Sounds reasonable to me. Wouldn't it be a gas to learn that President Hinkley did in fact vote for Bush? I wonder what JWR would say then? Would he then take back his Gadianton accusations?
Paul O On Mon, 21 Oct 2002 19:15:49 -0600 "Marc A. Schindler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I look at it this way. Think of a time when maybe someone you didn't > like got > called to be the bishop or SP or even a GA. You really thought this > guy was in > over his head, or was a jerk. Whatever. So, what do you do? I raise > my hand to > sustain the man (or woman). This is not a voting process. > Sustaining, to me, > means to support the person the best I can. It doesn't magically > turn them into a > wonderful, perfect person. We don't believe in infallibility (in > fact, there's a > common joke to the effect that Catholics believe in infallibility > but don't > practise it, and Mormons don't believe in infallibility but practise > it). But we > owe it to God to support our leaders. > > Now the segué to politics, because it works on somewhat different > principles, but > we do believe in sustaining and honoring secular leaders, too. That > means I have > the freedom to vote for A, B, or C, and if I vote for B and A gets > in, then I > work to support A. Even if I'm an opposition member or a member of a > different > party, you are still supporting the government because you're active > and involved > in the political process, as we've been advised to do. So you can > have your cake > and eat it, too, so to speak. > > Paul Osborne wrote: > > > >I'm sure they do, but that wasn't the question I was raising. I > was > > raising not > > >the question of knowledge, but of trust. Rule #1: follow the > money. How > > do you > > >know that Bush is listening to US intelligence (which, btw, has a > less > > than > > >sterling record). > > > > I don't know if Bush is listening to US Intelligence in the best > light. > > But, he is the only President we have and he is the Commander in > Chief. I > > have to work on rebuilding some confidence in the government or > I'll just > > be negative about everything. That's not to healthy of a thing. ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================