Sunday, October 29, 2006

Why Mormons should vote Democratic

This seems like a no-brainer to anybody who knows what's going on. "Social issues" voters vote for anti-gay, anti-choice policies, but these never come to pass. Instead they get

From The Salt Lake Tribune.

By Fred Voros
"Principles compatible with the gospel may be found in the platforms of all major political parties," declared the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is certainly true of the Democratic Party.
Mormon descriptions of a just social order read like a Democratic manifesto. The Book of Mormon decries a society in which every man prospers according to his genius, and every man conquers according to his strength (Alma 30:17). It condemns those who ignore the plight of the hungry, needy, naked and sick (Mormon 8:39).
This brother's-keeper principle animates government programs pioneered by Democrats. In 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt saw "one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished" and acted. Read the rest.

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