Episode #11 — On Voting, Conservatism, Early American Political Thought, and God’s Kingdom

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Episode #11 -- On Voting, Conservatism, Early American Political Thought, and God's Kingdom


The episode where Shiloh and Ben talk about voting and how the philosophy, adoption, and infusion of conservatism has ruined our country from the early American political thought that pervaded American society during the Founders. These false ideologies have dampened our society from growing as individuals who know, understand, and live true and correct principles. Shiloh and Ben discuss the history of conservative philosophy, reject American liberalism at the same time, and advance the principles of God’s Kingdom as the only message and source for true and correct government. God has given us all the tools necessary to establish His kingdom, all that lacks is our willingness to follow (D&C 101:75).


  1. Great analysis. People often mention “voting for the lesser of two evils.” I like how you point out in this podcast that the Lord directly councils AGAINST voting for evil, whither it is the lesser or not. I believe the doctrine of voting for the lesser of two evils is one used by those in power to keep themselves in power. You can never change the direction of government by voting for evil. By voting for the lesser of two evils, you simply slow down the pace of destruction. Following the advice from the Lord you mention in this podcast is the only way to actually reverse the direction.

  2. Can you do a whole podcast on the lesser of two evils argument? I hear that so much and we haven’t subscribed to it for a long time, but I’d love something to give to other people to listen to to hopefully expand their minds.

  3. There isn’t a human alive that doesn’t have an element of wickedness and evil in them. Therefore your thesis cannot be valid and it is false teaching. Every election is about weighing the candidates and their platforms and choosing the best outcome. In the primaries you have the luxury of voting for the best candidate. However, since general elections are binary, meaning there is only 2 potential candidates who can win… the moral choice is to vote for the candidate that will do the least harm.

    “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” 2 Tim 4:3

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