Why Utah conservatives attack Utah libertarians

I’m going to state right up front that I like, respect, and am friends with both Connor Boyack and Paul Mero. Even the people who disagree with every single last policy position of both can’t seem to avoid begrudgingly saying “yeah, those guys are mostly okay” if they’ve met them in person. (Believe me, I’ve seen it myself.) It also seems like the two of them seem to get into tiffs over policy positions on a somewhat regular basis. Heck, it seems like almost all of Paul’s recent posts allude…

The Smart Questions Club: Medical marijuana legalization in Utah [streaming]

Marijuana is currently illegal in the state of Utah, but a movement is afoot to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. Join us tonight as we talk to Utah State Senator Mark Madsen and Libertas Institute President Connor Boyack about why they think Utah should change its policy on medical marijuana.

Libertas Opposes Anti-Discrimination Laws Supported by LDS Church

Libertas Institute, the libertarian think-tank run by Connor Boyack, responded to the LDS church’s exceedingly rare press conference held earlier today, addressing non-discrimination and religious freedom. Libertas said that the think-tank agrees with the LDS Church’s statements and because they agree, they therefore oppose the anti-discrimination bill being proposed. Libertas further disagreed with Sister Neill F Marriott when she said that “basic rights such as securing a job or a place to live should not depend on someone’s sexual orientation.”   Said Libertas: “It is incorrect to say that person X has…

Book Review: Feardom by Connor Boyack

I’ve long followed Connor Boyack’s career. A libertarian and out of the box thinker, Boyack has never been afraid to defend his conclusions, and he does so with articulation and passion. His latest literary foray is no exception. In Feardom: How Politicians Exploit Your Emotions and What You Can Do to Stop Them, Boyack fervently argues for greater individual responsibility in the face of growing and often deceptive government communication and behavior. The argument is timely. Trust in government, whether it is Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, or…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Dec 8 – Dec 14

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Reactions to Governor’s Proposed Budget    So @GovHerbert proposed 6.25% increase in WPU for #uted & if you want to see that happen, talk to your legislators! #utpol #utleg — Sue Carey (@swcarey) December 11, 2014 Gov said a legitimate argument gas…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 10 – Nov 16

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Mia Love Goes to Washington Rep.-elect Brad Ashford, D-Neb., said he met Love briefly the night before and was impressed. “She started, ‘How are you, and here are all my ideas,’” Ashford said of Love. “I was like, ‘Wow, you have more…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Oct 6 -Oct 12

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Utah Still Driving the Bus Report from @seanreyesag indicates Utah has control if own education standards, district control curriculum. #utpol pic.twitter.com/1TK05B4fHg — martycarpenter (@martycarpenter) October 7, 2014 Reactions to the Supreme Court’s Failure to Take Up Kitchen v. Herbert, Utah’s Same Sex…

What REALLY happened on Facebook during the Shurtleff/Swallow Arrests….

Utah Politicos on Facebook – A Satire. What it might look like if Tuesday’s events were a Facebook discussion thread. Again, if I’ve not been clear, this is  satire, not intended to be taken seriously. All content is used without permission and contributed by different UPH contributors.

Utah Politico Summer Reading: Rep. Dan McCay

It’s not too late to start a new book. And if you need a good idea or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading. This is the sixth in the series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Representative Dan McCay represents Utahs 41st legislative district.  He lives Riverton in Salt Lake County. His automatic reply to emails is one of the funniest I’ve received, so do me a favor and shoot him an email. He reads them all.   Dan McCay’s Summer Reading List Infinite Progress: How the Internet…