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Pharmaceuticals are more dangerous than medical marijuana

I read with great interest Sheriff Terry Thompson’s column concerning medical marijuana (“Just say no to medical marijuana,” Feb. 5 Standard-Examiner). Although I have the highest respect for the sheriff, I have a problem with the statistics he cites in his article concerning Medical Marijuana and...


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Pornography has benefits; keep it legal in Utah

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader were arguing how the people of planet Earth should be ruled. Darth Vader said,


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Despite its pretty website, Public Lands Initiative is an irresponsible idea

That Public Lands Initiative website is a slick piece of work! I’m a sucker for photos of beautiful landscapes and maps of all sorts, and Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz utilized both brilliantly in a user-friendly interface. Credit must be given where credit is due. I must admit, I would be...


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Utahns should demand transparent government, ban on boxcar bills

Ever hear of a boxcar bill? Here’s how it works: At the beginning of the Utah Legislature, a bill with a number is filed. It is given a short general title, but contains no legislative language. In the waning hours of the session, language is inserted. The bill is quickly passed, without any...


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Without the federal government, the American West wouldn't exist


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Those responsible for scooping live cow into dump truck should be arrested

When a front-end loader takes an injured cow and drops it into a dump truck, I feel all involved should be arrested for animal cruelty. There had to have been a humane way of putting the poor cow down. Just because the cow was being hauled to slaughter doesn’t mean it should’ve been...


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It is un-American to push your religious views on others

About religion and religious freedom: The problem with our religious freedom is that some people try to foist their own beliefs onto everyone else around them. Each sect has its own rituals and beliefs. It is un-American to insult others by pushing your own personal beliefs onto everyone else...


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What happened in Flint can happen anywhere we don't hold leaders accountable

If our representatives in Congress don't take a more sincere interest in the problem with the water in Flint, Michigan, then that speaks volumes about what they truly feel for all Americans because as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said,


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Boost the Utah economy and embrace liberty: Legalize gambling

I read that there were Utahns driving to Idaho for a chance at winning the Powerball, and that they were taking their money out of state with them (“Where to buy Powerball tickets close to Utah in Idaho, Wyoming,” Jan. 12 Standard-Examiner). Why? Because Utah has foolishly banned...


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Utah students don't need technology. They crave novelty

My high school students don’t need more technology. Utah legislators are excitedly unveiling a plan to put a tech gadget into the hands of every student, with a price tag of $100 million. But as I ask my students about Chromebooks and iPads, they tell me they’re tired of them. Teachers...


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