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Moral standards of major importance in education

Contributed, Gerald J. Boyum
Apr 1 2014 - 2:42pm

Editor,I'm responding to the March 21 guest commentary by Lynn Stoddard, "Individualized education could lead to fewer prison costs."1)  There has been no mention of moral standards or their source in this article or any others.  Would declining moral standards have anything to do with increasing prison populations?  Our founders...

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'Cosmos' TV series relies on imagination

Contributed, Gerald J. Boyum
Mar 21 2014 - 3:32pm

Editor,From the first episode of the "Cosmos: A spacetime odyssey" TV series, it's clear that imagination is its main message; however, it focused on imaginary realities like a multi-verse.  Our universe is just one "bubble" in an infinite array of imaginary universes with different physical laws and constants. We live in the universe that...

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Many have distorted Constitution

Contributed, Gerald J. Boyum
Feb 12 2014 - 2:33pm

Editor,I would like to respond to the Feb. 6 guest commentary, "The Constitution and Utah's claim to state's rights." Which "constitution" is being referred to here?  It's certainly not the version that was intended by our Founding Fathers.James Madison, primary author and president warned: "Do not separate text from historical background. If...

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Redefining traditional marriage has caveats

Contributed, Gerald J. Boyum
Jan 6 2014 - 7:00pm

Editor,The same-sex "marriage" debate re-ignited by a recent judicial ruling isn't directly about homosexuality; it's about how marriage should be defined.   There are two competing, incompatible views. 1) Revisionist: "Marriage" is primarily an emotional and private bond between two people without public ramifications involving natural...

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Moral standards of major importance in education

Contributed, Gerald J. Boyum
Apr 1 2014 - 2:42pm

Editor,I'm responding to the March 21 guest commentary by Lynn Stoddard, "Individualized education could lead to fewer prison costs."1)  There has been no mention of moral standards or their source in this article or any others.  Would declining moral standards have anything to do with increasing prison populations?  Our founders...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 5:21pm


'Cosmos' TV series relies on imagination

Contributed, Gerald J. Boyum
Mar 21 2014 - 3:32pm

Editor,From the first episode of the "Cosmos: A spacetime odyssey" TV series, it's clear that imagination is its main message; however, it focused on imaginary realities like a multi-verse.  Our universe is just one "bubble" in an infinite array of imaginary universes with different physical laws and constants. We live in the universe that...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 21 2014 - 3:32pm

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