We should vote for the the individual, not the party

Jul 20 2012 - 3:01pm

Editor,

Regarding the July 20 guest commentary, "Democrats have more in common with most Utahns," the excuse for not voting Democrat or Republican has to do with which candidate will uphold the Constitution of the United States and be concerned about the general welfare of the people they represent rather than the party's interest. I demand honesty, fairness, and limited government.

I am concerned about the expanding of socialism and welfare that has destroyed the American values of work. I am concerned about the inequities in laws that politicians pass, yet exempt themselves from, such as Social Security, retirement, and now the health care. I am concerned as to the justice for the common man versus the politicians, celebrities, and persons in government. I am concerned about the dishonesty and integrity of men in high positions in government and the bribery and rewards given to their cronies.

Both parties have led us down a road that has destroyed the principles upon which this nation was founded. These are reasons for not voting for a party, but for individuals who will honor the oath they took to uphold the Constitution.

The modern state comes out of F.D. Roosevelt's New Deal, which launched a large bureaucracy and empowered it with broad governing authority and lists of individual rights. This has been enhanced by both political parties. The agencies comprising the bureaucracy reside within the executive government branch of our national government's subverting state's rights, yet its powers transcend the traditional boundaries of the executive power to include legislative and judicial functions. Hence, this destroys the checks and balances placed in the Constitution.

These are valid reasons for not voting party, but for individuals who care more abou the country's constitution than party goals.

Kaydell C. Bowles

Brigham City

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