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If Utah does manage to pass this bill , More western states will follow soon after , AZ , TX rather quickly , OR and others possibly . Either way I applaud the attempt .

Tolik, these are US Congresscritters, not Utah State legislators – it’s Federal legislation. Yes, there’s the proverbial “snowball’s chance” for it once it arrives on Bammies desk (if it ever even got there – which it won’t), BUT —

Regardless of what anyone thinks of Trump, everyone is acknowledging that he’s at least tapping into a deep current of anger and frustration in the nation – with both parties. Just think what a large segment of the Democrat Party will say (and do?) if they ever really realize what their “own” party has done to them. I truly hope Bernie does well enough that it’s not a runaway for Billary. And just what if, by chance, there would SEEM to be a need for their own brokered convention – based only on the primary votes. Talk about a HUGE number of disenfranchised voters – disenfranchised BY their own party! If the brain-dead Democrat riff-raff ever figure out the “super delegate” system that will massively put Billary over the top, despite a large percentage of Bernie voters, the Democrat establishment should recall that the 60s riots in Chicago were at the DEMOCRAT convention (but the people must not be reminded of that glitch in history!).

Trump has set the stage for the anger (and hopefully the ACTIVISM – how ’bout THAT for a 60s term!) to really come to a point that it creates a chain reaction that cannot be easily stopped. Whether Trump is really the kind of person we want to be President of the United States or not, he’s possibly awakened a movement that will catch fire, and hopefully the only thing that will be burned down in this revolt will be the Washington (and respective state government) establishments – not the people’s neighborhoods and businesses. We’re still a far stretch from that coming to maturity, but we’re suddenly closer to it than we’ve ever been since the 60s.

Steppenwolf’s “Monster” lyrics seem more and more appropriate, all these years (nearly 50) later. “America” here, is the people, not the government, and hopefully they’ve been sufficiently awakened. If they fall back asleep, I doubt they’ll ever be awakened again in time.

The spirit was freedom and justice
And it’s keepers seem friendly and kind
It’s leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won’t pay it no mind

‘Cause the people got fat and grew lazy
Now their vote is like a meaningless joke
You know they talk about law, about order
But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told

‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin’

Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand

We don’t know how to mind our own business
‘Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who wins, you know we can’t pay the cost

‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watching

America where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster

GS
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."