Might as well secede
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Just think how easy life would be if Utah's legislators would just secede and take Utah out of the Union:

They wouldn't have to worry about bad federal agents coming in to take our guns.

They wouldn't have to worry about federal pollution standards; we all know climate change doesn't exist.

They wouldn't have to fret over taking federal Medicaid money for low-income people. Let them take care of themselves.

Mitt Romney could be president of Utah.

And why not shut down the education system and let the kids be home-schooled. Then Utah wouldn't have the lowest per-student funding in the country and the biggest class sizes.

Our legislators wouldn't have to worry about grading the teachers who work with some of the biggest challenges in the country. They are the ones who need to be graded: F for failure.

Norma Chilcutt

Salt Lake City