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Entries from February 2007

RMN: No wiggle room on Amendment 41

February 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Rocky Mountain NewsOn PointBy Vincent CarrollFebruary 15, 2007 Desperate supporters of Amendment 41 are arguing, some even with a straight face, that their attempt to rewrite their monstrosity after voters enshrined it in the constitution is no different from what occurred after passage of Amendment 27 a few years ago. Early in 2003, they point [...]

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Former GOP senate leader disputes 41 rhetoric

February 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Source: ColoradoSenateNews.com A former Senate Republican leader, who carried legislation to enact a campaign-reform amendment approved by voters in 2002, says his bill was fundamentally different from a now-pending attempt to exempt large groups of people from voter-approved Amendment 41. Mark Hillman, who served as Senate majority leader in 2003-04 and as minority leader in [...]

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The Disaster that is ‘Mexifornia’

February 14th, 2007 · Comments Off

Victor Davis Hanson’s two-part follow up to his book, Mexifornia, was published Feb. 6 by Investor’s Business Daily, and it’s a must-read on immigration. Excerpts: "The debate no longer splits along liberal-conservative, Republican-Democrat or even white-brown fault lines.  Instead, class considerations more often divide Americans on the issue.  The majority of middle-lcass and poor whites, [...]

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Blame game bedevils Amendment 41

February 12th, 2007 · Comments Off

What if your state senator or representative voted for a bill based on what they were told it would do, rather than what the bill actually said in plain ol’ black and white? What if the actual text of that bill put some rather outrageous things into state law and, when pressed further, your elected [...]

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Our troops deserve our support

February 4th, 2007 · Comments Off

I have never been more discouraged by the prevailing attitude in our country than I am now as we face serious choices about the war in Iraq and the consequences of failure. Four years ago, the U.S. Senate voted 77-23 to authorize the war in Iraq; the House followed suit 296-133.  Upwards of 70 percent [...]

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