Can Bikes and Transit Lead to U.N. Control of our Cities?

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes thinks so. He's telling voters that Mayor John Hickenlooper of Denver's sustainability initiatives aren't as harmless as you'd think. "That's exactly the attitude they want you to have," says Maes.

"This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms," Maes told Denver Post reporter Jennifer Brown.

"These aren't just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to," he continued.

Maes is referring to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an international association that promotes sustainable development, of which Denver is a member.

Thanks to Jeanette Lostracco

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Worrying only if anyone believes him

I am from Canada and have no idea who this Maes is, but having read the article I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. I'll laugh if I can be certain that no one will take what he says seriously or vote for him. However, presumably he wouldn't say it unless he thought it could gain him some votes, so I'm a little worried that some people will believe him. Can someone put my mind at rest and tell me he's a fringe candidate who stands no chance?

Tim Barton
www.planningpicture.com

Not worrying.

Can someone put my mind at rest and tell me he's a fringe candidate who stands no chance?

In a sane world, the rise of the "Tea Party" would be met by chuckles, and politicians would eat them for lunch.

Sadly, identity politics of fear are at work, and several political races in this country have allowed the fringe to set the tone and dialog, similar to other periods of our past where Democrats controlled the government (and exacerbated by the economy and President's birth heritage).

Fortunately, in the article, none of the opponents of the front runner stand a chance, as one is a plagiarizer, one wanted to bomb Muslim holy sites as a deterrent, and the other thinks the UN is taking over our country by using shared bicycles. An 18 year old rookie politician could win this race.

Best,

D

Irvin Dawid's picture
Correspondent

And Dan Maes wins Repub. Gubernatorial Primary in CO

with 51% of the vote, setting the stage for a contest with DEN Mayor John Hickenlooper
Irvin Dawid, Palo Alto, CA

Colo Guv.

setting the stage for a contest with DEN Mayor John Hickenlooper

No, that's no contest. There is little need for Hick to worry. The only reason there's a chance that he'll get under 65% of the vote is the Faux "News" crowd who will vote against anything Dem.

Best,

D

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