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Published: Thursday, Sept. 27 2012 9:56 p.m. MDT

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MormonDem
Provo, UT

Republicans should be deeply ashamed of this. And everyone should be concerned about the corruption that one-party rule invites.

Reid Mortensen
East Alton, IL

MormonDem You should consider moving to Illinois where "the corruption that one-party rule invites" is rather self-evident. Republicans are routinely shut out of the political process, but be thankful your beloved Utah doesn't have 4 former Governors behind bars. Seems to me that the goal of both parties is to shut the other out of the debate. Might be well to note the "the corruption that one-party rule invites" has done such an admiral job of governing in cities such as Chicago, East St. Louis, Oakland, Detroit, Stockton to name a few. Maybe we should try to downsize and limit Government and give liberty and freedom a try. Worked pretty well for the Nephites for 200 hundred years. Do a search for “Economic Insights into the Book of Mormon” and good luck with you battle for representation.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@Reid Mortensen

So one-party rule is fine, as long as it is Republican one-party rule? Is that what you're trying to say?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Having lived in Illinois, I know exactly what one poster is saying. It is ironic that Utah has been living that edge with Republicanism for many years, unthwarted in their internal sizing to make sure that Republicans win at any cost.

Illinois has many years advantage on Utah and with Chicago as a legacy, we don't want Salt Lake City to become that same type of feeling.

Utah County has tried for many years to maintain the Republican image, which has given us the Governor that feels entitled to do everything, even pay a losing contractor $13M to keep him from contesting his ICORE winner from Utah county who gave the Governor $85,000 for his election campaign.

We are so enlightened by a one party system and allow things that the Democrats would be lambasted if they attempted to do the same.

Owning 20 acres in southern Utah where Matheson represented that area, I am grateful for many good things he has done. He should defend Mia Love against the attacks on her if he didn't start them.

We are fortunate to live in such a great country. Living in many countries people are taken out.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Utahns get a view that what people say is not what they are saying.

I understand Mr. Mortenson very well. He is speaking about one-party rule in a state, whether it is Democratic or Republican. It brings untold consequences or it does bring corruption, potentially.

One party rule allows those in power to become a person that allows favors for their friends without correcction from those around them. Power and uncontrolled power is not good for citizens. Our government prevents, potentially, a person from becoming a dictator, even though some would love to become a dictator and have absolute power. Our process will hopefully keep that from happening but the party can become a dictator as there is no control on the party. People transition in and out but the party is still there, in control through it's system of insiders, which ever party it is.

Law and order is what our country thrives on. It is not giving in to special interests who would love to be in charge, especially in their area.

Thank goodness that our Constitution of the United States of America was given from blood, sweat and tears of those who have sacrified everything .

VST
Bountiful, UT

Meanwhile, back to the subject in the main article, aka the lawsuit (the article was NOT about one-party rule):

Since the State has already "spent the effort" to gather the records, just give the Democrats the records so that they can quit their whining – this is child's-play.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "MormonDem" wrong. The Democrats should be ashamed. The Republicans offered to pay for the records to be released, but the Democrats have turned this into a witch hunt, and show that the records are not a big concern. Their damaged egos are more important to them than what the documents could possibly contain.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@reshirt
again redshirt it is about the rights of the public including those how are democrats and the press to have access to public records without onerous fees placed on them in an effort to discourage transparency. you can talk in circles tell everyone runs out of post all you want just like the last thread this subject but that is the bottom line. Have a nice day.

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