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Romney should not be afraid to highlight his faith

August 08, 2012
source: Washington Post

MR says: This writer believes Romney should showcase his religious experience because Mormonism is the reason for his rectitude, the explanation for his wholesomeness, the key to understanding his persona.

Concerning Mormons and Republicans, history offers a large helping of irony. In 1843, an Army officer named John C. Fremont led a geographical expedition of 39 men more than 1,700 miles to the shores of the Great Salt Lake. His report on the journey inspired hounded Mormons to mount their wagons and resettle in the Great Basin.

Thirteen years later in Philadelphia, Fremont became the first presidential nominee of the Republican Party, which adopted a platform opposing the “twin relics of barbarism — Polygamy, and Slavery.”

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