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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:36 AM

Official Statement From Mormon Women for Ethical Government on the House Impeachment Vote

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Official Statement From Mormon Women for Ethical Government on the House Impeachment Vote
December 18, 2019


We assert that our most sacred civic expression is the casting of an individual vote. Any president or leader who forces political support and fails to honor and protect the free and legitimate elections on which our republic rests has lost the moral right to govern. By attempting to compel Ukraine to announce investigations benefitting only his re-election efforts, President Trump forced every American taxpayer to become an unwitting contributor to his political campaign and a supporter of his re-election.

Regardless of the behavior of any other political actor in either party, the president of the United States is never justified in bringing our common resources and might to bear against a political rival. As an organization committed to the defense of ethical government, we feel an urgent need to speak in defense of our norms and institutions. The House of Representatives produced the required articles, following procedures previously established, and voted through a legislatively approved process. They have fulfilled their constitutional obligation.

When presented to the Senate, these articles deserve a full and fair trial with impartial jurors, conducted as required by the Constitution. Even in an era of polarized partisan politics, truth is discernible and powerful. The Senate must resist all impulse to reduce this process to gamesmanship and theater and instead must pursue truth by compelling testimony from the actors at the heart of this inquiry. The president himself must honor his sworn duty to uphold the law by providing the documents Congress has subpoenaed and instructing his staff to testify. If he is innocent, their testimonies will be exculpatory. Subversion of this process, regardless of outcome, represents a subversion of justice.

At MWEG we are committed peacemakers. However, we recognize that true peace is not an absence of conflict. Rather, it requires, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught, a courageous defense of truth and justice. Some argue that an impeachment process must be bi-partisan before it is legitimate. Some say that without Congressional Republican support, investigating the president would be too divisive. We reject this argument as one devoid of moral authority. Peace cannot be purchased so cheaply. Effective leadership does not sacrifice truth and principle on the altar of consensus. Instead, it gives voice to truth and lends courage to those who are fearful. Our nation is truly indivisible only when there is liberty and justice for all.

While we speak to all of our fellow citizens and elected officials, we call specifically upon our co-religionists Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) to honor their oaths of office. We remind them that this oath qualifies them for service and was taken in the name of God. The oath of office does not require our representatives to protect the economy, their political party, their seat, their ambition, or even the president. It demands that those sworn to office will uphold the Constitution and fairly adjudicate on behalf of every citizen. We expect them to honor that oath, and we will hold them to account with our votes.


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Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women of faith to be ambassadors of peace who transcend partisanship and courageously advocate for ethical government. MWEG is not affiliated with or endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We do, however, fully sustain the leaders and doctrines of the Church.

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Reply Official Statement From Mormon Women for Ethical Government on the House Impeachment Vote (Original post)
babylonsister Dec 2019 OP
rzemanfl Dec 2019 #1
Lucky Luciano Dec 2019 #5
rzemanfl Dec 2019 #6
Lucky Luciano Dec 2019 #9
Eugene Dec 2019 #2
marble falls Dec 2019 #3
2naSalit Dec 2019 #8
safeinOhio Dec 2019 #11
True Blue American Dec 2019 #34
Demovictory9 Dec 2019 #19
IronLionZion Dec 2019 #22
Taraman Dec 2019 #4
PatSeg Dec 2019 #7
llmart Dec 2019 #10
PatSeg Dec 2019 #18
Ztolkins Dec 2019 #12
RestoreAmerica2020 Dec 2019 #13
Richard D Dec 2019 #14
AllyCat Dec 2019 #36
malaise Dec 2019 #15
Disaffected Dec 2019 #16
Hekate Dec 2019 #17
BadGimp Dec 2019 #20
grantcart Dec 2019 #21
BlueIdaho Dec 2019 #23
Dem2theMax Dec 2019 #24
KewlKat Dec 2019 #25
napi21 Dec 2019 #26
CatWoman Dec 2019 #28
MyOwnPeace Dec 2019 #27
True Blue American Dec 2019 #35
Catamount Dec 2019 #29
Pepsidog Dec 2019 #30
WheelWalker Dec 2019 #31
mdbl Dec 2019 #32
BootinUp Dec 2019 #33

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:43 AM

1. This could really be significant. Mormons are 1.7% of the U.S.

population but are 4% of the Senate. K&R. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:34 AM

5. 8% because it looks like 4 senators.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:39 AM

6. Uhm, math? n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:48 AM

9. LOL! I brain farted and was thinking 50 senators. LOL

I will leave my stupidity.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:44 AM

2. Angry tweet bashing "far-left radical feminists" in 3...2....

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:02 AM

3. No one should think women are powerless in the Mormon church ...

men may set policy but the women get it done.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:43 AM

8. +1

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:13 PM

11. +2

and not just in the Mormon church.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 07:30 AM

34. LOL

And women are rejecting Trump and the brain dead Republicans all over!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 02:12 PM

19. good to know they have some power

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 08:28 PM

22. Good to know



Hopefully they can flip some Senate votes

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:03 AM

4. Powerful statement

Well done sisters.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:43 AM

7. Very powerful

"The oath of office does not require our representatives to protect the economy, their political party, their seat, their ambition, or even the president. It demands that those sworn to office will uphold the Constitution and fairly adjudicate on behalf of every citizen. We expect them to honor that oath, and we will hold them to account with our votes."

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:03 PM

10. "we will hold them to account with our votes."

Guess ole' Dumpy just lost the female Mormon vote.

OK, Mormon men. What say ye?

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Response to llmart (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 02:10 PM

18. Yes

It would be interesting to see what the Mormon men have to say.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:14 PM

12. Wow...

What a thoughtful, deliberate and erudite letter. I am thoroughly impressed.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:16 PM

13. Women leading..Speaker Pelosi and soon-to-be president, Elizabeth Warren

...what? It can happen! We can make it happen 2020.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:26 PM

14. I am holding the vision . . .

. . for President Pelosi.

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Response to Richard D (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 08:11 AM

36. Me too

Then a real dem POTUS.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:29 PM

15. Thanks Mittens

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:56 PM

16. Check out the web page:

There's links to two other similar statements at the bottom.

All very impressive IMO...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:57 PM

17. Powerful stuff, especially reminding their "co-religionists" that their oath...

...was "taken in the name of God."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:59 PM

20. SO Perfect, SO Precise. Thank you!

By attempting to compel Ukraine to announce investigations benefitting only his re-election efforts, President Trump forced every American taxpayer to become an unwitting contributor to his political campaign and a supporter of his re-election.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 07:25 PM

21. They are serious as a heart attack

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 08:36 PM

23. Prepare for Excommunication in 3... 2... 1... nt.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 09:52 PM

24. Kicking so I can send this to a Mormon friend of mine.

I'm sure she voted for drumpf the last election. I want to make sure she doesn't make that mistake again.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:08 PM

25. Thanks for the post.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:29 PM

26. This is good to see, especially after the editorial in the evangelical Christian newspaper

yesterday stating the Evangelicals should stop supporting DT. If many ofl his religious followers abandon him, he won't have a chance at winning.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:44 PM

28. might also explain why Romney was beating the bushes trying to find senators

to join him in asking for a real trial.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:43 PM

27. Clear and concise..........

an interesting follow-up to the "Non-Billy Graham" Christianity Today editorial. Glad to see some others from the religious sector responding to the problem facing our country, especially with the flood of BS that spews from the mouth of IQ45 and his "disciples."

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 07:34 AM

35. Along with the Billy Graham

Grandchildren agreeing with the article.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:00 PM

29. Thank you wonderful ladies!

Too emotional to write anything, but K&R
Also thanking the poster!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:31 PM

30. You go you Mormon bad asses.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 12:02 AM

31. This won't just leave a mark... it'll draw blood.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 12:11 AM

32. Amazingly Truthful and Heartfelt

May the rest of our country fall behind this statement of logic and support of our constitution. The MAGAT's can all burn in hell.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 12:14 AM

33. Good stuff. I applaud them. Nt

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