The Bible and Utah's Special Election

No, the Good Book won’t tell you how to vote in the special congressional election! But its wisdom does suggest you consider the alternatives before you make a decision.

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How Far We've Come

On Tuesday, United Utah Party candidate Jim Bennett was part of the candidate debate on the Doug Wright show on KSL. He joined the Republican and the Democrat.  Jim also will be one of three candidates invited to participate in the Utah Debate Commission event on Wednesday, October 18. Nearly all news stories about the campaign mention the Democrat, the Republican, and the United Utah Party candidate by name. They do not do that for the other party candidates; indeed, the party's names often are not even listed.

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Healing The Great Divide

The divide between Republicans and Democrats is far greater today than are divisions over religion, age or education.

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Another Tragedy

Once again, a horrific tragedy has occurred when someone takes a firearm and kills multiple people in an unexplained rage.  This is not  a uniquely American phenomenon.  However, it is one that seems all too common now in the United States.

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15 Years for Dreamer Citizenship is Too Long

Photo by Amir Farshad Ebrahimi

15 years is a long time. Ask my oldest son, who’s just over halfway there. There’s a good chance he won’t have even completed puberty by the time he turns 15.

More food for thought: 15 years ago, Mitt Romney was managing Utah’s 2002 Winter Olympics. A presidential bid might not have even entered his mind at that time, let alone the prospect of running and losing twice since then. Elizabeth Smart wasn’t yet a household name, Saddam Hussein was alive and well, and the world saw a camera in a phone — a flip phone — for the first time.

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John Curtis and The Wall

On Monday, Third Congressional District candidate John Curtis reminded us why we need the United Utah Party. Curtis posted a Facebook ad calling on Congress to build a wall on the Mexican border. After he got many comments criticizing his ad, Curtis pulled it down and blamed Twitter's format.

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Nonpartisan Non Sequitur?

non·par·ti·san

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adjective: non-partisan;

  1. not biased or partisan, especially toward any particular political group
  2. synonyms:  unbiased, impartial, neutral, objective

           "the moderator must remain nonpartisan throughout the debates"

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To Move Past 6 Percent

We are pleased that Jim Bennett crossed the threshold of the Utah Debate Commission. We expect he will be the first of many of our candidates entering those debates and articulating centrist views directed at the majority of Utah voters.

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Debate Victory

United Utah Party candidate Jim Bennett has just managed to do what no third-party candidate has ever done before—secure a podium on a stage sponsored by the Utah Debate Commission.

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Who Has Your Back?

     A year ago, when Republican Sean Reyes was running to for reelection as Utah’s Attorney General, he was asked a question about who his most important legal client would really be.

     Would it be the governor, the legislature, or the people?

     Now we have Reyes’ real answer:  None of the above. 

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