Lacey Smith

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From the Archives: The indomitable American spirit

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

This post is from the Archive and was originally posted May 26, 2011. As I was rereading it today, I wanted to share it again. THIS is where RightsAndReason is going and THIS is why we are doing what we are doing. America, and the whole world, faces significant challenges. However, no one is better suited to address them head on than those who still feel the strength of the indomitable American spirit.

I’ve been really hard on Americans recently. I’ve implied or outright stated that Americans are lazy, uneducated, too trusting, compliant, unprincipled and apathetic. I have given a number of reasons of why America is broken. And I’ve pulled no punches. I am calling things like I see them.

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Changes coming!

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2014 at 6:02 pm

I’m excited to announce that there are big changes in the works for RightsAndReason. Over the next few months you will see some small changes on the site here before we unveil a new and much bigger site this fall.

You may have already noticed the new “Contributors” page. Over the next few months we will add a number of additional writers to our staff who bring perspectives on freedom from the throughout the world.

Additionally, we will be expanding RightsAndReason from a print-only site and adding audiovisual media in the form of serial podcasts and, eventually, video presentations.

These initial changes are just the early and small steps that RightsAndReason will be making and there are great things in store as we work to support the restoration and expansion of freedom in the United States and throughout the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Caucus Questions Answered!

In Uncategorized on March 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I’ve received a number of questions asking about the upcoming Utah caucuses.

Utah’s democrats will hold their caucus on Tuesday, March 18. Utah’s republicans caucus on Thursday, March 20. The Constitution Party of Utah will also hold a caucus a week after that, Thursday, March 27th. Read the rest of this entry »

Analysis of Selected Senate Bills

In Current Events, Politics on February 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Utah’s Legislature is in full swing. To help you get involved, we are analyzing selected House and Senate bills with a short summary and a position (strongly oppose to strongly support). If one of these issues concerns you, please contact your legislator and talk to them about it. You can find out who your legislature is by visiting the Utah State Legislative District Map site.

Here are the selected Senate Bills:

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Analysis of Selected House Bills

In Politics, Uncategorized on February 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

Utah’s Legislature is in full swing. To help you get involved, there will be two (or more) posts analyzing selected House and Senate bills with a short summary and a position (strongly oppose to strongly support). If one of these issues concerns you, please contact your legislator and talk to them about it. You can find out who your legislature is by visiting the Utah State Legislative District Map site.

Here are the selected House Bills: Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Starting Young

In Current Events, Politics on January 14, 2014 at 1:01 am

I recently attended a training in advance of the start of the Utah Legislative Session. While I am intimately familiar with the process in Idaho, Utah has it’s quirks – including an asininely short 45 calendar day session – that have made it hard for me to get my arms around.

The training itself was quite good and definitely cleared up a few things for me and it was a great chance to network and meet people in real life I’ve only met on Facebook. However one of the things that struck me was relatively middle aged the participants were. In fact, with a few notable exceptions (including my 15 month old daughter), I may have been the youngest person in attendance. Read the rest of this entry »

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