In dire days of Government run amuck with Romneycare and Obamacare, Ron Paul is found, once again, in magnificent alignment on critical issues with LDS Church presidents in upholding correct and constitutionally sound principles. American’s fooled into any degree of government involvement in healthcare are a huge problem in our nation today. In Parallelling our day to that related in the Book of Mormon just barely preceeding vast destructions and wrath by the God of Nature, Ezra Taft Benson told us that the “more part of the righteous” had been “seduced” to come down to believe in the works and partake of the spoils of the Gadianton robbers, allowing secret combinations to flourish. 1
Thomas S. Monson has voiced the alternative to ObamaCare with all its evils and frauds, empty promises, power and control:
“I am grateful for the privilege to stand before you, and I pray that I might effectively communicate to you that which I have felt prompted to say.
“A few years ago I read an article written by Jack McConnell, MD. He grew up in the hills of southwest Virginia in the United States as one of seven children of a Methodist minister and a stay-at-home mother. Their circumstances were very humble. He recounted that during his childhood, every day as the family sat around the dinner table, his father would ask each one in turn, “And what did you do for someone today?”1 The children were determined to do a good turn every day so they could report to their father that they had helped someone. Dr. McConnell calls this exercise his father’s most valuable legacy, for that expectation and those words inspired him and his siblings to help others throughout their lives. As they grew and matured, their motivation for providing service changed to an inner desire to help others.
“Besides Dr. McConnell’s distinguished medical career—where he directed the development of the tuberculosis tine test, participated in the early development of the polio vaccine, supervised the development of Tylenol, and was instrumental in developing the magnetic resonance imaging procedure, or MRI—he created an organization he calls Volunteers in Medicine, which gives retired medical personnel a chance to volunteer at free clinics serving the working uninsured. Dr. McConnell said his leisure time since he retired has “evaporated into 60-hour weeks of unpaid work, but [his] energy level has increased and there is a satisfaction in [his] life that wasn’t there before.” He made this statement: “In one of those paradoxes of life, I have benefited more from Volunteers in Medicine than my patients have.”2 There are now over 70 such clinics across the United States.
“Of course, we can’t all be Dr. McConnell’s, establishing medical clinics to help the poor; however, the needs of others are ever present, and each of us can do something to help someone.” (Thomas S. Monson, “What Have I Done for Someone Today?,” Ensign, Nov 2009, 84–87)
As this vile “ObamaCare” is foisted on us, 16,500 new IRS agents now being hired to prey upon and extort insurance premiums from us, it will go down in the record, that God’s prophet, successor to others who have been repeatedly mentally stoned, did give a bit of enlightenment on how things might be done differently. It was not a mistake that he quoted and highlighted the work of Dr. McConnell, even his non-government “Volunteers for Medicine.” Ron Paul—a medical doctor—too, speaks of church hospitals that used to be found doing all over the nation, and none were turned away. Government was not involved. Yes, God’s prophet will go down in the record as highlighting a real solution and example of a solution that is traditional Americanism, Christian in nature, a model of solutions to be made in terms of solutions for the poor and needy, rather than the Babylon substitute of worshiping the state as a false god and provider of “services” which Barry Sotoro (a.k.a. Obama) signed into law. It is admitted by Democrats, Romneycare was a blueprint for Obamacare.
“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.) ↩
A man feeling inspiration created this video, which brings one to nearly weep at the peril of our foolish nation whose citizenry have succumbed to “ambitious and scheming leaders” who bring them into costly wars and are now about to enter into warfare that will ultimately bring a “full end to all nations” as “war without mixture is poured out upon the nations of the gentiles”—nations who uphold the Great Whore Babylon whose doctrine is: “Blood = Gain,” as Professor of Ancient Scripture and author Richard Draper puts it.
LDS Scholar, Hugh Nibley, a WWII Veteran himself, said President Kimball’s June 1976 message was “given the instant deep freeze”
LDS Church President, Spencer W. Kimball, in his address to and appraisal of the LDS people and the nation as a whole, on the bicentennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence said he was “appalled and frightened.” He condemned the “repugnant” stance of the people, for, he said, we are a “warlike people” and then went on to describe our worshipping of false gods of militarism. He exposed our propensity to uphold Lucifer’s counterfiets to true patriotism to one that delights in war, murder, and bloodshed. He sobered us to realize we indeed do not adhere to the doctrines of the Prince of Peace.
President Kimball reminds us, we need not fear enemies abroad, for we can rely on the Lord for his promised protection, if we will cease the evils we espouse—and few things are more repugnant surely than the wicked and evil preemptive war doctrine condemned in the Book of Mormon among many places scripturally. The bombing and murder of hundreds of thousands of innocents in Iraq, for example, is the kind of wickedness and evil policy that has the God of Heaven withdraw his aid and support, his defense of the United States and allows secret combinations to flourish, which brought forth the attack of 9/11 by a “vicious, oath bound, and secret organization bent on evil and destruction” whose object is to “bring down the church” as they “woo the people with sophistry and take control of the society.”
Those sifting through this site will find some of that doctrine condemning our evil policies spelled out in clear terms. Most Latter-day saints will find much of that content as a shock, proving their ignorance and failure thus far in their lives to “search the prophets diligently.”
LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley quotes scripture saying “we are to renounce war and proclaim peace” but then said, “but there is another overriding responsibility” that we must be mindful of. He then went on to explain that we are truly justified to defend ourselves against tyranny and oppression, being “motivated by a better cause” than that espoused by ambitious and scheming leaders and their military-industrial complex agenda for empire, with its “darker side” with its “grim and tragic overlay of brutal conquest, of subjugation, of repression, and an astronomical cost in life and treasure.” Preemptive war does not register into the equation of justification for “defense” as any student and prayerful lover of the Book of Mormon knows.
There is one certain legitimate reason and justification for war, and it lines up with the Declaration of Independence, which righteously speaks of not only our right, but it is “our duty” to throw off tyrannical and wicked government that does not stay within the confines of Divine law. The preemptive wars, the torture, secret CIA prisons, the “legalization” of assassination of American Citizens by the President and more to be named are all great evils and wickedness that the Declaration of Independence states it is our duty to throw off. We who stand with Ron Paul back the re-enthroning principles of the US Constitution and its restraints and chains to be put upon every officer of government once again, and cease the wicked empire with all of its “darker side.”
Stunning to see that immediate and emphatic “absolutely” out of Romney. He is so far off on this issue that it truly boggles the mind.
American’s who vote for such Stalinistic positions as this may just in time get their reward, as they come into the cross hairs of the vicious police state themselves, which will seek their blood:
“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.) (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Oct.. 1961, Improvement Era, Dec. 1961, p. 954; as quoted in God, Family, Country, p. 349.)
Many have been “seduced” to uphold secret combinations, and with Romney Here, it is beyond sobering how he doesn’t even feign pretense for western tradition stemming from Magna Carta down through our time as relating to Habeus Corpus.
These evil and un-constitutional powers, you Mormon’s, will be turned on you, and your blood will be hunted.
Ezra Taft Benson speaks of this deception and the sleeping Elders of Israel—especially any who would vote for Romney:
“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.)
J. Reuben Clark:
“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. In other countries it is to the individual that allegiance runs. This principle of allegiance to the Constitution is basic to our freedom. It is one of the great principles that distinguishes this “land of liberty” from other countries.
“Thus God added to His priceless blessings to us.
Then continuing, President Clark’s stunning conclusion and warning which now sets before us as living witnesses to these prophetic words:
“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)(Emphasis Added.)
I know many people who think you are the embodiment of deception, seeking to lead an otherwise truth-seeking people off a cliff. To such people, I often stand up for you, noting that you do say some great things from time to time, and have, for example, referred many people to read good books by men far smarter than you or I. You’re not all bad, I say, though emphatically emphasizing that I disagree with you on many things.
I try and give you the benefit of the doubt. As you often say, you’re learning as you go along, and progressing towards a libertarian viewpoint. Just the other day, as you have in the past, you told one of your guests that you consider yourself libertarian. So I think to myself: “okay, he’s slowly waking up, maybe he’ll continue to improve over time.”
But hey, I get that you have a hard time with consistently applying a principle. Many people do. No sweat. All is forgiven. I don’t listen to you, and I encourage others to steer clear, but you’re welcome to continue your self-contradicting tirades all you like, so long as you have the breath to do so. I prefer to keep my distance from you, as I don’t consider you a reliable source of analysis and truth. In short, I ignore you.
This morning, however, you said something that cannot stand without a rebuttal. You attacked Ron Paul, which isn’t a surprise, but you brought our mutual religion (yours and mine, not mine and Dr. Paul’s) into the picture.
We cannot have incrementalism and expect anything but tragedy. Obamacare, Romneycare, or Republicancare (medicaid part D) are disastrous and should be decried by all the citizenry who must demand their repeal. Let’s recall this precious information from Ezra Taft Benson.
“Why does our system produce more bread, manufacture more shoes, and assemble more TV sets than does Russian socialism? It does so precisely because our government does not guarantee these things. If it did, there would be so many accompanying taxes, controls, regulations, and political manipulations that the productive genius that is America’s, based on freedom of choice, would soon be reduced to the floundering level of waste and inefficiency now found behind the Iron Curtain.
“When government presumes to demand more and more of the fruits of man’s labors through taxation and reduces more and more his actual income by printing money and furthering debt, the wage earner is left with less and less with which to buy food and to provide housing, medical care, education, and private welfare. Individuals are then left without a choice and must look to the state as the benevolent supporter of these services. When that happens, liberty is gone.
“…Examples abound in the world of the failure of alternative systems to the free market. What amazes me is that we cannot see from their example the obvious failure of socialism, what is does to a nations economy, and how it morally debilitates a people.
“Great Britain is a tragic example of this. Here is a nation that has provided the free world with a tradition of freedom and democratic rights, stemming from the Magna Carta and coming down through other important historical documents and statements by famous Englishmen. Yet England today is losing her freedom. She has become a giant welfare state. Today government spending in Great Britain amounts to 60 percent of her national income.
“This is socialism. Medical doctors under socialized medicine are leaving Great Britain in record numbers, as are thousands of others.
“British Prime Minister James Calaghan said, ‘We used to think that you could just spend your way our of a recession and increase employment by cutting taxes and boosting government spending. I tell you , in all candor, that that option no longer exists, and that insofar as it ever did exist it only worked by injecting bigger doses of inflation into the economy, followed by higher levels of unemployment as the next step.’ (London Times, September 29, 1976, from Labor Party Conference at Blackpool, England, p.4.)
“Such a confession led the renowned economist, the Nobel Laureate, Dr. Milton Freidman , to comment, ‘That must surely rank as one of the most remarkable and courageous statements ever made by a leader of a democratic government. Read it again. Savor it. It is a confession of the intellectual bankruptcy of the policy that has guided every British Government in the postwar period—not only labor governments but also Tory governments; of the policy that has guided almost every other Western government—including the U.S. under both Republican and Democratic administrations; of the policy that is now being recommended to Mr. Carter by his advisers.’ (Newsweek, December 6, 1976, p. 87.)
“Consider another example: our neighbor to the north, Canada. For twenty years (1944–1964), the province of Saskatchewan lived under a socialist government. Her is what the premier, the Honorable W. Ross Thatcher, said about this experience:
‘In 1944, the Socialists said they would solve the unemployment problems by building government factories. They promised to use the profits to build highways, schools, hospitals, and to finance better social welfare measures generally. Over the years they set up 22 so-called crown corporations… By the time we had taken over the government, …12 of the crown corporations had gone bankrupt or been disposed of. Others were kept operating by repeated and substantial government grants.
‘During the whole period the Socialists waged war against private business. The making of profits was condemned as an unforgivable sin. What was the result? Investors simply turned their backs on the Socialists. Dozens of oil companies pulled up stakes and moved out. Gas exploration ground to a complete halt. Prospecting in our vast north became almost non-existent.
‘During the period Canada was experiencing the greatest economic boom in her history, Saskatchewan received only a handful of new factories. After 18 years of Socialism, there were fewer jobs in manufacturing that existed in 1945—this despite the investment of $500 million in crown corporations.…
‘During the period more than 600 completely new taxes were introduced; 650 other taxes were increased. Per capita taxes in Saskatchewan were soon substantially out of line with our sister provinces—one more reason why industry located elsewhere.
‘…the Socialists promised to make Saskatchewan a Mecca for the working man. Instead, we saw the greatest mass exodus of people out of an area since Moses lead the Jews out of Egypt. Since the war, 270,000 of our citizens left Saskatchewan to find employment elsewhere.
‘If there are any Americans who think that Socialism is the answer, I wish they would come to Saskatchewan to study what has happened to our province.’ (Quoted in Corydon, Indiana, Republican.)
“We say, “It can’t happen here.” The lesson of New York City should tell us that this same thing is happening here–to us—now! As Dr. Freidman has pointed out, New York City is no longer governed by its elected officials. It is governed by a committee of overseers appointed by the State of New York. New York City has partially lost its freedom. When will we learn the lesson that fiscal irresponsibility leads to a loss of self-government? When will we learn that when you lose economic independence, you lose political freedom?
“We have accepted a frightening degree of socialism in our country. The question is, how much? The amount of freedom depends upon the amount of federal control and spending. A good measurement is to determine the amount, or percentage, of income of the people that is taken over and spent by the state. In Russia, the individual works almost wholly for the state, leaving little for his own welfare. Scandinavia takes about 65 to 70 percent of the income of the people, England some 60 percent. The United States is now approximately 44 percent.”
“There are indications that America is moving away from the philosophy that made her the most prosperous nation in the world. In effect, we are moving toward the philanthropic philosophy of Mr. B and abandoning the work incentive philosophy of Mr. A. [Mr. A. and B. relate to a parable related earlier in the book, Mr. A representing the US Founders biblical philosophy, Mr. B representing a well meaning but destructive philosophy of socialism, the ‘nanny state.’] Mr. B’s philosophy has crept in unawares under the guise of a new name—egalitarianism. It is, of course, the socialist doctrine of equality. It strikes a sympathetic chord with many Americans because its initial goal is equality of rights. Today, however, the goal for the proponents of equality is to restructure our entire economic system using the power of the federal government to enforce their grand design. They now advocate throughout our economy that we ‘redistribute wealth and income,’ a good definition for socialism. Our present middle –of-the-road policy is as Von Mises suggested, socialism by the installment plan.
“Americans have always been committed to taking care of the poor, aged, and unemployed. We’ve done this on the basis of Judeo-Christian beliefs and humanitarian principles. It has been fundamental to our way of life that charity must be voluntary if it is to be charity. Compulsory benevolence is not charity. Today’s egalitarians are using the federal government to redistribute wealth in our society, not as a matter of voluntary charity, but as a matter of right.
“The chief weapon used by the federal government to achieve this equality is through so-called transfer payments. This is a term that simply means that the federal government collects from one income group and transfers payments to another by the tax system. These payments are made in the form of Social Security benefits, housing subsidies, Medicaid, food stamps, to name a few.
“Today, total cost of such programs exceeds $150 billion dollars. That represents about 42 percent of the total of all government federal spending, or about one dollar out of every 7 dollars of personal income. (See U.S. News and World Report, August 4, 1975, pp. 32–33.) When will we resolve as Americans that a dollar cannot make the trip to Washington, D.C., and back without a bureaucratic bite being take out of it?
“Medicaid, the government’s regular health program for the poor, cost taxpayers $13 billion in 1975. Medicare, the program for the disabled and elderly, cost $15 billion. Aid to families with dependent children cost over $5 billion, and about $3 billion was spent on food stamps. This is to name only a few of the so-called benefits paid out.
“Our present Social Security program has been going in the hole at the rate of $12 billion a year, and yet the party now in power wants to increase the benefits to include a comprehensive national health insurance program. Recognizing that the present program will be insolvent by 1985, President Carter has now recommended that Social Security be funded out of the general tax funds. Charges were made in the last election campaign that the Social Security program was going bankrupt. These charges were denied. Now the truth is out. The President’s recommendation must be regarded as an admission of the failure of the present system and as a calculated policy to take this country into full-scale socialism.
“Our major danger is that we are currently—and have been for forty years—transferring responsibility from the individual, local, and state governments to the federal government, precisely the same course that lead to the economic collapse in Great Britain and New York. We cannot long pursue this present trend without its bringing us to national insolvency.
“Edmund Burke, the great British political philosopher, warned of the threat of egalitarianism: ‘A perfect equality will indeed be produced—that is to say, equal wretchedness, equal beggary, and, on the part of the practitioners, a woeful, helpless, and desperate disappointment. Such is the event of all compulsory equalizations. They pull down what is above; they never raise what is below; and they depress high and low together beneath the level of what was originally the lowest.’
“All would like to equalize with those who are better off than they themselves. They fail to realize that incomes differ, and will always differ, because people differ in their economic drive and ability. History indicates that governments have been unable to prevent inequality of incomes. Further, equalization efforts stifle initiative and retard progress to the extend that the real incomes of all are lowered.
“We must remember that government assistance and control are essentially political provisions, and that experience has demonstrated that, for this reason, they are not sufficiently stable to warrant their utilization as a foundation for sound economic growth under a free enterprise system. The best way—the American way—is still maximum freedom for the individual guaranteed by a wise government that provides for police protection and national defense.
“History records that eventually people get the form of government they deserve. Good government, which guarantees the maximum of freedom, liberty, and development to the individual, must be based upon sound principles. We must ever remember that ideas and principles are either sound or unsound in spite of those who hold them. Freedom of achievement has produced and will continue to produce the maximum of benefits in terms of human welfare.
“Freedom is an eternal principle. Heaven disapproves of force, coercion, and intimidation. Only a free people can be truly a happy people. Of all sad things in the world, the saddest is to see a people who have once known liberty and freedom and then lost it.
“We are a prosperous people today because of a political-economic system founded on spiritual values, not material values alone. It is founded on freedom of choice—free agency—an eternal, God-given principle, and personal virtue.
“The Founding Fathers, inspired though they were, did not invent the priceless blessing of individual freedom and respect for the dignity of man. No, that priceless gift to mankind sprang from the God of heaven and not from government. Recognizing this truth, they forged safeguards that would bind men’s lust for power to the Constitution. Each new generation must learn that truth anew.
“Yes, America’s foundation is spiritual. Without the moral base to our system, we are no better off than other nations that are now sunk into oblivion. If we are to remain under heaven’s benign protection and care, we must return to those principles which have brought us our peace, liberty, and prosperity. Our problems today are essentially problems of the spirit.
“We here in America, as Theodore Roosevelt said over a half century ago, ‘hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the coming years, and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hoped of man.’
With God’s help and inspiration, perhaps we may rekindle a flame of liberty that will last as long as time endures.” (Ezra Taft Benson, This Nation Shall Endure, pp. 108, 112–117.)