Is Requiring Water Rights for New County Subdivisions Absurd?

by Robert John Stevens, January 2, 2018 Suppose Utah County requires every vehicle buyer to purchase so many gallons of fuel a year. During inversions when our air is dirty and unhealthy, some want the government to force people to drive less but what do we do about vehicles that consume less fuel? Some citizens […]

Should Governments Seize Property and Ruin The Lives of Citizens Who Fail to Pay Their Property Taxes?

by Robert John Stevens, December 22, 2017 If you fail to pay your property taxes, should the government seize your property? I’ve sat in several Utah County Commissioners’ Meetings where citizen appeals are reviewed. Each time county employees testify to the county commissioners that they sent property tax notices and still the taxes weren’t paid. […]

How Did Humans Survive Without Modern Waste Water Treatment?

by Robert John Stevens, September 8, 2017 I was denied an appeal on Wednesday from a board of four Utah County residents, one was Larry Ellertson a former Utah County Commissioner. I hope my follow-up email, also posted below, offers insight. Dear Craig (Bostock), Jason (Garrett), Ralph (Clegg) and Carl (Hollan), Congratulations again on denying […]

Hemp for Victory But Not for Utah Dogs

In 1942, the U.S. Department of Agriculture created a film to urge farmers to grow more hemp since it was needed in many war-time and civilian products. Utah, the state that should better, the majority still Mormon and well aware of the Mormon doctrines that God made everything for the use of man, probably under […]