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When Feelings Dominate Facts

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

French philosopher Rene Descarte is known for this Latin proposition “Cogito ergo sum,” usually translated into English, “I think, therefore I am.” A fundamental element of Western philosophy, circa 1644, as it appeared in his Principles of Philosophy. Translated into French, “je sense, done je suit,” he asserted that the very act of considering one’s thought served, at a minimum, as proof of one’s own existence. In a similar vein, the Scriptures posited, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” The former is the existential validation of one’s self: The latter’s a validation of internal authenticity. It doesn’t mean, as one duped California junior college student described himself, “An overweight five-foot-two, white male. But today, I’m a six-foot-five, svelte female from Senegal.” Feelings and severely compromised intuition are prized over rational thought and biological facts. Modernity’s proposition, “I feel, therefore, I am.” read more

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Could A Genuine Conservative Vote for Democrat Throne?

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Before my Conservative friends call for my lynching, hear me out before you conclude the cheese has slipped off my cracker.

One can likely hear Rex Rammell screeching in the background, “What about me?” The Rock Springs Constitutionalist veterinarian has a valid argument. Despite his pugnacious style, his stance on Wyoming controlling federal lands, and unshakeable pro-life position, is attractive to many liberty minded voters. Before switching to the Constitutional Party, he alleged that the Republican Party was planning to undermine its own nominee, Mark Gordon. State GOP Party chairman was quoted by the CST, “I don’t have any knowledge of it,” he said. “The Party is going to stand by the primary winners. Period.” In a recent interview with Glen Woods on KGAB radio, Rammell explained his rationale for switching to the Constitutional Party, and maintains that he could launch a strong run against Gordon. If the election was based on swagger, he’d be a shoo-in. Many conservative like his ideas, but are leery of his “bull-in-a-China shop” style. read more

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Unsettled Season in Wyoming

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Since our Founders framed this Republic, the notion of patriot citizens serving honorably and briefly, with rare exceptions, has diminished with the passage of time. There’s been a load of self serving. Unfortunately, the constituency being served is too often large donors, money bundlers, political strategist, and a myriad of “invisible hands.” Much like the wind, we don’t see it, but we surely feel it. A gentle breeze has turned into a raging destructive force as voters once again fail to understand the precarious nature of campaigns and political outcomes. “Draining the swamp” has been easier to say than to carry it out. Those creatures aren’t easily eradicated anywhere. Whether it’s D.C. or Cheyenne. read more

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Friess vs Hageman: Revealing Exchange About LIBERTY

Friess vs Hageman: another revealing exchange about LIBERTY from the Evanston debate August 11

Foster doesn’t understand the Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece. According to him, all has been “pretty well….resolved”, so why don’t we all get together to talk about this “non-issue” over another cup of coffee. But he’s wrong, it has not been resolved. These cases will keep coming. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission went after Jack Phillips again, just this week.

Harriet says we are ALL equal before the law, no matter our views on sexuality or religion, and no law should create special rights for any group. read more

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Which Bathroom Will the New Governor Use

Every day, we receive a Foster Friess flier. Today, with endorsements from veterans, all no doubt warrior patriots and good men. Tomorrow, there will probably be another one in this flood of endorsements from national figures. But what do any of these people know about Wyoming?

It’s great that Foster knows lots of people outside our state.

Does any of this matter to us in Wyoming? No, it does not.

Read below to see what really matters.

Last Saturday, a debate took place in Evanston. A friend called me, in shock at what Foster said. Yesterday, I finally obtained the transcript, which you see below. read more

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