http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en The country that we have become http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/country-we-have-become <p> &ldquo;How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my own, and with such force that it moves me to action?&rdquo;</p> <p> &mdash; Arthur Schopenhauer, &ldquo;On the Basis of Morality&rdquo;</p> Vox http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/vox-232 <p> <strong>When will the county get it about Henderson?</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> I am not surprised that Henderson Mine officials are saying &ldquo;no&rdquo; to being taxed for most of a new $4.65 million health clinic. They have given generously in the past, such as the rec center renovation. But it is common sense: If Henderson was enjoying enough of a profit to be generous, then why would it be preparing to shut down here?</p> Clinton knows meaning of perseverance http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clinton-knows-meaning-perseverance <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fabyanic-jerry_39.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> I had my &ldquo;aha&rdquo; moment last week with regard to the success of Hillary Clinton&rsquo;s campaign. It came by way of Ezra Klein&rsquo;s online piece on Vox. In it Klein posits a clarifying distinction between the Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns.</p> <p> &ldquo;Clinton employed a less masculine strategy to win. She won the Democratic primary by spending years slowly, assiduously, building relationships with the entire Democratic Party.&rdquo;</p> Vox http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/vox-231 <p> <strong>Protect Clear Creek&rsquo;s wilderness</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> This coming July would have marked the 10th anniversary of my time on the mountain &mdash; lots and lots of time on that mountain near Idaho Springs. But that time expired just a year shy of this landmark. And then, I returned to &ldquo;civilization,&rdquo; Denver style. That in of itself has been quite a process. With a little help from my friends, I&rsquo;ve mastered the salad fork again.</p> We must strive — and accept consequences http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/we-must-strive-%E2%80%94-and-accept-consequences <p> <em>&ldquo;Ah, but a man&rsquo;s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what&rsquo;s a heaven for?&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>&mdash; Robert Browning</em></p> <p> I am feeling a bit better about American society not going totally off the rails when it comes to personal responsibility. The Colorado Supreme Court was unequivocal in its skier responsibility decision, ruling 5-2 that when skiers, boarders, and other such adventurers venture from the beaten path, or in this case the defined trail, he/she assumes the risk. Even to the point of death.</p> This is Clear Creek’s moment to shine http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek%E2%80%99s-moment-shine <p> During my May 23 KYGT show, District Attorney Bruce Brown discussed an initiative he calls Vets Connect. The program is for vets caught up in the court system of the Fifth Judicial District for one reason or another.</p> <p> Shortly after going off air, a listener called and asked to talk to Brown. Long story short, the connection was exactly what the new program is intended. Had not Brown come on the radio and had not the gentleman been listening, something good probably would not have happened.</p> Today’s politics really about emotion http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/today%E2%80%99s-politics-really-about-emotion <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fabyanic-jerry_38.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Let&rsquo;s begin by positing two premises. First, America is No. 1 on the global stage. America is a superpower militarily and economically, and remains solidly the petri dish of innovation. America also remains the aspiration of freedom-seeking people and model for other nations desiring to build their own free states.</p> Vox http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/vox-230 <p> <strong>Questioning the county commissioners&rsquo; </strong></p> <p> <strong>fiscal management strategies</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> In early 2014, notice was given that the Henderson Mine would be closing within the next 10 years.&nbsp;Such knowledge is important to Clear Creek County because the mine pays $24 million annually in taxes to the county.</p>