We’ve been told not to believe our eyes

My nephew purchased and injected heroin yet died of a Fentanyl overdose. If he’d been in jail for only one of his crimes, hed probably still be alive. ODs doubled in four years in Colorado, precisely coinciding with the passage of HB 19-1263 which decriminalized possession 4 grams of Class I/II drugs. Well done, Democrats.

Cartels market rainbow fentanyl pills with flavors to mimic candy and target children. In Colorado, we have had kids OD in school at their desk, OD in their parents’ homes and “unhoused folks” OD in tents. Property crimes have soared and we have been repeatedly lied to about the severity of the data which move in lockstep – drugs and property crime. Can we hope for an end to this horror show? 

I am running for HD 49, which includes parts of Larimer, Boulder, Clear Creek, and Gilpin. It is a diverse area unified by concern for the state’s decline. People have been asked to endure many hardships during Covid lockdowns yet it revealed a great deal about our state; failing schools, unresponsive and unaccountable school boards, town councils and boards of health and state leaders. The data documenting the avalanche of catastrophes has been collected and ignored by Polis and the Democrat legislators at the capitol. We have been told not to believe our eyes – 1 in 5 children are obese and academic test scores have plunged.

The path forward is not more of the same but a rejection of more of the same. I will pass a Parents Bill of Rights, lock up repeat offenders including those carrying less than 4 grams of Class I/II drugs because it is not compassionate to tolerate overdoses and addiction. I will expose the Polis “fees” and renew support for legacy industries including oil and gas. Let’s go, Colorado.

Step Denver Colorado is THE Model

 

It was a beautiful night at the Gilpin Art Collective on September 16 and candidates were asked about their motive for running in the upcoming election. Mine was simple – HB 19-1263. The legislation which decriminalized, AKA legalized,  Schedule 1/2 drugs including heroin, meth, fentanyl and cocaine. This bill has done enormous damage in our state and I want it repealed. A doubling of overdose rates in Colorado in 4 years. 40% increase in fentanyl deaths in one year in Colorado. Yet the Progressives, including Phil Weiser, claim that this law has not increased drug use and homelessness and crime. Such astonishing denial.

Among the attendees last Friday was Peter Droege who was a key player in rebuilding Step 13, founded by Bob Cote,  now known as Step Denver. My question to folks in Colorado who share my alarm at the raging drug crisis – why are there not more Step Denvers? If indeed living on the streets and drug addiction are linked, who could deny this, why not a program which addresses both?

I can’t fathom the path forward for any addict without sobriety and recovery. Any public program which does not require recovery and sobriety will not work. I will say it again – without recovery and sobriety as the expected outcome, any other funds  spent supporting and continuing the addiction will be spent in vain.

Step Denver –

Our vision is simple: To help men find freedom from addiction. That’s why we’re working hard every day to serve more men throughout Colorado and beyond.

Why is not one Progressive on the City Council in Boulder or Jared Polis for that matter not singing the praises of Step Denver? Why is Step Denver not THE model for recovery and housing for people living on the streets?  What are we waiting for, Colorado?

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Baby Formula – Stolen, Contaminated, Gone….

If you thought the government has not made life quite hard enough for American families, we now learn that  mothers who rely on baby formula face the worst news of all – shortages, price hikes and rationing. But rest assured the shortage is not  the result of Biden’s FDA shutting down Abbott Labs in February with little to no evidence that it was the source of the cronobacter contamination associated with 4 consumer complaints. The shutdown by Abbott Labs was voluntary because the company had the decency to avoid causing infant fatalities. This is more than can be said of Jared Polis who signed the baby killing bill HD22 1279 and who seems very comfortable with infanticide. Rest assured – his children and Mayor Pete’s children will not go hungry but your baby might have to suffer.

What caused the shortage? It turns out  baby formula is a CRAVE product – Concealable, Removeable, Available, Valuable, Enjoyable and Disposable. It has been a desirable commodity to steal since as far back as 2012! But why the shortage now? Is baby formula another commodity being stolen into scarcity by the thieves roving in every grocery store I go into in Boulder? Is stealing baby formula, for which there is no ready substitute, another property crime we are supposed to tolerate?

Depopulating jails during Covid accelerated the rate and types of crime in all of Colorado. This is indisputable regardless of what the Democrats in the state capitol claim.  Grocery stores are routinely robbed by the hardcore transients operating outside the social safety net for the homeless in Boulder. I witness theft every time I am in a Safeway or a Walgreens. The employees are told specifically to not confront the thieves because 1. it is dangerous to confront a potentially high, armed person and 2. nothing will happen.  The state of Colorado, led by Polis and supported by Steve Fenberg, Leslie Herod and Judy Amabile, categorize property crimes as minor inconveniences, at best a misdemeanor and certainly  not a crime worthy of jail. The baby formula theft may be committed by organized crime syndicates, along with large scale theft of  very high end bicycles. Yet it is property crime and goes largely unpursued by law enforcement and minimally punished.  And while I understand that a triathlete in Boulder munching on bananas may be able to replace an insured stolen bike what are working mom’s with hungry infants supposed to do? I imagine even the most ardent pro choice devotes cringe at the thought of babies struggling with hunger, or “food insecurity” as the Democrats call starving. Where is the loud, angry voice of Elizabeth Warren when we need it most?

The Least Among Us…..

Sacred Heart of Mary Desecration

My Body My Choice? Killing Human Babies….

 

The least among us are no doubt the innocent and  vulnerable  unborn. Colorado, in advance of any formal ruling from SCOTUS, passed a most wicked bill depriving the least among us  of derivative rights as human babies. HB22 1279, referred to as The Reproductive Health Equity Act, passed without any amendments. Though the Republicans in the state assembly fought hard to defeat the bill it has been signed into law by Jared Polis. The same man who contrived to conceive his own two children by extraordinary means signed a bill stripping human babies of a right to life.  Shame, shame, shame.

As we hear the shrieks and howls from the Progressives in response to the leaked draft opinion  the mask slips yet further and more is revealed about the party of science. To the Left abortion is the Holy Grail of all rights and is literally one of the only beliefs sacred to them beyond the Mother Earth. The amazing ability to create, grow  and birth a baby is a disruption to equity for women according to Roe lovers. Such was this love of abortion the Justices contrived to see a Constitutional right to abortion though even a non legal scholar such as myself can see there is no such right. Not then and not now.

It is axiomatic for the Progressives that women, and men who think they are women, can only be equal in society if they have the right to kill a baby of any gestational age. Let us take them at their word and offer some advice on how to best proceed given the looming Constitutional collapse of Roe V. Wade. First – if the Progressives want abortion to be a right guaranteed by the Constitution pass an amendment enshrining this “right”. If amending is the Constitution is too challenging a task I suggest writing a federal law.  Progressives  concerned that some states will severely restrict abortion  access, should endeavor to pass a federal law that would apply in all fifty states. Take pen to paper and write down in great detail the fact that babies are clumps of cells, babies don’t feel pain, babies are economic burdens to hard working moms with three jobs,  that babies are an inconvenience to the mothers who want a career, babies are punishment for college girls enjoying hook up culture. And please describe in detail that it is legal to remove the limbs of an unborn full term baby to terminate her life while still in her mother’s womb.  The Progressives should show all of America how committed to science they are and how much they care about women.