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Michael Carlson
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Utah Medical Cannabis Debate - An LDS-Libertarian Perspective
I always get sideways looks when people find out that I'm both libertarian AND Mormon (LDS), really I understand why. On the surface many of the two belief systems seem to be in direct conflict - no drugs, alcohol, tobacco, tea vs. no regulation on substanc...
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Going home for the first-last time.
A number of years ago my family and I moved leaving behind our home state of Arizona after taking employment in Utah. We were sad to leave the place we had called home for all of our lives but also excited about the new adventure. Since moving away we have ...
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Merry Christmas - say it all year long!
While celebrating Christmas with my family this year I began reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas - well not 'Christmas' but the phrase "Merry Christmas." We live in a world that is timid to use the phrase "Merry Christmas" in conversation with peopl...
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An open letter to University of Utah Health Care vis-à-vis Vivian Lee.
Recently my wife and I where at your facility for a brief
period following the birth of our son. I would like to share my thoughts and
observations. First – this is our third time doing such a stay in a
maternity unit but our first at University Hospital. O...
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Look before you leap - even when talking about gun laws
Let me be clear: I hate Hitler and everything he promoted and represented. If he is not the most purely evil and destructive person in world history I don't know who would have him beat but the list would be very short. He has been properly demonized as the...
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9th circuit Concealed Carry Ruling - why it should matter to everyone.
In not big news is the 9th circuit (out of California) ruled that concealed carry outside your home is not a right protected by the 2nd amendment. Just so we are clear here is the text of the 2nd amendment: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the ...
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"False Song of Globalism" - Goldie Locks is at it again
Herr Trump has some great new comments and as per usual he gets it about half right. Goldie Locks (Trump) had a great speech today. He expertly displayed his total ignorance on the global dynamic all while making crazy sweeping claims.  Let's hit some highl...
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"Affluenza" Teen a happy update
Get up to speed by ready a CNN write up on the case . I touched on this subject a couple weeks ago in my post on how removing personal responsibility is ruining America. The Texas judicial system has given us a beacon of hope by putting the Affluenza idiot ...
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Magic Mushrooms lead to magic motorcycle ride
Drug prohibition is preventing us from having the conversations that are needed. It needs to be responsible use not never use. I had a pretty good laugh about a story from Lindon, Utah last night - and laughed more talking about it with my co-workers this m...
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