Over the weekend, I — like many of you, undoubtedly — witnessed a lot of reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. I’m sure many of your Facebook feeds looked similar to mine: lots of rainbow-tinted profile pictures, neutral posts by people who are happy for those who achieved marriage equality, and scorn.Read more
Alex Getts commented on Charity Never Faileth But Sometimes Legislators Do 2015-03-09 16:29:09 -0700The sad thing is that the ACA, in so many ways, IS a Republican plan. The mandate was the GOP alternative to the Clinton universal health care plan, and the ACA is modeled on Romneycare. The “problem” literally is that it was passed by a Democratic Congress and signed by a Democratic president. None of this would be an issue with these people if a Republican passed the bill.
Alex Getts commented on Confronting the Myth of Abortion and LDS Progressives 2015-03-24 13:26:23 -0700Right, Meli?! When I initially read that comment, I was flabbergasted.
Like many in the State of Utah, Alex grew up identifying more with the Republican Party until he went on his mission to Ontario, Canada. Between 2004 - 2006, he found himself identifying more with the political left, and has since returning to Utah has come to believe that principles compatible with the Gospel are consistently found in the ideals of the political left.
Alex has a passion for politics and education. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Utah, and his Master's degree in Homeland Security, specializing in Public Health Preparedness, from the Pennsylvania State University. He joined the LDS Dems blogging team in 2014, and its successor site, MormonPress, in 2015.
Aside from liberal politics, Alex enjoys learning about theology, sci-fi, and comic books. His favorite characters are Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn. He will also quote Futurama all day with you if you give him the chance. You can find him on Twitter @alexgetts.