Our current governor (one John Hickenlooper) has failed on many fronts, including leadership. Hickenlooper has proven to be follower, not a leader.
The groundswell that elected Barack Obama at the national level had consequences in Colorado. John Hickenlooper, a nice guy with a background in geology and making beer, was elected our governor. The groundswell also produced a disastrous one-party junta . the Democrats.
Tom Tancredo, always a strong defender of both of our constitutions, has taken the oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and Colorado's constitution many times. Was our current governor doing that this year when he signed every one of the more than 400 bills by the state Legislature? Hardly.
Was our current governor doing that when he signed several gun bills that impinged on our citizens' Second Amendment rights? Hardly.
Was our current governor doing that, when he signed a bill destroying the coal-producing industry, dramatically increasing the price of energy especially in rural Colorado? Hardly.
Not one veto. This governor said yes to every destructive, left-wing idea the state Legislature could dream up. Over the past three years, this Legislature (with a complicit governor) passed about a dozen tax hikes, many disguised as fees in order to escape the TABOR requirements of a vote of the people.
There is an answer: elect Tancredo as Colorado's governor. Tancredo has a plan to stop walking down the "primrose path" of the destruction of our free enterprise system, a system known to bring prosperity and freedom.
- Work to create a balance between economic development and the environment
- Refuse federal dollars that come with unsustainable, long-term state spending commitments.
- Continue and improve our education system, creating even more choice with charter schools, vouchers and on-line education.
- Rescind energy policies of the current administration creating hardship in rural Colorado.
- Create zero-based budgets for all governmental departments, reducing waste and fraud.
With Tancredo as governor, we can remake Colorado, its environment and economy, reduce or eliminate burdensome rules and regulations, create jobs and make Colorado a modern miracle.
Former teacher, broadcaster, legislator, city manager (Glendale), Cliff Dodge is retired but working full time to elect Tom Tancredo as Colorado's next governor.
One wonders why the Hickenlooper crowd would rather bash Tom Tancredo than celebrate the wonderful and positive accomplishments Hick has put forth? Perhaps, just perhaps, Hick et al are desperately attempting to run away from a dismal record fueled by an ultra left-wing Legislature. 461 bills passed and not one veto? Hickenlooper, Bloomberg, Obama . you must be joking. Tancredo is comfortable in his own skin, unlike Hick. Tom Tancredo says it like it is. His oath is to the Constitution, not a political party. His campaign theme says it all . live your own life. Viva Tancredo.