Name one real candidate who completely possesses correct principles (from a list posted in another thread)?5tev3 wrote:Interesting that LDS people rush to apply quotes hinting at prophetic fulfillment to Romney because he is a priesthood holder but ignore Harry Reid who is also a priesthood holder...
So...is being a priesthood holder more important that possessing correct principles?
Ron Paul says one thing and does another (lets slash government spending while I stuff my constituents full of pork - however he manages that whilst being "against" everyone else - i.e. the "NO" man). Most importantly his major recommendations for future change essentially complete the transition of control to the money changers. Not to mention moral stance and position on substance abuse....
Obama....well not much needs to be said there (a person who's childhood and young adult mentor is the author of Sex Rebel: Black - Frank Marshall Davis).
Gary Johnson is the weed head. Same sex marriage. etc etc etc.....
Virgil Goode can't make up his mind what party he belongs to as well as what stance he really wants to take (DHS - 9/11 acts). He's extensively supported the tobacco industry much like Gary Johnson is trying to support the marijuana industry. He's had his share of questionable political history (bribes and illegal donations).
That leaves multiple choice Mitt! He's been taught correctly....but yeah its just hope. At least he could be an advocate for correct principles (moral especially) if the people were receptive - i.e. had a little stimulus (force)....and he was indeed put in this position to be a spokesman for that appropriate time????
Writing in Mrs. Stover (sweet video and message), your Bishop, or anyone else sounds nice (principle) but at the end of the day (practicality) its not much of a vote (as in no vote) because they aren't a real candidate. The counsel is...
The Church is neutral in political contests and does not support candidates or parties. We do expect, however, that our members will be fully engaged in supporting the candidates and parties of their choice based on principles that will protect good government. Our doctrine is clear: those who are “honest … and wise … should be sought for diligently” (D&C 98:10). “When the wicked rule the people mourn” (D&C 98:9). This means that everyone should feel obligated to vote.
In those states in the United States that have caucuses, you should make yourself familiar with the issues and the candidates and fully participate.
We hope that you will check out the caucus time for the party of your choice and then feel an obligation to attend. We would hope this would be true of all citizens, members and nonmembers alike, in all states and all countries where elections will be held. The price of freedom has been too high, and the consequences of nonparticipation are too great for any citizens to feel they can ignore their responsibility.
Please know that we have great confidence in you. The leadership of the Church honestly believes that you can build the kingdom like no previous generation.
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We have to work together (masses) in choosing the best candidate. With a mostly wicked society that unfortunately means a lot of compromise. Certainly a prayerful decision....and to each their own on it.