A local (really good) blog, Holly on the Hill, ran a piece two days ago about Utah’s 10th Amendment rights.  Among the replies were some progressive thinkers not entirely enthusiastic about the efforts under way to restore Utah sovereignty (shock).  One, who goes by initials JBT, asked the following;

I am asking the conservative readers of this blog to share with myself and others specific examples of how the federal government has encroached upon their rights as an individual.

Remember the operative words here are “SPECIFIC” and “INDIVIDUAL”. Vague and generalized statements are not on topic and don’t belong in this discussion.

Today another replier, Jacob, stated the following;

I would say the silence is deafening.

Some in our movement just cannot seem to walk away from such challenges even though the headache received from banging one’s head against the progressive wall is well known.   I won’t say who the person was that replied but next time I see him in the mirror I will remind him how little good this often does.   However, JBT did manage to help remind me of why our efforts are so important and I think you may pick up on that in what I wrote.  Here is what I felt (yep, replied with feelings, another mistake):

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