the issue; its appalling.

You gain the peoples’ trust by answering their questions in a direct manner, not by calling them stupid and putting spin on the issue.

Please keep holding their feet to the fire, they’re not going to walk away from anywhere when there is a profit to be made.

What you are doing is correct. You are being responsible to the people who elected you.

John Ostwald

Glenwood Springs

My husband and I just spent two wonderful reunion weeks in Colorado. We traveled 1,400 miles and saw family and friends we knew when we lived there thirty-some years ago. Driving north through the mountainous areas, I could not wait to experience the Glenwood Springs pool once again; and we took our suits out of our suitcases and plunged right in. After showering and redressing in the women’s locker room, I left abruptly because of the racket being created by the opening and slamming shut of the empty lockers in my area. In my haste, I left four rings in my locker; and although I called and went back to reclaim them they were not in locker 211.

The monetary value is secondary to the significance of each of these rings. My husband and I imprinted our matching wedding bands in wax … six Chinese characters stating: “Sharing the beautiful fulfillment of life” with our initials, and wedding date [10-2-71], imprinted on the inside. We had the rings cast in 14 carat gold. I waited 25 years for an “engagement” ring that somehow matched my wedding band, making it look like a set. My other diamond was my mother’s engagement ring in platinum, engraved with orange blossoms; the diamond being inset and surrounded by 12 diamond chips. This 1929 ring is irreplaceable in design and sentiment. The final sterling silver Claddagh ring was purchased in 1999 on our trip to Ireland.

I plead with whoever found these rings to drop them off or mail them to the Glenwood Springs Police Department, Case #90-7558. May 13, 2009, ended up being a very unhappy and sad day for me. Help me renew my faith in mankind.

Donna DeCoster

Franklin, Tenn.

I read the letter of Tuesday, May 19, by Juanita Williams with something akin to horror. The sentiments in the letter represent the very ignorance of the historic conflict between Islam and Christianity that the entire 9-11 tragedy has brought glaringly to light, again, in our time.

That any Afghans welcome troops into their country, let alone their homes, is a minor miracle ” The fact that their religion commands hospitality not withstanding. To have any of these soldiers then thrust a copy of the Bible in their face, clearly meant for proselytizing as it’s written in the host language, would be viewed as an insult and an aggression, confirming suspicions and proving hands down that the U.S. wants to occupy, conquer and change their religion.

Please let our educated and thoughtful President do his job and remember your and my religious beliefs do not transfer to someone else’s country.

Lift your eyes from the Bible and take a deep breath.

For a basic picture of the people of the mountainous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the way a Christian actually gained these peoples’ respect, try reading the book “Three Cups of Tea”, it might go a long way.

Barb Coddington

Glenwood Springs

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