It seems as if many, if not most, Utahns want to see the federal government bring its spending problem under control. We seem to grasp, for the most part, that the federal government can't be all things to all people and still remain a free society. We in Utah understand that the government shouldn't be forcing us to buy health insurance if we don't want it, for example.
It seems we "get" that, and we've consistently elected representatives to Congress that promise to shrink the size and scope of government. How then do residents of Draper seem to forget the idea of smaller government when they see the opportunity to have a taxpayer-funded, subsidized, recreation center built in their corner of Salt Lake County? Do we believe that government should only do what individuals and the private sector cannot reasonably do for themselves?
Did not de Tocqueville say that "[A democracy] can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury?" Either you stand for smaller, more-limited government on every level, or you do not. Vote "no" on the issuance of the bond for the recreation center.
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