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Why a Mormon is perfectly suited to be president

Earlier, we published an op-ed from a contributor entitled "Why I Don't Think A Mormon Should Be President." The author argued that because Mormonism encourages a divinely inspired personal view of morality and truth Mormons don't separate church from state. Matt Hopkins, a Mormon living in San Francisco, rejects this argument and responds below.

Mormons are unlikely patriots. We are a faith that was founded in the youth of the nation, forged in the desert of the West, and matured along with the country that we call home. Our history is complicated, but consistently we have proved loyal to the United States of America.

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