Joe Meglen

Joe Meglen 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Craig Schifter: Do Hamilton's words resonate?


We agree. Hamilton favored a large centralized government which is the antithesis of individual liberty. Consequently his words are always suspect.


Joe Meglen 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Skylar Leeson: My voice was heard


This is a well written article. Thank you for sharing your experience. You might consider doing a follow up article on the history of Planned Parenthood and the mission of its founder Margaret Sanger.


Joe Meglen 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Katelyn Ibarra: Why I love 4-H

It is comforting to understand that the essential values of work, individual responsibility, leadership and community involvement are being instilled in the young people of Routt County that have the good fortune to be involved with 4-H.


Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Erin Biggs: Sessions' appointment disturbing


You are correct on two points: 1) In an attempt to follow Alabama state law (that’s what state Attorneys General do) AG Sessions did try to stop the Southern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual College Conference from meeting at the University of Alabama, 2) Senator Sessions did vote against the 2005 McCain amendment banning “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” of terrorism suspects. Senator Sessions supported his vote by explaining that the legislation is unnecessary. “We do not have a system of systematic abuse of prisoners going on by our United States military.”

The subject of grabbing a woman’s genitals was brought up in a question posed to Senator Sessions in response to the president elect’s decade old stoop to juvenile vulgarisms while talking in private with a member of the Bush family. Senator Sessions states clearly that when doing so against a woman’s will is sexual assault:

With two exceptions, the balance of the points in your letter are false.

Although imperfect, based on Jeff Sessions long and well documented history, he is far more likely to honor his oath to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic than the past three AGs.


Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Erin Biggs: Sessions' appointment disturbing


Your letter to the editor smearing Senator Jeff Sessions makes use of popular prejudices, hearsay and false claims. At best you are woefully and demonstrably misinformed. If you are interested in learning Senator Sessions’ actual position on the KKK, which is validated by his aggressive prosecution of a KKK murder case of a black man, and voter fraud you can begin your education at the links below:

Labeling Senator Sessions as “Amnesty’s Worst Enemy” is simply a testimony to his fidelity to the Rule of Law. Establishing what is legal and illegal immigration is a matter of law.

Human caused “Global Warming”, and now “Climate Change”, is a fraud. The government paid climate “scientists” were paid to cook the books with the predetermined result being human caused global warming. The planet cycles through warm and cold periods which are driven by the cycles of the sun. As long as we have the laws of nature we will have climate change without regard to government taxes on carbon emissions. If you are open to learning the real motivation for the “Climate Change” scare in the words of the UN’s Climate Official Ottmar Edenhofer is available at the following link:

Limited space prevents me from dismantling the balance of your patently false claims.


Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Some fear potential tax overload as community groups eye 2017 ballot initiatives in Steamboat Springs

Government grows at the expense of the private sector and freedom. Taxes are the theft of a portion of a person’s life. Government always claims it needs more funding. Given that real income after accounting for inflation hasn’t risen appreciably since 1997 do the people want to allow more of their hard earned money to be confiscated by government and its various special interests? A better approach is to reduce the size and scope of government. Doing so will reduce the tax burden and allow the people to spend their money as they prefer.


Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Jenette Settle: ACA repeal would cost jobs


You forgot to include job losses for the 16,000 new IRS agents that were hired to police the disaster called Obamacare.


Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Protect Colorado’s health care access, coverage gains

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.” … Joseph Goebbels

TPTB (The Powers That Shouldn’t Be) our betters, created the term “public policy” to disguise top down social engineering and control of the little people.

If the CHAS statistics cited in this marketing puff piece sound absolutely delusional it may be related to the fact that the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) is trademarked by, and is The Colorado Trust, the CEO of which is one of the authors of this propaganda.

The purpose of “Modern Medicine” is to enrich the pharmaceutical and “health care” giants. This fleecing of the people is laundered through the “health” insurance companies and called “health care”.

State and federal governments have been granting monopolies to the “health care” complex through laws and regulation for over 100 years. The latest plundering and further destruction of the already anemic health care system is the unconstitutional disaster called the “Affordable” Care Act (Obamacare).

To make health care more affordable the government must get out of the way. More than a century of government granted monopolies need to be abolished. Introducing free market principles, competition (as in freedom of choice), will result in real affordable superior quality health care.

Always follow the money.


Joe Meglen 2 months ago on Chris Rainwater: Will Trump fix VA?


You, along with the tens of thousands of other veterans, are no longer useful in furthering the goals of the American Empire. Veterans are now “useless eaters”. The VA bureaucracy, like all government bureaucracies, is bloated, grossly inefficient and primarily interested in taking care of itself. Trump plans to shake things up, and no doubt has good intentions, but he will be going to war with the Deep State which includes the unelected entrenched federal government bureaucracies. Your spinal issues and MRI are not a priority.