March 4, 2015 is a night I’ll always remember as one of the worst of my life. It started well: a large crowd of Utahns gathered together to support bringing healthcare access to tens of thousands of their fellow human beings.Read more
I was in my English class when I heard the announcement. The Supreme Court had overturned the stay that was issued to stop gay marriages in Idaho after they had deemed that banning them was unconstitutional.Read more
Shortly after moving to Utah, 10 years ago, it became time to register to vote. I did my usual thing and registered as a Republican.Read more
In The Family: A Proclamation to the World, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles “solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”Read more
Did you know that the United States is one of the few industrialized nations that do not have mandatory paid vacation time?Read more
The official word from the LDS Church on politics is neutrality, particularly on political parties and candidates. The Church officially has little to say about political philosophy directly, though some of its leaders have spoken about the importance of freedom (particularly religious) and other principles.
Nonetheless, the Church’s teaching on the nature and proclivities of “man” in his natural state since the fall of Adam offer a major critique of the most famous political arguments made by the philosophies of the utilitarians, German Romantics, John Locke, Karl Marx and the like.Read more