en Vox Pop <p> <strong>Health service district&nbsp;</strong><strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">would be a boon to county</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> <em>&ldquo;Inequality is not inevitable:&nbsp;It is a choice we make&nbsp;with the rules we create to structure our economy.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>&mdash; Joseph Stiglitz</em></p> Trump’s tactics won’t work for a president <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>&ldquo;They were careless people, Tom and Daisy &mdash; they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>&mdash; &ldquo;The Great Gatsby&rdquo; by F. Scott Fitzgeral</em>d</p> Vox <p> <strong>Brown should be retained as district attorney</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> I do not live in the 5th Judicial District but in Grand County, which is in the 14th Judicial District. Here is real information that every voter in the 5th Judicial District needs to know about your current district attorney, Bruce Brown.</p> Thumbs up for health service district, others <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Over the past two weeks, I have given my take on several ballot initiatives. My goal has been to encourage you to do your homework to make informed decisions. Solid arguments certainly can be made pro and con on each. Your blue book, which can serve as a starting partial guide, should be in hand.</p> <p> I conclude the series by looking at three others: Amendment 70 (state minimum wage), Proposition 106 (medical aid in dying), and for a swath of Clear Creek, the health service district.</p> Vox <p> <strong>Proposed health service district doesn&rsquo;t make sense</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> We voters in Clear Creek County have several important decisions to make as we cast our ballots this year. We not only elect national, state, county and municipal candidates, we vote on nine state measures (six constitutional amendments and three propositions) as well as several county initiatives.</p> A look at some state ballot initiatives <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In any game, the rules are more critical than the game itself. For if the rules are stacked against one team or player or flagrantly flauted, the outcome will be guaranteed. That holds true for our governance. Ultimately only the power of the people to vote stands between a republic and an oligarchy or dictatorship.</p> Vox <p> <strong>Support Carey for district attorney</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> ColoradoCare has more pros than cons <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> When soliciting signatures for ColoradoCare, now Amendment 69, I would remind people that signing the petition did not require them to support it if on the ballot. My goal was to move a health care plan to the public forum to debate its pros and cons.</p>