Pot in the Bible
One important reason Vail Trail readers should vote Yes on Amendment 44, legalizing cannabis (kaneh bosm/marijuana) for adults that doesn’t get mentioned is because it is Biblically correct since Christ, God Our Father, indicates He created all the seed-bearing plants saying they are all good, on literally the very first page (see Genesis 1:11-12 and 29-30). The only Biblical restriction place on cannabis is that it be accepted with thankfulness (see 1 Timothy 4:1-5).
It’s time to stop caging humans for using what God says it good.
Stan White, Dillon
I am an avid reader of The Trail and always curious on what Linda Boyne has to say each week. After reading her column today “Raising good men in a troubled world” I was impressed (and shocked) by her honesty. My guard was down for this one as I was expecting to read how her life experiences in this small valley have been comically twisted for my reading pleasure. I love seeing that our favorite “soccer mom” gets pissed. How can our children be taught to look for the good in people when the parents (and teachers) are constantly living their lives in terror? Consider for a moment the definition of the word: “A pronounced state of fear, an overwhelming sense of imminent danger. It is often characterized by a lack of knowing what to do next.” Now consider the definition of the word “school”: “Is an institution where students learn from teachers.” Linda, I think the reason why you are so angry is that the “troubled world” you describe has found its way to Vail. Your boys are being taught to live in terror, learning to fear everyone and everything. Wake up people! Do you really think we need to go this extreme and lock down our schools in response to these shootings? What are the chances of it happening here? If I think about it, I have a better chance of getting killed by a frozen block of urine falling out of the clouds than I do getting sick from eating spinach. If this is the case, then why can’t I find any?
I am writing this letter in support of Dan Gibbs for State Representative. During the last several weeks I have become involved in the Gibbs campaign and getting to know more about Dan, his concerns and reason for seeking office. I have been impressed with his genuine interest and understanding of what it takes to make our lifestyle and environment sustainable now and in the future. I think that Dan’s concerns and work will focus on all Eagle County citizen’s lives such as water, pine beetle problems, transportation, education and health care. This is the big reason I got involved in the campaign. I have lived in Eagle County since 1989 and have been recreating, working and raising a family during that time. I also have been recreating in the other areas of his district (Summit and Lake County since 1973 and he seems to know his whole district thoroughly). I was pleased to know that he is already involved in some of the issues that concern Eagle County and knows many members of our community already. He has a strong work ethic, which I discovered through canvassing with Dan and members of his campaign staff, and seems to really listen and want to hear what people say. I think Dan has a knowledge and understanding of what it takes to bring groups of all sizes together to get the job done, which takes knowledge of the subject and good interpersonal skills. I find that Dan would be a person who is easily reached, responds in a timely and knowledgable manner and is very organized. Dan is a person who will work hard to keep Eagle County on track with balancing the many elements it takes to make a community successful and healthy.
Michelle Hall, Vail
I am saddened and outraged to hear on the radio negative ads against Referendum 1A, paid for by a law firm out of Denver. Using scare tactics and untrue statements they are attempting to tell us that we shouldn’t spend as little as 95 cents per week to help the children of our community. Why would a Denver law firm be interested in telling our community how to spend a few dollars? I have to conclude that they were hired by someone local who is ashamed to be bashing an initiative that would do so much good for our children, so they need to hide their identity. As an early childhood educator I understand the good that 1A can to do. I know firsthand the benefits qualified childcare providers can have on children’s early experiences. As a parent of two children I know how difficult it can be to raise children here in our valley without the support of a parent resource center. For such a minimal investment from our taxpayers of less than 95 cents per week, 1A can do a lot of good for our children. I resent an outside law firm intruding into our community to tell us what to do. Look at your neighbors, your children’s teachers, their doctors and other supporters of 1A and see the good they are trying to accomplish with the passing of 1A. Listen to your heart, and do what is right for children and families, vote yes on 1A.
Jeanne McQueeney, Early Childhood Partners