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  • Why do so many Mormons back Trump? Some say it's about the land

    I can see why the Mormons would back their own Presidential candidate in 2020


    Why do so many Mormons back Trump? Some say it's about the land

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...al-parks-trump

    A January Gallup poll found that Trump’s approval among Mormons had risen to 61%, higher than any other religious group surveyed, and 13 points higher than among the next group, comprising Protestants and others.

    Utah has become the epicenter of Trump’s public lands policies, culminating, to resounding acclaim from local politicians, in the president’s executive order to significantly reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. The areas now outside the monuments can be opened up to mining and drilling.

    Rob Bishop, the Republican Utah congressman and chairman of the House natural resources committee, has led the charge against public lands preservation, introducing sweeping legislation to reform the Antiquities Act of 1906. Among its many changes, Bishop’s bill would require state and county approval for the creation of any monument larger than 10,000 acres.
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    Few issues divide the western US, and its tribes, ranchers, hunters, hikers, climbers and naturalists, as much as access to the publicly owned land that is the ancient home of Native Americans and now constitutes more than half of states such as Utah, Nevada and Idaho. It includes such treasures as the Grand Canyon and Zion national parks.

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    Somebody forgot to tell Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake and Harry Reid!

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      good job there is a second 'm' in there

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        Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post
        I can see why the Mormons would back their own Presidential candidate in 2020

        Few issues divide the western US, and its tribes, ranchers, hunters, hikers, climbers and naturalists, as much as access to the publicly owned land that is the ancient home of Native Americans and now constitutes more than half of states such as Utah, Nevada and Idaho. It includes such treasures as the Grand Canyon and Zion national parks.
        It isn;t the tribes, hikers and naturalists who support Trump. So what really unites the hunters and the ranchers and the Mormons over land? Or is land just another euphemism?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by budgie View Post

          It isn;t the tribes, hikers and naturalists who support Trump. So what really unites the hunters and the ranchers and the Mormons over land? Or is land just another euphemism?
          I'm pretty sure it's the land, and Mormons have never really trusted the United States Federal Government. Grazing rights, hunting rights...land is money. Money trumps all... well, money and religion. & like I said, the Mormons have never trusted the Federal Government. The Mormons were persecuted by the Federal Government, and there are still polygamist Mormons today. They thought if Romney won he'd make it legal.

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