Letter: A patriotic conservative

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  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29, 2017 6:54 a.m.

    If being a Patriot Conservative means honoring and following the Koch Brothers money and the closed door ALEC organization that uses it's clout in ways that most citizens don't approve of, then this is your guy.

    Not mine. The GOP can't get out of the cookie cutter "land developer" ALEC member mold.

    This state needs more political diversity. This brand of "Conservatism" is getting dangerous all across America. Lately the GOP can hardly be called patriotic.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    May 26, 2017 2:39 p.m.

    @Brer Rabbit - Spanish Fork, UT: When did illegal aliens become an enemy of Conservatives?

    During the great GWBush years conservatives was hiring illegal like it was an exciting and new fashion trend. Kind of like those skinny jeans, guys was a bragging about how many pairs you have. For whatever reasons you guy now hide the fact that you ever had them, bragged about them or was ever seen with them. Just whe, Did the fashion change?

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    May 26, 2017 6:20 a.m.

    IMVHO patriotic conservatives are very, very, very rare to find these days and it is really a shame.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 25, 2017 7:52 p.m.

    Check out what John Oliver has to say about ALEC. It goes beyond flag waving conservatism.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    May 25, 2017 4:51 p.m.

    No to any ALEC representatives.

    Secret meeting behind closed doors with big donors isn't even close to what our country was founded on, but sure seems to be a Utah GOP/Con. ideal.

  • Brer Rabbit Spanish Fork, UT
    May 25, 2017 2:13 p.m.

    If opposition to illegal immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens is important to you the only candidates for the UT 3rd CD (democrat or republican) that I trust are Chris Herrod and Maragret Dayton. Both have excellent voting records on this subject in the Utah Legislature. However Chris Herrod was by far the most outspoken member in the Utah House in opposition to illegal immigration and Utah's amnesty legislation (HB116).

    In the legislature Herrod was the most stalwart opponent to illegal immigration, even while most in the republican party and all of the democrats supported The Utah Compact and Utah amnesty HB116, which if given a waiver by the federal government would have opened up all Utah jobs to illegal aliens. Utah is still waiting for the waiver.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    May 25, 2017 1:58 p.m.

    Patriotic conservatives means a person who is consumed in hatered waving a gadsden flag. A person who does not listen to other points of view or willing to move forward in a productive manner.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    May 25, 2017 1:38 p.m.

    " unlike the impostering likes of Chaffetz and his predecessor Chris Cannon who are only ambitious and listen to special interests rather than the constituency that they routinely ignore."

    Chris Herrod is a developer and a long term ALEC member. And you think he'll act in the best interests of his constituents vs. ALEC and the Koch brothers? Face it-Utah GOP candidates/politicians are all cut from the same cloth. You'll need to vote for a different party affiliation if you expect something different.