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What the Election Won't Settle

Pete702 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:02 AM
The government has nothing to do with drilling for oil, obtaining it from oil shale, or putting the Keywtone pipeline in. The government does not fund these things, free enterprise does. If they get the fuel from government land, the government collects royalties. If they get it from private land, the land owner collects royalties. In any case the government is not out one thin dime for the work. If the oil companies think they can make money going after this oil, it is on them, not the gov't
I'm reminding all my friends here in Denver not to believe their vote is worthless. Our swing state’s nine electoral votes could hand the presidency to Romney or Obama -- and the Colorado outcome in 2012 could turn on a few hundred ballots, much like the Florida outcome in 2000.

Historians point out that within months of achieving statehood in 1876, Colorado with its measly three electoral tipped the presidential election for Rutherford B. Hayes. Yet the dominant issue of that era, equal rights for former black slaves, wasn’t settled by the election. It troubled the American conscience for almost...