Author Archives: Paul Mero

Arguments against repealing compulsory education are insulting

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Periodically, our friends at Utahpolicy.com survey their readers on political issues of the day. Just this week, it ran a survey … Continue reading

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Detroit and the irony of liberal largesse

Tweet Last week, Detroit made history by becoming the largest American city to declare bankruptcy. How can a city go from being the richest per capita in 1960 to bankrupt and broken down in half a century? Many of you … Continue reading

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Interim Day: Testimony before legislative committee regarding liquor policy

Tweet Testimony by Paul Mero before the Business and Labor Interim Committee on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, State liquor policy has been consistent for decades. Utah is a control state. Our policy is … Continue reading

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Feds broke a promise to Utah on land ownership

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. When the Utah Legislature passed the Transfer of Public Lands Act (TPLA) in the 2012 general session, it did so for … Continue reading

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Ditch compulsory education in Utah? Yes!

Tweet I received today, through a colleague, a letter from State Senator Aaron Osmond. The letter, which was sent to Sen. Osmond’s constituents, calls for an end to compulsory education in Utah. I concur. In 2002, Sutherland Institute produced a … Continue reading

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Why Common Core is not conservative

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Common Core is a way to standardize math and science education. It was devised by states not wanting to comply with … Continue reading

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DOMA ruling reveals ultimate goal of “gay rights” activists

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Recent Supreme Court decisions regarding homosexual rights have confirmed the validity of the old adage that, “The devil always oversteps his … Continue reading

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Understanding the “Gay Agenda”: Part 1 – In the Beginning

Tweet The following is part 1 of a multi-part series covering some of the history and tactics of the “gay rights” movement. By the fall of 1987, AIDS was devastating the homosexual community throughout America. The well-documented promiscuity among homosexuals … Continue reading

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Why ‘enforcement-first’ tactic won’t work for immigration

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I’m following with interest the criticisms being directed at United States Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio is a conservative Republican from Florida … Continue reading

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Swallow/Shurtleff A.G. alleged scandals and infographic

Tweet Click here or the image below for a large web version of the infographic. Last week, in my regular radio commentary aired throughout the state, I recommended that Utah Attorney General John Swallow resign his post as Attorney General. … Continue reading

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Is the ‘gay rights’ bandwagon good for business?

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. A growing number of private businesses are adopting internal policies addressing discrimination in the workplace regarding homosexuality. These nondiscrimination policies are … Continue reading

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Paradoxically, cult of privacy led us to NSA problems

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Are you concerned about the National Security Agency gathering blanket data through cell phone companies and Internet activity? Everyone should be … Continue reading

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Sexual orientation, religious freedom and law

Tweet Religious freedom is all about its “exercise.” There are no concerns in a free society about what religious people think, only about what religious people do. Public concerns about religious belief are rarely provoked by what a religious person … Continue reading

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Swallow should put his office first and step down

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I have joined the growing ranks of people who think Utah Attorney General John Swallow should step down from office. I … Continue reading

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The caucus devil we know

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Over the past two years I’ve taken part in a few private meetings regarding how Utah’s caucus and convention system could … Continue reading

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