A fundamental aspect of the good news of the gospel is the message of liberty. As President Joseph F. Smith said, “The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of freedom; the gospel of the Son of God is the gospel of liberty.” Men of God, both ancient and modern, have spoken on this issue repeatedly. This book analyzes what liberty is and how it applies to government.
I just came across this article from a 1998 Salt Lake Tribune article, titled “GOP Dominance Troubles Church”. It’s an interesting read.
“Everyone who is a good Latter-day Saint is going to have to pick and choose a little bit regardless of the party that they’re in and that may be required a lot more in the future than it has been in the past. But I think there’s room for that and the gospel leaves us lots of latitude.”
I’ve blogged enough recently about partisan politics to make my stance known on its disadvantages and problems. I agree with the article, in that it’s dangerous, and a bit naive, to align yourself completely with a political party. If you have any opinions or political ideals, chances are high that you won’t agree 100% with any party out there.