Why I left the party

The day after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for the presidency, I changed my party registration from Republican to Unaffiliated, and resigned as Precinct Vice-Chair and State Delegate. Simply put, I cannot belong to a party that has Donald Trump at its head. I cannot because Donald Trump is _________________________. You can fill in the blank with your own predicate adjective. Heaven knows there are enough to choose from. My favorites include “amoral,” narcissistic,” “a megalomaniac,” “a sociopath.” None of these have anything to do with policy, but if…

Auditor Report on Kaysville City Review of Expenditures for “Big Red” Fire Engine 2016 Parade Entry [UPH Wire]

  For Immediate Release August 2, 2016 Office of the Utah State Auditor Releases Report on Kaysville City Review of Expenditures for “Big Red” Fire Engine 2016 Parade Entry Salt Lake City, UTAH – The Office of the Utah State Auditor (Office) today released its Report on Kaysville City Review of Expenditures for “Big Red” Fire Engine 2016 Parade Entry.  The Office reviewed City expenditures related to this parade entry and the City’s compliance with city policy and state laws. The Office also reviewed certain City purchasing policies to determine…

I think we all know the real Donald Trump

It’s not really a secret that I consider Donald Trump to be a dangerous fascist demagogue. His brand of unhinged populism, unmoored by any kind of intellectual consistency or political philosophy, would, if embraced, spell the end of the Republican Party as we know it. If elected to public office, his penchant for using whatever power is at his disposal to exact revenge upon whichever party has happened to cross him, no matter how minor the offense, would minimally cripple the nation as his every action is held up in…