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Thursday, November 20, 2008

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November 20, 2008

The Utah votes are almost all tallied. My campaign for Attorney General did not do as well as I had hoped, but we worked hard and did our best. I have had several people express, since election day, that they did not know I was running, and would have voted for me if they had. Oh well. With several counties still not reporting their final totals, my votes have just gone over 34,000, which is still an improvement in both raw numbers and percentage (up from 3.2% to 3.9%) from 4 years ago. Our party also did pretty well, with our governor candidate getting just about 2.5% and our candidate for State Auditor getting about 6%. We will remain on the ballot, and will work to increase the size and influence of our party.

On a national level, the Republicans have been soundly beaten, and we all hope for things to get better. I do not conceal my relief that there will be no more Republican judges appointed for a while to our Federal courts. but, of course, the current Democrat dominated government is likely to be more free with our tax money, so we will have plenty of work to do in opposing the increasing size and cost of government.

Speaking of judicial appointments, it was sad to see the Utah Senate refused to approve the appointment of Judge Hilder to the Utah Court of Appeals. Some gun rights advocates will cheer that very political decision; but we have lost a good judge for that Court. And there can be little doubt that the Republican Senate will only approve the most conservative judge -- one who likely agrees with them on issues of state sponsored morality, and a futher loss of personal freedom. As the Federal courts become more receptive to individual rights, the State courts are likely to become less so. Once again, lots to do to oppose this movement.

On a cheerful note, my little blog has been chosen by a national libertarian organization as one of the top 100 libertarian blogs on the internet. It makes one wonder how high the standards for such a thing might have been; but I very much appreciate the honor, and will try and make this page worth turning to once in a while. I am not going away, and will continue to "stick it to the man" and fight for more freedom, lower taxes and smaller government. Join me in the fight, and see our Libertarian Party website at to get more involved.


  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Obi wan liberali said…

    I only agree with you 50% of the time, but keep plugging away. It takes alot to run for office, and you are to be commended for the effort.


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