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Letter: Patriotism has not died

Patriotism, that deep sacred emotion, has not died. It still flourishes in the hearts of many (I believe the majority) but is somewhat crushed by modern philosophies. Read more »

18 hours ago

24 comments

Letter: The Fourth

The Fourth of July is a day of celebrations for what America once was. It is a day of lamentations for what America has become. Read more »

18 hours ago

13 comments

Letter: ‘More taxes’ bug

If you want to help local businesses who currently have to collect local sales tax, then eliminate sales taxes altogether. I am sure our local politicians will find another way to squeeze us dry. Read more »

yesterday

6 comments

Letter: A ‘cursory’ look

The public deserves to know how much Bob Nardi is being paid by the PRC to counter rising opposition against moving the Utah State Prison. Read more »

yesterday

12 comments

Letter: Online sales tax

Consumers that purchase goods from mail order catalogs do not pay a sales tax; they shouldn’t have to pay a sales tax for their online purchases. Read more »

yesterday

4 comments

Letter: Trump’s chances

I’m certain that Donald Trump has no chance of becoming our next president. His ability to offend others would create a crisis not only with our current allies, but with other countries that don’t like us anyway. Read more »

July 1, 2015

35 comments

Letter: Disregarding liberty, laws

The Constitution is on life support. But ignorance of constitutional law by American citizens is only part of the problem. Read more »

July 1, 2015

51 comments

Letter: Messy tax code

We need comprehensive tax reform, not more tax increases targeted at specific industries. Read more »

June 30, 2015

16 comments

Letter: Evaluate water usage

While adapting water-saving habits, like taking shorter showers, can help save water, many homeowners will see the biggest impact on their water usage by updating older, inefficient products. Read more »

June 30, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Land for the young people

By and large, our generation believes Utah needs to move beyond fossil fuels, protect as many remaining wild places as we can and stop making American public lands policy on the outdated notions of a few county commissioners. Read more »

June 29, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Shredded Constitution

It’s becoming more obvious that the majority of Americans don’t have a clue as to the legitimate prerogatives of the federal government and the decision handed down by the Supreme Court. Read more »

June 29, 2015

95 comments

Letter: Sovereign flag

The Confederate flag does not represent hatred or racism! It reflects the right of the states to remain sovereign, as was intended with the creation of the USA. Read more »

June 28, 2015

47 comments

Letter: Airport parking rates

New parking rates at the Salt Lake City International Airport are going to cause problems. Read more »

June 28, 2015

1 comment

Letter: School mix and match

With Education Savings Accounts, parents will have the power to use their share of public funding to mix and match the best options — public or private — for their children. Read more »

June 28, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Consider the reasons

I am pleased to see the Deseret News making an argument to keep the prison at its current location. Consider the reasons. Read more »

June 28, 2015

2 comments

Letter: 5-star prison

This is not a five-star luxury hotel, but a modern prison. Common sense would say that as the prison is built, parking spaces could be put in the spot of the old one as it is taken down. Read more »

June 28, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Nationwide health care

Now is the time for Utah’s Legislature to decide to grant Utah citizens the same health benefits as the citizens of other states. Please pass Healthy Utah or full Medicaid expansion. Read more »

June 27, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Early education program

Children, especially those of low-income families, succeed in school if they are ready to learn prior to entering school. Read more »

June 27, 2015

4 comments

Letter: The obvious answer

The question is why — with more than one source indicating that there is sufficient room at the current location — are the Legislature, the governor and especially Draper City so focused on relocating the prison to some... Read more »

June 26, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Example of forgiveness

Most of what we hear and read is blame, hate, racism of all kinds as it comes over radio, newspapers and all media. Is it any wonder that violence is so rampant? Then we have this incredible example of forgiveness from South Carolina. Read more »

June 26, 2015

4 comments

Letter: No free tickets

Life is hard enough on the poor without having to constantly contend with all those who think being poor and living with scarcity is a ticket to having everything handed to you. Read more »

June 25, 2015

28 comments

Letter: Yield or stop?

Some time ago someone suggested replacing most of the stop signs with yield signs. Perhaps that should happen. I dislike seeing drivers pick and choose which laws they must obey. Read more »

June 25, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Put it on the ballot

With controversy already generated, elected officials have an obligation to listen to the people rather than a handful of representatives. If the decision is made to move the prison, the people will feel they have not been subjected... Read more »

June 24, 2015

16 comments

Letter: Time for tuneup

Having worked for the prison system, and being acquainted with its structure, I can say it is a well-built facility. But like people, cars and homes from the 1960s, it needs a tuneup — not to be torn down. Read more »

June 24, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Relocate in phases

The existing prison site has enough land for the new facility, including the 275 acres of contiguous land. It has been written that the new facility would require 360 acres. Read more »

June 23, 2015

17 comments

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