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Date Posted: 06:42:54 10/06/05 Thu
Author: Mary, quite contrary
Subject: a discussion on another board has made me think

about what happens to LDS politicians. It seems; I may be wrong about some of them, but it seems to me that some of them compromise.
There has been this discussion about how gaining an education can help us to be world leaders.
Doesn't that assume that some kind of system, good or at least neutral, must be in place and operating correctly--
otherwise, won't people have to compromise to get to a point where they can make a difference.
It seems self-defeating, somehow. I can't put my finger on it. I believe in conspiracies. I've read the Book of Mormon enough to be convinced of it. Are LDS better off being well-informed and staying almost underground or at least grass roots than becoming leaders in the existing system? I keep thinking of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington here. It nags at me. That wonderful man who had had ideals sold out and almost destroyed Mr. Smith.
Wouldn't our best education, then, be studying the constitution?
Am I being too basic? I feel that I want to get back to basics.
Perhaps I am being dense or won't be understood.
If people who don't value the constitution as we LDS are taught to or who don't believe in God as we do teach all the law classes, then what?
Aren't we better off to educate ourselves? And I don't mean BYU; I mean ourselves.

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