Utah People's Party

…proclain liberty through out all the land….(Leviticus 25:10)

How Will The Office Seek The Man?

Question:
The Church now has a political neutrality policy that indicates that the Church does not endorse political candidates. Surely none of those who have been sustained as prophets, seers and revelators now days will tell you whom your candidates should be. So how will the office seek the man rather than the man seek the office?

Answer:

Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil. (Doctrine and Covenants 98:10)

The party members elect a candidate nominating committee. The committee searches for the persons with the qualities that Government officials should have. For each government office that will be up for election, the committee chooses one person to recommend to the party members. Finally the party members decide to follow the committee recommendation or to do something else. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Can This New Party Be Better? Part Two

In Part One we noted that

If we used an existing party as a model we would eventually have the same limitations and flaws as the party we were mimicking or in other words a conventional party lets true principles run out and go to waste. Therefore the twenty first century People’s Party can only out perform other twenty first century parties consistently by being different from them. We do not merely have a different position on some issue or other, rather most aspects of how we function internally are very different from any of the parties on the ballot already….

A key difference between us and other twenty-first century political Parties, in addition to those discussed in Party One, is our process for selecting candidates to stand for public office. Read the rest of this entry »

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What is your stand on freedom of religion?

We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. (Articles of Faith 11) Read the rest of this entry »

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How can this new party be better? Part One

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.(Matthew 9:17)

If we used an existing party as a model we would eventually have the same limitations and flaws as the party we were mimicking or in other words a conventional party lets true principles run out and go to waste. Therefore the twenty-first century People’s Party can only out perform other twenty-first century parties consistently by being different from them. We do not merely have a different position on some issue or other, rather most aspects of how we function internally are very different from any of the parties on the ballot already. All of the pages of this site say something about how our party works differently than conventional parties and why those differences enable us to out perform them consistently. When we say out perform other parties, we mean that our candidates will stand for the right while theirs may stand instead for whatever seems politically expedient. Here are some examples of our differences. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is the People’s Party better than other parties in every respect?

If the People’s Party is something you should embrace, if the Party is something good for you and for other citizens–only by faith can you embrace it.

21 And now I come to that faith, of which I said I would speak; and I will tell you the way whereby ye may lay hold on every good thing.    …    25 Wherefore, by the ministering of angels, and by every word which proceeded forth out of the mouth of God, men began to exercise faith in Christ; and thus by faith, they did lay hold upon every good thing; and thus it was until the coming of Christ. (Moroni 7:21,25)

Back to your question, “Is the People’s Party better….”, our response is, come and see. Visit the pages of this website. The pages from Introduction on down appear in suggested viewing order top to bottom but visit them in any order. You can access any short message or post of our blog from the side bar on the right side of any page. If after prayerful consideration, you feel that the Party is worthy of further investigation or that you should take part, please use the Contact Page to help us get in touch with you.

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What is the People’s Party?

For citizens who want to limit government and to include God in government, the Utah People’s Party is a better alternative than either the Republican or Democratic parties. The People’s Party seeks to conform to the teachings of our state’s majority religion that relate to politics or public policy. Because many churches teach similar moral standards and urge similar, faith base approaches to life, the People’s Party is the closest fit for many believers in other religions as well. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will neither endorse nor oppose the People’s Party because doing either would be inconsistent with the Church’s political neutrality policy, which says that the Church does not endorse or oppose Political Parties. (see political neutrality on LDS.org). Read the rest of this entry »

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Why is This called the People’s Party?

As we build this new party, we use Utah’s historical People’s Party as a model not an existing, conventional party. The existing parties disappoint us because when their candidates win public offices, they too often do not govern by the correct principles they say they believe. If we want to stay consistently on the Lord’s side, it is better that we use as our model a historical party that did that not a modern party that does not do that. We are reusing the name of Utah’s historical People’s Party to stress our commitment follow after them of old who did right and not follow our contemporaries who do wrong. Back in the 1800s the People’s Party defended constitutional government and the ideals of Utah’s majority religion and we will do the same today. We reject the notion that God ever gave any one a right to rule over others. Rather we agree with the most famous sentence in the Declaration of Independence. Read the rest of this entry »

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