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What freedom feels like

Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

Webster says "freedom" is the state or quality of being free. A cowboy knows what freedom feels like when he's on the circle in a "gather' or just prowlin' the country looking for any problems that he might come across as he rides.

A biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of the car window and he (she) knows the freedom of the open road and all that power underneath you. Anyone who lives in the country and has those values that most of us country folks share like honesty, being fair and friendly to our neighbors and appreciating all that rural life has to offer up cherishes our freedom.

Gentle readers, you have your opinion and I have mine and this paper is neutral when it comes to this type of article. I firmly believe that we are losing a tid bit of freedom here and a tid bit of freedom over there and most of us have begun to realize that it is going to reach a tipping point before to long.

Our government, be it national or state and sometimes even regional, has forgotten that they "work for us"!!!

We have entrusted them to represent us in a manner that is foremost ethical, honorable and trustworthy. It ain't happening to much of the time. I'm tired of hearing about those that feel the need to whine because they didn't have this or didn't have that while they were growing up.

By dangitt, this is America. It's about having the freedoms to pick and choose what you want to do and how you want to go about it when it comes to making a contribution to this country, to your family and to yourself. I don't owe you crap!

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If it's not the scandal with the IRS (wonder if I'll get the audit next year?), it's Libya and our ambassador and crew lost to violence and will we ever get a straight answer to who really fumbled the ball or who just didn't really care? I doubt it.

Fast and furious! That slid by us by executive order. What kind of b.s. is that? Several counties in eastern Colorado what to secede from the state and form their own new state because our state government seems to only want to satisfy a certain heavily populated area of the state and to heck with rural folks.

You know those folks that provide the food that we eat on the land that they live and work. It's out of sync. It's not working. We can do better. I don't blame eastern Colorado for wanting to get completely away from all this "we'll do what we dang well please" type of government.

I admire those thoughtful and caring sheriffs in Colorado (I believe 52 out of 56) that are suing the state government on the recent passage of those stupid, unenforceable gun laws!! God bless you all for your courage to honor our constitution. It's up to us to make our concerns known. I just did.

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I'll c. y'all, all y'all! ❖