Deterrence, Revenge, and the Death Penalty: Rep. Paul Ray Proposes Executing Sex Traffickers

Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield, Utah recently announced that he wanted to apply the death penalty to child sex traffickers. As a father of girls, let me be among the first to say: sex traffickers deserve a special place in the Hell, and I want to do all I can to help them to that dark dungeon expeditiously. The death penalty actually sounds like pretty mild a treatment for sex traffickers and child rapists. I posit that there are few who would disagree. And yet, I am hesitant to ride roughshod over the nation’s…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 17 – Nov 23

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. Reason #59 for Passing Legislation It’s just really a fun project to partner with these kids to teach them about the legislative process. — Senator Aaron Osmond, on his proposal to declare the golden retriever dog breed as the official “state domestic…

Itchy Trigger Middle Finger

Two stories. Both involve triggers. In the wacky world of academia, a story was published in the New York Times last week about liberal universities regarding the content of course material. The letters (RE: manifestos) were sent by student organizations (RE: Marxist bullies) asking (RE: or else) professors to consider putting in “trigger warnings” regarding course readings and materials. The assertion suggests that students who have experienced trauma in their lives might be susceptible to a post-traumatic reaction from reading or viewing anything that may deal with war, poverty, racism,…

The UPH Daily Dose – February 20th 2014

  Welcome to the Daily Dose Presented by the Utah Politico Hub and produced by the Salt City Throwdown Podcast. Here is everything you need to know in Utah Politics for Friday, February 21 2014: The proposal to move the State Prison is backed by Legislators who have Real Estate industry ties E-Cigarette Legislation / And restrictions. Upping Utah’s rural speed limits speeds ahead – with Senators Dabakis and Robles wanting more seatbelt laws. Breed specific bills Utah’s Caucus System     How to Listen to the Daily Dose Podcast: …