Debate between House District 1 incumbent Susan Lontine, and House District 1 candidate Samantha Koch
September 22, 2020
Protecting Preventive Health Care Coverage
The title of this bill is deceptive, because what it's protecting is the left's continued invasion of parental rights.
This legislation gives medical authority of "Family Planning Services" to diagnose and treat STD's, and provide abortions to minors without parental consent, or knowledge.
STD treatments and abortion would be added to the list of services to be covered by insurance, mandating that you and I pay for services provided by Planned Parenthood through our own, private plans, forcing our premiums to go up.
This is a back door bill to get around the nationwide efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, and provide a way around their limited access to Title X funds.
Goodbye to women's sports.
The Colorado Democrats, and leftists everywhere apparently, don't want to hear your "hateful" appeals to protect the athletic dreams of biological girls and women. So, now we have men's and .... men's sports.
These women are incredible athletes, who would otherwise be the best in the world within their category - which they absolutely deserve. They are who our young girls in sports look up to.
Let's keep fighting for them.
Equality and Fairness in Youth Sports Act
JUNE 7th RALLY
School Entry Immunization
Opposition to this bill is not from an anti-vax movement. Whether you're anti-vax, pro-vax, delayed-vax, partial-vax - the point is that as a parent, it's YOUR right to decide about something being injected into your child's body.
First, I understand the position of wanting to prevent a potential outbreak from un-vaccinated children, and as someone who currently vaccinates my own children, I used to be pretty set in stone on that position. However, what this comes down to is rights, choice and freedom. If and when I vaccinate my children I want to know I'm doing it because we choose to - not because it's a law. And I want that same freedom for all families.
What the Coronavirus pandemic has exposed - is that there is no line that our leftist government officials won't cross in the name of "public health" - and that now includes with your children.
- They've also recently demonstrated that they are willing to use the safety of your children as pawns in furthering their leftist objectives in reform of our country - now trying to remove police from our schools.
- They can now hold your children's right to an education hostage until you jump through all of their hoops to exercise the right to your own medical freedom.
Secondly, when Bill Gates is behind the a vaccine it's time to raise some eyebrows. He funded projects to have vaccines tested on kids in Africa, using them as guinea pigs. And what we also need to remember is - he's also a computer innovation expert. Vaccinations are a business investment for him - so his interest is in selling vaccines - not in whether or not they're actually effective, tested properly, or safe.
To reiterate - this issue is not about being pro or anti-vax - it's the power these bills give to several entities that are not elected, placing that many more obstacles in your way, to make it that much more difficult for you to make decisions for your children that are your right to make!
This bill asks you to be in favor of a standardized form that no one has seen, to agree to whatever future adjustments they make to vaccine requirements, and to accept any changes they make as to what constitutes an acceptable or unacceptable exemption - and do you think that any changes they make will be in favor of parental rights or medical freedom? Absolutely not.
This is about so much more than just whether or not you choose to vaccinate. It's time to wake up.
HB20-1153 – Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act
The short version – this bill would unionize state employees, giving the power of negotiation to a Governor-appointed designee (an unelected official, that we have no say in, and no idea what their agenda is), to bargain terms on behalf of the wellbeing of the citizens of Colorado. And to make it even more alarming - this bill allows negotiations to happen behind closed doors, where even the press is not allowed to report on it.
Republicans offered many amendments to this bill, and the Democrats rejected Every. Single. One.
- Amendments that were presented involved creating transparency between the government and the public about negotiations, and prohibiting tax dollars from being used in elections.
----- In detail: This bill, as a goal of fully unionizing State employees, would put massive power in government hands to use our tax dollars as the bargaining tool for wages, hours and spending behind closed doors, making it possible for taxpayer money to be spent without our consent on what it’s going to.
Democratic unions are a way for government to pay their employees higher wages, ignore performance, and make demands – holding their productivity hostage until demands are met. They fight for higher taxes so that they have a greater pot to haggle from, which they can use to accommodate union-friendly politicians, and spread the money around in local elections as well. They are also able to secure retirement benefits that far exceed the benefits that private sector employees receive, and implement wages beyond a reasonable pay grade, putting taxpayers on the hook for the cost. Government unionization also encourages our officials to appease the requests of special interest groups over the will of the voters.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, from 1989 to 2004, the AFSCME (the country’s largest public union) gave nearly $40 Million to candidates in federal elections, 98.5% of which went to Democrats.
Colorado citizens, this is dangerous legislation for our state. While Democrats want to tell you that they are really looking out for the collective wellbeing of the people, they will ALWAYS fight for big government, and less control in your hands. And passing this legislation would virtually force us to concede to demands, whether we agree with them or not, in exchange for public service, and enable government to work against us in our own elections.
Does this align with Colorado values?
CURRENT IN COLOARDO
Our children are not yours to raise.
Parents have the leading role of teaching moral principles, providing for children's physical and emotional needs, creating a strong foundation of trust and care, and being the main support of guiding their children through the crucial, developmental years into healthy adulthood.
Schools are for teaching academics, developing healthy peer interaction, and setting a solid path for moving into higher education and/or careers.
Government needs to stop trying impose as the role of parent and educator, and stick to their jobs in public service - protecting our freedom, promoting economy-friendly legislation, and keeping our citizens safe.
“The numbers are in. The science is in. This newly released analysis shows that the taxpayers have wasted over a billion dollars over the past 10 years funding failed programs. Hopefully this study will help convince Congress that it’s time to pull the funding.”