Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Enigma of Circumstances

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

What parent hasn’t warned their offspring about crossing the street before looking both ways? And how many have ignored that warning? Some kids learned the the hard way. Those that survived were usually wiser. Some circumstances are momentary or temporary, subject to change. Others are permanent, lifelong, unalterable. It appears many of us learn lessons from circumstances that would not otherwise wake us from our existential slumber. St. Augustine beckoned us, “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” We discover that nexus in encounters we’d never otherwise imagined or pursued. read more

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Opponents of Impact Fees Distort Facts in Campaign

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington


“Just because something works doesn’t mean it is desirable. Concentration camps work, if your purpose is to enslave people. Stealing works, if all you care about is money. Lying works, if you don’t give a damn about your personal integrity. Literally anything, no matter how monstrously immoral will work, depending on your desires and how you define the term ‘work.’” — Sy Leon, “None of the Above,” 1976 —

In discussing the possibility of impact fees for Cheyenne a few weeks back (“Who is Running Our City?”, WTE, June 25), I quoted Ward 2 Councilman Dr. Mark Rinne as explaining his “No” vote on that issue: “We were inundated with emails (from impact fee opponents) this weekend,” he said (“Impact fees off Cheyenne’s table,” WTE, March 24, 2015). read more

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Taking A Stand

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Early patriots took a stand-one that cost many everything. Our stand isn’t as life threatening, but the cost will be incalculable if we relent. “We must be certain where we stand before firmly planting our feet there,” someone sagely warned. That’s true for Christians and co-belligerents. Even the Leftist, liberal, agnostic and atheist, in this 21st Century, must understand that warning that influences our direction, to safely navigate the political, philosophical, social and theological waters. That’s where the battle lines are drawn. The fight against evil and injustice persists. America is still uniquely positioned to shape our destiny, and Christians specifically, insist not without God’s Hand to guide us. Most conservative and liberty minded people understand the interplay of such exchanges, and the ancient battle between secularism and Biblical Christianity. read more

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