Thursday, April 27, 2006

Orrin Hatch = tobacco, beer, and gambling

"And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man..." (Doctrine and Covenants 89:8)

"In 2000, Hatch received $20,500 from the tobacco industry, putting him in eighth place in the U.S. Senate that year. This year, he received $17,000, putting him in fifth place..." (Daily Herald, Editorial, April 21, 2006 Hereafter "Daily Herald")

"That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him." (Doctrine and Covenants 89:5)

"Representatives of the beer, wine and liquor industries gave Hatch $34,600 in 2000 and $26,000 this year, putting him in 10th and fifth places respectively." (Daily Herald)

"The Church has been and now is unalterably opposed to gambling in any form whatever. It is opposed to any game of chance, occupation, or so-called business, which takes money from the person who may be possessed of it without giving value received in return. It is opposed to all practices the tendency of which is to … degrade or weaken the high moral standard which the members of the Church, and our community at large, have always maintained." (Heber J Grant and the First Presidency, Improvement Era, Sept. 1926, p. 1100)

"The gambling industry contributed $19,182 in 2000, putting Hatch in sixth place in the Senate for gaming dollars." (Daily Herald)

"Hatch told the Daily Herald editorial board recently that he has no qualms. The tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries are not trying to influence him, he said. They are merely showing support for his brand of politics." (Daily Herald)

In other words, Senator Hatch, their brand of politics is your brand of politics.

Senator Hatch is in bed with the sin industry, further proving that he is out of touch with Utahns, 60% of the are LDS, who believe tobacco, beer, and gambling are sins. In bed to the tune of $117,282.

$117,282 will buy alot.



Jeremy said...

Wow...if this is the best you can do in bashing Hatch I'm a little nervous about my recent switch to the Democratic party.

People should be free to smoke, drink and gamble. If you or I don't want to be involved in these for religious reasons thats our perogative. I don't see anything wrong with Hatch supporting freedom of non-LDS to drink smoke and gamble...and frankly I'm surprised the person bitching about it is a Democrat. This reads more like something the Eagle Forum would publish.

Bob said...

Actually, I agree that people should be free to do as they choose.

However, this is info that will hurt Hatch from the right. He isn't a clean and glorious as many in Utah would have him be.