Voters want a free and independent Wyoming

Submitted by David Keister
Posted 12/8/20

Dear Editor:

In response to “The voters have made it clear they prefer cutting government” dated Dec. 3: Great conservative title to a very liberal article!

The title sucked me in, …

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Voters want a free and independent Wyoming

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Dear Editor:

In response to “The voters have made it clear they prefer cutting government” dated Dec. 3: Great conservative title to a very liberal article!

The title sucked me in, but wow, was I surprised. I was expecting some insight to why the 70% conservative voters banded together to send a clear message that we want less government, and with it, less taxes and less control over our lives. The article stated the same in the first sentence but then proceeded with the liberal mantra of “guilt trip” and “control,” leading to liberal “political correctness.”

They seemed to be saying that the politicians want to take their ball and go home when it comes to key benefits to the state population. Cut things that we really want (to punish and guilt trip), and make it all sound like our (national) society is heading in a liberal direction, so why aren’t we? “Liberalism is the norm now, get on board, go along” is what I am hearing.

Here is what I believe is the reason why Wyoming voters voted the way they did in this last election:

We do not trust the liberal leaning politicians and department heads. An “R” beside their name does not mean what it used to (we miss you, Tim French). We do not want to be told by the government to wear a mask and have our services shut down; educate (yes, with honesty), but let us decide. We hate taxes, especially new taxes when these taxes are being used to control us. We hate unfair taxes, like the county excise tax on vehicle licenses; this is a discriminatory tax, not a fair distribution on equal road usage.

We are really going to hate a large jump in property taxes with all of the influx of buyers looking to live in a “free” Wyoming; be careful, county commissioners, we are watching. We hate the carefree decision making on capital projects like re-paving a road to nowhere that was already paved when half of the folks reading this article live on a dirt road. Over $14 million spent; think of how many of our never-paved side roads and streets could have been chip sealed! Probably a fair majority of them.

Wyoming is one of the last free states in the union. I am prouder of being a Wyomingite than I am of being an American. America seems to be selling its soul to socialism via liberalism. The pressure on our conservative leaders all throughout Wyoming to conform to government control is quickly increasing.

We voted the way we did in this last election because we do not trust the way our politicians are leading us. Wyomingites are free and independent. We need leaders and policies that promote that. We know how to help a neighbor; we know how to be responsible. We do not need government to tell us to be good people; we got it. We need government to stay out of our personal lives. Well done, Wyoming, for voting for less government.

Call, write or email our representatives and remind them why we voted for them — for a free and independent Wyoming. To keep an eye on our representatives and let them know how you feel, here is the list of websites to reach our county, state, and federal representatives:

Park County Commissioners: http://parkcounty.us

Wyoming State Legislators: http://wyoleg.gov

Wyoming Governor: http://governor.wyo.gov

U.S. Senators and Congresswomen: http://congress.gov

David Keister

Powell

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