Do you really believe all this?Mustard Seed said:No. Utah was forced to forsake woman's sufferage, and even it's capacity for any democracy, for a time, by those who were sent to supposidly bring democracy to a state that was already democratic. In fact democracy was precisely what the Army was sent to destroy in Utah, they couldn't have the people practice self determination, that would be too democratic, too true to the principles the US was founded upon. So the self-righteous 'Christian' America sent a man and his mistress to follow the largest ever single assemblage of US forces on the American continent--brought to bare against a people that they'd purposefully refused to defend against the terrors of mobacracy-- in order that this adulterous man could hypocriticaly enforce the will of the theocratic dogmas of the majority of the ignorant masses of the ever sovereign eastern states. To hell with democracy, they had to protect their theocracy (following their definition as applied against Utah applied to the impossition of their religious/dogma based views on morality) at the expense of what they termed to be such. If one can imagine a carpet bagger entering the south to effect emancipation with a host of his own endentured servants under his own thumb you will get an idea of the kind of hypocritical, yet theologicaly based, effecting of the will of a majority in power.
So don't talk to me about theocracy unless you will be concistant in your application of the definition and so label American Democracy as having always been a mask to some twisted notion you have of what constitutes a theocracy.
Have you ever heard of Joseph Smith's Council of 50?