Political groups call for Gov. Gary Herbert to appoint interim attorney general

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  • Mugabe ACWORTH, GA
    Dec. 11, 2013 6:30 a.m.

    All of the men and women that are considering that position are members of the same professional association, the ABA, or BBA. They all hold titles of nobility which, according to the Constitution, disqualify them. It's naive to think that anyone from this treasonous association can or will restore soundness to this entity of government.

    We have been warned about this organization, in both dispensations. The Lord said:

    "And now behold, I say unto you, that the foundation of the destruction of this people is beginning to be laid by the unrighteousness of your lawyers and your judges." (Alma 10:27)

    Another time he said: Wo unto you lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge; ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindred." (Luke 10:52)

    This is not meant to berate anyone, but if we are going to take back control of our lives, we must heed the Lord's warnings and stop thinking that just because men and women are members of the church that they have the interest of the people at heart. This isn't always the case,sad as it may be.

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 11:53 p.m.

    I am not sure you could find a better slate of candidates if you searched long and hard. The qualifications of any one of these possible attorney generals should make the citizens proud that good people would step forward.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 5:57 p.m.

    2014. With these fine candidates, and with our current election system, I believe that would be a mistake to pick a caretaker. We want someone to be AG that is willing to face the voters next fall.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    These two groups would not be satisfied unless Gov. Herbert were to appoint some radical leftist, and their shrill objections to elected Attorney General Swallow were ostensibly because he was some sort of evil crook.

    All along, it has been clear that their REAL objection is that he was an elected conservative official, and that displeases them.

    Governor Herbert should ignore these fringe elements and exercise his proven sound judgment doing what he considers best for Utah, and in strict accordance with our laws and Constitution.

  • Spiritof76 salt lake city, UT
    Dec. 10, 2013 3:44 p.m.

    Eight candidates are running under a predetermined process--some are well known and others are citizens not involved in government or in any manner with the Swallow-era mess. With a debate planned tomorrow and speeches and a vote scheduled for Saturday, meddling in the process by political groups is suspect. Let all of the candidates be heard! We know too well that power often corrupts. The ultimate appointee to the A.G. position will find it in his or her best interest to clean house and to pursue wise policies. The accountability of a future election is the hallmark of good government.