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It's been a long year - a long journey for Donald Trump. He started as a
seasoned successfull businessman but a rookie polititian with some rather raw
communication mannerisms but I watched him grow and change each month and each
debate from early spring to now and in my opinion the man is an awesome leader
who represents everything I want in my president. Trump is a tough New Yorker
and like Rudy Guliani who did a masterful job as mayor of New York after 911
with his toughness and compassion Trump also has the same toughness and a very
real caring about him that people simply gravitate to. The man is not polished
but he is genuine and that is why he stood so far above the rest of the field in
the GOP. People believe him and they believe in him. Trump is not PC -- in fact
he is anti-PC and again that is what is so refreshing about him. He is real! I
truly believe Trump could turn this country around from the free fall it is in.
I don't see another man (or woman) -- other than possibly Mike Pence -- who
could tackle such a daunting task. America will not be saved if Hillary is
It's election day, Donald. And they took away your twitter, because
you're not capable of controlling yourself enough to not spew your
vindictive rage. You do not deserve the codes. You do not have the
@ heavyhitter"What's not to like about his positions laid
out here?"It's decisive, ignorant, hateful, unrealistic,
and most of it is simply untrue.
I like the plain-speaking Trump. What's not to like about his positions
laid out here? Well done.
"Indeed, of the 4.8 million registered Syrian refugees in neighbouring
countries, only 10% of them are in camps.According to the UNHCR,
"out of the approximately 2.1 million Syrians refugees registered with UNHCR
in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, approximately 24,000 or 1.2% are Christians
and 0.1% are other minority religious groups including Yezidis." source: the
whig (Kingston Ontario news)RRB"just 62 of the 2,550
Syrian refugees that have been resettled in the U.S. since the Syrian civil war
broke out in 2011 are some denomination of Christian." Obama has
plenty of Christian refugees to choose from, so far it's 62 out of 24,000
to be exact.
@RRB --"You mean that Obama can't demand that they be
fair..."It's not a question of just "being fair".
There's a huge machinery involved in refugee camps and registering people
and so on. The Christians simply aren't there to get registered, because
they don't use the camps. And the USA doesn't run the UN.
Obama can't just snap his fingers and expect the UN to comply with his
demands, you know."...This is Obama's responsibility, or
one of his cabinet."Get real. It would probably take millions of
dollars to set up a new refugee system. If you want a different system, then
start raising money to pay for it."They appear to be filtering
Christians out," said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)."Well, of
course. He's an extreme conservative. He vocally supports racial profiling,
for heaven's sake. He even displays a Confederate flag on his desk, even
though Iowa was never even a Confederate state. Of *course* he'd say
something like that. But is he an expert on mid-East immigration? No, of course
@RBB. How is it any different? How come you give a pass on Bush? He was the
president of the United States and led America into a false war. Also 215 Republicans voted for the Iraq war vs 82 democrats in the house and
in the senate it was 48 to 29 respectively. The republicans own the Iraq war
plain and simple.
If Trump actually wrote ANY of this op-ed, I'll eat my Bernie T-shirt.
ShawnHillary, Kennedy and Kerry all supported the war in Iraq.
Blaming just Bush can't be done, it was a totally different situation. Let's stop trying to divert the discussion. Hillary messed up in
Benghazi and it cost American lives.
I am not a Hillary supporter at all but how many people were killed in Benghazi
compared to how many lost their life during a false war in Iraq? If
you were not calling for Bush to be tried for crimes and lies then you can not
be upset about Hillary.
This is pure garbage. There is nothing here we have not already heard time and
time again. There is no substance. No real plans.Nothing.
ContrariusYou mean that Obama can't demand that they be fair in
their initial lists of refugees? They are an initial list, they are not
mandatory. This is Obama's responsibility, or one of his cabinet. “They appear to be filtering Christians out,” said Rep. Steve King
(R-Iowa). According to data from the State Department, just 62 of
the 2,550 Syrian refugees that have been resettled in the U.S. since the Syrian
civil war broke out in 2011 are some denomination of Christian. That's
wrong. ECRHow did she respond? Hillary is on record in an
interview with Chris Wallace. “I don’t hold any ill feeling for
someone who in that moment may not fully recall everything that was or
wasn’t said.”Matt Vespa quipped: Oh, so Smith is not
only wrong — her grief may have induced some amnesia? UtahbluedevilIt's on the front page of the opinion section. Not the
front page of the paper. We have The Clinton foundation, the Clinton
emails, Benghazi. How can you overlook this mess and her dishonesty?
Hey comments -" Hillary has already proven what a miserable
failure she is in her current position. She has sold our country and sold her
soul and is not to be trusted in any way shape or form."Uh huh .
. . That's what Trump and his supporters say, but the facts show just the
OPPOSITE to be the case.Why do you suppose that is?Mitt
Romney knows why."Dishonesty is a hallmark of Donald Trump."
@JoeBlowRE: "What happened to the party and values of Lincoln, TR,
Eisenhower and Reagan?? I hear you Coug. And I was a solid R voter back
then"...---Wow. You are even older than I thought. You voted
for Lincoln?=====@ECR,I did read where she said
she holds Clinton responsible. But she never said, Hillary Clinton
"murdered" my son. Which you put in quotes. And called it
"Fact".But she never said that (not a fact).=====The part of the Smith speech Clinton called a lie (or "wrong")
was that she ever blamed his death on a video. I can show you several YouTube
videos in which Hillary Clinton blamed it on a video (after she knew that
narrative was not true).Google "hillary clinton blames video for
benghazi attack - YouTube"...There's also a recorded phone
conversation where she blames it on the video. Google "Hillary
Clinton Benghazi Call Transcripts Released | The Daily Caller"...There's also official State Dept Documents where she blamed it on the
video. After she knew that was not the case.
Utefan60 you have your head in the sand just like all of Hillary's other
supporters. Hillary has already proven what a miserable failure she is in her
current position. She has sold our country and sold her soul and is not to be
trusted in any way shape or form.
Trump is the best choice among the alternatives - if there were nothing else,
just his choice of Supreme Court dominees would be enough to get my vote.
It is so sad that the GOP has spent millions and lied consistently about Ms.
Clinton, yet she has survived all those false accusations, lies and blatant
falsehoods. That is a person I want as President. She has been put
through the refining fires produced by the GOP and has made it through. And
those who still call her every name in the book and falsify her supposed guilt
are the ones that scare honest educated and decent Americans. It is
difficult for those who support Trump and the GOP to rationalize their poor
decisions. Most Americans see through this and are taking their vote and their
conscience to the Democrats.
What I find interesting is several times that I have included direct quotes from
Trump, the positing was denied because it was considered "offensive".
Once I deleted his quote, the post was approved. So here is a man who on a
regularly makes comments that the Deseret News considers too offensive to quote,
and yet many of you honor this man as though he will lead a moral correction in
our nation. I get peoples frustration with government. Anytime you
feel your voice is not heard, frustration is surely to follow. But there is
nothing in Trumps past that shows he will listen to anyone. His own campaign is
trying to save his campaign by toning down his rhetoric... but he refuses. This
is a man we are going to entrust working with Congress to get that side of
government working for us again. That is a real stretch.I
don't want Hillary. I don't want Trump. We're going to end up
with one of them. Trumps record of bankruptcies, bad debt, thousands of law
suites, is troublesome. The one thing I do admire about Trump - he is willing
to change his mind.
All one has to do is go to Trump's website and get all the specifics on
policy you want. It is strange how the Democrats have mastered the concept of
propaganda in this election. Edward Bernays would be proud. Claim Trump is an
agent of the Russians without an iota of proof and you see it claimed throughout
the media and social media. Claim Trump wants war, although it is Clinton that
is the war hawk, and again, it gets repeated. Claim Trump is racist, and again,
no evidence, just easy rhetoric to throw around. Strange how Trump can be
simultaneously part of a Russian plot and wanting war with Russia. Strange how
trump can be racist when most of his first-degree family is Jewish and he
married a Slav. If Hillary wins Utah I will finally have to say Edward Bernays
was right, hands down, and even Utah people, who I have always regarded as
highly intelligent, are easily manipulable.
Ha! What a bunch of hoooey!I can see why "Conservative"
Utahans just LOVE this guy.He's making all kinds of UNWORKABLE
promises . . . Just like all Republican politicians do, but he's doing it
brashly and boldly isn't he?Sooooooo Impressive!!Hey Tuffy Parker -"Seriously?? This is the best Mr. Trump can
offer to Utahns? "Trump is a canny fraudster. You should trust
his expertise. He KNOWS what Utahans want.Hey Kerrie Lou -" This election has become much more than simply electing a president.
It's become a referendum on fear & hate vs love and freedom.". . . Beautifully said. But the Trump campaign is melting down. What a
mess!In the interest of posterity, I'm getting the new Time
Magazine (the one with Trump literally melting down on the cover) framed.
I strongly believe Trump is a worshiper of Mammon and would be the worst POTUS
C'mon Utah, we NEED to show the world that we are smart enough not to vote
for an arrogant and immoral narcissist whose fear-mongering is meant to appeal
to this nation's most ignorant. NEVER TRUMP!
Ernest T. Bass: "The party of Nixon, Palin and Trump. Time for a complete
overhaul, GOP."...as opposed to the party of Obama, Gore,
Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, and Hillary??? Physician...heal thyself!I
expected nothing less than a bunch of comments where liberals can find nothing
redeeming in anything Trump says and nothing wrong with anything Hillary stands
for.It is sure to be a nasty election process over the next few
2 bits - Since you were reading the text of Patricia Smith's speech did you
read further where she said "I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the
death of my son. Personally!"?And then a note at the bottom of
the text says this, "In response to applause and commentary from the
audience, Smith replied, "That's right: Hillary for prison. She
deserves to be in stripes.""So tell me how that narrative -
that she is responsible for his death and she deserves to be in stripes - is
different than someone saying another person murdered their son. My comment was
in response the 'prelax' who said "Clinton can call a gold star
mother a liar" which she definitely did not, as indicated by the quote from
her interview with Chris Wallace. I'm wondering why you didn't
address that untrue statement with the same vigor you questioned mine. Donald Trump complained that Khizr Khan "viciously attacked me"
and then went on one of his tweeting fits. Hillary Clinton accepted and
understood the comments of Patricia Smith without attacking her in retaliation.
Which person will act like the adult once they get to the White House?
A few years ago, when it was politically expedient, the Republicans were all up
in arms about the ballooning debt, even though the drastic increases were
necessary to keep the economy afloat. But now they are embracing someone who
wants to give us a double dose of supply-side economics by reducing tax revenues
by trillions. At least be consistent, Republicans. If you really do want to
reduce the debt, then please start talking about tax increases and sensible cuts
to wasteful government programs, such as our massive defense budget. You know that we really can't do much with Social Security and Medicare.
They will increase because of the retirement of the Baby Boom generation, and
your economic policies have prevented many of these retirees from saving enough
to live on. So that leaves you with few option, the most significant being
military. We can't continue prosecuting unfunded wars and making big
investments in the military-industrial complex. If you want to reduce the debt,
get real about it.
@2 bits --"Smith didn't say Clinton "murdered her
son"."Actually, she pretty much did, though not in those
exact words.Her exact words -- and I quote -- were: "I blame
Hillary Clinton. I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my
Like others here, I decry what Hillary has done much more than what Donald has
said. Regardless of his deliverance, he has shown more patriotism, more concern
for our police and military, more concern for our security, more concern for our
commerce, and more concern for our rights than Hillary ever has. Her lying,
illicit, illegal, murderous, treasonous, and corrupt activities make her a
catastrophe for our country, not to mention that she receives support from
governments where it is legal to throw gay people off buildings and murder
Christians. Donald's priorities are in America's best interest, while
Hillary's priorities are in the rest of the worlds interest, and in lining
her own pockets. I support Donald 100% and I hope Utahans will pull their heads
out and recognize that he is the best option to keep our country from being sold
out from under us.
@ECR 6:21 a.m.RE: "FACT: After Patricia Smith, the mother of a young
man killed in Benghazi, said Hillary Clinton "murdered her son"...---If you're going to claim to be stating a "FACT"... at
least get the facts correct.Patricia Smith never said Hillary
Clinton "Murdered" her son.This is the direct quote from her
speech at the Convention..."When I saw Hillary Clinton at Sean’s
coffin ceremony, just days later, she looked me squarely in the eye and told me
a video was responsible. Since then, I have repeatedly asked Hillary Clinton to
explain to me the real reason why my son is dead. I’m still
waiting"...She blamed Clinton for not getting a straight answer
about what lead up to her son's death. She didn't say Hillary
"murdered her son".====Whether Patricia Smith is
a liar or not (as Hillary Clinton stated in the DNC debate)... can't be
proven (PolitiFact). Only Hillary and Patricia know what she said.Smith didn't say Clinton "murdered her son". Smith does hold
Clinton and her department's lack of response partly responsible.
Put all your energy into helping Trump get better instead of dividing us up even
more.Hillary is worse than everyone even thinks and she is going to
win unless we unite!+
"What happened to the party and values of Lincoln, TR, Eisenhower and
Reagan??"I hear you Coug. And I was a solid R voter back then.
But, you must admit that the GOP did not get to this place over night. It has been building. The GOP, along with Fox and right wing radio
along with the Tea Party has put forth an ugly narrative that fosters this kind
of rebellion.And it has culminated in the outright hatred of our
current president and the desire to see this country fail unless one of theirs
is at the helm.Unlike many, I want a balanced government. I want to
see R and D come together and construct balanced solutions.I hope to
see the GOP of old return, but I am not optimistic.
@SHELBY135FARMINGTON, UTGod sent Donald Trump to save
America.10:13 p.m. Aug. 15, 2016==== THAT is a
If you do not believe that America is not great now, get out.
"How many more scandals can she side-step until until some Americans take
off their rose-colored glasses, use common sense, and realize that Trump is
going to win?"How many more scandals can you all make up?
That's how many more she can side step. On one hand you all
demean her , resolve, intellectual abilities, and accomplishments, and on the
other are bewildered by how she can escape 40 years of scandals. One quick answer is it's the scandals that are the lies, not her
responses. Trump is going to win...we're you in charge of
Romney's campaign polling per chance?
Scare, scare, scare, I'll fix it all for you, me, me, me.What
happened to the party and values of Lincoln, TR, Eisenhower and Reagan??
RRB.... its still there..... what are you complaining about?
prelax said""It amazes me that Clinton can call a gold star
mother a liar, and no one says a thing. But if Trump does it, it's front
page."FACT: After Patricia Smith, the mother of a young man
killed in Benghazi, said Hillary Clinton "murdered her son", FOX News
Chris Wallace asked her to respond and she said, "Chris, my heart goes out
to both of them. Losing a child under any circumstances, especially in this
case, two State Department employees, extraordinary men both of them, two CIA
contractors gave their lives protecting our country, our values. I understand
the grief and the incredible sense of loss that can motivate that.""The sham of an investigation by the FBI that would put anyone else in
prison will be followed by an investigation of the Clinton foundation after the
election." FACT: The FBI WOULD put anyone in prison who; 1.
Promotes the idea of a foreign government (Russia) hacking government websites;
2. The statements - kidding or otherwise - of those proposing "Second
Amendment Remedies" to solve a political disagreement. So why isn't
Mr. Trump in jail?
Wow! I see I'm late to the party but I still want to give my opinion of
this op-ed. Like the op-ed from Hillary Clinton, it is obvious that someone
else wrote this for Mr. Trump (I say that mainly because he never once used the
term 'bigly' in this essay). But in the tradition of almost all of
Mr. Trump's speeches, he spend more time making false statements about his
opponent than he does explaining his policies. So let me just make a few
points:- Rather than being 'adrift' for 8 years, our
country has slowly, but surely, recovered from the worst economic meltdown since
the Great Depression. If we get, as Mr. Trump fears, four more years of the
Obama Administration, then I guess we can expect a tripling of the stock market
and the creation of 14 million new jobs.- Calling ISIS "Islamic
terrorists" will not give us any more advantage than we already have in
fighting against those evil forces.- The ONLY candidate who has
shown a tendency to threaten religious liberty in this election is the man whose
name is listed as the author of this essay..
Trumps reply to the DN stays on the front page for 10 hours, Hillary's for
3 days. Why??!?
@JDay writes, "there are too many troubling things about [Hillary]
(abortion, gay marriage).Did Hillary announce plans to make you get
married to a same-sex person?Did Hillary announce plans to make you
get an abortion?Hillary doesn't think that YOU should make the
decision about someone else's marriage--or their pregnancy. And it sounds
like you don't like that.
@RichardB --"Obama's administration is in charge of our
immigration, not the U.N."Read my post again. Yet again -- even
the National Review acknowledges that the fault lies with the UN.Obama doesn't just pick immigrant names out of the air. They get the list
of immigrant applicants from the UN, because the majority of the refugees apply
through the UN refugee camps.Yet again -- "That so few of the
Syrian refugees coming here are non-Muslim minorities is due to American
reliance on a United Nations refugee-resettlement program that
disproportionately excludes them.[....](M)inorities have difficulty getting to
step one in the U.N. process."The UN process is to blame, not
Trump has taken the party of Lincoln and turned it into the party of John Wilkes
Booth.But Utah will still go for Trump by at least 15 points.
God sent Donald Trump to save America.
According to NATO statistics, the U.S. spent an estimated $650 billion on
defense last year. That's more than double the amount all the other 27 NATO
countries spent between them, even though their combined GDP tops that of the
U.S. Trump has a point about making NATO share the burden. Right now
we have 50 nuclear weapons in Turkey, an unstable country with Syria across the
border. Trump was asked the question if he wanted a Muslin registry,
it wasn't his statement, but one posed by a reporter. He answered maybe a
Syrian refugee database. It turns out, we already have one. His list
of judges has received praise, would you cast shade on your sister on national
Trump is the man!
Utah can help make America great again.Don't vote for trump.
If you agree the USA should threaten to abandon NATO, screen people based on
religion from coming, start a national registry on peaceful citizens based
solely on a religion, encourage other peaceful nations ( japan south korea ect )
to get nuclear weapons because we want them to pay us more for protection and
100's of other insane and immoral things this man espouses, vote for him.
It is good to remember - he has NO chance of winning nationally- NONE.- He is
going to lose no matter what utah does. This is Utah's chance to stand and
say NO - republicans here do NOT issue blank checks to the GOP. We expect
candidates to be good people - we dont need perfect, but we do require them to
be HONORABLE- Trump thinks his Pro Abortion sister would be a great justice
nominee ! He wouldn't appoint good justices even if he had a change too.
He is no conservative. I do NOT vote party lines if the nominee won't do
what he promises, insults nearly everyone he meets and is more concerned with
his twitter campaign than learning how to run a country.
Hillary and Trump are two faces on the same coin both are a disaster for this
country. This is an all time low in our history, and as such history will not
look favorably upon us. Third party candidates are the only moral choice. Better yet, we should clean our own house first, but non-of our locally
elected representatives will be ousted even after the prison relocation fiasco.
There is no one to blame but ourselves. Shame on us.
if trump gets less electorial college delegates than Mitt does mean Trump is a
bigger choker? It looks that might happen except I think trump will bail and
Pence will have to take over.
Being socially acceptable is something the world expects. Trump is it.
Re: nicholdraperThat was quite and impressive list!And
as long as we are in the list mode, could you give us a list of why you are
STILL living in this "less great America"?
Orrin Hatch is pushing for passage of TPP. Donald Trump likens TPP to "rape
of our country". Either Hatch thinks it will be a done deal before Trump is
elected, or secretly suspects that Hillary will get elected but wants to make it
look like He is supporting the Republican Candidate. Or, Trump, in obamaesque
style, is saying what the voters want to hear but will not oppose the TPP if
I like what he said, he's not pretending to be someone that he is not. ContrariusObama's administration is in charge of our
immigration, not the U.N. 10 percent of the refugees are Christian,
yet Obama allows less than 1%. Why is the press silent on Obama's
Trump shows again that neither he nor his PR writers have any understanding of
Utah. Garnering support from pols like Hatch, Herbert, Okerland & Adams only
shows that some Utah officials will vote for any person wearing a GOP hat. The
Donald is one of the worst presidential candidates in history as evidenced by
his lack of knowledge about how our government actually operates, what U.S.
values really are, why most patriots reject his racism, sexism, partnership with
Putin & his thugs, & fear-mongering accusations to the
“uneducated” he says he loves. Where are the Donald’s
plans & specifics, etc? He seemingly can’t get beyond naïve
rhetoric about wiping out ISIS, fantasies about building a wall, & how
he’s going to block Muslim immigrants by psychological trickery he now
calls “extreme vetting. He’s not just wrong about Utah &
America, he’s an outright embarrassment around the globe.” I want a
better, more inclusive society for my many kids & grandchildren who live
throughout Utah.Donald, America is great, & gets greater every day.
Yes, we have challenges, but we’ve always united to solve them in the
past. And we certainly won’t if you were to be elected.
Gary Herbert and Orrin Hatch must be very, very proud to be called out by name
as endorsers of Mr. Trump. I'll bet they're scrap-booking this
article right now for posterity.
Want a list of countries that are better than the USA. By GDP per capita they
are: Quatar, Luxembourg, Singapore, Brunei, Kuwait, Norway, United Arab
Emirates, San Marino, Switzerland, Hong Kong. By the number of Billionaires
created China beat the USA by 100 to 4 last year, we still lead by most
billionaires but at the rate we going we will not be for long. By child
mortality rate 29 other countries are better than the USA. By ease of starting
a business, we are now 7th. By religious freedom we are 9th. The USA used to
lead in all these statistics. Make America Great Again isn't a slogan for
"We don't need 5 justices managing the 50 states, we can all manage
things ourselves, thank you very much."Ah yes..... as we have
seen, unchecked the states and people have done things "ourselves" just
fine.... Not. I am surprised that the party of the constitution is filled
with so many who would willfully get rid of the basic principles that has kept
our country running now 200 plus years .... that we have 3 separate
legs/pillars which ensures checks and balances. Now "conservatives"
would abandon that basic foundation of our country.... deciding that we should
have mob rule by the majority.I have some really bad news for Utah
ultra conservatives...... you are not part of any majority.... and you would
become the subjected minority. Utah is a very small state run by a very small
minority. Be very careful of what you ask for.
I thought this was a great editorial. I understand he gave a
"presidential" talk on foreign policy today also. I want to hear that.
Trump has never been in politics before. One of the things that people like
about him is he is straight forward and no PC garbage. Others are used to her
lying about her lies and saying what people want to hear wherever she is. They
are conditioned to think that is ok. Time to change parties and commands. I
don't think this country can take another 4 years of continued
Obama-Clinton regime!The Clinton Foundation money-laundering is just
beginning to get to full steam. How many more scandals can she side-step until
until some Americans take off their rose-colored glasses, use common sense, and
realize that Trump is going to win?Trump-Pence 2016
@prelax --"Obama has ignored Christian refugees. He has banned
them through inaction."Nonsense. Even the uber-conservative
National Review admits that the low number of Christian immigrants is due to UN
policies, not Obama."That so few of the Syrian refugees coming
here are non-Muslim minorities is due to American reliance on a United Nations
refugee-resettlement program that disproportionately excludes
them.[....](M)inorities have difficulty getting to step one in the U.N. process.
The religious terror that drove them from Syria blocks their registering. The
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is largely
limited to collecting refugee applications and making resettlement referrals
from its own camps and centers -- the burden of feeding creates strong
incentives for this practice. ... Knox Thames, the State Department's new
special adviser for religious minorities, wrote that "many minorities have
not entered the UN system because they are urban refugees." That is, because
they live far from the remote U.N. camps and aid centers, they lack the
information and access to register. And, as is widely known, many non-Muslim
refugees try hard to avoid these camps."
The trend in crime has been decreasing since the early 1990s, and illegal
immigration has declined. The article contains many misrepresentations (some of
these started with Sean Hannity, which KSL dropped from its radio show).I'm pretty sure that Governor Hubert wasn't really supporting
Trump. He was supporting his good friend Pence. It's like ordering a double
cheeseburger that happens to have pickles (I hate pickles). Keep in mind that
the lieutenant governor and many other high-placed Republicans are not
supporting the GOP nominee this year. Elections are not just about the party --
candidate values also matter. Utah is unlikely to vote for Clinton,
and Utah is unlikely to make a difference in the Presidential election. But for
this election (any election), I think it's perfectly acceptable to vote
your conscience, even if that 3rd party candidate doesn't stand a chance of
winning. In fact, voting for a 3rd party would allow Utah to make a statement
about what is not acceptable.
It amazes me that Clinton can call a gold star mother a liar, and no one says a
thing. But if Trump does it, it's front page. The marketing by
the DNC is taking over the election. Hillary can do no wrong according to the
majority of the press. The sham of an investigation by the FBI that
would put anyone else in prison will be followed by an investigation of the
Clinton foundation after the election. I like his statement. If you
want more details, check his website or any of his 10 books.
Vote Hillary for President in 2016! Anyone but Trump. Be scared about the
Donald sitting in the White House. Imagine it . . . surrounded by yes men, his
family running the WH staff and Trump himself making military decisions, running
the economy; Sarah Palin as Sec'y of Energy; Ben Carson as Surgeon General
and finally, the worst of all, Mike Pence as 2nd in command, and don't
forget, Rudy Guliani as Attorney General. I can't imagine a worse
nightmare, even Clinton with all her short comings is better than Trump.
Re: Prelax"Trump wants law and order, and borders to protect us,
like they used in Biblical times."Oh Yeah! Like in 2
I see authenticity, benevolence, and patriotism in this article.In
contrast, I see an utter void of Faith, Hope, and Charity, and numerous
distortions and falsehoods, in many of the reader comments here. There are various, likely explanations for this, including the following: One: a desire on the part of some persons and entities in this state to
maintain virtual non-enforcement of U.S. immigration law, for enhanced profits
but without regard for the well-being of society at large; and, Two:
“For behold, at that day shall he [Satan, the great arch-enemy
of Liberty] rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger
against that which is good.” (2 Nephi 28:20, Book of Mormon]
Impartial7Obama has ignored Christian refugees. He has banned them
A vote for Hillary is a vote for abortion. A vote for Hillary is a vote against
religion. Hillary lies about lying. She doesn't have Utah values, without
the constant attack by the media, she would not be ahead. Shades of Bernie
Sanders. Trump wants law and order, and borders to protect us, like
they used in Biblical times.
Either we start getting behind Trump or we will end up with Hillary Clinton as
the president. If she wins, it is not just four to eight years of Hillary, but a
Supreme Court that will have an effect for generations. Our children and
grandchildren will not have the America we have. Electing Hillary will end
religious freedom as we know it. This is a binary choice, if you are not for
Trump you are for Hillary.
Utah, can, but Trump can't
"Donald Trump: Utah can help make America great again"Yes,
by voting "none of the above"!
Those who want to "make America great again" should heed the words of
Edmund Burke who warned that "great nations and little minds go ill
together." Donald Trump has repeatedly shown a reckless
disregard for the values that made America great. Threatening to ban a people on
the basis of their Muslim faith will not foster religious liberty or national
security. Insulting the Gold Star parents of a fallen soldier who challenged his
blanket banning of Muslims shows disrespect for military families and
intolerance for anyone who dares disagree with him. His petty
insults, cruel remarks, intemperate speech, and bizarre policy pronouncements
raise serious questions of his knowledge of or interest in important policy
issues or the values that govern public discourse. He has demonstrated on a
daily basis that he is hardly the person to turn to in an effort to "make
America great again."
@kerrielou - Well stated. The Clinton campaign obviously did their research and,
at least on paper, understand the Utah complexities. Trump's effort in
this Op-Ed to connect with that same electorate are amazingly out of touch -
embarrassingly so. From my perspective, this attempt to connect with the Utah
voters further solidifies his disconnect rather than helping close the gap.
It's indicative of how far the Trump campaign is in over its head.That said, please don't mistake my observations on this as endorsement
for Ms. Clinton. The mainstream parties (and I supposed the primary process)
have left us with dismal choices this election cycle. I am decidedly voting
third party this time with the hope that someone more inline with my preferences
will emerged for a run in 2020.
@Christoph; "One party wants to ban Muslims, and the other party
Christians, and I ask, which is worse? " Where do you get this?
You sound like Trump. Ever see footage or photos of Hillary in church?
There's ton's of them out there. Ever see President Obama in similar
situations? Plenty of times. His children are baptized Christian (Trump's
daughter is Jewish). Ever see Trump in church? His campaign says he belonged to
a church and that church issued a statement that said he wasn't a member.
President Obama's been in office for 7.5 years. How many times has he tried
to ban Christians? About as many times as he's come to get your guns.
While I do not support Trump for numerous reasons, this article does a good job
at highlighting a lot of problems with Hillary that she conveniently overlooked
in the op-ed she wrote for the DN. While it certainly sounded nice and did a lot
of cozying up to church members, there are too many troubling things about her
(abortion, gay marriage, untrustworthiness, etc.} that make it very very
difficult for myself and other Mormons to really get behind her. Not
surprisingly, she failed to address any of them when speaking to Utahns.
Sorry, Donald (ghostwriter...). Utah, the nation and the world can't
afford a first trump term as president.
"As the people of the Beehive State know, the result of this election could
have catastrophic consequences for our businesses, religious institutions,
military and families."One small change: As the people of the Beehive
State know, the result of this election *will* have catastrophic consequences
for our businesses, religious institutions, military and families.
@nonceleb.No specifics? A lot like Hillary’s DNews Op-Ed.@sunderland56Just because America has lost its greatness doesn’t
mean that other countries are better places to live (yet). America is just not
as great as it used to be.But, here are 3 that are looking better
and better:Great Britain—Reason: Brexit (Recent financial news is
that investors are turning bullish on Britain—go figure).Australia—Reason: No Trump, and No Clinton.Canada—Reason:
Government-funded health-care, with the option to go south of the border if you
end up on a waiting list for a specialized procedure that you will die
without.Additionally, 65 to 75% of Americans say we are on the wrong
track (can you say “decline”). Begs the question, how do we get
back on the right track?
The party of Nixon, Palin and Trump. Time for a complete overhaul, GOP.
Mr. Trump's letter seems to be dripping in sarcasm.
Someone has said, simplicity is the greatest sophistication, that is all we
need in the future, simple principles. We don't need complex, and our
country is starting to dislike candidates who think they are expert on all the
nations of the world, that is what advisors are for. We need simple people
with personality and yes, also, our country loves entertainment, so we look for
a candidate to entertain us all the time too. We don't need 5 justices
managing the 50 states, we can all manage things ourselves, thank you very much.
christophBrigham City, UTI did not think she would get elected
one time. But then the Republicans gave us Trump. Hard to say what they will
offer in 2020.
Gingrich said it best, Hillary lies about lying. I remain much more
bothered by what Hillary has done, than by what Trump has said. Hillary faces
more hearings on her foundation and favors while secretary of state. And it
might not have the Obama administration to "handle it".If
Hillary is elected we could be looking at years of investigations and hearings.
That would give us a wounded President that would be unable to focus on issues.
"As the people of the Beehive State know, the result of this election could
have catastrophic consequences for our businesses, religious institutions,
military and families."And those consequences would be what?
We were told Obama would come and take our guns. Gun ownership and the ability
to take guns onto federal lands was liberalized. We were told that under Obama
he would liberalize abortions.... and yet the number of abortions over the last
7 years is down. Trump says crime is rampant, and yet by most statistics,
crime is down. We are told that Hillary will be a blank check to put anyone
on the Supreme Court she wants, and yet we have seen Obama can't even get
hearings for his nominee. The fact is that the Constitution
provides certain balances where a President can only do so much. When the other
side is out of office, they both make ridiculous claims, and here again we have
Trump doing likewise. Trump again is pandering to a welcoming crowd - despite
the facts he can do little of what he promises.
"Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have tried to undermine our religious
liberties on the altar of political correctness."______________________________ What Trump derides as political
correctness, others of us regard as basic human decency. That includes how we
characterize Mexican immigrants, Muslims, women, or anyone else. Trump’s
proposed immigration restrictions threaten religious liberty which ironically is
what he here sweepingly accuses Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the
Democratic Party in general.
@Tuffy Parker It's quite the contrast with Hillary's, although
I'm sure she had lots of help. Regardless, his message to Utah does not in
any way convey an understanding of Utah's very unique history or
population. He would garner support from Mormons the same way he would from
evangelicals, but Mormons are not evangelicals. Their faith is much more
nuanced and at least on paper, much more tolerant.Trump has zero
understanding that yes, the LDS are a very peculiar people, despite the desire
in the recent past to be part of the mainstream "Christian Coalition."
I have seen that desire temper and the church to once again embrace it's
uniqueness. Even his stance on abortion is not in line with LDS doctrine or
policy, because as peculiar as they are, the leadership of the LDS church are
often loathe to proclaim absolutes. Whereas many other faiths recklessly paint
themselves into corners they cannot escape. Corners especially prone to fear,
bigotry, and intolerance.
I'd rather have someone who knows how to get things done than yet another
politician with a ten-point plan that disappears the moment he/she is
elected.People complain because Trump doesn't detail
"how" he'll accomplish his goals. Did they ask "how" he was
going to become the leading real estate developer in Manhattan? Did they ask
"how" he was going to build a skyscraper? Or "how" he would
improve world-class golf courses? Or "how" he would develop a top TV
show, write top business books, or even win the Republican nomination?
If we continue down the Obama/Clinton liberal path, the U.S. will collapse in
the next few decades. If it weren't for politically correctness, Trump
would easily be ahead in the polls. I have never seen such biased reporting in
my life. Look, illegal immigration floods the market with workers who drive
down wages. Build that wall! Bad trade deals encourage multi-national
corporations to use cheap slave labor overseas. If Trump doesn't become
the next President, the middle class will not exist for the next generation.
One party wants to ban Muslims, and the other party Christians, and I ask, which
is worse? Both are worse. Anyone would have lost to Mrs. Clinton, she will
win. Yet, change is coming. She won't be re-elected.
Trump and Clinton are equally a train wreck waiting to happen. My vote may not
win over those that choose one of these evils, but I will at least be able to
say I did not vote for either evil. Utah is better than Clinton and Utah is
better than Trump. And while 6 electoral votes may not change the outcome of
election, it's worth it to show the GOP and Dems that neither of these
candidates represent Utah values!Let's turn Utah 3rd party!!!
wow neither he or hillary seem like valid options for me. I guess I better
check out Gary Johnson and hope he is at least reasonable. Being the father of
a teenager I can imagine trump getting a crazy whim and sending him and all the
other kids his age to war over something unwarranted because he is thin skinned.
Im not sure he would understand the consequences and emotions of people that
lost children to a war he started. Hillary- I dont even know where to start
with her, so I wont.
I sense a ghostwriter here.
Dear Mr. Trump:The phrase "Make America Great Again" implies
that America is no longer great. If you belive that, could you list the
countries that you think are greater than America right now? And, if you could,
the reasons you think those other countries are greater than the USA?
Seriously?1? This is the best Mr. Trump can offer to Utahns? Regurgitated fear mongering and a few paragraphs of pandering on religious
freedom and pro-life does very little to unwind the seemingly unending train
wreck that occurs every time Trump makes a public speech.
As with everything else, he never explains how. No actual strategy or plans.
Just bloviating rhetoric.
As a former Mormon I have often been disappointed in the church's stance on
social liberty issues. They always seem to be about 20 years behind, but I do
hold out hope that in this election they will make the honorable choice. I do
still have some faith that members will put decency, love of all people, and
country, before party politics. I know how strongly the church feels about
religious liberty. I also know how strong is their desire to be recognized as a
"mainstream" Christian church. I hope their core beliefs on religious
freedom, even for Muslims, will carry the day in Utah in November, because Trump
basically just called for an alliance with Russia to wreak full scale
imperialistic, "to the victor go the spoils," war on the entire middle
east.If Trump wins, god forbid, 50 years from now our grandchildren
and great grandchildren will ask us did we vote for Trump or Clinton, not some
irrelevant 3rd party. This election has become much more than simply electing a
president. It's become a referendum on fear & hate vs love and
"As the people of the Beehive State know, the result of this election could
have catastrophic consequences for our businesses, religious institutions,
military and families."There is the 2016 election in a nutshell.
There are so many mis-statements, untruths, and pure junk in this OP-Ed,
it's too numerous to comment. How about the D-News fact check this
"piece" and write a report for us in the next few days. Utahn's are
smarter than he thinks.