This letter is written from the perspective of a retired art teacher. I mention this because in teaching drawing most people tend to think of drawing as the act of “drawing what you see” as opposed to the act of “seeing what you draw.” The distinction becomes important because the latter philosophy allows for the understanding that if we don’t see something... it doesn’t exist.
This would be the case in Donald Trump’s recent remarks regarding what he is unable to see in Charlottesville. His vague, misleading and divisive statements illustrate a plethora of misunderstandings. He’s drawn a moral red line and doesn't see it.
I’ve not been this shaken by political malpractice since I was an art student in Columbus, Ohio, and four young students were killed at Kent State University. President Nixon seized the moment to come to Columbus and talk about Woody Hayes and the Ohio State football team; yet our nation was moved to address the painful issues Kent State brought forward despite this political ineptitude.
I’m wondering where the congressional delegation from he Equality State falls on their understandings of the Charlottesville tragedy. My sense is they are once again using their astute sense of “political followship" to see how this plays out rather than the courage of “political leadership” and sharing with the constituents of Wyoming and our nation what EQUALITY is all about.
On this day of Heather Heyer’s funeral -- their silence was not only deafening but shameful!
As Heyer’s mother shared so eloquently... her daughter's funeral was just the beginning of her legacy.
I’d like to know how the Wyoming delegation sees this legacy impacting the Equality State; and how they see their role in leading positive impact both in Wyoming and our nation.