Letter to the Editor: Recognizing statesmanship

Dear Editor,

In politics, all decisions do not reach the same level of importance. Some decisions matter very much in the moment but will be forgotten within a decade. Others will be viewed by future generations as a turning point that causes generational harm.

Public Servants who understand the importance of those moments, and vote with future generations in mind, define the very word, “Statesman.” Senator John Barrasso made such a decision this week. In voting against a bill with a name right out of an Orwellian novel (the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act”), Senator Barrasso recognized a...


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