Sutherland Newsletter – February 14, 2008

1.Ed Feulner’s Speech Now Available Online

Due to much expressed interest, the keynote address presented at the Sutherland Institute Open House by Dr. Ed Feulner is now available online.  During his speech, Dr. Feulner, president and founding trustee of The Heritage Foundation announced Sutherland Institute’s new Center for Limited Government.  Invoking the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, he quoted, “[A] wise and frugal government…shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.  This is the sum of good government…”



To listen to the audio file or read the transcript, go to  Under the “Publications” dropdown menu, click on “Speeches.”  Both formats of the speech can be found under the file folder titled “Limited Government.”


2.Home School Day at the Capitol

Throngs of home school students met up at the Utah State Capitol building on Tuesday, February 12, to tour the newly restored facilities and learn more about the state’s political process.  Sutherland Institute President Paul T. Mero, who is also a home school parent, welcomed the group encouraging them to get involved, stay involved, and keep learning about our political processes.  Mero said, “There is a significant number of home school families in Utah who deserve to be heard and represented up on the Hill.  Not only do these families save the state’s public education system over a million dollars every year, they also pay approximately 7.5 million dollars in taxes to educate children from other families.”


3.Sutherland Hosts First Blogger’s Briefing

Lieutenant Governor Gary Herbert spoke at Sutherland Institute’s first blogger’s briefing on Wednesday, February 13, 2008.  Lt. Governor Herbert expressed appreciation for Sutherland’s efforts to bring this group of local bloggers together.  He said, “You can’t convince people your way of thinking without some sort of dialogue.”  He then addressed a variety of issues that the state is facing from transportation to education to elections.