Thread: Political Neutrality
May 4th 2012, 11:20 AM #1
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There are a substantial number of Americans concerned about how Mitt Romney's Faith will affect his policies if he becomes President. This is a short animated whiteboard presentation regarding the political Neutrality of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I came across today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dnSnQNGMRWU"Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.
And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in c\taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning."
(3 Nephi 11:10-11)
May 9th 2012, 08:18 AM #2
Re: Political Neutrality
That was well done. What's described there isn't what I would call "political neutrality", but I'm not complaining because the narrator describes what they mean by "political neutrality." They're neutral the same way the ACLU is: they support certain values, raise awareness, and encourage people to vote accordingly, but they don't say "therefore vote for this candidate."
This is a good policy for any long-term advocacy group because (1) individual politicians and parties are unreliable, and (2) voting for a person rather than a particular issue is a complex choice.
In fact, I cancelled my NRA membership specifically because they told me to vote Obama out of office. It's one thing to keep me informed about how the current administration is treating firearm issues. It's another to presume to tell me that, on balance, I need to pick another candidate next election."'tis usual for men to use words for ideas, and to talk instead of thinking in their reasonings." A Treatise of Human Nature, I.II.V.
May 22nd 2012, 08:06 PM #3
Re: Political Neutrality
It's not Romney's faith I'm worried about, it's the GOP's. What's Romney going to have to promise to them in order to establish his conservative cred?
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