Entries by Stan Rasmussen

Statement in support of SCR 9 (Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis)

Statement presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Feb. 5, 2016, before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SCR 9: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon, senators. Stan Rasmussen, representing Sutherland Institute. Sutherland supports SCR 9 because the resolution communicates a clear and proper […]

Testimony in opposition to SB 73 (Medical Cannabis Act)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Feb. 4, 2016, before the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 73. Thank you, Madam Chair, and good evening, senators. Stan Rasmussen, representing Sutherland Institute. In our view, Utah would not go down a path […]

Testimony regarding SB 89 (Medical Cannabidiol Amendments)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Feb. 4, 2016, before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 89: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon, senators. Stan Rasmussen, representing Sutherland Institute. In our view, Utah would not go down a path of legalizing […]

Testimony in opposition to SB 78 (State Board of Education Candidate Selection)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Jan. 29, 2016, before the Senate Education Standing Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 78: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon, senators. Stan Rasmussen representing Sutherland Institute. Sutherland appreciates the intent of the bill sponsor, Senator Millner, to find a way […]

Sutherland testimony in support of SB 45 (Compulsory Education Revisions)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Jan. 29, 2016, before the Senate Education Standing Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 45) Thank you, Madam Chair. Stan Rasmussen, again with Sutherland Institute. Sutherland supports the fundamental liberty interest of parents to direct their child’s education, as protected by the […]

Sesquicentennial: The 13th Amendment (Abolition of Slavery)

One hundred fifty years ago today, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed the ratification and thereby the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The effect of the 13th Amendment was the official abolition of slavery in the United States. The actuality, of course – the ending of slavery in America, took […]

The fundamental importance of family and parents

Among the many World Congress of Families IX presentations now available online are the welcome greetings of Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his wife, the First Lady of Utah, Jeanette Herbert. In his message, Gov. Herbert expressed gratitude for the privilege to have been raised by loving parents. He shared a valuable lesson taught to […]

Institutions of higher(?) learning

Recent headlines and commentaries highlight an increasing number of very troubling occurrences at so-called institutions of higher learning. In “Closed Minds on Campus,” an essay in The Wall Street Journal, John H. McWhorter suggests, [S]omething is off about today’s student protests. The protesters may start with valuable observations, but then they drift into a mistaken […]

Strong families, prosperous states

Three weeks ago, Sutherland Institute was pleased to host and conduct the ninth World Congress of Families, in Salt Lake City. During the four-day conference, held for the first time in the United States, attendees received a wealth of information and perspective about the many issues confronting families in today’s world as well as insights […]