Yesterday there was an article in the Desert News about this year’s legislative session, Carl Wimmer, and the Patrick Henry Caucus has some fair insights. There is even a comment by the House Minority Assistant Whip (can these titles of nobility get any more stretched?) Carol Moss (D – Holladay) that was right on the mark. According to the article she said, ”The reality is, Utah is very dependent on federal funding.”
The reality is we are too dependent on federal dollars and we must stop this dependency if the legislation or resolutions ever are to mean anything. This is the part of the 10th Amendment equation most Utah citizens are not ready for. As Freedom Coach Gary Alder reminds us, if we are teenagers demanding to be treated like adults we better be ready to act like an adult just in case. The federal dollars are a problem and we must stop the dependency but that is an entirely different article and education series.
In reading the article and the comments today it was apparent most of our fellow citizens think Rep. Wimmer and the Patrick Henry Caucus are the problem, not the fact we have failed to stop the federal usurpation decades ago. One restates a sentiment I have read too often. Posting under the name ‘Thanks Rep Wimmer’ the commenter stated, “Why don’t you far right wingers go start a new country where you can be as whacky as you want to be…”
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