Founder’s Blog – My State of the Union

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081aAnother year has passed us by, and it has come time for us to hear from our President on the State of the Union.  I’m sure we’ll hear lovely rhetoric from him this evening, and the words that things will be better.  It will be an empty address, like so many others in recent years.

I’d like to tell you the truth today. I’m not always popular because of this, but it is something I promised I would always do.  The truth is, our country teeters on the edge of disparity.  We are nearing times that will truly test the character and soul of every one of us.  Congress has largely done nothing to stem this tide, nor has any president since John F. Kennedy.  They have lied to you, and I am sorry for that.  I wish there was good news to tell you.  I wish that there were…

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The Movement to Legalize – Utah

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legalization-go-feds-09-01 (1)By Craig Bowden

There have been many efforts in recent years to legalize marijuana and lift prohibitions on use.  This is by far one of the more significant moves for freedom in America.  The main point above all, at least for me, has been that we should be able to choose what we do with out own bodies.

There have been efforts to lower the criminality in Utah, recently, that may fall short of legalization, but do start heading the right direction.  There is a proposition to reduce sentencing and lower offenses to decrease the amount of jail/prison time a person would face if convicted of drug possession.

Law enforcement is also getting behind this effort as they realize the necessity to start moving toward a more free society. In an Op-Ed titled For a safe society, send fewer to prison, penned by three top cops in Utah, they discuss…

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