In a revelation to Joseph Smith, God says (in Doctrine and Covenants section 98:4-10):
And now, verily I say unto you concerning the laws of the land, it is my will that my people should observe to do all things whatsoever I command them.
Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;
I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free.
Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil.
From this revelation, we can pick out a few key points we should consider when electing people to represent us in the way God would have us do:
- Make sure laws that are passed are constitutional
- Laws that are passed that support freedom are justified before God
- Elect righteous leaders or else the nation will mourn
- Leaders elected should be good and wise men.
Based on these criteria, who do you think lines up best between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? Why do you believe this?