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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:35 PM

The Last Word: Mitt Romney vs. Mormonism



I am not a Mormon. I just poured a cup of coffee, something I won't part with for a shot at paradise. Nevertheless, I have friends who are Mormons and they are mostly good, honest people. There aren't very many Mormons to whom I'd have trouble lending $20 until next payday. I have seen sentiments on these pages to the effect that some DU members would never vote for a Mormon, a sentiment I find narrow minded and not in the progressive spirit.

Like any other religion or ideology, Mormonism is not monolithic. Put a dozen Mormons in the same room together and they will express a dozen different views of the world, even a dozen different ideas of what it is to be a Mormon. That is something to keep in mind when presented with a candidate for public office who is a Mormon.

I am not voting for Mitt Romney. He thinks corporations are people, people who receive government assistance are hopeless moochers and ran a business whose business it was to run other businesses into the ground and outsource their manufacturing to cheaper labor markets. There are many other reasons I'm voting for President Obama and not Mr. Romney. Not among the reasons that I am not voting for Mr. Romney is that he is a Mormon. I wouldn't vote for him if he were a Presbyterian, a Roman Catholic or a Parsee. What church he attends and his relationship to it is neither here nor there.

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aletier_v Sep 2012 #1
Wellstone ruled Sep 2012 #2
Jack Rabbit Sep 2012 #4
ellenfl Sep 2012 #3

Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:41 PM

1. Try living in Utah or Idaho

I never cared about Mormons, one way or the other, until I did.

Now I avoid them, I have seen and lived how they treat non-Mormons.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:12 PM

2. Sure can tell you don't

live in a Mormon controlled town county or state. Made the mistake thinking our progressive ideas would suffice,ain't working out to well. The more you learn,the more you want to say adios. Corrupt old boy network,been there and done that. Love the climate and the desert,without that,see ya.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:38 PM

4. Respone to alrtier_v and Wellstone ruled

You are correct. I live in California, which is as blue as the Pacific Ocean sparkling in the sun near Big Sur.

Tocqueville warned Americans about the tyranny of the majority, one of the darker sides of democracy. Is it a surprise that members of the dominant culture often make corrupt politicians or just put pressure on minorities to conform? I'll bet it would be uncomfortable for me to live in Salt Lake City. Not being Catholic, I probably wouldn't like living Vatican City, either, and not being a puritanical Muslim, I'd probably find provincial parts of Iran suffocating.

Should one allow such experiences to reflect on all Catholics or Muslims or Mormons? Of course not.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. glad to see this. i missed part of it last night. eom

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