Why Do I Have To Pay For This?

Because nothing is free except air and sunshine. Everything has value and some kind of cost and needs to be paid for by someone, somehow. Gmail, radio and TV are free because they get to show ads which pay for them. Electricity, water and gas aren’t free. Neither are roads or the phone service.

A lot of free things are paid for by taxes. Entitlements account for about 75% of gov’t budgets. We all pay for that ”free stuff” even if we don’t receive any of it. It's called Socialism.... the enemy of Freedom. 

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."

- James Madison

"The only authors whom I acknowledge as American are the journalists. They, indeed, are not great writers, but they speak the language of their countrymen, and make themselves heard by them."

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

"It is well to remember that freedom through the press is the thing that comes first. Most of us probably feel we couldn't be free without newspapers, and that is the real reason we want the newspapers to be free."

-- Edward R. Murrow

Given the choice between asking for your investment in our team and mission, and the  prospect of surrendering ground in our defense of Liberty, I will keep asking because we must meet and defeat the Left’s relentless assault on Freedom.

Utah Standard News (USN) forthrightly acknowledges an editorial point of view that is guided by the U.S. Constitution, the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, promoting free enterprise and national defense, and the personal responsibility a free people must exercise to stay free.  

No other news platform in Utah does what we do. We do it because we are patriots and believe our perspective matters. We publish news that matters. I invite you to compare our content with that of mainstream media outlets. We go beyond the news and offer insights and reliable, in-depth information into the most relevant issues or our day. I do not know of a media source that offers the range of coverage that we provide. 

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It can’t be free because of the amount of time, money, and hard work it takes to produce USN. Each issue consumes about 5 hours of intensive effort and is backed by 7 years of experience in weeding out accurate news sources that can be trusted.   

Our budget is lean and mean. Our editor and staff salaries are modest and far below what all other “journalists” are paid, and our operating budget is a tiny fraction of other influential media organizations. Our platform also requires constant website and email improvements, sophisticated hardware, and custom software, as well as legal, accounting, and insurance costs. 

Subscribing to USN not only supports a valuable service you use, but helps to keep an independent and conservative information clearinghouse alive and thriving. Your investment in USN provides a big return.

We'll keep you current with the top stories for conservatives who want to become informed decision makers. The best ways to ensure that good journalism thrives, is by reading it, sharing it, and today — giving back to it.

Your subscription will also help fund our investigative reports, our work with the Utah Platform Republican PAC, the Alliance for Utah's Future, and Legislative and Constitutional issues here in Utah.

As always, I thank you for the honor and privilege of serving you as editor and publisher of USN. I am humbled to count you among our ranks.

Ed Wallace

Here at Utah Standard News, we bring you news and analysis from a Constitutional Conservative, Christian perspective.

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society." -John Adams

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About Ed

Ed Wallace is the creator and publisher of UtahStandardNews.com, founder of the Alliance for Utah’s Future, a statewide organization of conservative activists and policy entrepreneurs that advocate for Constitutional principles in government and Utah values, and an award-winning investigative journalist and commentator. He is a staunch advocate for the return of the proper role of government and a defender of the Bill of Rights. He likes to exercise those rights and believes in showing respect and exhibiting manners and thinks that all lives matter.


He is a lifelong musician, singer/songwriter/artist, and writer who grew up in the classic New England liberal bubble and has performed with Pete Seeger, Josh White, Jr., Odetta and others. Since escaping to the West where the states are all square, his politics have evolved into that of a Constitutional conservative with some libertarian leanings. He feels much better now.


He has no more ability to restrain his creative impulses than a Tourette’s patient has to stop shouting obscenities. One never knows what he’s going to say, but it will probably be funny or bite to the core. He has authored many opinion pieces and articles that have exposed corruption and improper behavior 


His favorite quote is by Arundhati Roy: “Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.”


“He’s the Breitbart of Utah.” – Jessie Harris

“Ed, you are a Utah treasure.” – Renee Green

“You are a marvel…a one-man army!” – Janalee Tobias

“The only Utah news source with any substance.” – Jonathan Johnson

“By far, the most thorough, in-depth and fair reporting I’ve ever seen.” – Phill Wright

I find his articles to be highly informative and based on verified truth.” – Patti Smart Bateman

“You and your staff find the truth, and speak out about those who conceal their works in the darkness of the night.” – Bruce Ogden

“Ed, you always have the details of what’s going on behind closed doors. Thanks for posting what should be the transparency of those with secret agendas!” – Jared Reynolds 

“You are an exemplary man… You are such an amazing asset to our state and nation… You are the only one that even remotely captures the true story of what is happening. ” – Travis Seegmiller, HDi62, Retired

“The vast work Ed has done in our state and county is mind boggling! He has shed light on hidden topics that would have remained secret, and because of his articles, he has made a credible and respected name for himself and Utah Standard News.” – Julie Blaney

“Ed is sustained and motivated by reason, feeling, and intellect. He is also inspired by a Higher Power. History is replete with the notables who stood/stand alone! You are in good company.” – Wayne Wickizer





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