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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #19)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:09 PM

38. I had neighbors for years who were Mormons.

Their family was intact, respectful, warm, healthy, close, excelled in school but they made it very clear in the neighborhood that they only interacted with Mormons. In 15 years, they never went in any neighbor's house that I know of, and I in theirs just in the hallway only once for some forgotten reason.

It was a difficult time in my life and I actually considered it...why? because they are an amazingly tight knit group that worked very hard, all the kids worked, and would literally take care of each other to the extent they do not much need social safety nets and such, even though I'm sure they got their SS checks.

It was impressive, however, they consider themselves Mormon before any other label...including American. And they believe that every one else should take care of themselves, as well. Does not bode well for democratic social values for the rest of the country.

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