To: Brad Last, Lowry Snow, LaVar Christensen, Kim Coleman, Steve Eliason, Justin Fawson, Francis Gibson, Greg Hughes, Eric Hutchings, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, mnoel,
Subject: Parental Proclamation
Date: Tue Mar 03 20:56:57 MST 2015
As a parent in Utah I am concerned with the direction education is taking. I would like to have my rights as a parent confirmed so that I am the one with the final say on my child's education, not the federal government or billionaire philanthropists who use their money to determine education laws in the US.
For this reason I ask you to please pass the parental proclamation out of committee. I worry that without such proclamations we will be overrun with the bureaucracy, rules and regulations that seem so prevalent today in politics. The same thing that Alexis de Tocqueville saw when he stated:
“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”