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Guest column Wyoming’s Politburo

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013



Wyoming citizen

During each legislative session there are bills offered up by our elected representatives that make me scratch my head. I tend to evaluate each individually as I am sure most readers do, too.

This time around I found a rather repulsive trend when looking collectively across this session’s various offerings sponsored and supported by some of our legislators.

SF104 seeks to remove the voters’ voice from the selection of the Head of the Department of Education leaving the people’s choice for Superintendant a powerless figurehead. This bill was fast-tracked in a manner not seen in years in spite of the massive amount of people expressing their opposition to it. Even though they claim there was nothing done against the “rules” in order to get DF104 passed they did a lot of underhanded pushing and manipulating to get it done. There were several people who received emails from their elected representatives in the legislature telling them that basically the people were too dumb to elect the right person to the position of Superintendant of Education.

SF108 would gut the primary voting process and have county party chairmen appoint precinct committee people instead of the voters in each precinct electing their majority choice to represent them.

HB200 would limit one’s ability to protect themselves in various government offices and buildings.

Meanwhile several bills that do fit in with the Wyoming way of life and values are being held up by the House Speaker, Tom Lubnau.

The only rational conclusion that can be drawn from an examination of these proposed pieces of legislation is that our elected representatives do not trust the people of Wyoming to make their own choices or to individually exercise their own freedoms. Perhaps they are right, since it was the collective “we” that elected these arrogant elitists to office whom we now must return to the private sector as soon as legally possible. Taking power away from the voters and concentrating that power within government does not fit the description of a constitutional republic. In fact it sounds more like the actions of the former soviet politburo to this voter. How about you?

Let the ruling class know what you think by calling (307) 777-7224 or navigate to: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/lsoweb/LegInfo.aspx. and find the names of your Representative and Senator and send them your thoughts.

For the complete article see the 02-01-2013 issue.

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