Jeff Swift

Jeff Swift currently resides in Southern California with his wife and two children.

  • commented on President Obama's Attack on Stay-at-Home Moms: Now with 100% More Context 2014-11-06 08:32:44 -0800
    @greg Arnold — I really respect your comments here! Thank you for responding so thoughtfully to the content of the post. We clearly disagree on whether President Obama’s claims and the research backing them up are legitimate, but this kind of disagreement is to be expected over any important issue.

    @elduro Tuco — while it’s clear that you dislike the President, it’s not clear where you’re getting any backing for your rather insulting claims about his motivations. Could you help me understand what makes you think that “Obama would rather have moms in the workforce than at home”? Could it be that President Obama would rather give moms the choice, and to not punish them financially for a decision to stay at home with children?

    @john Pack — The whole blog post debunks your claim that this is simply about “making choices our president doesn’t approve of.” The President, as Alice so clearly explained above, doesn’t want families to be forced into a situation where they have to choose between caring for children and providing financially for themselves. If you could explain your position more specifically then maybe we could have a meaningful discussion.
  • @MormonLiberals tweeted link to Moralier than Thou. 2014-08-29 09:05:09 -0700
    In which @swiftj plays a fun new game called "Moralier than Thou" with BYU prof Hancock:

    Moralier than Thou

    BYU professor Ralph Hancock (somewhat) recently argued that modern liberals have thrown away morals altogether.

    Okay, professor. I'll take your "moralier than thou" and raise you a "extra super duper moralier than thou":

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  • commented on Ezra Taft Benson and Politics 2015-05-01 20:02:16 -0700
    @blake thanks for the thoughtful comments. It’s not clear to me what part of the post you are disagreeing with, though. The post doesn’t say that prophets are infallible, nor does it say that political conservatism automatically means spiritual waywardness.

    And the post doesn’t consider the political opinions of this former prophet to be any kind of litmus test. That’s the whole point of the post, actually. To disabuse readers of the notion that these particular views are somehow implicitly endorsed by God because they came from this man’s mouth.
Founder, @swiftcomdotcom. Board member, @betterutah and @ldsdems. Founder, People's Lobby Project. Microbrew root beer. #utpol


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