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Letter to the Editor: Vote against evil

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013

To be or not to be stoned, that is the question! The Alamosa County Commissioners, our last bastion of hope in limiting the establishment of a marijuana clinic in Alamosa County at 5986 Budweiser Way, reflected their true characters by voting 3-0 to sanction the marijuana dispensary to set up shop.

The brave citizens of Alamosa County who voiced their opposition and stated solid evidence from the evil of illegal drug trafficking were rebutted by Darius Allen, Chairman, as uninformed on the law and attempted to justify his vote for the establishment of the “clinic” by stating he voted against the 2010 ballot initiative, but now votes to uphold the law as a show of support for democracy.

After absolving himself of any responsibility of the effects of legal distribution of illegal drugs (Federal Controlled Substances Act, Title 21, chapter 13, subchapter 1), Mr. Allen states he will support the drug clinic because it is the law, but he doesn’t believe in this in his heart. MY GOD MAN, what happened to your responsibility to your God and your grandchildren? Don’t you believe one day you will be asked to explain not only what you believe in your heart but also promoting drug use by voting to support it.

One cannot justify one’s public action by citing how he voted in private on the 2010 initiative. The decision to vote for the marijuana dispensary permit was a “done deal” well before the public was invited to voice their opinions at the show cause hearing Wednesday, March 13, 2013. I believe the commissioners’ purpose of this public meeting was to salve their own guilty consciences and justify their lack of courage in finding ways to remove this abomination further from the cultural center of the San Luis Valley.

Citizens of Alamosa, wake up to the fact that marijuana dispensaries in our neighborhood, between Petty John and Jonesville, will depreciate our social values, affect our children’s health, education and future working abilities. We as citizens of this beautiful Valley must attempt to right this terrible wrong. If we have the opportunity in the future to vote to have marijuana dispensaries in our county, I plead with you to vote your soul-felt conscience and vote against evil and to protect our community and God’s children.


Jim Robbins


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