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Letter: Heart aches for 'better America"
Jan 12, 2014 | 1628 views | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print

 Dear Editor, 

 I recently read your article, Editor’s Musings: Same sex marriage is the law in Utah (Jan. 2).  

Although I believe that you are entitled to your own opinion. I also believe that Same Sex Marriage currently is legal in Utah and with the current state of our country I say that it will be legal for all of of my life. 

That is not why I am writing.  I am writing to pose the question of what is law, who makes the law, and why do we have law?  

For all of our lives we have been taught that the government of the Untied Sates is based upon a system of checks and balances.  But in recent years I challenge the notion that this is how the good old USA is still run.  

Law is the opinion of a federal judge who was appointed by a partisan lawmaker who felt views should be a certain way.  

The political system is out of control, there is no longer middle ground and the hate which exists on both sides is terrible.  I should say that for the first time in my life I am starting to feel like my country is failing me. 

 I have always been a strong believer that my vote counts that I can make a difference.  But is that the truth anymore?  Does my vote count?  Does it matter if I vote a certain way?  

We have politicians and judges that are no longer serving the country for the good of the country but rather for their own personal gain.  

I long for the days when state laws mattered, when local laws mattered, when the federal government allowed the people to be governed by the people for the people. 

 America is certainly at a crossroads and I believe they took the road more traveled.  The road that leads to further corruption.  I will continue on, I will continue to try and survive but I must admit that as I do so my heart aches for a better America, one that provides religious freedoms, not freedom from religions. 



Rob Dansie

Kaysville and Ammon, Idaho

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