John Ransom

Yesterday Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill that gives illegal aliens in-state college tuition as long as they can prove that they are residents of Colorado.

You don’t have to prove you’re a resident of the United States now, just a resident of Colorado, and you get an education subsidized by taxpayers on the federal, state and local level.

This follows a bunch of recent “reform” legislation, passed by the circus that they call the Colorado legislature, such as the legalization of marijuana, the restriction of the right to bear arms and proposals to get rid of the death penalty, to increase taxes, as well as to hand over your healthcare and the education of your kids to bureaucrats and unions.  

I don’t see how any of these “reforms”- proposed or enacted- could end up badly for Colorado residents or for residents of the United States.

Just the other day I was in an international airport in the United States and I overheard a man saying to his wife:

“Honey we should move someplace that encourages the sale of ganja and ALSO encourages illegal immigration by people who have honed the skills to cross borders by stealthy means. This would probably help little Johnny with his reading problems. And just think of how our property values will soar under such a scheme. The bonus is if we ever kill someone in a fit of rage, we’d never, ever end up on death row. Now if we could only allow those people who can smuggle themselves across the border to VOTE too, our happiness would be well assured. Hey; I know…Colorado!”

They don’t call it Colorful Colorado for nothing!

I can’t wait until people with cross-border smuggling skills start to spread out from Colorado, distributing marijuana across the United States.

With them, they’ll export proven liberal reform schemes like dope, domestic terrorism and voter fraud. 

Forward, Governor Hickenlooper!

Can’t wait for places like Chicago – a 14 hour drive from Denver with a full trunk of pot; Dallas- a 12 hour drive from Denver with a full trunk of pot; and Kansas City- a 9 hour drive from Denver with a full trunk of pot - to start buying Colorado dope. And pressure cookers.   

And don’t you worry USA: The Colorado legislature isn’t done, yet.

What a colorful crew they are.

As a way to permanently enshrine these reforms, Colorado liberals are now proposing to give not just an education, but also the vote to people who don’t even reside within the borders of the United States yet.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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