I judge the principal of libertarianism, a very korihorish philsophy, the men like Paul who fall in line with that philosophy, are then modern day korihors. It's totally wrong to assume that all members of the True Church must have a staunch conservative view of politics. Our general Authorities are and have been all over the map politically, many have been and are Democrats. But none are libertarians! Libertarians who would allow abortions, who would allow the decriminalization of drug laws, same sex marriage, etc---! Men who would place libertarian judges in courts to rule on those moral issues! Ron Paul is one of those!
Ron Paul believes that those things need to be dealt on a state rather than national level. Each state's representatives by the voice of its citizens would determine those laws. If you haven't noticed Bob, our nation has been changing those laws because the majority are turning towards corruption. Legalizing same sex marriage will be Obama's political weapon in this next election. Isn't it better to have a state perish in corruption rather than the whole nation. Then at least you can choose to live in a environment that endorses your moral standards! The paradigm of the political party system has changed dramatically over the years. There isn't much difference between a Rupublican and a Democrat anymore, while in the past there was. The same crimes have happened during their tenures in the white house. Many prophets have never voiced their political preference as well.
In reality, Ron Paul is nothing more than a very liberal politician, trying to take over the Republican party with a glib tongue (Hey, just talk about the constitution!!)! Just like Korihor attempted to take over the True Church in Alma's day, but by his own words struggled mightily with his ability to preach, reduced himself to begging with a sign on street corners next to the markets, and had very bad luck in a foot race
Sure Dr. Paul talks about the constitution, a document that he cherishes as if it is scripture "And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood (D&C 101:80)" Ron Paul who doesn't have our scriptures understands that the Constitution is divinely inspired. Mitt Romney would rather confer with his lawyers than following its principles. Ron Paul sees the direction our country is heading and trying to slam on the brakes.
I have high hopes that Mitt will pick Elder Oaks as his Attorney General! Not much chance of that happening with Ron Paul!
Sounds like wishful thinking to me Bob. I bet Mitt fills that position with a corporate raider.
And I pay no attention to political propaganda!
You may want to at least pay attention to the candidates character. Vote for a man that has integrity and values. Just because a man has been ordained the priesthood doesn't actually mean he holds it.
That the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon the principles of righteousness
That they may be conferred upon us, it is true; but when we undertake to cover our sins, or to gratify our pride, compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness, behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man.(D&C 121:36-37)