To the DN moderator I was being sarcastic in my reply to hutterite and my
comment was denied so I will try and resubmit. To Hutterite just exactly who
are you referring to when you say we are all nationalists here? The new
President of UVU is foreigner from the Philippines. No we are not all
nationalists here in Utah. Utah is worldwide headquarters of a religion that
prides itself in it's worldwide membership.
Utah is a smart place for the UN venue. Utah is unique with a significant
population of men and women who have served overseas with deep personal
connections... Its one thing to speak the language, another to share a humble
Sunday meal with a family, and understand that "except by the grace of God,
there go I". Hopefully it will reinvigorate our collective international
role. Where much is given, much is expected.
The Church plays a big part of what Utah has to offer. True religion - to look
after the widows and orphans - knows no boundaries or classes. Many
could learn personally from what the Church does institutionally. Though we may
float a little higher in Utah, we don’t yet walk on water . . . (it's
the salt - not us). The scripture applied justifiably to Temple
Square has application with the upcoming UN visit:"And it shall
come to pass in the last days, when the mountain of the Lord's house shall
be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the
hills, and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say,
Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God
of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths."
(2 Nephi 12:2-3)
How did we land this one? We don't like the UN, or what it stands for.
We're nationalists, not globalists. Those outside people, they're all