17 Mormons in Congress in 2013


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  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2012 12:00 p.m.

    I blame all of you who continue to vote in your favorite son or daughter because they continue to bring home the pork.

    I for one voted for no incumbents. We will not get change until we turn over the status quo. Unfortunately most of America voted for exactly the same people that have been so ineffective for the last 20 years.

  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    If you believe our country is in trouble, I think you would have to believe Senator Hatch is a large part of the problem. But he won and now he must live with his conscience and I don't want to hear the excuse you must go along to get along in Washington. It doesn't wash with me. And yes, I am bitter.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 5:07 p.m.


    I voted for Hatch because his votes in the U.S. Senate show that I agree more with him than those running against him.

    Respectfully, I wonder why that is not reason enough for others? I welcome those who vote differently. But questioning my vote doesn't produce anything good or uplifting.



    We simply believe in responsibility and a government of peace- which considering the contents of the Book of Mormon, isn't surprising.

    1) We share the belief that we're all on a very personal journey of faith.

    2) We share the belief that government ought to protect freedom, not abuse it. We share the belief that as we receive so much, we ought to love and serve our neighbors.

    3) The point of #2 is to protect everyone's right to freely choose or not choose #1 of their own accord.

    In an age where our freedom is threatened by social, media, political, and all other agendas and isms, it's no wonder that we engage in political discourse and activism so much. For me it's simple: while we don't all agree on a lot of stuff, we do agree on protecting our freedom and being responsible.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    They have trouble running a state.
    17 is 17 too many.

  • coltakashi Richland, WA
    Nov. 14, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    INteresting that 7% of the Senate is LDS, while the US population is only 2% LDS. Only Utah has an LDS majority, while Idaho has a large LDS minority, but the LDS in NV, AZ and NM are less than 10%.

  • Perfect Union Washington, DC
    Nov. 14, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    You forgot Mo Brooks from Alabama.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Nov. 14, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    Why in the world does Utah keep voting in Hatch? He ran against Frank Moss in 1976, saying that Moss was too old. Hatch is a dinosaur by comparison and has apparently lost his marbles, judging by his rant at HS students last month. He is about 20 years past his peak.