He has demonstrated on many occasions why you don’t vote for the person, you vote for your party. Why? Because a person who runs for office, picks a side. He looks at what each party stands for, decides which of them best represent what he stands for, and then signs up. So what does that mean with Mr. Hickenlooper?
It means he has problems with the Second Amendment; the Right to Bear Arms. Hickenlooper’s comrades in arms; the Democrats of the Colorado Senate and House, who controlled both chambers of the General Assembly, rammed through three new gun control bills. One was fairly benign; a background check law. The next was a slap in the face everyone; requiring Colorado citizens to pay for the privilege of exercising their constitutional rights, and the final one was laughable and unenforceable; the high capacity magazine bill.
Most anyone would have signed the background check bill. Someone towing the Democrat party line, would have signed the bill requiring you to also pay for it, but only a fool would have signed the high capacity bill. Not only did he sign it; he did so against the advise of all most all of the elected county sheriff’s, without a fair hearing from the opponents of the law, and when challenged later on this act of stupidity, he said he signed because a staffer had promised his Democrat friends in General Assembly, that he would. That’s leadership, huh?
What else does it mean? It means that he has a problem with the death penalty. Nathan Dunlap planned and the murdered four people at his old place of employment, Chuck E. Cheese. He took the days receipts and went home and had sex with his girlfriend. Why the robbery and killing? He was pissed off that he had been fired weeks earlier. That and he wanted the money.
He was convicted on all four counts of first degree murder, sentenced to death, and had his 20 years worth of appeals. He had three separate appeals that ended up in the Colorado Supreme Court. They upheld the conviction all three times. This is the liberal Colorado Supreme Court we are talking about. One of these appeals called “the evidence against him staggering”. After all of this, he was finally set to die during the summer of 2013. Then along came John.
It means he has a problem with the rural community of Colorado. One of the many reasons that seven rural Colorado counties threatened to secede and start their own state, is Hickenlooper’s failure to even listen to their concerns. In June 2013 he signed into a law that mandates that rural electric cooperative generate 20% of their electricity from renewable sources like wind and energy. Never mind that those wind farms are also birdie cuisinarts, killing thousands of birds each year, and don’t produce electricity on windless days. Never mind that the production, and the eventual disposal, of solar panels involves all sorts of toxic and really bad for the environment, heavy metals. Never mind that both are a much more expensive means to produce energy, and that we have to pay that extra expense. All that matters is that wind and solar are fashionable in the Democrat community and it must be rammed down the throats of everyone. Why, because that is what the Democrats, John Hickenlooper’s chosen party, want.
It also means that Hickenlooper does not have a problem with illegal immigrants. Under his watch and with his blessing Colorado has become a magnet for illegal immigration. On June 5, 2013, Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 351 that authorizes the state of Colorado to issue drivers licenses to those here illegally. Two months earlier on April 29th, Hickenlooper had signed Senate bill #33 allowing Colorado’s institutes of higher learning to offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.
Does this sound like a man committed to inviting or discouraging illegal immigration? The Democrats believe that every illegal alien is a future voter for them. All they need is enough governors, like our incumbent, to provide safe havens for them, while they work in DC to come up with an amnesty plan.
If that, and all the rest, sounds OK to you, then Hick is your man. Me, I think we are heading down the wrong road and we need a new leader in Colorado. I’m voting for Bob Beauprez.