1. School Choice – finding legislative solutions to increase power to parents to choose the type of education options available for their own children. I’m convinced that we can find solutions that increase choice and increase the productivity of government schools and public school teachers. My vision is that since the UEA backed repeal of our comprehensive voucher program, we can work to expand the little known, but already in place, and highly successful Utah voucher system. We can work to expand the online alternatives recently enacted and we can also pursue tuition portability (great ideas last night at the cottage meeting by the way) and other creative solutions to push choice in education and increase performance of existing school options.Read More
Women in Utah Politics: 2012
A Response to the Salt Lake Tribune
April 12, 2012
A friend of mine sent me a supportive message about my campaign a few days ago. “Well behaved women rarely make history.” I like the sentiment. But, in Utah, women – well behaved or not – don’t make it into politics. Of course there are exceptions, thankfully. But with the tradition of being the first state in the union to give women the legal right to vote, Utah has the fewest women elected to the state legislature. For republican women, the problem is even more pronounced.Read More
Utah House District #52
Candidate: Jewel Skousen
April 10, 2012
Location: Delegate Emily Barney’s Residence
14497 Russian Frost Drive (approx. 5310 West)
Herriman, UT 84096
Note: Thank you Emily Barney for being willing to host this cottage meeting in your home.Read More
Recently, a few people have asked me about my personal experience with the government and also about my husband and his current legal fight. These experiences are at the core of why I’m running for office. The reply below is my response.
For those who are freedom loving patriots, and understand what America – and Utah – is facing today, your support and kind words have been greatly appreciated. I know that in an army of good people, like yourselves, there are those who will stand together and weed out the corruption, no matter what the cost! You will be able to understand and see clearly the words I’ve written and clearly understand my intention here in this reply.
To those who still are struggling with the concept of tyranny vs. liberty and what it looks like, I offer the following advice before you accidentally or unwittingly join the cause of tyranny. THINK before you act. Research before you judge. And ALWAYS stand on the principles of individual freedom, rather than government mobocracy. I offer this reply to help you see more clearly and so that you can discern for yourselves.Read More