Category Archives: Government/Politics

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

DUE PROCESS — The Golden Rule of Principled Government — by Todd Macfarlane

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…

Due Process & Equal Protection in Millard County — a Case Study

For most people, it seems, the concepts and principles of “Equal Protection” and “Due Process” seem somewhat hazy.  What do they even mean? Most of the time stories of unlawful…

FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS — and The Second Amendment — by Todd Macfarlane

Right now the Second Amendment is viewed as toxic in many quarters, and politically incorrect to even mention. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Iron…

HORSE SENSE: Talk is Cheap; Show Me; Don’t Tell Me — Life Lessons Learned from Horse Trading — by Mancos MacLeod

I’ve been around horses and horse trading essentially my whole life.  (See Memories of Jack Walther).  And believe it or not, valuable life lessons can be learned from horse trading….