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Lynda Pipkin

Lynda Pipkin

Lynda Pipkin
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke. I think our Federal Government has grown out of control and I cannot keep my head buried in the sand and do nothing. This is why I do what I can to educate myself and share what I learn with others. This is why I seek out good candidates and do what I can to help them get elected.

“But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.” - Claude Frédéric Bastiat. I agree with Bastiat that if it is not legal for me to steal something from one neighbor and give it to another neighbor, then it is not legal for any public servant (elected to represent me) to steal from one and give it to another. Yet this legal plunder is quite common today.

“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” - Claude Frédéric Bastiat. Government was created to protect our life, liberty, and property. Yet, what I see the Federal Government doing is pretending to protect “us” from all kinds of things, but by doing so they are destroying our life and liberty, and taking our property.

“If government makes everything illegal, then everyone is a criminal.” - Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. There are so many laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, acts, statutes, and whatever else you want to call them, that it is impossible to know them all. How many “criminals” do you know? Are you a “criminal”?

The Great Divide in the GOP

The Great Divide in the GOP There is a great divide in the Utah GOP. Sometimes it is so bad that people liken it to a civil war. So, what is going on? Decades ago my county was predominantly Democrat. Today Republicans hold every ...

Factions of the Party

Today there are many different Factions of the Republican Party There are people who call themselves “moderates”. Moderate is generally considered as average. Moderates are an average between Democrats and Republicans. You will fi...

RINOs in a One-Party State

RINOs in a One-Party State As Utah has basically become a one-party state (Republican), there are more people running for office as Republicans who were once Democrats. The state’s caucus/convention system has been pretty go...

Standing Up for What is Right

One day after lunch I was on my way to meet up with my other 3rd grade friends for recess. As I walked down the almost empty hall, I saw a girl crying. I went over and asked her what was wrong. She said that nobody wanted to be he...

The Last Republic

Making the World “Safe for Democracy” We have heard this phrase for decades. Usually to justify attacks on foreign soil. But, was the attack on the Utah Caucus System another way to “make the world safe for democracy”? What is a d...

Utah GOP Presidential Primary vs. Caucus

Why would the Utah Republican Party decided to elect their presidential nominee in their caucus, rather than go with the primary election system?  What is the difference between Utah Republican Presidential Primary vs. Republican ...

The Emperor’s New Clothes

You’ve more than likely heard the story about the Emperor’s New Clothes.  We often have something very similar in our political world today.  If someone disagrees with a political figure they are likely to be labeled a...