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More than ever, we need to end or limit partisanship and partisan bickering in our state and nation. The traditional rhetoric to this dilemma has been a pitch to support Brand X or Candidate Y. We have been promised that peace and prosperity would come skipping along behind. What is needed is not a silver-bullet party or candidate.

We need to change the way we do politics. We need to reform the political process that favors “We the Parties” and excludes “We the People.”

There are three key areas in which citizens can make a lasting difference right now:

1. Voice opposition to taxpayer dollars being used for semi-closed primary elections where voters get to choose among candidates of one party only for multiple offices.

2. Visit Utah League of Independent Voters to sign the petition to end the conflict of interest within the Legislature for perpetuating safe districts. Currently there are no safeguards to prevent election rigging through the creation of safe districts by the legislature.

3. Sign the Utahns for Ethical Government petition to strip the Legislature of its “thin blue line” practices of self-policing ethical misconduct.

Randy Miller, President
Utah League of Independent Voters
Syracuse

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