Mitt Romney actually made me proud to be a Utahan. That is, for about 10 minutes, until some of our state legislators took it upon themselves to condemn him.

Several are calling for censure or recall simply because they don’t like the way Romney voted in the impeachment trial. (One such judgment coming from a person convicted of a misdemeanor and still in trouble with the courts.) Imagine removing senators from office every time someone doesn’t like his/her vote.

In his speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Romney succinctly reviewed the facts presented and then rendered the only decision he felt he could make according to his oath. He did his job, and in the process he proved himself to be a man of courage and a true statesman.

Given that there were 52 other Senate Republicans who swore an oath they had no intention of keeping because they lacked the integrity to do so, Utah should have Romney's back whether or not you like the vote. He will be on the right side of history.

Members of Congress are elected to represent their constituents — not their parties. Perhaps we should promote an initiative that requires every Utah legislator to complete at least 12 hours of a civics course.

Phyllis Anderson, Sandy