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Letter: Can’t mess with church construction

All right, lets put federal government on the table to stop Aspen City Hall and all its cronies, the “no” petitioners, from messing with St. Mary Catholic Church’s new construction plan.

There is the Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 to be enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice:

“The land use provisions…protect individuals, houses of worship, and other religious institutions from discrimination in zoning and landmarking laws … The (U.S.) Depart of Justice can investigate RLUIPA violations and bring a lawsuit to enforce the statue. The (U.S.) Department can obtain injunctive, but no monetary, relief. Individuals, houses of worship, and other religious institutions can also bring a lawsuit in federal or state court to enforce RLUIPA.”

Go on and make your move against St. Mary Catholic Church in Aspen. Aspen City Hall and you petition vampires won’t win!

Furthermore, a while ago, I sent substantial information on this subject to St. Mary Catholic Church, Aspen City Council members, construction-industry-related firms and many houses of worship from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. In fact, the newspaper folks receive the same data from me.

Also, remember St. Mary Catholic Church can be delisted from historic preservation lists if you’re not a bunch of yahoos thinking you’re Don Quixotes chasing windmills for renewable energy. If you know what I know about the U.S. electrical power grid, you’d stop the con game on folks!

How many houses of worship and their congregations in the Roaring Fork Valley will pray, sing and say, “Amen, Emzy Veazy III”? Oh yeah, is anybody out there grateful to me? Amen.

Emzy Veazy III

Burbank, California, and Aspen