Of course any real latter-day saint is not out seeking the murder of their church leaders, but unwittingly, they support just such a cause by voting in again and again monstrous traitors, such as Orrin Hatch who has backed every piece of the evil police state, even boasting to be one of the authors of the Patriot Act—ever putting the “strings of tyranny” upon the sleeping Elders, Orrin and other LDS professing politicians are fulfilling Ezra Taft Benson’s lamentation of such strings of tyranny being put upon the docile and inept church members who seem bent on not waking to a “sense of our awful situation” as commanded by Moroni in Ether 8:18–25.
It was Ron Paul in 2004, visiting Utah twice that year who distinguished himself, refreshingly, from the rest of the congress. He told large audiences that he would not vote for legislation that neither he nor his staff could obtain a copy to read, let alone one that butchers the Bill of Rights. He told those audiences of the 24 hours a day search by he and his staff seeking to obtain a copy of the Patriot Act before voting on it began. Certainly, a tribunal of the US Founding Fathers would convict and find guilty of treason any Congressman or Senator voting for bills they had not read, especially bills that were not available to read and those which have done so much damage to the liberties of the people of this nation.
Paralleling the book of 3 Nephi to our time, LDS Church President, Ezra Taft Benson said:
“Secret combinations flourished because, as Helaman tells us, the Gadianton robbers ‘had seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils’ (Helaman 6:38)… even as today.” (Ezra Taft Benson “The Savior’s Visit to America” May Ensign 1987. p.4.)
Latter-day Saints did not go to the polls in 2012 and vote on principle, but got caught up in seeking the praise of the world by upholding a fellow church member into office—a man who probably is not evil, but his stances on liberty are frightening and not Constitutional. (And there are those who stand with the Prince of Peace who indeed do speak of Romney as being nothing less than evil with all of his militarism and warmonger chicken-hawk rhetoric, along with most of the rest of LDS people and evangelical zealots who lust for blood, shed in their name by token of the “darker side” of the American empire.)
Add to Romney’s horrible policies that further the welfare/warfare state all the incumbent traitors repeatedly sent back to Washington who extend the Patriot Act, vote for the NDAA, and on all the major issues are united with Democrats in obliterating the Bill of Rights, and one wonders how it is that with the quotations cited below, these people can profess to believe in prophets or in scripture.
It would seem, many-a-latter-day saint lust for the day when their church leaders—and they themselves—will be hounded and hunted, jailed and murdered, for it’s happened before and it shall happen yet again:
“There will yet be martyrs; the doors of Carthage shall again enclose the innocent.” (Bruce R. McConkie “The Coming Tests, Trials, and Glory,” May Ensign, 1980. p.73.)
Why would any latter-day saint be seduced to vote for traitors? Are not the voting records up for all to see? Do such people not know of nor understand and comprehend the implications of the NDAA, a power given to the President that was not exercised by King George III, the very tyrant the noble US Founders pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in declaring independence from?
And remember this from Ezra Taft Benson, you who sit comfortable and cry “all is well in zion” and deny the warnings of scripture as well as the obvious reality and trends in current events:
“Moroni described how the secret combination would take over a country and then fight the work of God, persecute the righteous, and murder those who resisted. Moroni therefore proceeded to describe the workings of the ancient secret combinations so that modern man could recognize this great political conspiracy in the last days. (See Ether 8:23–25.) (Conference Report, Oct.. 1961, Improvement Era, Dec. 1961, p. 954; as quoted in God, Family, Country, p. 349.)
And yet more:
“Today the Christian constitutionalist mourns for his country. He sees the spiritual and political faith of his fathers betrayed by wolves in sheep’s clothing. He sees the forces of evil increasing in strength and momentum under the leadership of Satan, the arch-enemy of freedom. He sees the wicked honored and the valiant abused. He senses that his own generation faces Gethsemanes and Valley Forges that may yet rival or surpass the trials of the early Apostles and the men of ‘76. And this gives him cause to reflect on the most basic of fundamentals—the reason for our existence. Once we understand that fundamental, the purpose for mortality, we may more easily chart a correct course in the perilous seas that are engulfing our nation.” (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 397.)
President Benson cites President J. Reuben Clark’s warning that, “’we stand in danger of losing our liberties, and that once lost, only blood will bring them back; and once lost, we of this church will, in order to keep the Church going forward, have more sacrifices to make and more persecutions to endure than we have yet known.…’ (CR, April 1944, p. 116.) He also stated that if the conspiracy ‘comes here it will probably come in its full vigor and there will be a lot of vacant places among those who guide and direct, not only this government, but also this Church of ours.’ (CR, April 1952, p. 80.) (Conference Report, April 1972, Ensign, July 1972, p. 61; as quoted in God, Family, Country, p. 323; quoted also in The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 107; again on pp. 658–659.)
“The sad and shocking story of what has happened in America in recent years must be told. Our people must have the facts. There is safety in an informed public. There is real danger in a complacent, uninformed citizenry. This is our real danger today. Yes, the truth must be told even at the risk of destroying, in large measure, the influence of men who are widely respected and loved by the American people. The stakes are high. Freedom and survival is the issue.” (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 582.)
The above clip would have us wondering if Romney has not ever considered the obvious in terms of government and restricting power, despite people professing to be angels to be “trusted.” Thomas Jefferson schools Romney:
“In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
And J. Reuben Clark decried any such treason as the NDAA, Patriot Act, and all these other pieces of legislation destroying the Bill of Rights under guise of the “war on tError.”
“God provided that in this land of liberty, our political allegiance shall run not to individuals, that is, to government officials, no matter how great or how small they may be. Under His plan our allegiance and the only allegiance we owe as citizens or denizens of the United States, runs to our inspired Constitution which God Himself set up. So runs the oath of office of those who participate in government. A certain loyalty we do owe to the office which a man holds, but even here we owe, just by reason of our citizenship, no loyalty to the man himself.
“I wish to say with all the earnestness I possess that when you youth and maidens see any curtailment of these liberties I have named, when you see government invading any of these realms of freedom which we have under our Constitution, you will know that they are putting shackles on your liberty, and that tyranny is creeping upon you, no matter who curtails these liberties or who invades these realms, and no matter what the reason and excuse therefore may be. (J. Reuben Clark, Jr., The Improvement Era, vol. 43, no. 7 (July 1940), p. 444)
Most latter-day saints I know just don’t get this concept, certainly they sense no danger in voting for smiling faced politicians who profess their same faith and have an “R” next to their name.
Strings of Tyranny Are Being Put Upon the Sleeping Elders of Israel
Latter-day Saints are under condemnation, a scourge and judgement, in part because they are dumbed down and deceived that they can’t see, and this because they “treat lightly the Book of Mormon” which is written for our day. Ezra Taft Benson speaks of this deception and the sleeping Elders of Israel.
“It is the devil’s desire that the Lord’s priesthood stay asleep while the strings of tyranny gradually and quietly entangle us until, like Gulliver, we awake too late and find that while we could have broken each string separately as it was put upon us, our sleepiness permitted enough strings to bind us to make a rope that enslaves us.
“For years we have heard of the role the elders could play in saving the Constitution from total destruction. But how can the elders be expected to save it if they have not studied it and are not sure if it is being destroyed or what is destroying it?” (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson p. 619–620. also (An Enemy Hath Done This, p. 313.)
Additionally he stated:
“The devil knows that if the elders of Israel should ever wake up, they could step forth and help preserve freedom and extend the gospel. Therefore the devil has concentrated, and to a large extent successfully, in neutralizing much of the priesthood. He has reduced them to sleeping giants. (An Enemy Hath Done This, p. 275., also Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson p. 619.)
This is disturbing, and we are certainly now seeing the “strings of Tyranny” being put upon the Latter-day Saints. Most are happy to support this, thinking that the Patriot Act is acceptable, the National ID card, along with the legion of other legislation which most are not even aware of. This post 911 landslide of legislation has compromised in extreme the Bill of Rights. In a coming day, we will witness, chillingly, just what butchery has occurred to that wonderful Constitution when the “great whore” turns the multitudes of the nations against the covenant people of the Lamb. (1 Ne. 14.)