Stop the National Popular Vote law!

You have just a few more days to sign the petition to bring the National Popular Vote law to Colorado’s voters.

In 2016, as in all the previous years of Colorado’s existence, Colorado’s electors voted for the presidential candidate who won the most votes in Colorado. In 2019, Colorado’s Democrat legislature passed, and the governor signed, a bill that would instead give Colorado’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who got the most votes nationwide. (This new procedure would only occur if sufficient states agreed to adopt this method.)

This means that Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and a few other cities would control the election of our presidents because they have the most votes. States’ rights and states’ power would be diminished.

There is a petition circulating to bring this change of law to a vote of the people. If you would like to preserve the electoral college as it has been for over 200 years, please take the time to sign this petition.

To sign a petition, please visit Coloradansvote.org or contact me as soon as possible.

Angie Many

Eckert


Proud to be an American

I am writing this on the 4th of July still inspired by the spectacular concert at the Pavilion last evening by the Air Force Academy Concert Band. This remarkable group of musicians and support staff presented one of the best and most patriotically inspiring concerts showcasing their professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication I have ever attended. I felt such gratitude to be an American. Thank you to all the sponsors who worked so hard to bring this program to Montrose. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

And then this morning, I opened my copy of the Montrose Daily Press and discovered the full text of the Declaration of Independence printed there. I am so grateful to the Press for printing this important historic document. I realized that in my entire 70+ years, I have never read the entire Declaration of Independence, not even in school. How can our children understand about the founding of America if they never read the entire Declaration of Independence? How can we, as adults, truly understand what motivated our ancestors to work for freedom and peace if we do not know why they undertook such a tremendous action? I encourage families to read this document together and discuss the important ideals found there.

I am proud to be an American, despite everything that is happening in our country and the world today. Our country was founded on freedom for everyone and the right to have peace and I will continue to support those ideals.

Arlyn Macdonald

Montrose


Liberal High Road

Liberals always indicate they take the high road and are more civilized than conservatives, unless something goes against their perception of the right thing. Take the example of the waitress who spat in Eric Trump’s face recently. The owner of the restaurant who kicked out Sarah Sanders (because she worked for the President as his spokeswoman) did not think the waitress’s action was wrong. Maxine Waters (D-CA) who wants to impeach Trump, tried to get her followers to antagonize those that work for the President whenever and wherever they see them. Then there is the group Antifa who uses physical violence to make their point, especially in sanctuary cities.

Civility is like ethics in that you do the right thing even when no one is watching. Treat people the way you want to be treated. You don’t have to agree with others' views, just don’t be verbally and physically abusive.

Another thought, if the President really wants to close the southern border; he should propose open borders. Since the Democrats oppose everything he does, border security would be done in no time and immigration loopholes would be closed immediately.

I see no difference between illegal immigration and trespassing on someones property. Unless, someone is invited, they have no legal reason to be there. Laws are laws and should be enforced.

Ed Moreland

Montrose

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