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LETTER: Rules are different for politicians

I was gonna stay outta this crap, but in the words of Michael Corleone, “They just keep dragging me back in.” Aside from my misspelled word or 10, I’ve made a mistake I’d like to retract. Hey! You there. Yeah, you, without a fox pass now and then. Go ahead; chunk the first hunk.

Anyway, I accused politicians of lying, then tried to honey-it-up a bit by saying they were simply bait and switch artists, and that it was a federal crime.

Well, it is, but not for politicians. They are immune to this federal statute that prohibits people from being baited by advertising and promises, only to be switched to a different article after they’ve taken the bait. Apparently this only protects consumers, not voters. What this means is that politicians cannot be held accountable for promises made to get elected. They can prolong an issue (sand bag) until the November elections, so they don’t alienate conservative voters. But you knew this, right?

Now what they’re doing is sand bagging marijuana prohibition so they can put a 30 percent or more excise tax on it. However, long before anyone can remember, the government was not in the “pot business.” Now they want in, but they don’t want to lose their position of control. That way they have plenty of time to convince everyone that they’ve saved the economy instead of minding their own business. As long as we’re not hurting anyone (i.e. smoking our own pot), why can’t we just be left alone? We don’t need no stinkn’ badges! I know I don’t.

And while I’m at it, why must we drive 14 miles round trip to get water that’s not poison? How come that? Oh yeah! ’Cause we live in Silt: not a pleasant word in terms of Daniel Webster’s definition. Kinda like The Dumps, up in Aspen. Always wondered how that happened. Used to be the manager there. Last time I was there it was a drug-stop, but that was when a common question was “Hey, want a bump?”

Now in reference to the aforementioned venues, I meant no disrespect to the residents. Only to imply how they are, and have been, viewed through definition by the dictionary.

Think about it.

“Uncle Joe” Lewis

Silt


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