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Accountability Utah has devoted this section to helping citizens realize and unleash their own power.

Topics:

1. The Mindset of Effective Political Involvement

2. Knowing Your Enemy

3. Knowing Yourself

4. Going After Government Officials & Records

5. Roberts Rules of Order

6. Issue Training

1. The Mindset of Effective Political Involvement

How Citizens Enable Political Corruption: 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?

Warfighting: The U.S. Marine Corps Book of Strategy: A primer for conducting political warfare.  A short, but powerful read.

Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau: What is the duty of man in resisting evil and injustice?

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu: A must read for understanding political warfare.

2. Knowing Your Enemy

Rule by Monarchy: How the House Speaker Manipulates Your Representative: Many answers lie in the subtle rules designed to prevent real accountability.

Official-Speak Guide: What does your elected official really mean when he reacts to your attempts to hold him accountable?  Learn how to interpret and understand common tactics utilized by elected officials to neutralize legitimate Citizen activism.

The Achilles Heel of Conservatives: Read a strategic analysis compiled from the perspective of an enemy of freedom.

Got Accountability? Try Some Legislative Rules Reforms: Learn how a few elitist dictators hold the legislature captive.  Better yet, learn a few reforms that can break their iron grip on our freedoms.

See our Other Resources page for many organizations that fight against freedom.

3.Knowing Yourself

The Personal Gut Check: What kind of questions should a citizens ask prior, during, and after their political involvement?

The Voting Gut Check: What kind of questions would a true statesman ask prior to voting on proposed legislation?

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4. Going After Government Officials & Records

How to Request a Government Record: Have you ever wanted a government record, but did not know how to get it?  Read our "Seven Steps to Highly Effective GRAMAs."

Making the Malfeasance Case: Utah has no recall law to remove elected officials.  But all is not lost.  You can seek to have them thrown out for malfeasance.

The Importance of a Time Line in Government Abuse Cases: Most people feel intimidated at the prospect of writing things down on paper, and even less inclined when state agencies are coming after them.  Fortunately, you don't have to be a college graduate in English grammar to write a time line.

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5. Roberts Rules of Order

Don't get stomped on.  Learn how to assert yourself in meetings:

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6. Issue Training

Parental Rights Now! Action Packets: Apply what you have learned to the battle to restore due process for parents and families in Utah.

See also our Issues & Alerts page for many more issues.

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Warning! If you are under 18 and/or have not yet overcome your government education, YOU are probably too ignorant to understand this politically explicit information.

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