Monday, January 16, 2017

Finding an Anti-Mormon Jury

During the 1880’s George Chandler Parkinson was convicted for housing a polygamist. The funny thing is, no one ever saw the supposed polygamous that he was allegedly hiding. The officer responsible for subpoenaed the anti-Mormon jury stated that he found a jury that would convict whom?
a.                  Julius Caesar
b.                  The President of the United States
c.                   Jesus Christ
d.                  The Queen of England
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  Lawyers
Brigham Young’s thoughts on lawyers:   “Do you think we should want any lawyers in our society? No, I think not. . . . I feel about them as Peter of Russia is said to have felt when he was in England. He saw and heard the lawyers pleading at a great trial there, and he was asked his opinion concerning them. He replied that he had two lawyers in his empire, and when he got home he intended to hang one of them. That is about the love I have for some lawyers who are always stirring up strife. Not but lawyers are good in places; but where is their place? I cannot find it.”

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1996) Vol. 7, 50.

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