February 26, 2013

Heh - speaking truth to power - the State of Wyoming

From The Blaze:
�By All Means, Leave�: The Amazingly Blunt Response One State Rep. Gave a Citizen Who Wrote Him Opposing Concealed Carry in Schools
Get out of here.

That was one Wyoming state representative�s message to a resident who contacted him recently stating her opposition to a bill that would have allowed people with concealed carry permits to carry guns in public schools, colleges and sporting events.

Rev. Audette Fulbright had emailed all state legislators, including Republican Rep. Hans Hunt, earlier this month to say she and her husband had just moved to Wyoming and were �seriously reconsidering� their decision amid the proposed expansion of gun laws.

�Ample evidence has shown that schools and guns do not mix, and in particular, guns in the hands of amateurs/non-professionals is extremely dangerous, especially in any highly-charged situation,� Fulbright wrote. �To expose our children to greater risk in their schools by encouraging more guns on campuses is something that we cannot allow.�

Fulbright also said she was concerned about �the profoundly serious dangers of fracking� and said the question of whether to leave was �wrenching to all of us.�

�I know of other new-to-Wyoming families in similar contemplation. Your choices matter. It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking,� she wrote.

Hunt�s response? �By all means, leave.�

�I�ll be blunt,� he wrote back. �If you don�t like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We, who have been here a very long time (I am proudly 4th generation) are quite proud of our independent heritage.�
Heh -- the Reverend's website has melted down. She is a minister in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne. In the last six years of his life, my Dad was involved with the Seattle branch of this organization. They preached tolerance and acceptance. What a cosmic load of drivel... I was brought up in the Episcopal Church in the 1950's and '60s (born in 1950) back when that Church has some moral backbone and when it wasn't afraid to call a Sin a Sin. These people do not realize that there is evil out there. There are bad people and there are mentally ill people and we debase ourselves if we allow them to rise to our level. Instead, we are sinking to theirs. Political correctness be damned -- there is zero problem with being moral, just and faithful. Anyone who says differently is a person who is not willing to examine their own lives and cut out the rot. Yeah, it hurts and it is work. Get over it... Posted by DaveH at February 26, 2013 9:26 PM