Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, is about as far left as politicians come.
The Democrat has pursued gun control. He’s wants to raise taxes. He’s threatening to disenfranchise Colorado voters with his National Popular Vote agenda. And he’s repeatedly appealed to the politically correct culture by boasting of his homosexuality and pursuing the LGBT agenda.
In fact, he uses the state website to promote his same-sex marriage partner, Marlon Reis, “a “freelance writer, an animal welfare advocate, a father, and the first First Gentleman of Colorado.”
The website says Reis “has dedicated his life to serving his community and championing local LGBTQ+ organizations.”
Colorado was the state rebuked by the U.S. Supreme Court for its “hostility” to Christianity in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
And one state resident, a high-school student, found it too much, confronting him at a meet-and-greet session in Fort Morgan last Friday.
BizPacReview reported Ky Chapman, 18, “rose to speak and delivered a long list of policy decisions by Polis that he opposed, telling the governor that the people of the state were not happy with him and were ‘dumbstruck about what you’ve done.'”
Chapman told the governor he was unhappy with Polis’ efforts to change the law and award Colorado’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who has the most votes nationwide.
Chapman said it was “extremely disgusting that this bill was passed without a vote from us Colorado citizens.”
He explained to Polis, a former member of Congress, that the Electoral College “was created to protect our state’s voice compared to states like California and New York, and news flash: we have different values from them.”
“Our voice is wiped out by their massive populations, and it is extremely, extremely ironic that we didn’t even get a chance to vote on this but instead was forced down our throat,” he said.
Then there was a “red flag bill,” which allows judges to order the confiscation of guns from innocent owners because of someone’s suspicion that they could do harm.
Chapman informed the governor that 48 of 63 counties and sheriffs in the state opposed the gun-control measure.
“Why should someone with a previous or current relationship to me be able to call the sheriff’s office and tell them that they can come take my guns?” he asked. “This has already turned deadly in Maryland and I can guarantee you it will become deadly in Colorado. This will hurt law-abiding citizens and put both the public and officers in danger. There is no way that this bill is going to make Colorado safer.”
And then there was the “oil and gas bill.”
Before his election, Polis personally was affronted by oil and gas development near his private home when a drilling rig appeared in a nearby field several years ago, and he threatened to sue.
He withdrew his threat when a measure restricting such development was put on the ballot, but voters resoundingly rejected it. The legislature, now majority Democrat, and Polis then worked to overturn the voters during the current session.
Chapman explained to the multi-millionaire career politician, “Now this bill has another layer of red tape getting permits and certifications as well as getting local counties and communities chances to regulate the industry however the hell they want.”
He pointed out the governor’s agenda directly conflicted with the voters’ decision.
“You punched Coloradans directly in the nose after we chose a different path last fall,” he said.
The student said: “Time after time you’ve attacked each industry in this state, and all while doing so you say you want to be a governor for all. Yet all we’ve seen you do is be a governor for Boulder.”
Others at the meeting repeatedly interrupted the student with cheers and applause.
BPR noted the “far-left governor” gave “a generalized response.”
The local Fort Morgan Times reported county residents met the governor with “Recall Polis” signs.
The newspaper said other residents accused Polis of overturning their vote against the oil and gas regulations.