|Mia Love, Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah|
Speaking at the Republican National Convention
I rarely have these kinds of gossipy story to share, but here goes. A friend of my who lives in Salt Lake City and not part of the "dominant culture" (she likes that phrase and has adopted it) went to a neighborhood open house to meet Congressional Candidate Mia Love. She dragged her 14-year-old son with her to give him a lesson in Civics (whether he liked it or not).
My friend had a chance to ask Mayor Love what her position was on Utah's attempt to "take" the public lands of the United States. Love launched into platitudes about self-determination and rugged individualism from an unresponsive, canned speech.. My friend thanked her and thought to herself, "That's all I need to know."
When they got in the car to leave, her son said, "That lady didn't know what she was talking about, did she?" A wise mom answered, "No," pleased that her son had learned something about politics and civic involvement.
Question the powers that be or otherwise would be.