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Shea does not represent me

I have lived in Spokane Valley for 42 years. For much of that time I had not been paying as much attention to local politics as I should have. Recently, however I have started to pay more attention.

I read in Shawn Vestal’s May 13 article that my representative, Matt Shea, wants to create a 51st state called “Liberty”! This is a recycled idea from the ‘80s that gained no traction then nor will it now. Vestal describes “Liberty” as a fictional realm, an AM radio fever dream, a hypothetical amalgam of rural defensiveness and anti-government paranoia, longed for by those who miss the 1950s (when white men were in charge) and who are bracing for a government collapse brought on by Obama’s continued Deep State meddling.

In another article by Vestal July 23, 2014, the late Republican Sen. Bob McCaslin Sr. wrote to the Spokane County Commission opposing Shea’s candidacy for an open state Senate seat, writing: “I wish to state that under no circumstance would I support Matt Shea for any public office.” I love our community and our state. We deserve better. Vote for Ted Cummings and end this wasteful nonsense.

Carol Brady Allen

Spokane Valley


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