Being a resident of Utah serving in Kirkuk, Iraq, I've been watching the debate and subsequent defeat of the school voucher bill this past week.
I am stunned that a majority of Utahns, particularly those who identify themselves as conservative or Republican, could so eagerly abandon their implied principles and vote against simple logic. It's a sad day when conservatives forfeit the principles of individualism, free market competition and a less intrusive government and vote like a true-blue socialist-minded Democrat.Once again Utahns have chosen government stewardship over our family affairs as opposed to putting that responsibility into our own capable hands.
Robert Ray Richards
Kirkuk Regional Air Base