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Romney and His Faith

Spiceman Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 3:04 AM
Michael Gerson, and his Mormon, republican Irony is so because it is inaccurate. The Mormons did not know an Army officer named John C. Fremont, and so it is impossible to pallet this story. I have 50 pages of and there is no mention of a salt lake, or that valley, nor is there any mention of John C. Fremont, so to begin this story begins off key. Further down, a strange book is mentioned the, "The Book of Jarom" I have never heard of it; the "Book of Mormon" yes, but that indicates how well the column was put together without any authentic research. My Great-great-grand father Christopher Layton will be rolling over with laughter.
Spiceman Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 3:28 AM
Those 50 pages are part of the history of their journey to the salt lake valley, less five companies of military Mormon volunteers that were lead by Colonel Allen the by Lieutenant colonel P. St. George Cooke who took them from Santa Fe to San Francisco, California, and did not mention of the great salt lake or John C. Fremont, because they did not know him or of the great salt lake valley. This is all I can say, from what I can see, as this piece could have been a Liberal plant.
Spiceman0 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 3:59 AM
A recap or Christopher Layton
https://byustudies.byu.edu/showTitle.aspx?title=8125
Lars795 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 6:05 AM
Try this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Battalion

and
http://historytogo.utah.gov/people/johncharlesfremont.html

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...