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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10 2013 4:30 p.m. MST

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BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

We love Mitt and Ann Romney. They are a class act. Many such contributions toward humanitarian service, I am sure, go unnoticed by an ever liberal media. Not all of us think entitlements and redistribution are the way to go for our country. There are many good people out there with monetary means who do a whole lot of good like the Romneys and Eyeres. Thanks for just being good, good people!

Shaun
Sandy, UT

Hopefully the comments on this article will not be politically.

ThornBirds
St.George, Utah

There must be numerous families who have contributed greatly to so many areas of life in this country.
Perhaps there are others you could mention beside Romney family?
We hear so much about them, but not much about other folks.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Luke 21

1 And he looked up, and saw the arich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two amites.

3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

Kudos to truthseeker; I was thinking the very same thing.

To begin with I hope that both the Romneys and other wealthy people, when they give
charitably, do not "let their left hand know what their left hand" does.

I have heard the same eulogies in behalf of Mr Huntsman.
He, of his plenty, gives some while many, in their penury, give far more.

I really think that our society has become, to a very noticeable extent, like that of the early Nephites who, when they were wealthy, thought that they were better than their poorer brethren.

From their great and spacious buildings they point the finger of scorn at the humbler followers of Christ, the despised "47%" of the Romneys, those that Orrin Hatch and his ilk claim, because some do not even earn enough to be income tax payers, are "not taxed enough".

It is my understanding that the wealthy have a harder time paying an honest tithe than their poorer bretheren, and a harder time obtaining salvation. As Luke reported Jesus as saying: Woe unto you who are rich now.

Sorry Eyres I admire some of your work but this article is far from your

CTM
SAN ANTONIO, TX

I agree with ThornBirds--I'm sure the Romneys are lovely people, but there are many, many families within and without the LDS Church who are doing good in their communities all over the world. Haven't we heard enough about the Romneys? Let's hear about someone else doing good things for families. The Eyres come across as starstruck, flaunting their friendship with a political candidate. And the DN prints it. Come on, guys--can't we do better than that?

Ranch
Here, UT

Gildas;

Have you been taken over by a pod? Is that really you?

HappyCamper3
Rexburg, ID

I actually enjoyed reading the article, so I was surprised reading some of the comments. I was surprised at the widow's mite comparison. I had a scripture come to mind for those of you that felt critical of the Romney's. John 8:7, it reads...'He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.' I think we all need to be careful about judging others.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

Ranch

You are entitled to your opinion and yes, it is me.

I am gratified that you have paid attention to some of my posts,
but you have perhaps missed my opinions on the typical wealthy, which
have been based on scriptural observations and my own concurrence
with them.

I am certainly neither Democrat or Republican. I like constitutional
government and have never worshiped wealth or those who hold and control
it. I don't hate them though, but it is truly observed in our Bible and
other standard works that the rich typically despise the poor.

The scornful stated views of Romney and Hatch et al greatly shock me. The former
scorns 47% of his fellow Americans apparently (he did not deny it) including
the retired, the unwillingly unemployed, under-employed, and lower-paid worker.

He fits the scriptural mold; only a few of the wealthy have retained humility
and compassion for their less fortunate fellow men, as scripture abundantly
demonstrates. Romney is better than some as he has refused to accept salary
from Mass; he also didn't need it. He also seems to think that all other nations are inferior and doesn't seem to believe in apologies.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Hardly a month can go by without an article on Romney. I guess it's an improvement on the daily and weekly artcles.

I'm sure the Romneys are nice people, who've profitted handsomely from the special carried interest tax "loophole."

But really, why the fawning over an insanely wealthy family's "generosity?" Romney owns 5 homes: $8+ million dollar home in Park City, razing and rebuilding multi-million-dollar homes in Holliday and La Jolla, CA, a $10 million home in New Hampshire and a condo in Belmont MA.

Combine that picture with the 47% comment and it all becomes less laudable.

airnaut
Everett, 00

More families are "broken" due to the lack of money than for all other reasons combined.

Of course Mitt and Ann are "happily married",
who wouldn't be with over $300 Million sitting in Swiss bank accounts?

Try keeping a "happy marriage" with a family of 7 and an annual income of less than $30,000 a year?
Creditors are the one one's calling your house,
No money for dates or baby sitters,
cars breaking down,
no gas, no groceries,
an NO HOPE!?

Mitt and Ann Romney are about the worst example of how to the rest of us 99% can keep a marriage happily ever after as one could ever possibly find.

Now --
My poor grandparents...
THERE'S a good Christ-like example of an REAL Eternal marriage...

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

This comment does NOT violate any of your guidelines:

"The only families Romney is doing things for are his own, providing silver spoons in their mouths from birth, and handing wealth to them on a platter just the way he received it from his father.

That the Eyres wrote this article only demonstrates that the rich and famous stick together and have neither understanding nor time for the salt of the earth."

Please post. It is similar in tone to several other comments you did post. What gives?

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Good grief! A man makes use of his talents, earns a lot of money, runs for the white house, loses, makes a few dumb statements which are exacerbated by the media, and his wife writes a bestseller--and this makes them the pariah of the LDS Church and the United States? Too, too, judgmental, people!

I come from relatively poor and middle class people myself--but I see no justification in heavy-handed judgment of the wealthy. I find myself wondering how much of the negativity comes from envy. Best to follow the old native axiom to never judge a man (or woman) until you've walked a mile in his (or her) moccasins.

K
Mchenry, IL

Is more than 10% required for donation if the person is wealthy? Don't tell me charitable giving is progressive too.

It's what the authors know. A well known family shares family stuff at a gathering and through the cookbook. Aren't they also a family? Life will always provide a challenge to people. Even wealthy ones. Some problems you just can't fix by throwing money at them.

ThinksIThink
SEATTLE, WA

Mitt Romney's handling of the 2012 loss shows the he has the humility to set the example of being a good loser.

We need more of that: people who can have success but who can also be gracious losers.

Frozen Chosen
Savage, MN

Wow! Why are you people so bitter? I thought poverty brought humility? Look, if your life hasn't turned out the way you wanted I'm sorry but don't take it out on the Romneys.

A scripture comes to mind, "And again, I say unto the poor, ye who have not and yet have sufficient, that ye remain from day to day; I mean all you who deny the beggar, because ye have not; I would that ye say in your hearts that: I give not because I have not, but if I had I would give.

25 And now, if ye say this in your hearts ye remain guiltless, otherwise ye are condemned; and your condemnation is just for ye covet that which ye have not received.
Mosiah 4:24-25

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