Kevin Copeland: 'We the people' applaud

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Jeff Peters had one thing right in his letter to the editor (“We the people,” March 26 Steamboat Today): “Sheriff Garrett Wiggins was elected to enforce the enacted laws of the land.” I along with the majority of Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Grand county citizens, applaud his and the respective sheriff’s offices' decisions to do just that.

The Second Amendment, giving the right to bear arms, was adopted Dec. 15, 1791 — 222 years ago. On the other hand, may I point out that a mere five months ago, Diane Mitsch Bush was elected to represent House District 26. She also was entrusted with protecting our rights and the laws of the land.

But with her help, the current Colorado Legislature shoved down our throats and passed several feel-good, knee-jerk gun laws. So it can be said that she is one of several who failed to do what they were elected for.

I would suggest to Mr. Peters and others critical of Sheriff Wiggins to not waste their time mulling over a recall petition for our sheriff. Instead, you should be worried about saving your own candidates in the next election. We the people are just waiting to vote.

Kevin Copeland

Routt County

Comments

Nathan Knight 1 year ago

Love it !!!! 100 percent agree! Will be campaigning........ We the people have slept too long.....while the minority has bullied their way to the front. History shows who prevails.

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Scott Wedel 1 year ago

We the people have slept too long.....while the minority has bullied their way to the front.

Good luck with that theory. That elections are being won by the minority. That all three County Commissioners being Democrats is because you believe a conservative majority was sleeping instead of voting.

Republicans in Routt County are in greater risk of being so comfortable in their own echo chamber that they are willing to accept losing county races to keep the ideological purity.

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john bailey 1 year ago

scott, give it a rest , get offline and go wash your hair for a change. and the diaper still needs changed

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Bob Smith 1 year ago

oh john, cut him a break - he's had a LOT of city water today. you know, with all that fluoride running through his system, its a wonder he can use a computer at all!

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mark hartless 1 year ago

Much as I hate to say it, Scott is right. This County is hopeless. Er-uh hopelessly democrat that is... same thing I suppose.

The repubilcan party is a dead man walking in Routt County, probably nationwide.

Those who think this nation is comming back are fooling only themselves.

Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

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Maury Schuessler 1 year ago

There are many who feel as Kevin feels. They are the people who actually work and live thier lives as responsible people most always do. Those of us who work and are consumed by our everyday life dont get the chance to voice our opinion very often. A vast majority of these people believe the constitution to be the supreme law of the land. The second amendment says this right shall NOT be infringed. When you dilute,reduce or diminish a right ----It is infringed upon. If you wish to dilute the 2nd amendment what is to pevent some power hungry politician from diminishing them ALL?

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Bob Smith 1 year ago

"...very powerful "grassroots Libertarian" influence will have".ha! gotta love it! just hours to show how out of touch you are, my friend. good luck with that one.

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Bob Smith 1 year ago

I must admit I knew very little about the John Birch Society up until recently. Their formation and supposed heyday was long before my time. As it turns out, their recent uptick in American politics, thanks to the TEApublican Party, has dusted off the craziness behind the crazies. Just a sampling of what the GOP is embracing, JBS believes: 1. President Eisenhower was a communist implant 2. Fluoride as an additive to drinking water is a communist plot 3. The addition of fluoride has led to such unthinkable human actions like women's rights and the Civil Rights Act 4. The Civil Rights Act is a communist plot to create a Soviet Negro Republic in the United States...yeah, right....Rand Paul '16! yeeHAW!

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Bob Smith 1 year ago

"The NRA is in the business of selling guns, figuratively and literally, to the American people. They’ve got a vested interest in keeping their paranoid membership, well, paranoid. Paranoia helps keep membership up, and helps fuel gun and ammo sales. And what’s good for Big Gun is good for the NRA. It’s why the NRA has been warning gun nuts of a coming Zombie Apocalypse for a while now." . http://americablog.com/2013/03/cops-running-out-of-bullets-because-gun-nuts-have-bought-them-all.html

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Steve Lewis 1 year ago

Calm down Tom. Your remarks are way over the line.

Have a nice Easter Sunday everyone !!

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Bob Smith 1 year ago

so...first I worked for the government as some kind of infiltrator...now i'm a teacher...boy, you are way off! do you think that i'd jeopardize my career by spouting off in this forum if I were involved with the school system? not so much... actually I would be extremely proud to be a teacher - in spite of what you and joe say - however I do not possess the skills necessary to manage a classroom full of rowdy kids, plus teachers hardly make and $$, which unfortunately i need a decent sum of to live in this valley...my work involves strenuous physical activity. that's all you get...anyway, cheers mate! .....btw, does a statement like this "Anyone know this "teacher"? Speak up!" earn a "removal"? just wondering, however let's keep tom's comment up. getting tom - and other TEApubs for that matter - to show his cards is what I like to do! (DON'T drink the fluoride for god's sake!)

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Fred Duckels 1 year ago

When you combine flouiride an;marijuana you get the double negative hit which probably contributes to som;e of the brilliance displayed in these blogs.

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