Utah People's Party

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

How Can This New Party Be Better? Part Two

on December 6, 2012

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. A party essentially is an organization that nominates candidates for the public to choose from on general election day. In order to nominate excellent candidates consistently, a party must base its selection process on true principles. One of those true principles is that a humble person makes a better leader than a prideful person. A humble person is much more likely to follow guidance from the Lord because he recognizes that he needs guidance from someone wiser than himself. Pride is a sin in and of itself and furthermore it is the parent of other sins. Traditionally, the major parties have expected candidates to appoint themselves to run for the party’s endorsement. When two or more candidates of the same party seek the same public office, the rivals have been expected to compete for the support of the party’s delegates. The delegates have been expected to choose one of the rivals and endorse him. If that were the best way to choose a leader then why has the Lord never used that system to select a prophet or any other officer of his church? The office should seek the man and not the man seek the office. A careful examination of ancient scripture shows examples of the office seeking the man not the man seeking the office, with respect to political office as well as religious offices. Saul became the first king of united Israel without volunteering or doing any competing. In those ancient days, the people of Israel had a prophet whose name saw Samuel.

Samuel anoints Saul to be captain over the Lord’s inheritance—Samuel manifests the gift of seership—Saul prophesies among the prophets, and the Lord gives him a new heart—He is chosen king at Mizpeh.( 1 Samuel 10: summary )

When Saul was king and his performance was not satisfactory, his replacement, David, was chosen without volunteering or doing any competing.

The Lord chooses David of Bethlehem as king—He is anointed by Samuel—Saul chooses David as his companion and armor bearer. (1 Samuel 16: Summary)

The Candidates Page shows a detailed explanation of our candidate selection process.

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