Mike Terry, File, Deseret News
This election provides a clear choice between two very different visions of government. Are we truly "endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights," which government is formed to secure, "deriving its just powers from the consent of the governed?" Or are we merely appendages to the state, enjoying only such privileges as it agrees to grant, "resources" to be supervised, regulated and taxed in support of its ambitions?
Rep. Jim Matheson's 12-year voting record shows him to be solidly in the second camp. He only "puts Utah first" when his vote is not essential to promoting this government-centric agenda.
Michael A. Cosman
- In our opinion: Trump's all-inclusive... 65
- Jay Evensen: Birthright citizenship... 51
- In our opinion: Security with Clinton's... 45
- Richard Davis: What can Republicans do... 44
- My view: Don’t expand Medicaid... 36
- Letter: Stimulate the economy 29
- Dan Liljenquist: Charter schools... 26
- My view: Women’s equality —... 25