It was an interesting article to read about Susan Stubson, Casper Attorney, saying that Christian Nationalists have “hijacked" the Wyoming Republican Party. She says that they are, “super engaged are real extreme right, and they are gaining.”
Apparently, Stubson thinks that it is a terrible thing that what she calls “Christian Nationalists” are involved in being “super engaged” in the political process and are “voting.” This brings up so many points about the hideous bias of her view that it is quite nauseating. Here are just a couple of points to consider:
- Her statements make it very clear that she does not know what a “Christian" is. If they go to any church, then they must be a Christian. This is not true. As a Christian myself, Stubson needs to understand that a true Christian is one who has put his or her (yes, only 2 genders) faith in Jesus Christ for forgiveness of their sin and then proceeds to love their neighbor. Because Stubson is misguided…for which my letter calls her out…does not mean that I have a lack of love for her. I just want her to know the error of her thinking so that she might become a true Christian.
- Her statements also show that she does not know what a “Nationalist” is. This word is used to try to demean people as being crazy reactionaries who seek to have authoritarian or dictatorial control…kind of like the Wyoming Speaker of the House who won’t even allow debate in the House on issues that that matter to the citizens of Wyoming. After 26 years in the US Air Force, I consider myself a Nationalist. My country comes first, but not to the detriment of other countries, or to the detriment of any US citizen…regardless of their political beliefs. If the US is strong, then we seek to protect other countries as we have in the past, where tyranny has attempted to take hold. We didn’t cut and run as Biden did with Afghanistan, which resulted in thousands upon thousands of murders by the Taliban using weapons that Biden left for them.
- Based on Stubson's views, I am a danger to her ideologies in Wyoming. And to that, I say, “Hurrah!” I wonder if she has ever written a 1736-word op-ed piece for the New York Times to condemn the riots and horrendous destruction by Antifa and BLM? Has she ever come out against the disgusting protests at the homes of Supreme Court Justices, and even an attempted murder of one of them? Has she ever condemned Senator Schumer for his inflammatory comments that he made on the steps of the Supreme Court against Justices in telling them that they would, “…pay the price,” for exercising their judicial responsibilities? Stubson has been silent on these issues.
When I repeated my commissioning oath to become a US Air Force officer, I always remember that I had to swear to, “protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.”
As a member of the Air Force officer corps, we knew how to defend our country against foreign enemies. But a domestic enemy was a subject with which we were never clear about how to defend against them.
The words of Stubson about what she calls, “Christian Nationalists,” like it is a 4-letter word, contributes to inciting those of the violent left against Christians and Nationalists.
She sets it forth in such a way that indicates that anyone who would fall into the category of what she considers to be Christian and/or Nationalist should not have a voice and they need to be stopped cold in their tracks by any means possible.
As a so-called lawyer, she should be ashamed. While she uses her free speech right of the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution to defame a specific group, she wants to remove our free speech rights.
But I would have to say that is a great thing about the United States. Susan Stubson has every right to be wrong.
Steven Kahne, Pinedale
Colonel, USAF, Retired