In a closely-knit Mormon congregation, Ronnie Catalano was a problem Mitt Romney wanted to solve.
As bishop â€” a position akin to priest or pastor â€” Romney presided over a fast-growing flock that included Catalano's wife, Sandy, a new convert. Ronnie, a cigarette smoking, wine-drinking Catholic, had accused Sandy of ruining their family by becoming Mormon. He tried to prevent her from attending church and from donating their money in the Mormon tradition of tithing.
Sandy was thinking of leaving her husband and moving to Utah with their two children, an anathema in a faith in which families come first and church leaders are encouraged to bring non-Mormon spouses of church members into the fold....
Well, as on Israeli Prime Minister put it (Begin, I believe), they already have a state -- Jordan. It was set up to be a Palestinian state, The Palestinians have also have chased out or subdued the nominal Christians in Lebanon as well, turning it into a Palestinian state.
If the Palestinians had put as much effort in improving their economy as the Chinese did in Hong Kong, which are comparative in size, they wouldn't have anything to complain about. Much of the Palestinian problem is one invented by Arab states, to keep a hostile population on Israel's borders.