February 15, 2012

Mitt Romney's Divinely Mormon Constitution

James Rogers, First Things

Speaking at a campaign event on Monday, February 13 in Mesa, Arizona, Mitt Romney made a bold suggestion about the Constitution and Declaration of Independence: “They're either inspired by God or written by brilliant people or perhaps a combination of both.”

Inspired by God? It sounds like just another sop tossed to Tea-Party constitutionalism, but Romney was in fact invoking a longstanding Mormon doctrine which views the U.S. Constitution as not only great, but literally divine.

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TAGGED: Constitution, Book Of Mormon, Mormonism, Mitt Romney

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