Category Archives: Elected Officials

Politics Corrupting Money, not the Other Way Around

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” — James Madison, Virginia State Convention, 1829 —

It’s an interesting thesis former Wyoming Republican Senator Alan Simpson puts forth in his recent column, “Money’s reign in politics nation’s No. 1 problem” (WTE, Aug. 9) — but it’s a failed thesis that needs challenging.

“Money’s dominance over politics,” Simpson says, “is the number one problem our nation faces. It is a growing crisis that prevents us from tackling anything else … Either we are a country that makes decisions based on the common good, or one where the size of your wallet determines the worth of your ideas.” read more


“Public Safety” Vs. Liberty

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty — and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.” –H.L. Mencken, “Baltimore Evening Sun,” 1923 —

When I quoted C.S. Lewis last week as saying that “a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive” (“Liquor Licensing Labyrinth,” WTE, July 2), I had no idea just how quickly an affirmation of that statement would arrive.

The ink was hardly dry on my rant when I received this text message from Laramie County Commissioner Linda Heath: read more


IMPORTANT – NCRP June 5 Meeting

In October of 2015, the City of Casper burned the Kroekers’ home down, only the foundation remained.

Kendell and Christine Kroeker, and their two boys lost everything, but they had their faith. They handled the situation with grace and dignity, praising God all the way.

Within a week of losing their home, and everything in it, they found a rental in the district that Kendell represented in the Wyoming legislature.

The rental was to be a temporary solution while they moved forward by rebuilding their home on the same property as before, overcoming the terrible circumstances that caused so much devastation to their community. (The Cole Creek area in Natrona County) read more


Inaugural Address of Donald J. Trump

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you. read more

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