Two Sides Of Colorado Constitution Summary

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This is a great fast past interpretation of the Colorado Constitution. This chapter in the book “The Constitutionalism of America States,” is a good representation of how and why the Colorado constitution was formed. Dr. Vicki Bollenbacher, the author of this chapter “two Sides of Colorado, Amplified through Constitutional Redesign,” goes into some detail about the history as well as the ins and outs of the Colorado Constitution. The thesis for this chapter to me would have to be the very first sentence in the chapter “Colorado’s political history and its people’s far predate its establishment as the thirty-eighth state in 1876.” The
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The questions was weather on not to include God in any of the documentation. The conservatives’ one this battle as the constitution preamble now states; “We the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the supreme Ruler of the Universe…” While the Colorado preamble includes this reference the US constitution does not reference God or anything of the sort anywhere in the document. Adding this to the Colorado preamble though opened up Colorado to be more freely excepting of religious people and …show more content…
“Colorado seemed to understand from the beginning that its forests should be preserved for the benefit of the public.” Most states use this fund for education, but Colorado realized that having this state look beautiful would attract more visitors, in turn producing more income for the state. This has proven to be not so successful with the funding not going to education. With the coming of the TABOR amendment it leaves it up to the tax papers to increase state spending any department, this includes education. While the TABOR amendment was put into place to help control the government it has made Colorado go into a recessions. This has caused many budgets of education departments to go into crisis mode, and continue to see major cuts. So much so that “according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, the state of Colorado dropped to forty-eighth in the state funding for higher

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