It would be much more reasonable than some of the other things they may or may not believe. I can't help but be intrigued by Mormons, mainly because they seem to guard their lifestyles so much. It makes you want to know what they're doing and thinking, as if "something's up". Definitely doesn't help perceptions. But they all seem so happy and friendly. Weirdly happy and friendly.
I didn't know he ran for President. What's this all about?
In March 1844, following a dispute with a federal bureaucrat, Smith organized the secret Council of Fifty with authority to decide which national or state laws Mormons should obey. The Council was also to select a site for a large Mormon settlement in Texas, California, or Oregon, where Mormons could live under theocratic law beyond other governmental control. In effect, the Council was a shadow world government, a first step toward creating a global "theodemocracy". One of the Council's first acts was to elect Smith as "prophet, priest and king" of the millennial monarchy.