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Re "LDS Dems in harmony" (Forum, Aug. 26):
I find it curious that Latter-day Saints who are Democrats sincerely feel they are taking the high road on social issues, when actually the opposite is true.
What these misinformed Mormon Democrats fail to realize is that we are obligated as individuals to help the needy through voluntary donation of our time and resources, but it should never be done through the forced process of involuntary, confiscatory taxation!
There is a huge difference between these two philosophies. One way is very good; the other way is evil through and through.
This is apparently not understood by these well-meaning members. If they stopped to think about it, they would realize that it was Satan's plan to force us all to be good (Democratic strategy), but Christ taught us to do good of our own free choice (Republican plan). If everyone understood this simple correct principle, there would be no more liberals.
James C. Green