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Lee's lost trust

Published June 15, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Re "Utah's Lee wants public access to secret court rulings" (Tribune, June 12):

It makes me laugh when I hear Sen. Mike Lee ask for transparency on the recent revelation about data collection by the National Security Agency.

It is only a few short years ago that the public learned that Sen.-elect Lee had his upside-down mortgage magically waived by his mortgage company. He was asked many times to be transparent about that feat. Funny how power has its privileges.

How many millions of everyday Americans are still living with the burden of a underwater mortgage? Sure glad the esteemed junior senator from our great state does not have to carry that burden.

Lee only wants transparency on the items he thinks the public has a need to know. Respect from one's constituents is earned by honesty and transparency.

Lee lost that respect from many Utah citizens several years ago. Now, when he opens his mouth on things he thinks are important, many of us just close our ears.

Jim Arnold

Park City