The Open Fo­rum Wasn’t pot sup­posed to pro­vide more school fund­ing?

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Patrick Jolly, Ju­dith Sny­der, Nor­man Davey,

Why is school fund­ing not com­men­su­rate with Colorado’s eco­nomic forces of late? I voted on le­gal­iz­ing dope be­cause we were told that pro­ceeds from that in­dus­try would be used to fund schools.

Ed­u­ca­tion is the an­swer to many prob­lems. My “yes” vote on dope came from this ra­tio­nale: Le­gal­ize dope for ed­u­ca­tion un­der­writ­ing, in­doc­tri­nate young minds away from dope use, even­tu­ally weak­en­ing the dope mar­ket.

Some­what Pollyanna but bet­ter than what is hap­pen­ing now. Most of the money is go­ing to polic­ing the in­dus­try through yet an­other gov­ern­men­tal bu­reau­cracy. back (and it will), that we on the left will re­mem­ber that we gov­ern all peo­ple and that every­one de­serves re­spect and jus­tice. It would be nice if we could also see that from the right. We are all Amer­i­cans, af­ter all.

To sum­ma­rize Mr. He­witt’s ed­i­to­rial, Repub­li­cans are bet­ter hu­man be­ings than Democrats so we should sim­ply dis­pense with the twoparty sys­tem and com­plete the dic­ta­to­rial takeover. His per­spec­tive is in per­fect align­ment with the pres­i­dent’s, leav­ing only the dis­man­tling of the free press, re­moval of non­white cit­i­zens and manda­tory gen­u­flect­ing in the pres­ence of The Rul­ing Party. Or maybe we should look for­ward to our Demo­cratic sys­tem of rep­re­sen­ta­tive govern­ment, rec­og­niz­ing that only 24 per­cent of reg­is­tered vot­ers in Amer­ica are Repub­li­can. Time for vot­ing, Colorado, while the GOP still al­lows it.

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