Why I am a Mormon Democrat: Aubrey Klumker

To explain why I associate with Democrats is not a simple answer.

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Why I am a Mormon Democrat: Louella

I was first drawn to the Democrats because they are more inclusive in their membership. 

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Candidate Profile: Ty Markham

Ty Markham is a Wayne County resident & a local seasonal business owner since 2001. 

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Candidate Profile: Steve Hartwick

​Steve Hartwick was born in the Missouri Ozarks, and spent the first portion of his life in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Candidate Profile: Cindee Beard

A lifelong resident of Utah, Cindee currently resides in Stansbury Park with her husband and six children.

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Candidate Profile: Paul Schulte

Paul Schulte is running for the Utah State House of Representatives in District 39, representing the Taylorsville and Kearns area.
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Why I am a Mormon Democrat: Brian Ferguson

In politics and in government there is an essential tension between individual freedom and governmental regulation. Many Mormons presume that freedom is more important than regulation. “After all,” they say, “doesn’t the story of the War in Heaven make it clear that the Father and the Son support freedom while Lucifer is the advocate for control?” Actually, the answer to that question is, “No.” That is a common misreading of the story.

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Religious Freedom

The LDS Church's new website regarding religious freedom provides excellent guidance on becoming a positive influence in civics, politics, and culture. The site includes explanations of the rights we currently enjoy and advice on what you can do to help protect those right, as well as how to work with those you disagree with to advance public policy.

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"Mormonism in the New America": Imagining the Deseret News a Year from Now

Intro: A recent op-ed in the Deseret News praising Trump’s family values prompted us to go to the archives (start pg 19, “Mormonism in the New Germany,” 9 December 1933) to see what a DesNews puff piece about a Trump presidency might be like. The following is satire.

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Wrong Principles Versus No Principles

A Parallel in American History
In the 1800 United States presidential election, there was a tie in the electoral votes between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. At the time, each member of the Electoral College cast two votes for president, the candidate with the most votes becoming president and the runner up vice president. Given that both Jefferson and Burr received 73 electoral votes each, the tied election then became the responsibility of the House of Representative to decide. However, after 35 ballots in that body to try to settle the election, the two candidates remained tied and the election undecided.

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