Published: Monday, Oct. 17 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
I suppose some will.I won't!
They did for Speaker of the Senate of the United States of America.Maybe the questions we should be asking is - Would Mormons vote for a
Mormon?andWhy do you want to keep trampling article VI of the
I think a big issue might be Mitt Romney's inability to connect with people....
Average Joe-Sixpacks. I know he connects with those who can pay $500 dollars a
plate to eat with him at his 15k square foot castle in Park City. But what about Joe the Plummer?
The post made by "Dektol" is one of the most disturbing posts that I
have ever read. He seems to have said that "Mormons" are a class of
citizens who should be denied office because of their religion. LDS Liberal
pointed out that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a
Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
(Article 6). Is religious bigotry so profound that "Mormons" would be
denied the rights extended to any other citizen?
Dektol is from the city of the Mission home of the Columbus Ohio Mission. Maybe
he has had some bad experience. However, he for sure doesn't know what he is
talking about. Still some believers in horns and plural marriages out there.
Repost:DN moderator, should we discuss Moral Relativism today, or
answer Bennett's question?. The most powerful man in television news, using his
instincts about on-air talent and the assault on American values, ROGER AILES
has set the new agenda for TV journalism. Throughout this remarkable run,
Ailes, 71, never lost his self-image as a renegade challenging the media elites
comprehension of blue-collar Americans. His intellect has altered the parabola
of television news, pioneering a new type of programming that caters to
conservatives and independents. Roger is a tenacious and wily competitor, he
fights with brass knuckles, and he rarely loses, a winning and tough-as-nails
reputation he earned. Ailes has positioned Fox News to dominate the news
business in both ratings and influence, and its success has mirrored the
increasing anger, hate, and envy that the establishment media, and America's
left, direct at Ailes and Fox. THAT'S why Glenn Beck is "NOT THERE"
anymore. Robert Bennett, asked a question, would America vote for a Mormon?.
That's a loaded question that "ROGER AILES" would ask. It depends
how many secret meetings Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman had with the Koch
Brother's. I would say no.
continuedNow this part should be from the University of Utah's
Hinckley Institute of Politics, but it is not, nor talked much about from Robert
Bennett. Would America vote for a Mormon?. That depends on the truth. First
off, The Koch brothers' father, Fred, was among the select group chosen to
serve on the Birch Society's top governing body. In a recorded 1963 speech that
survives in a University of Michigan archive, he can be heard warning of "a
takeover" of America in which Communists would "infiltrate the highest
offices of government in the U.S. until the president is a Communist, unknown to
the rest of us." That rant could be delivered as is at any Tea Party rally
today. The other major sponsor of the Tea Party movement is Dick Armeys
FreedomWorks, which, like Americans for Prosperity, is promoting events, not GOP
jobs. We know Mitt Romney had several meeting's with the Koch Brother's.
That's open public knowledge. Here's the question, Would America vote for a
Mormon for President, if, they knew first, he was a Communist?. A Communist at
the same time could be a Mormon to, you know?. This a case of "like-father,
In this day and age, to read a comment that an individual would disqualify a
candidate based on where he goes to church on Sunday shows both a lack of
knowledge of the religion and the issues facing our country. I am not of the LDS
faith but have never read, heard or seen any indication that LDS members do not
honor and support the constitution. I have taken the time to simply read the LDS
"Articles of Faith" where is states that Mormons believe in hornoring
and sustaining the law of the land. To me that reads supporting the consitution.
The comment made by Dektol | 9:11 a.m. Oct. 17, 2011 Powell, OH - simply
does not make sense if this individual had taken time to understand this
religion. Yes, take time to understand the issues and the individuals and base
your vote on real issues not made up propaganda.
Would America vote for a candidate they agree with, but doesn't "seem"
the most presidential? Would America vote for a candidate that is completely
devoted to Constitutional principles? Would America vote for a candidate that
names specific large cuts that s/he would make to balance the budget? Or do they
prefer a relatively small cut of 5% discretionary spending, and then the promise
of an extremely difficult to pass balanced budget amendment? (the latter is
Romney's plan)I think these are the questions we should be asking,
and talking about real issues. Bigots will be bigots, especially in the secrecy
of the voting booth. Time spent on trying to shame them into dropping religious
prejudices is, in my opinion, time wasted, and time that would be better spent
examining the specifics of the the various proposals put forth by all the
Dektol just does not use his brain in a proper manner. He's obviously not ever
read any of Ezra Taft Benson's talks on the Constitution.
Dektol, you are entitled to vote based on your opinion.I look at
everyone on a case by case.I believe that there are "some"
LDS who would be too sensitive to their church leadership (prophet) to make a
good president.Same could be said about a Catholic.I
would not vote for people that I felt were that way.I do not believe
that Romney or Huntsman fall into that category.Dont paint with such
a broad brush.
Why not? They had not problem voting for a Communist.
It's difficult for most Americans to make a decision on this matter, because to
understand Mormonism one must live in it or have lived in it. Most Americans
have absolutely no idea what Mormon life is about, so they cannot understand
what makes Romney (especially) and Huntsman tick.
Would America vote for a Mormon who's father was born in Mexico?What's up
with that? What was Dad's family doing in Mexico? What kind of rules made it so
Dad got to run for President?Has anyone seen their birth certificates?
Romney needs to drop out of the election and here is why. He will win most of
the northeast, mid-west and west in the GOP primaries. He is by far the most
polished candidate and will win in these regions and thus be the GOP nominee.
This is not good as the Democrats will exploit the LDS church and the enmity
held by the evangelicals in the southeast. It was cause the GOP to lose Florida
and possibly North Carolina and Virginia, which will cause Obama to win a second
term. Romney may win back New Hampshire, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada; but it
will not be enough electoral votes to win. Romney may even win the popular
vote.The bottom line is that when the Evangelicals are faced with
the decision of a Socialist or a Mormon, they will not select either. This will
tip these sensitive states in the South to Obama. This means four more years of
Obama, meaning we will be so far down the socialist road (if we are not already
there), we wont be able to recover.
We'll see. No doubt many conservatives have been prepared to vote against Obama
from day one no matter who the candidate is.Romney isn't all that
honest though. I'm not looking forward to having the first Mormon president be
someone like him.
If you're not going to prevent religion from being brought to the campaign, you
have to accept that it will bite you.
Living in Utah, obviously we've all voted for Mormons. I'd vote for Huntsman
for president. Someone in the SL Trib today asked a similar
question: Would a Mormon vote for an atheist?
Leadership is much about how one thinks, as a man thinks, so is he. If a man
thinks voodooism and chicken sacrifice is an answer to a problem and he calls it
his religion; then religion is important in demonstrating his ability to think
realistically and reason truth. Therefore, the religion of candidates for
president of the USA should be considered as very important.
As a Mormon and having read the bigoted comments from Pastor Jeffress and
others, along with Perry's refusal to indignantly distance himself from them, I
have to ask myself the question: "If only an evangelical were running
against Obama, would I vote for him/her?" My response might be, "I'd
probably have to, but wouldn't want to!"
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