The Coveted W. Cleon Skousen Family Endorsement
Cherilyn Eagar, a conservative activist running an aggressive primary campaign against Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), announces an endorsement that might not have sounded so impressive in another year — Glenn Kimber, son-in-law of and collaborator with the late W. Cleon Skousen. The late conservative author has risen from semi-obscurity to new fame after the constant promotion of his book “The 5,000 Year Leap” by Glenn Beck.
In my opinion, there are three characteristics which an elected official should possess:
- A strong belief in God, and a life of moral and righteous living. If a candidate does not have these traits, how can we trust their sacred “Oath of Office?”
- A knowledge of the Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers. Again, each elected official will be taking an Oath to God to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States. How can our leaders do that if they don’t know the Constitution?
- Those who hold office must be and remain teachable. The whole nation will be praying for their safety and heavenly guidance, and they must be willing to learn from the myriad of experiences as well as from well-selected advisors.
… I have looked quite closely and with great interest, at those running for the U.S. Senate here in Utah, especially as they compare to the three characteristics previously mentioned. In so doing I have determined that, in my opinion at this time, the candidate who is closest to the Founders’ philosophy is Cherilyn Eagar.
Skousen’s final act in politics was a 2000 endorsement of fringe GOPer Alan Keyes — who rode that to a 21.3 percent, second-place showing in the Utah presidential primary.