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Published: Sunday, Aug. 3 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

You have a dysfunctional Congress so you call for a coup d'etat rather than just voting Hatch, Lee, Chaffetz, Bishop or the new guy out? I'll bet you'll vote for at least one of these people or the former mayor that has only more Koch submissiveness on her mind. Please, you withstood Bush for his terms so stand up and quit advocating for revolution. We withstood the last guy while he lied us into war so you can withstand this guy especially since you'll vote for the same dysfunctional representatives who all think they are the subjects of Utah folklore even while they attempt to expedite the process of the coup.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

JCS,

How many times are you going to post the exact same thing? Do you believe that this is applicable to every single article?

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

America has never faced the probability of nuclear devices being detonated in one or more of our cities by our geopolitical foes which we face today! America's enemies have never had that capability but they do now and contrary to what some of our leaders believe they now have or soon will have that capability and have sworn to use them!
America has never had the staggering amount of and increasing amounts of national debt that it does today and except for some (including our current leaders) who have their heads in the sand, it will destroy us economically at some point! America has never faced the moral and cultural decline we are experiencing today, especially in our inter-cities. Partially because of my religious faith, I believe the long term future of America is wonderful (10th Article of Faith) but I also have read the words of the prophets both ancient and modern and know that our immediate future will be very difficult. In other words, America will survive but it will be a very different country by then!

Henderson
Orem, UT

@ Joan Watson

And what was the point of the letter? Other than historical misunderstandings rice, paranoia de bleu, smothered in Obama bashing sauce, and your typical side dish of sour grapes over the election of 2012?

I seriously didn't see any point to the letter and I read it 5 times over.

Is the letter writer desiring an all out war against the Russians? Was that the point? Please help me.

Unreconstructed Reb
Chantilly, VA

John Charity Spring,

You've been spamming that Lincoln quote in comments for political, religious, and even sports articles for several days. Please explain your tenuous connection between a young Lincoln speaking about the dangers slavery posed to democratic government and whatever point you're trying to make, or knock it off.

FreedomFighter41
Provo, UT

I agree with one thing the letter writer wrote, we do need to get back onto the right track morally and spiritually.

Health care is a right, not some commodity to be bought by the rich and denied to the old, poor, or sick.

Corporations aren't people.

The poor and middle class shouldn't pay higher taxes than the richies.

Public lands don't exist to merely exploit. No more drill baby drill mantra and those ranchers who refuse to pay for their usage need to be thrown into prison.

Our veterans aren't pawns in Bush's game of Call of Duty. Former leaders who lied to get us into war need to be held accountable. They deserve health care and benefits that they've earned. Not have the government shut down because of Mike Lee's temper tantrum. Those who shut down the government and rob veterans of their benefits need to be brought to justice.

Money isn't free speech. It's bribery.

Let us all get onto our knees and repent today. We need to get back on the right track.

Ranch
Here, UT

The most dangerous thing in America today is the Tea Party Republican.

Ranch
Here, UT

@John Charity Spring;

What country are you living in and where is any of that happening?

Grover
Salt Lake City, UT

"This government cannot last." Ah yes, immortal words spoken by one of the finest Presidents...but he clearly was a better President than fortune teller since it has been over 150 years since the pronouncement and no collapse yet. In any case the letter writer clearly is advocating for a switch to a British style of government where the people push their representatives to vote "no confidence" in the government and new elections are called...great idea but best check with the founding fathers first.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Wow! I've never seen so many liberals tooting their horns in one post in a looooong time.

With this country's overwhelming debt ($17 Trillion and counting), disastrous Health Care, open border allowing illegals and drug cartels by the truck loads into our country, IRS scandal daily looking worse, VA scandal, Benghazi cover-up, millions of "folks" on food stamps and welfare and growing, and imperial style governing, etc., I am amazed that you can find any hard facts to "brag" about with this administration.

God bless our country, the USA!

pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

Thid Barker.."America has never faced the probability of nuclear devices being detonated in one or more of our cities by our geopolitical foes which we face today! America's enemies have never had that capability but they do now"

Dude where were you in the 50's, 60's, and 70's? Remember the Cuban missile crisis. And just who has that capability now except Russia and China, the same enemies of the 50.s, 60's, and 70's?

The staggering debt will destroy us..oh please. There's not an ounce of inflation, and we owe 80% of the debt to ourselves. Do you ever get tired of this straw man. That doesn't mean we shouldn't work on a manageable debt but destroy us..please.

" America has never faced the moral and cultural decline we are experiencing today, ". Oh the moral decline of gays have equal rights, women can make their own choices about their health, and the decadence of someone being allowed to marry whom they love.

Sounds to me like we're getting better.

intervention
slc, UT

@john charity springs and thid

So your defense of a letter full of empty rhetoric is to post more of the same?

FreedomFighter41
Provo, UT

@ Mountainman

"America has never faced the probability of nuclear devices being detonated in one or more of our cities by our geopolitical foes which we face today!"

You must have missed the past 60 years and that whole Cold War thingie.

A basic high school American history class would do you a world of good. The possibility of Atomic war has been around since the close of WWII.

Esquire
Springville, UT

I see the problem as the Republican House of Representatives. What about that, Vernon. The President isn't the problem. Sadly, you are partisan, which undermines your credibility. In fact, you really should have written this letter back in 2003.

Esquire
Springville, UT

@ John Charity Spring, what ARE you talking about with the Lincoln quote? The only thing that remotely makes sense is the shabby behavior of the Tea Party and far right. Is that what you are referring to? I assume so.

one old man
Ogden, UT

John Spring's Lincoln quote is a perfect description of the Tea Party.

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

Israel is not the 51st state.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Don't sweat the small stuff, it's just all small stuff.

Take a deep cleansing breath Vernon, the sun will come up tomorrow...

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

@The Real Maverick:
"We've tried war before. Perhaps a different strategy should be employed?"

There are mostly only two options... fight or give in.

@Res Novae:
"Where are we 'being assaulted on every side'?"

You've never heard of 9/11? The Fort Hood shooter? The USS Cole Bombers? The London Subway bombers? The Boston Marathon bombers? The Israeli Olympic team attackers? Saudi Khobar Towers Bombers? Beirut Marine Barracks Bombers? The Benghazi attackers? To name just a few.

"What forces are arrayed against us?"

Do a little research... Al Qaeda has announced their objective... kill all Americans and Jews.

"Exactly what dragons need slaying?"

The menace of the middle east.

@Ultra Bob:
"We can elect a leader as our President but if we deny him the tools of acceptance and support, he won't be able to lead the nation and we will wallow in despair."

He has been handed the tools... it's called laws passed by the US Congress. And his marching orders are in the US constitution: 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed.'

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Yes, the Republican tea party do nothing congress has to go.

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