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Published: Wednesday, July 4 2012 11:52 p.m. MDT

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travelrus
murray, UT

And yet Gayle Ruzicka and the Eagle Forum campaigned against childhood immunizations. Parents who had lost young children to vaccine-preventable, infectious disease, were not premitted to testify before the Utah State Legislature. This is a woman who has also lobbied against seat belts for children, women's reproductive health care, rights for the children of undocumented immigrants, equality for women, gun safety laws to protect children and even Public Health programs to prevent HIV and tobacco-related cancers. The Eagel Forum is not good for Utah especialy our childeren.

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

"'I wanted to illustrate that most of what it takes to save these kids' lives costs less than $30 and fits inside this backpack,' said Shah, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development."

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I'm very pleased and encouraged that so many children who previously would have senselessly and needlessly died just a few years ago are now living.

However, the fact that the remedies are so inexpensive mostly demonstrate that the real culprit and cause for the tragedy is the atrocious societies in which these children live. Most run by despotic tyrants and/or corrupt/inept people who care most about perpetuating their own power.

It costs so little to save these vulnerable lives and the best, most long-lasting solution is to promote stable, democratic governments which will in turn provide the economic environment to allow the people to produce and provide the simple nourishment that will protect their own children.

Nan BW
ELder, CO

Samhill is right.
Travelus, I think you are looking at the full picture of the goals of "Eagel Forum."

Nan BW
ELder, CO

I was half-asleep when I made comments. I think Travelus was not looking at the full picture of what Eagle Forum is doing.

JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

The most powerful weapon against poverty and death is strong economic growth. When poor people everywhere have access to job opportunities, education, and basic needs then senseless deaths will be reduced. Most poor people today have access to things that even rich people couldn't even dream of 100 years ago.

Unfortunately, when leftist ideology kills economic growth and innovation in the name of "fairness" it is the poor who end up suffering the most. Too many people will cut off their nose to spite their face. "Redistribute Wealth" is the mantra of those who think not enough money is "trickling down" so they institute policies that inhibit growth. Tax and spend policies end up destroying opportunities for people of all levels of income, not just the rich.

George
Bronx, NY

@joecapitalist
way to use a story about preventing childhood deaths to launch into yet another tirade about those with different views on how to improve the economy.

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