Today in the Bloggernacle: Interview with political party presidents at BYU

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  • Dancing Queen West Haven, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 9:59 a.m.

    SLMG from Australia, Victoria It is you that do NOT know the facts. The United States of America is supposed to be a Republic. Our founding fathers who were inspired by God, set our country up as a Republic with a Constitution inspired by God. No where in our Constitution is there anything about redistribution of the wealth!! Thomas Jefferson said: "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give it to those who will not." Socialism is evil and in General Conference they have spoken out against Entitlements. A strong ecomomy, free markets, not spending what we don't have, deregulation creates jobs and helps EVERYONE! We can and should help people, but Socialism is not the way to do it!! People can't be as charitable if the economy is in the sewer, government is spending too much and I am being taxed too much!! By the way, the Church is against abortion, same-sex marriage and the government putting their nose in every aspect of our lives and taking away our AGENCY in what we do with our money!!!!!!! Romney gave 20% to charity. Obama DID NOT!!!!!

  • Spikey Layton, UT
    Sept. 19, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    I consider myself to be right of center, but an Independent. The Republican rep. in this video only spoke of SOCIAL issues---abortion likely wont change regardless of who becomes President. As far as gay marriage, leave it to the states. I agree with Obama to repeal the DOMA because that is more big government, which is what Republicans DON'T like, right?

    But the root issues that really are affected by who is elected president were left out.

    The guy who represents the Dems on BYU campus is right, the left DO focus on caring for others, etc. which IS part of the gospel, but the part that people often forget, which is also an important part of the gospel is Staying out of debt (debt = bondage), self-reliance, fiscal and moral responsibility, accountability. These are the things in which I feel democrats are weak in.

    I am an independent, and I feel that the value of the whole is where I put my focus, so I lean right.

  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    Sept. 19, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    Dancing Queen

    West Haven, UT

    Samesex marriage and abortion are both choices. Free Agency is still alive and well and always will be in this country.

    Both partys left important platforms out of ther conventions and have now put tham in.

    At every Conference we are reminded that we need to pay off our debts and be self sufficient. We are also reminded that we are to help those less fortunate than ourelves, That is not socialism it is charity. There is more money spent in this country on corporate welfare than is spent on domestic welfare by a long, long shot. Corporate welfare is paid directly into the pockets of the super wealthy that are suppose to create the jobs so the unemployed have jobs. Corporate welfare was not started by the present administration.

    When Obama was elected this country was already over the economic cliff after 8 years of Republican spending and starting wars and yes some of that money spent was to prop up Muslim countries, that is not something new.

    I don't care what candidate you choose to vote for President but is important to get ones facts straight.

  • Dancing Queen West Haven, UT
    Sept. 19, 2012 11:05 a.m.

    Let's list some facts of the Democratic national platform: left God and Jerusalem out of their platform and then forced it back in against the delegates' wishes, for same sex marriage, pro-abortion. Obama has ignored our Constitution and is for redistribution of the wealth (Socialism). That is not how to help people!! In the last four General Conferences, more than one speaker spoke out about the EVILS OF ENTITLEMENTS!! Socialism takes away our AGENCY AND CHOICE!! The most important difference between Satan's plan and Christ's plan was AGENCY!! We need to preserve our Republic and our Constitution which was inspired by God!! If Obama gets reelected again, we will go over the economic cliff!! Also, Obama knew 48-72 hours before our embassy was attacked that it was in the works. They did NOT warn the embassy so they could lock down and go to high alert!! It was not about the stupid video. Intelligence said it was planned for months to coincide with 9-11!! Obama has given 1.5 billion of our tax dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of Egypt. He is a liberal Socialist and is anti-Israel! Wake up America!