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3 Americans on train gave others the gift of courage

Fear is contagious. But so is courage. Courage is contagious, and it recently helped save dozens of lives in France. As you’ve probably heard, last week a terrorist with ties to radical Islam attempted to murder dozens of passengers aboard a high-speed train in France. Three Americans made sure that didn’t happen. Airman 1st Class […]

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How far will this go?

A recent news story out of Colorado under the headline “Chick-fil-A location at DIA [Denver International Airport] paused after Denver Council cites chain’s LGBT stances,” reports that “City Council members, considering new concession deal, say company’s past same-sex marriage stance causes concerns.” Chick-fil-A’s reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage has imperiled the fast-food chain’s […]

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How is this not an example of ‘compelled speech’?

Justice Antonin Scalia has noted how normal legal rules have been inexplicably distorted or even ignored in order to protect the U.S. Supreme Court’s indefensible decision on abortion. This “abortion distortion” has led the court to uphold restrictions on how ordinary citizens may protest at clinics that would have been unthinkable for anti-war or other […]

Wednesday, Aug. 19 noon rally at Utah Capitol Rotunda to address taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, August 19, is the monthly legislative Interim Day on Utah’s Capitol Hill. In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings of the Legislature’s interim committees, an informative gathering will be held in the Capitol Rotunda from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm – to which citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. The topic will be […]

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Rule of law or ‘rule of feelings’?

“Aristotle, Livy and Harrington … define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” -John Adams, Novanglus 7 (later incorporated into the Massachusetts Constitution) This republican ideal has been one of the foundations of American freedom and the American identity since the founding of the nation. We are not a country […]

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Open season on tolerance

As noted in a recent Sutherland Daily article, within days of the Boy Scouts of America’s July 27 decision rescinding the ban on gay adult Scout leaders, several commentaries by prominent LGBT-rights advocates declared open season on religious-freedom-based exemptions to newly declared rights based on same-sex attraction. Shortly thereafter, in a Catholic News Agency (CNA) […]

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The violent persecution of Christians in the Mideast

With all of the (appropriate) concern about religious liberty conflicts developing in the United States, we must not forget the persecution and slaughter of Christians in other parts of the world. The situation in Iraq and the Middle East, for instance, is horrifying. Nearly 7,000 have been forced from their homes and live as refugees […]

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70 years ago

An unforgettable memory from my youth is a conversation a group of friends and I had with a neighbor who had been a pilot in World War II. Though many living in our area had similarly served their country during the war, we listened as this particular veteran shared a distinctive story; a horrific experience […]

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Conservative environmentalism

This week Utah Governor Gary Herbert sent a letter to President Obama to “strongly urge [him] to not use unilateral executive authority to designate a national monument in Utah.” What Governor Herbert is really asking President Obama to do is avoid the damage done to the environment, the economy, community and freedom by the progressive […]