Eric Wadley made the comparison of Barack Obama to the heroes in the Book of Mormon. ("Obama should appeal to LDS," Readers' Forum, June 5). Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth of the matter is, Obama is more of a "King Man" than a Captain Moroni. A King Man wants a king and thus a more powerful government. In the modern world we have our own king men. These king men are called socialists.

Obama is a socialist. There is no point in denying it. He happens to be the most liberal senator in Congress. He has been against the war in Iraq from the start, he is openly supportive of abortion, he wants to socialize medicine, and he is planning on raising taxes even higher than they already are.

History has taught us repeatedly that socialism does not work. It destroyed the ancient Athenians, it weakened the Romans, it subdued the Germans during World War II, and it has paved the way for the enslavement of millions under communism.

Tyler Thomas

South Weber