Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) on Independent Thinking

I love this quote from Peter Yarrow: There was a breakout in the thinking—a desire to say, “Let us think for ourselves independently. We won’t be the instrument of someone else’s intent but we will really be a different kind of people living in a different kind of society.—Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary […]

Trump Seeks to Restore the Bonds of Trust Between Citizens and Their Government

I read the full transcript of Trump’s State of the Union 2018 speech and extracted a few quotes that impressed me: Americans love their country. And they deserve a Government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return. For the last year we have sought to restore the bonds of trust between our […]

Liberty vs Protecting the Health, Safety and Welfare

Last night I attended a Utah County Planning Commission Meeting in Provo. A citizen named Jeff Hansen had proposed a Utah County Land Use Ordinance text amendment to Section 3-9 to eliminate the prohibition of a kitchen in a residential accessory structure. Jeff wanted to build a swimming pool and install an outside kitchen. Three […]

Quotes from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

These quotes are impressive: At a young age, he learned how to build bridges and find something in common with other people, be it sports, a hobby, religion or experiences, rather than focusing on differences and divisions. “Everyone has inherent value and is worth listening to,” he believes. Faith, he says, gives him “the strength […]

On Structure and Genius

A 24-year old named Mallory who is dating my son Andrew boasted in complaint form that her family is more structured than ours. My thoughts on that: Anyone can enforce or obey structure, even the convict or those with mental illness. The genius though, takes inspiration, and creates structure, simplicity and beauty where non existed. […]

The Missing Ingredient in BCRA: Humility

And history teaches us that when we don’t know how to solve a problem, the best thing to do is to experiment. We should test different ideas through a cooperative, bottom-up, trial-and-error process rather than imposing top-down, partisan power-plays that disrupt the lives of hundreds of millions of people at a time. — Senator Mike […]