Columnist off base to call Bundy ‘new John Wayne’ |

Columnist off base to call Bundy ‘new John Wayne’

To the Editor:

Re: Central View. It astounds me that conservatives would jump to defend a welfare chiseler like Cliven Bundy, using Bill Hamilton’s terms of “the new John Wayne” and Sean Hannity’s description as a “folk hero.” The guy’s been running livestock on public lands without paying for it, leaving the rest of us to subsidize his cattle business.

Seldom, however, has the right made such an abrupt U-turn as when Bundy began his racist rant, explaining that the “Negro was better off under slavery.” It’s much easier to condemn the government than working to fix what’s wrong with it.

Jon de Vos


Editor’s note: We are reprinting this letter due to the fact the name and town of the letter writer was inadvertently cut off during production of the Wednesday, April 30, Sky-Hi News, and did not appear on the page.

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