Some in Utah have recently called Utah’s economy “elite.” One definition of elite is “a group or class of people seen as having the greatest power and influence within a society, especially because of their wealth or privilege.” That definition seems to fit Utah’s economy.
Ayn Rand said there are those who wish to dominate and others who wish to not be dominated. As we observe the silencing of opinions, the weaponization of government agencies against those they were supposed to serve; as we observe the tapes showing the actual events of January 6, 2021 and compare them to the media narrative of the past three years, all while knowing that innocent people are incarcerated for simply being peacefully at the Capitol on that day, or even just for commenting on social media in support of the groups who dared to challenge the 2020 election results, we know something is wrong.
As we watch, there is no question that that government is controlled by those who wish to dominate. The borders are open for a reason. We are $34 Trillion in debt for a reason. And it is not because we can’t secure our borders or because we don’t have natural wealth or innovation or a strong work ethic. It is because policymakers are deliberately destabilizing the United States. The nonsense is endless.
We wish we could erase from our memories the text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the Steele Dossier, the Epstien reports, etc. The Durham Report is a stain on the FBI, the CIA and the entire deep state that permeates our country. We watch as the district attorney from Fulton County Georgia tries to explain her love affair with the counsel she hired to prosecute Donald Trump, along with the taxpayer money paid to him, which he used to pay for lavish romantic getaways for himself and the DA, and we are not even surprised. Why? Because we know these people. We know that they have the luxury of making decisions without the inconvenience of moral restraints.
So, when we hear that Mark Zuckerberg and his henchman, David Becker are now using CTCL (Center for Tech and Civic Life) to leverage FEMA funds to circumvent local governments in the administration of honest elections, of course we are not surprised. We would be surprised if these elites were not actively hijacking our elections.
But what should be our response? We should empower our local clerks. We elected them to oversee our elections, but the State elections office swoops in to “train” and regulate their activities. Why can’t we have elections in person, at the precinct level, with paper ballots, using a valid ID, on a single election day? The reason is because Utah State leaders have made deals with the elites.
Elections have become an ideological battleground similar to climate, abortion, gender, vaccines, or nuclear energy. This is by design. Emotion is required to decouple logic and policy making. Elnor Ostrom said, “Relying on metaphors as the foundation for policy advice can lead to results vastly different from those presumed to be likely.”
As I travel around the state, I find that people are very well informed and that they are not interested in being the birthplace of the fourth industrial revolution. They want to run their businesses, raise their families, enjoy their retirement, and not spend a lot of time trying to learn what the “wolves in sheeps clothing” have planned for them and for Utah. They do see what is happening, and they are demanding better government.