Imagine my disappointment when I read the article announcing Gov. Ritter's intent to seek re-election (Herald, June 6). I was hoping to find something about Ritter's support for Jessica's Law legislation, and failed. Colorado is one of only a handful of states that do not have Jessica Law-type legislation designed to protect our children through enhanced penalties for child sexual abuse. By any reasonable measure, Colorado laws regarding such crimes are utterly inadequate and out of touch with contemporary national standards.
Ritter's announcement contained the expected GOP-bashing and the usual fluff about alternative energy, but nothing about protecting our children. Why? I don't know. We need to ask Ritter. What does he know about such legislation that more than 40 other governors don't?
Tom Lorenzen, Durango