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Posted by: Heidi GWOTR ( )
Date: October 15, 2020 07:27PM

Yes, it does have Mormon stuff. The commentary of this version of the US Constitution was written by Cleon Skousen. Oh yeah!

"But Lee’s copy was no ordinary Constitution. It was an annotated version that’s published by a fringe Mormon group founded by the late conspiracy theorist W. Cleon Skousen and which has become the favorite of anti-government extremists and right-wing figures, including the men who led an armed seizure of an Oregon wildlife refuge over the conviction of two arsonist ranchers.

The booklet is annotated in such a way as to make it seem like the founders envisioned a solely Christian nation and a severely limited federal government. It includes both the Constitution’s original text and several religious ― at times out-of-context ― quotes from the Founding Fathers."

Oh man! This article just continues to skewer Skousen and makes him look like the kook he was.

And, of course, if you really want to go down the rabbit hole there's always

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/15/2020 07:52PM by Heidi GWOTR.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: October 15, 2020 07:45PM

What's particularly funny is that a serving senator is associated with Skousen and Skousen is the one who comes out looking bad. It's like Lee is a non-entity, so lacking in character that he's only important as a window into Skousen.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: October 15, 2020 08:33PM

Would Lee still be a Skousen groupie if one of them was of the wrong religion ?

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Posted by: DaveinTX ( )
Date: October 17, 2020 02:41PM

His daddy (Rex E Lee) and grandpa (Harold B Lee (I think)) taught him well.....

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Posted by: Pine Valley ( )
Date: October 17, 2020 03:17PM

I don’t think he is a direct descendant of Harold B. Lee, but his 2nd great grandfather is John Doyle Lee of Mountain Meadows Massacre infamy.
So there’s that.

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