Lenny Herzog: Sovereignty surrender


There hasn’t been much dispute that the White House promoted the recent passage of Colorado gun laws. The pressure included personal phone calls to our legislators from the vice president of the United States. 

Soon after the passage of controversial laws affecting the ability of the people of Colorado to defend themselves against enemies foreign and domestic, Senate Bill 13-013 was passed.

The official summary: The bill gives a special agent, uniform division officer, physical security technician, physical security specialist or special officer of the United States Secret Service limited peace officer authority while working in Colorado.

I don’t know who those people are, but I am guessing that they will supplant the good people of the state of Colorado from the need to protect themselves from enemies foreign and domestic.

Now I see a full-page advertisement courting our Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush into voting once again for a law that surrenders our sovereignty, both individually and collectively. 

The Interwest Energy Alliance is a lobbying organization funded by a conglomerate of large to multinational corporations. The organization employs professional lobbyists to influence our representatives into voting for “laws” that promote the business of their contributors, like General Electric. 

Fundamentally, there is nothing wrong with trade groups promoting their interests. Masquerading as job creators while trying to create laws that mandate an unfair advantage for them over existing businesses is, in my opinion, corrupt. If their business is so good, why is it that they need a law for us to buy their product? I guess it is because it will cost us more money and we wouldn’t buy it unless law forces us to.

The recent trend that has gathered momentum seems to be that our representatives have been selling us to the wolves, foreign, not domestic. Diane, can you see how big grandma’s nose is and how big her teeth are?

Lenny Herzog

Routt County


jerry carlton 3 years, 12 months ago

The Wolf owns Diane and 95% of her kind. The wolf has made her part of the "ruling elite" of this country by enriching her and her kind at the expense of us common folk.


Fred Duckels 3 years, 12 months ago

The present legislature has died and gone to heaven with their majority. This is a unique situation with Colorado being the darling of the left via a minion of transplants tipping the scale. Embarrasingly enough our state has become the new California carrying on the religion that has rendered like minded states into fiscal and regulatory jokes We are still somewhat behind in the Democrat/union symbiotic relationship, but if they can unionize the firefighters that will be a start. I wonder why gun control is so important?


Scott Wedel 3 years, 12 months ago

So what is the big deal about Colorado allowing the Secret to act as a Colorado Peace Officer and make an arrest when witnessing a felony or misdemeanor under state law? So when Obama is here being protected by the Secret Service and they see a fight or threat that doesn't involve the President that they are still allowed to intervene. It was considered a fix for Colorado after what became a confusing legal situation resulting from a prior incident at a Presidential visit. The bill passed with bipartisan sponsorship and support.

It seem the conspiracy theorists think that Obama is going to send in the Secret Service to arrest sheriffs that don't enforce Colorado's gun laws.

A truly silly theory because no one suggests that a sheriff declining to enforce a law is, by itself, a committing a crime. Unless the local Sheriff is personally selling guns without performing background checks or selling large capacity magazines to the public then the Sheriff isn't breaking any gun laws. Second, if a Sheriff is committing felonies then the Secret Service isn't needed, Colorado State Patrol or CBI can arrest the sheriff.


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