Elections have consequences, but tyranny isn’t one of them

Craig Hall
Craig Hall

Another is you just don’t get to do whatever the hell you want just because your party controls all three levels of government in Denver. But that’s what we have today with Colorado Democrats. As I began my column this morning, I came across a letter a friend of mine wrote to our newly elected dictator-in-chief and thought: I couldn’t have said it better.

I present the words of Sherronna Bishop, Colorado concerned citizen:

“Just 15 weeks ago, we invited a NEW leader to govern our state. Many of us patriotic, freedom-loving, homegrown Coloradans hoped that with his entrepreneurial background, support of school choice and lone Democrat membership on the House Liberty Caucus, he might actually encourage more stability in Colorado.

“ ‘What we need in this state is a governor that embraces and celebrates ideas that work regardless of where they come from on the political spectrum.’ — Jared Polis

“We had no idea what was coming In just 15 weeks, this governor and his fellow progressive socialist Democrats have managed to pass a major gun grab law — the Red Flag Bill (HB19-118) — in addition to overriding local school control by mandating a controversial sex ed curriculum that counters all that is natural, neutral and normal (HB19-1032). Almost daily, expensive new legislation is added to our state tax burden. The green new deal bills are literally on the floor every week. This majority tyranny is destroying the highest revenue contributor to our state: energy. Companies contributing to our booming energy economy are left wondering if they’ll survive the impact of this dictator’s governing.

“Just 103 days in, this intruder has infringed on rural Colorado, independent Colorado, liberal Colorado, Republican Colorado and even true blue Democrat Colorado with his socialist initiatives that are by nature designed to remove personal incentive, responsibility and partnership with the rest of our state as well as causing conflict and divisiveness within our counties and even our sheriff’s brotherhood.

“With the passing of the national popular vote bill (Gov. Polis’ attempt to remove Colorado from the electoral college to participate in the interstate compact), he has removed all potential confidence we might have had moving forward. This dictatorial action, without the consent of the governed (we the people) of Colorado, has left us untrusting and unforgiving.

“In just 3 months and 3 weeks, we’ve learned our voice does not matter to this “leader.” Thousands of citizens have descended upon the capital prior to the passing of each violation of our trust and expansion of contrary laws to no avail. Thousands of hours of testimony have been given by the silent majority. We were told we were “sore losers.” I dare say countless phone calls and emails have been sent to representatives, senators, Colorado Board of Education, the governor’s office, sheriff’s offices, local commissioners and anyone the people thought JUST might listen and do something to quench the hostile takeover of one man’s mission.

“The day in and day out assault to our nation’s Constitution and now our Colorado Constitution in the form of HB19-1257 on the peoples’ will regarding TABOR — using unsuspecting, peculiar verbiage to pass another initiative that would free up our current government to ramp up spending and bypass the will of the governed (we the people), using OUR surplus of over $1 billion for THEIR virtue projects has brought us to this vital point in Colorado history. We say no.

“Section 1 and 2 of Article II of the Colorado Constitution states:

“ ‘Section 1. Vestment of political power. All political power is vested in and derived from the people; all government, of right, originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.’

“ ‘Section 2. People may alter or abolish form of government proviso. The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves, as a free, sovereign and independent state; and to alter and abolish their constitution and form of government whenever they may deem it necessary to their safety and happiness, provided, such change be not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States.’

“The patriots of Colorado have chosen to FIGHT. Starting with the recall of Rep. Galindo of Greeley. More representatives who chose to violate the trust of their constituents and constitutional oath of duty to play party politics will receive their pink slips soon.

“But more importantly, we formally and publicly declare the Garfield County Recall Polis Effort will work with our sister counties to stop the overreaching, abhorrent abuse of power displayed by this self-serving governor.”

Remember, these are the bullies who have pushed “one person, one vote” on all of us, all while not giving us a vote on anything they are ramming through.

I didn’t vote for ONE person putting this on the people. Not one. And not one of them has allowed the opposition even a scintilla of input on their dictates. This is why we fought the British folks. This is why we’re now in a war with our bullying rulers in Denver.