Letter: Doesn’t Trump remind Hatch of a wicked Book of Mormon king?

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) U.S. President Donald Trump is joined by Senator Orrin Hatch at the Utah Capitol on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, to sign a presidential proclamation to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

The Book of Mormon tells of King Noah, who inherits his position of wealth and power and forces out government officials, replacing them with his own sycophants. Noah unfairly taxes the common folk to enrich himself and his lackeys.

Noah “placed his heart upon his riches, and he spent his time in riotous living with his wives and his concubines."

Noah fails to take seriously the threat posed by an enemy nation, which eventually invades his kingdom and enslaves his people while Noah betrays and abandons them.

My question for you, Sen. Orrin Hatch, is this:

What if, during your tenure as a U.S. senator, a modern-day King Noah was elected president — a serial adulterer, a liar with no moral compass, someone who chooses self-interest above the interest of the country, using the presidency to enrich himself, someone who fails to seriously respond to hostile foreign powers, someone who is supremely unfit for the responsibilities of leadership?

Would you stand up to such a president, like Abinadi, or do you think you would cave to peer pressure and your own self-interests and throw your support behind him?

Aaron Brickey, St. George

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