TC criticizes ML's comparison of DT and CM, instead compares to A.

Oct 2020
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Terra Cooper, “Guest Op-Ed: Senator Lee, Trump Is Nothing like Captain Moroni," Ogden Standard-Examiner, October 31, 2020, accessed July 8, 2021

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Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee exclaimed at a Trump rally, “To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni.”

When we read about Captain Moroni, the story starts with a man named Amalickiah.

“Amalickiah was desirous to be king; and those people who were wroth were also desirous that he should be their king; and they were the greater part of them the lower judges of the land, and they were seeking for power.

And they had been led by the flatteries of Amalickiah, that if they would support him and establish him to be their king that he would make them rulers over the people ...” What flattering words has Trump said to you, Senator Lee, that has caused you to drop the Title of Liberty and proclaim him your king? What changed for you to no longer believe in democracy? Just this month, you tweeted, “Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prosperity are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”

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