The only Veteran in the Race, the the only non-CFR man addressing a topic that Robomney will never touch, is guess who? Ron Paul, of course!
These stellar weekly commentaries by a statesman have been enjoyed for decades by liberty lovers who have been aware of this gem of sanity in the US Congress, the near lone citizen patriot and statesman in the US Congress, who took his oath of office seriously, which meant he wouldn’t wheel and deal to “get things done” and he would oftime stand alone; had little clout within the corrupt system; zero lobbyist money; and relegated as a non-player in the game of the ever continued expansion of government that continues no matter which party is in power.
When will you hear the non-choice and non-change candidates, Robomney—CFR Team A vs CFR Team B—speak to any of this suicide? You wont. Nor will you hear the ever feigning phonies, shills, and liars for the Moneychangers, be they Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, Levin, or the rest address this lamentable and sorrowful “darker side” of American empire, the destruction of the military men and woman who now take their own lives at the rate of one ever 80 minutes.
Robamney, and the extreme ignorant and un-principled who uphold such, seem to lust for more blood and the “darker side” of empire, with its “grim and tragic overlay of brutal conquest, of subjugation, of repression, and an astronomical cost in life and treasure.” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “War and Peace,” Ensign, May 2003, 78)
Every 80 minutes another US Veteran takes his/her own life and the “Freedom Fries” and “Freedom Toast” shills for the Military-Industrial Complex will not say a word of it, be they Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, O’Reilly, or even some a bit closer to home, surely no popular statist loving talk show hosts on KSL radio (in Salt Lake City, where duped masses who should know better, uphold Romney’s vicious foreign policy that has been denounced again and again by statements of LDS Church leaders through the years,) will grieve the loss of these veterans nor a curtailment of the policy that leaves “terrible wounds of war” with “bodies maimed and minds destroyed.”
The LDS warmonger types turn deaf, dumb, and blind to principle when “ambitious and scheming leaders” bamboozle them with war propaganda—ever another foreign boogeyman to bomb and subjugate and obliterate for the agenda of the Moneychangers and the Great Whore Babylon whose doctrine, as BYU Ancient Scripture professor, Richard Draper, says is: “Blood = Gain.”
LDS folks would do well to remember this too from Gordon B. Hinckley, delivered 31 years to the month of another of his predecessors in that office who likewise was “mentally stone[d]” by the “warlike” people who give lip service to believing in living prophets:
“No one can ever estimate the terrible suffering incident to these wars across the globe. Lives numbered in the millions have been lost. The terrible wounds of war have left bodies maimed and minds destroyed. Families have been left without fathers and mothers. Young people who have been recruited to fight have, in many instances, died while those yet alive have had woven into the very fabric of their natures elements of hatred which will never leave them. The treasure of nations has been wasted and will never be recovered.
“The devastation of war seems so unnecessary and such a terrible waste of human life and national resources.” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “An Unending Conflict, a Victory Assured,” Ensign, Jun 2007, 4–9)
Shame on American’s for spitting in the face of noble statesman of the past, for despising and heaping ridicule upon the Foreign Policy, not only of US Founders, but of the Lord himself—and this we would refer to as the Monroe Doctrine which was the “inspiration of the Almighty,” said Joseph Fielding Smith, and that quote will follow.
Ezra Taft Benson articulated the foreign policy that we see LDS people in droves treating with great disdain as they worship the Warfare/Welfare statism that robs their children of a future, binding them down with intense debts for empire:
“There is one and only one legitimate goal of United States foreign policy. It is a narrow goal, a nationalistic goal: the preservation of our national independence. Nothing in the Constitution grants that the president shall have the privilege of offering himself as a world leader. He is our executive; he is on our payroll; he is supposed to put our best interests in front of those of other nations. Nothing in the Constitution nor in logic grants to the president of the United States or to Congress the power to influence the political life of other countries, to ‘uplift’ their cultures, to bolster their economies, to feed their people, or even to defend them against their enemies.” (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 614; see also pp. 682 & 704.)
Now, what of the Monroe Doctrine? Certainly the Doctrine was totally abandoned when entering WWI, to say nothing of WWII which the LDS Church First Presidency opposed, including its predicted outcome that would (did) enrich the Moneychangers, just as J. Reuben Clark prophesied would be the case. Is the Monroe Doctrine worth anything in a day when “ambitious and scheming leaders” have bamboozled the “more part of the righteous” to come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils? Yes! LDS Apostle, Joseph Fielding Smith said the Monroe Doctrine—which Ron Paul is in alignment with and for which LDS neocons demean him—was “the inspiration of the Almighty” and the “greatest and most powerful fortification in America.” Pres. Benson quotes him in the following:
“In the decade prior to the restoration of the gospel, many countries of South America fought wars of independence to free themselves from European rule. Russia, Austria, and Prussia, however, urged France to aid Spain and Portugal to restore their monarchies in South America. This effort was repulsed by a proclamation from the United States government known as the Monroe Doctrine. The heart of the Monroe Doctrine consists of these words: “The American continents … are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.”
The Lord had promised, “I will fortify this land against all other nations” (2 Ne. 10:12). President Joseph Fielding Smith said that “the greatest and most powerful fortification in America is the ‘Monroe Doctrine.’ … It was the inspiration of the Almighty which rested upon John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson and other statesmen, and which finally found authoritative expression in the message of James Monroe to Congress in the year 1823” (The Progress Of Man, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., pp. 466–67). (Ezra Taft Benson, “A Witness and a Warning,” Ensign, Nov. 1979, 31)
Quoting directly from the Monroe Doctrine—which is the “inspiration of the Almighty,” we read that we (USA) will not interfere in the internal concerns of other nations:
“Our policy, in regard to Europe, which was adopted at an early stage of the wars which have so long agitated that quarter of the globe, nevertheless remains the same, which is, not to interfere in the internal concerns of any of its powers; to consider the government de facto as the legitimate government for us; to cultivate friendly relations with it, and to preserve those relations by a frank, firm, and manly policy; meeting, in all instances, the just claims of every power; submitting to injuries from none. (from President James Monroe’s seventh annual message to Congress, December 2, 1823) http://www.ushistory.org/documents/monroe.htm
Ron Paul wants a strong national defense at home, not empire abroad, and the US Troops have given more to his campaign than all other candidates combined, both CFR Team A Republicans and CFR Team B Democrats. (But the saps who take FOX or CNN for their news source, or Glenn Beck for that matter, would have you believe Ron Paul wants Iran to nuke us all; send your kid to a brothel to explore the world of prostitution and smoke doobies.)
George Washington’s Farewell Address in 1796:
“I shall ask your indulgence while I express with more lively sensibility, the following most ardent wishes of my heart….
“That we may avoid connecting ourselves with the Politics of any Nation, farther than shall be found necessary to regulate our own trade…. In a word, nothing is more certain than that, if we receive favors, we must grant favors; and it is not easy to decide beforehand under such circumstances as we are, on which side the balance will ultimately terminate; but easy indeed is it to foresee that it may involve us in disputes and finally in War, to fulfil political alliances. Whereas, if there be no engagements on our part, we shall be unembarrassed, and at liberty at all times, to act from circumstances, and the dictates of Justice, sound policy, and our essential Interests.
“That we may be always prepared for War, but never unsheath the sword except in self defence so long as Justice and our essential rights, and national respectability can be preserved without it;” http://www.fee.org/vnews.php?nid=492
Echoing Washington, John Quincy Adams said in his address of July 4, 1821: “America goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” http://www.fee.org/vnews.php?nid=492
How unfortunate it is, that such a vast majority of the people, especially the LDS people, are, as Hugh Nibley (also a US Veteran) points out, more prone than any for a “military solution.” This mindset was condemned by Spencer W. Kimball in his appraisal of the LDS people and the nation as a whole on it’s 200th Anniversary of Independence, the June 1976 First Presidency message, which Nibley points out, was “given the instant deep freeze.”
Spencer W. Kimball:
“When I review the performance of this people…. I am appalled and frightened…. We are a warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment of preparing for the coming of the Lord. When enemies rise up, we commit vast resources to the fabrication of gods of stone and steel – ships, planes, missiles, fortifications – and depend on them for protection and deliverance. When threatened, we become anti-enemy instead of pro-Kingdom of God; we train man in the art of war and call him a patriot, thus, in the manner of Satan’s counterfeit of true patriotism, perverting the Savior’s teaching: ‘Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.’ ” (Spencer W. Kimball, “The False Gods We Worship,” Ensign, June 1976, 3)
More from Gordon B. Hinckley lamenting the darker side of empire, and certainly a US Veteran every 80 minutes taking his/her life is dark:
“I have walked with reverence through the British cemetery on the outskirts of Rangoon, Burma (now known as Myanmar), and noted the names of hundreds and thousands of young men who came from the villages, towns, and great cities of the British Isles and who gave their lives in hot and distant places…
“All who have lived upon the earth before us are now gone. They have left all behind as they have stepped over the threshold of silent death. As I have visited these various cemeteries I have reflected, first, on the terrible cost of war. What a fruitless thing it so often is, and what a terrible price it exacts.” (BYU devotional, Oct. 31, 2006)