Speaking of moving...I hear the air and water is great in China, Brazil, Mexico,
India, and about a dozen other countries. And they will likely be far more eager
to have you come in and impose your "good" ideas and good will on them,
then anywhere in landlocked Utah.
Talking to a politician reminds me of an old twangy country song lyric..."If
you've got the money, honey, I've got the time..."I know
it's cynical to think so but I believe moneyed interests have pretty much
pushed you and I to the periphery of politics. The port will be built, the jail
will be built, the health care system eroded. Someone with money wants it that
Spot-on letter! There are many of us who are disgusted, but unfortunately lock
– step voting seems 100% inevitable. Party over clean air and everything
If the hundreds of thousands of Utahns who don't vote because they think
their vote wouldn't count, I have a question.What might happen
if you DID get out and vote?I'll bet that if you would, we
could hand the power players a YUGE surprise. We could actually make changes
for the better.
Our legislature represents the "donor class". If you want
representation, you need to pony up some large "donations".
Not in Utah, where your "representative" thinks he's your
"father" and knows best.
"But good Republicans that we are, we will sustain in office those
representatives destructive of our best interests.""If there
is a movement out there that says "no" to the inland port, sign me
up."Philip, how did you vote on the caucus issue? If you're upset with the Republican lock on Utah politics, why do you
vote for Republicans.There is a way to change things you disagree
with...VOTE! And convince your friends, relatives and neighbors that you can be
a good Mormon and a Democrat...if that's in your best interests. If you
just want to complain, keep voting the "R".
"If there is a movement out there that says "no" to the inland port,
sign me up."Nope. The Utah Republican Legislature is involved.
It's a done deal, no matter what voters want.