Imagine a governor in Colorado with traditional American values who recognizes and celebrates the achievements and potential of Coloradans from every county, every generation, and every walk of life. A governor who appreciates the fact that Colorado’s rich Western heritage and values are the cornerstones of what makes this state exceptional. A governor who understands that when small businesses flourish, people and communities prosper. A governor who embraces innovative, bipartisan solutions to the issues challenging our state, staying true to Colorado’s past while looking forward to the future.
I believe that together we can make Colorado a state in which life is better, richer and fuller for all Coloradans, where opportunity abounds and personal responsibility and achievement are rewarded.
When I ran for governor in 2018, one of my greatest concerns was that if the Republican Party did not win the Governor’s seat, Colorado would become “California’s ugly twin sister” and that is exactly what is happening. Governor Polis is slowly chipping away at our freedoms and forcing his agenda – the same agenda that is ruining California – onto the citizens of Colorado. I believe that all Coloradans would agree that we do not want our state to lose its unique identity and fall into the trap of the California mindset.
In only eight short months, Governor Polis has signed into law multiple bills that are very similar, if not identical, to those in California.
SB 042 – The National Popular Vote interstate compact will effectively give Colorado’s Electoral College votes to California and New York.
HB 1177 – We must recognize the threat of mental illness or criminal intent when it comes to gun violence, but the Red Flag Bill is not the answer. It violates the constitutional rights of a person who hasn’t committed any crime by ordering law enforcement to confiscate their firearms without due process simply based on another person’s belief or claim that they are a danger to themselves or others. The issue of gun violence is too important to get wrong.
HB 1124 – The Sanctuary State law forbids law enforcement who are holding an undocumented immigrant in their custody from informing ICE.
HB 1032 – The Sex Ed Bill is nothing less than a direct attack on parental rights. It is the parent’s right, not the government’s, to make decisions regarding their children’s education. It is the parent’s right, not the government’s, to raise their children with the values they believe are in their children’s best interest.