An editorial penned by Better UTAH Board Member Sheryl Allen appeared in the Sunday edition of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Allen argues that “progressivism is the political philosophy which advocates for human agency,” and that it is inherent in Utah’s cultural past. For Allen, the current breed of conservatism currently seizing up Utah politics is an aberration.
But this type of conservatism, one that sees humans as bound by their circumstances, has only recently found an unlikely home in Utah. Our political history is rooted in the American value of progress and westward expansion, and our cultural history is founded on the unique cosmological perspective of many Utahns: the value of eternal progression. In the past, these values have conspired to ensure that we wouldn’t be hostages to our circumstances.
Full text can be found here.