John Florez: Societies renewed with vigorous public debate

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  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2010 9:53 a.m.

    Mr. Florez I always appreciate your columns as they are often encourage thought and debate. It would seem to me, however, that there is no conflict between the government investing in roads, while at the same time difficult economic times require more need for charitable giving and support. The road investment is to encourage continued and improved future economic activity, while the latter reflects the present time and our "Utah values" to individually do more to care for our neighbors without a need for forced government aid.

  • madison Magna, UT
    Oct. 25, 2010 9:31 a.m.

    I'm all for a healthy debate but if a conservative speaks up he is likely to be seen as uncivil if he speaks too plainly. This plainness is for everyone, isn't it?

    As for saviors coming from the unorthodox that may sometimes be true but liberalism in the new orthodoxy so I wonder if that position is an honest one, expressed in liberals' ink.

    What also is bothersome, though, is the perverse attempt to marginalize the majority. Give the minorities their say, I agree. This would mean giving regular column space to the (Utah) Independent gubanatorial candidate Farley Anderson for example, as well as the radical leftists who, after all, have only the Presidency, House and Senate to represent and uphold them.

    Give the majority their due also, support them too, and grant them regular column commensurate with their public support.