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We’ve been here before

Dear Editor:Didn’t we fight a war over government with representation? I’m pretty sure we did. Yeah … yeah … the Revolutionary War. That was it.Now here we are in Eagle County, 230 years later, still battling for representation on the county commission.But we don’t have to fight a war or risk being hanged as traitors. We only have to mail in our ballots with a positive vote for home rule.The Preamble to the Home Rule Charter for Eagle County reads as follows: “We, the people of Eagle County, Colorado, in order to avail ourselves of self-determination in County affairs to the fullest extent permissible under the constitution and laws of the State of Colorado, to provide a less complicated government more responsive to the people, to provide for greater cooperation with all governmental entities, and too provide a more efficient and effective County government, do hereby ordain, establish and adopt this Home Rule Charter for Eagle County, Colorado.”Sound familiar? And you don’t have to wear an itchy uniform or kill anybody to achieve it. Just get your ballot returned to the Eagle County building in El Jebel by May 1.Brenda SternBasalt

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