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I am offended at your threat against my family's safety. Rights and privileges are very distinct from each other. It is my right to prepare myself for the defense of my inalienable rights, property, and family from all threats, foreign and domestic. I have the right to arm myself as I see fit to counter such threats. I am born a Free Individual. We were afforded these rights by violent and forceful expression of freedom and independence, often with necessary firepower. We have the right to maintain the superior firepower to protect these rights. We must retain the right to prepare ourselves to overpower even the police force that serves us, in the case that they overstep their duty's and become agents of tyranny. This as important as the other (sometimes failing) checks and balances that keep the institutions of society from breaking down.
In contrast, it is our privilege to share in the use of our public transportation network. We have created a regulated and shared public space to enable efficient transport for people and commerce. Participation is voluntary and users of the potentially lethal high speed vehicles are licensed to participate within the regulated guidelines. By threatening to defy the rules of the road that limit the inherent dangers of shared public road use you have crossed the line of wright and wrong. You have threatened to endanger my family. Please do not drive dangerously on our public roadways.
It is a fact that we are at higher risk of injury or death from the use of our roadways when compared to gun violence. Please reconsider your inconsiderate and dangerous threat.
Justice, poetic or not, has not yet been served. Our interim city manager is still in her position and we have the next city council election to look forward to!
Thank you Governer Hickenlooper and Joe Garcia for a just assessment and sound reasoning. The message is not "Yampa Valley: Drop dead,”. It is "Sleeping Giant Group: Drop dead." The Yampa Valley has rich resources, naturally keeping our environment vibrant in many ways with opportunities for business ventures that are fitting for the area and our community. This greedy and manipulative group with no compassion for any Tribal Peoples deserves great losses for such an arrogant proposal. They must feel that they cannot compete on an even playing field in regular enterprises, and sought a back door approach to a non free market venture to avoid marketplace competition. Shame on each member and every member of the Sleeping Giant Group. Please quietly go away.
Thanks Joel. Join us when the conditions set in!
Thank you Steamboat Pilot for clearing this forum of objectionable race based commentary.
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Your reference to "blood" in relation to the acceptance of democracy is clearly racially based and could be reasonably described as objectionable. Free speech does not include the right to proclaim on this public forum such bigotry. You agreed to the user terms and therefore, in my opinion, have crossed a line with your ignorant statement. It would be a shame for our community's public forum to provide a platform for objectionably race based commentary. I feel responsible to voice my objection in order to counter the damage that such speech could cause to the perception of our community. We do not need to be labeled Racist and Ignorant Town USA...
Only the reference to "blood" spurred my reaction. You are perfectly entitled to your free speech. I do not care to discuss with anyone here in depth, about the many groups of people, organizations, or religions that have traditionally and culturally ingrained behaviors. Our "blood" has no relationship to these affiliations. To reference "blood" is as ignorant as a reference to skin color. I stand by my response.
I suggest the removal of the above comment for blatant racism. To proclaim that any way of thought, idea, or philosophy is either "in their blood" (or not) about any group exposes intolerance and ignorance of the speaker. Such ignorant commentary does not contribute to a useful discourse.
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