"A wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
Utah House of Representatives - District 18
I will work to do the following:
Centerville, Farmington, Kaysville's South precinct and West Bountiful's North precinct
► Grow our economy, not our tax rates
► Empower greater local and parental
control of education
► Encourage free markets
► Reduce overregulation of businesses and individuals
► Reduce business taxation
► Stop excessive expansion of government spending in Utah
► Support and defend the U.S. and Utah Constitutions
► Push back federal intrusion
► Defend parents' rights to decide how to raise their children
► Maintain accountability to the law
► Build the self-reliance of Utah and Utahns
► Pass on our heritage of freedom and prosperity to the next generation
Principles You Can Depend On:
► Government should defend individual God-given rights.
► Free-market competition with minimal regulation benefits prosperity.
► Property owners should be as free from government regulation as possible.
► Know and follow the U.S. and Utah Constitutions.
► Utah and Utahns should become self- reliant.
► Education is best managed locally.
► We do not need to raise tax rates.
► When government takes more of our income it takes more of our freedom.
► Taxes are ultimately paid by consumers. Reduce taxes on businesses.
► The needy should be helped voluntarily, not always by the taxation of citizens.
► State spending should increase only as fast as population and inflation.
► Utah is entitled to jurisdiction over lands within its boundaries.
► Every person is accountable to the law.
► Preserve our caucus and convention method of candidate selection.
Please Support Roger Barrus.
He is an honest man and a good constitutional conservative.
Upon studying his 2012 voting record I could not, in good conscience, oppose him.