Tag: politics

Leadership Matters – So Do Politics

Leadership matters. Nowhere has that been made more clear than in the response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. As The Atlantic Sr. Editor Ronald Brownstein points out, President Trump’s delay in response has had ramifications for states across the country. Even now, local and state leaders in states like Utah, Florida, […]

The U.S. is Less Free Than “Socialist” Countries

The United States is often held up as a paragon for freedom. The place where democracy and liberty thrive. It may come as a shock to U.S. citizens then to learn that their country lags behind most other developed countries – including “socialist” countries – in the liberties and freedoms it provides its citizens. And […]

‘Treasonous’ Trump: Republican Sentiment Toward President Shifting

It’s no surprise to see outrage and condemnation from the Left whenever Trump does something egregious. So in the aftermath of Trump’s Helsinki Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, there’s not much news there. What is newsworthy though is the fact that conservatives – including supporters of Trump – have been increasingly critical of the […]

Gun Regulation: Balancing The Second Amendment With Responsibility

There is a saying you hear often among certain segments of gun owners: The Second Amendment is in place to protect us from a tyrannical government. But if the Second Amendment is really about individual defense against the government, then isn’t it time to start treating citizens like soldiers when it comes to armament? Not […]

DNC scandal, Republicans a boon for Bernie Sanders campaign?

Bernie Sanders’ campaign has been in hot water lately. After Sanders’ staffers illegally accessed campaign lists for Hillary Clinton, the DNC swiftly moved against the Sanders campaign – revoking their access to all campaign data, including the data Sanders’ campaign compiled itself. However, despite the seriousness of what the Sanders campaign did, Sanders himself seems to […]

Counting votes and votes that count: The caucus system vs. the primary

There is a battle raging right now all over social media, in the news, and on the streets: The caucus system vs. the primary. I’ve always been a proponent of the primary, and found the caucus system leaving a bad taste in my mouth after what many called “extremist” candidates were propelled into office due […]

What D&C 134 Says About Religion In Government

In Utah, the line between Church and State is blurry at best. But did you know that the Doctrine & Covenants actually advocates for and outlines a secular government? D&C 134 makes the case for freedom of (and freedom from) religion. Let’s look through what it says. Of great importance is the use of “conscience” […]

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