Bravo to Herbert

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  • cavetroll SANDY, UT
    March 25, 2012 12:32 a.m.

    I agree with you, I want the government out of my life as much as possible. That means I want to buy a bottle of wine on Sunday, buy a car on Sunday, go swimming in Provo on Sunday, go shopping at that new shopping mall downtown on Sunday. Basically do a lot of things that the legislature has told me I cannot do.

  • homebrew South Jordan, UT
    March 24, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    Stick your head in the sand, Utah, Maybe you wont get pregnant.

  • kibitzer Magna, UT
    March 24, 2012 10:08 a.m.

    "Political Extremists" = Those who believe in the Constitution of the United States evidently. If so I'm all for them.

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    March 23, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    I am on a personal crusade to get rid of these legislators who have voted for these ridiculous bills over the past few years. First it was the school voucher bill the majority of Utahans didn't want, then it was the foolish text/email privacy bill, and now this. I think our legislators are too out of touch with what we want. It's time for a new crop of public servants.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    March 23, 2012 1:12 p.m.

    Kenneth Frank -- great letter, and 100% correct. It's sad that the legislators kowtow to a bully like Ruczica.

    Governor Herbert -- well done.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    March 23, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    I applaud Herbert's veto. This actually gives parents more choice not less. Ignorance is not bliss and there are some that will benefit from this fact. Not all of us want to crawl into a hole and hope we won't be caught in the darkness. Sex Education is about teaching good health not teaching how to find the best action. As CSN once said, "Teach your children well" but it is also a community effort unless you prefer home schooling. You know where the door is.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    March 23, 2012 10:47 a.m.


    Rubbish! All you have to do is 'opt out" and your children learn nothing. You have the choice to not enroll them in sex ed. Give others the choice to use it if they want to.

    You want the government out of your life? How 'bout keeping it out of everyone elses as well, FORCING "abstinence only education" (what an oxymoron) is butting into their lives.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    March 23, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    I couldn't disagree more with those who supported this veto.

    All I ask is to get the government out of my life to the greatest possible extent. You want your children to get sex education? Then you give it to them. You know enough to have parented the child; don't abdicate your parental duties now that they're born. You want your children to have condoms? You provide them. Why does the government even think they have a role in this discussion at all?

    Every person I talked to who supported this veto CLAIMS that they teach their children about sex and the responsbilities associated with it. They all CLAIM that sex education in school is for other people's children. Absolute rubbish! But if that's truly the case, then I want to know what business they have with determining what my children need to learn.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    March 23, 2012 9:55 a.m.

    Gov. Herbert's failure to get behind any meaningful measure to control illegal immigration does not bespeak a courageous man but perhaps a political man only.

    Apply that to this situation. Afraid of conservatives? That is something I have never concluded from the record of the Utah legislature.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 23, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    Good job Governor Herbert. That one veto may have gotten you my vote.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    March 23, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    Herbert should be commended for having the courage to stand up to the political extremists.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    March 23, 2012 7:46 a.m.

    Great letter