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
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
> 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
> > 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
> > than
> > >sterling record).
> > I don't know if Bush is listening to US Intelligence in the best
> > 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.
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