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Letter: Your firework display should not be equal to your patriotism

I get it, you love America. So do I. You love fireworks. So do I. But blasting a 21-mortar "salute" three doors away from me at 10:15 p.m. has my baby screaming in terror. Now, any "pops" she hears has her instantly crying. I've worked hard on my day off with home projects, I don't want to have ...

Letter: Think about the freedom of animals this 4th of July

When we think about our independence and freedom in the United States, I wonder how many people think of the freedom of farmed animals. There are currently 1.6 billion animals in our nation’s 25,000 factory farms who often never see the light of day. Cows, chickens, pigs and more are ...

Letter: A spine chilling fifth hearing 

The fifth Congressional hearing on the January 6th event taught us a lot.   The good news: there are still good guys in high places in government.   The bad news: bad guys willing to believe anything and do anything for riches and power can be found most anywhere and anytime, both in ...

Letter: Why have masks become a political symbol?

Why has mask-wearing, a simple way to protect many vulnerable individuals from the potentially deadly effects of COVID-19, become so political? Wearing masks is not a new concept. Masks have been used since the middle ages to protect people from spreading deadly bacteria and viruses. However, ...

Letter: Let’s Go, Brandon Beckham!

I’ve enjoyed working with Brandon on the Utah Republican Party’s State Central Committee. He has been at the forefront of several issues which are of vital importance to our liberty, including protecting our individual health freedom. Brandon also works to ensure that Republican ...

Letter: How College Republicans celebrate Earth Day

I’m a College Republican leader at Utah Valley University, and I recently had the opportunity to join Congressman John Curtis and students from other College Republicans at a trap shoot. The laughter of friendly competition filled the air as attendees lined up four-at-a-time to shoot clay ...