Utah Legislature lauds Mormon church's welfare system

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  • Andermart Pullman, WA
    Oct. 4, 2011 7:40 a.m.

    The Welfare Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints is really an outstanding example of leadership, of ingenuity and of social reform. With this program, dignity and self respect have been preserved for an incredible number of families who have fallen on hard times, and it has been the means of lifting many tens of thousands additional individuals from depression and other side effects of unemployment and hard knocks. In this program you see caring, you see renewed opportunity, you see quality food production, and you see self respect thriving. A great burden is lifted from the government and from these families.

    There is still some abuse of the system, which some individuals feel is their right, but for the most part, this is a true program from our maker, with blessings for all who participate.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 3, 2011 10:46 p.m.


    For a group who abhors government spending, you have no problem bringing legislators in from far and wide, paying their per diem and salary so they can pass non-binding resolutions. If it was a Democratic legislature doing this, or anohter state, you'd be howling.

    ...and no, I don't think the state needs a state firearm, but I agree the Browning M1911 automatic pistol was a revolutionary firearm. I wish I owned one. I probably know more about weapons than you will ever know, having worked on aircraft weapons, including hydraulic and chain driven gatling guns, as well as personal firearms for many years, yet I am still a Democrat. See, I don't have to be a stereotypical tea partier to like guns.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 3, 2011 6:31 p.m.

    Re: CHS 85 | 5:55 p.m. Oct. 3, 2011
    "they spend a lot of time passing resolutions and such"

    I take it you didn't approve of Utah Governor Gary Herbert signing a bill into law that designates the Browning model M1911 automatic pistol as the official state firearm. It was, by the way, an excellent choice.

  • Ok Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 3, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    It has been, and continues to be, a good system, serving those in need.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 3, 2011 5:55 p.m.

    For a part-time legislature, they spend a lot of time passing resolutions and such. What actual state work was done while they were in session?