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Brent Allsop


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  • published Death of George Floyd in Newsfeed 2020-05-28 14:30:56 -0600

    Death of George Floyd

    On May 25, George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department. The alleged crime was forgery. The police handcuffed him and put him on the ground where one of the officers began to kneel on his neck. Despite distress signals from Floyd, and despite the protests of those around him, the officer kept his knee on Floyd until an ambulance arrived to take Floyd away. He didn’t have a pulse by the time the ambulance arrived. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

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  • published The Cost of a Quick Deal in Newsfeed 2020-05-21 13:14:32 -0600

    The Cost of a Quick Deal

    During an emergency, certain rules and regulations are relaxed in the office of the Governor in dealing with the emergency. The idea is that it is an emergency, and that they need the ability to move quickly. Minutes matter when dealing with disasters, and Covid-19 is a disaster. However, there is a difference between moving quickly, and making rash decisions. 

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  • Making Sure “Moderate” Doesn’t Mean “Boring”

    Guest Opinion piece by Brent Allsop and Jim Bennett.

     

    In the recent State Convention, Bruce Lindsay wonderfully clarified a big problem we have with the United Utah Party when he listed synonyms for “moderate,” including “average, middle of the road, mediocre, unbiased, compromising, and boring.” We believe we can create a party that doesn’t match those synonyms. The way to do that is make this a party that directly reflects the consensus of its members.

    To date, all political parties are modeled after traditional hierarchies.  And for thousands of generations, we’ve been bred to only support what the guy at the top of the hierarchy wants.  Anything else is feared and something that needs to be destroyed.  Any group that tries to function without a hierarchy is like “herding cats” and can’t scale.

    But what if it could? 

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  • published Be a Uniter, Even in Quarantine in Newsfeed 2020-05-07 14:07:48 -0600

    Be a Uniter, Even in Quarantine

    What does it mean to be a Uniter during quarantine when group gatherings are off limits? Being a Uniter means more than being a moderate. It means we are actively taking part in trying to bring the community together. This is something that seems to be rare from the major parties. But we think a Uniter might do some of these things:

     

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  • published Change From the Ground Up in Newsfeed 2020-05-02 20:57:57 -0600

    Change From the Ground Up

    Understandably, in presidential election years the race for the presidency gets more attention from voters than races for state and local office. That applies to United Utah Party members as well. And it has led to some members suggesting that the party should be a national party and not just a local one. 

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  • donated 2020-04-28 21:06:18 -0600
  • published Principles, Not Partisanship in Newsfeed 2020-04-26 14:33:16 -0600

    Principles, Not Partisanship

    Do we open businesses to get the economy moving again or wait until testing is widespread and cases are falling and not just on a plateau? That is the question that is dividing the nation today—or at least the partisans.

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  • published Moving Forward Amidst Uncertainty in Newsfeed 2020-04-18 12:00:25 -0600

    Moving Forward Amidst Uncertainty

    All of us are sailing in uncharted waters right now. That includes the United Utah Party. We are a relatively new party still attempting to build awareness and identify supporters. This election season was our big opportunity to do so.

     

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  • published UtahPolocy.com announces UUP Convention in Newsfeed 2020-04-08 20:21:09 -0600

    UtahPolicy.com announces UUP Convention

    The United Utah Party will be holding its third annual state convention on Saturday, April 18 at 10 AM. Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines still in place, the convention will not take place in any one physical location and will be held entirely online. Bruce Lindsay, former news anchor for KSL-TV, will be the keynote speaker at the convention

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  • wants to volunteer 2020-03-24 19:23:43 -0600
  • donated 2021-01-14 11:48:50 -0700