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Published: Tuesday, July 16 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Othello, WA

Who is stopping you? Not me. My best guess....they will survive.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

There are a lot of people who think that turning a tragedy into race warfare is the ultimate in racist behavior and abortion after 20 weeks in an unsafe clinic is back alley infanticide at its worst and we appreciate Florida and Texas for NOT falling victim to the extremism of left wing hate

Now if only we could do something about Chicago and all their gang murders and corrupt politicians

Eli Tesecular PhD
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks Dale. I took your advice and canceled our family vacation to Disney World and Shamu land. The kids are heartbroken, but I now have that warm progressive glow of having tackled racism head-on.

The Hammer
lehi, utah

Boycotting states like Florida won't hurt business or anyone else it likely will hurt those who work in tourism which happens to be low skilled workers who will see less job openings and less chances to move up. If you don't like policy you shouldn't act like a spoiled child who takes his toys and goes home. You should work to help correct problems by getting involved. But race leaders like Al Sharpton only seem to show up after the accident like some lawyer who is looking for a pay check instead of caring about solving the problems.

The biggest problem with this is not the gun, but the stereotypes we develop through real world experience. Trayvon felt targeted and lashed out like a teenager without common sense and threw a punch and verbally threatened a grown man who was smaller than him with death. Hernandez Should have used more sense then to get out of his car to look for someone he thought was suspicious. But both of them had valid reasons for why they did what they did and unfortunately it ended in tragedy.

Durham, NC

@Eli Tesecular PhD - you joke.... but actually, in South Carolina an exact boycott like suggested did get the state to stop flying the rebel flag on top of their state house.

That said, I don't see the Zimmerman case to be a political one. It was one of those cases that sat uncomfortable in a grey area of the law. People in Florida are black, wear hoodies, and walk around their neighborhoods every day - with out being shot. This case was far more nuanced then that, but you can understand why some feel that no justice was served here... even if it is just at an emotional level.

Texas on the other hand is pure politics... pure and simple. And a tourist boycott of Texas would do really little to no damage to the state as it hardly relies on tourist dollars. Boycott if you will.... but it is a huge waste of time.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I hope you are ready, willing and able to accept a dose of your own medicine...

Utah's #1 industry is Tourism.

Utah Dem
Ogden, UT

Stevie Wonders announced he will not perform in Florida until they repeal the Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws and he will not perform in any other state or country that have similar laws. There are 31 states with SYG laws or something similar - I don't think his personal boycott will have its desired effect,

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

My personal boycott of Texas is now about 20 years old. What an awful place.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

But what if your wife has relatives there?

Onion Daze
Payson, UT

"...the war on women in Texas."

The victims of the "war on fetuses" are about 50 percent female.


@Onion Daze.

They actually aren't 50% female, as the vast majority of fetuses aborted legally don't have a sex.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Well Dale, I hope that there is never a nationwide reason to boycott Mormons. That would hurt West Valley as well as all of Utah.

Irony Guy. I wonder how Texas has prospered all these years without you.

American Fork, UT

I disagree with Montana's removal of 'reasonable and prudent' and replacing it with speed limits. No boycott, though, because it's still a fun place to go.

Onion Daze
Payson, UT

@ 1:43 p.m.

Perhaps the majority of legally aborted fetuses have not had their sex defined. Well not all collections of living cells are equal. Removing a human heart or a human fetus is not the same as removing a human appendix or cutting off excess hair. A human fetus has great value anyway.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

The last time I read the news, the Texas legislature required abortion clinics to have the ability to check in patients at hospitals. So their supposed "War on Women" fizzled never got off the ground. The legislature put an end to it. I wonder if Pennsylvania is going to tighten abortion clinic standards after what they permitted Kermit Gossner to get away with for the last 30 years. Now that is a War on Women.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

@Ultra Bob: If you have in-laws in another state, that's the best reason of all to boycott it.


I used to believe conservatives cared about the unborn.

But no more.

Their opposition to increasing the availability and use of contraceptives--reveals otherwise.

Conservatives don't even care about the kids after they're born--as evidenced by support of policies to cut food stamps which primarily benefits children.

Centerville, UT

Does Stevie Wonders boycott include not selling in or having his music played in those 31 states. I'll bet it doesn't. So his is not a real boycott. Those who say they boycott Texas, have you checked to make sure your engine oil isn't from that state. And how about those shrimp you eat, have you checked to see they didn't come from Florida or Texas? Are you sure your steak or Sunday roast isn't from Texas? Declared boycotts are so hollow.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Pretty funny point Ernest, I had a good laugh.

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