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Pharmaceuticals are more dangerous than medical marijuana

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I read with great interest Sheriff Terry Thompson’s column concerning medical marijuana (“Just say...

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Ruby Price was devoted to teaching our children, regardless of color

I am writing about Ruby Price, a teacher who deserves special praise and recognition for the wonderful job she has done educating our children. She is more than 100 years old now and is still as intelligent and devoted as she ever was. I feel the praise and honor she received on her 100th birthday...


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Columnist Thomas Sowell relies on deceptive arguments

When my kids were young, they would often ask “do I have to?” I would tell them no,; the only thing they had to do is die. I believe in telling it like it is. I get that the Standard Examiner wants to present a range of views in its opinion page. However, I have a hard time...


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Don't punish Mantua for efficiently enforcing traffic laws

A Feb. 3 news story regarding a legislator from Cache County caught my attention (“Can the ’speed trap’ in Mantua be fixed with a bill?”). The news story also is significant because I’m a resident of the small town in which he is directing his frustrations. I live in...


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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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