Category Archives: Constitution

How Judge Shelby got the 14th Amendment wrong

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution has been at the epicenter of most controversial court decisions over the past 40 … Continue reading

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Bright, principled Sen. Lee makes the establishment cringe

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Just when I complimented my friends at The Salt Lake Tribune for being authentic for owning the cause of anything other … Continue reading

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Is our 226-year-old Constitution in crisis?

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. This week, specifically September 17, marks the 226th anniversary of the United States Constitution. While our Declaration of Independence is the … Continue reading

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Some habits are hard to break

Tweet The Salt Lake Tribune reported recently on the legal answer filed in the federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s marriage laws. It seems that in response to the filing, an activist group brought a copy of the Constitution to the attorney … Continue reading

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Responsible citizens, gun rights and the 2nd Amendment

Tweet Text of Paul Mero’s remarks, as prepared, at the KVEL Radio 2nd Amendment Rally in Vernal on Aug. 10, 2013: I mentioned to our host that me sharing thoughts with you about the Second Amendment is like a student … Continue reading

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Government’s stalking of media is outrageous and creepy

Tweet As a former journalist who spent 20 years in the newsroom of a daily paper, I have watched with horror the news about the Justice Department snooping into the Associated Press’s records and conducting surveillance on Fox News correspondent … Continue reading

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May 8: A big day for Utah in 1895

Tweet Wednesday, May 8, 1895, was the last formal day of the Utah Constitutional Convention. Unlike the lawyer-dominated Philadelphia Convention, the top occupation of Utah delegates was farming, though lawyers were certainly represented. The president of the convention was John … Continue reading

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What makes for reasonable gun regulation?

Tweet Listen to the audio here:   The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I’ve possessed a concealed carry permit for over five years now. I believe in the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Constitution with contest, concert, McCullough

Tweet On Monday, Sept. 17, we mark the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution – the foundation, along with the Declaration of Independence, of the American republic. Of this remarkable and most significant document, William R. … Continue reading

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Lincoln's legacy of leadership

Tweet Today marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln penned what has become one of the most frequently quoted writings of our nation’s 16th president. The letter, written in response to New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley’s blistering editorial published … Continue reading

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Let’s be worthy of our great Constitution

Tweet   Tomorrow is the big rivalry game between Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. But before we head out to enjoy the great spectacle of the so-called “holy war” (a misnomer, by the way), we might all … Continue reading

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Why has no one replicated America?

Tweet   Here’s a question: If America’s Constitution, Bill of Rights, system of government and free market economy are the best solutions humankind has ever conjured to govern itself, why has no other country closely replicated our systems and, correspondingly, … Continue reading

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Rep. Carl Wimmer Crafts Spending Limitation Proposal For Utah

Tweet   SALT LAKE CITY (FEB. 17, 2011)—Representative Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, released a joint resolution today that would require the Legislature to limit state spending to the amount the state expended during the preceding fiscal year with an increase allowed … Continue reading

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10th Amendment a major theme in 2011 Utah Legislature

Tweet “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” – The 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution With the … Continue reading

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