Author Archives: Paul Mero

Will U.S. intervene in the Middle East? Mero Moment, 7/29/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. As I speak these words the Gaza Strip in the Middle East is literally exploding. Even a cursory review of the news demonstrates … Continue reading

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6 doctrines of freedom – Mero Moment, 7/22/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. There is a truism in some religious circles: Teaching doctrine changes behavior better than teaching behavior changes behavior. My business at Sutherland Institute … Continue reading

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Swallow, Shurtleff, and a culture of corruption – Mero Moment, 7/15/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. When I received news that former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow had been arrested for alleged illegalities associated with their office, … Continue reading

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Ignoring old truths to create a new reality

It’s easy to win an argument when you invent a new reality. In the case of same-sex marriage, plaintiffs simply argue that a definition of marriage that has existed, culturally and legally, for millennia is an old reality. Proponents of … Continue reading

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There’s so much more to caregiving than government ‘support’ – Mero Moment, 7/8/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Big-government advocates at AARP tell us that Utah ranks dead last in support for family caregivers. To be clear, AARP means that Utah … Continue reading

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States still need their own religious freedom laws – Mero Moment, 7/1/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The United States Supreme Court decided an important religious freedom case this week. In a 5-4 decision the court ruled that a privately … Continue reading

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John Paulk and the politicization of homosexuality – Mero Moment, 6/24/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Earlier this month, the Texas Republican Party adopted as a part of its latest platform a provision in support of what is called … Continue reading

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In search of best income equality? Utah’s the place – Mero Moment, 6/18/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Income inequality is the new buzzword for progressives in their never-ending assault on the character of America – not that America doesn’t need … Continue reading

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The blind spot of same-sex-marriage advocates

The optic disc is the point at which the optic nerve enters the retina. The optic disc is insensitive to light. It has no rods or cones and, therefore, cannot detect any images. The optic disc is also called the … Continue reading

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The pleasure-versus-pain calculation of modern morals – Mero Moment, 6/10/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Every year since 2001, the Gallup organization has surveyed Americans regarding the moral acceptability of 19 social issues. These social issues range from … Continue reading

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Hypnotized by the minimum wage – Mero Moment, 6/3/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I got my first job when I was 15 years old loading groceries into cars at one of the nation’s first membership stores … Continue reading

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Culture of traffic laws is upside down – Mero Moment, 5/27/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Traffic laws are nearly precise metaphors for freedom. Driving without these laws would be unsafe – anarchy. But too many traffic laws begin … Continue reading

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The new American religion – Mero Moment, 5/20/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. As I’ve watched the continuing decline of American culture and the rise of progressivism, I have searched for words to describe this transfer … Continue reading

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A win for public prayer, and freedom, at Supreme Court – Mero Moment, 5/13/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. In the May 5 U.S. Supreme Court decision City of Greece, New York v. Galloway, the court saved public prayers in legislative settings … Continue reading

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Read with caution: Why ‘The Law’ lacks context for today’s readers

I read The Law by Frédéric Bastiat in 1977, when I was 19 years old and attending a small college in North Texas. The Law, along with other writings on liberty, had a profound effect on my intellectual development. Sutherland … Continue reading

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