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The Secret Strategy Behind Mormon Theocracy

We’ve already heard from Harold Bloom in the New York Times and Sally Denton in Salon about how Mormonism and its adherents have dark designs on the U.S. government. Now an overlooked report at The Hill gives hitherto unseen insight into how those crafty Mormons plan to impose themselves upon the American republic—by getting people to vote for them:

Next year could be a banner one for Mormons in the nation’s capital, with their numbers and influence likely to grow whether or not Mitt Romney is elected president.

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) could raise the number of Mormons in the upper chamber to seven, should he and Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) win in November.

Depending on who controls the Senate, it will have either have a Mormon Senate majority leader in Harry Reid (D-Nev.) or a Mormon president pro tempore and Finance Committee Chairman in Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). . . .

There are currently 14 Mormons in Congress: Sens. Reid, Hatch, Heller, Lee, Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and Reps. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), Wally Herger (R-Calif.), Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

Those Mormons sure are clever, getting so many unsuspecting Americans to vote for them and thus giving the impression that they share the democratic values and commitment to electoral politics of this nation.

But now that we here at Via Meadia have exposed their strategy for domestic domination, surely their conspiracy will crumble.

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  • Dave Schutz

    Wally Herger is retiring, so there goes your conspiracy!

  • ms

    It’s also very clever of Mormons to have plced their people in positions of power in both parties. That is just a ruse, however. Harry Reid is really a conservative posing as a liberal.

  • Andrew Allison

    Thank you for exposing this fiendish plot!
    No doubt the opportunists who have been attacking the candidate’s religion will now turn their attention to those Mormons already in office! Alternatively, perhaps we could turn up the heat under those who fail to grasp that discrimination on the grounds of religion is prohibited by law.

  • Jim.

    @Andrew Allison-

    But if we actually respected the part of the Constitution that prohibited religious tests for public office, how else could we keep the judiciary free of conscientious Christians? That would set back the cause of imposing secular values through the courts by a generation, if not forever!

    /sarc

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    Let’s see 535 Senators and Congressmen and 14 of the are Mormons, so 2.6%. Holy Hanna! You’re right it’s a strategic conspiracy of Biblical, Ooops, I mean LDS proportions. Lock up the virgins, and keep your powder dry, we are in for the fight of our lives!

    /sarc

  • http://www.anglofareast.com/research/silver-price/ silver price

    Utah’s Irish, English, Scottish, and Welsh settlers, in uniting with Americans and other immigrants to build their new home and despite pressures to conform, never quite forgot their origins or their native pride.

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