Issues in Focus
These articles take in-depth looks at critical issues
affecting the freedoms of Utah citizens. To request that
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2005 Issues in Focus
2004 Issues in Focus
2003 Issues in Focus
Individual is the Fundamental Unit of a Just Society:
America was founded on the belief that respect for
individuals, apart from family and other associations, is
paramount to a just and virtuous society. In recent decades,
this belief has given way to a "more civil," group-centered,
"soft communism" doctrine that places individuals on unequal
grounds before the law.
(Issue in Focus for 5/1/05)
Analysis of Amendments,
Initiatives, Judges, & Electronic Voting Proposals:
Consider an additional perspective on the statewide
constitutional amendments and initiative, retention elections
for judges, and electronic voting proposals.
Is Caesar's Marriage
Idolatrous? Accountability Utah vehemently opposes
Constitutional Amendment 3 dealing with the question of
marriage and the rights of couples. Accountability Utah team
members are divided, however, on the particular reasons for
their opposition. Consider two different perspectives.
How Citizens Enable Political
What are the political weaknesses that obstruct individuals
and society from the pursuit of prosperity, happiness, and
peace? And how can citizens take charge again?
Monarchy: How the House Speaker Manipulates Your
Representative: Why do decent
bills tend to get bogged down while horrible bills fly through
the state legislature? And why do some representatives seem
more powerful than others? The answer lies in the subtle rules
designed to prevent real accountability.
Why Are Jury Trials
Crucial to Your Freedom? The Deseret News
editorial board denounced your right to be tried by a jury of your peers (in
an open court of public record). Why did so many of our
nation's founders believe that this right was itself a cause
worth dying for?
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