To say it is a symbol of American democracy is really overstating th8ings, to be
honest. And a state with rocky beginnings, well, that is true. It can be argued
that democracy did not come to Utah until statehood, or at least until 1877,
when Utah was a close to a theocracy as ever existed in American history. To
this date, I still think Utah culture is that of reluctant Americans. Much lip
service is given, but theocratic principles take priority. Separation of church
and state is seen as merely an instrumentality to be discarded when no longer
needed. What is the biggest holiday in July? The 24th, not the 4th. No today
we see leaders surreptitiously undermining the separation of church and state in
their teachings. An interesting development, I must say.
Well put Esquire.
I don't know . . . in my Utah hometown, the Fourth of July is a much bigger
celebration than the 24th. And let it be said that other states
have a history of not celebrating July 4th. Vicksburg, Mississippi deliberately
did not celebrate the Fourth until after World War II.Finally, there
are several highways leading out of this state. If you don't like living here,
you're free to choose any one of them.
I think the building is beautiful and we are blessed to have it.