This is not about politics although her story is wrapped in that fabric. She serves as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives for Wyoming. Last week she lost in the primary election. Why? She voted to impeach President Trump a week after the January 6 insurrection. Her belief in his guilt drove her to serve on the committee to investigate the incident.
Everyone knew what this meant. It meant political suicide. It meant defeat. It meant the end, at least temporarily, of her political career. And yet, she forged ahead and did what she believed to be the right thing.
This is exactly why Liz should be your example to follow. She did the hard thing knowing it would cause pain and loss. In this current climate this is rare. I want to be like Liz.
It reminds me of another person who paid the price for doing the right thing. He stood up to the religious elite. He got pissed off to the point that he went to church and turned over a few tables. Everyone knew he would pay for the stand he took. But he forged ahead and did what he knew was right. Sure enough, it caused him pain and loss. Getting nailed to a cross can’t be pleasant. But this Jesus, that we love and worship, knew doing the right was the right thing, even if was costly.
Wait? Did I just compare Liz Chaney to Jesus? Yes. Get over it.
All I’m saying is that our world needs more people like Liz and Jesus. We need people who are willing to do what is right, even if it gets them nailed to the tree. It’s time for you to take a stand.
As you draw a line in the sand remember love is the way to victory. Taking a stand isn’t a call to arms or ugliness. Love won yesterday. Love is winning today. And love will win tomorrow.
In spite of your protests to the contrary, the Liz Cheney story is clearly a political story. The very fact that you misspelled her name dictates that you do not want to elevate her to the level of Jesus. In that regard I will respond on a political – not spiritual basis. The reason that Liz lost her political battle resides in the main issues that are important to Wyoming voters. The first would be Wyoming, and the second would be family. Liz failed on both accounts. She announced her re-election candidacy not from Wyoming, but from McLean Virginia. The few trips she did take to Wyoming were done so with blue stained hands. The kind of stain that is generated when one is trying to pull on a brand new pair of Levi’s. That in and of itself might have done her in. The other fatal blow was when she threw her own sister under the bus. That generated an op-ed written by her sister’s wife. The op-ed revealed the many times that Liz had been in their home and expressed love and support for the relationship as well as their children. It also complained about the Liz Cheney op-ed saying that she and her sister were on different ends of the gay marriage argument. Randy, I remember long ago when you were an ally of the LGBT community. Now you herald and support a congresswoman running for reelection, that was all too willing to cast aspersions on her own sister, simply to win a few more votes. Maybe the most important factor to Wyoming voters was the authenticicity of the candidate.
Thanks Larry for your insightful political commentary!