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A Mormon-Catholic Ticket?

posted on August 22, 2012

At The Huffington Post, R. Scott Appley and Patrick Q. Mason argue that the churches of Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, both advocate for a robust government safety net for the poor and needy. “Nineteenth-century Catholic and Mormon leaders initially pointed to the church rather than the government as the primary vehicle of social welfare,” Appley and Mason write. “But the complexity of modern economies, including the injustices perpetrated under unregulated capitalism and the devastation of multiple worldwide economic depressions, led both churches to recognize the essential role of the state in creating and maintaining a broad safety net for the poor.” 

Read at The Huffington Post