Letter: Educate yourself, Sen. Lee

(Jacquelyn Martin | AP file photo) Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Chair Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a hearing Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

We rejoice when exalted authorities such as Sen. Mike Lee tweak our nation’s standards, as he is attempting to do when he advocates sale by the LDS Church of KSL.com — allegedly for being excessively liberal. Otherwise, how would we recognize when the nation is veering toward a conspiratorial extreme? We hate to see him take time out from Fox, Breitbart and other bedrock indexes of his reality, to remind us that The Associated Press is distorting the news.

Honestly, when your objectives align with the party of acting director of Bureau of Land Management, who has always advocated dissolution of federal lands ownership, in favor of doing away with central governmental authority altogether, in a quest for power transfer to the states, then I guess KSL.com must be a true “liberal” power center.

Sen. Lee, we suggest dialing up a junior high Zoom course on basic civics, to commence your intellectual journey toward comprehending the meaning of nationhood, starting with the study of centralization of lands management. Along the way, please take a basic class in ecology, to learn respect for wildlife and other small matters, like global climate stability vs. fossil fuel extraction from those lands that are so respected and valued by The Associated Press — and by most of the rest of us.

Ivan Weber, Salt Lake City

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