Joe Meglen

Joe Meglen 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Integrated Community offering legal services for immigrants

Legal immigrants shouldn’t feel the least bit “unsettled due to the results of the presidential election.” The incoming administration is simply talking about enforcing existing immigration laws.

It would be interesting to know who funds Integrated Community.

Now if you ask the Yampatika Utes they might consider most of Yampa Valley residents to be illegal aliens.

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Joe Meglen 3 months ago on City hiring PR manager to help with outreach, messaging

This can’t be a serious proposal. Why stop at one “PR Manager”? Why not establish a new PR department with a taxpayer paid marketing budget, staffed by employees with generous benefits?

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Joe Meglen 3 months ago on City Council narrowly approves PR effort for air service program

The city council decides to spend the people’s money, without approval, to create propaganda in an attempt to persuade the people to pay additional taxes to subsidize the airline industry that benefits private companies. What gall. How easy it is for politicians to spend other people’s money.

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Joe Meglen 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Parks and rec commission to oversee competition for excess lodging tax revenue

Eric,

As usual we agree.

Scott,

“An alternative would be to reduce the lodging tax, but since it is bringing in more money than expected then the tax isn't hurting the lodging industry.”

Those in the lodging industry might disagree. Most, if not all, would prefer to retain much of the tax money that is now confiscated by the city government. Doing so would allow those that invested their capital and take risk to decide how to spend their money rather than have the government make those decisions for them.

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Joe Meglen 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Parks and rec commission to oversee competition for excess lodging tax revenue

Excess tax revenues??? How easy it is to spend other people's money. Without constraint government will spend the private sector it plunders into bankruptcy. Are the August/September 2008 financial collapse, and the conditions that caused it, now ancient history? We are momentarily enjoying an echo bounce, primarily in the stock market not the economy, levitated purely by unlimited free credit created out of thin air extended to the very bankers and government that created the collapse. This will end. Save the tax money for there will be a time when there are not “excess” tax revenues.

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Joe Meglen 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Our view: Housing demand outpacing supply

Scott,

We agree. Nearly everything government touches is distorted or destroyed in spite of what might be good intentions. Government’s role is to protect individual rights; which by definition includes property rights, and to provide for the common defense. Beyond these functions government is the opposite of free choice. Government is the opposite of freedom.

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Joe Meglen 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Our view: Housing demand outpacing supply

Absent government interference in the market affordable housing would develop organically via the law of supply and demand which simultaneously protects property rights. Keep the government out of this and everyone wins.

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Joe Meglen 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Murphy Roberts: Make America change again

Hi Murphy,

If you are stilling following the comments on your article, it was bad form on my part not to have complimented you on your article prior to launching into a lecture on the Constitution. Your well written letter demonstrates that you are a thinker who is well on the road to becoming politically and historically aware. I had something of a political awakening myself at your age when the federal government, driven by the Military Industrial Banking Complex, was drafting young men by the tens of thousands to fight an unconstitutional war in Viet Nam. The purported trigger for this war was a government orchestrated “false flag” operation called the “Gulf Of Tonkin Incident”. This unconstitutional war, like all of the elective wars (which is all but two which Americans have fought), had nothing to do with the defense of our country. When I found myself at Fort Ord in 1969, conscripted (enslaved) against my will, it began to dawn on me that the federal might not have my best interests at heart. Five of my high school friends were killed in this senseless war. This was the beginning of an awakening and my education in the real world. The following truths are never taught in government controlled schools for informed citizens are a threat to the State. This is by no means a complete list but hopefully they will give you a head start as you venture forth in the world.

The greatest obstacle to making money and keeping it is the government.

Government is corrupt by definition; it is the opposite of free will.

“Public Servants” serve themselves at the expense of the taxpayer.

The structure and operation of government as taught in Civics classes is a myth.

The existence of the State requires that the productive citizens upon which it preys be indoctrinated, thus our compulsory government schools complemented by a controlled media.

It is the nature of government to grow. It grows at the expense of the private sector and the individual liberty it was originally formed to protect.

Government doesn’t produce anything. It consumes and redistributes while enriching the professional political class along with the ruling class that controls the government.

Large governments require a large military in order to preserve and expand empire. Wars destroy wealth, with the exception of war profiteers.

Without the 2nd Amendment there would be no 1st, 3rd, 4th, et al. There would be no Constitution.

The Founders intended that the citizens be at least as well armed as the State for the 2nd Amendment is a check on an overreaching government.

Government and criminals are in favor gun control laws. Both prefer that their victims be unarmed.

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