Lummis would take the U.S. backwards

Submitted by Phil Anthony
Posted 7/16/19

Dear Editor:

Like a bad penny, Cynthia Lummis returns to the public sphere, announcing her candidacy for U.S. Senate.

In an apparent attempt to capture the steam-punk vote, she’s running …

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Lummis would take the U.S. backwards

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Dear Editor:

Like a bad penny, Cynthia Lummis returns to the public sphere, announcing her candidacy for U.S. Senate.

In an apparent attempt to capture the steam-punk vote, she’s running on a platform of propping up a failing extraction industry, building an archaic barrier along our country’s southern border and opposition to any sort of climate legislation. (As I write this Maui is burning and Wyoming firefighters have been deployed to Canada.)

Ignoring the contradictory nature of her professed support for the First Amendment alongside her admiration of a president who continues a multi-pronged attack on that provision of our Constitution, I look forward to Wyoming’s return to the glory days of steam locomotives, 20-mule teams, and internment camps.

Ms. Lummis anticipates a primary challenge to the senate seat from current representative Liz Cheney. It seems to me the only appropriate way to resolve the decision is an old-fashioned one: a face-off on Main Street at high noon.

Phil Anthony

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