Trump talks religious liberty, taxes, immigration during State of the Union. Here's why it matters to American families

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  • Lilly Munster , 00
    Feb. 4, 2018 5:02 p.m.

    The reviews are in on the Nunes Memo.
    It was deliberately misleading. It has deliberate omissions. It contains false information.
    It was crafted by both Nunes and Trump staff.
    Most Republicans on the House Committed were NOT allowed to know what would be in the memo. Why? All of the Democrats on the same Committee were prevented from seeing the memo, or having any input. This was not the product of the entire House Committee. It was a dishonest, manipulated and manufactured side show. Pay attention......Republicans are bailing on this treachery.

  • Lilly Munster , 00
    Feb. 3, 2018 11:31 p.m.

    There are absolutely no threats to religious liberty in the United States, except the increasing assaults, insults and attacks on Muslim Americans. No one is prevented from worshiping in their own places of worship. No one is compelled to, or prevented from believing what they chose to believe. The only "assault on religious liberty" is the resistance to the Christian majority doing what they have always done.......insisting that other Americans comply to their beliefs: in our schools, public forums and in our national discourse. Imagine anyone demanding that children pledge to "one Nation, under Allah."

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 1, 2018 9:09 a.m.

    Why it matters to American families. Well, it certainly didn't give them health care, so I guess that matters to them. His tax cuts come at the expense of a lot more debt. That probably matters to them. If they breathe air or exist in our environment, it matters. Because he doesn't care about any of that. He still believes in the fallacy of clean coal, for pete's sake. It matters to them because he's still pretty bent on attacking the DPRK, and who knows what that will bring?

  • HSTucker Holladay, UT
    Feb. 1, 2018 8:34 a.m.

    It is very encouraging that the Deseret News is beginning to recognize and respect the President's efforts to defend religious liberty. Keep up the good work, DesNews.

    Perhaps the next time the President promotes unity and declares a special National Day of Prayer (as he did for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in September), it will be properly covered by the Deseret News, instead of relegated to an AP photo caption.

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2018 6:55 a.m.

    The way to promote family unity for illegals is to deport the dreamers with their parents and siblings. Then, that family could make meaningful contributions to their home country.

  • Astoria Jim Mamaroneck, NY
    Jan. 31, 2018 9:08 p.m.

    Sorry, when Trump talks about faith, God, decency, and spirituality, I can't believe or trust him.
    This is not some guy who, shall we say, treated women disrespectfully in high school or college, then realized the error of his ways, married, became a devoted and caring husband and father, spent time raising his children, and remained faithful. He has always treated women the way he has treated renters in his apartment complexes, customers in his casinos, investors in his businesses, students in his "university": as sheep to be fleeced for his immediate and short term gain. If Trump had assessed the political landscape several years ago and determined the surest way to the Presidency was to advocate a licentious lifestyle, supporting abortion on demand, gay marriage, liberal Supreme Court you really think he would not have done so? Trump is only about winning. Character is for losers.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 8:38 p.m.

    One of the MAJOR problems in America is the divisiveness of the political system. Case in point: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints just had a change of leadership. There was no posturing, no political speeches, and no discord. Yet when we have a change in leadership in Washington there is divisiveness, discord, and no end to the bitterness spewed from the mouths of the opposition (from BOTH sides) plus, the national media jumps on board with every effort they can muster to discredit any attempt to bring people together ( just look at how they steam rolled Mitt Romney). No wonder there are so many citizens who feel disenfranchised. What ever happened to government "by the people, for the people and of the people" (or how ever the founding fathers intended it to be? Believe it or not, early congressmen and senators served without pay.

  • AZ Eagle ,
    Jan. 31, 2018 7:16 p.m.

    To Ralph in SLC: Why did the House vote to release the memo?

    1. Because the memo allegedly shows that serious crimes were committed by politicians.

    2. The memo reveals possible collusion with Russia to create a fake dossier.

    3. The memo allegedly exposes criminals working as bureaucrats within the federal government.

    Obama promised to have the "most transparent administration in history." The Republicans are making his promise come true. We the people deserve to know when our politicians and bureaucrats have violated our laws. They need to face justice if they have committed serious crimes. You do agree with those statements, don't you? #ReleaseTheMemo

  • AZ Eagle ,
    Jan. 31, 2018 4:58 p.m.

    The only divisiveness at the State of the Union speech was seen on the Democrat side of the room.

    Remember when the Republicans held the majority in Congress and the Democrats told them to "reach across the aisle so we can get things done for the American people?" Well now it's time for the Democrats to return the favor by reaching across the aisle so our Congress and President can get things done for the American people.

    The Democrats held the majority in Congress and the Presidential office in 2009 through 2011, yet they failed to enact any law to help the so called "Dreamers" or to do any of the other things they now want President Trump to do. They had their chance for two years and they failed, so they need to get on board now or get voted out of office in November. The people of America want action, not obstruction.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 4:25 p.m.

    As reported in the D-News, Two thirds of Trump's wives came to America by marrying an American.

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 3:49 p.m.

    "In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life. Our motto is 'in God we trust,'".

    When Trump said this, he received another standing ovation. But guess who did not stand up, but should have? The First Lady (Melania). I wonder why? My guess is Melania, like most of us, believe in actions more than just empty words. Yes, Trump.

  • Harrison Bergeron Holladay , UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 3:13 p.m.

    Here is the problem with the "dreamers." There are families outside of our country trying to immigrate who are waiting in very long lines. These people also dream of coming to America. And they are trying to realize their dreams LEGALLY.

    If your dream was to attend the superbowl, how would you feel if others were sneaking over the back fence while you waited in line out front? How would you feel if you were told that the stadium is now full and because those people who sneaked in the back would be allowed to stay because it wouldn't be nice to throw them out and they were already comfortable in your seats?

    Why should we reward lawlessness? Doesn't that encourage more of the same?

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 2:29 p.m.

    Let's tell the story right. Trump is NOT against family unification. He is fine with allowing a spouse and minor children to join an immigrant.

    He OPPOSES the current nonsense that everyone who could attend your family reunion is allowed to come in under your sponsorship.

    Skills-based admission serves the national interest. Chain migration turns our nation into a rescue mission.

    As for the attitude of religious groups, church growth is in the immigrant congregations. The WASPs are harvested already. It is easier for missions to convert if the immigrant comes to them.

    But that doesn't serve the national interest.

    Business owners love the cheap labor, but that doesn't serve the national interest.

    Immigrants love earning $50/day rather than $50/month, but that doesn't serve the national interest.

    Politicians love the dependent constituents, but that doesn't serve the national interest.

    Trump's message is that the time has come to put America first...and I like the sound of that.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 2:19 p.m.

    Why shouldn't the Republican-controlled government release classified information to the public?

    Nothing weird about Congressmen on the House Intelligence committee wanting to release classified information that could put certain investigations at risk.

    It's not like they're trying to sway public opinion about the Mueller investigation. These Republican Congressmen are really truly looking out for the American Public.