“Utah is widely regarded as one of the best managed states in America. What impact have Republican principles had on the success of our state? How can the Utah model help address the challenges facing America?”
Kyla Roper, 4th Grade
I believe that the Republican principles make Utah successful because Republicans try not to have debt, they believe in fiscal conservatism, or, not wasting money. This keeps taxes lower and gives people the chance to give their own money to charities and help people how they want to. Republicans believe in being kind and respectful to other people even if they have different ideas. This sets a good example for the rest of the country and it also makes people like Utah and they want to live here, which helps make Utah more successful.
Republicans also believe in liberty and freedom and who doesn’t want that? Having liberty and freedom means we can be more responsible for ourselves and then we need less government. Republicans like smaller government. Wanting to be responsible and work hard and not let the government take over everything could motivate people to do better in school and then we have higher graduation rates and less crime. This also makes Utah a good state that the rest of the country could learn from.
I think Utah is well managed because of the people. They care about where they live and like things to be nice and clean and they like to help each other out and don’t even need the government to take their taxes to make them help the less fortunate. That is the kind of freedom and agency that Republicans believe in. It’s the right to choose things for your families like what you want for jobs, what you want to have and where you want to go and who you want to help. I like Utah because of the activities we can do here and because of the people and I think the rest of the country could be more like us! And then we could set an example for the rest of the continent. And then that would set an example for the rest of the world and if the whole world was good that would be truly awesome!