It was never my intention to be a land developer. I thought people could buy farmland and move onto it. Utah County has so many utility requirements that I had to develop and sell off lots to pay for them. For example, I could have used geothermal, solar and/or wind energy instead of having more than a half mile of trench dug and cable installed for Rocky Mountain Power.
Most people can only imagine there’s a lot of hoops to jump through.
The difficulty is fighting tyrannical governments and their hundreds of pages of stale, corrupted, inflexible laws, and dealing with their employee’s unrighteous dominion and animosity towards We the People.
If you’ve ever had to buy a service from the government or get their permission to do something, you know that they are usually awful to deal with. No service that private markets can render should be monopolized by governments.
I’ve attended dozens of county and planning meetings and have never heard the word liberty used outside of the Pledge of Allegiance. Some employees feel it is the proper role of government to provide for the safety, welfare and health of the people; they forget that Founding Fathers knew the property role of government was to protect liberty–your right to do whatever you please without government intervention as long as you don’t hurt your neighbors. There is a huge difference.
— Robert John Stevens, February 6, 2018
by Robert John Stevens, October 20, 2017
County governments in the United States, particularly Utah County where I live, can currently be defined by this equation:
State Code + Stricter Restrictions via County Code = “Dig a pit for thy neighbor1.”
I never understood that phrase. I thought Nephi, in whom it is attributed, was joking. It applies perfectly to government regulations.
I would like to see all county governments:
- Operate as testbeds for innovation and thus become showcase counties for their state as well as the nation
- Hold charrettes (a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions) regularly with stakeholders for new ideas to be tested, proved and bad ones discarded.
- Privatize all possible services
- Set up a department that focuses on liberty, inalienable rights and the Constitution so they are always considered for every decision
- Focus on tasks that even most developers cannot do such as building roads, bridges and sewer treatment systems
- Prepare for all large-scale contingencies such as cataclysmic events where the trucking imports stop, earthquakes, nuclear war, EMP, etc. Citizens need leadership to prepare for such things now and in advance, and not to just be reactionary after the fact.
Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 28:8
by Robert John Stevens, July 2, 2017
“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” Trump declared. “Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that power back to where it belongs — to the people.” — President Donald Trump
Most Americans do not understand the concept although once they do they know it is true. The concept is the American Creed—it is what sets us apart from previous governments in history.
May President Trump say this repeatedly at every opportunity he can.
Mike Pence just said the most important nine words every spoken by a government official in the 21st century and notice mainstream media aren’t repeating it.
We’re Going To Be In The Promise-Keeping Business — Vice President-Elect Mike Pence
I think this is the first blog I’ve every posted in both the categories honesty and government.
See Pence: This Administration Is ‘Going To Be In The Promise-Keeping Business’
Obviously the government knows their threats against the 2nd amendment and their false flag operations only increase gun sales so what is their true agenda?
by Robert John Stevens, June 23, 2016
Community-established regulations may work better than government-establishment regulations because government-established regulations are usually created by government employees who don’t personally experience the need, pain or side effects.
Years ago when Microsoft tried to create their own standards for Internet Explorer (IE) they created problems for millions or programmers. Today most programmers wish IE would just disappear. Fortunately it continues to lose market share.
The United States was established as independent states where each can innovate without interference and the best ideas are independently tested and adopted by other states.
It would be a very interesting test to see if community standards can replace government regulations. If one town, city, county or state successfully embarked on it, even with a small subset of their regulations, it would be a role model and case study for the rest of the nation.
Government would again be returned to the people, its rightful owners. The size of government would diminish. Innovation would flourish. The act of replacing government regulations with community standards may go viral.