President Theodore Roosevelt visited Utah in 1903 to defend a Mormon apostle

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  • SportsChemistry ENGLEWOOD, CO
    Oct. 22, 2016 4:45 p.m.

    @ 65TossPowerTrap

    Very true. Thanks for the correction.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 22, 2016 1:39 a.m.

    Teddy Roosevelt was encouraged by bankers to run as 3rd party candidate against incumbent president (R) Howard Taft and (D) Woodrow Wilson in 1912. The republican vote was split and Woodrow Wilson was elected president.

    President Woodrow Wilson gave us the Federal Reserve Bank, the 16th Amendment: "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration", and the IRS to collect the taxes that would be needed to pay the interest on US debt to the banks. So far in 2016 interest charged on the national debt is $432 Billion.

    Teddy and Woodrow were used as pawns and we are paying the price. Now who has encouraged Evan McMullin to run in Utah to split the vote? I suspect the selection of Hillary for president will happen. And Trump is likely in on it too, as Bernie was in the democratic primary. Anyone trying to upset the status quo had better learn from JFK.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Oct. 21, 2016 4:52 p.m.

    Actually the Antiquities Act was signed into law by TR. He used it extensively.

  • Ronald Fox North Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 21, 2016 4:19 p.m.

    When President Roosevelt spoke to some 10,000 school children in front of the City County Building (then the State Capitol), Governor Heber Wells (Utah's First) his new born son over to the President's carriage to have the President name him. When the President arrived the Governor presented his son and his request. The President looked at the young boy held him and returned him never honored the request. So Governor Wells and his wife where stuck giving their son his name.

  • SportsChemistry ENGLEWOOD, CO
    Oct. 21, 2016 4:12 p.m.

    @ 65TossPowerTrap

    "If Roosevelt were alive today, he would designate the Bears Ear a National Monument in a heartbeat."

    Perhaps. However, His biographies and autobiography give the impression that he was primarily focused on conservation of natural resources and no so much with archaeological preservation. One could also infer from quotes he gave that he wasn't too concerned with Native American culture and wanted integration to

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Oct. 21, 2016 2:27 p.m.

    The last true great, conservative Republican.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Oct. 21, 2016 2:01 p.m.

    If Roosevelt were alive today, he would designate the Bears Ear a National Monument in a heartbeat.