Dear Editor:

A big thank you to all who signed the Archuleta County Ballot Petitions. We turned these in on Nov. 26, and we are delighted to say that we obtained enough signatures for all 11 of these to go to the next step. There will be a commissioner meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 1:30 p.m. We would like to pack the place to show support for all we’ve accomplished so far. If eventually passed by the commissioners, this will make Archuleta County one of the freest, if not the freest, counties in the entire republic. These initiatives reinstate the principles of freedom as our Founding Fathers envisioned it and as codified in the Constitution of the United States of America. The constant hacking away of the Constitution has left it hanging by a thread, so it was decided by a group called the Archuleta County Guard that strong measures must be taken to protect us all, and to reinstate the principles of freedom through these petitions, which gathered a total of 6,105 signatures. Among the 11 petitions, two eliminate the infringements of gun rights, one sets up a common law court, thus reinstating the 7th amendment of the Bill of Rights. Another sets up the Grand Jury, and another creates a credit union for Archuleta County, which will help us all in providing funding for the projects we all know need completing. All 11 petitions can be seen at According to Colorado Statutes (30-11-103.5), the county is bound by statutes to receive referendums by the Sovereign People of the county. The county commissioners can vote to make them law if they chose, but if not, then they have between 60 and 150 days to place them on a special ballot for the people to decide (CRS 31-11-104). There will be a learning curve in all this because we are blazing a new trail here. This is an historic process and will certainly spread to other Colorado counties and other states as many are watching what we are doing here. Let’s move on to more change we can truly believe in.

Dennis Spencer

This story was posted on December 12, 2013.