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Letter: Rice still got it wrong

I was ever so pleased to see that my letter prompted a reply from Rifle Councilman Jonathan Rice. But after reading Rice’s epistle, I am left wondering the real reason he’s against retail pot sales. The reasons he lists are so lame as to be laughable.

I bet Mr. Rice isn’t “comfortable conflicting with federal law” because he’s part of the state minority that voted against legalization. So, the will of the electorate be damned, “Father Knows Best!” Hah! But Jonathan, you play a lousy Robert Young.

Mr. Rice also says he doesn’t want to send the wrong message to our impressionable youth? Not one child will be dissuaded from using pot just because Rifle doesn’t allow recreational sales in town. Not one.

My conspiracy theory is maybe Mr. Rice believes “your body is a temple,” and his secret mission is to keep not only himself, but everyone else as pure as possible?

“Father knows best,” right?

Whatever the reason, after careful consideration you still got it wrong, Mr. Rice.

In the end there are leaders and there are those that timidly sit wringing their hands and shrugging their shoulders in answer to all those empty storefronts on Railroad Avenue in “Riffles.”

Bruno Kirchenwitz


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