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In our opinion: Saying the right things

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2013 6:50 p.m.

    Mike ascribes to the Glenn Beck "make up constitutional law to conform with your religious/political belief" school. History should be molded as well.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 8, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    she said BO would not designate any new monuments without talking to local leaders first. slick willy told our congressional delegation the DAY BEFORE, that he was not going to do it, then he turned around and did. We KNOW we cannot believe anything they say.

    even if she IS speaking the truth (which I doubt), BO's idea of "consulting" would be to call them 15 minutes before his news conferences to dictate to the local leaders what he was going to do.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 8, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    What's more important... SAYING the right things? Or DOING the right things?

    I know what she's SAYING... What is she DOING?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    July 8, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    Well Mike, then blame the early leaders of the Utah for making the deal that made. Tell me Mike, how much did Brigham Young pay Mexico for Utah anyway? It was a sovereign state before it joined the union - right?

    By what you say... then the purchases of great portions of American from the French, Mexico and Russia... are... in fact.... invalid.... unconstitutional. Perhaps it is then a Mexican flag that need to be flying over Utahs capitol. Be really careful for what you are asking. if these purchases truly were not constitutional.... be prepared for the unintended consequences.

    How good is your spanish anyway?

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    July 8, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    The Federal Government is allowed by the Constitution to own a piece of land not exceeding ten miles square. Other than military bases, that "District" is all the land that the people have authorized the Federal Government to own and manage (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17).

    We are each citizens of the State in which we live. The United States is a federation of states, where citizens of one states are allowed to travel and do business with citizens of other states without interference from the federal government. No citizen of any other state automatically "owns" part of Utah just because they are a citizen of that other state. No other state can own "part" of Utah. The Constitution forbids that. (Article IV, Section 3)