Overview

Mission Statement of the Site: To foster fact-based discussion around current issues and policy and unite the Mindful Majority.

In essence, our content should not only educate a targeted audience, but appeal to persons of all political persuasions across our readership. Our articles bring a different point of view by re-framing issues and driving constructive debate, and avoid anechdotal examples that drive emotional responses (we also like satire).

Here are the objectives of our posts:

  • We write and research on various topics, primarily focusing on a unique perspective which contributes to the larger debate.
  • We strive to make Each post concise and persuasive, delivering clear points of view driving impact.  As they say in politics, “if you are explaining, you are losing”.
  • All subject matter, including comments, are designed to drive discussion — we do not support trolling (this includes comments on posts).
  • We actively seek different points of view, including those with opposite views (fact-based and coherent of course!).
  • We avoid broad-based assumptions without data, which can be undermined and destroy the credibility of our content.
  • We believe in fact-checking all data and claims.
  • We avoid conspiracy theories and stay within the bounds of what can be proven. Conspiracy theories detract from the message of this site and weaken our collective credibility.
  • We will not use this blog to lash out with personal attacks, however, we will not shy away from defending our views.
  • We actively try to recruit other authors who are uniquely positioned to add to the credibility of this blog. We reserve the right to edit and correct any post or comment that does not meet our vision.

Our writer’s primary concern is delivering high quality perspective and content, which is synonymous with our website, and our social media outlets.  Thanks for being a part of the discussion.

12 Replies to “Overview”

  1. How do you become an approved author? which I am actulally not interested in at this point. I’m more interested in talking to the folks in charge of this blog.

    Why? Because I wrote a book defending Mormon Democrats (available at Deseret Book, as well as Amazon and on Kindle). The twist is that I am an LDS right-wing conservative. But I can’t stand partisanship.

    Anyway, please contact me. I’d love to help out somehow.

  2. My understanding of the Church’s position on Politics is that it is not affiliated with any party or movement and encourages the members to evaluate all issue solutions and candidates with regard to their qualifications in the light of the Gospel. I don’t see the utility of dividing us into political party camps when our goal should be to become of one heart and mind on issues that we might progress to real solutions. Political parties are tools of the world to drive agendas and create power bases. I can see the utility of a site devoted simply to discussing issues and solutions with out limiting it to the narrow rhetoric of political party talking points.

    1. That’s the Official Mantra but it is hardly reality. They kept offering George W honorary doctorates which he turned down. Then offered it to Dick Chaney which he accepted. That’s rather blatant. Then threatened protestors who disagreed with arrest for trespassing. The Stake President here also has given a lecture that is supposedly non partison.

  3. Your blog just showed up in my google alerts. I’m so glad to see it! I hope you are all aware of LDS Dems, an official caucus of the Utah Democratic Party. It seems at least one of you lives in Utah, we’d love to get you involved. We’re actually having our first national meeting of LDS Dems in Charlotte on Tuesday, perhaps one of you all can help us spread the word to people on the east coast, particularly, as it will be easiest for them to attend it. I am the state chair of LDS Dems.

    Thanks,
    Crystal

  4. Hello
    I am doing a film about mormons and politics from all sides. I was wonder if you had anything that i could use for the film (pictures,video,etc).
    Tyler Ricks

    1. Hi Linda- I’m not aware of any, but I’m from the East. None of our writers on MormonDems are from Oregon, so I suspect they won’t know either. However, if you visit the Mormons for Obama Facebook group, which has over 2,000 members, I’ll bet someone there may have information about Mormon Democrats in Oregon. Here’s the link to the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mormonsforobama/

      Good luck!

  5. I live in Portland OR and would love to see some kind of lDS democratic group organized here. In fact I would be willing to contribute substantial time to make it happen. Anyone that has info or advice is welcome to contact me on Facebook.

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