People must suffer to build an urgency, and awareness of independence. With
welfare, entitlements, and bailouts, our country has suffered very little.At this point, I don't see much change in leadership this coming
November, as our main suffering will be in the coming four years when it's
Orem Parent,My concern with the campaign against Rep. Daw was it began
during the general session, and the attack ad was copied to many in the
legislature so they would know about it. It is one thing for campaign donations
dry up because some companies don't like the bills run by someone in the
legislature, but quite another for some lobbyist to target you if you step out
of line. What is being perceived is a poorly veiled threat of intimidation.
The reason for Brad Daw leaving office makes me very mad. The campaign that was
run against him was disgusting. Blatant lies and misrepresentations and the
voters bought it. All by some gutless wonder hiding behind an anonymous PAC. Pathetic.
Kings Court,Actually, Senator Osmond created some large steps to helping
many sides on public education work together. I hope we get more
that will listen to the different sides and look for win-win solutions like Sen.
Osmond tried to do. We don't need more in legislature that are
rubber stamps of UEA, PTA, PCE, UTA, Sutherland Institute, Eagle Forum, State
Board, Local Boards, Districts, Charter Schools, etc. They all often
have a valid point and almost never all agree with what should be done to help
public education. Some assume that the UEA speaks for all the teachers, which
isn't always true. Certainly the PTA doesn't speak for all parents.
Carson,In some cases that can't happen. For example, in
the new district 30 in west valley, the choice is between 2 incumbents. One will
be back and the other won't.
vote em all out and start over!
Maybe some fresh faces will help bring some relief to public education which has
been unfairly maligned by many of the old faces in the legislature.