Category Archives: Government/Politics

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Lessons from the California Gold Rush — Realistic Prospects for Economic Development in Millard County — by Todd Macfarlane

Applying Lessons from the California Gold Rush to the Tech Rush of the 21st Century In Millard County, with IPP’s plans to shut-down the current coal-fired power plant in 2027,…

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THE LATEST SAGA — Millard County’s Land-Use Ordinances Continue to Haunt Property Owners

Preface: Millard County’s “new” land-use ordinances started causing major problems right from the outset — with the Deseret Heritage Subdivision at the old Millard County Fairgrounds in Deseret — and…

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How Vote by Mail Works in Utah

Watch the Video.  Millard County is voting entirely by mail this year.  A lot of people have asked how the Vote by Mail system works, and how they can be assured…

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Gorsuch Delivers the Hammer on Imprecise Legislation and the Administrative State

Reposted from the Chicago Tribune / Washington Post. WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, one week after the first anniversary of his ascension to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered…

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Why is Todd Macfarlane Running for Millard County Commissioner?

    Todd Macfarlane is running for Millard County Commission.  Todd is a rancher, writer, attorney and entrepreneur, and has lived in Millard County for approximately 15 years.  He and his…

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Unfinished Business — Constitutional Loose-ends, and How Private Property Rights Are Created on Public Lands — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine, Summer 2018 issue.   SEE Also The Laws of Prior Appropriation & Beneficial Use — Realities that Nobody Wants to Talk About.   Divisions and factions in…

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Between Thistles & Rye Grass — Sometimes We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know — by Redtail Rose McInnis

  We love our neighbors.  We’re just glad they’re 100 acres away. I had been fairly warned.  When I brokered a deal to sell a piece of property adjoining our…

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Romney & Crew Rip Republicans in Iron County — by Tracie Sullivan

First Published in Behind the Headlines For Another View Regarding the Same Event & Subject Matter, SEE ALSO Fair Weather Friends & the Second Amendment CEDAR CITY – Iron County Republicans…

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Todd Macfarlane in a Nutshell

According to a recent bio, Todd is a rancher, writer, entrepreneur, property/natural resource attorney, and property rights advocate. He is also a husband, father, and grandfather.  He has extensive unique…

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DUE PROCESS — The Golden Rule of Principled Government

According to the Golden Rule:  Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. DUE PROCESS is the Golden Rule of Principled Government.  It is one of the…