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Holy smokes!

14 May 2007

(I’m not giving this a whole lot of credence, since it’s just a scattershot attack on Mormonism and the Romney family, but there’s a nice map of the Chihuahua Mormon colonies included in Susan Mazur’s “LDS Church — Mexico Drug Money Connection?” for those interested in these things. And this is kind of interesting:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had a presence in what is now Mexico since the 1870s. Some of those early polygamist Mormon settlers of Chihuahua’s Colonia Dublan and Colonia Juarez – where Mitt Romney’s father George W. was born and where some Romney family still lives (George somehow ran for US President in 1968) – returned to Salt Lake City at one point bringing marijuana with them.

Mazur goes on to speculate about a lot of things, polygamy, Las Vegas, some airport out in the desert… everything but Elvi’s present whereabouts. She lost me with her logical fallacy of assuming that since there are a lot of people making money from marijuana smuggling in Chihuahua, and a lot of people in Chihuahua are Mormons, and Mormons voluntarily give 10% of their income to the Church… then… obviously, the Mormon church profits from narcotics sales.

The Mex Files doesn’t expect ten percent of your income, though $35 a year would be reasonable. And… as an added bonus… no missionary will call!

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