"This is a wonderful time to be alive...
...We're lucky not to live in pale and timid times.
We've been blessed with the opportunity to stand for something -- for liberty and freedom and fairness.
And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to. And we have good reason to be hopeful and optimistic.
...So, let us go forth with good cheer and stout hearts --
-- happy warriors out to seize back a country and a world to freedom.
-President Ronald Reagan
Less is More
Are We Not A State?
After 116 years, it's about time the federal government
keeps its promise to Utah. The result will mean being
able to fully fund education for our children, greater
economic opportunities for wage earners while maintaining
existing access to public lands and protectiving national parks.
Endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business/Utah SAFE Trust as the candidate who best understands small business priorities and concerns.
Deseret News December 3, 2013
"The risk is severe," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, the commission's vice chairman. He said the goal of the commission is to ready the state for the coming "financial earthquake," as well as to become economically self-reliant.
Innovators in Action 2013
Pursuing Fiscal Self-Reliance in Utah Interview with Utah State Representative Ken Ivory
Utah State Representative Ken Ivory has been a leader in the pursuit of fiscal self-reliance in Utah, with regard to both issues—federal fund transfers and land ownership.
Deseret News 12.03.13
Reason Foundation 11.27.13
Capitol Ideas Nov-Dec 2013
In The News
December 9, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — A new analysis says Utah's Transfer of Public Lands Act is a viable and defensible way for the state to control more of the land within its borders by rightfully getting that land from the federal government, despite critics who assert the law is blatantly unconstitutional.
Commissioned by the Sutherland Institute's Center for Self Government in the West, the analysis by attorney and constitutional scholar Carrie Ann Donnell lays out the legal case for HB148, which was signed into law in 2012.
"We're just hoping to add to the public information on this debate," said Carl Graham, the center's director. "We want people to go into this debate informed and get over the hump that 'this is just crazy talk.' It is not crazy talk."
Knowledge is power. Invest about 15 minutes to hear the entire presentation. Your children's future is worth the investment.
You will be a more powerful advocate with a greater understanding of how states were created, what solemn promises were made, what recent Supreme Court rulings relate, what excuses are used to maintain the status quo and most importantly, how you can play a critical roll in the solution.
This video is not for everyone, just those who believe that western states should enjoy the same benefits as all the other eastern states; adequate education funding, full employment opportunities for wage earners, a larger economic pie for all of us (including eastern states), and the right for state citizens to determine the best use for state lands.
Ivory's measure to gain those lands is making traction in other Western states because of the pushback over federal ownership.
We are equal to the challenges of our times. The solutions only
require willing people to step forward. This site is an invitation to
join Ken Ivory in providing needed solutions to ensure our freedoms
and opportunities for future generations.
"Ken Ivory is a leading voice in Utah, and has become recognized nationally, as an advocate for returning power to the states, reducing oppressive federal overreach and restoring Constitutionally limited-government"
-Senator Mike Lee
"Ken Ivory's legislation (HB138) is an important piece of Utah's success in maintaining a AAA bond rating. Ken is a major force in the fight to secure Utah's economic self reliance."
-Speaker Becky Lockhart
“As a member of Congress and a former school teacher, I have worked for years to secure our right to our public lands and abundant resources as the only way we realistically will ever achieve education equality for Utah’s children and economic self-reliance for our state. I am grateful to have such an effective and passionate teammate in Ken Ivory to help make this happen.”
-Congressman Rob Bishop
“The Board of the Utah School Boards Association wishes to recognize and
thank you for carrying legislation to increase public education funding through careful use of our state and federal lands.Your work will provide
greater opportunities for our students and teachers. We appreciate your leadership for public schools and we thank you!”
“Ken Ivory has worked tirelessly to find
innovative ways to build a solid financial future for education.”
Jordan School Board Member