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My column summarized other non-profits and causes the West Jordan Republican has sponsored that generously gave opportunities for like-minded patriots to donate to him. It also noted that the previous non-profit, the American Lands Council, provided paid positions for both Ivory and his wife, who happens to be listed as president of "A Most Sacred Trust."
Ivory's tweet contained a picture of the Hindu icon who led peaceful protests to help win independence for India, with his famous quote: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
He then repeated the last line under his own picture: "Then You win."
Rep. Ivory, I knew Mahatma Gandhi through his masterful writings. He was a friend of mine, as he was to all freedom-loving people.
Rep. Ivory, you are no Mahatma Gandhi.
Regarding children • The non-profit "A Most Sacred Trust" established by Rep. Ivory and his wife Becky has come on the heels of a bill passed in the 2014 legislative session designed to train teachers, parents and students to help prevent sex abuse.
HB268, sponsored by Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, was passed with strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate after heavy opposition from the Utah Eagle Forum on grounds it took the responsibility out of the hands of the parents.
Romero's bill envisions child sex abuse prevention programs in the schools by the school year 2016-17 and requires that the programs used in the schools be approved by the State Board of Education and the Department of Human Services.
Romero said different programs could be chosen by the various schools or school districts, as long as they win approval from the state board.
Whether or not "A Most Sacred Trust" would be in the mix to become instructional providers, who knows? But we'll see.
Some handshakes better than others • I wrote last week about South Jordan Mayor David Alvord recently not having time for the time-honored tradition of shaking the hands and taking pictures with members of the volunteer South Jordan Youth Council during the swearing in ceremony.
It was actually the second swearing in where the handshakes were scrapped, since the council is so large it now takes two swearing-in ceremonies. Alvord did shake their hands for the first ceremony.
I've since heard from South Jordan residents that when former Miss Utah, Heather Anderson, was honored at a City Council meeting for her work on the drug-education DARE program, Alvord specifically asked her to come over and shake the hands of the mayor and council members, noting it's not often they get to shake the hands of royalty.