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Friday, February 27, 2009

Family values

February 27, 2009

This morning I read a Paul Rolly column in the Salt Lake Tribune from last Sunday that I should have seen earlier. It was about Evan Twede, a conservative Republican who has worked professionally on campaigns for many years. Recently he has decided to leave the party, even though that is how he has made his living. The problem is that he has a gay son, and he no longer can work within the party that has brought us Chris Buttars and the legion of other homophobes who have great power and influence in our State. It reminded me of my own disaffection from the Party where I served as Young Republican treasurer for Utah for four years. My former party, which used to stand against too much government, now stands for government interference in areas of our lives where government simply does not belong. I realised several years ago that I could no longer support the party that has been taken over by the religious right. The last eight years of the "reign of terror" presided over by George W. Bush only made me more determined to fight back.

So, here I am, the Utah Chair of the Libertarian Party. We are still small but we are growing. Our recent entry into Facebook has brought us hundreds of new friends. Last night our monthly Salt Lake County social event attracted the largest crowd in a long time.

To those who were once Republicans, but who can no longer stand the intolerance, and who no longer can stand the fear mongering, there is an alternative. If you are a fiscal conservative, your natural home is the Libertarian Party. We welcome you with open arms, and assure you that we will not preach to you about matters that are intensely personal to you. Please see our website at, and consider getting involved. Join us on our new Facebook page, and at our socials. Join us in telling the government that you no longer wish to live in fear, and that you no longer can tolerate the intolerant. "You have nothing to lose but your chains."


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