Facebook Twitter

Veto power

Citizens rally in the rotunda of the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City to ask Governor Herbert to veto HB363, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Citizens rally in the rotunda of the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City to ask Governor Herbert to veto HB363, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln and others believed that the power given by the veto is a high conservative power, and that "unless a case is very clear, a just respect for the wisdom of the Legislature would naturally decide the balance in favor of their opinion."

We choose our representatives. I regret that the governor does not look upon them as the voice of the people, but rather listens to those who are unauthorized to speak for us. Do we believe in a Republican form of government or not?

Ilene Quilter

Lehi