I really enjoyed a speech given by Mark DeMoss, a baptist that spoke at a BYU forum in January. I thought I would share it in preparation for tonight's presidential debate and for the rest of this sometimes heated political season.
Also, while I'm in a resource sharing mood, I went to a retreat last weekend in which I learned all sorts great things. I'd like to write about several of them, but since I'm talking about politics right now, I'll just mention that I got to hear from a man named Connor Boyack. You can read what I got to hear here: How Latter-day Saints Can Create Zion.
He talks about how "bipartisanship" is another word for trying to create "unity", but that unity should not be an end in and of itself if it is not connected to righteousness and wilfully giving to the poor (unity, righteousness and having no poor among us being how we create Zion). I was so impressed with his insights, demeanor, and principle-mindedness that I bought his book Latter-day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics. I haven't read it yet, but I'm looking forward to learning more about what he has to say. He is a Ron Paul supporter, but don't discount him as a nut if you don't like Ron Paul. I think there is much truth in what he shares.