We are united.
Back in 1780, John Adams said, "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties." Today more than ever, it’s easy to see why President Adams was so concerned about a two-party system.
Instead of innovation we get gridlock, in place of progress we get politics and where we desperately need compromise we get cold-hearted conquest. Partisan politicians, partisan news outlets, blue states, red states, winners and losers. I think we’re all losing with a two-party system. This isn’t a game, this is our country. Our fellow citizens are not our enemies—they are our countrymen.
It’s time for us to break free and create something new. It's time we put people before party. It's time we stand, united.
My name is Jan Garbett, and I’m asking you to vote for me as the first third party congressional leader in Utah’s history. Let's make history.
I am running for Congress as a member of the United Utah Party. As a founding member of the United Utah Party, I believe that solutions can be found to the pressing problems of our state and nation using a pragmatic approach, finding common ground with others, and encouraging widespread public involvement in the resolution of public policy issues. As a party, we believe in the worth of all individuals in a society and assert that engagement by all is the best means for operating a democratic republic.
Economic Growth Preserving the free market system as the engine for future economic growth. However, such economic growth must “raise all boats” and therefore public policy must promote economic opportunity for all, regardless of social and economic class.
Education Supporting increased funding for and reform of public education as a vehicle for creating good citizens, preparing Utahns for the future, and improving the economic prospects of all Utah citizens. Favoring significant education funding increases along with accountability from Utah’s education system for its role in educating Utah’s future generations.
Environmental Stewardship Advocating the importance of human stewardship over Utah’s environment that conserves natural resources, promotes renewable energy, and leads to clean air and water to sustain and improve human life.
Faith Protecting the role of religious belief in public life as well as the constitutional right to free exercise of religious expression for all.
Family Supporting the family as the traditional unit of society and upholding the sanctity of human life that includes opposition to abortion except in cases such as the life of the mother or serious damage to the health of the mother, fatal fetal deformities, rape, or incest.
Government Reform Promoting government reform that furthers greater responsiveness, accountability, and transparency. This includes greater transparency of proposed bills, open legislative caucus meetings, ethics reform, open primary elections, term limits, campaign finance limits, more non-partisan elections, and independent redistricting.
Immigration Endorsing federal action that creates an immigration system that respects the sanctity and dignity of families while enforcing the law.
Second Amendment Endorsing the right of Utahns to possess firearms, as well as regulations that limit firearm possession in the hands of those who would use them irresponsibly.
Taxes and Regulations Supporting a simpler tax system that minimizes loopholes, reduces negative effects on working class families, and demands a fair share be paid by all regardless of wealth. This also includes instituting a regular review of government regulations to assess their continued value in a changing society.