Opinion

Cartoon about Venezuela was unethical

The cartoon in Friday’s paper (March 15) would be something I would expect from the Trump administration. To compare the problems that Venezuela is having to socialism is to try and strike fear in...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gun-control supporters are hypocrites

In recent weeks there have been a number of letters to the editor criticizing our county commissioners for declaring Montezuma County a gun sanctuary county. The writers of those letters have every...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Red flag gun bill violates due process

HB19-1177, the red flag gun law, is unconstitutional. Step 1: A person petitions a judge to confiscate a person’s guns and the judge agrees. Step 2: The guns are confiscated. Step 3: The defendant...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Red-flag bill protects lives, due process

The county commissioners have not done their research or heeded legal counsel. According to the Journal, County Attorney John Baxter advised that a resolution declaring Montezuma County a “gun...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t like guns? Go back to California

We in Montezuma county respect and protect the Constitution. I for one swore an oath to protect the Constitution against foreign and domestic enemies. I can see that people who do not like people...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Useless, fear-mongering commissioners

Fear is secure in Montezuma County and it is being led by our county commissioners. Apparently they have nothing important to do as our elected officials so they have made up their gun sanctuary...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our small ag producers need health care

The Journal’s March 8 article regarding the difficulties that small agricultural producers have in finding enough help to run their operations was enlightening. One factor that was left out of the...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This lands act is a disingenuous grab

Lately I have been seeing articles and editorials advocating for Sen. Michael Bennet’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy act, based on the fiction that there is a consensus of stakeholders in...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This gun sanctuary won’t get my money

Now that Montezuma County commissioners have declared the county a gun sanctuary, on my bi-monthly drives through I will no longer be spending my money at the Safeway, City Market, the gas station,...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bill is step in right way to regulate guns

All constitutionally guaranteed rights are subject to reasonable regulation: Freedom of speech is limited by libel and slander laws; freedom of assembly is limited by fire codes; and people with a...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

To arms, Montezuma comrades, victory!

I am extremely disappointed in the tepid response of our county commissioners in declaring the county a “gun sanctuary” in response to the proposed “red flag” law. Clearly, the right answer is to...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County acts like world doesn’t exist

The County Commission’s declaration of a “gun sanctuary” in response to Colorado’s pending “red flag” law is divisive and counterproductive. Law enforcement and the courts will decide whether to...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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