(June 23, 2015)
I doubt this is the first time that I have ever written this (in fact, it is probably the most-repeated thought I have as I read the scriptures), but is there a better description of modern politics than what Mormon uses here? People are desirous for gain, and the leaders are desirous for money. So the leaders offer money to the people in return for control and power. That was the way the Jaredite society was shortly before it was destroyed, and that is the way our political system has become now.