A new website up, WarlikePeople.com, and soon to be billboard as well.
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.”