"....which found more than 58 percent of respondents agreed or strongly
agreed that contraceptive use should be taught in public schools."Rep. Bill Wright, R-Holden, the bill's sponsor, seemed unfazed by the poll
results, saying the Founding Fathers created a government that was not a pure
democracy."Thank goodness we have a representative form of
government and not a populist form of government," he said.================== Ummm....A BYU poll, telling us that
58% don't approve of this, only goes to prove that Rep. Bill Wright doesn't have
a clue what a "Representative form of Government" really is.
if you would read the bill it stipulates that a school may opt to teach
contraceptives if it so desires, all this bill really does is make the teaching
of abstinence only viable. this bill is really no big deal. it will not change
the way sex education is taught in Utah public schools. when i went to high
school here in Utah the sex education was pathetic and it remains so today. i
can remember my health teacher blushing when she had to use the proper names of
the male and female reproductive organs, she only used the proper names once
then used descriptive terms like 'boy parts' and 'girl parts' it was pathetic.
"Ruzicka blasted the online petition for Herbert to veto the bill, calling
it "bogus" in the Utah Eagle Forum's email and challenging the validitiy
of the signatures."This is the problem with Gayle Ruzicka and
the Eagle Forum. Rather than give a solid explanation about why the Governor
should support the bill, she attacks the opponents of the bill. The Eagle Forum
and Ruzicka are so out of touch with most Utahans on these issues that they
can't have a civil conversation. They threaten legislators, attack opponents,
and make statements that aren't based in fact, only on their own convictions.Well, Gayle, I'm from Taylorsville. I signed the petition to urge the
Governor to veto the bill and I know many of my friends and family, also who
live in Utah, who have signed the petition.
Yes, the Governor can choose between knowledge and rational thinking, or taking
Utah down the road to idiocy, backwoods thinking and superstition. What will it
It sounds like, if the governor's decision is based "on sound policy and
what is in the best interest of Utah," that he's planning to veto the bill.
What other decision could he possibly make?
Would the Eagle Forum be calling this petition "bogus" if the
respondents were in favor of their position? Whether it is a legal
petition or not, it does show the subject is deserving of more discussion.
The only decision that would be based "on sound policy and what is in the
best interest of UtahÂ would be to veto this abomination of a bill. If the
governor acts for the good of Utah and its people, he will veto the bill.
Anything else will shortchange the state, its citizens, and especially the
students in its schools. HereÂs hoping Governor Herbert will follow
Governor LeavittÂs example and do what is right Â veto this bill.
"Yes, the Governor can choose between knowledge and rational thinking, or
taking Utah down the road to idiocy, backwoods thinking and superstition. What
will it be, Governor"Well ... considering his religious
affiliation I bet he'll stick with the latter until society forces him to dispel
his past beliefs in lieu of his real beliefs and desired political/religious
goals. We've seen this happen many times over the past 150 years. Many
times.Yes I said political/religious goals since, as in this case,
once again politicians can't separate the two.
Re: LDS Liberal 6:42 p.m. March 13, 2012"....which found more than 58
percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that contraceptive use should
be taught in public schools."So what percentage of
non-respondents favor this legislation? The legislators typically represent the
opinions of those who voted them into office, and the good ones don't base their
decisions on polls.Those who aren't confused about their sexuality
and teach their children principles of morality and virtue don't send their
children to school to learn that same sex relationships are the norm.
@ GoUtes: Actually, the bill very clearly states contraceptive use may not be
taught: "(c) Human sexuality instruction or instructional
programs may not include instruction 70 in H. [ [ ] [ , ]
or the advocacy of [ ] ] [ , or the discussion of ] .H : 71
(i) the intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation, or erotic
behavior; 72 (ii) H. [ the advocacy of ] .H
homosexuality; 73 (iii) H. [ the advocacy or
encouragement of ] the use of .H contraceptive methods or 73a
devices; or 74 (iv) H. [ the advocacy of ] .H
sexual activity outside of marriage."
@riflemando you have any idea how research is conducted? the poll was of
registered voters that had voted in recent elections. polls are a sampling of
all voters and are considered a fair reflection of the voting population at
large which means that if you asked every person that votes that you would find
that they wold closely reflect what was found in the poll.