The LDS community has always rejoiced when Mormons achieve mainstream success. But should they rejoice about the showing of a Republican who is a very libertarian leaning conservative, Ron Paul?
Many young Mormons shout, "Yes!" Passionate young men and women insist that the natural LDS political philosophy is libertarianism. In a recently published book that is selling like hotcakes, Latter-Day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics, BYU graduate Connor Boyack declares:
"American Latter-day Saints once were mostly Democrats, and now they have tied themselves by and large to the mast of the Republican Party. This book will discuss why Latter-day Saints might instead consider associating themselves with a political philosophy that is both grounded in the gospel and tied to true principles. That political philosophy is popularly identified by a single word: liberty".