This highlights exactly the concern with electing any LDS member to public
office. They place their allegiance to their Church as a higher priority above
their allegiance to the State and the People. That is fundamentally wrong, and
should give every US citizen pause when considering whether or not to vow for
Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman for President of the United States.
Good points made by 3 posters. I am sure Mayor Money has felt a little torn
because he has done a wonderful job! Best wishes to him and his family on this
new assignment. Considering he has been such a prominent figure in the
community for 10 years, I think it shows his humility and ability to sacrifice
to basically go to New Zealand to perform service in the name of his Church,
where very few will even be aware of who he is and what his accomplishments have
been here in the US. We need more people with that kind of character holding
public office. I have never heard of anything scandalous or embarrassing about
Mayor Money in a time when city officials typically have a high rate of
turnover. Thank you, Mayor Money, for a job well done and hope you and your
family enjoy your new adventure!
Re: DeltaFoxtrot | 2:24 p.m. Nov. 23, 2011 There is nothing
inappropriate or immoral about resigning from an elected position in order to
take a different job. It happens every day, and those who voted for him will
support his decision wholeheartedly.If it was inappropriate the LDS
Church wouldn't have approached him to take the assignment.
DeltaFoxtrot,Do you have the same feeling towards Jon Huntsman
abandoning his ambassador job after only 2 years? Mayor Money has
served 10 years, longer than a US president can with term limits.
Glad to see where Mayor Money stands on obligations to his constituents. He was
elected for the length of that term, he should serve the length of the term. To
abandon the post before then, for whatever reason, is disrespectful to those who