We could see it coming! The Montrose City Council recently voted to put a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana. Surprise! We live in a time when voter's rights are subject to approval of elitists who know what's better for us than we know for ourselves.
Parents tell their children to vote, that their vote counts, then they thwart the process when what's voted for doesn't conform to their likes and dislikes. Explain that to your children. And like the federal government who can run roughshod over the public in the name of national security, local governments like the Boards of County Commissioners and City Councils throw the blanket of public safety over their likes and dislikes.
The recent building of the Verizon Tower on Log Hill against the wishes of the residents there is a perfect example. And now marijuana. We don't have to decide whether or not marijuana should be legal or not we've already done that. The bigger issue is – do we live in a democracy or an aristocracy?
– John Reilly, Ridgway