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Monday, January 16, 2006

So, It Begins


From the President of the Utah Senate - John Valentine - in his opening remarks today:
"The Iroquois Confederacy dealt with the politics of abundance by insisting that every decision must regard the seventh generation coming.

". . . I am asking Senators to take the long view. To make careful decisions based on the facts and merits of an issue, not short term political expediency. When Rosa Lee Parks kept the seat that was rightfully hers, she did not do what was easy, popular or comfortable. I am asking you to be equally faithful to your values and the values of those you represent."
Much of today's activity is ceremonial.

Chief Justice Durham will deliver the State of the Judiciary Address today at 2:30 p.m.

You can find live audio links on our official site.

2 Comments:

Blogger Nephi said...

"The Iroquois Confederacy dealt with the politics of abundance by insisting that every decision must regard the seventh generation coming."

John Valentine, 2006 Legislative Session, Opening Remarks.

Be careful John ... talk like this makes it sound as though you would prefer to leave natural wonders like the Grand Staircase and the ANWR untouched for future generations. Environmentalism even comes to mind!

1/16/2006 7:37 PM  
Anonymous John Valentine said...

I like the backcountry but, in this instance, I was actually thinking about education and tax reform.

8/05/2006 6:22 PM  

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