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