Utah lawmakers denounce violence in Virginia

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  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Aug. 15, 2017 9:41 a.m.

    This very morning, White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi's are slapping each other on the back and laughing at the people who are actually applauding and praising the fact that the leader of the free world could bring himself to say that Nazi's and White Supremacist groups are kinda bad.

    "The fact that he waited so long is a wink and a nod to us."
    "He had to do that to appease the devil media. He's got our back."
    "He condemned us--but only about half as much as he condemned the devil media."
    "He was tougher on the head of Merck Pharma than he was on our beloved Father David Duke."
    "He's still trying to find ways to equate those who fought against us as being just as bad as us. That will strengthen us."

    It's time to pick your side, Utah. Your Senator talking about his brother in WW2 is not a sign of "Stand up to Trump" bravery. It's easy to do that when we are talking about Nazi's. What's not easy to do is to stand firm against this man and to not turn around and begin walking back towards him next Monday. We have a President who fears losing support from his base by alienating Nazi's and White Supremacists. That is a simple fact and it's horrifying.

  • Liberal Survival on Planet Zion Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2017 8:03 p.m.

    @UtahEngineer

    "So many hateful liberal commenters comparing, en mass, Trump supporters to racists, neo-nazi's, KKK'ers, and etc".

    Comprehension skills please. Have not come across a single liberal commentator that was "comparing Trump supporters to racists, neo nazis, KKK'ers, etc". This is obviously not needed! If your supreme leader denounced support from David Duke and countless white supremacist organizations, didn't have Bannon (known white nationalist) as a chief strategist, as well as made statements from the onset such as governor McAuliffe did liberals would not be forced to point out the obvious!

    "dredging up/repeating Hillary's vicious and shallow "basket of deplorables" comment to describe Trump supporters, is simply hateful".

    Try accurate! Quite the selective memory and change in ideology now Trump is president. Based upon countless posts this mindset was definitely absent during the Obama presidency.

    "Using and amplifying hate to deplore hate is a very counter productive and foolish endeavor".

    Add, attempting to defend the indefensible to this list and the refusal to denounce white supremacists from the onset as ANY president should! Thank you comrade.

  • UtahEngineer Sandy, UT
    Aug. 14, 2017 3:50 p.m.

    So many hateful liberal commenters comparing, en mass, Trump supporters to racists, neo-nazi's, KKK'ers, and etc.

    Also, dredging up and repeating Hillary's vicious and shallow "basket of deplorables" comment to describe Trump supporters, is simply hateful.

    Using and amplifying hate to deplore hate is a very counter productive and foolish endeavor.

  • Lib Living on Planet Zion SLC, UT
    Aug. 14, 2017 2:57 p.m.

    "Basket of deplorables" proven to be 100% accurate! The enabling faction continues proving such daily. When one searches for excuses whenever Nazis and the KKK are involved deep self reflection is in order. No excuses regarding white nationalists of any type enablers! Country before party comrades! Thank you

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    Aug. 14, 2017 2:42 p.m.

    "Basket of deplorables" proven to be 100% accurate! The enabling faction continues proving such daily. When one searches for excuses whenever Nazis and the KKK are involved deep self reflection is in order. No excuses regarding white nationalists of any type enablers! Country before party comrades! Thank you

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Aug. 14, 2017 12:25 p.m.

    Gotta hand it to all the Trump, Neo-Nazi defedners and their:

    "I condemn hatred and violence, BUT..." comments...

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Aug. 14, 2017 12:14 p.m.

    Nothing from --

    Senator Mike Lee,
    Rep. Chris Stewart or Rob Bishop.

    Their silence and lack of specific condemnation,
    along with Trump's,
    is just silent condoning Neo-Nazism.

  • Millenial Snow Sandy, UT
    Aug. 14, 2017 5:24 a.m.

    Sure, there is violence on both sides and it is wrong for both parties to engage in violence.

    But at the end of the day, I just can't support a nazi group.

    The Black Lives Matter movement wants to be treated fairly under the eyes of the law. Black people are more likely to be shot by police, incarcerated and pulled over. They are statistically given longer prison sentences than white people for the same crimes. Some people take it too far and the police shouldn't be painted as the enemy but I understand why this movement exists. If I were black I would be frustrated too.

  • Misty Mountain Kent, WA
    Aug. 14, 2017 4:29 a.m.

    @Boyd in Provo wrote,

    "General Lee stated, " I wish for no other thing than the star-spangled banner. I still hope that the wisdom and patriotism of the nation will save it."

    This quote was BEFORE the Civil War began. Before Fort Sumpter was attacked. Before Lee led the Confederate army into a war which cost 620,000 lives.

    "General Lee was regarded by the North after the war, not as a failure or a traitor, but as a noble man, a hero."

    According to whom? Certainly by some in the South. I haven't seen too many statues of him around Vermont, however.

    And please note that Timothy McVeigh is also regarded by *some* as a noble man, a hero. Nonetheless, you won't see too many statues of him around Oklahoma City.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    Aug. 14, 2017 12:50 a.m.

    Politicians are hilarious. NOBODY is in favor of violence, just like nobody is in favor of hungry children. Nice safe bandwagon to jump on..

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 11:29 p.m.

    I find it interesting that when anti-facists invaded the UC Berkeley campus where students were peacefully gathered to protest Milo, Trump threatened to withold federal funds from UC Berkeley and Berkeley got unfairly criticized for squelching free speech, when in fact the opposite was true. (Milo was only evacuated when his safety and security was threatened). But this weekend when anti-facists, white nationalists and peaceful students met at UVA, nobody suggested withholding federal funds or blaming UVA for what transpired. I find it interesting that when anti-facists invaded the UC Berkeley campus where students were peacefully gathered to protest Milo, Trump threatened to withold federal funds from UC Berkeley and Berkeley got unfairly criticized for squelching free speech, when in fact the opposite was true. But this weekend when anti-facists, white nationalists and peaceful students met at UVA, nobody has suggested withholding federal funds or blaming UVA for what transpired.

  • Boyd in Provo , 00
    Aug. 13, 2017 10:33 p.m.

    Response to California #1:

    General Lee stated, " I wish for no other thing than the star-spangled banner. I still hope that the wisdom and patriotism of the nation will save it.
    General Ulysses S. Grant said, "Healing the nation was more important than taking revenge..."
    General Lee was regarded by the North after the war, not as a failure or a traitor, but as a noble man, a hero.

    Even though there were those that fought for the South they were still Americans. Many from the South had different reasons for their fight. Abraham Lincoln wanted to bring them back into the Union as quick as possible after the war. He would still feel those same sentiments if he were alive today.

    This country is divided and we need to start healing the wounds, not opening them up again.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 10:18 p.m.

    Good for Gov. Herbert, Senator Hatch and Rep Mia Love and even Mike Pence for correctly identifying the issue:

    Racism/White Supremacy/Hate/Bigotry

    Yes, there are people in our society of any race, age, religion/no religion, political persuasion etc. who commit violent acts. But this weekend we were confronted by White Nationalists/racists amassed in one of our cities and one of them used his car as a weapon to mow down innocent people. There can be no defending white supremacy/bigotry in the U.S.
    Much blood was spilled, lives lost of our countrymen to settle that issue.

    Though we have much more work to do, the goal should be clear. The idea that America is primarily for the benefit of whites, or that whites are a superior race must never ever be accepted. We must confront the bigotry--peacefully united.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 9:29 p.m.

    Howard Beal: "Now the president, if he really wants to unite America as he says, must step and lead (by denouncing these white supremacist groups)."

    You mean like how Obama lead by denouncing Black Lives Matter and the other racist groups on the left?

    Oh, wait. That is completely different, right?

    For the record, I think Trump should denounce any white supremacy groups (and I think he has), but I also though Obama should have denounced a bunch of things that he seemed to encourage instead. The double standard continues.

  • Donozzyart Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 9:12 p.m.

    Those people are no more un-american than the people that can't swallow an ounce of pride too realize that trump was elected president of the USA. As Americans we should quit fighting him and support the president give him a chance . Quit crying.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 7:51 p.m.

    Comparing White Nationalist to White Supremacist is like comparing Black Civil Rights leaders to the Black Panthers to the Vietnam protester to the SDS/Weathermen. Whether you want to admit it or not, there is an attack on Christianity, Judaism, and Whites ( in the name of White Privilege) in this Country. There is an attack on the middle class, the American tax payer and Small business. What was once the majority is soon becoming the minority and like the minorities of the past, they will speak out. Sadly, there will always be the fringe groups that create havoc and violence. Lastly, I love the statement from the poster from CA calling the Southerner's seditionist while CA is in the midst of sedition. Priceless.

  • Rebel ,
    Aug. 13, 2017 6:42 p.m.

    You contributors should research the Virginia article more thoroughly. The articles of our Utah Politicians comments really irked me. Their remarks are made, not knowing the story behind the scenes shown about Saturdays events. It would never have happen had not those politicians back in Charlottesville, Virginia approved $300,000.00 of the peoples money to removed the stature, given into the few hate mongers that wanted to destroy this part of the nations history. We should be learning from our history. I fly that flag on occasion in remembrance of those people, the north, the south, the men, women, children, white and black who lost their lives in that terrible conflict.
    Lets learn from my past and have more love, not hate and ignorance.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 5:43 p.m.

    We've forgotten what made MLK Jr such a revered and respected example in our nation's history: he taught us how to protest PEACEFULLY and take up your cause and not be dissuaded, but with courage denounce and call to attention the injustices we see because of race and ethnic/cultural differences.

    While there are very few in this country, including myself, who would ever side with the evil that white supremacists stand for, we would have had no issue with their protest sans the guns, torches, and shields and would have given them their right to protest a government decision with which they disagreed (and obviously they would need to expect and respect that others may protest their protest). Ironically both the BLM movement and these supremacists have also damaged their cause and credibility with the violence and vandalism of their protests. I agree with others that have commented: such violence and destructive behavior cannot be tolerated, especially under the auspices of free speech (and both Trump and Obama are culpable of looking the other way when these violent protests have been perpetrated by any that are/were in their constituencies).

  • Misty Mountain Kent, WA
    Aug. 13, 2017 5:36 p.m.

    delasalle wrote,

    Regarding World War II casualties, "they gave their lives for the country as well and were just doing what they thought was best for the country."

    For some, yes, but not all. German teenagers had no option other than to be drafted into the Nazi army. I'm sure there were at least a few grunts in there who had no desire to march across Russia in winter and, personally, thought it was a stupid idea. But the alternative was to be shot. Which would you choose?

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 5:35 p.m.

    @Howard Beal " Now the president, if he really wants to unite America as he says, must step and lead (by denouncing these white supremacist groups)."

    He won't because he needs them to stay in power, which he will not give up willingly, even if impeached and convicted. The 2016 presidential election may well be our last.

  • Californian#1@94131 San Francisco, CA
    Aug. 13, 2017 4:25 p.m.

    From Boyd in Provo - , 00 Aug. 13, 2017 2:17 p.m.: "Trying to change history by taking away monuments of leaders of the past so you can erase wrongdoings is a mistake." What in the world are they thinking when they tear down these monuments? Robert E. Lee was one of the most admired generals in the history of this country ... They need to immediately stop all action of desecrating these monuments. We should all appreciate the sacrifice of all of our fellow Americans ..."

    Robert E. Lee was a great general and an admired leader of the Confederacy. When he fought in a rebellion against the United States of America, he committed treason, became an enemy of the United States, and forfeited the right to be called an American. Erwin Rommel was a brilliant general too, but guess why we don't put statues of him in American cities.

    Even if there were no other reason to eliminate Confederate images and symbols from American public places, the fact that they represent sedition and treason against the United States is sufficient.

  • delasalle Sandy, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 4:11 p.m.

    @Boyd in Provo - You make some good points and I'm not sure what the right answer is. But I am reminded of other situations, particularly in Japan, where Class A war criminals are enshrined with other soldiers who died, not because they were right but because of the exact reasons you mentioned - they gave their lives for the country as well and were just doing what they thought was best for the country.

    Should that be the same thought process for all historical figures and monuments erected in their honor, not whether they were right or wrong, but whether they were just doing what they thought was the right thing to do. It's a complicated question but I don't know that it's as cut and dry as you make it sound.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 3:56 p.m.

    Remember when the US military decided to cast Osama bin Laden into the sea? Part of the reasoning for that was so that terrorists wouldn't have a spot to treat as a memorial or martyrdom area.

    Seems like good logic, after all, some seem quite attached to these statues of the confederacy.

  • Boyd in Provo , 00
    Aug. 13, 2017 2:17 p.m.

    I agree with Hardware when it was stated," Trying to change history by taking away monuments of leaders of the past so you can erase wrongdoings is a mistake." What in the world are they thinking when they tear down these monuments? Robert E. Lee was one of the most admired generals in the history of this country and even though he fought for the South everyone on both sides admired him for many reasons. They need to immediately stop all action of desecrating these monuments. We should all appreciate the sacrifice of all of our fellow Americans to try, in their hearts and minds, make this a great country to live in.

  • Mick , 00
    Aug. 13, 2017 2:00 p.m.

    We should condem hatred and violence all of the time. Not just when it is against "our side."

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 12:57 p.m.

    It didn't take a Nostradamus that the election of Trump as president would embolden those of this ilk. Now the president, if he really wants to unite America as he says, must step and lead (by denouncing these white supremacist groups).

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 12:50 p.m.

    Like 99% of Americans, I'm against the violence going on in the country. But this isn't the first, nor will it be the last instance like this. The hate the left and right have for each other isn't healthy for the country. Neither side is listening to the other, and the main stream media chooses how they present the news. Ferguson and other similar riots should never have happened. This one yesterday shouldn't have happened. The press has some fault for their "reporting". People are ticked off, and that is fueled by the coverage given BLM and the white supremacists and so many other groups that foster hate. I have friends outside this country that think everyone in this country is on the extreme left or right. Very few are extremes, but you wouldn't know it by watching the news. I think Trump was elected because so many are sick of both sides of the aisle.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 12:50 p.m.

    Violent white supremacists rally and try to intimidate the rest of us, and somehow Trump thinks the evil liberals are also to blame.
    Sure the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, but let's don't forget how bad the USA was.
    Hitler attacked Poland, but Poland was bad too, you know.

    Fair and Balanced.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 13, 2017 12:49 p.m.

    @pragmatistferlife - I would agree with you. Hatch was a voice of reason here. While I agree that all have the right to speak their minds, these same people have to expect that I too have the right to disagree with them. Ones right to free speech does not mean that others abdicate their rights.

    I will not lay this all at Trumps feet. If you look at the totality of his comments from his speech, he does condemn strongly these actions - cnn isn't really being quit honest in their reporting.

    That said, Trump ran on "Making America Great Again", and there are a whole lot of ways that can be interpreted. Nationalism does not equate to racism, but there are fringes of those who feel nationalism is tied to certain ethnic heritages - falsely may I add.

  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    Aug. 13, 2017 12:31 p.m.

    @hardware wrote, "But, if you attack them with violence and are paid to do so, then this is taking away free speech."

    @hardware, you have no evidence whatsoever that a single alt-right marcher was a) attacked with violence or b) that the "attacker" was paid to do so.

    Repeating stuff that you heard on Breitbart doesn't make it true.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 10:59 a.m.

    kmike: "With the Advisors surrounding Donald Trump, that are linked to "white supremacy" Does this surprise anyone?"

    Yet not a word was breathed from the left when Obama surrounded himself with race-baiters like Al Sharpton. Nothing was said when BLM activists shouted racial slurs against white folks. Terms like 'white privilege' were not condemned as the racist terms they are.

    I am against any group claiming racial superiority...white, black, or otherwise. It would be nice if ALL the racists were called out and condemned, not just the white ones.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Aug. 13, 2017 10:46 a.m.

    The lines are drawn when torches are being carried toward a church service and chants of "Blood and Soil" (Hitler's Agricultural Ministers favorite saying) are shouting down hymns and prayers. There isn't a neutral ground here. You are either with these people or you are not. You are either akin to the folks who stood strong to protect their town and their campus, or you are with those who brought torches, clubs and guns to Charlottesville. You are either in the camp that caused the death of a young woman and the brave cops who died in the helicopter crash, or you are in the camp of those who said, "not here". You are either siding with the VA Governor, who loudly and clearly denounces hatred and bigotry, or you are with a President who speaks timidly to avoid offending the delicate ears of the most hateful elements of his base. I simply can't believe the number of American's who have no problem being numbered among these types and would gladly climb into their tent. Hillary had a name for those types. We are now seeing how right she was.

  • Isaiah 1:15 Ogden, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 9:16 a.m.

    Dr. Martin Luther King said in his now famous "coming out" speech against the Vietnam War that it was hard for him to convince young Black men in Northern slums that violence was not the answer when violence is the answer our Nation uses to solve it's problems. His argument is just as valid today!

    How can "our" US representatives expect anyone in our society to not assume racism and bigotry are viable options (war being the worst manifestation of both), when State sponsored hatred, racism and bigotry of our "enemies" is still used to justify our wars? Wars which these representatives have openly approved of and voted to support with our tax dollars!

    Can our representatives really expect to successfully denounce violence at home while promoting it abroad? We either accept Christ's radical teachings at face value, and love all our enemies, or we don't. We either turn the other cheek to all mankind, or we don't. We either consider all humankind to be our neighbor and brother or we don't.

    There is a reason God told his covenant people he would not listen to their prayers, when outwardly they went to the temple, but with hands were full of blood. Isa. 1: 12-15.

  • inslc Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 9:14 a.m.

    Those who have died in military service did not do so in order that groups carrying torches, an effect meant solely to terrorize the groups the torches have terrorized and murdered, for over a century, have the right to march in our streets.

    ALL people of good will must take a hard stance against terrorism, in ALL its forms. The counter protestors were making that stance. There are clear sides here. Either you are against our own homegrown terrorist groups or you aren't.

  • Lolly Lehi, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 8:38 a.m.

    Just like the Gadiaton robbers, this will never end with each teaching the next generation.

  • hardware Erda, Ut
    Aug. 13, 2017 8:25 a.m.

    Trying to change history by taking away monuments of leaders of the past so you can erase wrongdoings is a mistake. The citizens have every right to protest. But, if you attack them with violence and are paid to do so, then this is taking away free speech. Whether you agree or not, they have a right to object to removal of historical monuments.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Aug. 13, 2017 7:53 a.m.

    If only their actions reflected their words.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    Aug. 13, 2017 7:46 a.m.

    "We have to put up with the Klan and the flag burners"

    Put up with? If by that you mean tolerate them (accept or endure with forbearance.) No we don't. Yes they are allowed to believe as they choose, but we are free to speak out against those beliefs and call them what they are, hateful, immoral, and dangerous. We are also allowed to stand (literally) against the public pronouncement of those beliefs.

    To assume as some have done here (and the President did) equal blame for the violence is stunning when one side marched to demonstrate hatred and violence.

    A rare statement for me..thank you Senator Hatch for your discernment and voice.

    In addition to assume the anti protestors were from the left is plain disheartening. Why wouldn't Republicans stand against white supremeist , and neo Nazis, preaching hate and bigotry?

    When asked yesterday if he wanted the support of the neo Nazis etc. Trump was silent. Hatch wasn't, Paul Ryan wasn't.

  • goodnight-goodluck S.L.C., UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 7:43 a.m.

    Rather disingenuous, as their President would never disavow this alt right wing of their party and has a neo nazi advisor in the white house. This last week he's criticized his own party leadership yet said nothing about Putin and nothing about this Alt Right movement. Who goes to a peaceful march with torches clubs and home made shields.
    Sorry but this is their party, and they need to clean it up.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 7:20 a.m.

    @rrd
    Even Trumps own wife, most of his party and his own administration seem to be able to understand this for what it is a group of white supremist bent on creating harm.
    The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice. When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated," Jeff Sessions said in a statement. "Justice will prevail."

  • pwlohse Dueren, 00
    Aug. 13, 2017 6:09 a.m.

    The SA marches in the streets of America and somehow "many sides" are responsible for the violence. How is that? The push-back against nazism must be vigorous, or else they win. Do not give an inch. Just imagine an American president saying during WW2: Well the Brits and Germans are sure slugging it out. It's time for both sides to calm down and quit the fighting.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    Aug. 13, 2017 5:55 a.m.

    "As appalling as this Charlottesville situation was, the cancer is within the White House."

    I heard an interview of an author of a book about Steve Bannon. His take was that Bannon, while nationalist, isn't particularly racist himself, but he understood that mobilizing those that are was necessary to reach his political goals. In Bannon's view, the "problem" such people create would take care of itself, as their views would once again be marginalized. There was no mention of whether he considered or cared that damage would be done, perhaps even people losing their lives, in the process of getting there.

    And, of course, since this lovely contingent is part of their loyal base, they can't be cut loose just yet. There's another election to be won, you know...

  • SMcloud Sandy, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 3:46 a.m.

    What an awful tragedy.

    White nationalist terrorism is just as bad as religious or politically motivated terrorism.

  • It Begins In Utah Logan, UT
    Aug. 13, 2017 2:46 a.m.

    I worried about this back at the elections, as violence began to break out at Trump rallies.

    Of course, both sides can be led to violence, but in this case, there are a group of people who are, by nature, supremacists and extremists banding together to preach a hateful ideology.

    Trump holds much responsibility for this. One can't sow the seeds of contention, hate, anger, and expect to harvest something different. His seeds are starting to sprout, and it is horrific.

  • kmike las vegas, NV
    Aug. 13, 2017 1:05 a.m.

    With the Advisors surrounding Donald Trump, that are linked to "white supremacy" Does this surprise anyone?

    The Video of these Racist's marching chanting "Heil Trump" does this suprise anyone?

    We as a Nation are built on Immagrants, there is no place for Hatred.

  • canis calidus Sacramento, CA
    Aug. 12, 2017 10:39 p.m.

    How we can see why UC Berkeley didn't want the alt-right on their campus. It's a horrible sign of the times when we must think about safety even when it appears to limit free speech.

    "Today, the alt-right is unabashedly white nationalist, and unafraid to share their views. Richard Spencer fantasizes about a white ethno-state—a vision he told me would be like “the Roman empire.” Many in the movement go even farther, calling for mass deportation and ethnic cleansing for Jews and people of color. Though the alt-right is well versed in the language and humor of the internet — communicating in forums like 8chan and Gab— their politics are consistent with previous white supremacist groups. " The Atlantic Aug 12, 2017

    Hatch, unlike our president, put blame where it should be.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    Aug. 12, 2017 10:25 p.m.

    We have to put up with the Klan and the flag burners. Both sides broke the law with the violence.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    Aug. 12, 2017 9:15 p.m.

    Hatch's brother fought so they could have the right to go there and protest the dismantling of the monument. It doesn't matter the group they belong to, they have that right. As far as the violence and hate, it came from both sides.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 12, 2017 9:14 p.m.

    What are our legislators doing about the extreme alt right in Utah, particularly the Neo-Nazis that are here? They should be stripped of their citizenship. So many Americans, including many from Utah, died in WWII fighting Nazism and Hitler. To let them breed and grow across our country is unacceptable. It is an insult to those that died in the war to stop them from taking over our own country.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 12, 2017 8:47 p.m.

    Elected Utah representatives,

    You have white nationalists Bannon and Gorka on Trump's inner staff who serve as "advisors." As appalling as this Charlottesville situation was, the cancer is within the White House.

    Time to show you are country over party and denounce Trump with everything you have. When Trump says the Justice Department's focus will be more on Muslim terrorists and less on white supremacist groups, that is the green light. It is incumbent upon you to break from Trump.