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B7 Mountain Views News Saturday, July 2, 2022 FROM THE EDITORFROM THE EDITOR B7 Mountain Views News Saturday, July 2, 2022 FROM THE EDITORFROM THE EDITOR 
Warts and All, the United States of America is the best place in the world to live.
DESPITE all recent efforts to destroy its’ foundation - to destroy that common threadthat we should all have between us, our love of country. That is not just my opinion, it 
is a fact.

 However, this year, while yet dealing with the aftermath of 2020, we are findingthat beyond the Presidency that was knocked off its’ pedestal by ‘45’, we find that theinstitution we ultimately believed was above politics, was not. We just witnessed the 
confirmed worst session of the Supreme Court in its history. And its’ behavior has just 
added fuel to the fire that continues divides us. Unfortunately, we also discovered very 
clearly, that our democracy is in a lot of trouble.

 Yet, there have been a few glimmers of hope for us. One glimmer that you know about,
unless you’ve had your head stuck in the sand, was hearing a 25 year old young womando what so many in positions of power above her would not and she did it, no doubt with 
the knowledge that there would be unpleasant consequences. She refused to hide the 
truth of some of the events that took place on January 6th.

 Another glimmer of hope happened a few days ago and while I do not agree witheverything this woman said, I am going to yield this platform to Congresswoman LizCheney who spoke earlier in the week at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Most of 
what she said needs to be considered by all of us, after all, we are all in this together. So, forthis celebratory edition of the Mountain Views News, I yield the floor to the RepublicanCongresswoman from Wyoming. Please read, consider and share her primary message. 


If you’re against abortion, don’t get one. 

If you’re against contraception, don’t take 

If you’re against same-sex relationships, don’thave one. 

If you’re against same-sex marriage, don’tmarry someone of same gender. 

But do not impose your beliefs & religion onall Americans. 


“Thank you so much. It’s which is that when he was in the of a strong national defense. I rights come from God, not from I believe we must be clear-eyed me this lesson of motherhood. 
wonderful to be back at the gulag, he and his fellow prisoners believe that the family is the the government. And always about the threats we face, and She said, “When your children 
Reagan Library. Thank you, passed messages to each other center of our community and of mindful that we must pray as we must dedicate the resources are young, they hang around 
Roger, Steven. Thank you. Thanks about Ronald Reagan and about our lives. And I believe those are though everything depends upon necessary to ensure deterrents. your knees. And when they grow 
for everything you all do. It is the message of Ronald Reagan the right policies for our nation. God, because it does. And we Our enemies must never think up, they hang around your heart,” 
really, it’s a wonderful, wonderful and Ronald Reagan telling them must work as though everything that they can prevail if they and that is so true. As all mothers

But I also know that at this 

place. I’ve been here a number of that the United States stood depends upon us, because it does. attack. I serve on the Armed know, every time we have to leave

moment, we are confronting a

time over the years at the Defense with them, that we stood with Services Committee and I have our kids, we worry and we feel

domestic threat that we have never America is exceptional. We’re

Forum. I’ve also been here twice those prisoners, that we stood differences, as I’ve said with some guilt. For Mother’s Day this

faced before. And that is a former the exceptional nation. We’re a 

with my dad, two times when I for people who were prisoners of most of the democratic members year, and I know he’s not going to

president who is attempting to good and a great nation. And our

helped him write books and we conscience, who were fighting for of that committee, but we also be happy I told you all this, but

unravel the foundations of our history teaches us that ordinary

came and did a father-daughter their freedom and how much it share much in common. Among just keep it between us. Okay? But

constitutional republic. And he Americans in every generation

discussion. I think here on this meant to them. my most competent, honorable, for Mother’s Day, this year, my

is aided by Republican leaders have done extraordinary things. 

stage, actually. I’m going to tell a and serious colleagues, are a youngest son gave me the most

A few years ago, I met a young and elected officials who made They have done heroic things. 

story on Roger though. We were group of women veterans that I wonderful gift. He gave me a note

man, he’s my age so I think he’s themselves willing hostages to Our men and women in uniform

just walking in down the hallway serve with on that committee. on which he had written partly,

a young man. I met a man who this dangerous and irrational have made the ultimate sacrifice 

and there are wonderful pictures Women like Mikie Sherrill from “Mom, every time you leave, I

escaped from Cuba when he man. Now, some in my party to defend our freedom. And that 

on the wall that you’ve all seen of New Jersey, Chrissy Houlahan know you’re going to work for

was 14. And he got on a boat are embracing former President task is now ours. In his inaugural 

all the speakers. And Roger said of Pennsylvania, Elaine Luria of America.” It brought me to tears.

by himself, came to the United Trump. And even after all we’ve address, President Kennedy said

to me, oh, look over here. And I Virginia, former DOD official My older kids said, “Mom, he just

States. And I asked him, I said, seen, they’re enabling his lies. this, he said, “In the long history

looked, and it was a great picture Elissa Slotkin from Michigan. wants you out of the house.” I

how did you know, you’re 14 Many others are urging that we of the world, there have only been 

of my dad on this stage that I’d said, “No, no.” Anyway, no.

years old. This was before the not confront Donald Trump, that a few generations that have been We debate issues. We have big

been cut out of. So. 

internet. How did you know that we look away. And that is certainly granted the role of defending disagreements. We don’t come But it’s an important concept, 
It’s okay. He deserves a spotlight, you should risk everything to the easier path. One need only freedom in its hour of maximum out on the same side most of the and it is an important concept 
so. But it’s really special to be come to America? What gave you look at the threats that are facing danger.” And today that time, but we respect each other. thinking about the young people 
here and always wonderful to that confidence? And without the witnesses who’ve come before responsibility is ours and what a And I know that those women, in this country and the hope 
be here and to be able to honor missing a beat, he said the the January 6th Committee to magnificent responsibility that those veterans love this country that they bring. And I will tell 
President Reagan. And tonight speeches of Ronald Reagan. And understand the nature and the is and what a blessing it is that is and they are on that committee. you that over the last 18 months 
in particular, I want to talk I asked him how he had heard the magnitude of that threat. But to our duty and our obligation. But And they’re in Congress, because or so, since January 6th, I have 
about freedom and I want to speeches of Ronald Reagan. And argue that the threat posed by my fellow Americans, we stand at they want to serve the nation and been incredibly moved by the 
talk about what freedom means he said that he and his family had Donald Trump can be ignored, the edge of an abyss and we must do the right thing. And for 61 young people that I have met, 
and the cost of our freedom. a radio. And at night they would is to cast aside the responsibility pull back. We must pull back. years, that tradition of unifying young people who approach 
I’ve had the opportunity over listen to the radio with a blanket that every citizen, every one of us One of my democratic colleagues across party lines has meant that me everywhere, at home in 
the course of my career to spend over their heads so the neighbors bears to perpetuate the republic. said to me recently that he looked the Armed Services Committee Wyoming, in Washington, DC, 
time working in places that are couldn’t hear. But they were forward to the day when he and I and the House of Representatives, in airports all over the country.

We must not do that. And we 

not characterized by democracy, able to get Radio Marti and they could disagree again. every year produces the National And I will tell you, it is especially

cannot do that. Ronald Reagan

that are not characterized by free heard Ronald Reagan speaking of Defense Authorization Act in a the young women, young

said, “It is up to us in our time And believe me, I share that 

government. And I’ve had the freedom. bipartisan fashion, usually in a women who seem instinctively

to choose and to choose wisely sentiment, because when we can 

opportunity to spend time with unanimous fashion, providing to understand the peril of this

I had an amazing experience between the hard but necessary disagree again about substance 

people who had to sacrifice an resources for the defense of the moment for our democracy, and

here at the Reagan Library a few task of preserving peace and and policy, that will mean

incredible amount for their vote. I nation. And that is a model that young women who know that it

years ago. I was meeting with the freedom, and the temptation to that our politics have righted 

spent time as an election observer we should follow for the rest will be up to them to save it. And

defense minister from one of the ignore our duty and blindly hope themselves. That will mean

in the early nineties in Northern of Congress and for the rest of I have been incredibly moved

Baltic countries. And we were for the best while the enemies of that we have made the decision

Kenya. And one of the places this country. We need to debate by the young women that I have

talking and I told him that story. freedom grows stronger day- by-that we are going to reject anti-

that we went to observe elections and defend our beliefs. But we met and that have come forward

And he looked at me and he said, day.” No party, and no people, democratic forces, that we are

then was a schoolhouse. And we also have to work to build the to testify in the January 6th

I had the same thing happen to and no nation can defend and going to reject toxicity, that we are 

went to the schoolhouse. It was future, where we remember that Committee. Some of these are

me. That’s my life. And I said, perpetuate a constitutional going to reject some of the worst 

an international observation despite our differences, we are all young women who worked on the

what do you mean? And he said, republic if they accept a leader kinds of racism and bigotry and

team and the people had lined Americans. Trump campaign, some worked

when I was a young boy growing who’s gone to war with the rule of antisemitism, that characterize 

up to vote and then government in the Trump White House, some

up behind the Iron Curtain, we law, with the democratic process far too much of our politics today. We need to build a future where

troops, soldiers came and chased who worked in offices on Capitol

could watch Finnish television at or with the peaceful transition of we acknowledge that our political

them away. History has taught us that what Hill, all who knew immediately

night and we could hear Ronald power with the constitution itself. battles and our disagreements

begins as words ends as far worse, that what happened that day

And our team, which was made Reagan. And he said, his parents As the full picture is coming will be intense, but where we

and we must reject those things. must never happen again.

up of Democrats and Republicans told him that Ronald Reagan was into view with the January 6th do our best not to descend into

So while I know that we will come

from the United States, we sort of a great man. And America is a Committee, it has become clear vitriolic partisan attack. Now, America had the chance

to a day when we can begin again 

said to ourselves, well, there will great country. I had the chance that the efforts Donald Trump I say this as someone who is to meet one of these young

to disagree on substance and 

not be anything here for us to to see the power of faith and oversaw and engaged in were admittedly as guilty as anyone women yesterday, Miss Cassidy

policy, I think it’s important for 

observe. There won’t be anything freedom. When I was in Kenya in even more chilling and more else. I have certainly in my career Hutchinson. Her superiors, men

us to take this moment to agree

here for us to monitor because the mid eighties, Pope John Paul threatening than we could have engaged in my share of ferocious many years older, a number of

what that future should look like.

the people had been chased away. II visited, and I went and listened imagined. As we have shown, partisan attacks. I’ve been on the them are hiding behind executive

I think it should be a future where

And so we were deciding what to to him talk about his faith and Donald Trump attempted receiving end of some ferocious privilege, anonymity, and

our political leaders are serious,

do. And about an hour later, they learned later, obviously when I to overturn the presidential partisan attacks too. But this intimidation, but her bravery and

where our political leaders are 

started coming back and they was working in Poland, about the election, he attempted to stay in time, this moment in our history her patriotism yesterday were

worthy of our support, where 

were walking through the hot differences that he’d made there. office and to prevent the peaceful demands more. We cannot let awesome to behold. Little girls all

they’re prepared, where they’re 

sun, understanding that soldiers But one of the most moving transfer of presidential power. ourselves be torn apart. That is across this great nation are seeing

substantive, where they defend 

were there trying to prevent them experiences that I’ve had was what our enemies hope for and what it really means to love this

He summoned a mob to principle, where they abide by

from voting, but they were so visiting with Pope John Paul II that is what our enemies are country and what it really means

Washington. He knew they were their oaths of office. When we go

dedicated and so committed to and my father in about 2004. And working for. to be a patriot. And I want to speak

armed on January 6th. He knew into the voting booth and we cast

it that they came back and I’ve he grabbed my dad’s hand and he to every young girl watching

they were angry. And he directed our votes as citizens, we should do Our founders provided that 

never forgot that example. I also looked into his eyes and he said, tonight. The power is yours and

the violent mob to march on so with a commitment to electing every elected official would swear

had the opportunity to work in God bless the United States of so is the responsibility. In our

the Capitol in order to delay or people who are as serious as the an oath, and it is not an oath to

Russia. And in 1992, I went to America. And I know that God great nation, one individual can

prevent completely the counting challenges we face as a nation, we a party. It’s not an oath to an

Nizhny Novgorod, which was has blessed us. God has blessed make all the difference and each

of electoral votes. He attempted demand excellence… individual. It is a solemn oath that

Gorky during the Soviet Union. America, but our freedom will individual must try. There are

to go there with them. And when we swear before God to support

And there was a young mayor in only survive if we protect it. If we That’s a good thing to clap for. no bystanders in a constitutional

the violence was underway, he and defend the constitution of the

Nizhny Novgorod, and he wanted take our duty and our obligation That’s a good… We demand republic. And let me also say

refused to take action to tell the United States of America.

his town, his country to be free. seriously. Today, we’re facing excellence in so many areas of this to the little girls and to the

rioters to leave. Instead, he incited

threats to our freedom abroad, our lives. We should demand And the founders established young women who are watching

And he decided that he was further violence by tweeting that 

around the world, and here at excellence from our elected this oath, because they knew tonight, these days for the most

going to privatize the businesses the Vice President Mike Pence

home and the list of these. officials as well. the danger of faction. They part, men are running the world

in his town and we were helping was a coward. He said, “Mike 

knew that the survival of this and it is really not going that well.

him. And I’ll never forget … the world and here at home. deserves it.” And he didn’t want When I was first elected to 

great American experiment,

sitting across the table from And the list of these threats is to do anything in response to Congress, I made a real effort. So let us all, as we leave here

the survival of our Republic,

him, listening to him talk about not insubstantial. From Russia the hang Mike Pence chance. It’s I took the opportunity each tonight, let us resolve that. We

depends upon public servants

freedom and listening to him to China, to Iran, to North undeniable. It’s also painful for time we had a vote to go onto will embrace the grace and the

of Goodwill, doing their duty to

talk about what it meant to be Korea, American adversaries Republicans to accept. the floor, and to find a member compassion and the love of

the constitution, putting loyalty

able to lead his people to achieve are certainly on the march. We I didn’t know, on either side of country that unites us. Let us

And I think we all have to to the nation and its founding

their freedom. This man’s name had some good news within the aisle. And just to go sit next resolve that we will fight to do

recognize and understand what ideals above self-interest. This 

was Boris Nemtsov and he was just the last 48 hours or so that to that person and talk to them what is right. And that we will be

it means to say those words and is no small thing. In fact, it is 

subsequently murdered by thugs Sweden and Finland will become and learn about their life and able to look back on these days

what it means that those things everything. I think often of the 

at the instruction of Vladimir members of NATO. learn about why they had come and to say in our time of testing,

happened. But the reality that we inscription above the fireplace

Putin. Murdered because he was to Congress. And I will tell we did our duty and we stood for

And I think it’s an important face today, as Republicans, as we in the state dining room, in the 

a threat to Putin because he stood you, without exception, people, truth. Ultimately, that is what

lesson to Vladimir Putin. That think about the choice in front White House. It is part of a prayer,

for freedom. I worked in Warsaw even people I have fundamental our duty as Americans requires

that is the opposite of what he of us, we have to choose. Because it’s from a letter that John Adams

in 1990, and I will never forget, disagreements with about every of us, that we love our country

had expected. If he had hoped Republicans cannot both be loyal wrote to Dolly and it said, “May

there was a young woman who, I issue. Everybody that I sat next to more, that we love her so much,

that his invasion would lead to to Donald Trump and loyal to the none but honest and wise men 

was working in the embassy. She and talked to in that way, had an that we will stand above politics

weakening NATO, he’s managed constitution. At this moment… ever rule under this roof,” and we 

was a young Polish woman who amazing story. And they were in to defend her, and that we will

to expand NATO. And I think and as we think about this choice, must always remember that. Our 

was also working in our embassy Congress for the right reasons. do everything in our power to

that’s an important message. and as I think about how I come presidents are entrusted with

there. And I remember talking to protect our Constitution and our

Here at home, we have significant to this choice, the first thing that We might have disagreed, but incredible power. And actually

her, and I remember she said to freedom paid for by the blood

challenges as well. The Biden I think about is that I come to this they were there, because they love John Adam’s wife was named 

me, I’m so afraid that people will of so many. We must love our

administration economic choice as a mother, committed to their country, and because they Abigail, not Dolly. So he wrote

forget. I’m so afraid that people country so much that we will

policies have contributed to ensuring that my children and want to serve their constituents. it to Abigail. Just clarifying. But 

will forget what it was like to live never yield in her defense.

the worst inflation in 40 years. their children can continue to live And that’s a valuable thing we must not elect people who 

under Soviet domination. 

We’re watching the expansion of in an America where the peaceful for us all to remember. Now, I are more loyal to themselves, or Thank you so much. God bless 
And at the time I remember government regulation that kills transfer of power is guaranteed. am not saying that we should to power, than they are to our you. God bless America. Thank 
thinking nobody could forget jobs and economic growth. And We must ensure that we live in minimize our policy differences. constitution. you. Thank you very much. 
that. How could you forget? But the situation at our Southern a nation that is governed by law They’re big and they’re real. I Thank you. Thank you.” 

Despite all of the challenges we’re 

people do. And they forget the border is unsustainable. It’s and not by men. And I come to believe for example, that the 

facing, there is so much that gives 

price of freedom. I also had the dangerous and it is reckless. this choice as an American, as a most important obligation of the 

me hope for this great nation. I 

opportunity to talk with Natan And we must get control of citizen of the greatest nation God federal government is to ensure 

see hope and I see the future in

Sharansky, who was in the Soviet our Southern border. I’m a has ever created on the face of this the defense of our nation. And I 

the eyes of my five children. A ...And as my 8th grade

gulag for a number of years. And conservative Republican, and I earth. And I come to this choice believe that America must always 

wise woman once told me when

I remember Natan saying to me a believe deeply in the policies of as a person of faith, as someone maintain military forces that are English teacher used to say,

my children were babies, she told 

story that he’s told many people, limited government, of low taxes, who believes deeply that our second to none. “Now you think about that!” 

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