In response to Gavin Wilde ("Some patriotic exceptions," Readers' Forum, July 21), who seems to dislike so much about Utah and the United States, on behalf of the five members of my extended family who have served or are serving in the armed forces, and hardworking taxpayers like myself who usually don't have time to write cute letters to the editor, I ask you to find a state or country that you like better than Utah or the United States and move there.

There are plenty of countries where homosexual "marriage" is legal, where firearms are outlawed, where you can pay 75 percent of your income in taxes, where you can pay $8 per gallon for gas, and whose military is so weak they depend on us to defend them.

David Jolley

Pleasant Grove