Utah State Capitol STK

The Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, photographed on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

Dear Editor:

A recent discussion by Utah legislators on Channel 7 expressed two serious errors about the propositions that passed.

1. The legislature is equal to the people in power.

Not true, the people created the government. “All power is vested in the people” found in the Utah Constitution reiterates the concept found in the Declaration of Independence, that the people are the foundation, creator and separate branch of government.

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, this Constitution for the United States of America.

2.”This is new territory for us”.

The way you get into new territory is to ignore the basis of the function of the Utah Constitution. There is no provision for “providing for the general welfare”. The word is “ the general welfare”. Government is to “provide for the defense.” Lest we forget where our freedom lies.

Frank Crowther


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