Political Candidates and the Truth

Called Unto Liberty, Brigham Young, 19th Century Sermons

How I have looked at the meandering paths of politicians! See one man spend a thousand dollars to get a small office. Another ten thousand, another a hundred thousand. Intriguing and planning here and there. What for? To deceive somebody or other! Why not tell the truth right out? Would it not be easier? It would. Politicians would not be under the necessity of using so many arguments to make their hearers and constituents believe that they are the very men wanted, and that their opponents are the very men not wanted.

Source: Brigham Young, 1854, Journal of Discourses, Volume 14:76-7. Brigham Young (1801-1877) served as second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was the founder of Salt Lake City, and first governor of Utah Territory.

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