C. Jane Kendrick: Lawmakers just people working for the people

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  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    Jan. 18, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    Great article and so insightful.
    Regardless of what state or democratic country where anyone can run for an office, no one ever gets into politics to do harm. We may not agree with everyone, that is why we have the right to vote and choose who will represent us but in the end the majority vote wins.
    I just ran for parliament, I did not win but I do not feel like a loser, I gave the voters a choice and appreciate every vote that I received. I believe my opponent will do the his best job possible for our electorate

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 17, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    To bad one political party has total domination of our state. What this year, a bill to exterminate wolves from the planet, declare Utah a United Nations free zone, give 12 a twelve year old a right to drive in rural Utah. A law requiring everyone to carry a loaded gun. How about Utah seceding from the Union. I know I am being cynical. I just wish they would listen to the people instead Gayle Ruzicka and her self righteous Eagle Forum.

  • jilligan West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 17, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    What an excellent article! My dad is a rep as well, and has been since 2002. They work very hard serving us as a state, and try to keep everyone in their best interest. My kids and I enjoy our weekly visits to the capital to visit my dad, and to get the candy from the men in the green coats. We are very blessed to live in shuch a wonderful state, where our represenatives do keep the public in view!

  • XelaDave Salem, UT
    Jan. 17, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    When I saw the title "Must be lawmaking season" my first thought was "wonder who got arrested this year?"

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    Jan. 17, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    I am not a Utahn but I believe that Utah is the worlds best hope for government. That is why I hope they will address some important issues. What is the proper role of government? Is it just to unfetter the secret hand of capitalism? Is public education or public health proper concerns of government or should these be relegated solely to the private sector? Is charity to be practiced by private individuals and institutions only or should the government show charity in legislation? Governor Herbert says True charity comes from each of us reaching out a hand to help our neighbor, not from the overreaching hand of government." Elder Uchtdorf says in his prayer Bless all who have been elected by the people of this great state of Utah ... with wisdom and integrity, with courage and foresight, and with kindness and charity to all." Is there contrast here? Should Mormons observation And the people began to be distinguished by ranks, according to their riches and their chances for learning; yea, some were ignorant because of their poverty, and others did receive great learning because of their riches be ignored when funding for education is considered?