Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church: Questions
A brief review of the Mormon corporate empire and the power it holds over high priest and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, whose family has been a part of the Mormon Royalty since the Church’s creation.
Voters of every political persuasion who are considering voting for Mitt Romney, and who think his religious convictions are benign, must carefully evaluate his religious beliefs to determine for themselves if that is true, and they have every right to do so.
Voters, who are becoming increasingly concerned about government intrusion into their lives and the loss of their personal freedoms, must ask themselves whether they want to vote for a president who has spent the last 50 years enthusiastically proselytizing for a secret religion that believes its priests have the sacred right to dictate the health, moral, psychological and financial decisions of its members. Is that a mindset they want in their president?
Voters have to honestly ask themselves whether Mitt Romney “shares their religious values” and if not, what those differences will mean to them, their families and their country, should he be elected president.
Voters will have choices other than Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in November. The Green Party and the Libertarian Party will both offer worthy candidates on the ballots of every state. Although it is unlikely their candidates will be successful, these candidates provide an opportunity for voters to vote their consciences, rather than their fears.
If unsatisfied with all candidates, voters have the power to write in their choice, even if the name is not on the ballot. Protest write-in vote will not be counted, however, is essential that voters demonstrate that the government belongs to the voters who elect it, rather than to those who try to buy elections and hire the People’s representatives.
If every qualified voter were to cast a vote of conscience, based upon an intelligent and thoughtful consideration of the qualifications of every candidate, the election of 2012 could very well go down in history. Not because of who was elected, but because of the manner in which the People voted.
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Review by: The Meether on Aug. 25, 2012 : This book was all the more convincing because the author presented simple facts and let them speak for themselves. I had not realized just how political the Mormon Church is, nor just how deeply involved Romney and his ancestors are in the church. It is the responsibility of voters to understand these issues in selecting a president, and Cox lays it out in a simple and straightforward way that anyone can understand. It is not a long book, which makes it possible for busy people to absorb, and it is well documented from reliable sources. My own conclusion? I am not pleased with Obama, but Romney is definitely not the answer! If you want the facts for yourself, this book provides them and you will be able to make an informed choice.
Review by: Margaret Fuller on Aug. 24, 2012 : Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church: Questions demonstrates the state of the art in modern communication. It is short enough to be attached to an email and can be easily read in less than an hour; it quickly summarizes a major political and religious subject having innumerable nuances; and it is documented with more than a hundred citations.
The book demonstrates what a fair-minded, politically-independent, researcher with access to a public library and the Internet can produce with a little effort. Most of the cited books can be found at neighborhood libraries and the remaining newspaper, magazine and Wikipedia articles are as handy as Google can make them.
The facts produced by the research are fairly presented in a logical progression, with little or no comment, from the creation of the Mormon Church and its priesthood to the leadership role that Mitt Romney and his family have played in both. Evolution of the “Mormon Corporate Empire” is traced, from its original mission of establishing an independent political nation to its present $40 billion balance sheet and $8 billion annual income from tithes and investments, and on to its current readiness to serve as the “Kingdom of God on Earth,” which will govern upon the imminent Second Coming of Jesus.
Given the reality of the enormous power and influence of the Mormon Church and its priesthood, the author simply asks whether an intelligent voter of conscience has the right and duty to consider the religion of a presidential candidate, when there is a rational question whether the candidate’s faith presents a likely conflict of interest. Answers to 17 “necessary questions” could help careful voters to evaluate Romney’s candidacy, although it is unlikely that answers will be forthcoming.
The politically-independent conclusion is not necessarily that voters should not vote for Mitt Romney, only that they should carefully evaluate all of the facts before voting. Indeed, the author points out that there are also good reasons for not voting for Barack Obama and that third-party candidates present an opportunity for concerned voters to cast a vote of conscience. Finally, voters who want “none of the above” and are inclined to sit out the election are encouraged instead to cast a protest vote by “writing in” their choice, even if the name is not on the ballot and even if the vote will not be counted.
The 2012 election is destined to be the most “expensive and nastiest” in history and voters are already being barraged with a broadside of negative advertising designed to excite their fears about opposing candidates. All the author asks is that voters overcome the irrational fears created by negative campaigning and intellectually examine if they should rationally fear electing either candidate, including one whose allegiance may be owed to a secret corporate priesthood, instead of to those who are being asked to vote for him.
Given all of this, perhaps the most important thing the author has to say is the bottom line: “If every qualified voter were to cast a vote of conscience, based upon an intelligent and thoughtful consideration of the qualifications of every candidate, the election of 2012 could very well go down in history. Not because of who was elected, but because of the manner in which the People voted.” Amen.
Review by: Doug Ogden on Aug. 23, 2012 : Let’s start with the positive. This pamphlet encourages readers to vote their conscience and not choose the lesser of two evils. For the record, I am considering a third party candidate that most closely reflects my views.
For the purposes of disclosure, I am a practicing Latter Day Saint. I love my Savior and Heavenly Father. My faith in God is not a product of coercion as the author suggests. The office of High Priest is just that and not a title or a reward. It is a call to serve God’s children.
The royalty that is ascribed to Romney is none other than the royal heritage that we all share as God’s children. Romney enjoys no special privilege as a former bishop and stake president. Genealogy is not an entitlement.
What the author does very well here is show his bias against the LDS church. His evidence is not uniformly well established. Do yourself a favor and don’t vote for Romney because of his religion. Do yourself another favor and sit down with a faithful Mormon who you can trust. Ask them the questions that are important to you. Don’t just drink this koolaide offered in this pamphlet.
Review by: W.M. Sears on Aug. 23, 2012 : This piece takes a look at the history of the church and is well sourced. Of particular interest to me was the section on the corporation of the church and its vast tax free holdings.
Review by: Charles Foerster on Aug. 23, 2012 : What a pertinent and timely piece of work!
Voters have to have the courage and wisdom to determine the intellectual, rather than the emotional, basis of their fears. In doing so, they have to imagine what each candidate will do when the next environmental, economic or political crisis occurs. It clearly defines the prime element of good citizenship.
We have seen how the incumbent has handled environmental, economic and political crises (especially those of foreign nature) so it suggests questions that one should contemplate about the other major contender. Having done that, it then necessarily demands that the voter do what usually has never been done before, consider an alternative vote for a third party candidate.
This one book could, if read by every voter before entering the polling booth, make for the most surprising upset for both major parties this country has ever seen.
It should be read by every voter in America.
Review by: Mark Van Wagoner on Aug. 22, 2012 : This book is listed as non-fiction when in fact, it is nothing but fiction. The author has an axe to grind and appears to be an ex-Mormon. His sources, Quinn,Packham, etc., are as anti-Mormon as you can get. I found the book to be full of Mormon HATETRED. Use of some truth, but coated with misrepresentation should help him move his book among Mormon haters. WHITE HORSE PROPHECY was never accepted by the Church. I am a Mormon of 65 years and detest Democratics who will do anything to get OBAMA elected again. Book not even worthy of a half-star.