With a Democratic and Republican Congress at a 10 percent approval rating, the exclusion of three candidates from political debate is a disservice to those concerned with real solutions to urgent problems. The recent U.S. senatorial debate, televised by KUED and KBYU, excluded candidates with important ideas on climate change, education, drones, citizen rights and the Constitution, to cite a few examples.
Are we going to hand our children an impossible world to live in because we fail to consider solutions beyond business as usual? This approach has created the mess we now face. We are long overdue for a move from dominant party politics and must engage in a broad diversity of ideas and strategies.
As a service to present and future generations who long for the best world possible, we challenge the print and broadcast media, and especially KUED and KBYU, to include the voices of all candidates running for election as a proper service to citizens of Utah.
Burning issues such as those above are too important to be crushed by the chilling of voices of Utah media. We encourage readers to visit the websites below to see their various options, and to vote by conscience rather than party politics.
Daniel Geery, Justice Party
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