Throughout my many travels I'm frequently asked by persons who don't know much about Mormons, Are Mormons Christians? With a smile I always give the same answer, "Yes we are, very much so."

Mormons quite often are referred to as Latter-Day Saint Christians due to the official name of the church which is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But it's more than just a name, Latter-Day Saints strive daily to live the life of Christ and abide by his teachings and those of his apostles.

The Bible tells us the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. (Acts 11:26) The word Christian means “a follower of Christ" but the word disciple means “student” or “pupil.” Hence a true Christian is not someone who simply says they believe in Christ but rather someone who ardently follows and studies the Savior their entire lives. Mormons do exactly that, therefore we are very much Christian in the truest sense of the word.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mitt Romney Transition Website Draft Uncovered



(by Dan Froomkin huffpost.com 11-8-12)

Mitt Romney really was all ready to go if he’d won the election on Tuesday.

For a while on Wednesday, a draft version of his transition website was visible to the public on a server belonging to the company that designed it, a Utah software shop called SolutionStream. The site, located at romney.solutionstreamcreative.com, was titled: “Mitt Romney Elected the 45th President of The United States of America.”

The site opened with a quote from Romney: “I’m excited about our prospects as a nation. My priority it putting people back to work.” On the home page was a placeholder link to video of Romney’s acceptance speech.

Jason Thelin, one of the owners of SolutionStream, told The Huffington Post Wednesday evening that he wasn’t sure if he was allowed to talk about the project. But he noted that it had been turned over to the campaign and was “all ready to go.” He called it a “tiny” project. “We were able to throw it together in a day and a half,” he said of the initial mockup.

Thelin said his company was first contacted by volunteers working on Romney’s transition about 10 days before the election.

Not long after HuffPost reached him, the site was no longer publicly available.

The “Believe in America” section of the site explained: “President-elect Romney has a vision for an American century and has a strategy to secure our enduring interests and ideals. He believes that liberty, opportunity, and free enterprise have led to prosperity and strength before and will do so again.”

The subsection on “Restoring America’s Leadership” said: “President-elect Romney knows many Americans are asking whether our country today—with our ailing economy, and our massive debt, and after 11 years at war—is still capable of leading. President-elect Romney believes that if America does not lead, others will—others who do not share our interests and our values—and the world will grow darker, for our friends and for us. America’s security and the cause of freedom call for strong leadership. “

The page on “Repealing the Affordable Care Act” declared: “ On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Affordable Care Act waivers to all 50 states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible.”

There was a list of nominees — all blank, except for the position of vice president.
And the “Join the Administration” page warned applicants that “government service is not for everyone.”

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/mitt-romney-transition-website_n_2090531.html

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