How did we get here? As a nation, a state, a community, how did we get here?
How did we lose so much of our humanity that we would by word and deed and law allow the profit of the few to trump the genuine needs of the many?
How did we get to the point where our President listens to an industry and apparently accepts their lies, their propaganda, or perhaps just doesn’t want to be crosswise with it and those with whom it has sway during an election year?
How did we get to the point where our Colorado legislature allows an industry to write legislation with the likely help of organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council? I ponder the word “exchange” in its name. In exchange for what?
How did we get to the point where our governor, elected to represent all of the people, runs interference against communities who DO want to protect the health, safety and welfare of their citizens?
How did we get to the point where our Attorney General in collusion with the oil and gas industry threatens legal action against communities who dare to seek to preserve our quality of life, paramount of which is our health? Do you know that the oil and gas industry has threatened to bankrupt communities who don’t fall in line? It will not surprise me when they try to do the same to Longmont, even in the face very tepid regulations.
How did we get to the point where members of our own city council value business above all else?
When did we lose our humanity?