Published: Saturday, Feb. 9 2013 9:45 p.m. MST
NeilT - your comment that the "government should stay out of your
business" is EXACTLY why we need governmental oversight.As of
right now, I will no longer do business with ANYONE based in Clearfield, Utah --
until I know that someone named "Neil T" is NOT associated with that
business.You, NeilT, have smeared everyone in your town.
An Orem doughnut shop? Who bought the doughnuts, were they jelly? How much cash
in the to go bag?
Twice earlier today I submitted comments defending John Swallow, (about 10:00
and 1:00) but neither was approved or denied, they just vanished into moderation
limbo.My comments refuting the liberal witch hunt against Swallow
did not support the party line.The Desert News sure seems to lean to
the liberal left more every day with their advocacy journalism. And now, with
their moderation policy for comments.Which reaffirms my faith that
John Swallow is innocent of any allegations of illegal or unethical acts.
@ one old man"We need look no further than their protection of Wall
Street and crooked bankers."You don't get it old man. It
was corrupt government that bailed out and settled with corrupt corporations.
The Constitution was circumvented, leaving the victims, homeowners and investors
with no legal recourse for restitution. It was that very government that you
seem to be enamored with that stops the wheels of justice rather than promotes
it.We don't need too much government or too little government.
We need the right amount of righteous government and the Constitution is the
very best gauge of what is the right amount. When corrupt government rules, I
suppose we all lose.
If you've ever had dealings with a government entity like the IRS or FTC
etc you know why people don't trust people that work in the government.
There's absolutely no customer service and your guilty until you can prove
yourself innocent. And the fact that they don't have to follow the same
laws as every other business is very scary and wrong! Of course if it profits
them then it doesn't matter. So many that work for our government are in it
for what they get out of it not to help the American people, and the fact that
there's so many people who want universal health care and more government
involvement amazes me. I would rather work a situation out with an insurance
company then the government and that's saying something. Bottom line we are
not better off working with any government entity and somehow these agencies
need to be cleaned up!
In the primary election, John Swallow's campaign made dark allegations
about his challenger, Sean Reyes. Reyes was stunned. He protested by filing a
defamation lawsuit. Swallow seemed amused at his challenger's
consternation. Amused and mean. A grinning John Swallow airily dismissed the
suit by saying, "desperate candidates do desperate things." Now dark allegations are raised about Swallow. And he protests...It is karma?Maybe.Karma is justice. It does not reward
or punish. It shows no favoritism because we have to earn all that we receive.
Karma doesn't predestine anyone or anything. We create our own causes, and
karma adjusts the effects with perfect balance. -MARY T. BROWNE, The Power of
Karma.At this point it appears that the most graceful thing Mr.
Swallow can do is step down so that the office of the Attorney General can get
about the business of Utah's business - as both the Deseret News and the
Herald Tribune have suggested. But he won't. Not as long as John Swallow
is more concerned about John Swallow than public service to the people who
elected him. We should have seen that coming, well before we voted.
The influence pedaling is disturbing. I don't buy the line that "he is
just a real trusting guy" and got duped by some nefarious people. He's
50 and he's the AG. He needs to have exceptional judgement, but from so
many of the questionable events that have allegedly occurred, he appears to be
highly political which seems to have affected his judgement. That is disturbing.
He has admitted that the AG office was not his final goal. He has higher
political aspirations(which will never be fulfilled now). As a new republican
delegate this year, I was introduced to both he and Sean Reyes and that was the
one race I felt most strongly about(I knew almost nothing of either of them
until the day of the convention). It was disappointing to see Mr. Swallow win.
Ironically I'm a white BYU grad as well. Though he may not be found guilty
of a crime, and may not even be guilty of some of the things he's accused
of, the multiple, calculated comments and poor decisions raise question of his
ability to make good judgements - requisite in my opinion to be AG.
Dave RL - at any rate the inmates are running the asylum.
But Mr. Eddy -- why is our government corrupt in many cases?Could it
be MONEY?Could it be wealthy and very powerful manipulators of
public trust?Could it be powerful special interests that have
purchased the services of legislators -- both state and federal?Could it be people like John Swallow?
Why is the DN so intent on persecuting John Swallow? This is at least the third
attack piecepresented by Dennis Romboy and I think they have all been very
unfair.The fact that Mark Shurtleff and Jim Matheson were also involved with
Jeremy Johnson and perhaps many other Democrat and Republican legislators begs
the question why so much scrutiny of John Swallow? It is obvious that their goal
is to force John Swallow out of office. John Swallow is an elected Attorney
General and last time I checked in the USA one is innocent until proven guilty.
Allowing a forum to bash John Swallow week in and week out does great disservice
to the people of Utah and the employees who work for the attorney general. It
appears to me that the DN has taken a sharp turn to the left.
So New To Utah, are you saying expecting honesty from government officials is a
Left Wing Thing?You got it.At least that seems to be the
case in Utah.
if there is enough evidence for criminal charges, then he needs to be charged.
But let's get the show on the road. this whole thing is gone on way too
long and regardless of how it turns out his ethics will be in question. it
will not restore nor will he ever have the confidence of the people of this
state again. He will need to resign if he has any interest other than himself.
It has nothing to do with what religion he is or what party he belongs to. We
need to get rid of people in public service that are untrustworthy. If we need
to use the letter of the law to charge him, there is no way for the spirit of
the law to remain.
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