The principle to which all Church members are expected to conform is, however, that each shall dedicate himself, his time, his energies, and his means to the cause for which the Church stands. Since, however, the Church does not undertake material support of all of its members, the system of private enterprise and private property are continued. it seems self evident, however, that all private property rights are regarded by the Church as subordinate to the great ends for which the Church exists; namely, the salvation of the human race. This salvation may, however, be both temporal and spiritual, one, if not both of which, require the use of property in some form or other. The proposed discontinuance of private property does not mean to destroy property but only to transfer title to the community. Much property is now thus held. The nation, the state, and the various subdivisions of the state own extensively, as do also churches, fraternal orders, and other voluntary community organizations. these properties are used by the communities to which they belong; somewhat as private property is used by its owners. In the latter case, however, this private use is always subordinate to the public welfare. The state maintains by force, if need be, its right to require private property to contribute toward the public need. this is the meaning of taxation. The Church makes similar claim upon its members, but upon a purely voluntary basis. Over and above all of this every owner of property is morally and religiously obligated to use his property, as he should his knowledge and his abilities, in the service of his fellowmen.
[emphasis added]That ought to send Brother Glenn Beck and a few others running for the exits.
As I've said before, we have more than enough conservatives in the church. It would be nice to balance it out with a few more liberals (I've actually been raising a few - all active in the church, Eagle Scouts, Missionaries, married in the Temple - and registered Democrats - by their own free-will choices). Moderates are fine too which is really where my family and I generally find ourselves. We only seem liberal because so many others are so extremely conservative. The point is, we should take in and welcome anybody. And we need more variety.
I have a lot of friends in Brazil. Many are now connected with me on Facebook. I get the impression that they belong to various political parties (and support various futebol teams - probably more important than politics). I see some clearly conservative views and some liberal views as well. I don't see the bashing back and forth or relative measures of "righteousness" based on political affiliation that we often see among church members in the United States. I understand this is the same in many countries outside the United States. God does not belong to any particular party nor does any party belong to him.