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The petition delivered Monday by the Tea Party of Southern Colorado to the offices of U.S. Rep. John Salazar and U.S. Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet was a garbled screed signed by nearly 300 people. In the section reprinted by the Pueblo Chieftain, the petition warns of future "enslavement" and "forced submission" and "dictatorial bureaucracy." There are a few commas but there isn't a period to be found in any of that bit. The signatories are seeking to encourage their lawmakers to oppose health reform legislation, but 66-year-old Jerry Denney, the author of the petition, says it's not about health care; it's about socialism. "This health care bill isn't about health care. It's about the destruction of the constitutional republic we've lived in for the past 200 or so years."