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Romney and His Faith

ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 12:35 PM
My sister, brother -in- law, and their two children live in Salt Lake City. I doubt they would agree with any of your statements. In fact the opposite is true. They have appreciated the family values and work ethic of the Mormon life which impacts the quality of the public schools and the general environment in which they have raised their children. Ironically, my brother-in-law is a liberal, but he still recognizes his family has benefitted and avoided some of the social ills plaguing other areas by living in a Mormon dominated area.

WASHINGTON -- Concerning Mormons and Republicans, history offers a large helping of irony. In 1843, an Army officer named John C. Fremont led a geographical expedition of 39 men more than 1,700 miles to the shores of the Great Salt Lake. His report on the journey inspired hounded Mormons to mount their wagons and resettle in the Great Basin.

Thirteen years later in Philadelphia, Fremont became the first presidential nominee of the Republican Party, which adopted a platform opposing the "twin relics of barbarism -- Polygamy, and Slavery." The slogan, and the anti-Mormon sentiment behind it, caught on. A...