Government

Governments of Good & Evil & Independent Living

“He that ruleth over men must be just.”

 

 

Personal Writings & Select Quotes of the Prophets

 

Featuring Highlights from Ken Bowers’ “Hiding In Plain Sight: Unmasking the Secret Combinations of the Last Days”

Featuring Highlights from & Analysis of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” & “The Fountainhead”

Featuring Highlights from Latter-day Conservative with Brian Mecham

 

By Nate Richardson

Available at RichardsonStudies.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

 

PART 1: GOVERNMENTS OF GOOD & EVIL.. 5

Introduction. 6

Slogans to Share on Government 6

2021: We’re All Terrorists Now.. 6

Internal Wars Leading to the Collapse of the US Government – Prophet Quote Summaries. 7

The Political Kingdom of God Will Be Established – Prophet Quote Summaries. 8

No Freedom: Can’t Trust Us to Build Our Own Elevators. 9

Healthcare in the Free Market 9

Prophets Encourage Study of & Participation in Government 10

Voting Your Conscience Doesn’t Violate Tolerance or Separation of Church & State. 10

Legalizing Evil: The Downfall of Nations in the Name of Tax Benefits  11

Politically Correct VS Polite: Microaggression Isn’t Aggressive  11

Tax Cuts for the Big Do Help the Little, & Government Welfare Doesn’t 11

Divinely Sanctioned Governments: Exploring the Prophetic Parallels in the Book of Mormon by The Joseph Smith Foundation. 13

Covenant on the Land by The Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes. 15

Voting for a Good (Even Minor) Candidate. 17

The Anti-Socialist: Applied Fields. 20

The Perfect Law of Liberty by Marion G. Romney – Lecture Highlights  21

Annual Overviews by Joel Skousen  (no 18 or 19) 21

Religious Freedom Presentation by the Church, 2013 – Lecture Highlights  29

On Conspiracy & Staying in The Church: Responding to Christian Markham’s Two Churches Only Vol. 2. 29

James Madison Quote, The Right to Bear Tanks. 31

Ezra Taft Benson Government View Brief 31

Communist Leader VS Latter-day Saint Missionary: “The Melbourne Man” – Full Text 31

Resources for Government Study. 36

PART 2: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GREAT AND ABOMINABLE CHURCH OF THE DEVIL (COMMUNISM) BY H. VERLAN ANDERSEN.. 37

Outline. 38

Ch. 1 A Satanic Worldwide Dominion Foretold. 38

Ch. 2 The Great Division. 38

Ch. 3 The Universal Problem of Deception. 39

Ch. 4 The Elements of Freedom.. 39

Ch. 5 The Lord’s Involvement in Political Affairs. 40

Ch. 6 The Lord Judges Men by The Civil Laws They Sanction or Oppose  41

Ch. 7 The Lord’s Plan for Protecting Free Agency. 42

Ch. 8 Free Agency in Hereafter Determined by Attitude Toward it Here  43

Ch. 9 Satan’s Plan to Destroy Free Agency. 44

Ch. 10 Do the Scriptures Permit the Conclusion that Prostituted Government is Satan’s Church?. 45

Ch. 11 Religious History Affirms that Satan has Always Tried to Control Government 45

Ch. 12 Identification of Satan’s Church by Latter Day Prophets  45

Ch. 13 The Concept and Philosophy of The Devils Church  47

Ch. 14 Priestcraft 48

Ch. 15 Socialized Education and False Doctrines. 50

Ch. 16 Latter-day Prophets and Socialized Education. 52

Ch. 17 The Kingdom of God vs. The Kingdom of the Devil 54

Ch. 18 The Apostasy of the Latter-days. 56

Ch. 19 The Destruction of the Devil’s Church. 57

Ch. 20 Summary and Conclusion. 58

PART 3: HIGHLIGHTS FROM HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: UNMASKING THE SECRET COMBINATIONS OF THE LAST DAYS BY KEN BOWERS. 61

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Introduction. 62

Ch. 1: There is No Conspiracy so There! 62

Ch. 2: The Golden Rule (Who has the gold makes the rules) 62

Ch. 3 How Firm a Foundation (Exposing Corrupt Foundations) 63

Ch. 4 Education. 64

Ch. 5 Welfare. 64

Ch. 6 All the News That’s Fit to Print (Media hiding truth) 65

Ch. 7 American Foreign Policy. 66

Ch 8 The Buck Stops Here. 66

Ch. 9 The Round Table, The TLC, and the Bilderbergers. 67

Ch. 10 Terrorism and 9/11. 68

Ch. 11 The Enlightened Ones: (Illuminati) 69

Ch. 12 The Committee of 300. 71

Ch. 13 The New World Order Religion. 73

Ch. 14 Maitreya (The Anti-Christ) 74

Ch. 15 The Priesthood and the Constitution. 75

Ch. 16 What Can I Do?. 76

Ch. 17 Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 77

PART 4: AYN RAND ANALYSIS & HIGHLIGHTS. 79

Government & Religious Intertwined Philosophy of Ayn Rand: Analysis of Many Similarities & Some Differences. 80

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: Analysis Highlights & Commentary  84

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – Analysis & Highlights. 98

PART 5: HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATTER-DAY CONSERVATIVE   104

The True (Religious) History of America by Ken Bowers. 105

Joel Skousen on Hypnotism, Children, Discipline, Mass Shootings, Why Nuclear Shelters, Food Storage, North Korea, Gathering During War, Globalists – 2016. 105

Joel Skousen & Steven Jones on 9/11 & Conspiracy. 106

Joel Skousen on Inflation War Globalists Conspiracy & Food Storage  107

Joel Skousen on Bush, Obama, Romney, Russia. 108

Marc C. Peterson on Zion, America, & Isaiah. 108

Noolander & Chuck Baldwin on Christ, Constitution, Socialism, Voting, Freedom.. 109

The Constitution by Michael Gaddy. 110

The Unknown Republic by Stephen Pratt 110

Scott Bradley on Constitution, Joseph Smith, Patriot Act, Conspiracy, US Military Entanglements, Degradation of US Founders, Abortion, Humanist Manifestos, NATO, Iraq, Etc. 112

Intro To Secret Combinations by Ken Bowers. 115

Satanic Ritual Abuse by Ken Bowers. 116

Vaccines by Jack Stockwell 118

Latter-day Conservative: Two Churches Only by Christian Markham – Highlights. 119

PART 6: INDEPENDENT LIVING.. 121

Independence – Words of the Prophets. 122

Tithing – Teachings of the Prophets. 125

Financial Wisdom as Taught by the Prophets. 126

Guns, Freaks, & The Zombie Apocalypse: Hidden Anti-Conservative Agenda. 132

Assorted Emergency Preparedness Notes. 132

Emergency Preparation: Basic Equipment List 132

Food Storage etc. for the Coming Famine – Call of the Prophets  135

Self Defense Firearm Comparisons. 141

Firearm Basics, Race Against Gun Restrictions, Finding Ammo & 1st Firearms by Andrew Skousen. 141

An Army Ranger’s Handgun Training Tips. 144

Destroying Angel Pass By: On The Word of Wisdom, & End Time Plagues  144

Run for Your Life by Andrew Skousen. 145

Rainwater Collection by Andrew Skousen. 145

Watering Your Garden by Andrew Skousen. 147

Notes on AHA’s CPR Training. 148

Lessons from The Jews on Quickly Relocating. 148

Animal Husbandry: Overview of Purpose for Each Animal 148

Animal Husbandry: Ducks. 149

Animal Husbandry: Rabbits. 149

Animal Husbandry: Llamas. 149

Animal Husbandry: Hay Feed. 150

Animal Husbandry: Dogs. 150

Animal Husbandry: Barn Cats. 150

Garden Watering: Drip Line. 150

Water Storage. 150

Resources on Emergency Preparations. 151

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART 1: GOVERNMENTS OF GOOD & EVIL



 

Introduction

 

Study of controversial topics encourages critical thinking & accountability to God. Our opinions (& politics) reflect our morals, & our morals reflect our salvation.

“O Cromwell, Cromwell! Had I but served by God with half the zeal I served my King, he would not have in my age have left me naked to mine enemies.” (Henry VIII, William Shakespeare)

 

“be instructed more perfectly in…things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms—That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you” (D&C 88: 78-80)

 

When we consider our social duties, we should turn our attention to the study of government. The Doctrine & Covenants as well as other religious texts specifically instruct us to learn of governments, at home and abroad. Enjoy with me learning conservative principles of good government.

Become aware of secret combinations which threaten to destroy the freedom of all lands, as prophesied in The Book of Mormon, which was written specifically for our day, and, as it took place in ancient American lands, mirrors times and events of modern America in particular.

Learn more about the US Constitution, which was specifically sanctioned by the Lord in modern revelation. Learn what you can do to support good government. Political beliefs reflect moral character as they pertain to what we would and would not force another person to do. So yes, God is very interested in your politics.

Are you ready to be a king or queen, as God has promised? We must all be vigilant to give others a reason for our beliefs, including our views on ideal government. We will look at third-party voting, The Constitution Party, religious freedom, statements of the prophets against socialism and communism, and other exciting information as you, like Moroni, live as a patriot for the sake of all you hold dear.

Several authors have generously allowed extensive commentary on their works in this volume. We will highlight some key major works on government, particularly works of Ken Bowers & H Verlan Anderson. We will also highlight some key lectures from Bryan Mecham’s Latter Day Conservative. We will look at major world analysis from Joel Skousen, highlighting his annual messages & more. We will look into fascinating research from the Joseph Smith Foundation, highlighting comparisons of The Book of Mormon & our day.

 

 

 

Slogans to Share on Government

Give big enough give all want take all have t Jefferson
I’ll share the wealth if you’ll share the work

“It would be just as bad for the government to control schools as it would to control churches”
a founding father

“The constitution of the united states will fail because the people are not righteous enough”
a founding father

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021: We’re All Terrorists Now

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Wars Leading to the Collapse of the US Government – Prophet Quote Summaries

 

(For references see pages indicated in Crowther’s “Prophecy Key to the Future”)

 

 

-Joseph Smith: the Saints and the world will have little peace from hence forth. p49

-Orson Pratt: civil war 2 in the US will stop farming and manufacturing; fighting will be between neighborhood vs. neighborhood. Civil War 1 was nothing compared to what this will be. p50

-Joseph Smith: the whole government of the US will become one big mob. p51

-Orson Pratt said in 1868: Many 100,000’s to be destroyed in civil wars in USA. p51

-Orson Pratt: farming neglected as people flee city to city in an upcoming civil war. p52

-Wilford Woodruf: In USA natural disasters and plagues while wicked slay the wicked until the wicked are wasted away. p52

-Joseph Smith: If USA not hear petition of LDS, will be totally obliterated – not a potshard left. p52-3

-Wilford Woodruf: destruction awaits the USA, and prophets should warn. p53

-Moses Thatcher (Apostle): A secret band will sap the life of this nation and it will fall. p53

-Joseph Smith: US Supreme Government will cease to exist, people will run from place to place and families will turn on each other. p53

-Orson Pratt: government end and we (the LDS Church) make our own. p54

-Brigham Young: strife and opposition within communities is the knife that will cut down the USA. p54

-Orson Pratt: LDS make their own government as USA falls. It will be based on US Constitution. p54

-Orson Pratt: Eventually fall of USA and Europe and in them all business cease from the chaos. p55

-Joseph Smith: All will go to the west USA who want peace and won’t use sword against neighbor. p55

-Wilford Woodruf: just as Book of Mormon peoples destroyed, so SHALL it be again here. p55

-3 Ne. 21:12-21; 20:15-17: A remnant of Jacob (usually refers to Lamanites or the house of Israel) will tread down the Gentiles if they don’t repent. They’ll destroy the witchcraft, vehicles, cities, priestcrafts, graves, and we thus won’t worship the works of our hands any more. These will happen at an unheard of level. p56-57

-Crowther: apparently Lamanites rise against the Gentiles when end of time of Gentiles and before Israel gathered. Thus it seems to happen at the time of the US internal wars. p57

-D&C 88:84-92 says times of Gentiles, then destructions, then a voice calls us to go out to meet the bridegroom. p58

-D&C 133:8-12 says Elders gather Gentiles then Jews then a call to go meet the bridegroom, and a call for the Gentiles to flee to Zion. p58

-D&C 115:6 Gather to Zion and her stakes for a refuge when wrath is poured out over all earth. p58

-Brigham Young: When great day of judgments of God comes millions of righteous will gather in the valleys of the mountains. p58

-Brigham Young: everyone will be against everyone; these mountains are the best place for the Saints to hide till all the indignation is over. There is no place better suited in all earth’s history or geography. p58

-Brigham Young: Saints now all over, but will return to the west, a refuge for millions as judgments poured out. “We will be shut out from the rest of the world” It will be an inland empire for the refuge of millions during the time of the indignation of God “Our people will go east, west, north and south, but the day will come when they will be glad to come back”. p58

-Brigham Young: the battles will even be Christians against Christians; all who won’t fight will need to come to Zion to escape the fighting. p58

-Orson Pratt: LDS missionaries will be sent to all the world declaring there is a place in the heart of USA where peace and refuge from the major destructions can be found. p59

-Brigham Young: Jordan River area through Salt Lake will have over 3 million living there. p59

-J Golden Kimball: Many LDS who have gone elsewhere will have a burning desire to return to where the church leaders have asked us to settle (the west) and will give anything to live there. p59

-Brigham Young: 3 million will live west of the Jordan River area.  p59 (*Currently in 2016, 3 million is the population of all of Utah)

-Wilford Woodruf: 10,000’s will live in Logan. p60

-Joseph Smith: Make haste, when the wars come, we will need to flee to Zion. Gentiles will flow to us a constant stream then and our doors will be constantly open to them. p61

-Joseph Smith: When wars come we will have to flee to Zion, those who don’t go when they have a chance to go will be afflicted by the devil. p61

-Orson Pratt: As flowing stream goes continual, so shall the Gentiles come to us in Zion seeing God protects Zion and that there is no safety in their nations. Their nations will be tottering and crumbling to ruin. They’ll come not to be baptized, but for safety, having heard also our officers are for peace, and our tax collectors righteous. p61

-Heber C. Kimball: millions on millions will come but not with handcarts, only with bundles and their children fleeing. p62

-George Q. Cannon: The LDS will be the people to maintain Constitutional government in this land. More of the prophecy of not take sword against neighbor need flee to Zion is yet to be fulfilled. The going away from the Constitution will cause people to be compelled to flee to the Mormons though they are hated now, and this fleeing to escape civil broils and strife. p62

-Brigham Young: Eventually there will be a gulf between the righteous and the wicked so they cannot trade with each other and national intercourse will cease. p62

-Heber C Kimball: trade your silks and fine things for grain and other needs, for we will have to depend on our own resources, for soon the curtain will be dropped between us and the rest of the USA. When that time comes you’ll wish you had made your own clothing earlier. God requires that we go into home manufacturing. p63

-Orson Pratt: Gate will be shut; we won’t be able to do foreign imports. Do have (your own) productions. p63

-Joseph Smith: England (and France some also) will be neutral until the USA is so terrid they will try to step in to stop the bloodshed. It will seem they rule USA. USA will have so many claiming government power till it has none at all. In the Rocky Mountains, there will be peace because of a cordon band of the white horse (the church) and the red horse (the Lamanites?) (The horses seem to represent peoples in America and based on skin color). p63

-Joseph Smith: So many, danger of famine. (apparently speaking of the time of the US internal wars and gathering to the west, how there will be famine there because of so many flocking there for refuge) p64

-Heber C Kimball: They’ll come with mere bundles and children coming to us for bread to eat. p64

-Heber C Kimball: One dreamed that given the choice between a bag of gold and a cat, a person would choose the cat as you can eat a cat. This may happen. p64

-Heber C. Kimball: risk of Saints famine since so many flee to west. Store extra food for them. p64

-Wilford Woodruf: We will want bread; if we are wise we will store enough for us and those who come to us for food. p65

-Brigham Young: no famine upon this people if we do right. p65

 

 

 

The Political Kingdom of God Will Be Established – Prophet Quote Summaries

 

(For references see pages indicated in Crowther’s “Prophecy Key to the Future”)

 

 

-Orson Pratt: They’ll overthrow USA, we’ll need our own government, all else will be mobs, we will base it on the US Constitution. p67

-George Q Cannon: The Church of God is separate from the Kingdom of God. p68

-Brigham Young: US Constitution won’t be destroyed, at crucial time, the LDS “will hold it inviolate”, and “save it from destruction”. p68

-Orson Hyde: Joseph Smith said if the Constitution will be saved, it will be by this people. Hyde says if we are righteous, God will give us a Constitution. p68

-John Taylor: when US Constitution is torn to shreds, this people will hold it up to all nations and proclaim liberty for all. p69

-John Taylor: US Constitution is a design for a new world. p69

-Orson Pratt: US Constitution is a stepping stone toward higher government where God choses the leaders and is based on divine laws. p69

-D&C 65:2, 5-6: The Kingdom of God must go forth before the Kingdom of heaven can. p70

-Brigham Young: Joseph Smith organized the Kingdom of God completely and fully a few months before his death. It has its own constitution and officers which will be operating in the future. p70

-History of the Church: A council of 50 made for the kingdom of God. p70

-History of the Church: The council of 50 isn’t part of the church, it is for political things and its members need not be LDS. It can’t organize the church, only the Priesthood can do that. The Council of 50 sometimes is called the General Council. p70

-Brigham Young: The Kingdom of God is actually organized but won’t be in operation till the Lord sees fit. p70

-Duane Crowther (author): The Kingdom of God like polygamy was source of antagonism for the LDS and Utah and hence is discontinued until needed. p72

-Brigham Young and George Q Cannon: Religious people can be a part of the political body which makes laws in the Kingdom of God. p72

-Brigham Young: The Kingdom of God is a republican form of government. The USA government represents theocratic government more than any other nation except with Israel elected a king. p73

-John Taylor: Church of God must be here before Kingdom of God (political) comes, for it can only exist with a people who have the spirit of revelation. p73

-Brigham Young: when we say theocracy is to come we mean its officers have the priesthood. p73

-George Q Cannon: The Kingdom of God will be to protect the rights of all people not just the LDS. p74

-Parley P Pratt: The political Kingdom of God will start small like a mustard seed and be in the mountains where a majority of Gods people are.

-Daniel H Wells: God will give the political Kingdom of God to the Saints when they’ve proven themselves capable of running it, having done well in every trial. p76

-John Taylor: When the nations are convulsed we are to redeem them politically as saviors and finally redeem a ruined world. p76

-John Taylor: The LDS will rule politically. One by one the nations will come against it and fall. p77

-Parley P Pratt: The political Kingdom of God will come as other nations are falling. p77

-Statement from The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: The time will come that as political Kingdom of God grows, all nations will either be for or against it. None will be neutral. Thus there will become a 1 political and religious standard – people will join and take lively interest with the LDS, or you’ll do all in your power to stop them. p77

-Joseph Smith: England, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Holland, these have blood of Israel in them and will submit to the Kingdom of God. England will be the last to do so. p78

-Parley P Pratt: The 10 Tribes know the prophecy of Abraham that in their seed will all the earth be blessed, and they will look to the spiritual and political kingdom of God as the group they will go to. It is there that the promise will be fulfilled. p78

-Brigham Young: Jesus Christ will rule all nations of earth by the Kingdom of God. The centers for this kingdom will be found in Zion (Missouri) and the Old Jerusalem. p78

-Orson Pratt: USA and all other governments will end and the Kingdom of God will rule all. The nucleus of that government is formed and is from God. Also all will respect this government and obey it. Its law will go forth from Zion to all like how now Washington DC sends the law to all USA.  p79

-Charles W Penrose: The Kingdom of God will rule all earth and the LDS will rule it. All other kingdoms will be broken, like Nebukenezer’s dream. p80

 

 

No Freedom: Can’t Trust Us to Build Our Own Elevators

 

 

I saw an elevator sign that read, ‘Utah elevator permit stored in blah blah location’. I detest the idea that things without government permits aren’t safe. Down with big government, up with free market innovation; if you need a permit, it’s not free market. The more barriers to entry you place against business owners, the less incentive they have to create business.  We don’t need big brother always telling us what to do. If someone chooses to have bad elevators, it will be known ‘don’t go to that place’ and their business will suffer. We don’t need government to tell us how to act in the best interest of our customers. After all, we sort of like our customers, and want them to like us.

 

 

 

Healthcare in the Free Market

 

Why are hospitals and procedures expensive? Why do we need medical insurance? It boils down to one and only one factor: government overreach. Why? Because government requires a license to do just about anything.

If no license were required to execute various medical procedures, we would have practitioners who could offer basic services at very discounted prices.

An example is laser eye surgery. This procedure somehow was able to hit the market, and is a very low price now, such as $1000. Typically this procedure would be upwards of $50,000 in a typical hospital setting.

Very basic procedures are billed for a very high price. Why? Because someone with a license did it.

Then everyone jumps on the bandwagon. Everyone and their dog starts charging through the roof prices. The famous box of tissues in the hospital room is billed at a far surpassing price than the same box bought in the store.

If you need a highly technical procedure done, sure, get someone more expensive. But most healthcare services don’t need to be so high priced. Anyone could train to effectively administer those services with some basic in-house training.

This leads to another issue: the medical establishment schools. Sure, some experts should know the ins and outs of every aspect of biochemistry pathophysiology and pharmacology. But most training could be on the job.

Hospitals and healthcare should be privatized by deregulating the healthcare industry. Hospitals can be privately rated, and people can chose for themselves which level of risk they take on their care. It’s the same for auto mechanics: not all mechanics are equally expert, and word gets around of who is the best. Sure, sue them if they falsely represent themselves or lie. But there should be an option available for those who want discounted services and are willing to take a chance on it. Isn’t driving a car dangerous? Are you going to trust the word of your mechanic that your ultra-fast machine is going to hold up? That’s up to you, and so should your healthcare choices be.

I once saw a hospital elevator which said something to the effect of it having approval from the government. What?! They can’t trust us to build our own elevators?

The issue is agency and inherent risk. Its ok for people to die sometimes. Shocker! The corrupt will eventually come to light and be punished, but the human race can only thrive on freedom. Any good economist will tell you there is a dollar amount each human life is worth – in other words, there comes a point where we can’t keep dumping money into every little aspect of life to make sure it’s 300% safe and sound. At some point you’ve got to get out there and take some risk! If you feel the risk is too great, seek an alternative. But don’t legislate for laws that push everyone into your paranoid corner of uber-safety. “Not one shall be lost” is not the Lord’s way. The Lord’s way is to allow us to freely interact. Yes, some innocent will suffer, but it is the only way to greatness.

Imagine a society with wondrously cheap and effective healthcare. That is not our current society, it is a utopia. It is the eventual outcome of a free-market healthcare system.

 

Prophets Encourage Study of & Participation in Government

 

 

“..the Elders of Israel begin to understand that they have something to do with the world politically as well as religiously, that it is as much their duty to study correct political principles as well as religious, and to seek to know and comprehend the social and political interests of man…” [President John Taylor, JD 9:340]

here is another reason why prophets don’t tell us everything: Mormon 1: 15-17 15 And I, being fifteen years of age and being somewhat of a sober mind, therefore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.16 And I did endeavor to preach unto this people, but my mouth was shut, and I was forbidden that I should preach unto them; for behold they had willfully rebelled against their God; and the beloved disciples were taken away out of the land, because of their iniquity. 17 But I did remain among them, but I was forbidden to preach unto them, because of the hardness of their hearts; and because of the hardness of their hearts the land was cursed for their sake.

Why is the word on government quite for a while it seems? Perhaps the tares are being allowed to grow up with the wheat to not choke out the wheat while it is young and tender. Perhaps, as President Benson said, they speak little of politics at General Conference because we are a worldwide organization being watched by evil forces who seek ways to bring us down.

“The science of government is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take place of, indeed to exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” (John Adams writing to his wife; Quoted in Adrienne Koch, ed., The American Enlightenment [New York: George Braziller, 1965], pg. 188). (*Also Scott Bradley quoted this to Elder Oaks of the 12 Apostles who seemed enthused by it.)

October 1987 general conference talk “Our Divine Constitution” (see Ensign Magazine, November 1987) President Ezra Taft Benson quotes Joseph Smith, saying: “The Prophet Joseph Smith said: ‘t is our duty to concentrate all our influence to make popular that which is sound and good, and unpopular that which is unsound. ‘Tis right, politically, for a man who has influence to use it. … From henceforth I will maintain all the influence I can get’” (History of the Church, 5:286).

he Church is politically neutral, yet it encourages members to be politically involved in a way that coincides with their religious values. (http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/official-statement/political-neutrality)

 

 

 

 

Voting Your Conscience Doesn’t Violate Tolerance or Separation of Church & State 

 

 

People confuse the separation of church and state to mean that you shouldn’t be able to say any social policy with your church also happens to hold in the state realm.

 

For example, many people will not vote against gay marriage because they say of separation of church and state forbids it; they say, ‘my church doesn’t believe in gay marriage and so we’re not going to vote for that.’

 

All the government is is a set of social constructs; if you refuse to voice your opinion on every social contract just because it’s tied to religion, then your government will be one that will collapse on itself.

 

You need to do everything you can to preserve society from collapsing as a decent human being who doesn’t want society to fall into anarchy.

 

You need to voice your opinion on social things; for example, some things are inherently wrong, all church aside. These can include incest rape homosexuality pedophilia murder theft and so forth; those are inherently wrong. Being those things makes you a bad person.

 

There are other things such as paying your tithing; if you don’t pay your tithing, it doesn’t make you a bad person, it just makes you a non-religious person. If you do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior, it does not make you a bad person, it just makes you a non-Christian person. Those are religious tenants, and we do not seek to make these religious items national law. However, we do seek to make important social standards into law.

 

For example – if you lived in a society where it was okay to have rape, how’s that going to affect your children? It’s going to brainwash them into thinking that rape is okay. Your society will collapse, so you morally ought to, as a decent human being, go to the polls and vote that no rape should be legal.

 

Children raised by non-biological parents do not even begin to compare with the success of children from biological parents. This is one of the many reasons that homosexual marriage is inherently harmful to children, and thus evil which would lead to the downfall of civilization as we know it.

 

We can say with great confidence that, all church aside, it is against social and biological human nature to be homosexual and we should not allow our society to embrace that lifestyle.

 

For more strong points in favor of voting your conscience, watch the video of this presentation which expounds to much greater detail.

 

Legalizing Evil: The Downfall of Nations in the Name of Tax Benefits

 

 

Some things should be illegal even if they are otherwise taxable, or even if they might go underground. We should not act in fear of things going underground. We should stand for good principles and let the cards lie where they call and use police to stop crime. If we don’t like things going underground, we should lobby for a stronger police force, not for weaker standards. This is what Moroni did when threatened by the “king-men”.

The church is oft against regulated legal evil as seen in their opposition to prop 8 (legalizing homosexual marriage), and Elder Quinton L. Cooks devotional a few weeks about “the banquet of all choices” (see speech at https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/quentin-l-cook_banquet-consequences-cumulative-result-choices/) speaks about how the movement to legalize marijuana for recreational use is evil.

 

In the same logic of legalizing drugs etc. so they don’t go underground and give the bad guys the tax benefits, we may as well call for legalizing other bad activities that “are going to happen anyway” in the name of getting taxes to the US Government. We could legalize rape, child abuse, child pornography, prostitution, pornography, murder, etc. We may as well elect the Devil himself as President to not offend anyone! Surely, he will do a good job at representing the 1/3 minority… You see, some want to legalize these things so things that are already happening can be further regulated. But then we become the bad guy. This money is dirty money, and I want nothing to do with it! We want to get rid of drug cartels yes, but not by becoming the cartel ourselves! The USA needs to take a moral high ground, and not sink to the depravity of evil. You see, the ends to not justify the means!

 

 

 

 

 

Politically Correct VS Polite: Microaggression Isn’t Aggressive

 

 

 

 

Sometimes people want to say that they are freedom fighters against political correctness, and excuse themselves in using foul language, saying that not swearing or being vulgar is just politically correct and thereby feeding into the political oppression of our time. There’s a difference between the political correctness and common courtesy. Political correctness is filtering what you say because it’s unpopular. It’s never good to be politically correct and apologize for telling the truth. It’s always good to tell the truth. It’s also always good to be polite and use decent language. You aren’t furthering the cause of truth by being vulgar.

Now for microaggression:

 

Microaggression means hurting someone’s feelings for trying to get to know them better. I.e.. ask them where they are from. This is entirely appropriate. It’s like getting kids to eat broccoli: it may offend them, but it’s entirely appropriate. Eventually the mature child will not be offended, and the mature adult won’t be either. When someone is doing their best to love you, don’t second guess their intentions. Aggression suggests violence & crime. Well do the scriptures say that in the last days men will call good evil. Everyone needs to deal with being embarrassed until they’re mature enough to not be embarrassed. When someone says, ‘you’re from Utah, you must be Mormon!’ Does this offend me (not all Utahns are Mormon, and the term Mormon isn’t our preferred title!)? Have they been aggressive? Not in the slightest. I have more respect for people who ask me about myself than for people who are silent regarding their healthy curiosity. I’ve met people who get offended when I ask them about themselves, these are usually the immature group. I find most people I ask these questions to are thrilled that I’m taking an interest in them, and happily respond telling me all I asked, and more. This is thrilling humanity! So be patient when someone invites you over for tea and it’s not your favorite flavor. And for God’s sake, don’t seek legislation to make them into criminals. If you’re bothered by something, deal with it civilly, don’t accuse innocent people of showing aggression, not even tiny or micro aggression. They’re trying to be nice, and so should you.

 

 

Tax Cuts for the Big Do Help the Little, & Government Welfare Doesn’t

 

 

Concerning Trump’s 2018 Tax Cut Debate:

 

Joel Skousen, several attorneys & I defend lowering taxes.

Getting away from non-constitutional federal government welfare (forced redistribution of wealth)

 

Topics: tax, constitution, SSI, states’ rights, federal system, 10th amendment, deficit, government welfare as forced redistribution of wealth, inflation as government thief

I commented on tax cuts for the big guy helping the little guy after all as seen in the Walmart wage increase result and bonuses given, accredited by Walmart to President Trump’s tax cuts.

 

Response by someone against the tax cut:

 

“To bad we all pay for it. No one is arguing that it will raise the deficit 1.5 trillion. So how do we fix That? The republicans will gut social security and Medicare, all under the banner of saving us from the deficit they made.”

 

My response:

 

“Interesting thanks (name). It seems to keep up with the federal spending we have no choice but to be heavily taxed, perhaps fed spending could go down, as for SSI and Medicare, gutting that would be a hard blow, I’m not sure of a good way to transition out of that. Perhaps just regulating who gets SSI etc. more strictly would be a big step forward, like more auditing of people who receive these and other benefits to see if they’re really in need, and perhaps throwing in a volunteer requirement. I heard M Savage say immigrants now come here for welfare rather than to work and climb, do you think there’s any truth to that? The ACA is an interesting thing that I don’t know a lot about, though it seems insurance companies will manipulate anything they can. Thanks again”

 

Another Response by someone against the tax cut:

 

” SSI is paid for by payments on ur income, as u probably know, so it is not an entitlement. The issue is Republicans have borrowed billions from the SSI fund which they cannot payback and this contributed to the debt. Second, I would really want you to really learn who benefits from Medicare and Medicaid, welfare, food stamps, etc. These are not freeloaders, there is a very small group that games the system but not nearly the amount they try and make u think. I agree with the volunteer for welfare benefits, but it needs to be closely monitored and well directed to ensure it doesn’t hurt those we are trying to help. I wrote a 20+ page paper on the ACA. If u would like I can try and find it for u. It compares our medical system to the rest of the world. And some cool knowledge for you. Welfare accounts for only 3% of the GDP. It was at a high of 4.7% during the recession, 2005 ish, and is expected to be 2% by 2020. Military is between 3.5 to 4%, healthcare about 4.3%. These are huge amounts of money but not half or more like some untruthful talking heads want people to think. Just food for thought.”

 

 

In this debate, I asked some attorneys and Joel Skousen their thoughts, particularly refuting the commentator against the tax cuts, their responses are listed below.

 

Response by conservative political analyst Joel Skousen of WorldAffairsBrief.com:

“First of all, every administration has robbed the SS fund, not just republicans. Second, there is no backing for the statement that Republicans are going to gut SS and Medicare to pay for the deficit. Three, SS benefits need to be limited to the amount people paid in, adjusted for the inflation that robbed them of partial value while in the hands of government. All his other arguments are irrelevant to the issue that all welfare is forced redistribution by government and improper.”

Response by conservative civil Attorney Chad Shattuck:

“I don’ know the numbers well enough to debate them, and as we know, nobody wins an argument. …it is my belief that lowering taxes will stimulate more purchasing because every person and company has more money available for such and all such purchases will be taxed, so there is much more revenue from that source than there would be from simply trying to tax our country out of overspending issues. Certainly this will not be the solution in and of itself and needs to be coupled with cuts to unnecessary government spending. To reduce debt, reduce spending, don’t tax more. Proponents of higher taxes are muck like a breadwinner giving the the person he supports a credit card and planning to outwork the spending – typically not a good idea. Better to spend less.”

Response by conservative Air Force Attorney Darrin K Johns:

“I don’t believe he has all of his facts correct. He relies on some of the Democrats bullet points.

First off, we do not all agree that the deficit will increase by $1.5 trillion. No one knows at this point. The CBO has predicted the rise, but the CBO has been wrong in the past and fails to properly account for the total increased revenue coming in from changes in business practices. For example, even though the goal was to bring businesses back to the US, a lot of people were surprised when Apple announced it was bring $3.2 billion dollars back into the US from overseas. Huge amount that was not calculated into the CBP predictions. Other companies are following suit. Many liberals were surprised when Walmart announced it would increase its wages, give $1000 bonuses to its employees and hire more employees after the new tax plan was announced. Many other companies are following suit. Conservatives predicted this, liberals are surprised by it. But it just makes sense. Tax cuts in the past have increased revenue, not decreased it, because companies tend to hire and invest more when taxes are lower, increasing the number of people being employed and the number of smaller businesses being created, creating more taxpayers and more tax revenue. It’s plain and simple basic economics. When taxes are too high, the economy is out of equilibrium (same when taxes get too low). You have got to find the equilibrium where you are able to collect the most revenue and not begin losing revenue because the tax rate is too high.

As for social security, I agree with him that Social Security is not an entitlement. We paid into the system and the system should pay us back as promised. I disagree with his statement that makes it appear only Republicans have robbed the system. Yes, Republicans have inappropriately taken money out of the social security system, but Democrats have as well and to an even greater extent. Social Security will probably change from what we have now, but it will not go away. Too many depend on it. Over 80% of the current US population live paycheck to paycheck with nothing saved for retirement. The basic question should be why do we have social security and Medicare in the first place? Nothing in the Constitution gives the Federal government authority to create or manage these programs. And the Federal Government is supposed to be tightly limited in its power and authority. The 10th Amendment specifically states that if a power is not specifically delegated to the Federal Government by the Constitution, the Federal Government does not have the power; only the States and the people have the power. So while Social Security and Medicare may be good ideas, these programs should be State programs, not Federal Programs, if they exist at all.

Some will say “But the States would have different programs and the people in one State would not get all the benefits that someone in another State would.” To that I say, “You are absolutely correct and that is how it is supposed to be.” Our government was designed to be most effective at the local level where the representatives of the people would be held more accountable. If you don’t like the way your State is being run, change the politicians or leave to another State. That is exactly what we the people advocated for with the founding and adopting of the Constitution.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divinely Sanctioned Governments: Exploring the Prophetic Parallels in the Book of Mormon by The Joseph Smith Foundation

 

 

 

Be sure to visit JosephSmithFoundation.org to purchase the full presentation which goes far beyond the scope of these notes!

 

In the For Our Day Series

-there is a painting “the apotheosis of Washington” of him surrounded by 13 women representing the colonies. Washington was found praying often during the war; there is plenty of evidence of the US as a Christian nation. Some historians call Washington a deist, but this is absurd, he consistently evoked Gods law on the land. Deists believe God is only found via reason and observation not via revelation and supernaturalism. (*Note some other Joseph Smith Foundation materials make a good point: that some of the US founding fathers were skeptical of the form of Christianity in their day; so was Joseph Smith!) The most quoted source in the writings of the founding era were from the bible, and this was quoted 4x more than the next most quoted boo. 34% of their quotes were from the bible. This is hard to understand in our secular era. The language of the constitution reads similarly to the bible type of language.

-at top of the Washington Monument it says in Latin “praise to God”; in the miniature display in the museum it hides this inscription on the back; all the way up to the top there are bible verses from Proverbs, these are seen on the stairs ascending the tower, and those stairs are no longer allowed to be used, people are required to use the elevator. This is supposedly because people can’t handle the stairs.
-the founding fathers believed America was the new promised land of the Lord. They wanted the national symbol of the US to be an image of the Israelites traveling in the wilderness. We have an eagle instead.

-like how Mosiah didn’t create the government in the Book of Mormon, so didn’t the US founders create the government here, really, they were instituting laws of God.

-Mosiah’s law deals with a transition from monarchy to a government where the people make the laws, elect those who make the laws, and are responsible for the outcomes. People answer for their own sins. Mosiah instituted a system of judges as found in the brass plates. The ultimate authority of their government was recognized as God. Just as the Nephites in the Book of Mormon, the Americans had a law which started out as recognizing God as the leader, and have not continued to recognize God. The principles of the Constitution are in the Book of Mormon.

-without God as a justification for human rights, it becomes impossible to explain why a human should be treated differently than an animal. Those who profess to believe Darwinian Evolution often believe that saving a dog is just as important as saving a human. Certain rights are given to every person by God. When we believe we are from apes, we act like apes. The Columbine shooter was wearing a shirt that said “natural selection”. Where do the unalienable rights of humans come from? From their creator, as the founders wrote into the Constitution.

-The bible teaches that the purpose of government is to secure God given rights.

-Moroni includes property rights in his Title of Liberty. He called upon the people to show a “spirit of freedom”. Private property is referred to often in the Book of Mormon. 3 Nephi 3 tells of a group of people trying to tempt Gods people into communal pooling of land rather than individual property. Moroni defines defending our rights as “the cause of Christians”

-The Book of Mormon has poetic parallels and chiasmus reflecting scenes of the American revolution; Joseph Smith was 21, backwoods, uneducated, not well read. He could not have written that.

-one couple was fined for holding bible study group in his home without a permit

-Jayson Kunzler a BYU professor surveys his class on government views and most the students align with the communist manifesto. They then study readings from the Book of Mormon, and the students’ views change dramatically.

-when governments of liberty are established, people are simply returning to the government of God.

-without God, no one can say what’s right and what’s wrong. Morals become irrelevant.

-Ancient Israel had a type of federalism, the states were called tribes, and there was a central national federal government to help in things the tribes could not. It’s the divided limited government.

-freedom is participation in power. The more is controlled by remote Washington the less power we have.

-Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg wanted to use foreign laws to settle issues in the US not our constitution.

-Obama called the Constitution very flawed and representing cultural issues of the time it was written.

-Genesis 49 is the words Jacob delivered to Joseph; it said Joseph is a fruitful bough whose branches go over the wall; they understood this wall as being the Atlantic Ocean, and that a remnant of Israel would spread across it to this land. George Washington put his hand on this chapter when swearing his oath to God to be the president of this land.

-when we attend the temple, we hear of our liberty binding us to our land

-Franklin Roosevelt called the Constitution quaint from the horse and buggy era. J Reuben Clark of the First Presidency responded that though they had horse and buggy, they still understood human nature, which is the same as it always has been.

-The first presidency of the LDS Church (Grant, Clark, McKay) condemned “New Deal” policies because of their socialistic and unconstitutional nature; they warned that as a nation and as a people we are moving towards communism. Just like ancient Israel’s prophets condemned political leaders, so have the modern Israel prophets. The saints rejected the advice of the First Presidency of the Church as seen in the election results in the 4 elections of FDR, Utah Idaho and Arizona citizens gave majority support of FDR.

-McKay in the First Presidency said the church’s position on communism has always been the same: it’s of the Devil and takes away our liberty.

-Ezra Benson said socialism eventually has the same effects on our freedom as communism.

-Alma 51 they sent a petition to change the government, seeking to destroy the government ratified by the voice of the people these laws of Mosiah. Similarly, people want to get rid of the Constitution thinking it outdated. These people wanted to restore monarchy, getting a leader not representing the people. As people move away from spiritual moorings, they move from political ones. Religion and liberty are always tied together.

-Obama lamented the checks and balances system has kept him from making all the changes he wanted.

-When Nancy Pelosi was asked where the constitutional authority was for requiring people to have healthcare, her answer was “are you serious? Are you serious?”

-representative Phil Hare said he cares less about the constitution and more about the people dying without healthcare.

-The D&C says God inspired by US Constitution. Clark and Benson repeated this. Clark carries his copy of the constitution with his scriptures. They taught the constitution is the law of Zion. It’s a political version of the blessings for Israel, telling us how we can receive and preserve liberty. Brigham Young says that Jesus Christ himself dictated the constitution, and that it is as good as he can ask for.

-the early US Supreme Court gave preference to the bible over less authoritative sources.

-the 10 commandments are the basis of the common law in America. We also have several depictions of Moses with the 10 commandments in our government buildings. He was the Genesis of Judeo-Christian law. The law from the brass plates taught by Mosiah is akin to Moses giving the law to Israel and akin to our constitution.

-secular humanism says man is predominant not God.

-President Hinckley condemned society for taking God out of our laws despite him being in our pledge of allegiance and our coins. He said we have the name of God on our coinage, but we cannot mention the name of God in our schools. He said we are forsaking the Almighty, and I fear he is forsaking us.

-Obama said we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, but only a nation of citizens.

-an 8-year-old boy had candy with the name Jesus taped onto them at Christmas, he was not allowed to give these to his peers.

-a photographer was ordered to pay 7000 dollars for declining to photograph a same sex marriage.

-Book of Mormon as parallel timeline to modern history of God’s people:
1 prophets persecuted: akin to the reformation
2 Lehites to America: akin to Gentiles to America
3 Mosiah’s law is akin to the US Constitution of the US.
4 They found the Jaredite record, which is akin to Joseph Smith finding the Nephite record.
5 Then Alma restoring the church is a parallel on a Book of Mormon timeline to Joseph Smith restoring the church.
6 Abinadi’s martyrdom is akin to Joseph Smith’s martyrdom
7 Anti-Christ’s deceive Nephites: akin to Anti-Christ deceive Saints
8 Missionaries to the Lamanites and Nephites: akin to missionaries to the world
9 Wicked leaders conspire: akin to communism and socialism
10 Title of Liberty: akin to Constitution
11 Astonishing church growth: akin to worldwide church growth
12 Nephites degenerate: akin to moderns reject founding moorings
13 Lamanite religious freedom: akin to walls come down
14 Combinations infiltrate Nephites: akin to complicity in America
15 signs warn Nephites: akin to signs warn moderns
16 more wicked destroyed: akin to earth cleansed
17 Christ visits Nephites: akin to Second Coming
18 period of peace: akin to the Millennium
19 Nephites openly rebel: akin to Satan loosed after the Millennium
20 Mormon leads final battle: akin to Michael leads final battle

 

 

Covenant on the Land by The Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes

 

 

Be sure to visit JosephSmithFoundation.org to purchase the full presentation which goes far beyond the scope of these notes!

 

-some think the signs of the times are dangerous and fanatical, but the Lord said in the D&C that the righteous will seek to know the signs.

-Both America and Book of Mormon societies were founded on scripture. Pilgrims’ religion is what brought them to America, like Nephi’s religion is what him and his family to America.

-Laws of Mosiah and the laws of the Constitution were both from righteous men of God.

-Nephites found the Jaredite record, a warning for them. Americans found the Book of Mormon, a warning for them. Both records show what happens to a people who live in America who reject God and their destruction.

-Alma establishing God’s church among the Nephites is parallel to Joseph Smith establishing God’s church among the Americans.

-Abinadi’s martyrdom and the martyrdom of Joseph Smith are very similar. Both these prophets are types of Christ. They voluntarily laid down their lives. Joseph Smith was in prison for 3 days before the mob shot him.

-Darwin, Dewey, Keynes, Marx, and Sigmund Freud are all anti-Christ’s who rose up in our time. President Benson named these names as anti-Christs. Book of Mormon figures are Sherem, Korihor, Nehor. Mormon warns against whole groups of people being led astray by the false teachings of these anti-Christ’s false teachings.

-Dr. William Provine at Purnell a professor of biology is teaching these same ideas as Korihor, of no God meaning no morals.

-Missionaries among Nephites and Lamanites are parallel to missionaries now going to all the world. They teach the 3 pillars of creation, fall, atonement.

-see book “The Book of Mormon and the Constitution” by H Verlan Anderson.

-Vladimir, Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, etc. are secret combinations seeking to overthrow the government.

-socialism is soul destroying -Ezra Benson

-atheistic communism or socialism we learn of Machiavelli’s “The Prince” about how to gain and abuse power; we hear the same thing in the book of Mormon.

-Alma said we go to war so we can continue to worship God and keep our liberty for our families.

-in the Book of Mormon when the church grew greatly, it started to be very proud and put God aside not listening to the prophets.

-Benson said we have strayed from moral and constitutional principles and its getting us into a quagmire.

-see book “From Darwin to Hitler”

-free travel and trade lead to increased prosperity we see this in the Book of Mormon; we also see today many walls coming down to open the way for prosperity and the spread of missionary work, like the Berlin Wall coming down. When the Lamanites get converted they prosper.

-Many scholars have agreed that the books of Helaman and 3 Nephi parallel our day. The Lord gives the Nephites physical signs of the times to give them one last chance to repent. Some of these signs are earthquakes, waves heaving themselves beyond their bounds, fire, darkness, etc.

-Just before the Savior comes in the Book of Mormon, the words of the prophets are heavily rejected, the more righteous are gathered in and the more wicked are destroyed.

-In the Book of Mormon the 200 years of peace following the coming of Christ is like the forthcoming Millennium, and there are no more tribal divisions, but everyone joins Christ.

-at the end of the Book of Mormon period of peace, the people rebel outright, so will they people at the end of the Millennium.
Part 2, about America’s founding:

-Benson: we should review the religious history of the US lest we forget.

-The Nephites came to America from Jerusalem with the brass plates which is the Old Testament, similarly the pilgrims came to America with the bible.

-The tool the Lord used persecution to drive the Mulekites to America, the pilgrims, etc.

-in schools they don’t teach that the pilgrims came to America for religion. They describe the first Thanksgiving etc. without mentioning God. This is an attack on Christianity, trying to revise history.

-all the colonists believed that they were completing the journey which Moses started.

-see Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford, the primary source

-Jeremiah said that the day would come that the people would not look to the time of Moses as when they were delivered, but that there would be a gathering of the tribes from the north, which would be the great gathering and salvation of Israel. North and West Europe have many Ephriamites.

-Puritans named their first township “Salem” after Jerusalem. They named their children Hebrew names.

-The New Jerusalem is America. Just as the Nephites governed themselves by what was written in the brass plates (a more complete version of the Old Testament), that the Pilgrims considered the bible to be the law. They modeled their feast days after the feasts of the Old Testament; these holidays were very different than our holidays, they involved much prayer. The pilgrims repeatedly referred to Moses leading an Exodus to the promised land being akin to themselves being led to a promised land.

-there are many parallels of Puritan churches and the restored gospel. Bearing testimony, being born under the covenant, sealings, sanctification, a sacred Sabbath, worthiness interviews, accepting new members by vote, sustaining leaders with the uplifted hand, church courts, disfellowship, excommunication, renewing covenants, prophecy, prayer lists, fasting for a purpose, bread and water in the sacrament, schools of the prophets, etc. Some say Joseph Smith stole these ideas but it’s just the true pattern restored

-the founder of Rhode Island taught that the authority had not been restored yet to perform the church ordinances. John Westley also understood that shortly after the deaths of the apostles that the authority was gone. They understood a restoration of the ancient truth was needed and did what they could to move toward that direction. Asel Smith and Joseph Smith Sr. awaited the restoration of the gospel, and it came from Joseph Smith Jr.

-The founder of Harvard believed in God creating and against Darwinism, but secular leaders replaced that. The motto for Harvard was originally “truth for Christ and the Church” was changed to “truth”. On the motto one of the books depicted was shown as inverted, meaning that reason alone can’t lead to man finding all truth, but the later secular leaders put that book not inverted anymore to suggest man was independent of God. This secular shift flew in the face of everything the founders of Harvard stood for.

-Yale originally had a seal with the Hebrew Words on their logo “Urim and Thumim” meaning light and truth.

-all the Ivy Leagues were originally founded as Christian Schools.

-Columbia University seal had Psalm 36:9 in thy light shall we see

-the Princeton motto was “under God’s power she flourishes”

-University of Pennsylvania’s motto was “laws without morals are in vain”

-Dartmouth College’s motto was “a voice crying in the wilderness”

-Rutgers state university motto was “Sun of Righteousness”

-Pilgrims were saved miraculously at sea much like Lehi’s company on their way to America. They couldn’t see anything for 7 days, and said they had never seen such a storm. The people greeting them on shore were amazed that anyone could survive such a storm.

-Squanto walked into the Pilgrim camp and saved their lives, he spoke perfect English. William Bradford pilgrim leader was amazed; they needed help to farm which Squanto brought. He came out of nowhere to their aid.

-the pilgrims had a large drought, they prayed 8 hours, and then clouds came and it rained for 14 days

-we wonder how it is possible that the Nephites forgot after 1 generation the great miracles of God; but we also have forgotten the miracles associated with the settlement of the US.

-modern history portrays pilgrims as killers, hypocrites. It was the wicked among the colonists that did the bad things, the Lamans and Lemuels among Nephi’s people did bad things in the new land. They traveled side by side with the righteous Nephi Sam and Lehi. Not everyone came to America for the right reasons, and they make the good guys look bad.

-some of the greatest peace makers came in the time of the pilgrims, like Thomas Mayhew, who was not fighting Indians, but living among them, knowing their language, teaching them the gospel. He was one of the nursing fathers prophesied of by Isaiah.

-The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne rewrote the history of the pilgrims as being wicked people. This was not a historically accurate book. He made them become associated with snobbery, self-righteousness, rudeness. The red capital A is used by atheists from Scarlet Letter, they use it as a symbol of rebellion against Christianity.

-Miller’s “The Crucible” was comparing anti-communists to witch hunters. He was a procommunist adulterer teaching us about the puritans. This is like going to Hitler to learn about the Jews.

-just like how people think of the Puritans as too strict, people are seeing Nephi and Lehi as being too strict about keeping the commandments. The book of Mormon says the Nephite law was “exceedingly strict” dealing with the commandments.

-Winthrop and other early leaders made an official covenant to be accountable to God and his angels to obey the commandments of God.

-one man stole wood from Winthrop, Winthrop instructed him to use his wood until the cold season was over. Winthrop was strict in the law, but to punish lawbreakers, he taught them, and the stricter punishments were given to the more knowledgeable trespassers.

-Sir Thomas Dale a leader of the Jamestown plantation saw

-Rog Cragg “Forged in Faith” book. Calls America the New Jerusalem because of that strong theme.

-Sowell in his book wrote of his belief that the heart of America is where the new Jerusalem would be. Joseph Smith confirmed this doctrine.

-The Lord called Far West “most holy”, unlike any other place

-Sowell said the native Americans were Israelites unawares

-The colonists considered themselves literal Israelites by blood.

-John Winthrop’s words to place the people under covenant on the new land seem like Lehi’s words. He said we will know God is with us when 10 of us can resist 1000 of our enemies, for we will be as a city on a hill. He said if they turn away from God they will be cut off from the presence of God and be cursed.

-1 Ne. 13 Nephi saw thousands of years before the pilgrims and said the pilgrims would carry the bible with them to the promised land which he was on namely America, which they did.

-generations ago when the bible was the essence of education and government, there was little to no delinquency.

 

Voting for a Good (Even Minor) Candidate

 

 

 

In the April 2021 Sunday afternoon general conference, Elder Oaks said sometimes its ok to vote for someone even if that person has flaws or other policies which you don’t like. The judgement call must be on a case by case basis by each individual. This being said, there are some issues I personally don’t feel comfortable with when a candidate supports them, such as abortion, even if some of their other policies might be good. To me it would be like saying, “I will kill a million babies, but I’ll lower your taxes.” Etc. I like lower taxes, but not at the cost of killing babies (a hypothetical situation).

 

If you vote x to keep out y, I don’t judge you for that even though it’s not usually my philosophy. There is something to be said about compromise, as we see from the Founding Fathers, but where a person draws that line is between him and God. I’m sure you’re all doing your best, and God bless you. Remember if you disagree with me, I’m merely likewise doing my best. Do you think you’re right? Everyone thinks they are right, else they would not hold that opinion which they hold!

Again I stress that if you disagree with me that’s ok and I’m always your loyal friend. The art of friendship does not require the same strokes of the brush from each master (though we must beware which type of master we are/serve). This is a complex issue worthy of lengthy study, prayer, and pondering of the mainly the scriptures.

-I usually vote with the Constitution Party, see the Constitution Party website http://www.constitutionparty.com

-“Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil” (D&C 98:10)

-The LDS Church is politically neutral: Here is a quote from the Church Newsroom:

“The Church does not:
Endorse, promote or oppose political parties, candidates or platforms.
Allow its church buildings, membership lists or other resources to be used for partisan political purposes.
Attempt to direct its members as to which candidate or party they should give their votes to. This policy applies whether or not a candidate for office is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Attempt to direct or dictate to a government leader.

“The Church does:

Encourage its members to play a role as responsible citizens in their communities, including becoming informed about issues and voting in elections.
Expect its members to engage in the political process in an informed and civil manner, respecting the fact that members of the Church come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and may have differences of opinion in partisan political matters.
Request candidates for office not to imply that their candidacy or platforms are endorsed by the Church.
Reserve the right as an institution to address, in a nonpartisan way, issues that it believes have significant community or moral consequences or that directly affect the interests of the Church.”

 

see http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/official-statement/political-neutrality

-*So you see, the church saying they are politically neutral. HOWEVER they aren’t morally neutral.

 

– “We must be devoted to sound principles in word and deed: principle above party, principle above pocketbook, principle above popularity.” (Ezra Taft Benson, America’s Challenge. God, Family, Country)

-“Unlike the political opportunist, the true statesman values principle above popularity, and works to create popularity for those political principles which are wise and just” (Ezra Taft Benson, The Proper Role of Government)

-See also “Dare to Stand Alone” by Thomas S Monson, Conf. Report, 2011 October.

-“members are encouraged to register to vote, to study issues and candidates carefully, and to vote for individuals whom they believe will act with integrity and sound judgment. Latter-day Saints have a special obligation to seek out, vote for, and uphold leaders who are honest, good, and wise (see D&C 98:10)” (Church handbook #2, 21.1.29)

-“Now, I am not caring today, for myself, anything at all about a political party tag. So far as I am concerned, I want to know what the man stands for …When I find out these things, when I know who it is who should receive my support, and I care not what his party tag is… Today, our duty transcends party allegiance; our duty today is allegiance to the Constitution as it was given to us by the Lord.” (J. Reuben Clark, Jr., CR 10/62:8)

-“We honor our founding fathers of this republic for the same reason. God raised up these patriotic partners to perform their mission, and he called them “wise men.” (see D&C 101:80.) The First Presidency acknowledged that wisdom when they gave us the guideline a few years ago of supporting political candidates “who are truly dedicated to the Constitution in the tradition of our Founding Fathers.” (Ezra Taft Benson, Deseret News, November 2, 1964.) .

 

-“Good candidates, if not supported, will not generally stand again. They may even lose money when not supported. What does this do in the long term? It promotes the lowest common denominator. The candidates grow worse, generally, over time.” ( D.M. Andrews on November 2, 2012, as seen on LDS Liberty Blog in Article “Why You Vote For Someone Matters”, comments section, at http://www.ldsliberty.org/why-you-vote-for-someone-matters/) )

 

-“”The idea is this: The Lord has never told us we are responsible for making sure a certain someone makes it into the White House as President. The Lord, instead, has commanded that we vote a certain way. When we obey Him and vote that way, we have every right to ask Him to bless our nation. When we take it upon ourselves to vote for the lesser of two evils, or vote for person “x” just so that person “z” doesn’t win, then we are sinning, and will be held accountable. Also the Lord will not bless our nation for it. We have no right to turn to Him and ask for such a blessing. Our faith and trust in God and the miracles that He can bring about, must be stronger than our fear of who will win the presidency. As ETB stated, even if the worse possible candidates wins, the Lord will still bless America MORE, because more people were willing to stand up and vote the right way.

If the Lord promised Abraham to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if Abraham could find peradventure just 10 righteous people, then He can bless America if we can find peradventure a majority of us who are willing to obediently vote in the manner the Lord prescribed (through his scripture but also through His servants). I trust the Lord. Sadly, though, too many people find this paradigm shift too difficult to make. It is the last days for sure.” (Teri on October 12, 2016, as seen on LDS Liberty Blog in Article “Why You Vote For Someone Matters”, comments section, at http://www.ldsliberty.org/why-you-vote-for-someone-matters/)

 

-“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” (John Quincy Adams As quoted in Pocket Patriot : Quotes From American Heroes (2005) edited by Kelly Nickell)

 

-“Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil” (D&C 98:10). (Some commentary on the above quote from ldsliberty.org, about how voting against someone by voting for a lesser of two evils is bad logic: “The Doctrine and Covenants goes so far to say that we vote for honesty and wisdom and that whatever is “less than these cometh of evil.” When voting anti-enemy, there are no fundamental or necessary thoughts of voting for anything at all – let alone honesty and wisdom. An anti-enemy approach pays no mind to whether the person we have chosen to support has any standard of honesty or wisdom whatsoever, for the anti-enemy approach fundamentally exclaims that “anyone but [insert your most hated candidate] will do.”” (See http://www.ldsliberty.org/why-you-vote-for-someone-matters/))

-“… to vote for wicked men, it would be sin,” said Hyrum Smith. (Documentary History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 323.)
-“We engage in the election the same as in any other principle; you are to vote for good men, and if you do not do this it is a sin; to vote for wicked men, it would be sin. Choose the good and refuse the evil. Men of false principles have preyed upon us like wolves upon helpless lambs. Damn the rod of tyranny; curse it. Let every man use his liberties according to the constitution. Don’t fear man or devil; electioneer with all people, male and female, and exhort them to do the thing that is right. We want a President of the U.S., not a Party president, but a President of the whole people; for a Party president disfranchises the opposite party. Have a President who will maintain every man in his rights” (History of the Church, Vol. 6, Ch. 15, p. 323; emphasis added).
(Some commentary on the above quote from ldsliberty.org, about how voting against someone by voting for a lesser of two evils is bad logic: “Notice that Smith did not say that we are to vote against wicked men, but that we, in reality, are voting for either good or wicked men. Voting against something is an illusion, as we – as Children of God (agents to act and not be acted upon) – are consistently working for something, even when in our world-view and perception we are standing anti-enemy in fighting against something.
We are to look at politics in the same pro-liberty, pro-freedom, and pro-kingdom of God way that we engage every other principle. We are to vote for good men. Anything else is sin. Men of false principle, Hyrum explains, present themselves as “Party presidents” who “disfranchise the opposite party”. In other words, “Party presidents” promote the anti-enemy approach that we commonly see in the political process. We may believe that in our anti-enemy approach we are fighting for truth, but, in reality, we are engaging in idolatry.” (See http://www.ldsliberty.org/why-you-vote-for-someone-matters/)

– This quote I suppose could point a person to the 2-party system: “Another guideline given by the First Presidency was “to support good and conscientious candidates, of either party, who are aware of the great dangers” facing the free world.” (Deseret News, November 2, 1964.) (Ezra Taft Benson, 1972 April General Conference, Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints. See https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1972/04/civic-standards-for-the-faithful-saints?lang=eng)

-“Fortunately we have materials to help us face these threatening dangers in the writings of President David O. McKay and other church leaders. Some other fine sources by LDS authors attempting to awaken and inform us of our duty are: Prophets, Principles, and National Survival (Jerreld L. Newquist), Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen (H. Verlan Andersen), and The Elders of Israel and the Constitution (Jerome Horowitz).” (Ezra Taft Benson, 1972 April General Conference, Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints. See https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1972/04/civic-standards-for-the-faithful-saints?lang=eng)

 

-“In the next canvas we shall be influenced by no party consideration…the partisans in this county who expect to divide the friends of humanity and equal rights will find themselves mistakes — we care not a fig for Whig or Democrat; they are both alike to us; but we shall go for our friends, our tried friends, and that cause of human liberty which is the cause of God. We are aware that ‘divide and conquer’ is the watchword with many, but with us it cannot be done — we love too well — we have suffered too much to be easily duped — we have no cat’s paws amongst us.” (Joseph Smith, Times & Seasons – 3:651)

 

-More commentary from ldsliberty.org about the bad logic of ‘voting for the lesser of two evils’: “Voting for the lesser of two evils is also an anti-enemy approach to politics and is also a form of idolatry. This approach stipulates that A is bad, but B is worse, so I will vote against B and accept A. The deception here masks the anti-enemy approach of voting for the lesser of two evils by arguing that because the individual shares more in common with A than B, then he is somehow voting for A – when in reality he is voting against B.

This may seem counterintuitive, for we often perceive that we have a basic, common, and fundamental set of principles that we use to make value judgments regarding who we will support. In other words, an individual might say that he is actually voting for A for various reasons found in that person, and that this individual finds more reasons to vote for A than for B between seemingly “viable” candidates. Therefore, as this individual might say, he will vote for those common reasons found in A and not necessarily against B at all. If this is actually the case, then there is no problem – so long as there is not another candidate who more perfectly reflects this individual’s personal beliefs who is not rationalized away as an “unviable” candidate (else the case of idolatry returns).

“I like almost everything A says over B,” I hear many people say, “but I disagree more with C than B, and knowing that A isn’t going to win, I am going to vote for B.” Did you catch what is going on here? Do you see the cognitive dissonance? This example demonstrates the inconsistent and rotating view that most people hold, as they alternate almost effortlessly between pro-liberty and anti-enemy approaches.”

 

-“The American system does allow for candidates other than the Republican and Democrat candidates to win – it is never a 2-person race.” ( D.M. Andrews on November 2, 2012, as seen on LDS Liberty Blog in Article “Why You Vote For Someone Matters” at , http://www.ldsliberty.org/why-you-vote-for-someone-matters/))

-“You will have to stand before God for your choice one day, like other choices. Did you vote on conscience for what was right, or did you vote for the lesser of two evils?” ( D.M. Andrews on November 2, 2012, as seen on LDS Liberty Blog in Article “Why You Vote For Someone Matters” at , http://www.ldsliberty.org/why-you-vote-for-someone-matters/))

-Supposedly Ezra Benson said this to Mike Thompson, “Pres. Benson, when we were sitting in his office in the Church Office Building many years ago told me this after discussing many issues: ‘Mike, if you vote for the lesser of two evils you are still voting for evil and you will be judged for it. You should always vote for the best possible candidate, whether they have a chance of winning or not. Then, even if the worst possible candidate wins, the Lord will bless our nation more because more people were willing to stand up for what is right.’”

 

-I spoke to Joel Skousen about how he casts his vote. He says he always vote 3rd party, unless there is a very close call where a democrat would otherwise be elected.

 

 

 

 

 

The Anti-Socialist: Applied Fields

 

 

 

 

Sections:

Parenting
Labor
Religion

School

Reality is the only escape from reality

(You must work your way out of your problems rather than averting the responsibility for your success somewhere else)

Parenting:

Is it a reflection of the socialist  trend to have children with no duties? To not require them to perform, to grow up, to love duty and accomplishment? Many call for children only to play. Many seek to eliminate all consequences. Many say the parent should not have authority but should only be a subtle mentor. I say let the parent preach the gospel in its fullness to his children, including the doctrines of industry and thrift.

Further the antisocialist parent will not seek to avoid his share of work in the home. He will cook and clean and teach and play and do all things needed. He will ensure sufficient funds and satisfaction are common in his household.

Let it be remembered that a parent must take into account the tender feelings of children, and their inability to perform with exactness every command, unlike what could be expected of an adult.

May the parent consider that he is, like every other field, constantly observed by a panel of judges. In the parent is in the household of faith, the parent must be accountable to every just standard.  This being said, let the parent not slacken his arm, and let the parent grant not only justice, but mercy. May the parent know that the child develops slowly across the years, and thus patience is to be afforded.

The spirit of freedom or capitalism also requires giving agreeable rewards for one’s contributions, and the Chou e to contribute a lot or a little based on one’s desire for reward. It suggests that things and privileges should rarely be given for free (though feeding and love are inherent rights of children to receive from parents). A parent should reward a child by positive compliments for their good behaviors and may even consider giving money as reward for various duties, as money is the expression of choice, meaning they can choose their most desired activity with the money they accumulate. It also follows that giving a “free allowance” which one does nothing to merit is an unjust and terrible idea which creates in one’s soul a dance of enti1 QQ P 371tlement that shall greatly hinder them in life. One of children’s favorite rewards is time playing with parents.

Though parenting brings life’s sweetest experiences, it can at times be wearying. It can seem like giving without receiving. The parent must remember the spiritual nature of parenting, and apply unto God for peace in this life, and eternal life in the life to come. The perspective of the latter-day saint reached far past the scope of this life, and sees the crosses of this life are the crowns of the next.

Labor:

 

Another way to not be a socialist is to get your work done and do it early. All things assigned to you. There is no reason why you can’t get As. You have plenty of time, you just waste it on micromanaging the kids or the house etc. Be a good business man and have all things organized in your business. Your desk is where you work, and you get work done at your desk. Work enough to make a fire there. I must spend hours a day in school, organizing it myself, for their weak requirements will not bring good grades. They don’t know how to give appropriate assignments etc. The starting gun has shot, the race has begun.  All things else must be minimized. Whatever your business is, you must take it seriously. You can begin side businesses if your business isn’t demanding enough.

Religion:

 

False doctrines in religious culture teach irresponsibility with money, and not full commitment to one’s career. Yes, family and charity, but also fully industry and thrift. Honest work to produce and give quality product is how we help the world. We are Atlas, not the freeloaders. When we say the word mercy the word repentance should be right behind it. We do not seek to enable freeloaders, we seek to remediate them.

School:

 

To go to school as a commitment an investment of time it’s like taking out a Financial loan but instead of dollars your promising time they’ll give you the degree but you have to give time so you have to spend the time to do what is required if you spend your time and other things postponing the payment of time then you will fail you can only use I’m in other things if you are on top of the schedule of payments toward the commitment of school time further this method of staying in front of the payment instead of behind it is the way to eliminate much of the anxiety and the anxiety prohibits learning and learning in the end is what you must do to succeed in that field.
School is a special season wherein one drives hard as ever at a thing, then it ends. One makes that course his business and does everything in his power to make that business thrive.  That is the main thing in his world at that time. Remember that career related things which school is, takes precedence over church service etc. A man has chars her who works hard to be good at what he does. He owns it and will not trade it away but takes pride in it.

 

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Law of Liberty by Marion G. Romney – Lecture Highlights

 

 

 

 

-Joseph Smith though captive in almost every other way, enjoyed the liberty of the soul. He was persecuted like Paul.

-Don’t rely on the government to take care of you. Use your own skill and industry to become independent.

-Ancient Israel in the Book of Genesis failed to use their own thrift and industry to prepare for a time of need, and had to hence buy food for the government until they ran out of food, then they sold themselves as slaves to the government for food when they ran out of money.

-Choices we make can give us more or less liberty. Those who get addicted to things loose liberty.

 

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/10/the-perfect-law-of-liberty?lang=eng

 

 

Annual Overviews by Joel Skousen  (no 18 or 19)

 

 

 

 

2020:

 

This lecture from Joel Skousen summarizing 2020 answers lots of questions, political, moral, and otherwise. The first half is mainly about the phony virus and election fraud, but he gives the big picture of the globalist conspiracy. In the last parts he goes into how we need to take better care of our health to qualify for word of wisdom blessings, how we can better listen to conscience, homeschooling, and other important things. My notes are shared with his permission.

 

These are my notes and do not represent the complete message presented. For the full lecture, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7uorqpUJBY&list=PLMFvYACK6oX2wnX3G6KOw6WX0qoL32fgh&index=67

 

The Soviet Union never fell it went underground there were orders to stand down and let the rioting take place

Chinese leader said we’re not going to make the same mistakes as the Nazis when we crush the Americans we’re going to be ruthless kill as many as we can with biological weapons

There’s the American conspiracy of Russian conspiracy and Chinese conspiracy all of these are inspired by Satan and all of them are promised that they’re going to win

The Chinese are the most ruthless in their conspiracy but the American globalists are the most sophisticated in theirs

the American conspiracy is going to tell you that you’re free when you’re locked up just like the virus mandates they say that it’s for your health and safety but it has nothing to do with that it’s to take control

9/11 was an American globalist conspiracy from preloading the buildings with explosives to training false pilots in Sesna airplanes. Their plans were switched out to more sophisticated pilots. And why was everything covered up? If it was an independent terror attack they wouldn’t have covered it up they covered it up because it was a government operation

The CDC has admitted they do not they have not isolated the virus so how do you create a test for a virus you have not isolated.

there was a big PR meeting with all the heads of the vaccine companies saying it was 94% effective they don’t know that and the CEO of one of these is in his 30s how did he get there.

If it’s 95% effective why do we need several doses it’s because there were so many adverse side effects that to avoid rebellion of the public they cut the dose by half then by fourth etc.

at 50% strength 80% had adverse side effects and at 100% strength 100% had adverse side effects

the drug companies get tons of money from the government because they’re making it for doses instead of one

before the election the globalists said Trump would think he is winning but the Democrats would come from behind and win and that’s exactly what happened they knew that because they made it happen

Every time Obama spoke it was on Prime Time all of the programs were canceled same for George W bush but never for Trump.

this speech Trump gave of detailing election fraud was only aired on Facebook and most media outlets didn’t even mention that he gave the speech they didn’t want people going and looking it up for themselves

Millions of illegal aliens and dead people were registered to vote

Trump’s legal team run by Rudy Giuliani his deep state he did much cover up of 9/11. A new building 7 was coming down but he did not warn the firefighters the retired firefighters of New York hate him because they know he knew.

Back when Romney was running for president six Democratic newspapers came out supporting John McCain for Republican president because they didn’t want Romney. This was back before Romney became bad. He’s not completely globalist but he is trying to impress the establishment. Be compromised on homosexuality medical Care socialism welfare etc to be a governor.

Trump correctly blamed Obama Bush etc for being easy on North Korea but then he went and did it himself and now he’s responsible for them having their intercontinental weapons.

Trump rejected TPP but let all that same stuff into the USMC

Trump’s instincts are good he wants to make America great again but he didn’t have any of the tools to do it and he was easily won over by flattery

Trump went into the White House knowing zero conservatives so he had to go fill 4,000 jobs in the west wing of the White House without knowing anyone

Christopher Ray the replacement of James Comey is also deep State because he was involved in the 9/11 cover-up. Call me was betraying Trump on the Russia investigation and was fired but this new guy is not good either.

Brett Kavanaugh is deep State he covered up the Vince Foster murder he was in charge of intimidating the witnesses to change their story.

John Roberts is deep State whenever there’s a crucial case he always votes the wrong way he gets that phone call in the night you have to pull another favor for me John. he gets in because he portrays himself as a conservative but they have dirt on all the justices. Except Barrett but she is mainstream she’s never voted against any big corporation and she goes with the government every time.

to drain the swamp you would have to get the NSA to spy on people to catch them  plotting against the government

Millions of votes for Trump specifically in the swing states were removed and in addition hundreds of thousands were flipped. The data showed the tally went up for Biden directly proportional to how the tally went down for Trump. This was seen in the Edison data.

Boats coming in through the postal Service get shuffled but yet we see in the data lump after lump for Biden indicating they were directly inserting this rather than things getting shuffled. This happened in four states.

Fox news announced Virginia for Biden even before the bumps for Biden in that state Trump was ahead and Fox news called it for Biden and only later were major inserts of that ballots for Biden inserted.

In Georgia we have surveillance footage of an organizer telling the ballot counters were done for the day go home they leave and 2 minutes later the organizer lady and three of her minions pull out massive suitcases from under a covered table frantically and start processing all the ballots in them. The time stamp from these indicates all or mostly Biden.

The media talking point is that there is no evidence of vote fraud.

In Utah the worst propaganda is KSL
it’s top secret at KSL who’s actually writing the stories you try to look it up they only tell you the talking heads.
Those writing the scripts are hardcore leftists.

in Democratic states where they didn’t need as much vote fraud they didn’t use it this made it harder to trace

Sean Hannity is a conspiracy denier

Tucker Carlson won’t talk about the conspiracy or he’ll get fired

O’Reilly fired for sexual allegations was a avid conspiracy denier

Rush Limbaugh used to talk about conspiracy before he got the big million dollar contract. the radio station was bought out and the next day his listeners who were used to him talking about conspiracy suddenly heard him denying conspiracy and yelling at anyone who brought it up.

the deep State lets you think that the Democratic party is the Boogeyman but never lets you know that the deep state is in charge of both political parties at the higher levels

Details how the real evidence didn’t get into the court cases

General Michael Flynn is a great guy but too optimistic about Trump winning there’s no chance the federal case on election fraud will win because none of the evidence was even brought to the minor courts

The Kate Dally radio station is excellent.

Gary Herbert is a mainstream hack afraid to say anything against the mainstream even though his son Nathan informs him he chooses to reject all of that.

we can’t declare martial law and arrest a bunch of people because we don’t have the names of who initiated all this voter fraud

The military flat out ignored Trump’s orders to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. when he wanted to pull troops out of Syria they lied to him and told him there were none or there weren’t very many.

Nothing Q has said has ever come to pass and he is always cryptic but real conservatives are not cryptic they’re straightforward and honest. He claims to talk to the NSA etc. monthly but anyone who would do that and release information would be caught. when this stuff is allowed to continue it means it’s disinformation too good to be true.

The national war college system which picks the top generals is a very globalist system they don’t let you become a general when you’re not a globalist. You don’t even get past Colonel if you become known as someone who doesn’t approve of this stuff so no there’s not going to be a military coup against the globalists and against Biden.

The coronavirus scandals are more of a threat than election fraud because even if Trump wins he’s not going to do much he didn’t do much in his first four years every time his intelligence told him about Syria and Iran he fell for it and he unjustifiably attacked Syria three times.

General Soleimani was not the greatest terrorist he was in charge of fighting us backed terrorism. United States created ISIS. The United States took United States funded terrorists in Syria and told about 50% of them your name is now ISIS go create trouble. Deep state in Germany France etc were in charge of the Paris attack etc.

We won the war in Iraq by buying off the opposition pallet loads of $100 bills and we refused to leave Iraq so they hate us.we bought off the drug lords and since the US has been in charge the drug problem has increased tenfold.

In Mosul the United States surrounded ISIS but left the path for them to escape and they have footage of this and us helicopters coming in rescuing ISIS leaders and taking them away.

us hired 50 semi trucks to go into Racca and save the families of Isis and their heavy weapons, they took them back to Syria and reintegrated them with the Syrian

Israelis were buying isis oil the Russians sent in fighter jets and bombed the tankers of the fuel and said to America this is what you should be doing if you really want to fight isis but the media never told us about this . Later after that the US did bomb and oil convoy but sent out leaflets warning them all that the bomb was coming so they all got out of the way that’s the last time that the US did that bombing of the isis oil supply.

Trump wanted to stop birthright citizenship there’s no reason to have that policy it just encourages more illegal aliens but Trump got pushed back from Paul Ryan and others so he backed off. Trump has good instincts but he doesn’t have the legal arguments to back those up.

Kamala Harris is a radical leftist who slept her way to power.

Democrats want Puerto Rico and DC as new States so they get four more Democratic senators a permanent majority in the Senate that we cannot overcome.

The corona emergency orders are flatly unconstitutional and there’s been no court case challenging that. Fundamental rights enumerated in the Constitution are being nullified from the words of a governor.

Though some have challenged aspects of the emergency powers no one has challenged the fact that the emergency Powers themselves are unconstitutional
This is because in Lost world they teach case law and lawyers are terrified against going up years and years of case law.

in a raw democracy the legislature has power to legislate away your fundamental rights but not so in a constitutional republic

On one occasion the governor’s emergency order was ruled unconstitutional so he just tweaked it a little bit and released another emergency order and it has not yet come to trial they’re taking their time getting to those trials

the Constitution is dead because they can violate any right they want and the courts support it

They’ve  stopped us from going to church from protests from speaking freely therefore the Constitution is gone.

The Highland City Hall wouldn’t tolerate these meetings anymore so now it’s a different location this briefing by Joel Skousen today

the masks will never go away

No one’s doing autopsies to see why people are having completely different reactions to the virus

Some students at Johns Hopkins published a paper showing the death rate in 2018-2019 and 2020 were all basically the same within a few thousand

Where are all these supposed Corona deaths coming from for one there’s zero flu deaths and less heart attack deaths last diabetes deaths pure pneumonia etc it’s all being labeled as COVID

An interviewer on KSL representing IHC said they aren’t getting more money because of the virus cases when in reality they get $11,000 for virus case and around $30,000 when they put someone on a virus on a ventilator. He said they’re actually losing money well obviously they are losing money because they’re shutting down all the other procedures that they could be doing stupidly.

If 2 million have died from COVID we should have 2 million excess deaths this year than other years in addition to all the other causes

The PCR test original designer said you should never use it to diagnose because it amplifies if something matches the primer RNA but the primer RNA is not covid-19 it’s a generic mix of all coronaviruses. So when you test positive you usually just had a cold or something and 90% of positive cases have no symptoms and those who do have symptoms are usually mild.

the fearmonger by saying the hospitals are at 80% capacity but they were at 80% capacity in 2019 and 18 as well they’re always at 80 at flu season

most of you think you are healthy you are walking healthy but you don’t know if you’re healthy until you run a long distance and see if your body complains.

The word of wisdom says you will be able to walk and not be weary and run and not faint but how can you have those two blessings if you never run and never walk.

In the 1980s is when autism and other autoimmune disorders really skyrocketed and what else came out in the 1980s it was this extended list of all the vaccines they wanted babies and hospitals and children’s at schools to have. The vaccines create these autoimmune diseases your body tries to fight off the germs heavy metals and animal parts in them among other things. they are specially dangerous to babies and young people who don’t have the developed immune system to combat these toxins. It should be criminal to give vaccines to babies. SIDS sudden infant death syndrome they get a vaccine in the next day they’re dead in their crib. Doctors are trained to deny vaccines had anything to do with it.

 

 

 

ON CONSCIENCE, HOMESCHOOL, DISCIPLINE, AND FINAL THOUGHTS OF FUTURE LIFE WITH VACCINE ETC. TYRANNY:

The main ads on television are cars and drugs for the drugs they have to list all the side effects in the commercial cost them millions of dollars for that time but they do it to get immunity and in the ad they have all these smiling faces and say ask your doctor if it’s right for you they know people will buy it.

The hypocrisy is that if a vitamin or herb shows one tiny side effect the FDA will ban it.

vaccine immunity is not as strong as natural immunity and it does not last as long.

Joel skousen is 74 years old and never gets the cold or flu. if he ever does start to feel a little bit of sniffles he takes a couple thousand milligrams of vitamin C and it’s gone within an hour. this is what happens when you have a good immune system you eat healthy you exercise regularly you eat organic foods. You should do strong cardiovascular exercise two or three times a week.

Bill Gates prophesied that the next pandemic that’s coming is going to be much worse than this one. They’re producing it in a lab as we speak just like they produce this one in a lab.

The plagues prophesied of in the Bible and doctrine and covenants are not God made plagues it’s God knowing that man will make biological weapon plagues which will get worse and worse.

the conscience gives little promptings all day long to discipline your children not take an extra portion go out and exercise not spend extra money. To get up to go help your wife.

When you ignore your conscience you’re telling Christ to get lost. at the final judgment before you and Grace Christ and tell him how much you love him he’s going to ask you to tell him why you told him to get lost 150,000 times.

One of the most pernicious doctrines in all of religion is unconditional love. we don’t need more comfort in our religious speeches we need more get up and go listen to conscience listen to the promptings.

90% of all promptings you get are about temporal affairs it is through these that you learn to school your self control. It’s through your temporal affairs that you prove to the Lord that you want to listen to what he wants to tell you.

Show the Lord that you will listen when he prompts your conscience so that when bureaucrats are coming to take away your children you can get that prompting ahead of time.

it’s so difficult to listen to conscience because it comes in your own grammar it sounds like you talking to yourself.

Conscience is the receptor between the two the shoulder Angel and the shoulder devil it tells you which signals are from the angel which signals are from the Devil and signs will never prove conscience but you all know it is there

There are three voices in your head and they all sound like you there’s the devil voice the angel voice and your voice and it’s not easy to discern between them but you must and the way to tell is peace

The warning of conscience can be a fleeting second in and out.

Conscience tells you to pick up trash on the ground it tells you to put your tool back where it goes it tells you to do homework instead of play

Want to start to listen to promptings you won’t believe how many more promptings you will get

the Lord really is interested in your perfection don’t say someday

all of the covenants involve complete submissiveness to the Lord the blessing is protection of the heart.

The law just gets you in the ballpark it’s just the beginning that’s why Paul says the law means nothing to me I don’t disregard the law but there’s so much more than that

over time you will feel that things you used to approve of are not quite right not quite up to the standard of the Lord

it’s not a temple recommended that shows if you are in good graces with the Lord It’s whether or not you respond to promptings he gives you

listen to the little temporal signals and then you will get the large spiritual things

The vaccine will become the new way in which you are denied access to society

The government won’t even have to mandate it the airports will the companies will Amazon will your boss will etc. It’ll slowly squeeze you out of society.

The online public School did not work because there was no discipline kids weren’t paying attention they were playing.

Universities are now requiring it as well.
He said that means for my kids no more University time to learn to be entrepreneurs and beat the system the sooner the better.

The low temperature is a key indicator of hypothyroid but the doctors won’t accept this hypothyroid you need real thyroid.

The difference between homeschooled and public schools if you go to shake their hand the homeschooled will look you in the eye but the public school will not the public schools compartmentalize into these grades where they say you’re inferior in these lower grades and oh I can’t talk to you you’re 15 months older than me. In homeschool they deal with adults all day and this is great.

You need to conscience-based discipline not a rule-based because there’s no way you can think of enough rules. He hardly had to do any discipline for his children in their teenage years.

discipline them according to how they were feeling how they were warned how they were prompted. When they throw a ball in the living room it breaks a lamp tell them now didn’t you have a bad feeling about that before you did it that’s why you’re getting disciplined is because you disregarded that bad feeling. ask them what they think they should be doing and what they feel comfortable about.

his kids would learn a foreign language and they would send them to that country for a while and they would love it they could trust them at that country because they’d taught them to listen to their conscience.

In England leaders of the brexit movement had their bank accounts closed for 3 months be prepared for that
You could be identified as someone who believes in conspiracy etc someone who questions the vaccine etc and they can close your bank account

Boycott Facebook don’t use Google for searches

You can’t find anything on a Google search about vaccine damage

DuckDuckGo has started to censor too

Resist the mask wherever possible when you go into a Walmart don’t wear a mask if they ask you if you want to mask say no thank you I’m healthy I’m not a threat to anyone if they make you put one on do so and after you walk away from them take it off show them that you’re resisting this try to find stores that don’t enforce it Costco is the worst. If they say it’s the governor’s requirement tell them that mandate is illegal because the legislature refused to extend it

you need to have generators and solar because there’s going to be no electricity for 6 months when the EMP strike happens with the war with China and Russia that will likely come in the later half of this decade when they’re ready with all their weapons etc

 

the LDS community doesn’t have food storage; less than 2% have a year and less than 10% have any significant amount of food

 

you have to learn how to leave The Establishment little by little

 

eventually you’re not going to be able to fly internationally and probably eventually locally you won’t be able to fly either if you’re young enough to get a pilot’s license get a pilot’s license so you can bypass that

 

they might say you need the vaccine to drive at some point, so at that point he’s probably just going to break the law and hope he doesn’t get caught and be prepared to go to court about this stuff

 

he has a little family farm it’s good living and it’s not rocket science but it takes experience; crops fail animals die

Don’t get into sharing your food storage you may as well not prepare at all because in a few weeks you’ll have nothing people need to have the consequence of disregarding counsel of not preparing

 

he keeps some extra rice to share with some people but there’s limits

Having barter items will be very important someday when they cut off cash we are already heading for digital and it’s easy for them to shut you off digitally when you’re not compliant

See his book 10 packs for survival and others.

You’ll need a concealment room somewhere because in world war III those who believe in conspiracy and corruption of government will be the Jews of world war III
So be prepared to hide yourself and others for when they come with the mark of the beast card, vaccine mandates, etc.

 

 

 

2017:

I suggest you watch the lecture and the Q&A session at the end.
Watch this lecture by using this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl7D0Evfi64
At the video URL, you will find a full transcript of the lecture.

-Las Vegas shooting exposed, multi-shooters, various loopholes in what we’ve been told. Shows power of the deep state, a powerful cover-up, more so than some of the greatest. Witnesses dying from recent car accidents. Why didn’t they cover the other venues attacked on the same day?
-How they could use N Korea as an excuse for WW3.
-Trump as devastating new world order, but instable and not to be relied upon. Specifics pointed out.
-Trump has made the media show their true colors; media used to play neutral, but they’re now not even hiding their blatant anti-Trump.
-Government funding Syrian rebels, then took 50,000 and told them you are Isis. This large of an organization couldn’t happen with a grassroots word of mouth situation.
-9/11 started as an excuse to intervene in your personal life.
-JFK files released have been purged since they knew long ago that they would eventually be released.
-MLK Jr. collusions with communists and involvement in pornography in government locked files.
-Infowars.com has good info and good sources but the conclusions which they derive from that are often hyped up and wrong.
-must follow main stream news to see what the secret combination media and politicians are pushing to the people.; many are professional disinformation artists to make conservatives look bad by pushing false conservative materials; adhere to your conscience about what is disinformation
-Trump has good instincts but is often talked out of things. He hasn’t a conservative background to help him counter the sophisticated excuses people give him.
-Globalists are upset that Israel hasn’t attacked Iran yet, Syria needed by handled first, so the US attacked Syria 4 years ago to get things going under demise of chemical weapons being used by them. Propaganda made the chemical attack seem real, several large loop holes like wrong type of bullets they used in evidence pictures.
-a top level NSA analyst says when the CIA says “we have high levels of certainty” on an issue, they have no clue on it. When they do have evidence, they say “this is how it is” now “we have high certainty”. The Russia involvement with Trump is all false.
-thousands of people work in area 51, not 1 in the last 30 years has talked about what has gone on there; so it is possible for a large conspiracy to be operating; people get killed and their family and grandchildren get killed if they talk; they’ve covered up the 9/11 conspiracy this way too.
-if someone like Skousen was in the white house advising Trump he would be dead in 3 days. The people who knew things about the Vegas shooting keep dying in car crashes into trees off the side of the road.
-Trumpcare is 99% Obamacare.
-China has said twice now that if we preemptively attack North Korea they (China) will attack us. Trump’s threats to North Korea is something China and Russia aren’t ready for WW3 yet, so China is trying to get N Korea to stop intimidating the US. N Korea is a trigger event for WW3 based on the way the globalists have been treating them, i.e. by allowing them to have nuclear weapons. China and Russia still need to build their new military equipment to get ready for WW3 so they’re trying to hold off the N Korea war. They plan full production in this in 2020-2024. They won’t take on the US until they have this top of the line equipment in place.
-PDD60 Presidential Decision Directive 60 tells US missiles not to rely on launch on warning, but to absorb a nuclear attack then retaliate rather than stopping a first strike. Trump doesn’t even know about this. This is of course bad. Launch on warning is where we launch once they have launched so their missiles hit empty silos, and our (2nd fired) missiles hit actual targets, so the second person to launch wins in this scenario.
-China wants to take out the world power which is the US, so they’ll strike our military, not civilian targets in their first strike.
-the elite and CIA higher ups & FBI have big deep underground safe rooms in them since they know something is coming. They aren’t warning you though.
-Nov 1997 Arms Control Today magazine speaks of PDD60 which stops launch on warning, so we must absorb a first nuclear strike. It clearly says the military is not supposed to rely on launch on warning. The change is from winning a nuclear war to surviving one then retaliating.
-Russia and China have ability to do an EMP and they will do a nuke after that.
-the conservative are the permanent minority; the public schools lead people to the left; even BYU has taught socialism for 40 years; 30% of BYU students voted for Hillary Clinton in the last election; 40 years ago it would have only been about 3%; so many people are being preached liberalism, anti-conspiracy, anti-constitution
-the thing that keeps conservatives and Christians in the big cities is jobs. Those jobs are gone in wartime; so prepare a retreat or some relationship with someone in a rural area you can go to in this time. You’ll always have excuses about why to not prepare but the economy won’t get better just worse; they’re fudging the numbers. The time to prepare is now while things are available. Most living in Utah don’t need the strategic relocation guide book but those in big cities do.
-like the Jews in WW2, those who believe in conspiracy will be the targeted persons in WW3; like the Jews, prepare safe places.
-do solar, have generators, store fuel, grow gardens
-ham radios are cheap and easy to get the license, he recommends everyone do that
-ANTIFA are really most of them communists at their core; like how Hitler was on the left but they don’t want to own him so they put him on the right.
-stay away from bitcoin and crypto currency, its total speculation. Don’t try to make money through outright speculation. It will collapse someday, guaranteed.
-see ldsconservative.com for more of these videos
-even on fox news they all know you can’t touch conspiracy or you’re out.
-Hitler was deep into the occult; Satan sacrificed Hitler to put up Russia, and now Russia is being sacrificed to put up China.
-Endorse Hans Anderson; he isn’t into the development utopia demoralizing craze; everyone wants jobs and growth but growth has a real penalty
-the visions of glory book is from the devil, it is too much information, not even prophets today get that, there’s lots of true there but there’s always bad; the near death experience books too have a theme of going to heaven and no accountability, just Jesus saying everything is ok, and this is another doctrine of the devil; in these days it seems God has given much scripture and is now seeing how we will follow our conscience; if you have a dream or vision keep it to yourself since you don’t know if it’s true yet. Not every dream is from god.
-some say I’m getting wealthy it’s a blessing from God for my faith, well actually it’s a test.
-henry Kissinger had Richard Nixon on antidepressants so he could run the presidency behind his back
-Trumps cabinet are not loyal to him, and are globalists.
-Pence is sincere but folds quickly under pressure.
-N Korea has provoked war sufficiently to justify our attacking them; he said he is going to destroy us, so let’s declare war and get him.
-Satan in the preexistence was playing upon the fact that everyone knew life was going to be hard. The 1/3 fell because they thought they had already messed up to make it in life. Evil was allowed to come to earth, like Cain master mayhem a son of perdition before he was born, and Hitler and other every evil men, they didn’t have to accept the Savior to come to earth, they just had to accept the consequences of what would happen if they would come to earth then serve Satan. In public schools we rub shoulders with some very bad people and it surely does affect our children; if you want to save the world, stop sending your kids to public school. It does affect them even if you do family home evening.
-Spirits are predisposed; they look to earth and say ‘ah I want to do that when I go to earth!’ this innateness is what makes it hard for people to change.
-at the Second Coming of Christ, Skousen thinks the entire world will be under the control of Satan, and the Second Coming happens to save when nothing else can; Cleon Skousen thought North and South America would be a Zion, but Joel says only the New Jerusalem will not have war; that there will only be small pockets of liberty.
-if says if you’re faithful you shall not fear; that refers to not fearing for their salvation, but the torture and so forth will cause fear; the scripture also says that the 144,000 will cry day and night to God for deliverance in these days.
-those in the public schools who like it don’t see what’s going on with the morals and lack of discipline. Public schools aren’t our schools, they are the governments’ schools. You cannot undo the social contamination which occurs in public schools.
-Skousen homeschooled his children, they matured sexually later than most people since their minds were not contaminated with who is sleeping with who and all that from school;
-Skousen didn’t let his kids just go play; there must be a purpose, that is the way real life is; the neighbors would come say ‘can you go play?’ ‘play what?’ there must be a purpose, like building some things in the garage, etc.
-Skousen believes in disciplining his kids, not the disrespect which public school tolerates.
-Skousen homeschooled all of his children, and they turned out great, they were able to talk to adults before being sexualized; they were able to go to college at age 14, and become engineers etc. They started dating at an older age because they weren’t hypersexualized by public school, but when they did start dating they were mature, and they were using their young years to do productive things.
-a multicultural agenda to destroy us is bring in immigrants who don’t integrate and they go into ghettos. Certain cultures don’t mesh with western culture, Islamic culture in the way they treat women etc. is a culture that doesn’t mesh with our culture.
-in our declaration we say “indivisible” but being indivisible is a bad thing, you must have a way out if things get bad, or else you are like the Soviet Union.

 

 

 

2016:

 

For the video of this presentation, click here or use this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lQk-ifNcXU

-Obama said illegals who vote won’t be prosecuted; this calling for violation of law was an impeachable offence.
-When FBI director Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton saying that she was guilty but wasn’t going to be prosecuted, this helped her lose the election more than anything, everyone saw this and said “so it IS rigged!”
-high ranks in military you start to see problems and the answer is “top secret can’t tell you”; this is ideal ground for conspiracy to breed.
-Denver Colorado has a city underground the Denver airport; hundreds of black helicopters,
-if someone calls you and says they are an insider, well they wouldn’t tell you things because the phones are tapped, and people who say they have sources on the inside, they become people who are fed disinformation.
-book Dagger in the Heart; about CIA setting up Castro etc.
-globalists used communism to destroy the western world, then come in and save them so they could be the ones in power.
-Isis was born overnight and 50k strong because it was a name change, and the US is behind their setup. Further the US keeps letting Isis fighters escape in battles.
-penniless refugees get to Syria to fight for Isis by CIA funding
-JFK guards were ordered to not ride the bumper of the car JFK was in when assassinated, riding the bumper is standard procedure to protect the president. These guards were never required to testify who told them to do that because it was US high officials. Also coverup about where the kill shot was from one direction not another, see lecture for more on this and its importance. The autopsy doctors changed the autopsy too. They aren’t necessarily part of the conspiracy, they’re just told you and your family die if you don’t do this.
-Skousen trusts Ron Paul implicitly.
– J Reuben Clark said once you lose your liberty you never get it back without bloodshed
-the main reason for illegal immigration is to make sure the right never wins an election again; they get welfare and all vote for the left since the welfare comes from the left.
-the LDS is the only religious group which has scripture which warns them of secret combinations; though most of them are too interested about approval to admit the conspiracy.
-for illegal aliens, give them 6 months to pack up and leave with their belongings and families, then after the 6 months, anyone caught gets deported immediately and all they have taken.
-fight to win, prepare to loose.
-insurance is what makes costs go up; it’s a socialist program because it’s to get us prices for medical things to go up, then you say “ah we MUST have insurance!” so we think it’s a right and government must provide it; a 1300$ MRI has you do a co-pay of 300$. we say “ok i can handle 300”. The insurance pays the rest. No one is resisting the full price because of insurance! The reason the MRI doesn’t cost 300 is because of the insurance! We get to where we feel we need insurance then the government does it since it’s a need etc.
-doctors don’t know anything about internal medicine really; you must take your health into your own hands; eat right, exercise, etc.
-we live in a very complex society, that is why he writes the weekly World Affairs Brief, so we can see what’s going on from the conspiratorial point of view.
-all over DC, Denver, west desert of Utah, huge bunkers are being built. The globalists know China and Russia will attack, they’ll say they didn’t know; they’ll call for a global police force
-Russia and China always have the idea of attacking the west, but not destroying the west, just attacking and hurting so they can be in charge
-there are 30 million illegals here in the US
-they didn’t want Romney in because he is a good person, and if he sees evil, he will send troops rather than assassinate people who know about it. However Romney is still trying to please the establishment and would put in globalists as his people.
-Russia and China are building massive weapons at this time, and they won’t use them for peace. They want the US the bully as they say to go down. Just don’t go around telling people a certain date that things are going down.
-many know the truth and are knowledgeable, but God is not putting us in the front to make change because the US doesn’t deserve to be saved, we are already immoral beyond the point that we deserve to be saved.
-hundreds of times a day we are tested by promptings, no junk food, clean the yard, do the things that makes us better; when we ignore the promptings, we lose. Mormons are often the most obese people; those who exercise but also smoke and drink outside of the church look at the fat Mormons and say, ‘word of wisdom? hypocrites!’ Pop with or without caffeine, it doesn’t matter, it’s all junk food not to be had!
-economies never collapse without war; Argentina 2010 banking crashed but the people stored their own money and the economy survived; Soviet Union didn’t really collapse that was a fake collapse.
-the social security system robs us because of the inflation; they control the inflation too
-when the economy is about to collapse, the powers that be start a war and blame it on the war so they don’t look bad.
-cash is king at the beginning of war, they won’t be printing more
-when war is coming, cash out
-silver dollar is a heavy and recognized thing
-a major attack by North Korea, watch out you have about a week if that
-China controls North Korea; they keep a stupid leader in place there so that if a war happens they can blame it on the stupid NK leader
-the millennials voted in mass against Trump because of socialism taught in public schools; cutting remarks, badgering, bullying, other attitudes from public school can’t be avoided so pull them out of public school.
-teach kids to go to sleep on time, etc., a little military drills, they need some hard learning not enabling
-teach kids to not violate nervous feelings; conscience they must learn to follow; if they do something bad ask them ‘didn’t you feel nervous about doing that?’ and discipline them for not listening to conscience. if they say they are bored, ask them ‘don’t you have a feeling about something you could/should be doing?’ teach them to not violate their conscience. then they can resist peer pressure better even if they go to public schools
-people say of homeschooling, ‘do you want them to miss out on the social things?’ Yes, we do! That’s the very thing we are trying to avoid! Skousen’s 6 homeschooled kids all did find in marriage, finding a spouse etc. They become successful people, not overly saturated in the sexualization which schools push formally and socially. His home-schooled kids developed later than others in the dating scene etc. but that worked in their favor. They didn’t lack social skills, they just weren’t obsessed with dating in their early youth!
-hypnosis is something where Satan takes partial control of the brain “release, release” well it’s not right to release control of your mind!
-Alex Jones is sincere but is hyped up and without emotional and verbal control; he does have a good judgement of character usually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religious Freedom Presentation by the Church, 2013 – Lecture Highlights

 

 

Here are some things I found meaningful from this presentation paraphrased in my own words. They cite several recent abuses of freedom of religion in a big way.

 

-freedom from religion doesn’t mean freedom from religion.

-It’s not right when others want to silence you because you don’t agree with them.

-If you can’t manifest your beliefs they lose a great deal of their meaning.

-Religious freedom is essential for human dignity, economy, and democracy.

-This film shows many reports of Christians being persecuted

-not being allowed to wear a cross at work,

-at Rutgers University not being able to require leaders of Christian clubs to be Christian

-graphs showing increase of religious restrictions

-forcing doctors to give abortion drugs even though the state could easily refer the people who want that elsewhere.

-Nashville at Vanderbilt University bans Christian groups from campus.

-In Nashville at Vanderbilt University Christian clubs are told to quit whining and meet in their homes like they do in communist China.

-Christians kicked off campus at Brown University

-Innkeepers and photographers sued for refusing to service some people against their religion

-New Mexico photographer’s religious freedom case goes to State Supreme Court

-one photographer fined 7,000 $ for not filming a homosexual wedding

-freedom of conscience is the right to not have to do something that violates the principals God has given you

-learn about your friends’ religious beliefs; don’t make fun of other religions

-you don’t need any special training to get involved and speak up for these rights. You just need an interest.

-in the 21st century we can’t flee any longer, we are going to have to fight for religious freedom, and principals contained in it. (Elder Holland)

-defend religious liberty so it can be a beacon for morality (Elder Cook)

-defend religion on the internet etc. Be an active participant not a silent observer. (Elder Cook)

-use Facebook, Twitter, etc. online

-the Lord will put us in positions to help others learn of religious freedom

-Joseph Smith said he is as ready to die for any religion being trampled on, nor just LDS, because those who kill religious rights for one religion kill them for other religions.

 

For more info see www.mormonnewsroom.org/official-statement/religious-freedom or facebook.com/SupportReligiousFreedom

 

Full lecture at https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2013-11-1030-preserving-religious-freedom?lang=eng

 

See also Elder Bednar’s rebuke of COVID 19 lockdowns given at a BYU law school lecture.

 

 

 

On Conspiracy & Staying in The Church: Responding to Christian Markham’s Two Churches Only Vol. 2

 

 

This is my response to the author of “There Are Save Two Churches Only” Christian Markham, a latter-day saint author now parted from the church. I very much enjoyed vol. 1 which showed political conspiracy, I did not enjoy vol. 2 which suggested the church is a part of that conspiracy. In some correspondence with Christian, I wrote this about my feelings on his second volume. A theme of this essay is that we should be skeptical of materials published against the good name of the church and its leaders. Another theme is that focusing on growing & ministering to one’s family is more important than doing research. Possible reasons are considered for various perplexing things like church finance, strange handshakes seen by church leaders, the role of priesthood judges, and God permitting political conspirators to continue at large generally unexposed by the church. For an interesting lecture by brother Markham, see the audio download lectures at latterdayconservative.com

 

…I’m currently reading the “Crucible of Doubt” by Givens which brings up some interesting ideas of not taking things at face value but praying about their truth on one’s own. I assume you’re well versed in Nibley studies. He seemed to have lots of things against the church yet remained in it and defended its core message, seeing it as gods church even if it had imperfect members. Nibley was a genius with intellect surpassing what I will likely attain in this life. I don’t worship him or call him an authority but I revere his work and have found it intellectually consistent so far as I can tell.

… I like you anxiously anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ where things can be more transparent and fair for everyone. Until then, i have a very hard time believing half the things I read, especially those critical of the church. People against the church are just as liable to err in data as those in the church. This being said, I’m going with my gut  (and every other compass I can conjure) and staying in the church. You likely see this as shortsighted and immature, but it’s all I’ve got, and I believe it is enough.

I used to focus on the nitty gritty of doctrines of church and government.  Now my focus is on taking care of my wife and children. I have 5 children and plan to adopt more in the near future. We do foster care and homeschool and find great real need there. They are my focus. They, not my research, are the substance of my life. If I’m to leave any trace of good will towards men on this earth , I’m going to do it in an area I know is important, to me that’s family. I used to want to have a career in teaching seminary or in being a therapist or as a statesman. Now I’ve backed away from those as they are too controversial. I think the real impact is in the home, so I’m trying to establish as big a home as I can. By this I don’t mean square footage, but rather number of children…  …I suppose that different people have different life callings so i don’t fault those who chose to more fully devote themselves to research etc.

So far as the church goes, I wish I had more thoughtful things for you and could get into more complex discussions on the details of all this but like I said my focus has shifted from that stuff to my family.  When I get interviewed by god after this life I think the conversation is going to be mostly about how I treated my wife and children, what I did to help them be compassionate humans.   I still enjoy research, but it now takes the back seat and is more of a hobby. Taking my kids to church helps them make good choices. Giving priesthood blessings to my children seems to help them make more good choices and be of a better disposition. I live in a small town and ward members look out for each other.  I feel Gods presence when inside temples,  and leave temples with better decision-making capability.

President Thomas S. Monson added helping the poor as a 4th mission of the church, I like that idea of shifting our focus from just spiritual ministry to also temporal ministry (though I reject the idea that we should need to spoil ourselves and others with every convenience) I’m also still struggling through college for my nursing degree so that takes lots of time too. The past 5 years I’ve been at BYU which has been great for research but (in my case) not for career. I know I have a serious duty to both preach the gospel and influence the masses to righteous politics, but that stuff has to be set aside a bit for now. All I can eek out these days is an article now and then. I foresee more time for these things after college.

I don’t want to get into debates or belittle your research, but I will say I think some of the things I found in your vol 2 could have been circumstantial and answered with more insider info. We are spectators with limited info. Perhaps spectators should be able to  get their hands-on transparent info, but like the military, it may be wise for some things not to be fully transparent in church government like how I’m not fully transparent with my children because they aren’t ready for full transparency.   The handshakes could have been attempts of people shaking the hand to make the church look bad, or an old person misplacing his hand carelessly, or some ignorant appreciation of modern free masonry (or some brotherly gesture given from one person to another in the language they appreciate like that of free masonry).

Perhaps in The wisdom if god, God doesn’t insist on his prophets knowing (or preaching about) all conspiracies, but rather uses them for other general purposes. Perhaps the conspiracies are so large that it is not the goal of the church to simply throw down against conspiracy, bit to rather spend their time telling people to be good as best they can like Daniel in Babylon . Perhaps the conspiracies will only be ended at the coming of Christ with the burning. Perhaps the prophets know of the conspiracies but aren’t allowed to speak of them because we would stone them.  Perhaps we are as a people so bad at living gospel basics that God is letting the conspirators rule the world to punish the more wicked of us and to try the faith of the more righteous of us.  We live in the most wicked planet and in the most wicked era it’s no wonder that God is very limited as to what he can do even with Israel at this time.

The issues with church finances are far beyond me, though generally speaking I have no issue with the church having loads of cash to eventually be an independent kingdom. Generally speaking,  I don’t have an issue with the doctrines of judges in Israel and delegation of authority. Any errors in those scenarios can be cleared up in the next life.  It seems that the main work / impact of the church is what happens in local ward’s rather than by general authorities , preaching, or policy.

Also it’s been several years since I read your books, so I don’t have all the points on my mind to speak of today. I don’t and won’t have answers to most of the issues but I’m very skeptical of how cunning people outside of the church can twist statistics and scenarios to frame people/the church. I’m a regular subscriber to Joel Skousen’s world affairs brief, and that has taught me that the level of deceptions used by bad people are almost beyond comprehension. I’m not a master of statistics nor do I have time to drill through the tiny details to find the errors loaded into lots of these studies to see which are true and which are false.

I believe Joseph said that if we stay with the majority of the 12 we won’t be led astray. You likely already have, but i hope you’ve brought your findings to stake presidents, BYU scholars, and church headquarters for discussion.  I like you  wish things were better , but it is at least enjoyable to speak with a fellow brother and to relish the promises of the plan of salvation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Madison Quote, The Right to Bear Tanks

 

 

 

James Madison’s letter of marque and reprisal. He explains that a merchant ship can carry cannons to defend itself.

 

The point is that we should be able to have whatever we need to defend ourselves. We should not be limited to knives in a gun fight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ezra Taft Benson Government View Brief

 

 

Benson is a former President of the Church of Jesus Christ and worked for US Dept. of Agriculture under US President Eisenhower. These are some notes I jotted while listening to some of his lectures on government.

-socialism and communism are worst evil of our time and conspiring to get us they are super sneaky.
-when one works harder and thus has more than his neighbor, he can give of his extra and teach his neighbor is he wills, but he is not forced to, since PROPERTY is a divine right of humans. If a 3rd person walks up and sees one man with more than the other and takes from the one with more and gives it to the one with less and merely says, “Here be happy!” To the man with less, it’s bad.
-the government is for doing what the people have power to do but not time to do it in so they hire someone to defend God given rights like life and property.
-It’s not bad for church people to say how they feel about politics. Much of the bible is prophets condemning political leaders. (*also I note that Hugh Nibley said an honest man will say how he feels)
-The Book of Mormon has no conspiracy theories, they are conspiracy facts.
-Separation of Church and state is necessary, and it means that there be no church that is in charge of the government.
-We need to learn more about government by reading out of the best books so we can better be involved.
-It’s our civic and religious duty to be involved in local government and national government.
-Never have the bigger level of government come in and do what the smaller level of government can do.
-Government subsidies for anything are bad. Be it for school or anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communist Leader VS Latter-day Saint Missionary: “The Melbourne Man” – Full Text

 

 

Marion Albert Law worked in the LDS Church Educational system for many years. He worked with BYU President Wilkerson in the 1960’s and 70’s, and often worked closely with the First Presidency and Apostles on a variety of matters.

Back in 1983, he gave a fireside in which he detailed an extremely unique experience as an LDS missionary serving in Melbourne, Australia back in 1947. A recording was made of this fireside, which was transcribed into text and posted online at a few LDS-based websites. However, his talk meanders a bit mid-topic, has some unintelligible moments [from either a poor or degraded recording], and parts of it do not flow well as a narrative.

As interest in his story grew, in 2010 Brother Marion Law composed a tighter, more direct retelling. The following is a complete reproduction of this 2010 autobiographical account3 (emphasis added):

“In 1947, I was a 21-year-old missionary Elder, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My assignment was in Melbourne, Australia. My companion and I were going door-to-door in a quaint little section of the city. The lanes were narrow and wandered around, with no sense of plan at all.

“Missionaries are not supposed to leave their companions for any reason. But here in this compact area, we decided to each take a side of the lane. Opportunities to teach anyone were so rare that we thought it wise to cover as much territory as possible. If a friendly reaction was received by one of us, the other would cross the street to share in the visit. Usually, we could see each other every minute and could almost touch hands across

the lane. So the plan was working well, as we doubled our tracting efficiency.

“At one door, a man answered and said yes, he would like to hear more about our beliefs. I looked for my companion, but he had disappeared. So I tried to stall until the Elder came back. He had obviously gone around one of the numerous meanderings and should reappear at any moment. I explained that my companion would be back in a minute or two. (Much later, I discovered that around the corner was a “milk bar”, where he had gone for a milk shake while he waited for me. The Elder assumed that since I was right behind him, I would soon show up there.)

“After a few more minutes, the man became impatient and said, “I don’t talk standing in the lane. If you’re not interested, never mind.”

“So I said, “Okay, I’ll come in.” My intention was to visit briefly, make an appointment, and return with my wandering companion.

“As I began to explain our purpose, he interrupted, “Mr. Law, we have a better plan.” So I asked about his “better plan”.

“The Melbourne man, as I call him, described how Plato, an ancient Greek philosopher, had designed a different kind of society. This man’s plan would follow similar lines. There would be three classes of people: the leaders, the workers, and the teachers. The teachers would be trained to condition a sinless society (“…as you call sin…”, he said) – there would be no hate, no greed, no jealousy, no envy, no lust, no malice – no sin. The workers would not be envious of the leaders. The leaders would not oppress the workers. The teachers would condition each class to willingly accept their assigned role in this “perfect” society.

“The Melbourne man further described how breeders would be chosen, based on superior intelligence, physical perfection and longevity genes. Children would be taken from their mothers at birth and placed in communal nurseries, and through various tests, their classes would be determined. They would then receive specialized conditioning for that particular class. All defective babies had to be eliminated. The total number of births would need to be controlled to prevent overpopulation and depletion of natural resources. By this selective breeding, a master race of geniuses could be created.

“Worker-scientists were assigned to research life extension techniques until future generations could “live forever”. Through space research, they would reach out into the universe to develop planets hospitable to human life. This perfect society then spreads throughout space in a never-ending cycle.

“I asked, “How will you condition them?” He then explained, in detail, the basic conditioning tools. They included diet, drugs, music, movies, education, etc.

“He described how diet (the basic elements of life, food and water) could be a major desensitizing and conditioning instrument. The Melbourne man said that by using additives and special formulas, by changing plants and animals [i.e. chemicals, hormones, genetically engineered seed (GMO), etc], the diet of the people leaves them submissive and easily controlled.

“When that man told me that the materials, systems and procedures were already in place in 1947, my farm-boy mentality refused to accept it. Especially when he explained drug addiction. He outlined how drug addiction changes personalities, making them so dependent that they will agree to anything to satisfy their needs. I protested that people will not allow themselves to be manipulated that way. He just laughed and said, “Mr. Law, you’re such a child. Wait and see.”

“I did not see how music could be used. The man then described “melodic dissonance” for me, in detail. He told of the conditioning experiments of the Russian scientist Pavlov in communist Russia, using dogs and metronomes. Pavlov found that he could condition a dog to salivate when a metronome beat at 60 beats per minute. Then he learned that he could condition the same dog to never produce saliva when the metronome beat at 120 beats per minute.

“In another experiment with the same dog, Pavlov had both metronomes beating at the same time, one at 60 beats, the other at 120 beats per minute. The conditioned dog was required to do two totally opposite functions at the same time. This produced nervous shock, and the dog collapsed, unconscious.

“Next, with the same dog, Pavlov had the 60-beat metronome suddenly jump to 120 beats per minute. At the same instant, the 120-beat metronome dropped to 60 beats per minute. This produced a melodic dissonance. When the metronomes were switched back and forth rapidly, the dog became so distressed that it died. In communist Russia, these experiments were then extended to humans, with similar results.

“Using variations of this melodic dissonance, a new music form was created. Musical scores and lyrics were developed. A team of musicians, called “the Beatles”, was trained in Europe and introduced to America on the popular Ed Sullivan Talent Show, on national television. They were an instant hit, and all other forms of music became “old-fashioned”.

“I could not understand such a phenomenon in 1947. But years later, when I first heard “rock & roll”, everything flashed back to 1947; I realized that the Australian did know that it would be a powerful tool for their conditioning plan.

“The Melbourne man said they had already begun “behavior modification conditioning” in government schools, using audio-visual programs. When they introduce their messages, beginning in preschool, the results are intense and permanent.

“A monster was emerging, that I found sinister and all-controlling. I could not believe what I was hearing. But over and over, he said, “Wait and see. You will live to see our perfect plan in full operation. When we control all the conditioning processes, everything will fall neatly into place.”

“I protested that they were forcing their will and control on people, taking away freedom of choice. His answer was, “No, they can still choose, but they will always choose exactly what they are conditioned to choose.”

““But that’s not right!”

“He laughed at my evident simplicity.

“So I protested again, “But God won’t allow it.”

““Why not? How can a just God – there is no such being – keep these sinless souls out of heaven? That’s what you believe, isn’t it, Mr. Law?”

“So he began a different tactic. “Who do you love, Mr. Law? You certainly don’t love the Australian people.”

““Oh yes, I do, that’s why I came on a mission.” ““So, how many have you saved?”

“This was a hard mission. Few and far between were our welcomes. Fewer were our converts. I admitted grudgingly, “Not many.”

““And,” he said, “all the rest are consigned to hell.”

““Oh no, there are three degrees of glory, and…”

““We know all about your three degrees of glory. It means that many are called to be Mormons, but few are chosen to be gods. We know all about your church. We control every church in the world, except yours, and we will infiltrate that.”

““Mr. Law, you don’t love anybody, do you?”

““I love my mother.”

““No, you don’t. Under your plan, she can either choose to go to hell, or make a mistake and fall through the cracks into hell. If you really loved your mother, you’d be eager to guarantee that she would go to heaven. With our plan, it is guaranteed. In fact, no one will he [sic, should be “be”] lost; they will all go to heaven. Of course, we don’t believe in heaven or hell, anyway. But if you really love your fellow man, our plan is the only way to show it.”

“I said, “I think I’ve heard this plan before.” ““Where could you have heard it?”

““It must have been in the Council in Heaven, before I was born.” He just laughed.

“I was reeling under his attack, but I could not leave. There were no chains on me. But I felt as if I was bound, hand and foot, to the chair – as though I was paralyzed. [Ed. note: this is a form of spiritual attack, similar to what Joseph Smith experienced prior to his First Vision. Do not be surprised if you experience a spiritual attack in connection with reading this book! Be ready for them. Pray and sing hymns until such passes.] So I asked, “Who are you? What do you call this plan?”

““I am one of three members of the central planning committee of the communist party for Australia.”

“I said, “I’ve heard of communism.” But I knew very little about it.

“The Melbourne man told me that the world understood economic, and political, and military communism. But the plan he was outlining to me, he called “spiritual communism”, that would evolve into a worldwide government. He said they were using the current governments until they controlled the world. Then those political, economic, and military leaders would need to be eliminated because they are violent men. Then the new world order would take over.

“I asked how they could make the plan work, when there are so many people who are not prepared to accept it. He said, “We will have to annihilate all who cannot be conditioned to be either a worker or a teacher.”

““How many will you kill?”
““Hundreds of millions, maybe even you and me.” ““But that is murder.”

““That is a Christian term that has no meaning. It is really a part of cleansing. We need to reduce the population to a more manageable size, anyway. Only the inner corps of the elite leaders know about the plan. The present communist leaders don’t know it. Spiritual communism is not written or recorded anywhere. It is a secret plan.”

““Then why did you tell me?”

“He was a bit perplexed, but he had an answer. “I don’t know. But we are looking for zealous young men who will join this work to help bring about this heaven on earth. Think about it, not one soul will be lost.”

“I was not ready to give up yet. “You’ll never take over the world!”

“He answered, “Mr. Law, we now control two-thirds of all world governments, politically or militarily or economically. Only the United States of America remains as the last major hurdle to world domination.”

“So I boldly declared, “You’ll never take over the United States!”

“But he said, “Mr. Law, let me tell you how it is!” He said they controlled all major conditioning instruments in America now: the entertainment industry, the news media, the education system, the courts, the financial system, political parties. Where they don’t have full control, they have infiltrated and have embedded their agents into all important decision-making bodies. He said they control every agency that affects daily living in America. Their agents were everywhere, doing their jobs.

“But since I was a high school graduate, twelve years in an education system, I thought that made me an expert in education. Quite triumphantly, I said, “You don’t control the education system.”

“Again, “Mr. Law, let me tell you how it is! When you get home, examine any textbook in any school, at any level, from preschool to university graduate school. You will find no mention of Jesus Christ or God or His plan. But you will find our plan being taught at every level. It’s written into every textbook.”

“How right he was. I have spent almost 40 years of my life in education, as a teacher and an administrator, in public and private school systems. Satan’s plan is there; God’s plan is forbidden by law. God has even been declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.

“I asked when would all this take effect, and his spiritual plan be put into operation. He said, “We have a progressive agenda. We are prepared to take two steps forward, one step back, two forward, one back, until it is time. The American people won’t even know it is happening. When it is favorable, then everything will move swiftly to the purging, or cleansing stage. People will be stunned into immobility. We won’t want a time lag between take-over and full operation of our spiritual phase.”

“Then he asked, “What do you think? Are you ready to join our forces?”

“I fell back to the only sure ground I knew. “I believe in God, our Heavenly Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s their plan that I will follow.”

“The Melbourne man became violently angry and shouted, “There are no such beings! They are myths created to enslave the minds of men. They don’t exist!” [Ed. note: pot calling the kettle black.]

“I answered simply, “But I have felt the power of the Holy Ghost fill me with fire from the top of my head to the soles of my feet, and I have heard the voice of God testify to me that Jesus Christ is His Son. His plan is the truth, and that is what I teach.”

“He lunged across the room and attacked me with his fists. Suddenly, I was free. I could move, and I ran outside into the lane. I found my companion wandering around, desperately looking for me. He didn’t dare leave, but had kept on searching for me. He had to help me on and off the tram. I was so exhausted that I was unable to get out of bed for a couple of days. [Ed. note: intense spiritual attacks are both physically and emotionally draining, as can be confronting difficult or painful truths. Pray for strength during such times.]

“Elder Matthew Cowley, of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, was President of all the Pacific missions. He visited us often in Australia. In my interview with him, shortly after this experience, he sensed that something was disturbing me. He asked if I would like to tell him what was wrong.

“So I outlined the Melbourne man’s spiritual communism to him. Elder Cowley told me why the man told me the plan. Now that I had been permitted to hear Satan’s plan, in detail, I could choose which I would follow, Satan or Christ. [Ed. note: after reading this book, this line is drawn more narrow for the reader, as well. Prepare to make a choice if one hasn’t already.]

“Twenty-five years after this event, I was in Elder Ezra Taft Benson’s office and told him the account. He said that he had never heard Satan’s plan in this life. But he recognized the details that Satan used to persuade one- third of our brothers and sisters to follow him in the pre-existence. They were willing to trade their agency to choose, for Satan’s guaranteed salvation. Now, I could choose again which I would follow, Christ’s plan of agency, or Satan’s plan of total control. After sixty-three years, my choice is more firmly anchored than ever before.

“I have watched spiritual communism eat its ghastly way into every country and into every government, including our own. It is everywhere. All 10 points of Karl Marx’s communist manifesto have been quietly incorporated into American life. They have been accepted as “social progress”.

“The Book of Mormon tells how secret combinations destroyed two great civilizations, the Jaredites and the Nephites. The Prophet Moroni warns us:

““Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you.” Ether 8:24

“Are we awake? Evidences of the secret combination – spiritual communism – are everywhere. What can we do about it? When the

Jaredites and the Nephites followed the Prophets, they were protected. When they rejected the Prophets, they were destroyed. My only escape from the Melbourne man was my witness of Jesus Christ.

“The Prophet Nephi warned his people:

““…nothing can save this people save it be repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ…Yea, how long will ye suffer yourselves to be led by foolish and blind guides?…” Helaman 13:6, 29

“There is a wonderful lesson to be learned from the Jaredites and the Nephites. There is safety in following the Prophets. I encourage all of us to follow the temporal and spiritual counsel of the latter-day Prophets, Seers and Revelators!”

Additional Testimony and Personal Experience Shared by Marion Law

In addition to what is expressed in Brother Law’s autobiographical retelling of his Melbourne experience, many segments of the original 1983 fireside transcript paint not only a more detailed account, but also highly pertinent information. …

This part of his account begins after he entered the home of the Melbourne Man (emphasis added):

“I just barely began to explain the gospel and the man said to me, ‘Mr. Law, we have a better plan.’ And I said, ‘What is your plan?’ Then he began to unfold to me this experience that I’m telling you about tonight. But I was unable to leave the chair where I sat. It was as though I was physically bound and I felt as though I was chained. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t breathe, and he began to unfold this experience to me – a very foreboding feeling. I have felt the presence of evil, I have had the experience of casting out evil spirits myself from a house and I know what that’s like and this was the most terrifying thing of my life [as] the man began to unfold this ‘other plan.’

“He said, ‘The nature of man occurs in 3 phases. First, man is an economic animal and therefore it is necessary for the state to control the economy so that we can have equality, and it will always be fair because man will always be inhuman to man until he can ‘learn’ to control that side of his nature.’

“And then he said, ‘the second part of man is that man is a political animal and therefore it will be necessary for us to establish a dictatorship

kind of government, what you would call a dictatorial form of government,’ but he said, ‘when we bring into effect the third phase of our program that won’t be fearful anyway.’

“’And so the third part, man is a spiritual animal,’ and he said, ‘we control some parts of the political world, some parts of economic world.’ He said, ‘we control all the churches except The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.’ He said, ‘we have them in our control” and he said that when we have political and economic control of the world, we will then be able to establish our total spiritual program.’

“He said, ‘we have done research on thousands of animals and thousands of men, we know that we can create a perfect society because that by using psychological manipulation and psychological conditioning through the use of drugs, diet, and music, and force where necessary. We can condition the mind of man so that man will be sinless.’

“He said, ‘there would be no, as you define it, sin. We don’t believe in that, but you would call it sin. There would be no hate, no envy, no malice, no lust, no greed, no jealousy, no viciousness, none of the those things that you would classify as sin.’

“Now he said, ‘if we were ‘the Gods’, Mr. Law, how could God keep sinless souls out of heaven, if there is a heaven (we don’t believe in those things) but if there is, how could a just God keep a sinless soul out of heaven?’

“He indicated that they would function as Plato’s Republic functioned in his description of a republic that the leaders would not oppress the workers, the workers would not be envious of the leaders and the teaching groups would perpetuate this sinless condition. And he said, ‘if we could have started with the first thinking man, you claim that’s Adam, but we don’t believe in that myth either, if we could have started with the first thinking man, he said, we would not have lost a single soul.’…

“He described the drug culture to me, something I just couldn’t comprehend, and he described how it would be used to condition people… and he described a process that 25 years later came into being… so we have literally become a part of that drug culture [Ed. Note: which, since the 1990’s, has evolved into the prescription drug culture for the middle class. As of 2011, a turning point has been reached where legal prescription drug deaths not only outnumber illegal drug deaths, they also outnumber nationwide traffic fatalities]….

“’We will use diet,’ he said. ‘We will put into food things that will make it possible for us to condition people.’ [Ed. Note: as mentioned earlier, GMO foods have these things “put in” at the DNA level] The whole purpose of the program is to make us conditionable, so that we are susceptible to whatever they wish to teach us….

“…but the thing that was the most shocking and I didn’t understand it at the time was music…. [The key is] the underlying beat that goes on and it constantly changes, it is constantly changing. That’s why you’ll have several guitars and several instruments that are the same, the instruments are the same, they don’t have a trumpet and saxophone and a violin because what they need is the conditioning ability of those instruments. They need intense volume, they can deliver any message whatsoever, whether it is backward or forward, doesn’t matter whether you can hear the words in the language that [you] are speaking or whether it’s exactly the opposite, but the brain will unscramble [it and] pick it up.

“’And so we know, for example, that this melodic dissonance can create a conditioning effect so that you will believe whatever it is that you are taught.’ This is the beginning of the free love revolution, is the beginning of the drug culture, the beginning of anti-authority revolution, the beginning of our deterioration of our respect for the flag, the country, the policemen, all the institutions that hold the fabric of our society together.

“And so these things, he described to me, in great detail. It was fascinating. It just was sort of overwhelming to me…. He indicated of course that they would use force where necessary. He said to me that, ‘we’ll take the children from their parents, early enough so that we can condition them, we eliminate all mental, emotional, and physical cripples at birth. They would, of course, have to be terminated.’

“He said, ‘we are now researching and doing experimentation with science so we can extend the life span so that man can live forever.’ He said, ‘the day will come when we will be able to reach into the planets and create a whole universe of these perfect, sinless souls.’…”

“[He said,] ‘If you love everybody, you would embrace our plan. Yours is failing. You have admitted it. How many people have you brought into the light of the gospel?’ ‘Well, not very many,’ [I replied]. He said, ‘You are right. But in our plan, every living soul will be saved.’

“And I said, ‘Well, that’s a great plan, but I, everyone is going to have their free agency.’ … This guy [was] a very sophisticated, intellectual individual, and he said ‘I can even prove it with your own arguments.’ He said, ‘Who do you love?’ Well, just 2 or 3 months earlier, I had gotten a Dear John [i.e. a break-up letter] from a girl I’d left behind, so I said, ‘I love my mother.’ He said, ‘I can prove you don’t even love your mother.’ He said, ‘We know, for example,’ he said, ‘that the Mormons believe that straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth to heaven and few there be that find it.’

“And I said ‘Yes, oh yes, but there is–’ [Melbourne Man interrupting] ‘Don’t tell me about the 3 degrees of glory, we also know that many are called… but few are chosen. Isn’t that Mormon doctrine? Many are called but few are chosen?’ ‘Well, yeah.’ He said, ‘So that means that your mother can

choose Hell if she wants.’ ‘Well, yeah.’ ‘Or she might even fall through the cracks in the church.’… He said, ‘So you don’t even love your Mother. Under our plan, it’s guaranteed that she’ll be saved.’

“I said, ‘but I can’t force her to go into heaven.’ [He said,] ‘When she finds out how beautiful it is, if there is such a place and it is as good as you say it is, she’ll spend eternity thanking you for making sure that she was saved. Well,’ he said that, ‘we’re only lovers of humanity, we are the only ones, who truly love our fellow men, you don’t, you’re prepared to let them go to hell. We don’t want anybody to be hurt or abased or offended or wounded or punished or anything. Why should they be punished? We’ll save ’em all, we’ll condition their minds,’ He said, ‘we know we can do it. When we take political and economic control of the world, we will institute our spiritual part of our plan to you.’

“And I said, ‘Well, boy, uhhh, I have heard some of this before.’ He said, ‘that is not possible.’ He said, ‘You might have heard of the political part of the plan, you might have heard pf the part of the economic part of the plan, but never the spiritual part of the plan. He said, ‘the spiritual part of the plan is not written or recorded, only the hard core elite are exposed to the spiritual part of our plan.’ And he said, ‘I’m one of those in Australia who controls our plan.’ And I said to him, ‘Why did you tell me?’ He said, ‘I’m not sure. I felt inspired to tell you.’…

“Well, he asked me where I had heard this plan of his, and I said, ‘well, I must have heard it in the councils of heaven.’ And he laughed at that. He said, ‘we would like to bring some of you young dedicated missionaries into our program.’ He said that, ‘the one thing we lack is dedication and commitment to our spiritual part of our plan.’

“I said to him ‘What is your plan? What is it? What do you call it?’ He said, ‘I’m a member of the Central Planning committee of the Communist Party in Australia. There are 3 of us who control it.’ And I said, ‘I’ve heard of communism.’ He said, ‘You have heard of the political communism and the economic communism,’ he said, ‘you have never heard of spiritual communism.’

“Now, I’ve heard Pres. [David O.] McKay talk about it since. Spiritual Satanism is what he called it. He defined communism as spiritual Satanism.

“I said, ‘You have to give people their right to choose.’ And he said, ‘They’ll go to hell if they choose and you are not saving anybody. How many people are in your church?’ There was about, then I think, there was less than a million people. He said, ‘out of 2 and 1⁄2 billion? And the rest of them are going to hell. No, don’t give me any of that 3 degrees stuff,’ he said. ‘If [they] don’t make the top, they haven’t made it.’ …

“[After bearing my testimony of Jesus Christ,] he became violently angry. He said, ‘we don’t believe in that myth. That’s a myth, that’s a mystery.

They are just parables.’ And I said, ‘No! I have heard the voice of the Lord, I have felt his power and I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.’ This man became so violent with me, he attacked me and only then could I break loose and run out into the middle of the street….

“[My companion] had to help me onto the street car, and take me home… that 3 hour experience was a nightmare.

“I haven’t taken the time to recount to you all the things, because he did go through in detail in the method in which they would use diet, the drugs and the music and I’ve explained to you just a little bit how they would introduce this music and then the drugs, they would introduce it into our diet, our foods [Ed. Note: he’s not just referring to the introduction of illicit drugs beginning through the conduit of hippie culture of the 1960’s, but also “drugs” in our food and our diet, as well.], they would do all kinds of things that would condition us so we that we would be susceptible and easily led. We would not fight against them so that we would literally embrace their principles and these doctrines.””

 

 

Resources for Government Study

 

 

Hillsdale college online free constitution 101 course

-heterodoxacademy.org shows that the social sciences are increasingly bias toward liberal views

-Patriot reading list by age and category http://www.hearthstoneplan.org/uploads/5/0/5/0/50504815/patriots_reading_list.pdf

-AFA.net – the American Family Association: Boycotts against company’s hostile to Christians and American family values.

-Free Economics Courses: MR University mru.org

-Joel Skousen – WorldAffairsBrief.com
-ConstitutionParty.com
-Ben Shapiro – DailyWire.com
-LatterDayConservative.com,

-YAF.org Young America’s Foundation
-PragerU.com,
-Phyllis Schlafly – EagleForum.com
-NewsWithViews.com,
-Alex Jones – InfoWars.com
-Scott Bradley – FreedomsRisingSun.com
-Derryl Castle – CastleReport.us,
-KTalkMedia.com
-CynthiaDavis.net
-Hillsdale.edu
-KrisanneHall.com
-Michael Savage – MichaelSavage.com

-EndTimesHerald.org

-Barry Goldwater – GoldwaterInstitute.org

-Libertarianism – Reason.org – The Reason Foundation

-StosselintheClassroom.org

-Ayn Rand – AynRand.org

-Ezra Taft Benson

-Hans Anderson

-John Birch Society – JBS.org

-John Stossel

-Mark Dice

-Ben Shapiro – dailywire.com

-David Horowitz

-Tucker Carlson

-Michael Ruppert

-Mark Dice

-Ken Bowers: Hiding in Plain Sight, -Beneath The Tide, etc.

-Glenn Beck

-Jack Monnett

-Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, etc.

-Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

-George Orwell: 1984, Animal Farm, etc.

-William Golding: Lord of the Flies

-Thomas Moore: Utopia

-Caroll Quigley: Trajedy & Hope

-Clausewitz: “On War”

-Edward Bernays: Propaganda; Crystallizing public opinion;

-Saul D. Alinsky: Rules for Radicals

-Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

-Mark R Levin

-David Fiorazo

-Dinesh D’Souza

-William J Murray: Utopian road to hell, enslaving American and the world with central planning

-Howard Kurtz: media madness the press war over truth, Donald Trump

-Thomas DiLorenzo: The problem with socialism

-Gustave Le Bon: the crowd a study of the popular mind

-Peter Schweizer: Clinton Cash; Secret Empires

-Ayn Rand

-Antonin Scalia

-Antony Sutton

-Anthony Shaffer, colonel whistleblower

-Lew Rockwell

-Darrell Castle, Castle Report

-David Horowitz

-Dinesh D’Souza

-Francis Boyle PhD political science on bio warfare

-Gore Vidal

-Jesse Ventura

-John Locke

-Larry D Nichols, confessed Clinton hitman

-H Verlan Anderson; LDS Seventy lawyer

-Leo Zagimi confessions of an illuminati

-Patrick Wood

-Robert Parry

-Roger Stone

-Russel Blaylock PhD speaks of cancer that is contagious and gov spreading it

-Steve Pieczenik former CFR, left upon seeing 9/11 false

-Stephen Crowder

-Wayne Madsen Report

-Daniel Estulin, Bilderberg tracker

-American Founding Father Authors: see Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States

 

-Media talking point: ‘From the Desk or the Couch’ This shows many news companies repeating the same talking point, it demonstrates how they’re all controlled by the same groups.

https://youtu.be/OXQBdoBdJrM

 

 

 

 

PART 2: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GREAT AND ABOMINABLE CHURCH OF THE DEVIL (COMMUNISM) BY H. VERLAN ANDERSEN

 

 

 

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Outline

 

 

 

These notes are shared with permission.

 

  1. Verlan Andersen was in the first and second quorums of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, called by Ezra Taft Benson, and a BYU professor. He went to law school at Stanford and advanced legal studies at Harvard. He has another book entitled “Many are Called but Few are Chosen.”

 

This book shows the political etc. philosophies Satan uses to destroy agency, and how our political views reflect our moral character. It shows the negative effects of socialized education based on which philosophies are taught there. It shows how licensing can be socialist. It shows how we are accountable for our views on things like graduated income tax. It shows how hidden and commonly accepted the devil’s methods are woven into modern society. Though this book is not official church doctrine, it uses the scriptures THROUGHLY in the basis of it’s arguments.

 

Table of Contents:

 

Ch1 A Satanic World Wide Organization Foretold

Ch2 The Great Division

Ch3 The Universal Problem of Deception

Ch4 The Elements of Freedom

Ch5 The Lord’s Involvement in Political Affairs

Ch6 The Lord Judges Men by the Civil Laws they Sanction or Oppose

Ch7 The Lord’s Plan for Protecting Free Agency

Ch8 Free Agency in Hereafter Determined by Attitude Toward it Here

Ch9 Satan’s Plan to Destroy Free Agency

Ch10 Do the Scriptures Permit the Conclusion that Prostituted Government is Satan’s Church?

Ch11 Religious History Affirms that Satan has Always Tried to Control Government

Ch12 Identification of Satan’s Church by Latter Day Prophets

Ch13 The Concept and Philosophy of The Devils Church

Ch14 Priestcraft

Ch15 Socialized Education and False Doctrines

Ch16 Latter-day Prophets and Socialized Education

Ch17 The Kingdom of God vs. The Kingdom of the Devil

Ch18 The Apostasy of the Latter-days

Ch 19 The Destruction of the Devil’s Church

Ch20 Summary and Conclusion

 

 

Ch. 1 A Satanic Worldwide Dominion Foretold

 

 

  1. Part of why the devil is successful is because people are afraid to speak of these things. That also leads to feelings of unaccountability.
  2. Not much info about this have we because of our iniquity (Ether 4:6); thus we stumble more. When we repent we will know that “my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people” D&C 6:26. See also 2 Ne. 27:5 deep sleep because of iniquity.
  3. Scourge on the Church for not hearkening to the new covenant of the Book of Mormon could be the devil’s church gathering to fight against the Church of the Lamb see D&C 84:54 and 1 Ne. 14:13
  4. The only church we contend against is the church of the devil (D&C 18:20), so identify it. Set forth “clearly and understandingly the desolation of abomination in the last days” D&C 84:117. Church members may join Satan to take down agency if they aren’t aware they do so.
  5. 1 Ne. 14:9-11 says there will be a dividing of the people into a few being in the Church of the lamb and the rest in the Church of the devil, and a great battle between them ensue.

 

 

Ch. 2 The Great Division

 

 

  1. The tares and foolish virgins are members of Satan’s Church. Joseph Fielding Smith speaks of the Church getting divided from it evil influences, a great division, and that the tares are among LDS church members.
  2. John Taylor: Matt. 7:21-3 applies to Church members, people who call on the Lord and do miracles but are rejected at the last day.
  3. 2 Ne. 30:10 great division to come
  4. The foolish virgins get unquenchable fire because they were deceived D&C 45:56-7; D&C 63:54; this may seem unfair but consider that they had the gospel, they were church members, and rejected that for the devils ways in the very midst of the LDS church, thus we see this is more fair.
  5. Church members often rely on the arm of flesh rather than taking the Holy Ghost as their guide 2 Ne. 28:14. So they’ll be destroyed and cursed for not taking the Holy Ghost as their guide D&C 45:56-7; 2 Ne. 28:26, 31

 

 

Ch. 3 The Universal Problem of Deception

 

 

  1. 12:9 decieveth the whole world
  2. D&C 52:14 Satan goes a’decieving
  3. D&C 112:23 dark covers earth, all flesh corrupt
  4. Even honorable but mislead people go to the Terrestrial kingdom D&C 76:75
  5. The deceiver tries to get the elect whom are elect according to the covenant (Smith, 1:22); pray to not be deceived by evil spirits D&C 46:7-8 because they’re trying to get you D&C 50:2-3.
  6. Only a few of the many called are not walking in darkness in noon day D&C 95:5-6
  7. Much evil comes from traditions passed down from their fathers D&C 123:7; D&C 93:31, 39
  8. Who don’t heed God are blinded and taken captive by Satan (Moses:4:4)
  9. People are ignorant and won’t learn though it’s right in front of them to do so 2 Ne. 32:7
  10. In Lehi’s vision, none avoid being lost except those who hold the rod of iron
  11. In Lehi’s vision, those who never reach the tree are numberless concourses, great was the multitude
  12. D&C 93:39 truth withheld, and deception come because of sin. Natural man can’t comprehend Gods ways 1 Cor. 2:14. You’ll get to know nothing of God and the devil take you over Alma 12:9-11.
  13. Existence of law is indispensable to the use of intelligence; seen in science also. To reach a destination, you must know the laws you need to follow to get there. Obedience is the first law of intelligent existence. D&C 130:20-21. Many take the broad road which is not obeying God D&C 132:25; the level of law you obey is the level of reward you get D&C 88:22-23
  14. 2 Ne. 2:23 can’t know good unless you also know evil; to not learn about Satan’s plan is to shortchange our full exercise of free agency; Until you know of Satan’s plan you can’t be sure that you don’t believe and support it. Satan keeps his plan hidden 2 Ne. 28:22; Satan took out the text we now have in the Pearl of Great Price out of the original bible, which includes the account of Moses vs. Satan (Moses 1:20)
  15. God will reveal Satan’s operations to those of His people who are righteous Alma 37:21-3, 25; be earnest in bringing those things to light D&C 123:13-15; the Lord’s servants are to detail the abomination of desolation to the people all they can D&C 84:117; certain things about Satan’s operations, God only tells prophets and has them keep them hidden from the people Alma 37:27
  16. Satan is so good at keeping his organization secret that John calls his organization “Mystery”; but if we are righteous God will show it to us Alma 37:25.
  17. The Lord uses the family the Church and the government to help us have free agency according to his plan. Satan attacks those.

 

 

Ch. 4 The Elements of Freedom

 

 

  1. David O McKay: An act may be classified as good or evil based on its effect upon free agency
  2. Freedom leads to joy, enslavement to misery 2 Ne. 2:27; Satan seeks your agency Moses 4:3
  3. These 4 things are essential to use our agency on earth:
    1. Life (with some degree of physical and mental health and strength),
    2. Freedom from the restraint or coercion of others,
    3. Knowledge of laws D&C 131:6
      1. Enticement so we act for ourselves falls under this 2 Ne. 2:16; it’s learning of the right and it’s benefits, vs. the wrong and its consequences.
    4. The right and control of property.
      1. You need food shelter clothing etc.
      2. When the fruits of your labors are out of your control you’re a slave
  • Alexander Hamilton in Federalist #79 “A power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will”
  1. We need independence
  2. We need to be able to hire others
  3. We need to be able to have the tools and resources for doing our chosen trade
  1. Without knowledge of truth a person can’t achieve their goals
  2. David O McKay: Economic freedom lies at the base of all liberties. It’s needed for political social and religious liberty.
    1. These elements of liberty are mutually dependent on each other, get rid of one and the others leave.
    2. A man’s property is his life and his liberty; he uses it to achieve every goal
    3. When you take one’s property, you take from him that part of his life he spent attaining it
    4. Property is what we use to get our dreams
    5. Satan tries to tell us that any of these elements of freedom (political economic social and religious) are not needed; when one goes they all go.
  3. Evil is when you taint with freedom
    1. Tainting truth is called lying; the good is to teach truth
    2. Burglary vs. create and share wealth
  4. Children are to be taught by parents and parents who don’t are in sin (D&C 68:25; 2 Ne. 4:6)
  5. Parents provide for their children or are worse than infidels (D&C 83:4; 1 Tim. 5:8)
  6. In the Patriarchal order, family also functioned in the capacity of government
  7. The Church helps in the elements of freedom (which are life knowledge and property) by missionary work genealogy work and stewards who help the poor with surplus funds. They help families in physical needs with the family is unable.
  8. Government which punishes those who intentionally and without justification break the law in order to preserve a space for the family and Church to operate, that all may be accountable for their own sins D&C 101:78; D&C 98:8 the law makes us free!
  9. The Church couldn’t be organized without freedom of speech press and property. 3 Ne. 21:4
  10. by God for the benefit of man D&C 134:1

 

 

Ch. 5 The Lord’s Involvement in Political Affairs

 

 

  1. Patriarchal government of righteous Pharaoh seeking to follow how Adam and Noah did it Abe. 1:25-6
  2. Moses and the judges; continued in this theocracy until they demanded a king in the days of Samuel. They lived this way despite the Lords warning until kingdoms of Judah and Israel were destroyed when the kings were wicked and no longer able to get guidance from God.
  3. Samuel, Nephi, and Bro. of Jared warn against kings
  4. US Constitution by God D&C 101:77, 80
  5. The Lord raised up unto them judges (Judges 2:16-18)
  6. When righteous, the Nephites chose righteous men for leaders 3 Ne. 3:19
  7. Seek good and wise men to rule you D&C 98:9-10
  8. Judging according to Gods commandments Mosiah 29:11
  9. Joseph Smith murdered when running for US President; Brigham Young governor of Utah had a practice of choosing Church leaders to responsible positions in the territorial legislature.
  10. Murder and adultery punished by death Exo. 21:12; Lev. 20:10;
  11. Criminal had to pay several times the value of item stolen Exo. 22:1-2;
  12. False witness then you get the punishment you wanted for the other person Deut. 19:18-19;
  13. These penalties were called judgments and were given to Moses with the laws Exo. 21:1;
  14. People were read these Deut. 31:10-11 and entered covenant to be governed by both the law and the judgments Exo. 24:3, 7-8; this covenant was also to be made by the succeeding generation Deut. 5:1-3, and was to be binding forever (Deut. 29:29; Mal. 4:4; 3 Ne. 25:4); only in times of wickedness did the people depart from these laws;
  15. Nephites had strict laws of Moses kept among them Jarom 1:5; 2 Ne. 5:10; 1 Ne. 4:15; when the reign of the judges came in at the time of King Benjamin, they were to continue to use the laws from their fathers Mosiah 29:25 and if they “the voice of the people” CHOSE iniquity they would be destroyed Mosiah 29:27;
  16. At time of Helaman they had trampled laws of Mosiah from God and altered them and became wicked Hela. 4:22; this came by majority vote of the voice of the people Hela. 5:2; then famine came until they corrected their political beliefs and practices 11:10; 9 years later they were wicked again Hel. 11:37 much war was result 3 Ne. 4:11; 5 years later they returned to the order of just laws in the land and peace returned 3 Ne. 6:4; Jacabugath city is destroyed by God because the government being was destroyed by the people 3 Ne. 9:9
  17. God has given the US their civil laws
    1. and commanded they be not altered “what is more or less than this (the Constitution) cometh of evil” D&C 98:5-7;
    2. see also D&C 101:77; 101:80;
    3. “may (the Constitution) ….be established forever” D&C 109:54; God redeemed the US by the shedding of blood D&C 101:80
  18. For one who accepts the scriptures as the word of God it’s impossible to keep politics separate from religion
    1. Accept the laws of the land which have been revealed by God as the laws of the Church D&C 58:23

 

 

Ch. 6 The Lord Judges Men by The Civil Laws They Sanction or Oppose

 

 

  1. We are as morally accountable for individual sins as we are for sins we make through organizations
  2. Men are accountable for their acts in relation to governments D&C 134:1
  3. The Lord does care about your political beliefs; scriptures teach man’s political accountability to God.
  4. Government’s power is based on its threat to take away a portion of people’s life liberty or property (or all) to who disobey. They always entail compulsion.
    1. When it comes to non-violent/non-compulsory means of getting something, we set up a church or a club, lodge, etc. These bring in money and order by volunteerism, no threats.
  5. If one opposes a law justice demands that he neither be blamed nor given credit for the evil or good done under that law.
    1. Officers of government have a share of responsibility, but mainly they are the servants/agents of the people
      1. Vote
    2. Political beliefs constitute a most intense and accurate expression of one’s views on morality and justice.
      1. To classify a deed as being of good or evil intent demands the use of moral judgment.
      2. Inherent contradiction in requiring people to do an evil thing then punishing them if they don’t
      3. It’s contrary to logic for anyone to espouse a political philosophy, which is inconsistent with his moral beliefs.
        1. What we espouse is a formulation of our moral code.
        2. Promoting a law which gets in the way of life liberty and property is serious; is this thing so serious that I’m willing to cause those who violate it to be physically punished? This reflects our convictions in the strongest possible manner.
      4. Consider one with all power over people. He could harm them without entering personal legal danger or personal legal condemnation. The way he used it would reflect his character.
        1. This is the power of one who has power to direct government
        2. Voters have this power
  • Government is supreme force used to meet one’s purposes.
  1. Laws depriving others of their stewardships indicate unrighteous dominion/control.
  2. If the only reason we don’t steal were fear of going to jail, such a person would lobby for stealing (taking something which belongs to someone and giving it to someone else) to be made legal.
  3. If a person would commit extortion except for fear of being caught, then our support of licensing laws which forcibly deny people freedom to enter legitimate business and patronize whom they please will reflect this criminal tendency.
  4. A person’s political philosophy can be used to determine whether he is just or unjust!
    1. The Celestial kingdom is for those who are “just” D&C 76:50, 53, 65, 69
    2. The laws one favors and opposes constitute a statement of the acts and omissions he condemns in others and the penalty he desires to have inflicted for violation.
    3. The Golden Rule
  5. It’s unjust to punish people who did an act with an innocent or righteous intent. We likewise would want that policy toward ourselves.
  6. If we favor laws, which provide for punishment without the necessity of proving an evil intent, we have acted unjustly.
  7. We should never use government to punish a person unless he has violated his conscience and has a feeling of guilt D&C 134:4; Alma 30:7-11.
  8. If a person is just, he will want the burdens of government allocated among the people in an equitable manner.
    1. Governments exist for the purpose of protecting the lives liberties and properties of all citizens.
      1. Justice demands that each person whose freedom is protected bear his fair share of the cost thereof.
        1. The divinely inspired Constitution of the US, as originally adopted, prohibited the Federal government from imposing direct taxes unless such were apportioned among the states according to their respective numbers.
          1. This provision used the cost of protecting life and liberty as a basis for apportioning the tax burden among the states apparently on the assumption that it costs as much to defend one person’s life and liberty as another’s.
          2. Of course, an added reason for such a restriction was to discourage the Federal government from imposing direct taxes.
        2. Most taxing schemes use property alone as a basis for apportioning the cost of government rather than life or liberty.
          1. A person with twice as much property or income as another is required to pay twice as much in taxes on the assumption that it costs twice as much to protect his property.
            1. Thus it is unjust to levy for a graduated tax scheme, which forces the person with twice the income of another to pay 10 or 100 times as much in taxes.
          2. Determine the justice of a law by putting yourself in the shoes of the person against whom it is likely to be enforced.
            1. Judge righteous judgment, because with the judgment you judge, you’ll be judged Matt. 7:2-3 JST.
              1. Judgment of fellow man is clearly shown by what laws we accept and oppose.
              2. We are to use the laws God has given as means of what to punish. Don’t punish what he wouldn’t. Do what he would. Mosiah 29:11-13
            2. A just law will never interfere with the freedom of a just man
              1. For he will never intentionally commit an act, which a just law forbids, nor will he refuse to voluntarily do that which is a just law commands.
                1. Then we qualify for the promise to who do no unrighteous dominion, that our dominion become eternal without compulsory means flowing unto us D&C 121:46

 

 

 

Ch. 7 The Lord’s Plan for Protecting Free Agency

 

 

  1. The Lord makes laws and government (specifically the US Constitution) for the purpose of men being able to use their free agency D&C 101:77-78
  2. US Constitutional law makes us free D&C 98:6-8
  3. What you give is what you get Matt. 7:2; D&C 1:10; Alma 41:3-5
    1. There is mercy with repentance, but overall the plan of God is one of justice. You don’t get mercy unless you repent. Mercy cannot rob justice Alma 42:24-25.
      1. Why should one not expect to be treated the way he treats others?
        1. There is no basis for complaint when one is treated the way he treated others.
        2. Any other standard of judgment towards us would not be just.
      2. Forgiveness and avoidance of punishment are based strictly upon obedience to the law of repentance.
    2. We will get as much freedom in the next life as we allowed others in this.
      1. Freedom = the power and opportunity to accomplish one’s purposes.
        1. The law of retribution indicates that each person will be permitted to accomplish his own goals only to the extent that he is willing for others to accomplish them
      2. Recall that the 4 main elements of free agency are:
        1. life (with some degree of physical and mental health and strength),
        2. freedom from the restraint or coercion of others
  • knowledge of those laws which must be obeyed in order to achieve any goal
  1. the right and control of property.
  1. when we endeavor to provide, preserve, or protect those 4 main elements of free agency, we increase freedom, and the opposite is true.
  1. Law of Moses had what you do to others is what you get.
  2. Law of Moses was also with Nephites, not all punishments/judgments recorded there, but it does list death for murder, punishment of slavery, lying, and theft Alma 17:9, 17-18.
  3. Joseph F. Smith: No honest intelligence person will deny that the Ten Commandments are just righteous and pure. The 10 Commandments are the bases the US Constitution was built on. They are forever and can’t be changed or ignored with impunity. They’ll last forever.
  4. To properly carry out the Lord’s plan of protecting free agency, governments must be utilized in every age to inflict the punishments called for under the divine law of retribution.
  5. The carnal ordinances of the Law of Moses, meaning the blood sacrifices, were done away. But the Ten Commandments are eternal gospel truths. The law of retribution is also eternal because it is the very essence of eternal justice.
    1. That there was no intention of superseding this part of the Law of Moses was made plain by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount “with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
  6. The children of Israel in the days of Moses could be justifiably punished for breaking the Sabbath and worshiping idols for they had powerful overwhelming physical evidence that those were from God. Not so for societies without such evidence. But everyone knows that murder, adultery, lying, unfairness, bearing false witness, are bad, and can be judged of those in all nations. No one can do harm to another person without violating their conscience.
    1. It is proper to execute law against those who break the 4 elements of freedom. See Alma 30.
  7. War justified when defensive
    1. Alma 43:46-47; 48:14; 1 Ne. 13:17-18; D&C 98:31-37
  8. Fines to people whom are wronged by others (not the money going toward the law enforcement people) Alma 11:2.
  9. Can’t have peace with government unless it will defend each individual right to property! D&C 134:2
  10. We share the cost of national security. Government can insist on this.
    1. Alma 60:24-33
    2. Taxes
    3. Military mandatory draft
  11. Government jobs pay money to the employed Alma 11:1
  12. Joseph Smith said the Constitution is not a law, but it empowers men to make laws.
    1. True, since there are no punishments listed therein.
  13. Joseph Smith said the Constitution is us having representatives making and enforcing laws, which are within the parameters of the Constitution.
  14. Constitutional law is to be maintained D&C 101:77
  15. Speaking of the Constitution God said, “more or less than this cometh of evil” D&C. We can make technical or procedural changes in the affairs by the government, insomuch that it does not destroy “that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges.”
    1. God has sanctioned different types of governments, this shows that He intends there be flexibility in procedures and methods.
    2. While God wouldn’t care if we change the date the President takes office, he would care about us changing the interpretation of “welfare clause” so as to empower the Federal Government to destroy the right of private property by welfare-statism and socialism.
    3. An amendment permitting women to vote would not appear to destroy “rights and privileges” but an alteration in the meaning of the “Commerce Clause” to empower the Federal Government to regulate agriculture, labor, transportation, communication, health, education, welfare, etc., would appear to have this effect.
    4. The Constitution is for the rights and protection of all flesh and pertains to all people and anything more or less than it comes of evil, hence this is to be eternal law.
    5. Laws necessary to protect freedom by punishing those acts and intents which destroy its elements never change; neither does the nature of those laws which compel men to perform those acts necessary to protect freedom.
  16. Men should commit no act in the name of government which conscience forbids them to do as individuals.
    1. Number of people involved in decisions doesn’t change their good or evil nature and effect.
    2. Legislators are as powerless to alter the fundamental laws of good and evil as they are to alter the physical laws.
  17. Can’t punish someone for something they don’t know is wrong; guilt must be there
    1. George Washington: the foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality.
      1. Ben Franklin: He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will revolutionize the world.
    2. If an act by an individual will jeopardize their freedom, so shall it be of the acts of groups of people (government acts). Aka, view government action and individual action through the same eyes.
      1. Government officials are merely servants of the people and derive all the power they possess from those they serve.
        1. A power can rise no higher than its source.
          1. No person can increase his authority merely by acting through an agent.
        2. Government can only do things the people have the moral right to do.
      2. It makes not the slightest difference to an individual whether one man or a million put him to death, deprive him of his freedom, or take from him his property.
      3. If it would be proper for such a person to be restrained by fear or punished for committing the forbidden act, it makes no moral difference whether the fear is induced and the punishment inflicted by one or many. It would be right in either case.
    3. Thomas Jefferson: government positions are only to declare and enforce our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us. Every man is under the natural duty of contributing the to necessity of society; and this is all the laws should enforce on him. The government is to be impartial in helping bring justice to all. When the laws have declared and enforced all this, they have fulfilled their functions. When entering into a society we don’t give up any natural rights.
      1. In summary: government is to do these three things, and thus may you test every law thereof:
        1. punish crime
        2. arbitrate and enforce rights between citizens
  • compel each person to bear his fair share of the cost of government.
  1. Scripture shows God approves of these 3 (above listed) measures to be enforced by police

 

 

 

Ch. 8 Free Agency in Hereafter Determined by Attitude Toward it Here

 

 

  1. You will spend eternity living with people who allow you no more freedom than you allow them Matt. 25:31-46; Matt. 6:12; D&C 76; D&C 121
  2. When God gives a people a nation of self-government he gives them the highest freedom they can possess
  3. Regardless of religion, all people want freedom. All humans in all ages have this sense of desire for freedom, and conscience which tells them when their freedom is being violated by others, or what they’re violating the freedom of others.
  4. Unless all citizens have the same standard of good and evil which is expressed in their laws, the enforcement of those laws will create injustice, as persons who do something for good may get punished, and who do things for ill may punished for refusing to do something they believe is evil.
  5. Everyone wants freedom, and all must share the equal burden of protection of that, so all can pay their share of taxes and civil duties hereto pertaining. This is the ONLY standard which men hold in common, and more or less than this from government “cometh of evil.”

 

 

 

Ch. 9 Satan’s Plan to Destroy Free Agency

 

 

  1. Satan fights the institutions that uphold freedom
    1. The family
    2. The Church
    3. The Lord’s form of Government
  2. Satan attacks life and individual liberty and property ownership
    1. He wants mass murder, to own many slaves, etc., not just a few.
      1. Government is the best instrument
      2. Slavery is bad. Thou shalt not steal shows this. Also Alma 1:18; 27:9; D&C 101:79
  • Socialism and communism take personal property and personal business ownership. The state owns all; there is only one employer in the nation.
    1. No plantation owner ever exercised as much control over his slaves as a socialist country did over its citizens.
    2. A plantation owner in socialism is worse off than one in capitalism. This person may have a higher quality of life than his workers even in socialism, but he still is a prisoner to the state, and can’t follow his dreams.
    3. Socialism is Satan’s perfect form of slavery!
    4. In socialism there is always an army of bureaucrats with unlimited opportunities for those who seek positions in which they can exercise unrighteous dominion.
  1. Satan attacks knowledge of truth
    1. No one can attain a goal without knowing the laws he must apply unto to reach that goal.
    2. Liars get the lowest kingdom D&C 76:103; Satan is the chief liar Moses 4:4
    3. Lands whose laws punish perjury, give damages for deceit, and protect freedom of expression will thwart Satan in this.
    4. Satan can only effectively destroy knowledge of truth by controlling government.
    5. Socialized education (mandatory public education)
      1. Satan uses this to take children away from their parents at a young age
      2. They are taught by state employees
        1. The job of the state employee depends on their teaching the state agenda.
  • They carefully select the text books
  1. Children’s unsuspecting minds are taught false doctrines
  2. Universal militarizing is another form of this
  1. Control of government allows Satan to be in charge of what media and news show, punishing those who don’t go along with the agenda promotion.
  1. Satan controlling government allows him to confiscate church property and individual property
    1. Removes places where children are taught correct doctrines
  2. Satan is trying to get everyone to deny God. Moroni 7:17
    1. Owning the state, as we have seen historically, one religion is promoted, and the others persecuted.
      1. Today Satan has been able to use police power to abolish all churches and establish an official state religion of atheism.

 

 

 

Ch. 10 Do the Scriptures Permit the Conclusion that Prostituted Government is Satan’s Church?

 

 

  1. Satan would rather use government than a church
    1. He could forcefully tax
    2. He could forcefully make them come to daily brainwashing trainings
    3. More access to weapons
  2. In a free government, people who work for Satan are punished, as those who work for Satan use force to do evil. So Satan tries to get rid of free government.
  3. Roman government
    1. gave the Jews the courage to kill Jesus
    2. killed thousands of Christians and tortured them
    3. used taxes to live with prostitutes
    4. kept books from what was going on from being written
  4. Government imprisons and kills prophets
    1. 1 Ne 13:5 this is the Church of the Devil
    2. 3 Ne. 6:20 with 3 Ne. 6:23 they did this at the time of just before Jesus came
    3. they did it to Abinadi
    4. Ether 9:29; 11:5; Alma 37:30 among the Jaredites
    5. D&C 135:7 to Joseph and Hyrum Smith
    6. 16:6; 17:6; 18:24
  5. To have worldwide influence, possibly a World Government 1 Ne. 14:10-11
    1. They unite against the LDS v13
    2. Economic monopoly it will have Rev. 13:17
      1. This is like how today we can’t buy or sell without the permission of the government!
    3. Only government has the power to deny religious freedom, prohibit missionary work, and ban publications.

 

 

Ch. 11 Religious History Affirms that Satan has Always Tried to Control Government

 

 

  1. Satan’s first secret combination was headed up by Cain and his posterity continued to give it leadership down through at least 5 generations. Moses 5:41-51; Hela. 6:27
  2. In the book of Ether secret combinations are mentioned 16 times.
    1. This society was the greatest nation ever on earth. Ether 1:43
    2. These combinations destroyed them as well as the Nephites. Ether 8:21.
  3. Secret combinations “did obtain the sole management of the government” Hela. 6:39
    1. Famine followed. Hel. 11:10-17
  4. Kings put in wickedness. Ether 9:1, 4
  5. Kings slain by the combinations
  6. Kill the successful candidate. Hel. 1:7-11
  7. They seek to kill the prophet. Hel. 2:4-5
  8. They want the people to give away their possessions with a promise that they’ll make them equal to them. 3 Ne. 3:10
  9. When in power, they set aside the laws of liberty and put a king in charge. 3 Ne. 6:30
  10. These lands led by these combinations are destroyed by God since they are “above all the wickedness of the whole earth”
  11. Secret combinations are MOST abominable to God. Ether 8:18
  12. The Church of the Devil and the Secret Combinations seem to be the same organization
    1. Satan heads them both. 1 Ne. 13:6; Ether 8:25
    2. They’re both described by the prophets as being the ultimate in wickedness. 3 Ne. 9:9; Ether 8:18; 1 Ne. 13:5
    3. They’re both the source of abominations. Hel. 7:25; 1 Ne. 14:9
  13. John is not allowed to finish his account of the end of the earth, but before ending he does write that the “whore of all the earth” became “drunken with the blood of the saints.” Rev. 17:6
  14. Church of the Devil seeks “to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations and countries” Ether 8:25

 

 

Ch. 12 Identification of Satan’s Church by Latter Day Prophets

 

 

  1. Prophets to identify Satan’s movement. Alma 37:25
  2. David O McKay: Communism greatest satanical threat to peace prosperity and the spread of God’s work among men on earth
  3. McKay, David O: there are two contending forces: Christ vs. Satan. Other names this goes by are these:
    1. Personal liberty vs. domination by the state
    2. Free agency vs. communism
  4. Taylor, John: communism and nihilism are against every principle of the Gospel.
    1. Joseph Smith said that when they begin to take place, the liberties of this nation begin to go away.
  5. Grant, Heber J: in the time of the Great Depression, some of the Saints were going over to communism. No! The safety of our divinely inspired Constitution and the welfare of our Church demand that Communism shall have no place in America.
  6. Benson, Ezra Taft: We in America have known freedom and think it’ll never be different than freedom here.
    1. It can be different
    2. It is becoming different
    3. We go blithely and gullibly on our way to danger of losing our liberty
    4. Some go for the murderous Kruschev
    5. Some call patriots extremists and accuse courageous liberty-loving citizens of dividing our people.
    6. Join our forces against anti-Christ.
  7. Brown, Hugh B.: communism is Satanic
    1. It teaches atheism
      1. It teaches that religion is a mere opiate
    2. It seeks to deprive spiritual physical and mental freedom
    3. It seeks to give the state supremacy
    4. It is a continuation of the war that began when Heavenly Father rejected Satan’s plan of force
    5. We live in the most dangerous period of all history
    6. The Church is the main bulwark against communism.
  8. McKay, David O.: Communism
    1. Destroys man’s agency
    2. No member of this Church can be true to his faith in lending aid to, or sympathy to, or encouragement to these philosophies; neither can any American be a patriot in supporting this.
  9. Romney, Marion G.: Socialism and welfare-system are part of Satan’s plan.
    1. The Brethren (the leadership of the Church) asked him to speak on this; he did so at BYU in a talk called “Socialism and the United Order Compared”; he repeated that talk in priesthood session of General Conference.
      1. Communism and socialism differ in the tactics and strategy rather than in objectives
        1. Uses Encyclopedia Britannica: Communism is socialism perused by revolutionary means and making its revolutionary method a canon of faith.
          1. Like socialists, communists believe in
            1. The collective control and ownership of the vital means of production
            2. Seek to achieve through state action to coordinated control of the economic forces to society.
          2. In the US, we have adopted a social welfare state, which brought much socialism to us.
            1. The President speaks of going even further by taking the money they don’t think should be spent from the “haves” and give it to the “have nots”. That is the spirit of socialism: Taking.
              1. In contrast, the spirit of the United Order is Giving.
            2. We have come a long way into public ownership of the means of production.
              1. This also has wounded the free agency of this people.
            3. Socialism is the wave of the future, it has already taken over or is contending for most nations. I abhor it.
            4. Encyclopedia Britannica: Since WW2 socialism has been spreading rapidly over the world. SOCIAL DEMOCRACY is one manifestation of Socialism!
          3. McKay, David O.: the trend of increasing immorality and violence crime divorce delinquency riots strikes and other civil disorders can be from a direct relationship of how the people of this nation have the tendency to “pass on to the state the responsibility for their moral and economic welfare”
            1. Welfare State causes people to worship the government more than God.
            2. Warn and re-warn the youth of this.
            3. History “is replete with the downfall of nations who, instead of assuming their own responsibility for their religious and economic welfare, mistakenly attempted to shift their individual responsibilities to the government.”
            4. BYU teachers should not support socialism. “The views of every prophet of the Church, from the Prophet Joseph Smith on down, concerning our belief that we should be strong self-reliant individuals, not dependent upon the largess of government. None of the doctrines of our Church give any sanction to the concept of a socialistic state.”
          4. A great book on what the prophets have said about political matters is “Prophets, Principles and National Survival” by Newquist; Publishers Press, SLC UT (1964).

 

 

Ch. 13 The Concept and Philosophy of The Devils Church

 

 

  1. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
    1. This document is the starting point for modern socialism says the encyclopedia.
    2. Says that the Communist League started as a secret society. This is the same word The Book of Mormon uses to describe evil organizations. (3 Ne. 3:9; Ether 9:6; 11:22)
    3. Can’t support it since prophets have said communism is “diametrically opposed to everything for which the Church stands”
    4. It says the immediate aim of the Communists is political power conquest
  2. More Communists views
    1. when capital goes away, the family will also. They want the family gone.
    2. Religion is merely an opiate of the people
    3. Law morality and religion are really just things that the bourgeois (the mean rich people who rule the working class) hide behind
    4. Take children from their parents
    5. Overthrow all working social organizations of current government.
      1. Book of Mormon points out that the plan of the secret combination organizations is the overthrow all government (Ether 8:25)
    6. Get rid of individuality
    7. Get rid of independence
    8. All must work. Police enforce such. Slavery thus inevitable.
    9. Abolish private property (freedom thus being impossible)
    10. State control of food, clothing, shelter, all consumable goods, and the means to produce such. Thus the people will be slaves, doing whatever their masters tell them merely to stay alive. Hence only the states’ goals will be accomplished, not the individuals.
    11. Working class to take all capital from those who currently own it. (Proletariats take all the capital of the bourgeoisie)
    12. Confiscation of property by taxation and other laws
      1. Taking private property is the fastest way to get into socialism.
      2. Uses the guise of money being for national parks, flood control, irrigation districts, housing projects for the poor, etc.
  • Heavy graduated income tax also accomplishes this; gets rid of all capital except a bare sustenance.
  1. Laws where upon the death of the owner, the business goes to the state.
  2. Calls for confiscation of property of emigrants and rebels
    1. They define rebels as whoever doesn’t believe in socialism.
  3. Regulation of who can enter business and get jobs
    1. You work for the government or you don’t work at all.
    2. License all occupations, trades, labor unions,
  4. Regulation of business
    1. Where located (Zoning Laws)
    2. What it makes
  • Hours
  1. Wages
  2. Which employees to be used
  3. Which machinery to use
  • Product standards
  • Safety standards
  1. Pollution standards
  2. Centralization of means of communication and transportation, all owned by the state.
  3. Acquittal of distinction between towns and country; dispersing everyone more evenly throughout the land (by force as all of this is)
  1. Regulation of banks, credit, and interest rates
    1. National bank
    2. State capital
  • Exclusive monopoly
  1. Lenin (first Communist leader of Russia) said the best way to get rid of capitalism is to debauch the currency.
    1. Control of inflation enables secret confiscation of wealth. This is a very subtle method. Not one man in a million can diagnose this.  (Keynes). P107
    2. When we are in a society where all trade is done via currency, state can easily manipulate.
    3. Irredeemable currency which the government can print at will causes extreme stranglehold on the economy.
      1. They use this phony money to create goods and services at will.
    4. Inflation can wipe out the creditor class by changing
      1. Value of insurance policies, social security benefits, pensions, bonds contracts, savings accounts, annuities, old age benefits, all forms of indebtedness.
      2. Article 1 Sec. 10 of the US Constitution stops this by only allowing “gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.
        1. Only precious metals can release a debtor

 

  1. Congress has passed laws that
    1. make it a crime to use gold as money
    2. mint coins out of base metals
    3. make irredeemable paper a tender in payment of debts

 

  1. Most of the main parts of the Communist Manifesto are adopted in most states around the world.
  2. By doing these following things, communist proposals have been implemented in the US and other supposed capitalist nations:
    1. Licensing laws which dictate who may engage in business
    2. Welfare programs which take property from the “haves” and give it to the “have-nots”
    3. Regulatory laws which empower government bureaucracy to tell private owners how they must operate their enterprises
    4. Graduated income, gift, and estate taxes, which confiscate virtually all income above certain minimums
    5. Laws which corrupt monetary systems

 

 

Ch. 14 Priestcraft

 

 

  1. Communist manifesto calls for free education for all the children in public schools
    1. A most effective method for instituting perpetual falsehood.
    2. Thought control
    3. Thus they impose the state religion (*which happens to be atheism currently)
    4. In the past there is a long history of combining state and church to get political control
    5. They buy up the teachers and priests and change all the doctrines and teachings
  2. The state religions of the past aren’t so evil from merely their teaching wrong things about the next life, but from them using the sword to enforce their creeds; getting rid of freedom.
  3. Today we have the priestcraft of atheism, socialism, and materialism. It’s being forced upon us.
    1. We’re being compelled to worship the state; this is worse evil than former times being forced to worship a Supreme Being.
      1. They advocate that this be used to satisfy material needs
        1. Instead of teaching that we are children of God answerable to our Creator for our sins, they teach that we are animals which have no higher goal than satisfying the lusts of the flesh!
      2. Instead of merely pushing their creeds on adults on Sundays, they take our children from us (via forced public school) and indoctrinate them throughout the whole week.
    2. Weather priestcraft is enforced by communists or religionists, it’s central evil is the same: the power of government to abolish freedom and compel the people to finance their own enslavement by supporting teachers who are paid to deceive them into believing that the particular brand of priestcraft they are subsidizing is the only true religion.
  4. Children are removed from their homes which are where the Lord intended them to be taught, and they are forced to go to public school to be indoctrinated in organic evolution, atheism, materialism, and socialism.
    1. This is all designed to destroy belief in God, and to get us to surrender our freedoms over to communism.
  5. Priestcraft is teaching for the sake of “gain and the praise of the world” (2 Ne. 26:29-31)
    1. On the other hand, if your intent is the building up of Zion, and he teaches, and is in need, and the people voluntarily give him substance, that is ok.
  6. Noah forced his people to pay a 20% tax to support him in his evil; and he had them build all kinds of wonderful thrones for the government. (Mosiah 11:6, 11)
  7. Alma 1:12 (see also Alma 1:3, 6, 7 and Mosiah 11:6) show that one type of priestcraft is enforced on the people, another is not, and the type which is enforced, Alma greatly feared, seeing it as a type which could cause the destruction of the entire
  8. The only way to enforce priestcraft is by having it policed. Government has monopoly on force.
  9. Alma 1:16 only those who love the vain things of the world are in favor of priestcraft
  10. People persecute the true Church because they share Gods word with each other without being paid (Alma 1:19-20). (This destroys the craft of those who go around doing this for monetary gain).
  11. Those who had the wisdom of the world tried to get political control by majority vote, and to change the laws to fit with their philosophies. Their intent was to destroy the church of God. (Alma 2:1, 3-4)
    1. Thus we see they seek to destroy all religions except their own.
    2. Thus we see that they sought to compel everyone to only support the priests and teachers in their church! (*Sounds like mandatory public education again)
  12. The incident with Amlici shows that when these wise of the world people loose political elections, that doesn’t stop them from foisting their philosophies into the laws of the land.
  13. Amlici tries to push these ideas on the people at the beginnings of their free government, which they were still not used to self-rule. The only reason it didn’t get through in this case was that too many people took interest in political affairs.
  14. The Nephites would rather die than submit to Amlici’s ways, knowing that the enforced priestcraft would prove the destruction of the entire nation.
  15. The city of Ammonihah was utterly destroyed from its adoption of priestcraft into their laws. This is the time when Alma resigned the judgment seat and was a full-time missionary warning the people to repent or be destroyed. They didn’t repent and were destroyed. Alma was thrown out, and the angel told him to return, for they were plotting to throw over the liberty of the people (Alma 8:17 etc.)
  16. Amulek rebuked the people for using their self-government to bring in evil laws. (Alma 10:19).
    1. Also, the lawyers and judges were laying the foundation for unrighteous laws (Alma 10:27)
  17. Nehor advocated that the priests and teachers should be supported by the people. They did, and were destroyed (Alma 16:11)
    1. Before being destroyed, these people burned the believers and their records; they hated that they would teach and preach for free.
    2. Alma 1:12 is the warning against priestcraft, and Alma 16:9 is the fulfillment of that.
  18. Wicked Lamanite king appointing official teachers over the people (Mosiah 24:1, 4)
  19. The priestcraft people (oft after the order of Nehor) get so behind their ways that they’ll kill those who believe in the true religion (Alma 24:28; Alma 25:5-7)
  20. It was because of priestcraft that Jesus was crucified (2 Ne. 10:5). They were the learned of the people. They say in the judgment seat of Moses (Matt 23:2)
    1. Rabbi meant doctor, teacher, master.
  21. The Jews gave all power to the Rabbi’s. These Pharisees were the teachers of the Law. They received superstitious honor. They were given equal reverence as prophets. (Talmage, Jesus the Christ p71; referring to Geike’s Life and Words of Christ vol 1 Ch 6)
    1. Also from Talmage: The Jewish hierarchy of Jesus’ time was an open avarice scandal, heaping treasure to itself from the poor class, often taking the property of the widow, etc. They called themselves just and holy and had many words to say.
      1. The Jews did the worst crime ever, kill Jesus, because of this priestcraft. They have had the severest of punishment, and will continue to until they believe in Christ (2 Ne. 25:16)
    2. Lamanites, Nephites, Jews, the city of Ammonihah, the Amlicites, Zarahelma, all these had priestcraft. Here are common themes from them all:
      1. A group of teachers who were either in control of government, or acted with the approval of those who were, engaged in the profession of education or instruction
      2. The teachers were supported by the taxing power of government
      3. When prophets exposed the evils of priestcraft, its practitioners used the police power to inflict death upon them and others of their faith, insofar as they were able to do so
      4. God avenged these murders by putting to death those who perpetrated them and severely chastising the nation which permitted them to go unpunished.
    3. While priestcraft outside Zion may not be fatal, those who labor for money inside of Zion will perish (2 Ne. 26:29-31)
    4. The Gentiles will have priestcraft among them (3 Ne. 30:2). This would be speaking about us in the USA, etc., the non-Jewish, non-Lamanite groups.
      1. When the gentiles have priestcraft and reject the gospel it will be taken from them (3 Ne. 16:10)
      2. When Christ speaks of the people as being salt that has lost its savor, we know he is talking to his covenant people, for they are who are the salt of the earth, no one else. (3 Ne. 16:13, 15)
        1. In every instance where Christ called his followers the salt of the earth (3 Ne. 16:13, 15; D&C 101:39-40; Matt. 5:13; 3 Ne. 12:13), he warns that if they lose the savor, they’ll be trod under foot.
      3. Church members should voluntarily support the laborer in Zion lest he perish. They help his basic needs be met. And if they are doing it merely for money, they’ll perish (2 Ne. 26:29)
      4. Only state supported education can be classified as enforced priestcraft. Its practitioners supported by taxation.
      5. Seeing as we have these warnings against priestcraft in the latter-day Gentile world, and the state is not funding religious education, what could it be referring to? Public education. Recall that the only stipulation for something to be priestcraft is “priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world” 2 Ne. 26:29. Preach could mean secular as well as religious subjects!
      6. The name Nehor in the Book of Mormon stands for enforced priestcraft.
      7. The Lamanite king employed teachers, not to get religion going, but to make his people like the Nephites, prosperous and wise as to the learning of the world. But without religion this influence merely lead them to wickedness.
      8. Mosiah 24:5-7 and Alma 24:28-29 show that socialized education without religion constitutes priestcraft, and exposes the evil nature of the philosophy upon which this is based. They sought to learn to read and write, but only to get gain, “to increase in riches”. This ends up only harming. The Lamanites with this but no religion became people whom were “delighting in all manner of wickedness and plunder.” The teachers and the students of priestcraft all get corrupt.
        1. Cursed are those who “hearken to the precepts of man, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.” 2 Ne. 28:31
        2. Satan’s CUNNING plan is to give men learning without humility and faith in God (2 Ne. 9:28)
          1. The US today has secular education which constitutes the precepts of men. Thus it will only bring ill.
          2. If by the learning of secular knowledge one thereby becomes proud and incapable of believing religious truths without which there can be no salvation or exaltation, obviously one would be better off without the worldly wisdom. (Mark 8:36-7 if you gain the whole world and lose your soul, you’ve lost everything)
            1. If truth set A is indispensable to salvation while truth set B is not, focus on set A. Often those who study B become blind to A. Defer B until losing A becomes unlikely. If you learn A and continue therein, and are blessed with B also, good for you. (2 Ne. 9:29 to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God)
          3. God considers the learned and rich to be fools unless they’ll humble themselves before God (2 Ne. 9:42)

 

 

Ch. 15 Socialized Education and False Doctrines

 

 

  1. Even though socialized education were to teach nothing but provable facts, still it constitutes enforced priestcraft which is condemned by the prophets.
  2. Social education is compelled to teach that the miracle of life is the result of blind chance rather than the design of God.
  3. Since socialized schools don’t teach supernatural explanations for creation, and they can’t ignore creation, they resort to organic evolution as their cornerstone to explain this in the courses of history, anthropology, psychology, geology, astronomy, sociology, biology, botany, bacteriology, etc.
    1. People learn that all is either by chance or by men. It follows that it wasn’t God, and that the bible is false.
  4. Joseph Fielding Smith spoke of how in the scholastic world, no man’s faith is respected. The people with degrees think they are better than others, and thus able to criticize and condemn any doctrine or theory against their own. The teacher thinks himself immune from the need to respect the beliefs of students. Most textbooks written today boldly and impudently contradict the doctrines in the Bible and its history. “I know of no history published today [1954] dealing with ancient peoples that does not start out with a false conception in relation to the origin of man, the age of the earth, and the historical development of the human race.” (Smith, Man His Origin and Destiny, pp. 4, 10)
  5. Joseph Fielding Smith calls organic evolution a chief weapon of Satan in attempt to destroy the divine mission of Jesus Christ. It claims that there can be no repentance and no sin. (ibid p 184)
  6. The rising crime today is from lack of belief in God and moral law.
  7. Organic Evolution sounds like Korihor: no consequences, you make it by how tough you are, by being the best of the best and smarts. (Alma 30:17). The effect of this preaching is wickedness (Alma 30:18).
  8. Socialized education teaches that the state is responsible for children
  9. Parents must finance public schools based on taxation, so if they want their children to go to private school, they must pay for the education of two not one children. Hence many can’t and merely use the public schools.
  10. Those who favor socialized education take the position that the state and not the parents should have the responsibility of training children during a certain period of their lives.
  11. State schools make it impossible for the individual preferences of families to be respected regarding vital matters.
  12. Those working within the system are ever trying to increase the amount of state control at the expense of parental control.
  13. “Trust no one to be our teacher nor your minister, except he be a man of God, walking in his ways and keeping his commandments.” (Mosiah 23:14)
    1. To obey this instruction, a parent must be able to determine who teaches his child. He can’t under socialized education.
  14. “When the Lord entrusts parents with his spirit children, He holds them accountable for the training of those children. If they fail to discharge their duty properly, the sin is answered upon their heads. (D&C 68:25) If the child is cursed because of the parents’ neglect, the curse will be the parents’ rather than the child’s. (2 Ne. 4:6) Any system, therefore, which forcibly takes from the parents the power to control what their children are taught, and who teaches them, is contrary to the Lord’s plan. It deprives parents of their most sacred stewardship and takes the child away from those who are most deeply concerned with his welfare. No state employee whose purpose in teaching is to get gain can be expected to serve the interests of the child as well as the parents who render their service without compensation. More especially is this true when the teacher is prohibited by law from instilling faith in the child.
  15. Socialized education teaches socialism both in theory and practice.
    1. Once the idea is accepted that it is the function of government to use its taxing power to solve the problem of ignorance, which it is claimed stems from poverty, the theory that poverty is the concern of the state has been accepted.
      1. If you accept this, that the government should use taxation (which is taking from the haves to give to the have not’s) for the purpose of education, to cure the social ill of ignorance, would it not also follow that the state should provide for food, housing, medicine, transportation, and entertainment? (*All these things are far from the original intent of government (not to mention the US Constitution) being security!)
      2. Socialistic programs are all incorporated into the socialized education system
        1. School lunches
        2. Dining facilities
        3. Student housing
        4. Medical care
        5. Busing
        6. Athletics
        7. Drama
        8. Music
        9. The students who are being educated and supported at state expense cannot be expected to object, or to cease desiring such doles upon graduation.
      3. George Q. Cannon: “If you want to pauperize a community, begin by giving them something they never earned. If the state owes to the child schooling, it also by a parity of reasoning, owes to it food and clothing at public expense. If you want to destroy in a child’s mind that feeling of energy, self-respect, and self-reliance, which all should have, you would impress upon him that the state owes him something upon which he can depend.” (George Q. Cannon, Salt Lake Tribune, April 12, 1877)
    2. It is widely recognized that public schools and universities are the foremost advocates of socialism because they teach it in theory and practice.
    3. Teachers are forced to write in the textbooks the things which the billions of dollars coming to them say should be in the books.
    4. Degrees bring social status and wealth making capabilities, but when the acquisition of wealth and secular knowledge is given in preference to spiritual training and religious faith (which the public schools are not permitted to teach), a set of false values is instilled in the student.
    5. The definition of Materialism (which socialized education teaches):
      1. The doctrine that the facts of experience are all to be explained by reference to the reality, activities, and laws of physical or material substance.
      2. In psychology, this doctrine denies the reality of the soul as a physical being
      3. In cosmology, it denies the need of assuming the being of God as absolute Spirit or any other spiritual ground or first principle.
    6. Materialism is the official doctrine of the communists, they call it “dialectical materialism” (materialism developed by logical argumentation)
    7. We are cursed if we hearken to the precepts of men, except such come by the Holy Ghost (2 Ne. 28:31)
      1. Public schools are limited to teaching the “precepts of men” and “wisdom of the world”
      2. A child will be cursed rather than blessed by learning the precepts of men from teachers who do not have the power of the Holy Ghost.
      3. Those who don’t listen to God are fools (2 Ne. 9:28)
    8. Socialized education is the Devil’s Church
      1. Upon the force of government, he compels all parents to send their children to his church for training.
      2. They are taught the Devil’s doctrines
        1. Organic evolution
        2. Atheism
  • Socialism
  1. materialism
  1. No one is permitted to teach in his church until they have first been to college and there been indoctrinated with his philosophies.
  2. The professors, from degrees and status, refuse to hearken to the counsels of God, or to be lead by the Holy Ghost.
    1. Since they don’t have the Holy Ghost, they only have power to curse those who accept their teachings (2 Ne. 28:31).
      1. Only evil can result from such teachings.
    2. Parents are compelled by the devil’s church to finance with their tax money the corruption of their own children!
  3. If evolution, socialism, materialism, atheism, and other similar philosophies of men which are being taught by the public schools today are not the doctrines of Satan, one will find it difficult to find a set of teachers better calculated to serve his purposes; and if socialized education is not his “cunning plan” to spread these false teachings, one will also find it difficult to design a plan which does the job more effectively and completely. And finally, if this is his plan, he “decieveth the whole world” (Rev. 12:9) with it because there are few indeed who regard it as such. In fact, socialized education has become so universally accepted that the suggestion that it promotes the plan of the evil one may shock some. Teachers, especially those who have spent so many years and so much of their means obtaining the credentials for employment will find it difficult to view the institution which feeds them as the Great and Abominable Church. However, a teacher who accepts the gospel as true and is willing to be guided thereby will not lightly cast aside the many scriptures and statements of the prophets which point to this possibility.”
    1. “…the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish.” (2 Ne. 26:31)
  4. The privilege of parenthood is the most sacred stewardship of all and that the experience is designed to develop that divine skill without which one cannot expect to have eternal increase.
    1. Hesitate before approving of a system that forcibly deprives parents of their rights and responsibilities.
    2. Precisely distinguish between the Lords and Satan’s plans for rearing children in order that they (parents) may be candidates for the role of parents during the eternities.

 

 

Ch. 16 Latter-day Prophets and Socialized Education

 

 

  1. Before education of children by public funds was accepted, prophets spoke against it. After it had been written in the constitution and laws of the state, and the people had come to accept it, little was or has been said.
  2. Brigham Young: “Many of you may have heard what certain journalists have had to say about Brigham Young being opposed to free schools. I am opposed to free education as much as I am opposed to taking property from one man and giving it to another who knows not how to take care of it…I school ten children to everyone that those do who complain so much of me. I now pay the school fee of a number of children who are either orphans or sons and daughters of poor people. But in aiding and blessing the poor I do not believe in allowing my charities to go through the hands of a set of robbers who pocket nine-tenths themselves, and give one-tenth to the poor. Therein is the difference between us: I am for the real act of doing and not saying. Would I encourage free schools by taxation? No!” (JD 18:357)
  3. Apostle Woodruff: the cost of free schools would eat up the entire property of the territory – real and personal – in twenty years. Saints should rather save from their whiskey and tobacco indulgence the cost of educating their children. (Salt Lake Tribune, Jan. 23, 1877)
  4. As a condition of Utah becoming part of the US, they were forced to adopt “free” common schools for grades 1-8.
  5. Joseph F. Smith’s response to the government starting to force public high school also: “I hope that I may be pardoned for giving expression to my real conviction with reference to the question of education in the State of Utah. The government of the State has provided for the common schools up to the eighth grade, and meets the general expenses of these schools….In addition to these, we are having forced upon the people high schools throughout every part of the land. I believe that we are running education mad. I believe that we are taxing the people more for education than they should be taxed. This is my sentiment. And especially is it my sentiment when the fact is known that all these burdens are placed upon the taxpayers of the state to teach the learning or education of this world. God is not in it. Religion is excluded from it. The Bible is excluded from it. And those who desire to have their children receive the advantages of moral and religious education are excluded from all these state organizations, and if we will have our children properly taught in principles of righteousness, morality and religion, we have to establish Church schools or institutions of education of our own, and thus the burdens of taxation are increased upon the people. We have to do it in order that our children may have the advantages of moral training in their youth. I know that I shall be criticized by professional ‘lovers of education’ for expressing my idea in relation to this matter.” (Conference Report, Oct. 1915)
  6. In 1877, 3 years before becoming president of the Church, John Taylor was elected Territorial Superintendent of Schools. Although the Brethren were opposed to public schools, the Territorial Legislature had voted funds for this purpose, and doubtless the Church leaders felt that someone with the Church point of view should occupy this sensitive office.
  7. John Taylor, 1879: “And then we want to study also the principles of education, and to get the very best teachers we can to teach our children; see that they are men and women who fear God and keep his commandments. We do not want men or women to teach the children of Latter-day Saints who are not Latter-day Saints themselves. Hear it ye elders of Israel and you school trustees.” (JD 20:179)
  8. Latter-day Saints are just as entitled to have LDS teachers as Catholics and Protestants are to have teachers of their faith.
    1. Parents cannot select their children’s’ teachers in the public education system unless they are willing to support two educational systems at the same time (pay taxes for public schools, and pay tuition of your student at their private school).
  9. John Taylor’s opinion that LDS who subject their children to non-LDS teachers won’t make it to the Celestial Kingdom: “I am told in the revelations to bring up my children in the fear of God….Now we are engaged…in building our temples…that we may become united and linked together by eternal covenants that shall exist in all time and throughout eternity. And then when we have done all this go and deliberately turn our children over to whom? To many who do not believe the Gospel, to men who, according to your faith are never going to the celestial kingdom of God….And you will turn your children over to them. And you call yourselves Latter-day Saints, do you? I will suppose a case. You expect to be saved in the celestial kingdom of God. Well, supposing your expectations are realized, which I sometimes doubt, and you look down, down somewhere in a terrestrial or telestial kingdom, as the case may be, and you see your children, the offspring that God had given you to train up in his fear, to honor him and keep his commandments, …And supposing they could converse with you…what would be their feelings toward you? It would be, Father, Mother, you are to blame for this. I would have been with you if you had not tampered with the principles of life and salvation in permitting me to be decoyed away by false teachers, who taught incorrect principles. And this is the result of it. But then I very much question men and women’s getting into the celestial kingdom of God who have no more knowledge about principles of life and salvation than to go and tamper with the sacred offspring, the principle of life which God entrusted to your care, to thus shuffle it off to imbibe the spirit of unbelief, which leads to destruction and death. I very much doubt in my mind the capability of such people getting there.” (JD 20:107-8; see also JD 19:248; 20:48, 60; 22:222, 315; 24:168, 352; 26:97, 112)(see also Mosiah 23:14, a scripture he used: only let people of God be your teacher)
  10. John Taylor: Church should have it’s own books for it’s children’s’ education: “And then with regard to our educational pursuits, let us do all we can in that direction. Some people talk about the means it takes; why money is not to be compared with intelligence. I wish we had our own textbooks, published by ourselves and read by our children. I think such things are indicated in the Doctrine and Covenants.” (JD:20:169)
    1. Obviously a reference to D&C 55:4: “And again, you [W. W. Phelps] shall be ordained to assist my servant Oliver Cowdery to do the work of printing, and of selecting and writing books for schools in this church, that little children also may receive instruction before me as is pleasing unto me.”
  11. Why don’t the prophets speak in the same way now against socialized education? This could be why:
    1. When the people are disobedient, the Lord doesn’t let the prophets speak as much doctrine
      1. Alma 12:9, 11: “10. It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him. 11. And they that will harden their hearts, to them is given the lesser portion of the word until they know nothing concerning his mysteries; and then they are taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction. Now this is what is meant by the chains of hell.”
    2. Nephi says that in the last days, the Gentiles will reject the Gentiles would reject the prophets and the Lord would cover their seers:
      1. Ne. 27: 1, 5: “1. But, behold, in the last days, or in the days of the Gentiles—yea, behold all the nations of the Gentiles and also the Jews, both those who shall come upon this land and those who shall be upon other lands, yea, even upon all the lands of the earth, behold, they will be drunken with iniquity and all manner of abominations— 5. For behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep. For behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have rejected the prophets; and your rulers, and the seers hath he covered because of your iniquity.”
    3. “It is the “vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men” which makes it possible for them to believe that their own meager, and oft times erroneous store of knowledge is of such importance that it must be forced upon everyone. It is precisely because of these weaknesses that “they hearken not unto the counsel of God,” and because they will not hearken they believe in enforced priestcraft. But no one can convince them that “their wisdom is foolishness.” On the other hand, so arrogantly certain are they of the value of what they think they know, that they want to force everyone into the same mold of socialized education to learn it.”
    4. Abraham Isaac and Jacob make their living tending flocks and herds in a desert country. They lived completely outside of what we call “civilization” and had none of the “advantages” we ascribe to it… Nevertheless, the scriptures tell us they “are not angels but are gods.” (D&C 132:37). They had all the knowledge essential to the attainment of the supreme goal of existence, a knowledge of the things of God. Without this, “wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth [us] not. And [we] shall perish”
      1. Only those who lack faith in the omnipotence and justice of God can believe in priestcraft.
      2. God grants wisdom to each nation to teach his world in wisdom all he sees fit that they should have (Alma 29:8).
        1. The only fate one may determine is his own, thus we should not force things on others.
        2. All men will receive the exact amount of knowledge which the Lord in His wisdom “seeth fit that they should have,” and no one can give them any more than this or withhold from them what they deserve.
  • This faith level of Alma (Alma 29:8 referred to above) is very hard for men to attain.
    • Even Alma had a hard time restraining his desires to “set the world straight”; he had to remind himself that God is at the helm and everyone will receive their just dues
    • Mosiah 27:13: “This is my church, and I will establish it; and nothing shall overthrow it, save it be the transgression of my people.”
    • Alma’s wish to be an angel to tell all earth is taken back in realization that God is in charge, and is just. Alma 29:4: “I ought not to harrow up in my desires the firm decree of a just God, for I know that he granteth unto men according to their desire, whether it be unto death or unto life…”
    • Once we have this level of faith (that God is just to all, that each one works out his own salvation, that the only soul one can same is his own), he will simply seek the Lord’s will about what to do when it comes to ignorance, poverty, sickness, etc., and then try to do it. He will learn and use the methods of the Lord. He will see compulsion as the devils plan and avoid using it.
    • “If God is not omnipotent and just; if He does not govern in the affairs of men and of nations; if a person’s knowledge and his salvation which is dependent thereon are determined by the chance actions of associates who are oft times unwise and sinful – then are we mere pawns on the chessboard of fate being moved here and there by blind forces over which we exercise little or no control.”

 

Ch. 17 The Kingdom of God vs. The Kingdom of the Devil

 

 

  1. we pray for the kingdom of God to come, “thy kingdom come”. What is a kingdom? A territory, people, state or realm ruled by a king or a queen; a monarchy; The kingdom of God involves submitting your will to him; our foremost duty in life is the “seek first the kingdom of God”
    1. The Lord has repeatedly, as shown earlier, established civil governments, prescribed civil laws, and appointed rulers for the purpose of providing free agency for His Children. His direct intervention in political affairs is one of the best-attested facts of religious history.
  2. President Joseph Fielding Smith defines “the kingdom of God” using the words of Elder Orson Pratt: “The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe. All other governments are illegal and unauthorized. God having made all beings and worlds, has the supreme right to govern them by his own laws, and by officers of his own appointment. Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God.” (Smith, Seek Ye Earnestly, p.22, Deseret Book, 1970)
  3. John Taylor’s definition of the Kingdom of God: “The Kingdom of God, is the government of God, on the earth, or in the heavens….If the world be the Lord’s, He certainly has a right to govern it; for we have already stated that man has no authority, except that which is delegated to him. He possesses a moral power to govern his actions, subject at all times to the law of God; but never is authorized to act independent of God; much less is he authorized to rule on the earth without the call and direction o the Lord; therefore, any rule or dominion over the earth, which is not given by the Lord is surreptitiously obtained, and never will be sanctioned by him. (John Taylor, Government of God, p. 1, 58)
  4. Thus those who are appointed by God to govern and execute God’s will constitute themselves and the territory they reside in, as the kingdom of God.
  5. Joseph Smith about the Kingdom of God: “What constitutes the kingdom of God? Where there is a prophet, a priest, or a righteous man unto whom God gives his oracles, there is the kingdom of God… (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 271-4)
    1. Thus God’s kingdom may exist simultaneously with others at times.
    2. Luke 17:20-21 also shows the Kingdom of God is within you.
  6. Establish only laws which have the approval of God! Thus you will be in His Kingdom. If you seek laws that are not of God’s kingdom, you can’t claim to be in God’s kingdom.
  7. Joseph Fielding Smith on God’s kingdom meant to ever rule earth: “When the first government was formed on the earth, the Lord directed it by revelation and gave laws for the guidance of the people. In course of time when man began to multiply they refused to hearken to the voice of revelation and rebelled against the divine mandates that had been given them… In this manner the kingdom of God, as it was established by the Lord and intended by him to continue through all ages, came to an end. In its stead man-made governments were formed and man usurped the authority which rightfully belongs to his Maker. There have been times when governments have been directed by the Lord, and his will has been followed as it was made known through divinely appointed prophets. This was the condition of the city of Enoch; in the days of Israel in Palestine, when they were not rebellious; among the Nephites through much of their history, especially during the two hundred years following the crucifixion of Christ. However with these and a few other exceptions, almost from the beginning men have rejected the guidance of the Lord; they have cast out or killed the prophets and have refused to recognize the voice of God in their affairs. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, but that has not retarded fallen man in his usurpation of governmental authority which does not rightfully belong to him.” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Seek Ye Earnestly, Deseret Book Co., 1970, p. 21-22)
    1. We see God wants his government on earth always, but people reject his political leadership.
  8. Membership in God’s kingdom is for here and now.
  9. The rightful sovereignty of God includes His Church, and the whole planet; political as well as ecclesiastical. He created this earth and it’s his right to reign here as King of Kings.
  10. “God’s commandments cover political as well as religious duties, and it is not possible for man to become a completely loyal member of God’s kingdom without complying with both.”
  11. “Without the Lord’s guidance, men are as incompetent to properly conduct political affairs as they are to conduct those which are religious, and any people “attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God””
  12. “Thou shalt not build up the kingdom of the Devil.” (D&C 10:56)
  13. The kingdom of God is government under God’s authority, and the kingdom of the Devil is government under the Devil’s authority/influence.
  14. The Kingdom of the Devil is prostituted government.
  15. God seeking righteous government and the devil seeking wicked government is a greatest battle.
    1. Everyone is under some civil government, so we are all involved
      1. Thus we choose organized good or organized evil.
    2. Government is about using control and thus affects free agency either positively or negatively.
      1. Compulsion is always either good or evil; a distinct line. The penalty for crossing that line is most severe (D&C 121:37).
    3. Some laws are suitable for God’s Kingdom, others are suitable for Satan’s. (D&C 98:5, 7), it can’t ever satisfy both.
      1. We are either on one side or the other, we need to distinguish which is which.
    4. The laws of the United Order are suspended until the redemption of Zion (D&C 105:34).
      1. Its two laws are consecration and stewardship. All they have including their time means and possessions belongs to the Lord. Those are all a stewardship from the Lord. They transfer all their property voluntarily to the Lord’s church in a covenant that cannot be broken. They receive back the portion they need, and with that they can do as they will, sell it, or use it for business, or give it to heirs. But any surplus which was produced above the needs and wants was to go to the Lord’s storehouse to become the common property of the Church. But the people can reject the United Order in the same way that they can now reject the law of tithing. Government laws protect his land, and he can choose to continue to live the United Order or not. But what he gave in the past can’t be returned. He can merely decide to stop living the law at the present.
      2. Without stewardships, our agency is diminished. The Lord says all must have stewardships (D&C 104:13).
      3. 25:14-15 shows that the stewardships are not equal to all, but based on their capacities they had developed to that point. So shall it be in the next life, great differences because of this parable which says some don’t do anything with what they get, and others do.
    5. You can’t be punished for greed or rewarded for charity unless you have property and power to acquire such; one must be free to do with his stewardship as he sees fit.
    6. 4 types of laws allowed in the Constitution (which are also needful for the protection of stewardship): see p 159
      1. Criminal laws which provide protection against those who take, injure, or destroy the stewardship of others
      2. Laws which provide for defense against foreign aggressor nations; (These laws might be classified as criminal laws because they provide protection against foreign criminals)
      3. Contract and tort laws which permit those who have been injured by the intentional or negligent conduct of others to have their claims litigated and enforced;
      4. Laws which make it possible for government to perform the above functions by compelling each person whose stewardship is protected to pay his fair share of the taxes and perform other necessary duties, such as serve in the armed forces.
    7. 3 bad types of laws (which destroy stewardship): see p 160
      1. laws which hinder or prevent the acquisition of a stewardship. In a well-developed economy where there is a marked division of labor, one acquires a stewardship of property by entering some specialized field and producing a large quantity of goods and or services for sale to or exchange with others who also are engaged in mass production. Under such conditions a person may be hindered or prevented from acquiring a stewardship by laws which make it difficult or impossible to enter business. There are a large variety of such laws including licensing laws, zoning laws, employment laws which forbid the hiring of a person because of age, sex, race, etc., and collective bargaining laws which prevent employees from bargaining directly with employers. In trying to justify such laws, people tend to confuse a proper function of government-that of punishing crime-with an improper function-that of destroying stewardships. They erroneously imagine that licensing laws, for example, are necessary criminal laws. This utterly false notion can be dispelled by noting that existing criminal laws already provide that a person may secure redress for injuries committed either intentionally or negligently, and that is all the protection which government can afford without destroying freedom.
      2. Regulatory laws. Laws which deny the steward the freedom to manage his own property are not authorized by the Constitution and are destructive of those “rights and privileges” which belong to all mankind. The multitudinous regulatory measures under which government commissions, boards, bureaus, and agencies regulate agriculture and labor, finance and banking, transportation and communication, mining and manufacturing, trades, professions, etc. all have the effect of preventing the property owner from making his own decisions about his stewardship.
      3. Compulsory charity laws. Laws which authorize and direct government officials to forcibly take property from its rightful owner and make a gift thereof to those to whom it does not rightfully belong, prevent the property owner from deciding for himself how charitable he will be with that property and thereby destroy the basis upon which the Lord intends to judge the world (Matt. 25:31-46) This constitutes a direct violation of the commandment “thou shalt not steal”. Merely changing the number who is involved in its commission does not change the evil nature of the act in the slightest. The Lord’s commandments apply with as much force to group action as individual action, and anyone who favors laws which destroy stewardship in this matter can hardly expect the kingdom of God.
    8. Alex de Tocqueville speaks against the government taking over our decisions so the care of living is gone from us, and our free agency becoming less useful and less frequent. Government thus should not manage all things of our concerns or supply our necessities. This extinguishes and stupefies people unto being stupid animals over which the government is the shepherd. The democracy tends to get free long enough to merely choose their next slave master P161-2
    9. First Presidency: Satan is making war against all the wisdom which has come to man over the ages… he is working under such complete disguise, that many don’t recognize him or his efforts. He never had such a firm grasp on people as he does now. He promotes communism and takes away free speech and press and agency and free religion and conscience. Free people can’t survive in these circumstances. P163
    10. McKay: they take away freedom in the name of freedom in communism; they say labor camps are liberty, and that a slave state is democracy. P163
    11. Joseph Fielding Smith: Satan now controls all the nations p163
    12. Few can be trusted in government, but when a society is righteous enough, God raises up leaders righteous to lead them like happened in the beginning of the USA, whose motto was “in God we trust” p164
    13. Separation of church and state is said in Constitution’s first article: “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
      1. One violation of this is if you aren’t allowed to vote because of your beliefs.
      2. It’s ok for someone to vote for a person who believes in the Kingdom of God and who votes for him or her for that reason.

 

 

Ch. 18 The Apostasy of the Latter-days

 

 

  1. Whenever the Lord’s people get prosperous as they are now, they fall away. The Church will remain standing, but the members won’t necessarily follow the prophets. We mingle with the world so much now.
  2. God’s people are called salt (D&C 101:39-40), and it’s said that when they lose their savor they’ll be trampled (3 Ne. 16:15)
  3. The Book of Mormon shows that the people of God get destroyed if they don’t repent
  4. The Church can only get destroyed if the people are wicked therein (Mosiah 27:13) thus is the reason for setting it up so many times historically, people often are evil quickly (Hel. 12:1-4).
  5. Usually with apostasy, the people become wicked though they believe they are righteous.
  6. The churches become corrupt from pride, false teachers, and false doctrine (2 Ne. 28:12)
  7. Followers of Christ often err because of false teachings of men (2 Ne. 28:14)
  8. The purpose for the fall was to know, like the gods, the difference between good and evil (Moses 4:11, 28). Satan’s great purpose here is to deceive mankind (Moses 4:4).
    1. So the great thing of this life is to distinguish between right and wrong.
    2. If Satan can deceive us, he can get us to do evil because they believe it to be good, and induce them to refrain from doing good because they believe it to be evil.
    3. Because of people’s tendency to accept the beliefs of those who rear them, it’s hard for people who live in the midst of wickedness to discern between right and wrong.
      1. Thus the creeds of the fathers who have inherited lies are the mainspring of all corruption (D&C 123:7; 93:39)
    4. Those of the Lord’s Church tend to think they are immune to deception.
      1. Rather, those who know the most are in the most danger of condemnation (D&C 82:3; 2 Ne. 9:27)
      2. Only a few of the many the Lord called to go to the highest degree of glory will go there (D&C 121). Pres. McKay called this “The greatest revelation that God has ever given to man”
      3. D&C 121 speaks against ruling with compulsion
        1. The only place where people rule in compulsion without the fear of physical punishment or condemnation from their fellow men is through government. The government makes people sake from retaliation of whom the government oppresses.
          1. The only thing left to restrain their abuse is their conscience.
        2. It says nearly all men abuse power when they get it
      4. Every welfare state is committing plunder. It is taking from someone else. It is theft.
        1. Wo to those “whose hands are not stayed from laying hold upon other men’s goods, …and who will not labor with your own hands!” D&C 56:17
      5. Racketeering
        1. Using physical violence outside the framework of government to give oneself a monopoly power in a certain field of economic activity.
      6. Licensing
        1. When government machinery is used for racketeering.
        2. These are to obtain the things of this world and the honors of men.
        3. This is not necessary to prevent crime! Criminal laws already punish all forms of crime, and licensing laws can’t possibly add to them.
        4. Enforcement of licensing laws is a form of racketeering. It doesn’t matter that a legislative body sanctions it!
      7. The effect and purpose of racketeering and licensing are the same.
      8. The only legitimate function of government is defending freedom. Armies and navies protect our borders; executive and judiciary enforce our rights and protect us against crime; the legislature adopts laws for these purposes; all this is essential for human liberty.
        1. Everyone desires liberty for himself and wants his own protected. Therefore, when anyone is required to help bear the cost of THIS protection, he is not being compelled to purchase something he does not want or use.
        2. When government taxes us for other reasons than freedom, it’s for things we may not want or use.
          1. Therefore, anyone who favors laws other than those “supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges” is committing evil (D&C 98:5-7).
            1. Anyone who is employed by government to execute such laws is compelling taxpayers to pay his salary against their will and is committing extortion, and that is forbidden (D&C 59:20).
            2. If government is used to compel a private employer to hire an employee or pay a minimum wage or other compensation against his will (*like insuring employees), this is also extortion.
          2. All want freedom to spend money how they will, and to do with their business or farm as they will. They want to have privacy. They don’t want others watching them or telling them how to manage their lives and property. Intruding into other’s concerns, at least on a private level, is criminal.
            1. What is seen clearly when done by an individual becomes hidden when done by a group. When men act in the name of government, they don’t hesitate to mess with a person’s property or business. None of that is sacred anymore. They don’t any longer hesitate to deny people privacy and freedom they desire for themselves. They no longer fear public restrain or retaliation.
          3. We see this widespread “unrighteous dominion”. No wonder many are called but few are chosen. Satan persuades people into believing that moral law which applies to individual action does not apply when men act in groups.
            1. All are accountable to God for the compulsion exercised under every law he favors.
            2. Just because a nation has self-government, does not mean that God authorizes them to create whatever laws they want.
            3. Both the Lord and Satan seek to control government, and people choose a side by deciding which laws and leaders he supports and opposes. You can either help the Lord preserve liberty, or help Satan destroy it.

 

 

Ch. 19 The Destruction of the Devil’s Church

 

 

  1. The end of the world means “the destruction of the wicked,” (Smith 1:4) and the “destroying of Satan and his works” (D&C 19:1); thus the fall of Satan’s Great and Abominable Church will occur simultaneously therewith.
  2. The fall of the devil’s church is inevitable (2 Ne. 14:15-16)
  3. When a nation lets secret combinations get in charge, that is the line in the sand for a nation’s point of no return. At that point, it is guaranteed to be destroyed (Ether 8:22-23).
  4. Religious history confirms what when governments get to the point that they allow their officers of government to condone or participate in crimes against the saints and prophets, destruction is eminent.
    1. Jews imprisoned Jeremiah and sought to kill Lehi, who fled, then shortly thereafter they were destroyed or carried into captivity.
    2. They rejected Abinadi and killed him; shortly thereafter they were all killed or enslaved by Lamanites.
    3. Those in Amonihah rejected Alma and Amulek, exiled male converts, burned female and child converts, and soon everyone in that city was slain by the Lamanites.
    4. When the Nephite nation was wicked, it started with civil war and ended with famine. When prophets came to teach them pointing out the flaws in their government, they sought to kill him rather than to use their police power to protect him. Famine became so severe it threatened their entire extinction. When survivors repented, rain came (Hel. 11:18).
    5. The destruction which came to the Nephites before the Lords’ visit to them (AD 33) came right after the murder of many prophets (AD 30) (3 Ne. 6:23).
      1. When the Lord appears in 3 Ne. 9 telling them why the destructions had happened, this phrase occurs 9 times: “that the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up unto me any more against them”
      2. Those who were spared were they who received the prophets and didn’t cast them out or slay them (3 Ne. 10:12).
    6. Heth allowed prophets to be killed and “exceeding fast” they began to be destroyed (Ether 9:28-30).
    7. Com got control of the government by secret combinations, and shortly thereafter came wars contentions everywhere, famines, pestilences, bringing greatest destruction ever (Ether 11:7).
    8. The Jaredite nation was destroyed from murdering the prophets and other abominations (Alma 37:29-30).
    9. Those who slew Christ, the Jews, suffered shortly thereafter and have been the most subject to such longer than any other people on the earth.
    10. Joseph Smith the prophet was murdered in the USA. It says “they” murdered the prophets and those sent to them (D&C 136:34-36) (*also, no one was put to charges for the murder of Joseph Smith!)
      1. On several occasions, Brigham Young said the US Civil War was punishment from God to the nation for having killed Joseph Smith the prophet, and that the country would have no wars if it listened to Joseph Smith (JD 12:120-121)
    11. Persecution of saints and prophets throughout history is always linked to corrupted government. These things could not occur without the support of those connected to police power.
    12. The Devil’s church brings the saints into captivity and tortures and kills them and yokes them with iron and bindeth them down (1 Ne. 13:5).
    13. God will avenge the blood of the saints (Ether 8:22).
    14. Secret combinations cause us to be in an awful situation we need to wake up to; the slain therefrom are crying for vengeance, as well as the oppressed therefrom (Ether 8:24; Mor. 8:38, 40-41).
    15. God will make a “full end of all nations” specifically for the purpose of vengeance of the slain of the saints (D&C 87:6-7).

 

 

Ch. 20 Summary and Conclusion

 

 

  1. The Devil’s Church is prostituted (corrupted) government.
  2. There is a great division to come as foretold by scripture; in the past when great divisions have happened, it is by political lines. Thus shall it be in the future. The Church of the Lamb battling the Devil’s Church will be via contest between groups with opposing political philosophies who have aligned themselves with opposing governments.
  3. People tend to not feel accountable for the evil done in the name of government. This is a trick of Satan. In this age of irreligion Satan can do this twice as well.
  4. Almost no one believes what the scriptures say about the existence of Satan, much less what the scriptures say about how Satan controls a worldwide organization to which almost all people belong.
  5. Governments are from the Lord and he holds us accountable for our acts in relation to them (D&C 134:1).
  6. By a careful perusal of the scriptures, however, we find that God in ancient days had as much to do with governments, kings, and kingdoms, as he ever had to do with religion.” (John Taylor, The Millennial Star 5:8-9)
    1. Scriptures conclusively show that when men have been righteous enough to accept the Lord’s political guidance, He has designated forms of government, revealed laws, and appointed civil rulers. They also demonstrate that when nations to whom such guidance has been given deviate therefrom and corrupt their laws, they are severely punished. P189.
  7. God may judge all men by their political beliefs. This reflects “right and wrong” regardless of religious beliefs. Political views reflect one’s most sincere beliefs about what is good and evil. Those acts he considers most evil are forbidden by the laws he favors, and those acts he considers so good and beneficial that he assumes he has a moral right to compel others to perform them are commanded by the laws he favors. So certain is he that his code is right that he is willing to force it upon all other members of society by the use of physical violence.
    1. If a person uses government to punish those acts which provide free agency and allows those acts which destroy it to go unpunished, the Lord will condemn him.
    2. The resurrection of the “just” can be determined by who is “just”. What is it to be just? It’s about what one’s code of justice is based on acts and omissions he condemns in others as set forth in the laws he favors as are the penalties he wants imposed for disobedience.
      1. One is unjust if they favor laws which deny others a freedom he desires for himself, or if they impose a punishment he would consider inequitable were he called upon to suffer it.
    3. A person’s political code can be used to determine how much he is in favor of the Lord’s plan of free agency, vs. the devil’s plan to oppress free agency.
    4. Scriptures and prophets show that Satan’s plan is to control government and induce wicked men to use it to wage war, commit murder, impose slavery and get power and gain.
    5. The Lord will expose Satan and the secret combinations (Alma 37:25)!
    6. The greatest threat from Satan today is “domination by the state” aka Communism.
    7. The welfare-state is a program proposed by Marx for socialist-communist purposes and builds the Devil’s Church.
      1. It pertains to destroy the basis upon which freedom rests: the right and control of property.
      2. It works toward abolishing the Lord’s three organizations: family, Church, and government.
      3. The 10-point plan of the Communist Manifesto is being embraced all over the world!
    8. Laws which the Lord revealed for the protection of freedom are being ignored while innumerable laws are being enacted which destroy it.
    9. SINCE THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ANY LAW IS TO COMPEL PEOPLE AGAINST THEIR WILLS, EVERY LAW WHICH DOES NOT HAVE THE EFFECT OF PROTECTING FREE AGENCY HAS THE OPPOSITE EFFECT.
      1. Hence the Lord said that anything which is more or less than those freedom-protecting laws He caused to be established cometh of evil (*D&C 98:7, 10).
    10. Communist manifesto calls for free education for all children in public schools. This is to indoctrinate them. It puts faith in socialism in them. Thus parents enslave their own children.
      1. “…the creeds of the fathers who have inherited lies, [are] strongly riveted…upon the hearts of the children, and filled the world with confusion, and has been growing stronger and stronger, and is now the very mainspring of all corruption, and the earth groans under the weight of its iniquity. It is an iron yoke, it is a strong band; they are the very handcuffs, and chains, and shackles, and fetters of hell.” (D&C 123:7-8).
      2. There is nothing new about using government to impose thought control on citizens.
      3. History shows that whenever he can, Satan uses police power to establish enforced priestcraft.
      4. Time and again, church and state have been combined and the power of government used to deny religious freedom as well as freedom of speech and press which are an inextricable part thereof. Government has been used not only to suppress all but the favored sect, but also the taxing power has been used to support its priests and their activities. The essential evil of priestcraft lies in prostituting the power of government and using it to promulgate false creeds and deny religious freedom.
      5. Communism is more diabolical than any other type of priestcraft because its central doctrines are atheism and the destruction of free agency through socialism. Organic evolution, materialism, and humanism are the theories used to justify atheism and socialism by providing false explanations of the origin of life and its purposes.
      6. Government controlled learning (priestcraft) in each scriptural case leads to murder of the saints and bringing terrible punishment upon those who engaged in it.
      7. In non-communist nations which have government schools where the laws forbid state financed religious instruction, the doctrines they teach are very similar to those taught in communist schools.
        1. Since public schools cannot teach that God is the source of life, they attribute it to the blind chance of organic evolution
        2. Since public schools admitted goals are to prepare their students to obtain wealth, the wisdom of the world, and the honors of men, and since they are prohibited from giving priority to the spiritual goals taught by true religion, the philosophy instilled is essentially that of dialectical materialism of humanism
  • Socialized education is itself one of the most important points of the communist manifesto and it generally encompasses many other socialist programs; students are taught socialism therein in both theory and practice.
  1. Prophets had strenuous opposition to the creation of public schools as before noted.
  2. To the extent which the government has control over the people, it will control the children at school.
  3. People get attached to the idea that knowledge of the world and riches are the source of joy and purpose of life.
  1. “The education of the present day is very largely knowledge without the accompanying intelligence, of light and truth. It is bound to be so, and much of the knowledge will be mixed with error, where faith in God and in his revelations is eliminated, and only the cold and many times barren conclusions of mind and reason are the guide. Such learning leads to spiritual death, and not to spiritual life.” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. 1, p. 320)
  1. The Lord’s kingdom includes political sovereignty. Nations which ignore that and make laws of their own, making and selecting rulers of its own choosing, is in rebellion against the Lord’s kingdom. People usually reject the Lord’s attempts to lead us in government. Ancient and modern prophets have shown that Satan’s kingdom has been established in every nation and he now reigns over the earth.
  2. Because of extensive defection from gospel principles among the members of Christ’s Church, including unrighteous dominion, only a few of those who are called will be chosen to hold the Priesthood in the hereafter. Most in government do evil without fear of condemnation for crimes done therein.
  3. Today people are inclined to look to government for the solution to almost all problems.
    1. Remedy for ignorance, poverty, disease, lack of culture, facilities or opportunities of any description are commonly sought for through the compulsion of state action.
    2. There is today a “trend of welfare state in which people look to and worship government more than their God” (President David O. McKay, Letter to BYU Admin. & Faculty, 5/25/67)
  4. The government is the only organization which fits the description of the devil’s kingdom as an organization which has dominion over all the earth, and to which all men belong; scriptures show Satan has always tried to use government; government is the only thing which can get rid of the Lord’s system of stewardships by using police force to get rid of property.
    1. Probably 90% of the laws being made by governments today are unjust in the sight of God because their purpose is not to punish evil, but rather to deny men their freedom to manage their private affairs.
    2. Proof of an evil intent is not required to convict one for violating a law in an overwhelming majority of cases!
  5. No organization has caused more dispute and death than government; man fears nothing more than government; hence this is the thing that most drastically needs a solution.
  6. God’s ways lead to freedom and happiness, Satan’s lead to captivity and sorrow.
  7. It’s unthinkable that God would not give us guidance in solving this the greatest of all problems of the human race.
  8. Satan has kept his ways so well hidden that only those who search the revelations of the prophets can find him out.
    1. Wear out your lives in bringing hidden things of darkness to light (D&C 123:13-17; 84:117; 18:20)! This will have the effect of a small helm causing a great ship to turn coarse (D&C 123:13-17; 84:117; 18:20)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART 3: HIGHLIGHTS FROM HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: UNMASKING THE SECRET COMBINATIONS OF THE LAST DAYS BY KEN BOWERS

                                                                                             

 

Shared with Permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

 

These notes are shared with permission of the author.

 

*Throughout the book, there are citations and quotes from renown and original sources, this document however is a summary of the message of the text. My hope is that you’ll get a taste here and then go read the whole book. This document doesn’t have near the persuasive power of the text itself.

 

Chapter List:

Intro

Ch1 There is no conspiracy so there!

Ch2 the Golden Rule (who has the gold makes the rules)

Ch3 How Firm a Foundation (Exposing corrupt foundations)

Ch4 Education

Ch5 Welfare

Ch6 All the News That’s Fit to Print

Ch7 American Foreign Policy

Ch8 The Buck Stops Here

Ch9 The Round Table, the TLC, and the Bilderbergers

Ch10 Terrorism and 9/11

Ch11 The Enlightened Ones (The Illuminati)

Ch12 The Committee of 300

Ch13 The New World Order Religion

Ch14 Maitreya (The Anti-Christ)

Ch15 The Priesthood and the Constitution

Ch16 What can I do?

Ch17 Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty

 

Intro:

 

Heber Grant: Satan working “under such perfect disguise that many do not recognize either him or his methods” to destroy economic political and religious freedom. “Without knowing it, the people are being urged down paths that lead only to destruction”
D&C 10:36-37: “You cannot always tell the wicked from the righteous”
Ezra Benson: those who are complacent in the fight for liberty going with popularity will lament it
Punch and Judy puppet show: no matter what the script is, eventually they end up punching each other.
J Edgar Hoover: conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists
German professor explains Gradual habituation tactics used in Germany by Hitler to get. Such a slow process that people don’t notice it until it seems to come down all at once suddenly.
Ezra Benson in Ensign: “A secret combination seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands nations and countries increasing its evil influence and control over America and entire world.”
Bruce McConkie: “Gadianton robbers fill the judgement seats in many nations. An evil power seeks to overthrow all nations and countries. Satan reigns in the hearts of men; it is the day of his power.”
George Bush: “New world order…the winds of change are with us now”
Former Soviet Pres. Gorbachev: get rid of old thinking and put in a new world order

 

 

Ch. 1: There is No Conspiracy so There!

 

 

2 Ne. 28:22 the devil tells people lies by whispers until they are chained in hell
Ether 5:1 “it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you”. This refers to secret combinations, the theme of this part of the text.
Ether 8:24 “awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you”
J Edgar Hoover: essential to know what you are fighting for and what you are fighting against or you’ll be unmotivated and confused
David O McKay: we endorse educational means to awaken people to investigate communism
Alma 37:25 “I will bring to light all their secrets and abominations, unto every nation that shall hereafter possess the land.”
Joseph Smith JSH 1:22 the preachers “all united to persecute me”
Ezra Benson: “we cannot fully live the gospel and not be involved in the fight for freedom”
Accounts of several who have left the conspiring groups report and write of it

 

Ch. 2: The Golden Rule (Who has the gold makes the rules)

 

 

James A Madison: Money changers use every form of abuse to get power. They maintain control over governments by controlling the money and the issuance of it
Founding Fathers of US wanted free enterprise capitalism
Historical example of socialism causing less goods produced by more workers compared to capitalism where less people make more goods than many socialist workers, the capitalists being motivated
Socialism doesn’t consider human nature
Ezra Benson: free-enterprise system is built on eternal principal of freedom of choice
Mark E Peterson, Church News: the US Constitution stands for free-initiative.
West Germany, once it eliminated almost all controls on wages and prices, came back from poverty to one of strongest economies
Communist countries all experience shortage of goods because of wage and price controls
Freedom is wired into people, most are willing to die for it (*interesting, the last days has the best and worst of people, the worst I see is manifest by people not willing to stand up for agency aka liberty)
The super-rich ever think they are above others
Origin of Rothschilds and their international banking
Hugh Nibley: Satan will buy everything on earth and claim it all, putting a price tag on it, and offering it to everyone
Info on how top bankers control governments, for example by refraining from renewing Treasury Bills. They choose who can obtain borrowed money. They advise government people on what’s good for them despite it being bad for government.
Rothschilds engineered French Revolution by manipulation then got control over France
International bankers hold secret meetings
Thomas Jefferson: private banks can control inflation and then deflation, which will cause people to lose their property
Interest represents a gradual transfer of wealth from society to banks.
Fractional Reserve Banking system allows this. People have become less rich overall.
Often it takes 2 incomes to provide now.
1920’s-40’s, 90% of Americans owned their homes. But today 30-year loans are common.
Nations usually collapse when a small % of the population own all the wealth.
Babylon fell when 3% had all the wealth
Persia fell when 2% had all the wealth
Greece fell with .5% had all the wealth
Rome fell when 2k people had all the wealth
America today, >2% own 90% of all the wealth
NYT: One World Order can only come by a small % of the population absorbing all the wealth
The Fed never allows itself to be audited
They killed Rep. Louis McFadden when he tried to get the Fed audited.
Details on creation of the fed, who was involved, what their original intent was.
They now control all financial transactions in the US
Woodrow Wilson: after he passed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 he said, “I have unwittingly ruined by country”
Info on the BIS, IMF, and the World Bank
BIS secret meetings in Switzerland where 13 people shape the world’s economy; financial barons who control the world’s supply of money
These organizations give loans to places they know will not ever be able to pay, then they destroy their economies. AKA massive debt leads nations into the NWO. Socialism is forced upon indebted countries to wreck their economies.
Joseph Stiglitz proposed a helpful economic move to help 3rd world countries rather than the status quo of getting them in debt then crushing them, and was fired by Clinton p35
It is shown how the IRS and income tax money goes to the pockets of the bankers, not into taking care of loads, schools, public things.
Kimball on LDS people paying their taxes, and if they don’t like the taxes, go against it in the politically correct way of due process of law
Ezra Benson: the beginning of our troubles can be traced to the Federal Reserve manipulating money allowing arbitrary exchange of the value of our money; manipulating the money for political purposes.
Ezra Benson: it’s possible that the government manipulators who brought economic crisis are hoping that we will come to them begging for help offering our civil rights in exchange
Alexander Hamilton: “Nothing is more common than for a free people, in times of heat and violence, to gratify momentary passions by letting into the government principles and precedents which afterward prove fatal to themselves” (Quoted in Ezra Benson “An Enemy Hath Done This”)

 

Ch. 3 How Firm a Foundation (Exposing Corrupt Foundations)

 

 

History of Rockefeller, JP Morgan, and Carnegie, their ties to the Fed and IRS and income tax amendment. These people get us to pay more taxes but are themselves exempt.
When you tax businesses, they never pay it, they merely all increase their prices, so it’s basically just taxing the citizens more.
Prosperity doesn’t come from government, it comes from industry and hard work.
When China was communist people got angry and Tiananmen Square massacre killing thousands of Chinese happened. Now that they are free enterprise capitalism, their economy is booming.
Once a country becomes economically free, allowing free market exchange capitalism, religious freedom soon follows! And loss of economic liberty brings loss of religious liberty.
China, then, should soon have religious freedom!
Explanation of interlocking tax-exempt foundations controlling US
The founding fathers practiced non-interventionism
Large colleges today don’t have free market economists on the staff teaching. This is part of how traditional American values are being replaced.
The FORD foundation pays colleges so long as they can pick who the teachers are, and those teachers get unconcealable contract so they can teach whatever they want. P46
FORD foundation merging US with the Soviet Union, but won’t tell about it p47-8.
Rockefellers finance historians who rewrite the past in our books p49
Roosevelt and Wilson doing large crimes to get the US into WW1 and WW2.
W Cleon Skousen referring to what J Reuben Clark said: they’re preparing another war for you which will be just as big a mistake as WW1 was. They made this (the Great Depression) last many more years than it needed to. They buy up all the stock cheap then make billions by putting you through war.
The scam story of a Thomas Jefferson sexual affair.
Those who speak against the personal life of Jefferson just happen to be the people who are against the ideals which he taught; it’s agenda to change history for political gain.
A list of the programs, very communist, funded by the FORD foundation.
When a school book which teaches true history and morals, they reject it, not funding it for publication.
Psychology field gets money from these foundations to promote situational ethics, atheism, and collectivism (the idea that we are not accountable for our actions because of overwhelming outside forces)
Soviet spy named Dodd who worked for Alger Hiss spoke of controlling the State Department and getting US into war to alter the life of the entire people, that being the most effective way for such
Speaks of a letter in which they give directives telling US Pres. Wilson to not let the WW1 end too quickly
Speaks of need to control US education
J Edgar Hoover: “the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”
Reece Committee info

 

Ch. 4 Education

 

 

Ben Franklin: people who know the rights God gave them are hard to enslave and vice versa
In 1940 the #1 problem in schools was talking back to teachers, now it’s murder assault teen pregnancy, teachers having sex with students, etc.
US was #1 in education. Achievement for years now it’s the 35th
Founding Fathers wanted localized control over education, not in the hands of federal government!
Thomas Jefferson: place each school under the care of those most interested in its conduct
Far away bureaucracy of a few thousand people can’t make the billions of needed decisions for local schools.
James Madison: when the government takes over education of children and welfare for poor, it subverts the very foundation of this nation, throwing away the nature of the limited government it was set up for by the people of America.
Thomas Jefferson, the man who said let’s have separation of church and state, is the man who saw to it that there were Christian hymnals in all the schools, and bibles in the schools. He wanted children to have a religious education.
In the early days of the US, people preferred private education, and those students always did better
What of who could not afford it? There was enough people who would volunteer to take care of all those. Charity schools would care who could not afford private school.
Alex de Tocqueville: it’s very rare to find one in America not trained in the history of his country and the leading features of the Constitution and of the doctrines and evidences of his religion.
Boston had more private schools than public ones, and by the end of the American Revolution, many towns had no common schools at all.
Private schools were eligible for subsidies
There were no compulsory attendance laws
91.8% attended school, despite communists saying, “oh there are so many children running around in the streets!”
private schools save public from taxes of public school
Unitarians took over Harvard in 1805 and kicked out the Calvinists. Socialists want socialism for others but not for themselves because they are egocentric like the rest of us. Humans are egocentric, the bible teaches that, that men are wicked, and need be disciplined, this is what Calvinists did but were kicked out.
Unitarians thought that if everyone is rich there would be no issues in society, so they geared education systems toward merely earning money.
Robert Owen, father of socialism, considered children a blob of plastic which the society can shape any way it wants it to be. Wanted the “Future man” now known as the “Soviet man”.
They want communism, but we won’t have it, so they are slowly bringing it to us via the mandatory public schools
Communism is a way to get compulsion to get people to be perfect (Satan’s plan)
Rockefeller: “I want to own nothing, and control everything”
Samuel L Blumenfeld in Why the Schools Went Public: “Educational stateism is anti-republican in all its bearings, and is well adapted to Prussia and other European despotisms, but not wanted here” …the control over education then goes into all other aspects of society by the government.
Public schools replace the concept of God with the concept of the public good
John Dewey humanist along with others of the Skull and Cross bones promote that humans are social animals not tied to morals or religion. Dewey wants rid of profits, capitalism, competition, property, religion. He says there is no god and no room for fixed moral absolutes.
Stalin invited Dewey to teach in the Soviet Union and it was so ridiculous that he was fired, and returned to America.
Dewey taught chemistry without mention of protons neutrons atoms etc., but merely had students bake cakes to experience chemical reactions. This is similar trend of our current education.
The reason government finances school is to move it from to political control; anything to get it away from local citizen control.
they be-cry school major problems without saying what those are and start seeking funding and followers.
The PEA and the NEA keep saying that the more federal control there is over schools, the better they’ll be- (a one size fits all!).
The government believes people can’t handle their own affairs.
Sources which say they want to have the children be owned by the public not the parents
government becomes its own publicity for its ideas
the Clinton proposed schools would have no review of the curriculum by the civilians.
No Child Left Behind program has “Open Court” which means the teachers must follow a certain script and even ignore the questions of the students for that, and federal police to enforce that in the classrooms.
See book “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” by Iserbyt.

 

Ch. 5 Welfare

 

 

The government people will say they want to spend government money to help the poor, but they won’t give any of their personal funds to help. Examples are shown.
The caring of the poor is not the duty of the government, but of the charity of the citizens.
Grover Cleveland: people give to the government but not vice versa; it makes the populace become meaner when government is who is in charge of giving to the poor. It weakens the kindness, character, and brother hood of the people.
Government not supposed to cut checks to farmers who have a bad crop, etc. Cleveland turned down such requests since the Constitution doesn’t say anything about that.
Government charity breeds selfishness, and resentment of the tax payer.
The recipient of government funds learns to expect that weather he earned it or not.
It’s like the man who refuses to move out of his parents’ house thinking they own him a living.
Ezra Benson: compulsory charity is not good; too many people think the government owes them something; they see welfare as a right and not a charity.
Government redistribution of wealth is robbery, not charity
Shakespeare: charity is twice blessed: it blesses him that receives, and him that gives.
Alexander Tyler in “Circle of Democracy”, 1770: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent for of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.”
This is what the NWO people are setting up for us.
Economics is defined as humans trying to satisfy unlimited wants through limited resources
Capitalism is self-restraint to ultimately get our wants, socialism is getting some things now, and prison later; living in denial.
When we want free things, it hurts our children’s’ future; there is no free lunch!
Jefferson: “If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.”
James Madison: if Congress can employ money indefinitely for the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care or religion into their own hands; they appoint teachers everywhere, educate the children, assume provision of the poor, this subverts the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America.
Samuel Adams: “the utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods are as visionary and impracticable as those which vest all property in the Crown. [They] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional.
Ezra Benson Conf. Report Nov. 1968, 19: “No one has the authority to grant such powers as welfare programs, schemes for redistributing the wealth, and activities that coerce people into acting in accordance with a prescribed code of social planning….Once government steps over this clear line…into the aggressive role of redistributing the wealth through taxation and providing so-called “benefits” of some of its citizens, it becomes a means for legalized plunder.”
Joseph F. Merrill, Church News, Dec. 26, 1936: “Ready-tongued and witty-minded ambitious politicians get nominated for office by stirring up the people with glowing promises of unearned favors and benefits to be secured at the expense of others than themselves.”
David O. McKay, Church News, March 14, 1953: “We are placed on this earth to work and the earth will give us a living…. It is our duty to strive to till the earth, subdue matter, conquer the globe, take care to the flocks and herds. It is the government’s duty to see that you are protected in it, and no other man has the right to deprive you of any of your privileges. But it is not the government’s duty to support you. I shall raise my voice as long as God gives me sound or ability, against the communistic idea that the government will take care of us all, and that everything belongs to the government…. It is wrong! No wonder, in trying to perpetuate that idea, that men become anti-Christ, because those teachings strike directly at the doctrines of the Savior. No government owes you a living. You get it yourself by your own acts-never by trespassing upon the rights of your neighbor, never by cheating him. You put a blemish upon your character the moment you do. “
Robert J. Ringer, “Restoring the American Dream”: when politicians give out more for less, that is exactly what the people will do- less. The more money people receive for not working, the less they will work. Congress spent $112 million of taxpayers’ money testing 8,500 low income families, and they were given direct payments for 10 years, and the more these families received, the less they worked.
FDR in his campaigning, said government welfare programs were unconstitutional, and when he got in, he ignored that and took the nation toward government welfare, which is socialism.
“The New Deal” welfare programs are opposite of the Founding Fathers’ teachings. It speaks of power to tax so long as you have general welfare of the US.
Founding Fathers said that the government was not to feed cloth or house people.
It is shown how the government welfare destroys the poor it was supposedly designed to help.

 

Ch. 6 All the News That’s Fit to Print (Media hiding truth)

 

 

Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult for them to see whose paycheck depends on them not seeing.”
The major news groups are also controlled by the same international bankers.
David Rockefeller speaks of major media groups’ promises of discretion, and how he would not have been able to accomplish what he has in the light of publicity. He also says, “The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries.”
The super-rich pay companies to not cover them in media
George Washington on foreign politics: be neutral and help both sides to have peace.
WW1, we were not doing this.
Bernays persuaded the US to enter WW1, from him telling us that the Huns had no morals and had to be destroyed. We fell for it.
The NYT called this guy the “Father of Public Relations”
In his book “Propaganda” from 1928, he said there is an inner cabinet of government we know not of which rules us in politics and business and social conduct and ethical thinking dominated by only a few persons. He further spoke of persuading the public to do anything via media, famous actors and sports personalities, sympathy for causes, and even the President.
His book shows that over the past 80 years, US Presidents came in by conspiracy.
Hitler had a technique that if you tell a big lie long and loud enough, it will convince most people to believe it.
Like global warming, homosexuality, gun control, universal health care, the Cap and Trade bill, etc.
Stock %’s of major media owned by Rockefeller shown
US Congressman shows that media controlled by a few rich
Rhodes Scholarships to introduce people to the conspiracy, B Clinton was one who took to it well; tis the idea of rule by the few
Trilateral commission and Bilderberg group
CFR member speaks of getting a one world government either by consent or conquest
Aldus Huxley speaks of the tactic of being silent about the truth
Aquarian Conspiracy: how the media is designed to promote drugs, free love, promiscuity, homosexuality, Satanism, witchcraft, divorce, violence, all that will destroy society.
Orwellian prediction: use media to enslave people and create their values, tastes, desires.
Tricking Saddam Hussein into thinking the US would not attack if he did certain attacks, when we would. Ms. Glaspie did this. P114
US send troops to settle disputes of UN an important step toward One World Government.
Polling as a tool to change public opinion p117
Survey of 33 calls about gun policy, 3 of them wanted less guns as a solution to violence, the reporter played those 3 and ignored the other 30. P117
NYT on the side of the communists since WW2
Pope Paul VI speaks of thanking media for helping bring in the NWO
100 million TV’s portray candidates in a certain way to brainwash.

 

Ch. 7 American Foreign Policy

 

 

-they discard food so they can keep ag  and market prices high. One man fined for giving his excess to the poor rather than discarding of it. p125.

-They call for famine helps but they created the famine. They ban trade while giving aid which is inconsistent. Food is for these reasons 7x more expensive than need be. 3rd world countries are not allowed to see to the first world countries and hence need to continue to depend on the benefactors who ship them supplies. p126.

-3rd world farmers cannot sell their food at good price because of foreign aid being dumped on them p127.

-best way to promote peace is to invite other nations to join with us and live under our Constitution. Stay out of foreign entanglements but do aid victims of international wars. p127

-don’t enforce democracy on others by the gun. Satan’s way is force. Founders endorsed commerce and social relations with other nations but not alliances with them. Foreign defense policies (like NATO and SEATO) are bad for America as they can easily get us fighting inappropriate battles as it is a requirement that when one member of the treaty is attacked all others must help it, we become military slaves to them. In pre-mortality everyone who is on this earth chose agency, so our current foreign policies are making people hate us. p128

-Ron Paul speaks against foreign aid, how it makes nations entitled and is unconstitutional spending of tax dollars p129

 

 

Ch 8 The Buck Stops Here

 

 

-Roosevelt says all political things are by design not chance. Crassus Pompeii and Julius Caesar sought to turn the republic into an empire. p130

-Hel. 7:4-5 gives example of nations controlled from behind the scenes. Wall Street Journal on David Rockefeller, head of council on Foreign Relations, being as powerful as the head of state. David Rockefeller told head of state of Russia named Khrushchev to resign, and he did within 24 hours. The CFR (Council on Foreign Relations, oft called the Establishment) is controlled by The Round Table. p132

-The presidency is run by CFR. FDRs son in law reports FDRs ideas were not his own but given him by CFR One World Money group. This was to get political power. FDR, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and others gave into this power behind the scenes to get personal power. The 1932 FDR democratic political platform was made to get him in then was discarded once he was in says his son in law. p132

-FDRs son in law goes on to say that 90% of people in the CFR don’t know who runs it and its plans but are merely there for status. FDR says Joseph Stalin trimmed him. Near his death, Woodrow Wilson also said he Woodrow ruined his county (from working with the money barons). p133

-12/14 of Pres. Johnsons group he went to for council were CFR members. Johnson didn’t want to escalate the Vietnam war but they urged him to. Some of these advisors were personally against this war but advised it anyway for the CFR sake. Top military officers say Vietnam could have lasted only a few months. p134

-CFR leaders chose to end Vietnam after over a half a million troops were deployed there and blamed it all on Johnson. The CFR are the puppet masters of the presidents. p135

-This is like Korihor being used by Satan until Satan did not need him anymore. Woodrow Wilson speaks of the fear major manufacturers have of the unseen organization which attacks those who speaks against it. In Wilsons book which is of his speeches he admits America is controlled behind the scenes. The behind the scenes corporations used Wilsons desire for more government power to help the people to secure more power for themselves. Any increase in government power is increase in power of the CFR and the bankers. The solution is take the power from the federal government and return it to the states like the Constitution says p136

-Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France oversaw the creation of the CFR. Lists people involved in the funding of the formation of the Fed and CFR major names in these and major groups involved internationally in their creation and how they interrelate. House Brain Trust and Wise Men groups roles. House partner of Wilson. p138

-Wilson and House same opinions. House wanted one world gov. House wanted Constitution scrapped saying it outdated. House wanted Marxism and spirituality mixed. House was beside FDR as well. House helped make income tax amendment too. Group called The Inquiry of 100 social engineers and what they did including creation of the CFR. J Reuben Clark an LDS General Authority was part of the J.P. Morgan company and when he heard them speaking of making another world war to get a new world government, since the WW1 failed to get them such, he reported this to church president Heber J Grant and he told him to get out of that company immediately which he did. Indeed, The United Nations was born via WW2. p138

-Thus, we see WW1 and WW2 were attempts to get a new world government behind the scenes. J Reuben Clark saying WW1 and WW2 were mistakes we were tricked into by appealing to our hearts. The fed artificially pumping up the money supply in the 20s caused the great depression and they used that to give themselves money. The Fed knew the market would crash and told certain people and planned to benefit therefrom accordingly. Details of how they created the Great Depression via stocks. Overall it was taking money from the middle class and giving it to the rich. p139

-WWs were for the Fed to make money, and to alter public opinion about foreign involvement causing us to become world policemen, and to get a world government. No more world wars came after the United Nations came into being, and WW3 will be to destroy America and Israel nations and get a world government. Joseph Smith and Joseph Fielding Smith on nations uniting as a negative thing. p140

-FDR put embargos on Japan to maneuver them to attack us (at Pearl Harbor). Generals left without info on Pearl Harbor attack from their higher ups left them defenseless. p141

-WW2 brought the CFR power. p142

-the CFR gained power over the state department, then cabinet, then the very Presidential office. CFR has private meetings which are forbidden from dispersing or to the open public. Lists the many agencies like head of the CIA, head of the NSA, Secretary of Interior, Secretary of Education, which are all members of the CFR. p143

-some prominent individuals of the CFR listed p144

-regardless of whether a Republican or Democrat is the President, leading experts and advisors come from this circle afore mentioned. CFR is mainly composed of billionaires, CEOs of multinational corporations, international bankers, media leaders, University Presidents and other popular figures. Basically, all the popular figures including senators and congressmen and Supreme Court Judges, but NO representation from the middle class, which is the majority of Americans. So, it is rule by the rich and powerful. The CFR has all types of people in it of race and political views, and they encourage radical extreme ideas. Then they say they are open to all ideas by having these people therein, and thus say what they produce is fair. The CFR is how the President sidesteps the Constitution, using the President behind the scenes for their private agenda. p145

-Regan was not a member of the CFR but Rockefeller supported his candidacy on the agreement that he would have George Bush, a conspirator, as his VP, and use CFR members in his cabinet. This is what Regan did. See Garry Allen (who wrote None Dare Call it Conspiracy, which is a book President Ezra Taft Benson suggested we read in a Conference Report, see the film of said address.). The country is run in large part not just by the President, but his cabinet. p146

-all options, based on their alleged reports, the cabinet gives to Regan etc. are beneficial to the conspiracy. The secrecy of the CFR meetings allows them to plot. p147

-Rockefeller saying news has stayed out of their business 40 years and that they could not have done what they did in the light of publicity, and that such has enabled his plans for a one world government ruled by the elite international bankers, claiming such to be better than the traditional way of the USA.

-Bilderberg group says put UN troops on USA soil to restore order, and claim there are threats, weather real or false, to get the Americans to go along with it. Then take the individual rights and put in a world government. p148

-largely from the internet, info of these secret meetings is beginning to come out despite the newspaper people’s agreements to shut down any news about this that gets out. People are seeing the difference between promises of presidential candidates vs. what they do. For example, Obama rebuked the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars, and said he would pull out troops, but rather he put more troops there. Also he rebuked the $750 billion bailout which George W. Bush engineered through congress, but then Obama did the same but for trillions of dollars of bailouts. Obama also said he would make government more transparent but instead made his meetings and that of the Democratic leadership in congress to be closed. Bush Obama and all Presidents before them filled their cabinet with CFR members. p149

-CFR message leaked out that they are purposefully denying Africans AIDS treatment. They call it Natural Selection, and claim it is to stop the spread of the disease. They called for a bacteriological warfare to get rid of non-white people once each generation. Lists books wherein you can read more about the CFR and what they do in their secret meetings. Some of the books listed are The Shadows of Power about the CFR and American decline by James Perloff; another is a discourse called the CFR: Conspiracy to Rule the World by Garry Allen see American Opinion, 1969. Also suggests a Secretary of State to Harry Truman. (many other books throughout the text are referenced for good additional reading). p150

-Clinton since a youth wanted by in the small circle of elites controlling the world, the ones who control behind the scenes. Another professor acknowledging the rule of the elite in secret hiding. p151

 

 

Ch. 9 The Round Table, The TLC, and the Bilderbergers

 

 

-Round Table groups are communist and want to be secretive. p152

-Rothschild funding groups to become monopolies and control all heritable land. p153

-founders of Round Table and their roots and ideologies listed. The Times newspaper has been totally controlled by this group since 1912. It also dominated such from 1890-1912. p154

-New York Times article stating the plan of Rhodes, RT founder, to have a secret society which will collect the world wealth for its supposedly good purposes. RT is above the CFR. RT also controls the RIIA. The CFR takes orders from the RIIA, and the RIIA takes its orders from the RT. The RIIA controls USA and British government. RT vowed to get American back under British control after the Americans defeated the British in the Revolutionary war, and now they have succeeded. More on RT, read The Anglo-American Establishment by Carroll Quigley. TLC founded by David Rockefeller. p155

-TLC is to bring all economies into one world economy or possibly 3. They made or control the NAFTA and GATT. TLC forced the Maastricht treaty which brought the European Union into being. TLC is even more exclusive than the CFR. How Jimmy Carter became president by the TLC. Bush Clinton and others are TLC members. p156

-TLC would have no borders to nations to help business flow, but this would insist on a one world government with a supreme dictator ruling over such. Grand book on TLC is this 3-volume book Trilaterals over Washington by Antony C. Sutton and Patrick M. Wood.

-Bilderbergers are another conspiracy group who meet in hotels for 3-4-day conferences and send all hotel employees home for such and staff it with their own people and check everything for bugs there and set up a security checkpoint guardhouse to only let those with pre-issued ID cards inside. They meet annually. They control EU politics including the gov. of Russia and have some control over the USA. Some of their members also belong to CFR and TLC etc. These organizations reinforce each other. First meeting in 1954. They kill who they want. p157

-see book The Committee of 300 by Dr. Coleman. B group also said USA settling UN (United Nations) disputes is an important step in going toward a one world government, and is almost accomplished. This was said when Bush was about to enter Gulf war with Sudan Hussein. Bush had General Schwarzkopf lead an international army, the majority of which were Americans, against Iraq. Bush said that such was for getting a new world order. Elitists always try to get us to be more and more the policemen of the world. Conflicts are usually nurtured by conspiracy people who then get the USA to go in there and bring peace. Despite Republican and Democratic parties saying they don’t like the idea of America being the world policemen, they have us go into conflicts to bring peace anyway. -p158

-our Presidents should look out for our welfare, and not go around making other countries mad at us for our intervening. NATO says we can only issue forces to foreign states for defense, but in Kosovo war we did the opposite. It was an internal Yugoslavian affair that did not threaten other nations at all. The UN is hence the world army via the NATO, of which the USA is now a part. Now NATO can attack any time anywhere not just defensively. The global role of NATO, it not being only for defending West Europe, is a big step to surrendering national sovereignty. p159.

-US President can commit troops for 60 days without the consent of Congress, Clinton ignored this and continued bombing 78 days without Congress approval. What is next? Constitution says it is Congress who has power to declare war, but now we have an imperial presidency who does it. Founders of the US made this rule, which we no longer follow, to avoid becoming like the Roman empire again. Usually republics die with they get into letting one man declare wars. Kosovo conflict was naked aggression by NATO under direction of Bilderbergers to acquire some land. Kosovo has the riches mines in Europe. The true story of the Kosovo conflict presented. p160

-the supposed negotiation with Kosovo was agree or get bombed. Details of the original agreements were not released until after the bombing began. The official document which is on the internet now reveals that NATO could go anywhere in Yugoslavia and not be punished for anything they do there. The twisted gov. foisted on Kosovo enumerated. p161

-NATO set up as the sovereign controller of Kosovo, replacing their police disarming the local police, and other ways to overpower laws the Kosovo people decide on. They had power to censor their media also. They imposed an economy which required them to put things up for sale and hence Bilderbergers bought the mines in the name of humanitarianism, and now control that region. Bilderberg group is SUPERIOR TO the CFR and TLC and RIIR (Britain’s CFR) and RT. They are like an apex of pyramidal power of secret combinations. p162

– conspiratorial groups that work together are many, some of the most prominent are think tanks like the Heritage Foundation, professional associations like the Institute for Pacific Relations, fraternal organizations like the Free Masons, Universities with conspirators on their Board of Regents like Harvard and Yale, tax exempt foundations like the Ford Foundation, religious organizations like the World Council of Churches, political organizations like the United Nations, military organizations like NATO, aristocratic associations like the Black Nobility of Europe. Another quote on TLC attempt truly is to become a government higher than the rest. p163

 

 

Ch. 10 Terrorism and 9/11

 

 

-“day of the great slaughter with the towers fall” Isaiah 30:25

-the history of people taken over ancient Rome by false terrorism is told. It is the road to dictatorship. (The Book of Mormon shows this also!) p164-5

-Jeb Bush, Dick Chaney, and other prominent people had a plan for an American World Empire. The document Rebuilding Americas Defenses written in Sept. 2000 by PNAC showed that they wanted to control the Gulf region weather or not Saddam Hussein was in power. Speaks of US desire to control parts of the world for its worldwide control system, a blueprint for world domination. At least 11 countries warned the US of 9/11 before it happened. Names of 4 of the 9/11 hijackers were provided to the US but none of them were arrested. 9/11 leads were not followed up on. One hijacker we consider the 20th was seeking to learn to steer large air liners and had radical Islam ties but the FBI would not allow his computer with plans of a 9/11 mission to be searched. p167

-Between Sept. 2000 and June 2001 there were 67 occasions where our jets went up to examine off coarse planes, but nothing happened with the 9/11 off coarse planes. Former US federal crimes prosecutor said there was such substantial evidence given before 9/11 attack to the CIA and the FBI that they cannot claim to assert a defense of incompetence. Why would the US attack itself thus? To maintain its hegemony by forcing its way into a situation where they could excuse getting into the oil supplies. US was informed immediately of the hijackings and could have shot down all the hijacked planes which crashed into the towers and the Pentagon but they did not act. p168

-VP Cheney, despite having info about the hijacking beforehand, did not order them be shot down until after they had crashed, and even that order was not passed on. Experts show that if was not just planes and fires that caused the buildings to explode, but was demolition, and tower7 was not even hit by a plane but still fell. p168

-buildings closer than tower 7 did not fall so we cannot say it was from proximity. Jet fuel won’t get hot enough to melt stele and cause a building to fall. p170

-sulfur from thermite a demolition product was in the remains. see journalof911studies.com p171

-more evidence from report of a long-standing engineer professor of BYU that it was demolition, and perhaps to get the US in a war via international bankers etc. p172

-evil tactics for attacking people rather than their arguments shown p173

-Rudy Giuliani had an office in building 7 and was told to leave it before it collapsed but will not tell us who told him or why. Pancake collapse as the why for building 7 will not hold up with engineers. The official report of 9/11 did not even mention building 7, a 47-story building. The near free fall speed of the buildings had to be from demolition. p174

-WTC janitor heard 2 bombs go off beneath him in the basement of the WTC before the plane hit it and was rescuing people from that all before the planes hit, and he witnesses that the government denying that is a lie and a cover up. He had been working there 20 years. He tells his story in Latin countries, but they won’t let him tell it here in the USA. p175

-this janitor heard other explosions as well. 14 others agree and likewise testify with him who were there. A reported the collapse of building 7 but did so 20 minutes before it collapsed, somehow accidently getting this news from one who knew it would fall and reading it too early on accident. p176

-see also 9/11truth.org, 911truthseekers.org, loosechange911.com, newamericancentury.org p177

 

 

Ch. 11 The Enlightened Ones: (Illuminati)

 

 

-founder of Illuminati Adam Weishaupt says the end justifies the means; that sin is not sin if it is done with the intent of some supposed good or helpful idea. This Adam W. was deep into the occult. Illuminati means the Enlightened Ones. Adam W considered by many to be the most profound conspirator. Rothschilds controlled the Illuminati by financing Adam W. Masonic lodges are a headquarters for Illuminati. Rothschilds have instigated all wars. David Rockefeller is a partner with the Rothschilds. They have pharmaceutical companies and a lawsuit was filed against them for creating swine flu then promoting the vaccine to such, thus making billions. This is repeated with other diseases. They could be who cause the destructions before the second coming of Christ. Documents of NYC drug ring creating and sending out swine flu. The drug ring controlled by Rockefeller. These documents were sent to the FBI but because of Rockefellers hand in government they probably will not do anything with these documents. History of Adam W. given. p179

-Weishaupt knew many ancient languages and read texts and was convinced the Great Giza Pyramid was of initiation ceremonies. In 1771 he made his organization then in 1776 changed its name to Illuminati. It copied rites of the Masons. It was funded by Rothschild to be able to put people into positions in which they could cause wars. The illuminati were based on philosophies of Roseau, Voltaire, Diderot, and others of the Paris academy in 18th century, the age of reason by these philosophers is actually a hatred of how Christianity had power over monarchies of Europe and was to destroy Christianity. They made a fraternity to destroy the Church called the Philosophes. Voltaire said that Christianity is the devil and said to lie boldly always to promote the cause against these things; he wanted all morals from religions and monarchs to be destroyed. p180

-Illuminati founder Adam W. had an order established to convince people that it was a charitable organization and when the people were going to move up higher in the organization he told them that to do so they would have to denounce all religion and monarchy it being in the way of the happiness of humans. If they would not, they would not advance in the order. Once in the high order, not the Illuminatis Minor, but the Illuminatis Major, the real purpose of the organization, to rule the world, was revealed to that person attaining the status. They were to do that by destroying all existing governments and religions. They then would take an oath promising their every effort would be to that order, and to their superiors in the order. They had a group of police called the Insinuating Brethren which was the members looking at each other and if they caught one another trying to tell people of the order they were to be killed. Its insignia was the all-seeing eye. Weishaupt was a Jesuit so he brought much of that order thereto. He deemed himself Rex (king) in the secret order. The texts of the order spoke of engendering hate towards races and sexes and religions. He wrote of what type buildings they were to burn. He planned the attacks, the 20th century violence seems to follow the instructions he wrote. p181

-in 1782 the Illuminati infiltrated the German Free Masons which soon became all European Free Masons, by their alluring promises of sharing the secrets the Illuminati had to offer. (Recall American free masons are a separate group and were not taken over by Illuminati until late 19th century). French Revolution of the 1700s started by the Illuminati. (Here as in elsewhere, much more explanation of how these things happened is given in the full text.) This was by their men causing the Jacobian club houses which had radical ideas. A mail man carrying Illuminati papers from Weishaupt was struck by lightning and his papers discovered, so the police shut down many Masonic Lodges known to be in the control of the Illuminati at that time of 1785. The Illuminati never ended, it just went underground with different names, same agendas. These subgroups have the same hand signs etc., and refer to themselves as Illuminati despite their different names. p182

-The unfinished pyramid with the all-seeing eye as the top stone was the seal, and it had the words Annuit Coeptis Vovus Ordo Seclorum meaning announcing the conception of the new order of the ages. Then roman numerals for 1776 at the bottom. This is what is on the back of our US 1$ bill. We see the order is still alive and in control. The French Revolution came in the pretense of the aristocrats starving the others out. So rebels beheaded all the aristocrats they could, these rebels were Illuminati. Illuminati member Robespierre who leaded the revolt was killed, but had plans to kill 15 million Frenchmen, though only 300,000 were killed. After the failure of the French Revolution they went into hiding but did not die out. A partial LIST of the groups in which the Illuminati exists today are The German Union, The Tungenbund, Jacobian Culubs whom executed the French Revolution, Sublimes Maitres Parfaits (Sublime Perfect Masters), Societe des Saisons (Society of Seasons), Leagues of the Just whom commissioned Karl Marx and Frederick Engels to write the Communist Manifesto then changed the name of the group to the Communist League (thus the communist movement of the 20th century was from the Illuminati; also the Politburo of Russia still get together and have their handshakes and punishments etc. of old like the Illuminati they replaced they still want destroy all religion and government hence they celebrate May Day which is May 1 of 1776 when the Illuminati was formed; the communists still think they will be able to rule the world with the new world order despite glasnost and perestroika.), The Thule Society, and the Thule Society made The Skull and Crossbones group (originally a fraternity of Yale University, taken over by Thule society, and those who believed easily their philosophies were given rank and the Rhodes Scholarships. President Bush was a member of Skull and Crossbones, and President Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar), The Club of Rome (who push for more governmental controls over the environment and thus over people), Fabian Socialism, and Anarchism. p183-184

-Also the Executive Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations is made up of Illuminati’s, in that when joining the committee they go to a small room in the UN building and at an alter with the all seeing eye they are given the handshakes oaths and rituals of the highest, Rex, Illuminati Order. p184

-Hegelian Dialect is about mixing thesis with antithesis to create synthesis. (Put out crazy ideas and they get more and more accepted.). 1992 Gorbachev still will not admit that socialist theory failed or that Communism is dead. He said, “An alternative between capitalism and communism is in the offing” (immediate future). This is directly lining up with Illuminati methods. Nesta Webster wrote a book based on what Weishaupt called The New World Order, in a book by Nesta called World Revolution, it lists the 6 goals of the New World Order: 1. abolition of monarchy and all ordered government 2. abolition of private property 3. abolition of inheritance 4. abolition of patriotism 5. abolition of the family (i.e. of marriage and all morality, and the institution of the communal education system of children) 6. abolition of religion. Hegel a social philosopher said that war is what is needed to mix views of people, and thus planned wars could mix views of people in a planned way. p186

-Capitalism was the thesis, the current, so they posed an antithesis, being the opposite, which was communism (state owned, state planned, dictatorially run atheist society), opposite of capitalism (which was from Judeo-Christian values and a free market economy.) Now soon is coming in the “offing” (immediate future) according the Gorbachev, the antithesis of these ideas, which is the socially engineered synthesis of the thesis and the antithesis, the 2 being opposite and meshing together, to create a system called the New World Order, where in the means of production and distribution are privately owned, but the government dictates how much is produced and how many companies can produce the same product, and as for religion, it is not Judeo-Christian or Atheist, it is Satanic, the nice in the middle ground. We see this is what they wanted all along, and is why they went with communism for a time to get here to where the really wanted to be all along. To understand the contrast between capitalists and communists, read Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by Anthony Sutton, and Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler by Anthony Sutton. These books also show that the American and European international bankers financed both the Bolshevik Revolution and the Nazi Movement. p187

-so, we see that the thesis, aka the status quo of capitalism, and the antithesis, aka the opposite of the status quo namely communism, were influenced by the Bolshevik Revolution and the Nazi movement by the same puppeteer to get their desired outcome, the synthesis of a New World Government. The NWO people in the Nazi party financed Hitler to see if Fascism was a feasible economic theory to use in their NWO. This caused it to go from desolation from WW1 into a super-power strong enough almost to take over the world against the might of the USA. The USA is who lead the world, and they had capitalism, hence the antithesis had to be opposite of the then most powerful nation, the USA. So, they chose the antithesis of communism. For the creation of the synthesis, they needed a government to become the antithesis, they chose a place with similar land resources, size, and population as the USA, being Russia. The Illuminati funded Lenin in his revolt against the Czars of Russia. The western money and political power which the Illuminati pumped in to Russia kept it from collapsing in communism for a while (communism is weak as a system and would have otherwise collapsed more quickly). So, after WW2, the Russians have had planned conflict with the US. Hence the antithesis and the thesis conflict, and the breeding of the synthesis NWO. There are leaders of the Western Capitalists that are just as involved in this as the leaders of Communism, all working together to mix the thesis with antithesis and thus create the synthesis NWO. Recall the quotation from Gorbachav clearly aforementioned which clearly reveals this. (I say this evil plot is so effective and complex that none other than the devil himself must have created and divulged it to his minions). p188

-detail of a Rothschild agent using $20 billion for the triumph of Bolshevism in Russia. This shows us that internationalists control communism. Shown how communism was financed by capitalists for this agenda. This creating your own enemies was used in ancient Rome by persons to gain power as mentioned earlier. 9/11 a fake terrorist attack was to have excuse for the Patriot Act which destroys the 4th Amendment to the Bill of Rights among other freedoms. p189

 

 

Ch. 12 The Committee of 300

 

 

-financial advisor to the Rothschilds speaks of this group of 300 who choses who will lead Europe and has all power over it. 6 months later he was assassinated. This Committee of 300 coordinates the efforts of the other conspiracies and is a clearing house for them. Some government heads call these people the Magicians. Stalin called them the Dark Forces. Pres. Eisenhower called them the Military-Industrial Complex. They call themselves the Olympians (they consider themselves gods). In the group there are the directors and members of the CFR, TLC, RT, Illuminati, and more conspiracy groups. Also on it are the aristocracy of Europe, the Royal Family of England (we see Queen of England is not so powerless after all). These people once knew power then seemed to give it up 150 years ago but people who experience power do not like to give it up, and now acting behind the scenes they are more powerful than ever. p190

-The same time the European and English aristocracies were being phased out of power is the time that the Committee of 300 came into power around the 1840s, no coincidence. LIST of other conspiracy groups presented, all intending to rule the world. These people fight each other and join multiple groups at times to try and climb the ladder, etc., but they will eventually kill each other and make the earth desolate in their attempts to beat each other to ultimate power. p191

-Some secret societies start out with good intentions, but Satan takes them over. Satan works in the dark and secret, and when you play in his backyard, he takes you over. LIST given of background of the other conspiracy groups aforementioned. Here is the list: The Council of 3 (not mortals, (like a Satanic trinity like the book of Rev. speaks of)), The Counsel of 9 (perhaps same as The Nine Unknown me group), The Council of 13 (Grand Druid Council of 13 highest ranking witches in the world, whom take orders directly from the Rothschilds, no one else), The Council of 33 (the top 33 Free Masons in the world), The Council of 300 (see this chapter), The Council of 500 (with the 500 richest men in the world), The Black Nobility of Europe (the crown heads of Europe), The Theosophical Society (founder under direction of Freemasonry founded the New Age Movement), The Golden Dawn (witchcraft of the Rothschilds, they do human sacrifice), The Priory of Sion (said to have the Holy Grail, head of organization of the Templars), P2 Masonry (Italian Freemasonry group, taken over by Illuminati and specializes in political assassinations), Ordo Templis Orientali (OTO, higher than Freemasons, specialize in every known sexual perversion), The Club of Rome (elites using scare tactics of environmental concerns and global warming as scare tactics to bring NWO, see Al Gore promoting this in his film An Inconvenient Truth, they are behind that saying falsely that global warming is manmade), The Jesuits (began in 1540, responsible for The Inquisition. Grew into a society that took over the Catholic Church and runs it through the Black General which is the label given to the head of the order. They have their own agenda for NWO. According to Jesuit documents, the Catholic Church will head the NWO (and the Jesuits run the Catholic Church and hence the NWO)), The Kabbala (Jewish organization, oldest group, perhaps responsible for Crucifixion of Jesus, the top members of the Sanhedrin were members.). The Committee of 300 believe they are absolutely charged by divine right to implement 10 things. The ten listed and described. p192-193 and 194 for the list.

-The 20 goals of the Committee of 300: 1. one world government, the NWO with unified church and monetary sys they direct. 2.destroy national identity and pride including the Constitution 3. destroy religion esp. Christian, except what they create 4. mind control each human with technotronics 5. stop industry except computers; workers go to Mexico for slave labor; unemployable people get on drugs or executed 6. legalize drugs and pornography 7. depopulate large cities (a trial run was done in Cambodia “the Pol Pot regime”) 8. suppress scientific development except what benefits their agenda 9. use war and starvation and disease to kill 3 billion people; “Global 2000 Report” accepted by President Carter calls for this, calls for USA population to be 100 million by year 2050. 10. weaken moral fiber; demoralize working class by creating massive unemployment; they turn to drugs and alcohol and rock music to rebel against status quo and thus destroy the family unit. This plan by its authors find in “The Aquarian Conspiracy”; Stanford Professor Willis Harmon wrote it, others involved etc. are listed. Specific title given to look up the very report. p193-194

-report “Changing the Images of Man” by the Committee of 300 is what contains this conspiracy aka the Aquarian Conspiracy. They wanted demoralize America with accepting drugs, free sex, violence, murder, homosexuality, pornography, abortion on demand, etc. Goal of destroying the family. Single parent families are now more common than 2 parent families. The conspirators promoted The Beetles music group and other rock and roll drugs and free sex bands, a main theme or rock and roll bands. (*Hence one of the Brethren leading the church declared “rock music is of the devil”); They also encourage criminal and misdemeanor activity. 15 million babies murdered (at the time of this publishing, much more now). p195-196

-Goal 11. create crisis and then solve them for people, thus quitting their ability to make deceptions. Goal 12. to create new colts and boost those already functioning such as the filthy Mick Jagger’s “Rolling Stones” (he is the lead singer of it) and all the rock groups of the Beetles and those who followed them. p197

-Elder Gene R Cook of the Seventy talk in 1989 “The Eternal Nature of the Law of Chastity” says the Lord has music, and so does the Devil, what you listen to effects your chastity, Mick Jagger said to him on a plane “Our music is calculated to drive kids to sex…Well it’s not my fault what they do. That’s up to them. I’m just making a lot of money.”, Jagger went on to say he was excited of the advent of music videos as they could show the sex not just talk about it, Jagger said he has children out of wedlock and is proud of it, and Jagger said that people can do whatever they want and take whatever they want and there are no commandments and no God, and that nothing really mattered (cf. Alma 30:13-18), Jagger said he believed in evolution and that he descended from a monkey and that children should do what they want despite their parents and that parents limit them and that he was glad that the family was being destroyed as an entity, then Jagger said disparaging things about The Book of Mormon and the Mormons, then Elder Cook told him that the Book of Mormon is not the lie, but rather he Jagger is the lie, and that if he does not turn his life around he is going to hell, and that he would be a witness that he gave him this message at the judgement bar of God that he had at least given him “the word”. SO WE SEE that the current music industry is not by chance but is designed by the Committee of 300 (they are like the General Authorities of the Church of the Devil). Goal 13 of the Committee of 300 is to spread religious cults like Moslem Brotherhood, Sikhs, Moslem Foundation, etc. Also know that Ayatollah Khomeini was created by British Intelligence “Military Intelligence 6 (MI6)” The values of Muslims are being preached by US and British government, they are encouraged to migrate to the west and their values are contrary to the US Constitution and their ideas are promoted in our schools. Goal 14. export “religious liberation” ideas to undermine all religion esp. Christianity. Goal 15. cause total economic collapse on earth and cause total political chaos. Goal 16. control Foreign and Domestic US policies. p198

-Goal 17. give full support to international things like UN, IMF, BIS, World Court, and phase out local institutions/bring them under UN. Goal 18 penetrate all governments work within them to destroy their sovereignty. Goal 19 make worldwide terrorist apparatus to negotiate with terrorist agencies whenever such arise. Goal 20. control US education to destroy it totally. See book “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. Social education. in US is geared toward leading Americans to world government by socialists controlled by behavioral and social scientists. This is a massive text and puts it all in order. The book shows how the social engineers say there are certain crisis and use radial methods because of such, but never really fix anything and make things up to get their agenda through. Speaks of how US education is now used to promote humanism, atheism, and stupidity. p199-200

-Description of what would happen if the Committee of 300 is successful is given, it is a description of the NWO. It will have non-elected hereditary oligarchy like the Middle Ages, and will limit the human population by limit family size, disease, war, famine, until only 1 billion remain of people useful to the ruling class. p200

-they further show that the NWO they want will have no middle class, only rulers and slaves, world courts with unified laws, one world police and military, no national boundaries, no private firearms, the rebels to the NWO will be called outlaws and anyone can kill them on sight, only religion will by Luciferianism with Witchcraft taught in public school, no private schools, no Christianity, no republicanism, no sovereignty with the people, severe penalty to mention racial or national identity, a number printed on each person which brings up their files of all gov. agencies CIA FBI SSI IRS FEMA all vastly expanded and easily accessed, marriage outlawed, children raised by state wards as state property, women will continue to be degraded by the “women’s liberation” movement, free sex will be mandatory, self-abortion for after 2 children born to a woman or clinically forced abortion if refuse such, p201

-more of what the one world order will look like if they have their way: compulsory showing of pornography heterosexual and homosexual in all theaters etc., recreational drug use compulsory with all having a drug quota and drugs bought at one world government stores all over the world, mind control drugs expanded and compulsory via the food and water without knowledge of the people, drug bars set up where the slave-class must spend all its time, people thus become controlled animals with no mind of their own. Economic system makes just enough food to keep the slaves going in their mass labor camps, all taught they are totally dependent on the state for survival, world ruled by the Committee of 300 whose decrees are all binding instant law. Boris Yeltsin of the Committee says they’ll try the system on Russia as a trial run. There will be courts of punishment, no courts of justice. Industry and Ag. only in control of the Committee of 300. Compulsory euthanasia for the old and terminally ill, city size controlled, 4 billion “useless eaters” to be eliminated by 2050 by war, organized epidemics including rapid-acting diseases and starvation. Energy and food for the non-elite kept at bare need level. World population will become 1 billion, and half of that will be the Chinese and Japanese races as they have been regimented for centuries to obey authority without question. Artificial food storage by the gov to show the people they rely on the state to survive. Private banks outlawed, only the Bank of international settlements and the World Bank in operation. p202

-more of what it would look like if they have their way: no wage disputes allowed; immediate execution to those who break the law; uniform pay scales chosen by the government;

-HG Wells speaks of how many will give their lives fight against the establishment of the NWO but he merely says that is all part of it.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. speaks of it only coming by blood.

-They use a new term for “New World Order” that is less frightening to people, “Globalization”. They still use the term NWO in their private meetings.

-The Founding Fathers knew that a society has a collective conscience; 50 years ago we had one, now we have lost that innocence; we lost our national identity and conscience. They further said that God can’t punish a nation in the next life as it has no soul, so He must punish them in this world, and He does so by destroying them.

-Tavistock Institute is one agency used by the Committee of 300, its founder was from the 300, they create brainwashing programs, like The Aquarian Conspiracy before mentioned.

(p204)

-Economic Committee of the North Atlantic Institute is another group by the 300. They are doing social reforms, and want to rewrite the US Constitution socialistic and monarchical like that of Denmark. The members of this institute are Communists. One policy they seek to promote is zero-growth post-industrial policy to cut down industry in the US by vast amounts to not near what it was in 1969.

-Other groups run by the 300 are the Systems Development Corporation (who seeks vast database of every US citizen’s medical financial criminal and personal information). The Mount Pelerin Society, The Hoover Institution (originally anti-communist think tank taken over), and the Heritage Foundation (a conservative think tank also in their dominion).

The Beetles song “I get by with a little help from my friends” was referring to drugs. Drugs are controlled by the 300. Its front organizations are for instance, the Columbian family cartels and the American and Italian Mafia, also the Royal Family of England via the Committee of 300 are who have done most moving of drugs in the past 300 years. the Committee of 300 in drug trade began with the British East India Company (BEIC). The British Aristocracy had majority of members in this committee, and they learned selling Opium would get people addicted to their product and capitalized on that. See book “Conspirators Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300”. The British would not take the Opium, but the Chinese under such oppression from their leaders, did. They called this the China Inland Mission. It passed itself off as a Christian mission. The first samples were always free to hook people.

(p206)

The British Royal Family sanctioned this giving selling and teaching how to smoke opium to Chinese. The opium was brought to America and a RNR built to carry it. The workers to build the RNR were the Chinese strung out on opium; many Negros in America were stronger and needed work, but the Chinese were imported to work on it so they could pass on the opium and get more people addicted. At that point, the Negros were not using opium.

The Boxer Rebellion we are told was the west defending legitimate ideals in the east, but such is a lie, it was China trying to get rid of the opium trade which the committee, via British parliament, was forcing on them. The Chinese had outlawed opium from this big issue when they found what was going on. The Chinese started their attack by destroying large storages of opium, and sank ships which were trading such. British used this as excuse to start a way, and had people push opium even in the fighting. The Chinese lost the war and were forced to sign the Tientsin Treaty which allowed full British access without taxation regulation or prohibition. Then when communists took over China in 1949 with Mao Tse-Tung and they became partners with the drug dealers. This is how it is today. When the Committee hears of others pushing dope, they tell the Drug Enforcement Administration about it so they can get rid of the competition. They have spies everywhere. Read more about the British Royal Family and drugs in “The Imperial Drug Trade” book.

 

 

Ch. 13 The New World Order Religion

 

 

Quote of people admire liars, and hate who try to tell them the truth.
The spirit gives light to all people, and that light is the spirit of Jesus Christ, and whoever hearken to it come to God the Father. (D&C 84:45-47; Moroni 7:16-17). So do your best with what you know, and you’ll be saved.
After the Amalekites and Amulonites rejected the true gospel they still built synagogues and attempted to worship God. So we see the desire for religion is universal.
Satan tries to get people to worship in any way except the true way. He fills the vacuum of the desire to worship when people reject the true God.
Satan tries to sell many doctrines, hence there are so many churches.
Ultimately Satan wants people to worship him (Moses 1:12, 18-22; Matt. 4:8-10) p210
Satan does not enter the Eden scene until God had given Adam commandments, to which Satan could fight against.
Therefore we call him the adversary, he always fights against God and Christ. It’s almost like the law of physics, for every action an equal but opposite reaction.
things to act, and things to be acted upon (2 Ne. 2:14)
Intelligence is what acts, matter is what is acted upon. These are the only two things that have always existed. (D&C 93:29, 33).
Satan has no intelligence because he has no light and truth, which is the definition of intelligence, which means he has become a thing to be acted upon, not a thing to act. He cannot act to his own accord.
He simply reacts in an opposite direction to what God desires. Hence, he wants people to worship him.
Church of the Devil dominion (control) over all earth (1 Ne. 14:10-11)
Benson, Ensign Nov. 1988, 86 says secret combinations seeking to overthrow the freedom of all lands are increasing their evil influence in American and the entire world.
A church may be defined as an organization which adores a supreme being, has defined tenants and beliefs, and practices prescribed rites or ordinances.
Non-religious organizations, i.e. financial and political, may still count as a church under this definition.
They use forms of atheism which weaken religions.
Humanism, existentialism, relativism, theory of evolution, materialism, etc.
They particularly hate Christianity, it standing against all they stand for.
They have their own form of religion with ritual etc.
If the world were only good, no worship of Lucifer would exist.
Truth is knowledge of things how they really are (D&C 93:24), and such is not always pleasant.
knowing truth is not always pretty, but always empowers us to make good choices.
The NWO religion is Luciferianism
attested by David Spangler (director of the Planetary Initiative for the United Nations),as it being an initiation into the NWO, and the way to wholeness, and liberation to both Lucifer and mankind. Spangler is in the New Age Movement. P213
The founder of the New Age Movement (the NWO) says Lucifer is the Savior and the logos and civilization all everything good (see Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, “The Secret Doctrine, vol. 2, 171, 225, 255)
They say Adonai is the bad God, and Lucifer the good one.
Not all the members of these organizations worship Lucifer, many are deceived. It is the leaders of the organization who worship Lucifer.
The CFR has its high level people (only the Executive Committee) take rites of initiation promising to serve Lucifer (see book “Secret Societies/New World Order” by Milton William Cooper, and afore mentioned reference of this text of this text about the CFR).
Lucifer keeps his dominion of various organizations in secret.
He knows that mankind is against him overall.
We all rejected Lucifer in pre-mortality (Moses 4:1-4; Rev. 12:3, 4; 7-9)
Lucifer hates all mortals, for they are who rejected him in pre-mortality. He especially hates those who promoted the plan of God.
Other organizations which worship Lucifer in the top levels of their organization are the Tri-Lateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, the Royal Institute for International Affairs, the Round Table Group, the Club of Rome, the Skull and Bones, the Thule Society, the World Council of Churches, the Illuminati, and others.
Other groups which lead to Luciferianism are witchcraft and Satanism.
witchcraft
masses initiated into Lucierianism by this by telling them it’s an old polysynthetic religion that worships the ‘gods’ of nature. They are told that they can get in touch with ‘spirit guides’ (evil spirits) that will speak to their minds and guide them to “higher levels of consciousness”.
These evil spirits help fulfill spells that are cast. So yes, they can really cast spells which really work. They deceptively say it is like Christian prayer.
these spells are no match for God’s power, whom oversees all. Who keep covenants in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are promised protection from Satan’s power, no matter in what form.
Witchcraft is the religion of the Illuminati.
The Golden Dawn coven is the personal coven of the Rothschilds.
Freemasonry –p217
they get their signs tokens etc. from the Knights Templar of the middle ages, whom received them from the Gnostic Christians, whom claim to have preserved the secret teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ after his resurrection, of which most Christians have no record (*this could be why people think LDS got some of their temple rites stolen from the Masons, for the LDS is the restored teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ).
they were infiltrated by the Illuminati
the high leaders of this hide with the cloak of good works by the lower people who do not know what is going on high in the program. They worship Lucifer and plan evil NWO things for the government in the high levels.
Book “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry” by Albert Pike is given to those who get to the 32nd degree of the program.
it’s pg. 321 praises Lucifer. In pg. 566-7 it says that the Prince of Darkness made Adam, and that Demons forbade Adam to eat the forbidden fruit, and that Demons made Eve. Pg. 567 of it says that Satan created and controls this world.
Albert Pike 33rd degree member letter speaking of using Atheism to break down Christianity with violence them replace them both with Luciferianism. (see text for ref)
another Masonic quotation praising the power of Lucifer and his coming rule also in “The Lost Keys of Freemasonry” p48, Illustrious Manley Palmer Hall 33rd degree.
another Masonic quotation praising of Lucifer from “Brother Eliphas Levi, The Mysteries of Magic” p. 428 speaks of intellectual Lucifer being the Holy Spirit and controlling magnetism and being love and intelligent.
why were George Washington, Joseph Smith, etc. Freemasons? It was not infiltrated by the Illuminati at that time. George Washington himself warned his friends against the Illuminati in several of his letters. Explanation given in the text more fully, but note that Albert Pike was elected to the position of the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Southern Supreme Council of Freemasonry (see Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry p564). Pike was then contacted by the European Illuminati head Giuseppe Mazzini whom made him overseer of the illuminati activities in the US (see Kirban, “Satna’s Angels Exposed, 157-8; and Ralph Epperson, “The Unseen Hand” [Tucson, Publius Press, 1985], 223.). In Sept. 20, 1870, Pike and Mazzini drafted a constitution that established an ultra-secret governing body of worldwide Freemasonry (joining European and American Freemasonry etc.), with main centers at Rome, Charleston, and Berlin. They put in that constitution a new super-rite for American Freemasonry (see Edith Starr Miller, “Occult Theocracy”, 207-8, 215). The headquarters for American Freemasonry is at D.C. As we see from this text, the name of the super-rite Order was the New and Reformed Palladian Rite, or New-Gnosticism. They taught that Lucifer is as powerful as Adonai. “It is Lucifer who is worshiped within this Rite of Freemasonry” (ibid). This the “Palladian Rite” is practiced at the centers afore mentioned of Charleston, Berlin, Rome, and Washington D.C. (see Kirban, 159). Mazzini in a letter to Pike spoke of this highest rite to unite Freemasonry and maintain the people in unknown direction of their group and to keep it in strictest secrecy (Occult Theocracy, 208-9).
The Middle East has it’s form of Freemasonry called the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the author believes they worship Lucifer at the top also. It was adopted in America and is known as the Shriners. Similar oaths punishments tokens etc. are taken. William J. Florence brought it to America, and he was initiated by an Arabian diplomat (Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine: A Short History [Tampa, FL: Shrine General Offices, Apr. 1985], 3)
Rosicrucian’s aka the Society of the Red Cross are a secret society like the Masons, and they say their rites began with the Egyptians. They have similar signs tokens etc. as the Masons. They worship Ra the Egyptian sun god, which is also the Egyptian name of Lucifer.
Mackey in “Encyclopedia of Freemasonry” says the Templars many of whom were destroyed in the 1200’s, joined with the Rose Croix (cross) and laid low for over 300 years. Then the two later merged with Freemasonry. Hence Masonry has orders (or levels) of the Rose Croix and the Templars.
Other organizations with similar handshakes signs tokens etc. as the Masons are the Thule Society, the Skull and Bones, the Nine Unknown Men, the Club of Rome, DeMolay, and the Eastern Star.

 

 

Ch. 14 Maitreya (The Anti-Christ)

 

 

 

He will act like God (2 Thes. 2:3-4)
All religions have a savior figure
Christians = Jesus Christ (to come in the sky)
Jews = Messiah (to be born at Bethlehem)
Muslims = Imam Mahdi
Hindus = Krishna (to come as reincarnated being)
Buddhists = Maitreya (to come as reincarnated being)
1962 child born in Middle East some sources say his real name is Rahmat Ahmad;
direct descendant of prophet Muhammed;
Rothschilds bankrolled him;
He is called “Lord Maitreya”
He is called the savior figure all rolled into one for many of these religions
Born Muslim yet bears Buddhist savior title
Travels the world performing miracles in India and London
Says the new age will be a one world government
Oath with Lord of the New Age, Lucifer.
Deep meditation to connect with deeper self, deeper consciousness
Allows evil spirits to enter you
Maitreya appears and vanishes like magic, and does healings between such.
It’s said he can speak all languages (like Satan)
Forerunner for Maitreya is Benjamin Crème, who testifies of Maitreya, and says this is the man.
Maitreya met with George Bush Sr. and Borbachev in 1989
He has been to Bilderbergers meetings and other NWO meetings.
He is deliberately kept out of the press for now.
Upon his word, they’ll have much press about him, like coming out all at once.
Like major coverage Barack Obama got all of a sudden.
Obama was on Time Magazine cover 17 times, McCain who ran against him was only 5, and one of those with Obama.
On the “Day of Declaration”
fireworks,
stage in the air
powers of the devil helping him seem like he is coming from the sky
NASA secret project “Bluebeam” to help this spectacular cosmic display
Induce earthquakes in precise locations, bringing up buried artifacts suggesting validity of Maitreya
He will appear on the Mt of Olives at the time of an earthquake to look like Jesus Christ.
Microwaves simulating hearing in mammals, transforming sound signal into electrical signals which are processed for microwave signals at different frequencies applied to auditory complex of the brain, causing sounds in your head which you think are from outside, thus people think Maitreya is speaking to them in their heads.
Thoughts implanted to people’s heads making them think they love Maitreya
Major appliances giving audio cause people everywhere to hear of this; embedded chips also for it; a wave of suicide and psychological disorders resulting
On this day the Maitreya will be known by a new, unknown name.
The Pope tell his people to follow the Maitreya as the Christ. Buddhists and Hindus also will.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky occultist praises Satan and Maitreya his right-hand man.
First woman to become 32-degree Mason.
Beware witchcraft which
has Lucifer as it’s god
healing via crystal balls
applies unto the 12 chakras in the body and the third “eye” each person has,
meditation to get spirit guides
evil spirits
Rothschilds want build in Bodhgaya India, a holy city to them, a statue of Buddha there called the Maitreya Buddha, dedicated to the anti-Christ Maitreya.
500 ft. tall (3x size of statue of liberty)
built to stand 1000 years
pneumatic systems (for movement) in it
auditory systems in it
may fulfil Rev. 13:14-15
“14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”
Mark of beast 666, read in what the Pope wore on cap, “Vicarius Filii Dei” meaning the Vicar (representative) of God. The # values of this title come to 666. They don’t use this title on the cap anymore as it’s been shown to be this number.
This to return, being worn on the cap of the anti-Christ when he comes out.
Bar code also has 666 in it from the separator lines in a different code. See book for explanation.
Chips to be put in us instead of use of credit cards, which have this UPC bar code which has that # ubiquitously.
Also used to store much data on us and our buying habits.
Book 1984 by George Orwell
Benjamine A. Rooge: with power over economy of people, you can get most of them to think write and behave as you want them to. P237

 

 

 

Ch. 15 The Priesthood and the Constitution

 

 

John Taylor: besides preaching of the gospel we have another mission to perpetuation the free agency of man and maintenance of liberty freedom and the rights of man
D&C 58:5-7 more or less than the US constitution cometh of evil
Ezra Benson: use our influence to get honest wise men into public office; this is just as binding as other laws of God; we must take active interest in these matters; all members responsibility to have liberty upheld so the Church can flourish in the future
Harold B Lee: all members be actively involved in the political process
Gordon B Hinckley: we desperately need moral men and women who stand on principle, to be involved in the political process
D&C 58:26-28 do much good without being told to
Ezra Benson: people of the Church think to wait for a church program for the Constitution fight but perhaps the Lord won’t set such a program up because it would cause division in the church and God doesn’t want that to happen yet as the wheat and the tares are not fully ripe.
Joseph Smith: US Constitution is a heavenly banner founded in the wisdom of God, it is true
Ezra Benson: Constitution sacred akin to scripture; some choicest spirits sent by God to defend it, and now more choice spirits, “even you who read my words”, to preserve it.
George Albert Smith: Constitution of US just like the 10 commandments, “keep it where the Lord started it”
J Reuben Clark: US Constitution could be in the D&C
D&C 101:80 US Constitution is established by God
Brigham Young: US Constitution is not perfect but “the Almighty has never found a man in mortality that was capable, at the first intimation, at the first impulse, to receive anything in a state of entire perfection. They (The Founding Fathers) laid the foundation, and it was for after generations to rear the superstructure upon it.”
Mormon 8:17, 19: Don’t condemn the things of God, if there are imperfections in them it’s because of man, beware this to avoid hell fire.
John Taylor: Joseph Smith told us that the last people to rally around the Constitution and save it from the grasp of unrighteous men would be the Elders of Israel (we see it is sad that we take a long time to get involved) p247
Ezra Benson: “The devil has concentrated, and to a large extent successfully, in neutralizing much of the priesthood. He has reduced them to sleeping giants.”
Ezra Benson: forsake our political and other sins and return to fundamental Christianity and of constitutional government or we will lose our liberties, free institutions, and perhaps our exaltation.
David O. McKay: “If members of the Melchizedek Priesthood allow the US Constitution to be destroyed they not only forfeit their rights to the priesthood, but to a place in the highest degree of glory as well” (The Instructor, Feb. 1956, 34)
Ezra Benson: the complacent in the stand for freedom will regret that. So stand up and be counted for liberty it may help save your nation. “It can help to save your soul”
The devil tells us to
Wait until we know more
You’re busier with important things more so than the gentiles, let them take care of this
You want to be loved by everyone
This freedom battle is controversial, you might be accused of engaging in politics
Wait until everyone in the church agrees on what is to be done
It might hurt your business or your family
The world is corrupt and heading toward destruction so why try
The war in heaven was controversial, and we were to be involved there! So, do so here!
Ezra Benson: Even if it’s too late to save the country, the fight for liberty will still be counted unto us for righteousness like prophets who taught nations that were to be destroyed, (like the Book of Mormon which says we must, as Priesthood holders, warn people, or their sins are on our heads). Life is to prove ourselves, and the final victory will be for freedom (Abe. 3:24-25)
Ezra Benson: “There is no conspiracy theory in the Book of Mormon, it is a conspiracy fact. Along this line I would highly recommend to you a new book, entitled “None Dare Call it Conspiracy” by Garry Allen.” (Gen. Conf. Apr. 6, 1972, “Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints”).
Him telling us to read this was not in the paper of his talk, it is something he chose to say while standing, so you won’t see that line in the transcript of the talk, but look up a video of it, easy to find on YouTube etc., and you’ll see and hear him say it.
The groups SDS, NEA, NOW, Greenpeace, the Wilderness Society, the Black Panthers, were all created to agitate us toward greater government control over education, race relations, the environment, etc.
Other helpful books
The Politician by Robert Welch
Beneath the Tide by this author Ken Bowers
The Creature from Jekyll Island, by G Edward Griffin
Naked Capitalist by W Cleon Skousen
FDR, My Exploited Father in Law by Curtis Dall
Propaganda by Edward Bernays
Some liberty books:
The Making of America by W Cleon Skousen
The Majesty of God’s Law by W Cleon Skousen
America’s Christian History by Gary DeMar
Quotations on Liberty by this author Ken Bowers
Restoring America’s Dream by Robert Ringer
The Federalist Papers by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay
The 5000-year leap by W Cleon Skousen
Ezra Benson: We honor our founding fathers, The First Presidency acknowledged that wisdom when they gave us the guideline a few years ago of supporting political candidates “who are truly dedicated to the Constitution in the tradition of our founding fathers (Deseret News, 11/2/64 for this First Presidency Quote)
David O. McKay (“Vote Your Convictions” Deseret News, Nov. 12, 1964): support candidates who are aware of dangers inherent in communism and who are truly dedicated to the constitution in the tradition of our fathers, and candidates who support preservation of both personal and property rights.

 

Ch. 16 What Can I Do?

 

 

D&C 38:30 prepared shall not fear
Howard W. Hunter: “The Lord has power over his Saints and will always prepare places of peace, defense, and safety for his people”
Family Proclamation: who tear down family will have judgements of God on them
Vaughn J. Featherstone:
this is the dispensation also of the fullness of evil
membership in the church alone won’t bring safety
insurance companies can’t promise you safety
hosts of angels guard all our temples
“There will come a period of time where even the elect will lose hope if they do not come to the temples. The world will be so filled with evil that the righteous will only feel secure within these walls. They will long to bring their children here for safety sake”
“Our garments worn as instructed will clothe us in a manner as protective as temple walls” (That hints that angels will surround us protecting us as we wear our temple garments! See these his words: hosts of angels guard all our temples)
“In a day of desolating sickness, scorched earth, barren wastes, sickening plagues, disease, destruction, and death, we as a people will rest in the shade of trees, we will drink from the cooling fountains. We will be as fair as the sun and clear as the moon.”
“Our children will bow down at his (Jesus Christ) feet and worship him as the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings. They will bathe his feet with their tears and he will weep and bless them for having suffered through the greatest trials ever known to man.”
Ezra Benson: we are approaching the moment prophesied by Joseph Smith that this nation will be on the verge of crumbling this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction. P262
Ezra Benson:
the government owes you nothing
the Church won’t tell you how to defend the Constitution but admonishes us to do it.
Abe Lincoln: teach the Constitution in schools and seminaries
God sent choice spirits to make the Constitution, now other choice spirits, you, to preserve it.
“Yes, we will see that He sent special spirits willing to give their blood do defend our freedoms.”
Joseph Smith: God calls us to give our all, and be willing to lay down our lives; “the faith necessary unto the enjoyment of life and salvation never could be obtained without the sacrifice of all earthly things. It was through this sacrifice, and this only that God has ordained that men should enjoy eternal life.” (Joseph Smith: Lectures on Faith, 58-60)
Beware the government saying they’ll save us from a crisis but needing to go against the Constitution to do so.
Kennesaw Georgia had a law requiring households to have at least one gun.
Crime went down vastly. P265
Thomas Jefferson: “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in their government”
Senator Hubert J. Humphrey: having arms is how to prevent tyranny, and history shows tyranny is possible in any nation.
The Original American Common Law Jury System p266-7
The Second Coming of Christ is to be shortly after year 2000.
5-10: earth’s history of 7k years
Adam to the birth of Christ, 4000 years passed (see Chronology chart in the LDS Bible Dictionary, p635)
D&C 77:12: the beginning of the 7th thousand years is the time for “the preparing of the way before the time of his coming”
D&C 77:13: The events of Rev. 9 (destructions just before the Second Coming) “They are to be accomplished after the opening of the seventh seal, before the coming of Christ”
Before the Second Coming of Christ, the gospel must be declared everywhere (JSM 1:31; Moses 7:62; Rev. 14:6; D&C 133:37; D&C 90:11; Alma 29:8; 1 Ne. 14:12 (congregations of Saints all over earth before Second Coming); Rev. 5:9-10 (people will become kings and priests, which means they’ll get temple ordinances);
Orson Hyde (in JD): vision about ½ of the people in the Church who left instruction from it’s leaders for protection from the enemy whom later were killed in storm. They felt the Church leaders put too much strain on them that’s why thy left.
Bruce R. McConkie in “The Coming Tests and Trials and Glory” Ensign, May 1980, 71:
“Gandianton robbers fill the judgement seats in many nations. An evil power seeks to overthrow the freedom of all nations and countries. Satan reigns in the hears of men; it is the great day of his power”
amid this there are revelations and glory to the faithful
“The way ahead is dark and dreary and dreadful. There will yet be martyrs; the doors in Carthage shall again enclose the innocent. We have not been promised that the trials and evils of the world will entirely pass us by.”
“take the side of the Church on all issues, both religious and political”
Best way to star acquisition of precious metals is to buy junk silver coins minted prior to 1965 (after that date the silver content was gradually reduced and now there is zero)
W Cleon Skousen had many people report to him visions of the future they had in the Church, he compiled them and found these motifs running through most of them:
Regular Priesthood channels have members and their food storage taken to tent cities to live out the time of the major destructions upon the earth; they had to leave everything for this and some stayed behind and mocked.

 

Ch. 17 Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty

 

 

Ben Franklin: “Whoever will introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity will change the face of the world”
George Washington seemingly invincible
4 Bullet holes in coat
Indian chief with immense skill shot at him 17 times and missed
Persons with orders to burn all American ports in 1746 were stopped on their way by a vast storm in the middle of a sunny day and a plague which killed 2k and marked 4k deathly ill.
41 years before the restoration of the Church, the Constitution came into being.
Patrick Henry: US not founded by mere religion, but Christianity.
John Quincy Adams: US connected with indissoluble bond of the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
John Jay: in the US we prefer Christians for our rulers
James Madison: in the US we govern ourselves by the 10 Commandments of God.
George Washington, farewell address: national morality can’t prevail in exclusion of religious principle
Thomas Jefferson: Christianity is friend of government as it’s the only that deals with the heart.
Several Supreme Court rulings in favor of Christianity as ruling principals shown in the text. P284-5
William McGuffey from the preface to McGuffey’s reader: Christian religion is the religion of the US; on its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions
His readers, teaching children to read, spoke of God and angels helping mankind, and of keeping Gods Sabbath, and how God sees children in school, and how humans are on earth to improve themselves lest they sin against their Maker.
1980 display of the 10 Commandments was outlawed in school. P288
see America’s Godly Heritage by David Barton
liberty is an inalienable right which comes from God
Ezra Benson:
“There is one simple test for the constitutionality of a principle: Do I as an individual have the right to use force on my neighbor to accomplish this purpose? If I do, then I may delegate that power to my government to exercise it in my behalf. If I do not have that right, I may not delegate it.”
“Compulsive benevolence (the government; i.e. forced taxes to redistribute the wealth) is not charity”
Daniel Webster: “There is nothing so powerful as truth- and often nothing so strange.”

Epilogue:

Teahouse of the August Moon: Pain makes man think, thinking makes man wise, and wisdom makes life endurable.
Grant called J Reuben Clark, a Constitution scholar, to be an Apostle so he could warn the saints of political dangers coming.
McKay had Elder Benson give liberty talks
See appendixes for more messages

 

 

 

 

PART 4: AYN RAND ANALYSIS & HIGHLIGHTS

 

A Great Freedom Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government & Religious Intertwined Philosophy of Ayn Rand: Analysis of Many Similarities & Some Differences

 

 

I do not openly endorse Rand’s materials, but have found, as with the apocrypha, lots of good in them. If the reader can throw out the bad and keep the good, discerning which is which by the spirit of God, there are things here which can lead a soul to do good, work hard, and be a man of integrity. In particular, the love stories embedded in the text are not appropriate. The characters find themselves in difficult situations, but they could have done better despite that. Naturally we don’t expect everyone to understand the fullness of Gods standards in these matters, but it is nice to find authors who do. Needless to say, I still present these my notes on the text to the reader as I do believe there are good lessons to be learned.

Audio of the complete text can be found at archive.org in the public domain at this link: https://archive.org/details/AynRandAtlasShrugged_1957

A pdf of the full text can similarly be found here: https://ia800305.us.archive.org/19/items/AtlasShrugged/atlas%20shrugged.pdf

Further, the Ayn Rand website folks will send you a free copy of the text if you contact them and commit to reading it. They sent me one of her books.

Atlas Shrugged is about industrialists who uphold society, and the evil of socialism, or getting unearned goods via government taking from the industrialists (the people who actually create goods and services). A railroad executive watches as industries of coal steal cars banking and other industries fall apart as leaders in those fields one by one disappear as a result of government nationalizing their creations, and otherwise taking from the workers and giving to the looters. The industrialists go on strike, showing that without their support, society fails. The industrialists prove to the looters that no amount of philosophizing can justify them in ever consuming and never producing.

Rand shows how certain religious doctrines have led to an increasingly immoral society. Let us take 5 or so pages to compare some of the teachings of the latter-day saints, after which we will jump into the approximately 30 pages of book notes on this about 900-page text.

 

Ayn Rand was from Russia and lived under the thumb of political dictators who used religion as just another tool of oppression. It’s no surprise that she is a devout atheist. She also was not exposed to the fullness of the gospel. 90% of her criticisms of religion pertain to doctrines of modern Christianity that don’t match doctrines found in the restored church of Jesus Christ. What I’ve found in Atlas Shrugged are treasures of wisdom. I believe Rand was a godly person, to whom the spirit of God revealed much truth. President Spencer W Kimball called the great writers “minor prophets” since they taught moral lessons so effectively. I believe Rand would fit in that category. In the D&C, the Lord teaches that the apocrypha is useful if read by someone who has the spirit to discern which things are true and which are false. I feel the same about this text – you can gain great insight from it if you discern the truth from the error. I am awe struck about how much Rand got right, and I thank God that I came across this text! She has more understanding of God’s laws than 90% of the religious preachers of our day, especially those not enlightened by the restored church doctrines found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Rand speaks of the vanity of living in mere hope for a better after life. The latter-day prophets have taught that we are to make a heaven out of this earth. Brigham Young said we’re not going to wait for Zion, we’re going to build it! We, like Rand, believe that if we’re to enjoy anything, we’re to build it! Brigham Young said that if the roads in heaven are paved in gold, it was the saints who paved them! According to prophecy, we will indeed build a holy city here called the New Jerusalem, and ultimately, we will convert this world into a celestial kingdom of God, which will never fade away! When we speak of “the end of the world”, we mean “the end of wickedness in the world”. Joseph Smith received a revelation with that clarifier in it. So the world itself will never end, but is destined to be an eternal residing place for the lovers of truth. Also remember the doctrine that our bodies will last forever, that death is temporary, that God himself is a person with a body, not to mention that his other half, his wife, is an essential part of his character. Elohim is the Biblical Hebrew word for God, which is a plural word, which suggests “Gods”, meaning an exalted man and woman married to each other. “God” is like John Galt – someone who figured it out and invites us to join him. Joseph Smith taught that God is a person like you and I – so much so that he even has a personal name, “Ahman”, though we usually call him Heavenly Father, addressing him by his core role. Twice in the D&C, Jesus Christ refers to himself as “Son Ahman”. There are other supporting evidences, but this suffices for now. The name of Heavenly Mother is withheld at present lest it be defiled. The is the great mystery of the universe: God is a man and woman married to each other, having posterity, who have cracked the codes, who have found the key to immortality, and have gained all knowledge.

The industrialists (the honest laborers) retreat to a private city they build called Atlantis, where they stay until the corruption has passed enough to where they can go and build again in the open. This has a strong parallel to the doctrine of the city of the New Jerusalem as taught by the Latter-day Saints. That was my favorite part of the book – when Dagney learned of Atlantis. It was like every hope coming true. I almost wept for joy, anticipating the New Jerusalem to be just like that. The joy of seeing there is a flourishing resistance!

 

Rand speaks of not trusting any middle man, but to only trust your mind. At first glance this suggests that we should not have faith in God. Rand doesn’t profess faith in God, but I will show how both can exist. The modern prophets have long taught, from Joseph Smith onward, that we should not just follow others’ testimony, but that we should seek a testimony of our own. Brigham Young took 2 years of investigating The Book of Mormon before he was able to declare that he knew that it was the truth, and he joined the church, and gave his life for it, including serving many missions, and being mobbed out of several homes on account of his faith. The prophets teach that we should not take it at someone’s word, but seek our own confirmation of truths being taught by the prophets. The Book of Mormon says in Moroni chapter 10 that we should seek a witness that the book is true. Witnesses from the spirit are more enduring than even witness of the senses.

 

Rand speaks of Capitalism and Industry as the engine of society. Long have the Latter-day Saints been known for their hand in industry, they even called their territory “the beehive state”, representing hard work. The Lord Jesus Christ has taught in this dispensation that he gives no temporal commandments, but “all things are spiritual unto [him]”: “34 Wherefore, verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual, and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal; neither any man, nor the children of men; neither Adam, your father, whom I created.

” (D&C 29:34). He makes no differentiation between temporal and spiritual laws. In other words, the laws pertaining to finance etc. are ultimately spiritual laws, which we ought not to neglect.

Rand speaks of it being immoral to consume more than you produce. Long have the prophets taught that we should get out of debt, live within our means, and save money. The Latter-day Saints do not condemn money. Christ taught “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33). In the Book of Mormon, we read from Jacob in early America, who taught “But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.” (Jacob 2:18-19).

Rand speaks much of the economic principle of the “invisible hand” as taught by Adam Smith, which is to say that as people consensually trade with one another, the best scenario will be born out of that trading, and instead of stealing from one another, we will have growth in wealth for all. As we grow in wealth, we will be better equipped to be self-sufficient, care for the poor, preach the gospel, and do the many joyful things the Lord has in store.

Rand shows that private organizations in the free market are much more effective than government. The Latter-day Saints have shown time and again the superiority of private organizations to government – when a natural disaster occurs, who is the first on site? Not the government, but the Latter-day Saints. Financial independence, thrift, and sacrifice in the realm of finance have been repeatedly taught for decades in the latter-day Kingdom of God on earth. Advancing in career, education, and performing quality work are standards for which every saint ought to ascribe.

 

The Lord taught that “the meek shall inherit the earth” (meek meaning in control, someone who can control themselves with precision), and that the children of light would do well to take lessons from the people of the world when it comes to finance.

 

Further, Christ taught in his parables that those who do well with the duties given them will be rewarded exponentially and trusted with greater tasks in the hereafter. He also taught that those who do poorly will be revoked of all reward and duty. This parable helps us understand: “He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. 22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? 24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.” (Luke 19:12-26).

 

Alma taught a similar doctrine in the Book of Mormon, “And now Alma began to expound these things unto him, saying: It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him. 10 And therefore, he that will harden his heart, the same receiveth the lesser portion of the word; and he that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full. 11 And they that will harden their hearts, to them is given the lesser portion of the word until they know nothing concerning his mysteries; and then they are taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction. Now this is what is meant by the chains of hell.” (Alma 12:9-11).

 

Christ taught of our relationship to being responsible with money, “And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?” (Luke 16:8-12).

Joseph Smith taught plainly there is a good form of self-aggrandizement. This is what he said: “Some people entirely denounce the principle of self-aggrandizement as wrong. But it is a correct principle, and may be indulged upon only one role or plan – and that is to elevate, benefit and bless others first. If you will elevate others, the very work itself will exalt you. Upon no other plan can a man justly and permanently aggrandize himself.” (Joseph Smith, Young Woman’s Journal, vol. 2, p. 3660)

The Lord also taught that “whoso shall lose his life shall save it.” In a sense, we are what Ayn Rand would have called “selfish” because we expect to be justly recompensed for the faithful labors we do on this earth, and we are holding out for that reward, even if it takes until the next life to receive it. So confident are we in the life to come, that we are already making concrete investments in it. And yes, we will have our bodies of flesh there, and never die.

Prophets have taught us also that forced charity isn’t charity at all, but is actually the definition of evil. We see “forced charity” when government sets limits on what a business can do, or seizes the property or power of a business. The plan of Lucifer was that he wanted to ensure that not one soul would be lost, and he planned on doing this by ruling with the iron fist of brute and relentless force, compelling everyone to make correct choices weather they wished to or not. But such compulsion doesn’t lead to the human development necessary to become like God. The only way the human race can realize its destiny to become like God is in voluntarily electing to obey God’s laws. When a government imposes high taxes, taxes the people unequally (graduated income tax), or seeks to diminish the work of its people by taking from the rich to give to the poor, they have become criminals. It is easily understood how the plan of forced redistribution damages individuals sense of worth, and diminishes their desire to work. If a person voluntarily choses to give the fruits of his labor to some cause, that is entirely different than being forced to do so.

The idea of being owned by another person (unless you wish to be, like a spouse), is abhorrent. One of the latter-day prophets, Joseph F. Smith I think, perhaps Heber J Grant, said that he is slave to no one, not even God. He is independent from everything when it comes to his will. I think that quote is found in the Truman G Madsen book on the prophets. This theme is common in Rand’s materials, that what we do, everything we do, is based out of our desires. Rand calls this “selfish” from how she sees the world molests the idea of freedom, but what she calls selfish we could call agency-based values.

A large theme in this book is that of joy for oneself, rather than just living for the joy of others. The Latter-day Saints have this to say on that subject: “Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy.” (2 Ne. 2:25)

Rand says that belief in a God who creates everything out of nothing is impossible. The latter-day saints agree! God created things out of existing materials, not out of nothing! Joseph Smith taught this clearly. Christian creeds of our time do not understand this doctrine. They think that because God is the first person and first thing, he made everything else. The answer to this mystery is that God isn’t the first person or first thing. There have always existed materials and intelligent beings, there is no beginning, and there will be no end. Jesus Christ’s father is our father, and our father has a father, and so on. For more evidence on this point including statements from Joseph Smith etc., see my article “Heavenly Father Has a Father”.

Rand says that we happened at the fall of Adam when he took the fruit is good, not evil. Good news, the latter-day saints agree! As Rand says, the results of the fall are described in the scriptures as a time when humans learned to work, they learned sexual pleasure, they learned the difference between right and wrong. Yes! These are all good things! The “fall” of Adam was part of God’s plan from the beginning.

Rand points out that the doctrine of “original sin” is most abhorrent. The latter-day saints agree! While most Christians teach that man is inherently evil, the latter-day saints stand with Rand in the knowledge that the basis of the human race is a good one, and that no one should be punished for something that happened before they were born. Consequences must be earned.  Brigham Young and others have made strong statements on these matters, confirming that humans are inherently good. They can build and be productive because such is their nature, and it’s only when the slithering doctrines of idleness come creeping in that men begin to devise alternate methods for living, which only bring death. Did evil enter the world at the fall of Adam? Not really. Adam and Eve went on being good people. The time when evil came is when Cain chose to forsake good, and be evil. Cain nor anyone else is born evil, becoming evil is a deliberate choice people make.

These things being said, it is clear to see why things like baptizing babies is an evil practice, since the essence of baptism is to cleanse oneself, and babies are already pure. Jesus was baptized to show us how an adult should live, and we follow his example. He set the perfect example. The Father has commanded that baptism is to be a universal ordinance performed for all who have reached the age of accountability (8 years of age).

Rand claims that there is no after life. She says that we should not just live for some future happiness. The latter-day saints agree that happiness is indeed the object of life. “men are that they might have joy” says the book of Mormon (2 Ne. 2:25). The doctrine of the gospel is that joy can come in this life, not just the life to come. Yes, we live making investments into the next life and that longer-term perspective does make a difference. Rand is concerned when people live sacrificing to some unknown God who will give people some unknown reward in some unknown existence following death. The latter-day saints have much information on the nature of God (he is our father and has a body and lives on his home planet). We have much information about specifically what the reward in the next life will be (we will become God’s like him and have an innumerable posterity, which will bring us joy because we love them and like to see them grow, and we enjoy doing things to help them become like us and have joy like us). Rand makes a very good point about how 1 person is of no more worth than another, and thus since we are all of equal worth, we should all be allowed to seek personal happiness for ourselves. In the gospel we understand that the most joy a person could have is to become a God, so making choices that lead to Godhood bring a person greatest joy. Rand often speaks of what many call selfishness to be actually a good thing. The ultimate answer to this is yes, we should all seek what brings us greatest joy. The answer to what brings us greatest joy is following the gospel of Jesus Christ of repenting of our sins. Christ and his Father are prototypical happy people. They have max joy. If we follow the path they walked (and endless personality and individuality can exist on that path), we too will find max joy. For example, the choice to insist on marrying in the temple might be seen as selfish, but it is the right thing to do. Like Rand says, we can’t go pandering alms to others just because they ask for it when it is at the expense of our own lasting happiness. And really, we will be in a better position to truly help uplift others to higher ways of life if we ourselves are so lifted. The latter-day saints have been known for teaching people to work, not just giving them free meals. Though the occasional free meal may be warranted to someone who doesn’t yet know how to work, the real aim of the welfare program of the church is to give people education so they can lift themselves up.

The classic debate between salvation by works and salvation by grace is one where Rand stands with the saints, calling for works, not grace. The grace involved in salvation is when someone helps us learn to work, and then, and only then, if we work, the fullness of salvation comes. The prophets have made it clear that notwithstanding the many gifts God has strategically given us his children (including the gift of eternal bodies of flesh and bone in which to enjoy and make use of our spirits, and other gifts of forgiveness to penitent persons), if one hopes to be exalted, it must be earned. The role of forgiveness is one of allowing someone to become something, not one of always being ok with looking in the moral downward direction toward someone. God is interested in us becoming just like himself.

God rules the heavens by justice, he upholds justice, and if he were to cease to be just, he would cease to be God. Mercy only has a part when a 3rd party individual steps in and offers to help. God is the governor, and he can’t let some people off the hook based on his mood or some plea for alms. Only because of Jesus Christ’s work on our behalf can we find mercy. Mercy enables us to get up when we fall and keep on trying. Mercy does not enable us to just sit around. Only in walking, in making progress, do we obtain moral character. If we claim mercy allows us to remain seating and immobile, we have missed the point, and are damned. We simply damn ourselves when we refuse to make moral progress, to refine ourselves. Consider the meaning of the word damn. It means to cease, to block, to make no progress forward.

Critical is the understanding that God is our father, and that explains why he does things to help us. I will never forget in the missionary training center, Elder Holland of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles came to speak to us, and in answer to the question “why does God love us?” he said it was because of the relationship you had in pre-mortality. We truly existed as intelligent beings in a world before coming to this world, a place for our spirits before we obtained our bodies. Elder Holland said that God loves you because he rose you from his knee in premortality – meaning he was and remains your tender parent. Rand is correct when she explains that when a mother buys food for her children instead of buying a new hat, she does that out of love for her children, and because she loves her children, it’s really not a sacrifice, she is doing something for someone she loves. Similarly, God loves us. He is a person with a body and feelings, and one of those is love toward us.

Rand speaks of love having limits, that who you love determines who you are, and that tolerating anything in the name of love is to throw away reason, morality, and the purpose of life. She says that love is earned and is for persons of similar morals to those of your own. God shows this type of love when he makes it clear that he won’t save everyone, only those who keep his commandments, particularly the commandment that we love one another as he loves us. The only way we can learn to happily serve others is if we learn to truly love them. Serving those you love is a joy, and really isn’t plain service, but is a mutual exchange of you assisting them in return for the emotional love that they give to you. Further, a parent is recompensed by the fruits of the labors of their children; this is how the glory of God is forever expanding – when his children accomplish something good, the honor of it is heaped upon him, and his glory is exponential and eternal.

The saints agree with Rand that sex is a good thing which contributes to the happiness of man, and that sex should not be offered to just anyone, but should be an expression between two people who have the same values. Many religious people see sex as a bad carnal thing, but the saints see it as a good thing which God himself also participates in.

Further, it seems Rand says that we give ourselves to the highest person we can see, I would say we climb with whoever we chose, rather than abandoning a love for a better one, as the hero is seen to do toward the end of this text. Several cases are shown where the spouse is not at all emotionally supportive, and to the extreme that they are thus, a divorce is indeed sometimes justified, such emotional vacancy being a great betrayal.

 

Christians today buy into Greek philosophy in saying God has no body, and that our bodies are useless. Rand sees through that, and places high value on the body, and calls relations therewith as a good thing – so do the latter-day Saints. The saints are given more knowledge on particularly when those relations should exist, namely marriage, and that such a relationship can extend beyond the grave in a post-mortal resurrection where the body is reunited with the spirit.

Rand doesn’t know of these things, but has a good lens on many truths, namely that the things of this world aren’t bad. Jesus said in the beatitudes, that blessed are the meek (meek can mean in control of one’s self), for they shall inherit the EARTH. Things of the earth aren’t bad. Wealth isn’t bad, but it often tries the souls of those who possess it. In the text you’ll see a wealthy man who doesn’t give jobs to unqualified people, etc. This isn’t bad, it’s good judgement. Jesus said we should not throw our pearls before swine. The latter-day Saints would agree with much of what is taught in this text.

Rand is critical of religion, so are the latter-day Saints. Religion has been used for very evil things historically, Satan loves to mix philosophies of men with scripture, and it puts a bad taste in our mouths. But the restoration has not occurred, and the good taste of pure doctrine has returned! Joseph Smith said he can taste good doctrine, that it is sweeter than honey.

Joseph Smith was a very hard worker, so was Brigham Young, they understood that religion isn’t just thinking about things, it is doing things, building cities, etc. Joseph Smith also said that self-aggrandizement is a true principle, but must be used with care; he said that when we lift others, it automatically lifts us. Rand speaks of mankind as though man is God. The latter-day saints echo this teaching, that mankind are inherently good, and can become as God as they improve themselves. The fact that Christ taught ‘the laborer is worthy of his hire’ shows that it’s not a sin for someone who works hard for his wage to enjoy that wage, whilst a beggar who doesn’t work only gets crusts of bread, if that, for sustenance (the bible also says that those who don’t work aren’t worthy to eat).

Joseph was known on the crews he worked on for his excellent work,  and he was among the strongest of men as a natural result. He was also known for being able to get those around him to work which made him all the more valuable employee. But these men were called to a higher work of building the kingdom of God. You might say they left the normal corrupt cities and built their own Atlantis. Was there still manual labor and engineering to be done in their new cities? Oh yes. When we flee to a better land, it won’t be fleeing away from work, but merely fleeing to where people will let you work in peace without infringing upon your rights whilst you work.

 

Brigham Young said he knew where to go in the mountains to find metals enough to make the Saints all rich,  but such was not needed. He also said the greatest trial is riches, and few can endure such without becoming corrupt. He feared for the Saints in these matters.

 

When it comes to justice and mercy, we just remember that the laws of the universe are those of justice. God the Father is so because he upholds justice. Jesus Christ is a middle man who intercedes for us, not deleting our debt, but paying for it, fulfilling it. Justice will always reign in the universe, and those who wish to dwell with God must not only believe that God is nice and helpful, but that they are truly expected to improve themselves, and that the faster they improve themselves, the faster they will inherit the blessed status of divinity. Truly God wants for nothing, and so can it be for us.

Rand doesn’t answer all questions of philosophy, but it is true that such things as world hunger etc., the things which the liberals say is a reason for socialism, are really only solved in capitalism. It is also true that the bible says the world lies in sin in that one has more than another. But in the process of bringing everyone to a higher status, there will always be employers and employees, and the employers will necessarily need more resources to fund their operations. It is noteworthy that Joseph Smith was very generous, and gave away everything he had to others multiple times, but was also a store keeper, and had people work when they begged bread of him rather than just giving it away. Of course to the feeble and the widow, the case would be different.

The latter-day saints are a very practical people all in all, and they know that even things which appear to be sacrifice really aren’t so, because they are a conscious exchange for something better. Giving up a handful of dirt in exchange for an entire world, etc. Rand hates the term sacrifice, Brigham Young also spoke of our using the word sacrifice as being a silly thing, since the rewards of said sacrifices are far greater than anything which was given up.

 

Perhaps Rand is off by saying that when we live for anyone else such is wrong; but when you consider that the best way to help others is to help yourself it makes sense to an extent: consider this: if a person refuses to marry in the temple so that they can help some poor whelp who wants to marry them but refuses to qualify for entering the temple, does the woman do more service to humanity by marrying the whelp or by marrying a different man who will enter the temple with her? If she helps the whelp, it will be but a few decades, then they die, and the relationship is over, and what was gained? Someone was a bit less lonely. But if she marries in the temple, that relationship lasts forever, and the endless seed which they will have will mean exponential blessings upon humanity. She and he become Gods, and in that position, are more empowered to help billions trillions quadrillions, even an endless number of people, to have better lives, to be less lonely, etc. So we thus see that what first appeared the selfish thing is really the selfless thing. You cannot compromise your destiny without it having a major effect on the generations to come for the worse.

 

To serve others, when done in the Lord’s perfect method, turns out to be for the better, not the worse. But when you try to serve others in apostate ways such as excessive government welfare, then you’re doing the Devil’s work, aka you’re bringing more suffering upon the human race by and large. Further, charity must be voluntary, or it is heracy instead. Forcing others to be giving of what is rightly theirs has never been the Lord’s way. If one voluntarily joins a religion or some society which believes in collecting monies to a higher cause, so be it, but joining that religion or society must always be voluntary rather than forced at gunpoint, which is what government laws do: pay it or you go to jail, we take everything you hold dear, we remove you from your family, we take your freedom, for all intents and purposes, do what we say, or you’re life is over. Government is good when ruled by law not just a simple majority’s whim, but lots goes into what limits on government should be, that was essentially the entire purpose of the creation of America, and the entire contents of the constitution thereof, focusing more on what the government cannot do than what it can do (enumerated powers, bill of rights, etc.)

 

 

 

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: Analysis Highlights & Commentary

 

 

Here are some highlights of the plot and characters of the text and their philosophies. I’ve intermingled these notes with additional commentary of parallels between the teachings of the latter-day saints and those of Rand. Of of the emphasis I’ve placed on these notes is demonstrating good work ethic, which seems to be all but lost to this generation of socialists.

 

 

Dagney Tagart, the railroad executive, uses the common the phrase “who is John Golt” which meant “nobody knows” which people used as an excuse to get out of thinking, to shift responsibility elsewhere,  to excuse idleness, etc. *Note: It is like how people today say, “Only God knows!” John Galt is essentially a prototype of a God in the text – the ideal, the standard, the judge who walked the walk. When people say “Only God knows” they are avoiding their duty to investigate and find the answers themselves. So she built a railroad a d called it the John Golt. When asked who is John Golt? she said “We are”. This means rather than stopping, you keep going even when you have questions. You take personal responsibility for greatness rather than always looking for someone to shift the blame to. You don’t shift hope for success to government or anyone else, you place it square upon yourself. Rather than sitting around in a stupor we get to work and build great things and make great profits.  We carry society by our work. To refuse to think is evil.

 

Hank Rearton the steel business owner worked 18-hour days.

He learned to enjoy social parties/pleasures not for his sake but theirs.

When something went wrong he blamed no one but himself.

Francisco Danconio the copper mine owner let a large mine project in Mexico fall apart because he was experimenting with conforming to what everyone saw as good in the philosophy of his day – The masses said that owners were greedy and selfish and that it’s good to give people jobs because they need them not because they’re skilled and that the purpose of a job is to give someone work rather than to produce something. He didn’t bother going to the mine, he just left it in the hands of people who needed work who weren’t really talented, and he didn’t bother them with his presence; it all fell apart and then people blamed him for the loss; he asked them why are you blaming me when you should be praising me, I’ve conformed to everything that you say is virtuous

If you have good intentions and an honest offer/product, you don’t need to spend much time getting acquainted.

I hired you to do a job, not to do your best whatever that is

You can’t bring the Fountain of Youth – which is on a Mountaintop – down to man, you can’t bring it down, it can only be had by those who will go up

Rearton would not give a job to his brother just because he was his brother, it would be a fraud giving him a salary for something he could not perform in, and Rearton’s business would thus be reduced to a whore house, putting on an heir of something while something else entirely was the reality. Rearton gave money to his brother when he asked it of him but giving him a salary for a job he couldn’t do would be dishonest. If his brother wanted charity he could have it, but not under the false pretense of having earned it.

To be without purpose is the cardinal sign of a lack of character.

The title Atlas Shrugged suggests that when the people whose work upholds society stop getting rewarded for what they do, they stop doing it, and everything falls apart. If the more Atlas struggles, the more heavy it gets, he will shrug. When the more you push the harder it gets, you shrug. The thought of looters using your product instead of honest men makes you want to destroy your product.
Those who live off of others instead of working to make their own living are letting their wonderful existence go by in vain.

Francisco let a large business go terrible (the mines in Mexico) and people were very mad at him, but he wondered why they blamed him because he was just doing what the modern philosophy called for which was anti-capitalism; that a boss should not be mean so he should never even show up to the job site; that you should give people jobs just because they need them not because they are competent; that making profits is evil; that the purpose of industry is to give people something to do rather than to make something good

The sophisticated philosophers claimed that everything is nothing, but the industrial champions who carried the weight of the world on their shoulders believe that everything is something. These Industrial champions we’re often called greedy and self-centered but really, they were the ones helping the most people via their products.

The philosophers tried not to show the meaning of life, but that there was no meaning of life.

When the Government tried to buy the business away from Hank Rearton, who was wildly successful. The government worker threatened Hank, and told him that little businesses were suffering because of his big business. Hank would not sell even though his purpose in business was to get a profit and the government offered him a very large profit; he would not sell because the Rearton metal was his product and he felt that it would be immoral to just take a bunch of money to not give any service, and that it would be deception and lying to take a great product off the market just because it  was great.

The great Banker would not give a loan to someone who started to ask for the money based on personal pity for their circumstances; the interview ended immediately whenever someone started to do that. He considered it evil to take advantage of people’s pity by basing a loan on that. It was said that the great banker had the Midas touch, whatever he touched turned to gold; he said it was because he knew which things to touch.

The greatest philosopher worked at making his living not because he had to survive but because it was the morally right thing to do; he was the last philosopher who believed in the value of work

Action is man’s foremost obligation regardless of anything he feels

People don’t like to think; thinking is hard, so when someone comes along preaching that we don’t need to think, they cling to that philosophy. Believing that thinking is bad or not needed makes what they know is their sin (laziness) to seem to be a virtue and intellectual virtue.

It is most corrupt to suggest that the strong should not be able to accomplish things in order to protect the weak from feeling weak or of low self-esteem.

It is a sign of weakness to want to be surrounded by people who are inferior to you; it makes you very bored if that’s the future in store for you; but men who are really great want nothing more than for everyone around them to become like them of the highest intelligence.

Hank would not sell to the government because the government had done so much damage to his business; selling to the government would be like manufacturing the weapons of his own destroyers. The government had turned his business from a thriving thing which could do research and new things and exponential things into something that was barely alive, the government was forcing him to sell certain people certain amounts of his product taking away from him the rights of his own product, all in the name of a national emergency. But no one really defined the terms of what an emergency was, or to whom it applied. The government just used that as an excuse to feed the people without their having to do any work.

It is a sign of confidence for a woman to wait for her husband to come home in glad anticipation;  the world today makes it seem like a woman is weak when she does that. In reality, this woman knows she is worth coming home to, worth anticipating.

Governmental scientific inquiry is a contradictory statement.

Getting paid for something that you don’t do is terrible, but getting high profits for what you do do is honorable.

An honest man won’t consume more than he has produced.

Fransisco’s speech on money at Jim’s wedding (about 18 hr 19 min in); Money isn’t the root of evil but of production. Looters who steal it and moochers who cry for it are evil, but minds who create products which it represents represent the sum of human achievement.  Living by trade, the best product the best performer wins. Trade means gain not loss. Trade means we must deal with others by giving them things rather than whipping and driving them like beasts. Trade sets us apart from the beasts and sets us each fellow human equal to his neighbor, everyone gaining based on his effort and skill. Money will not buy happiness for the man without purpose. If an heir is equal to his money he thrives on it, if not, it destroys him. If the source of your money is corrupt you’ve damned yourself, and will have no joy but shame instead. If you sell a bad product which plays on the weaknesses of men, if you steal your money, if you deceive others as to it’s worth,  then money won’t bring you joy. Money is a source of virtue, if the money was rightfully gained. Those who scream that money is evil are the first one’s to sell their soul for a nickel. They are upset that their wrongfully obtained money won’t ease their seared conscience of shame. Looters pray on rich people who hate money, and take it from them quickly. Those who earned their money respect it. Those who got it by fraud hate it.

Men today try to exist not by right but by favor. In other words they don’t seek to earn their way, but to have their way paid for them.

When a corrupt person inherits money it’s not the money that corrupts him, it’s him that corrupts the money. Furthermore, the person who is worthy of inheriting money is the person who would have gained wealth whether or not he inherited money.

Pandering to men’s vices and Catering to fools are corrupt means of obtaining money; money gained in that way will not bring you true satisfaction. Those who have gained money in a corrupt way all will see that all the things they buy with their money will haunt them rather than bring them peace. Thus we see that it is those people who obtain their money in a corrupt way who claimed that money is evil. Your money is the sign of your achievement of your greatest thinking; when you trade with other people, you’re trading your best thinking and work for their best thinking and work. Those who say that money is evil are usually leeches trying to get your money from you; money demands of you you’re highest virtues if you wish to make it and keep it; those who do not defend their money as they would their life are those who do not have joy in their money; they will soon lose their money because the smell of the looters who have been hiding under rocks come out at the first sign of someone who apologizes for having money; they will hasten to relieve him of the guilt. People today consider it an unforgivable sin to like money and property, but these are the very things which motivate people to great achievements which have a byproduct of helping everyone, bringing a booming economy.

Hitchhikers of virtue are those who live by force, who seek for men of Industry to create the meaning behind money, and then they seek to take the money without creating any meeting themselves; it’s living a double standard. Just because they just pass laws saying that you can loot someone via the government doesn’t makes it okay. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue, and you know that the society has run out of virtue when trading is done not by consent but by compulsion. It is also a sign that the society has no virtue when in order to produce you need permission from the man who produced nothing. It’s also a sign that a society has run out of virtue when men work not to produce goods but favors. Another sign of corruption is when the laws of the country don’t protect the producers, but rather protect the looters from the producer’s rights. Money is so noble that it won’t compete with guns and people who try to loot the money from people who produced; a society which is half production and half looters will not survive. When you have made evil the means of surviving, do not expect men to stay good, by not using money that’s really backed like gold and instead using checks that can bounce that don’t have anything to back it up which is just the looters holding others at gunpoint to provide for their checks and paper money; then you know that the financial bubble will burst, and men will be evil to hold up the corrupt standard. Do not expect them to produce when producing is punished and looting is rewarded. Money is the lifeblood of production, and when people condemn money industry fails, and people wonder why society crumbles around them. When people condemn money, they start reverting back to the savage jungle lifestyle, stealing existing resources from each other rather than producing goods to sell. America is the first country in all of history which is built on justice reason and freedom. Throughout history people have condemned industrialists and workers as people who create products, and they have exalted the looter aristocrats who sit around and take things.

When people are set up in slave scenarios there’s very little that can be gained; now that we are not in slavery we can have a free mind and be free to produce and there’s a lot more to be gained that way. Freedom generates more prosperity than slavery, even if you are the slave owner.

Americans are the people who used the phrase first invented the phrase “to make money”. All other nations considered that everything is something that is given back or forth, a zero-sum game; but in America we make money we build rather than take. Creation instead of conquest. Looters think only money is only obtained from inheritance, begging, or stealing. “To make money” – this phrase represents virtue. You’ll be destroyed until you realize that money is the root of all good; it is how we trade with each other. You can either have whips and guns or dollars – there is no in-between, those are the only two systems. The city wanted to force Hank to sell his products to them even though it would mean hurting his own company; he told the government that they could take his metal like a robber, seizing it from him, but he wouldn’t sell it to them; he wouldn’t accept any money in exchange to make it look like it was a fair or voluntary deal; if they’re going to take it, they could take it, he wasn’t going to pretend like it was an agreeable deal. If they wanted to arrest him, he wouldn’t go quietly, they would have to do so at gun point. He wanted everyone to see how the government was being a mob rather than to help the government make it look pretty and normal that they were seizing his property.

You earn your own living, that is the key. When Hank was that Court the accused of not being interested in the public good (because he wouldn’t let the government seize his products in the name of a supposed emergency), he told them that his efforts have helped the public good more than they ever would, but that his freedom to do his business wasn’t based in the fact that it was doing a lot of good for the society, his freedom was rather based on the fact that he is a free individual allowed to exist, allowed to make a product and trade it with other people; he had made his product with those who voluntarily consented to trade with him; everything he did was based on voluntary participation, he didn’t force or steal from anyone; he would not voluntarily give his products to the government, they would have to seize it from him and if they wanted to have it; if they wanted to put him in jail he would not voluntarily go, they would have to take him at gunpoint because he didn’t want to help them disguise what they were doing to make it seem like it was something okay and mutual to pretend that his rights weren’t getting violated. Hank claimed the courts against him were invalid as they weren’t defending his human rights. Hank knew if you let people call you evil when you are righteous, they start abusing you. The difference between a burglar and the government seizing your property for the public good is that the government wants you to sanction what they do.

Accepting someone’s invitation to a party is a sign and a way of telling them that you’re on good terms with that person; everyone in society sees that you came, and assumes you’re on good terms with that person; so if the person is inherently corrupt, don’t go to his party.

Sacrifice your emotions regarding a problem; this is the first thing you must let go of to give way to reason, and always assume responsibility. Is the opposite of what other people do, they use their emotions has a reason to excuse themselves from their responsibility.

The government makes so many rules, they’re not intended to be kept, they wait around looking for honest men to slip up on one of their silly rules so they can blackmail them. The government has no power to rule innocent men, it only has power when someone is a criminal, and so when it runs out of criminals to rule, it makes more criminals by making these laws which are so numerous that they simply cannot be kept. They create these lawbreakers by making laws that cannot be interpreted objectively and cannot be enforced. Then they try to make people feel guilty so they’ll give in to their blackmail.

They call those who create greedy. Those who are honest they call cruel. They who work are called parasites. The purest are called materialists. It is a sin to accept unearned guilt, to let people call you evil when you are not. There is a difference between a shallow materialist and someone who makes a quality product.

The materialist who expects happiness to come from his materials unconnected with values; he is more unhappy the more materials he gets, and he chases cheap women to try and find happiness. He has no personal morals and is driven mad by the fact that he thinks of himself as a mere piece of meat. He grows tired of the whores and wishes that he could have a virtuous woman to sleep with who would for some reason make an exception in his case.

Another kind of man is a man who separates the meaning of life from material things; from buildings money bodies and so forth; though he calls himself virtuous, he finds himself without affection for his wife. When it comes to sex, the cause is values, the effect is sex. In other words, sex won’t be fulfilling if you have no values. It is the representation of the values of a person.

Those who chase silly women have a large inferiority complex. Sex is an expression of one’s own value. Sex represents your code of values, just like money. Tell me what kind of woman a man sleeps with and I will tell you his entire philosophy on life. Man will always be attracted to the woman that reflects his deepest vision of himself. A man certain of his values will want the highest woman he can find, the strongest, the woman hardest to conquer, because only the position of a heroine will give him a sense of achievement, not a brainless slut. He does not seek to gain his value, he seeks to express it. A man who feels worthless will be drawn to a woman whom he despises, she will give him a momentary escape from the morals that damn him, a brief escape from the ugly mess that he has made of his life. Love is our response to our highest values and can be nothing else. When a man tricks himself into thinking that love is disconnected from values, he will learn to associate vice with pleasure, and virtue with misery. Then he starts to think sex is evil, and that love is purely spiritual, and he finds himself disappointed in his relationship. Bodies and sex are good things when not used carelessly. Sex cut off from a code of values is the same issue as money cut off from a code of values. Both sex and money represent our values at core.

It is evil to make something irrational seem believable so that people will start doubting their ability to reason

When businesses fail the people suffer; they don’t get their food, etc.; government looters like to tell you that only the private greedy people suffer when businesses fail, not so. Society is made of production

Government limits business and tries to get people to go along with the depraved circumstances of communism, saying things like “going through hard things together will make us a better people.” In reality, they’re just holding us back from becoming great through voluntary exchange.

Don’t assume people in power rose there by greatness. Often weaklings are chosen to be set up as the pawns as they can be trusted not to think, or to bend to the corruption in store.

To think that you can redistribute wealth so no one is poor is as insane is thinking that you can redistribute genius so no one is stupid. In reality, wealth generates more wealth for everyone, so don’t tear down wealth. (Don’t “slay the golden goose” with things like graduated income tax).

We do not allow injustice even to ourselves; we do not allow self-mutilation; injustice is evil anyway you look at it; sometimes we think “it’s just me who has to suffer so it’s okay” but it’s not okay, we should seek justice. When we repeatedly let others trample the righteous under foot, it becomes the norm, and the entire society is damned, becoming brainwashed by fallen ideas which no one ever stands up against.

The industrialists were being taken down by the climax of the evil of centuries of evil people who denounced work, thrift, ingenuity, and ownership; the industrialists gave their fine products to these bad men and in this was their guilt: that they charged too little for so good a product; that they let it go to the swine; they allowed the masses to call them evil, and just ignored them instead of fighting them to define clearly what is truly good and what is truly evil. They let the people they fed boss them around.

Some men work to have a job instead of working to create something; these men avoid responsibility and seek not to make decisions which they can be held accountable for; they refuse to do anything that isn’t written in their job description; they miss the bigger picture of what their job is; they seek to shift accountability to someone else because all they care about is having a job, they don’t care about the product they’re supposed to be making; they won’t put themselves at any risk; they are stagnant, unwilling to rise because they are unwilling to fall.

Robin Hood is not known for helping people who got robbed, but is known for giving to people who are in need just because they need; he takes things to give to needy people rather than producing things to meet their needs; he simply wanted to meet their needs without producing, without real effort. Thus Robin Hood is a most immoral and contemptible symbol.

Instead of death and taxes as being the absolutes, production and life can be our moral absolutes.

Live by your standards even if you’re the only person who does.

In the world of the free market the builder was expected to use his mind, and to listen to his conscience in order to create the best product they could; but in the world of government, rather than being expected to think, the worker was expected only to obey.

One government worker was given an industry job not from skill but as a political favor; he had learned in college that the way to get what he wanted was by fear, so he ordered people around to do wrong things threatening to sue them and take them to court and fire them. He didn’t have the business experience which teaches a person that being reasonable and offering incentives is really how to motivate people.

There is no such thing as a contradiction. If we are puzzled, we must check our premises.

To achieve is the greatest thing in life, and to love virtue is to love life.

Those who are independent and pay their own way and create things have control over material things; they don’t have to depend on material things like the looters do; people who build material things are the ones who value material things the least; they define what the material things are worth, they set the prices, and when they need to, they can walk away from the material things for a season when needed; they can afford to do this because they know how to rebuild them; but those who don’t build have to always cling to material things because they don’t know how to replicate them.

The railroad, the mines, all of these things were living things; the soul of them were those who created them; when others came and forced the creators to abandon the creation, it was like taking a soul out of a body, and the body became a corpse which no longer produced good but poison, because only the genius who created the machines and the sacrifice to make them come to pass could rightfully manage them and use them for good; those who came in seeking something for nothing had to take away these bodies from these souls, and they found the bodies were useless; they could not handle them, they could not operate them, and the body ceased to represent the soul; the body of the machines, the companies, the railroads, the mines and so forth, these large companies represented freedom and the spirit of ingenuity; the excellence the achievement of the people who made them. When government people put rules on them stopping them and telling them how to do their work, those bodies, in other words those in corporations and machines, no longer represented the creators of them, and they became worthless, void of meaning, unable to produce good things which way are formerly used for the holy service of supporting the human race.

The communist experiment of an auto machine industry was that no one will get paid for their work, they would just get paid for their needs, and those with more talent would be required to work longer hours. They all wanted this system because they thought that they would get to have some of the unearned profits of those were smarter and better than them, but in reality, all the people less smart & more lazy below them took some, so everyone was losing and everyone became immoral; in a year of this they all became looters bums and began to hate each other. This was a project that promised to be out of love for brother, but they learned to hate each other more than they ever thought possible because of it. The communist plan involved paying them for being present rather than for having skill. Those with skill were punished by being required to do more, so they hid their skill. They instead became skilled in begging for free money which was offered to all who had a good enough sob story. They spied on each other to try and catch each other cheating so they could have more money. They all lived in fear of each other instead of working together as a team. Perhaps ironically, when they were working for individual profits, they were more united than when they were pooling their wages. Of course their company went bankrupt because of this. They were not allowed to spend money on hobbies and so they’ll turn the alcohol, and the alcohol, how did they afford it? Well they broke into stores and did all kinds of crimes – such is the nature of alcohol – you have it whether or not you can afford it. You find a way at any cost.

Everyone thinks that with communistic pooling of income, that they’ll reap free benefits from those who are smarter than themselves, but they forget that there are always people beneath them who want to benefit from them. No one wins in this scenario, no one perhaps except the person who does nothing.

In the free market everyone can win, and no one has to be sacrificed.  Benefiting your business will inherently benefit your children; benefiting your children inherently benefits society. In the government-controlled scenario you often have to choose between saving one or saving the other because it’s a zero-sum game; Government controlled economies are about dividing what’s there rather than creating more. This means we all become losers.

In the private “Atlantis” city the industrialists built and escaped to, the men often had two jobs, one of farming or some other community thing like store keeping or an orchard, and one of their business or industrial production, their science, etc. They paid each other for their services in gold, and the rates were low since they didn’t have to deal with looters, inflation, etc.

Among those who retreated from civilization were the economist who was not allowed to teach at a college for teaching that men ought to work in freedom, the history professor who taught that America is the greatest in the history of the world for making wealth by production rather than conquest, the banker who prided himself for having earned money, the engineer who felt bad creating an engine for looters, the doctor who was asked to work for the poor rather than for a wage. When asked what they were doing in this place, the answer was “living”. Finally they could live among people who weren’t constantly robbing and brainwashing them.

The great medical doctor treated his patient quickly and effectively, like a mechanic giving a tune up to a machine.

When Dagney struggled to stay focused from great anxiety, she gave herself small orders/tasks to complete. Her mission was to walk to the elevator. Once there, her mission was to go to x location. Etc. She had to keep moving, like a train, just keep moving even if it’s just small ways, since any movement is better than stagnation.

 

All that John needed to do to destroy the engine of the world was to do nothing. To withhold his gifts from the undeserving socialist looters. Without his help, their society could not progress near as fast, but he refused to serve them in their terms, to be their slave. If the industrialists don’t support the looters, the looters’ society will revert to 3rd world conditions. The looters can’t build anything, they just take.

 

The economics professor couldn’t get a job at colleges because he taught that you shouldn’t consume more than you produce; the history teacher couldn’t get a job at colleges because he taught that the people that live in the slums are not the people who made this country; The psychology teacher couldn’t get a job at the college’s because he taught that men are capable of thinking; These men fled to the city of the industrialists and they found industrial jobs and did quite well at them, and taught their honest intellectual trades on the side. The writer could not get a job because she believed that when one deals with words she deals with the mind. She also went to the industrialist City and she had two positions; most everyone there had two positions, an Industrial position and a other position. She was the town fisher and the writer.

 

There is no such thing as a lousy job, only a lousy man doesn’t care to do it.

 

The purpose of life is to find joy through your work. Never live for the sake of another person and never ask another person to live for yours. (We must maintain our individual identity and worth regardless of whatever organizations we belong to, including the organization of the family, or a marriage, or a school or government, etc. Our personal happiness is always important, and we shouldn’t let people boss us around. Giving to others voluntarily is one thing, but thinking it is charity to let others force you around like a slave, this is not charity. When someone serves someone else because they really want to, you could say that such service isn’t really service at all, but is self-serving as it brings so much joy to the servant to see the other person happily receiving service. Remember Joseph Smith’s teaching that self-aggrandizement is a true principle, when not used for extortion, and when service of others is also a part of your life.)

 

The industrialists were on strike against the world who took advantage of them so long, restricting their access to their rightfully earned profits etc.

 

In the new city, the doctor was able to devote time to research of new ways to treat things.

 

They didn’t want to reveal their inventions to the people at large because they’re not worthy of them and so forth. (not casting the pearls before swine, and recall Alma not revealing but that which is permitted)

 

Justice never stops to exist ; justice is the act confessing what is real

 

All work is an act of philosophy

 

They boycotted their regular jobs, they went into jobs where they weren’t going their full gift to society, they couldn’t give their full gifts, society had abused them so long that they couldn’t give freely to them. They had to withhold knowledge and other gifts from people who had shown their only intent was to take from them. Now in strike these Atlas’ were letting them see clearly how it was them who upheld the world.  There comes a point where it becomes immoral to participate in a system so broken so far gone that it no longer represents what you lived and worked for.

 

John Golt and the others at the Atlantis city watched others still in society and hoped and planned for their coming to Atlantis.

 

Whether it’s a symphony or a coal mine, all work is of the same value and significance because it is the expression of a rational mind; it is the capacity to see to connect and to make and collect things which have not been made or connected before; thus we see that industrialists and artists have a lot in common. An excellent artist and an excellent industrialist have more in common than an excellent artist and a mediocre artist.

 

The surgeon came away from the main city to the private one because in healthcare, the doctor was given no say in who or how he would do the treatment, even though it was he who had learned the painful learning of how to be a physician.  It was all about the patient, and they never took the physician into account.

 

If someone just goes off of feelings like something was created out of nothing like a drunk man’s vomit just happened if  all they can do with their art is feelings, then they’re missing out on the work that goes into making art; making great art is harder than any chain gang and it’s harder than what any drill sergeant would ask you to do; is the utmost discipline.

 

The one thing worse than the businessman who doesn’t know that what he does is art is the artist who thinks that the businessman is his enemy.

 

People often make the mistake of thinking that you don’t need to study philosophy if you are a physicist or thinking that you do not need to study physics if you are a philosopher, but in reality, every physicist should know the importance of thinking and every philosopher should know the importance of objective matter. (*Note: Indeed, Joseph Smith said everything is matter, that even spirit is matter, but in a more refined form.)

 

Don’t seek for what you wish to come in the future, looking for some gift or ability from someone somehow, but instead hope for your dreams to come true because of what you personally will do and become.

 

In college the three bright students worked while in college even though they didn’t need to; they also studied very hard during their degrees, studying physics & philosophy; matters of food and sleep were often neglected, getting lost in the wonderful studying.

 

The world considers white lies, hiding the truth, as an act of mercy. It is not. (*Note: As it was said in the TV miniseries on the Ukrainian nuclear power plant scandal at Chernobyl, eventually, the debt of truth must be paid. The interest accruing on that debt of truth will make it so it will be much harder to pay than if you would have just told the truth to begin with.)

 

You cannot hide reality; reality always exists; you cannot get something you didn’t work for

 

Machines can never  replace bright minds; without the minds of the people who make the machines, the machines will fall apart no matter how good they are.

 

To do something for someone else’s conviction is a great lie. You must stand by your convictions. (*Note: Along these lines, while it is lying to say you know something when you really don’t, it’s also lying to say you don’t know something when you really do! -Truman G. Madsen)

 

The world is yours to make it into what you will. That is the premise Dagney always held.

 

It was considered bizarre to have your own opinion which does not match the opinion of the government; they say whatever the government said was right and true good peace and love; the government makes false reports of peace to keep the people calm and not rebellious.

 

People who don’t like to work feel like anything they are asked to do at their job is injustice, something that they don’t deserve, and any assistance they give they consider to be going above and beyond.

 

To give someone your body is to give them your mind, your will, everything. It is no trivial thing, and it represents one’s will.

 

The person who lies lives in a psudo world because he has to fake his life; it’s all pretend.

 

When you have learned to love someone, you will always respect and admire them, even if your paths turn in different directions.

 

The looters/politicians/welfare-recipients branded an economy of favors instead of products. They weren’t creating anything, but were just offering other people’s stuff to each other.

 

The cheating executive will feel just as the beggar: no joy. He will not find joy in having money, and will be indifferent as to whether he has a lot of it or none of; he has not earned his money, and it therefore brings him no joy; he does not know the meaning of happiness from work because he gets his money from begging and being deceptive.

 

Honest people are never touchy about the matter of being trusted. They know they can stand by what they are selling. This includes personal relationships. Further, they don’t require a lot of introduction and acquainting, because they aren’t trying to hide anything.

 

It is the man who gets drunk all the time who claims that the world is out of his control and says that the world “is how it was when we found it and any can’t do anything about it” and therefore makes bad choices, wasting his time, this person is just using this way of thinking to excuse himself; this type is found in bars, and among cheating executives.

 

You can’t separate a man from his work; when you marry someone, the things that that person you’re marrying has done tell you a lot about who they are; we can’t separate what they do with their name.

 

 

Jim held up suffering instead of sacrifice as his first goal. He didn’t know how to meet goals because he blamed things on others rather than working. Nothing that ever went wrong was his fault.

 

The welfare people want unearned love unearned greatness unearned accomplishment; they want to be loved for themselves, not for what they are doing; they just want to take; they don’t work to be great like a great industrialist who works to build something; they are just in the business of asking favors and giving favors (i.e. giving other people’s stuff away) and making pills and throwing parties and manipulating the true worker’s business; the looters worked in politics rather than business; when industry broke down everyone suffered.

 

The welfare man accused the industrial woman of being a spiritual gold digger because she wanted to love someone who had character, morality, honesty, accomplishments, and so forth; the welfare man said that looking for those traits in someone to love is spiritual gold digging and the industrial woman responded that the welfare man was trying to get something for nothing; unearned love based in nothing; that’s the root of everything he did, he did not want to work hard to become something great; he was just someone who cheated other people and sold people out to the government by government bills and various schemes and conspiracies

 

Many are afraid of upright people.

(*Note: Elder Bruce R McConkie said the wicked are always living in fear of the moment when the righteous will come down and holy indignation against them (see book The Mortal Messiah).)

 

The people in the government are really just mobsters when they claim that love is blind

 

In the presence of people who are unfair and take advantage of others (as is often seen and government power grabs and socialism), we can feel intimidated and wonder how we can exist while those people exist; but we must go on being honest and independent; we must be ourselves, we must continue to believe what is right even when the philosophers of our day say that things are up to interpretation, bendable, and more of a goo than an iron; we must stand up and say that reality is real.

 

We can stand strong in the midst of all of the corruption; the rule is that we always stand by the verdict of our own mind (*Note or perhaps rather that we seek to understand the will of God with our own mind, and to ask God for a revelation to understand his ways personally. Long have the prophets taught that we are to get our own knowledge rather than just believing others. Jesus taught that he is full of grace and TRUTH, and that we can KNOW, not just believe.)

 

The evil woman could not bring people to kneel down before her in admiration, so she brought them to kneel down before her in slavery by taking away all they had.

 

Depending on what it is used for, sex can be a most holy thing or a most evil thing. Does it celebrate excellence or celebrate debauchery? Is it between thieves or between honest people? Is it for cheap pleasure or is it for uniting great dreams?

 

Socialists destroy themselves while blaming some unknowable evil for their destruction.

 

Socialists at first say

‘why should we suffer while other people have so much’ and then they take from the people who have a lot, then later they say

‘why should we suffer while there are some people who have enough to last them for years’ and then they take more and then they say

‘why should we suffer while others have enough to last for months’ and

then just four weeks, so they’ve drained the entire industry which was holding up society via redistribution of wealth.

 

Give loans not alms. Support producers, not consumers.

 

The socialist moochers just want to take; they claim that other people have a right to help each other, and so they should be helped; they think that the industrialists never suffer, but in reality, the socialist welfare people sit around all day while the industrial people work all day and do suffer all day.

 

Many courtrooms operate on a set of rules which don’t have much to do with right and wrong, and you basically know the outcome before the hearing even happens; the hearing is basically just to give the bunch of people jobs who sit there and recite the various sets of rules that enact the various things; there’s not really any judgment of right and wrong taking place at all. Though they were there in the name of justice, they all believed that there was no such thing as justice.

 

Throughout the history of people who have been called bad, the people who are not people who made up the legal pandering strange things, and the only goal of the victims was that they had … To buy the panderings?

 

The real evil was committed by who made the regulations on business, not the industrialists forced to comply with them. The industrialists are forced to operate in the strange ways which the legalists pander, or they’re threatened that their business will be shut down.

 

Those who are industrial and admire the great industrialists are better than the great government looters in high places. They even though in what many call lowly ranks, are still on the right side of the war.

There isn’t an honest job that’s bad, only people not honest enough to accept them.

 

If a person wishes to rise in the market by honest trade, to rise in his talent by great performance, he may do so. It’s those who wish to rise without achievement that you must beware of. Also those who sell cheap products which play at the vices of men are not really offering any skill or quality product, they’re just taking advantage of men’s weakness, and their business is immoral (*Note: likely fast food restaurants and many other groups which sell toxic products would fall into this category of dishonest business, taking advantage of the weakness and ignorance of the masses)

 

It is immoral to be a mere pragmatist.

 

When things are turned over from private sector to government sector the benefits start going away. They stop caring about customer satisfaction.

 

The socialists believe that only the experts should be the ones that think; that you should only trust expert opinions; that you shouldn’t bother looking into medicine or engineering unless you are a physician or engineer; they teach that it’s essentially not profitable for the common man to think. They teach that men should rely only on authority alone. Inherent in this thinking is the idea that mankind are weak and stupid; on the contrary, you should expect greatness of the commoner. You should put power in his hands, rather than dictate everything in his life.

 

When nationalizing the copper mine, the real owner blew it up, and said “brother, you asked for it”. Then the economy tanked.

 

Most college diplomas aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

 

It is evil to love suffering; to think that people are better off when they suffer; to consider that the fruits of one’s labor should not be given to the laborer; it is wrong to consider that wages are unworthy of the hire.

 

Labor that requires no thought is exhausting.

 

Pain is something to be fought and then thrown aside; it is not something to expect to be there always.

 

When you learn of a better way, go to the better way. If you understand your way to be the best, hold to it. But if you find a better way, go to that. Stick to your convictions. When you’re ready for the higher ways, they’re ready for you.

 

(*Note: This is similar to what Joseph Smith said, “When we understand the character of God, and know how to come to Him, he begins to unfold the heavens to us, and to tell us all about it. When we are ready to come to him, he is ready to come to us.” Joseph’s view of God was that he is a person on another planet with a body, from a more advanced society than ours, who sends us messages and tries to help us avoid our own self destruction; the commandments of God aren’t so much his idea as they are the laws of nature, he can’t help them, he must abide by them too to avoid his own self destruction. He wants us to learn his ways so we can be truly free. He said ‘ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’)

 

Sometimes we avoid understanding because we are afraid. Afraid of the consequences that would come from understanding the truth. So we go on telling ourselves that it’s not our fault because we don’t understand. In reality it is our fault, as we had access to the truth but didn’t bother to take a look.

 

The justice which would forgive miles of innocent steps of wrong will not forgive one step of conscious evil.

 

To feel without thinking is vanity. (This could include many things, certainly drug use, sexual intimacy with strangers, reckless spending of money, prolonged wasting of time, unwillingness to learn new things, seeking employment where you won’t have to think, unwillingness to think deeply, etc.)

 

We enable looters when we allow them to take from us to extort us instead of standing up for what is right. It is not right for those who produced to go without while those who did not produce to have; it’s not right for those who can’t think to lead, and it’s not right for those who can lead to obey foolish leaders. (*Note: sometimes in the church a foolish leader is called, that can be to test your patience; some are called to lead us, others are called to test us. – Truman G. Madsen)

 

You discover what it really means to be alive when you want something, and you work to make it happen.

 

Socialists teach that there are no values, but only social customs; they teach that what we do does not matter, that it’s all just based on popular opinions and customs. They will not allow such ideas as right and wrong, or the existence of good and evil.

 

(*Note: Same thing with ‘democratic socialism’; the rule of law disappears, and you’re ruled by the gang majority; 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Further, weather forced into socialism, or a majority electing to get into socialism, it’s slavery either way. Only a 100% vote should allow such a thing. So long as one person doesn’t want to give up the human right to be free, socialism should not be something you can ‘democratically chose’ to do. This also would make the assumption that your children want to be slaves too; socialism kills individual human rights, and is a gross evil.)

 

Most college degrees aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

 

They say that when a human dies it’s just like when an animal dies; that it makes no difference, and that there are no values; but in reality it does matter to us when we die and there are values

 

Often the college professors betray their students as the students seek for knowledge and reason the professor’s deliver them to evil looters; evil socialists teaching the children that there are no morals. They and the schools teach the children that it is bad to think. The mind is the human’s way of survival, and the schools teach man not to use it. They teach not to stand out but to belong; not to understand but to obey; not to ask but to submit; not to struggle but to compromise; they say ‘who are you to know, society knows best’;  who are you to know, your parents know best (or the trend now, that the government knows better than your parents); all these appeals to authority without teaching students how to think for themselves. The way they teach their children is like a bird pecking the feathers off of its baby and pushing it out the nest to survive. They are disarming the human with the power of his form, the power of his mind;  they’re sending away the graduated students with cheap phrases these talking points of socialism.

 

The fruit of the teachings of the socialist philosophers and mystics are armed thugs who use force as a means of getting others to give them what they have not earned.

 

One man can change the city; the socialist wants you to think that you are insignificant, and that one person can’t make a difference. (*Note: a recurring theme in The Book of Mormon is that 1 person indeed has the power to sway many things, even civilizations.)

 

The socialists force others to trade happiness for duty when in reality they could have done their duties with happiness if it weren’t for the socialists.

 

Humans are separate from animals – they have to choose to have morals – they have to choose to value life or not; it won’t just happen, they have to be making a conscious choice about choosing to love life and choosing to work.

 

Your life is irreplaceable and of great value. This is the opposite of what many of the philosophers of our time teach, that an individual is insignificant.

 

A person is an end in and of themselves; in other words each person is inherently good; (*Note: Brigham Young taught this; many Christians say people are inherently bad, not the latter-day saints); each person is someone who deserves to enjoy himself has he works for it – it’s not just good to help others, it’s also good to help yourself and let yourself enjoy the fruits of your labor. (*Note: Joseph Smith told one man who had done much work for the building up of God’s kingdom, that this brother needed to rest a while, to enjoy himself. The man responded, “I cannot”. Joseph said, “then you will die.” The man indeed later died a premature death. Joseph Smith was known to be easily drawn to laughter, and frequently played with children and his brethren, playing sports and joking with them. He said we shouldn’t be too involved in the fantastic, but that a good sense of humor is of God. Many saw Hyrum Smith as more prophet-like than Joseph, as Hyrum was less jovial and playful (see Truman G. Madsen lectures on Joseph Smith). Well is the character of the true God revealed in Joseph Smith. As The Book of Mormon reads, “men are that they might have joy” (2 Ne. 2:22).)

 

Some people separate our ability to reason and our ability to have morals, but in reality, reason is where we get our morals, and one’s mind is the measuring rod.

 

Un-focusing the Mind intentionally, blanking out, refusing to think, these are the great evils. Some consider that reality isn’t real if you but ignore it. By suspending your logic and reason you are suspending your identity and your person, your existence, you’re refusing to say I am. (*God identified himself as I AM, aka the truly living one, the one who has found the true way to not only enjoy existence, but to have that status of joy/fully alive perpetually; the fact that Christ resurrected his body shouts this fact). When you say, ‘who knows’ it’s another way of saying ‘how can I know I don’t matter.’ Rationality is life, irrationality is death. Those who ignore reality will be wiped out by reality; for example, if they think someone’s going to give them food that they didn’t earn, they will perish.

 

To be productive is to choose to live; on the other hand, to punish people for producing it is to wear the black mask of death worship. Business regulations, mandatory licenses, graduated income tax, these are a few examples of punishing people who produce.

 

If someone has to be your leader it must be chosen not forced upon you, or else your mind will rot on your value of life will die.

 

Virtue is not an end in and of itself; it is not a sacrificial reward; virtue is rather a means to the end of joy; the reason we are virtuous is so that we can be joyful; you cannot have joy without virtue. Life is the reward of virtue. Virtue includes among other things, being honest, treating others fairly, promoting an honest product, etc. (*Note: in the religious context we also see virtue to mean power; it also refers to chastity, and suggests that we lose power when we are unchaste. Rand would agree that those who give their body to strangers are cheating themselves of power, self-esteem, and unity they could have other wise had.)

 

Values are the fuel we put in the motor of ourselves; if we put in the wrong fuel, it will wreck that motor; you have to have the right values which are compatible with human beings.

 

If you do A then B happens, but if you do A and you expect C to happen, you’re going to be miserable. You must confess reality.

 

Happiness isn’t the satisfaction of whatever blind whims that you indulge; joy is to live in a state of noncontradiction.

 

Joy involves not escaping from your mind, but using your mind to its fullest power.

 

The joy of a drunkard is nothing compared to the joy of a creator. The Creator relies on rationality.

 

Someone who trades is someone who earns what he gets. Living off of the government welfare rather than setting your own hand to some form of industry will bring the result of an identity crisis and major depression, as you’re not becoming anything. A person who trades does not ask to be paid for his failures and does not ask to be loved for his flaws. Someone who trades doesn’t squander his body as fodder and he doesn’t abuse others as fodder and he doesn’t just use himself as alms. The values of friendship love and esteem appear in someone who knows trade, aka work ethic, not those who sit around seeing something for nothing; idlers have no concept of good virtues, even if they claim to have them.

 

 

The mystics throughout the ages railed against the people who trade and have spoken highly of the looters and lazy people. The trader is a man of justice, it is someone they dread.

 

Relationships have to be entered into voluntarily, and when someone has a problem with it, then you part ways; everything is voluntary. (*Note: This is true, but doesn’t suggest you don’t work things out; family scientists show that most humans get in arguments sometimes, and that greatest joys of relationships are had among those who work together to find resolutions)

 

We have nothing to gain from stupidity and human vices; the only value man can offer is the work of his mind. In whatever his craft, man must engage his mind, and improve upon his methods and product. To cease to evolve is to die.

 

When you have a disagreement with another rational person, you let reality determine who is right, and either they will learn, or you will learn; you allow reality to resolve question.

 

Morality ends where a gun begins because force and mind are two opposites; when you start to force someone you take away their mind – you take away their ability to reason – and it’s just as bad as taking away their vision because when you take away someone’s resources to live by forcing, this is what you’re doing – you’re taking away their means of survival; when you force them to agree with you by violence, which of course is what the government does, they say if you don’t do things this certain way then we’ll take your property and your property is your means to live your property is a reflection of your mind and so they’re taking away your mind when they take away your property because your mind is what you employed to obtain your property.

 

People who use terror instead of proof to get people to agree with them – this is where the mind ends, & this is where the will to live and ends.

 

Reality demands of man that he act for his own rational interest.

 

Force can only be used against someone who is trying to force you; it is never right to force someone to do anything unless you’re defending yourself from them forcing you.

 

Those who only use force to defend themselves are using that force to destroy force.

Force in an offensive manner to gain things which do not belong to him is using force to create destruction; it is the person who uses force only defending himself from force that is in reality destroying force by his force.

 

Life is not the absence of darkness, joy is not the absence of pain, intelligence is not the absence of stupidity, the absence of destruction does not mean the same thing as building. If you just sit around and say we’re not destroying anything, then nothing is going to get built. Just not making things worse doesn’t make you a good person, it’s making things better that makes you a good person.

 

Don’t try to live just to avoid pain, but instead try to live to be happy; don’t try to live just to avoid punishment but instead live with a purpose to build stuff.

 

We don’t wish to avoid death, but we seek to live life. We spend our time living, not worrying about death.

 

Doesn’t think that fear is the more powerful motivator.

 

Don’t start your Philosophy by saying that man is evil; that’s setting us up to fail. We come from a standard of good, not standard of evil.

 

(*Note: Brigham Young taught that Adam and Eve were two of the greatest people that ever lived; Hugh Nibley teaches that the first humans on earth were like the founders of a great university, it starts with brilliant people, and sets the example for the students to follow, not the other way around. The beginning of this world was not by idiots in caves, but rather by brilliant and righteous minds, namely Adam and Eve.)

 

The idea of original sin to say that you are bad to start off with without even doing anything wrong – this is a slap in the face of morality; this is not logical because if man is evil by birth he has no power or will to change it.

 

(*Note: indeed modern prophets teach that the doctrine of original sin is false. If people become evil, it’s because they choose to be evil. Cane is the time when evil really came into the world, Adam and Eve were righteous, and evil only came into the world when someone deliberately chose it.)

To hate the human race because of their nature is to hate nature. And to judge someone for something they did before they were born is to negate justice.

 

The code of the socialist who takes things from others and considers people evil, this is a man who apparently believes that both justice and nature are evil.

 

To say that we have original sin is like playing a game with weighted dice; we’re no matter what we choose the outcomes are going to be determined and this would not be fair; never delete the importance of our reasoning power; our minds are our ability to create and the vitality of our life in general.

 

Reason morality creativeness and joy – these were all the things that happened to Adam and Eve when they ate the fruit of the tree, and yet society says that they became evil when they ate the fruit of the tree.

 

What we call the fall of man In the Garden of Eden is where they really learned things of morality, judgment, creation, and these were all good things that enabled them to live life and made them human; someone who doesn’t have these things is not really human, so when they gained the power to know right and wrong and to create and have joy, that’s when they really became fully human, which is a step forward not a step backward. (*Note: Oh how the latter-day saints agree with this, the fall of Adam was a step forward, not backward! That’s when they became able to have children, and know sorrow so that they could know joy!)

 

Many say the body of the human is the evil thing the bad thing, but it’s the body of the human that is the good thing; it’s how he works; it’s how he has joy; it’s how he exercises judgment and moral reason both of the mind and the body

 

(*Note: yes, the restored church of Jesus Christ teaches that even God himself has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as mans, and that the human race is destined to retain their bodies forever when the resurrection occurs; our scripture even says that a the sprit separated from the body cannot have a fullness of joy.)

 

They have split man into half; they said the spirit is good and the body is bad, but in reality, the whole man is good you can’t cut him in half it all works together you need all of it.

 

Those who claim that God is some understandable thing somewhere is to deny the reason a man and it is utterly contemptible.

 

(*Note: indeed Satan wants us to not understand God; the God fitting in your heart and being everywhere at ones is false; God has a body and can be only in 1 place at a time, though his influence can be felt in many places.)

 

The mystics claim that we should work for things that we don’t understand, and sacrifice on the altar of some unknown God, for some unknown reward, and some unknown place; this also denies the reason and justice of man. Also to think that rewards are only available beyond the grave is another demoralizing idea.

 

Ultimately sacrifice means trading something of value for something of lesser value which is not good; however trading something of temporary pain for future reward is good, but many of the mystics of spirit promise only rewards in the next life and many of the mystics of muscle promised rewards only for your grandchildren speaking temporally. The government people would have us think that we must comply to self-deprivation to help our grandchildren, when it’s really just a government agenda to usurp the people. We must not trade our rights for some government cause or other.

 

If you give milk to your child at your own expense it’s not a sacrifice; but if you give milk to your neighbor’s child and let your own child starved, then it is a sacrifice, and that’s bad thing; another example is that if you give money to some person it is sacrificed; if you give money to a friend that is not sacrifice.

 

If you buy food for your hungry child instead of buying a new hats it’s not a sacrifice because you value your child more than your hat and so it’s not really correct to call that a sacrifice; you’re doing something that has value to yourself; however if you truly did love the hat more than the child and you were only feeding the child out of duty you didn’t really want to, that’s perhaps would be called a sacrifice in this sense of the word dealing with sacrifice as a negative. Another example is that if someone dies fighting for freedom that is not a sacrifice because they’re doing it for something that they want to do they want freedom they’re not willing to live as a slave, but if someone was willing to live like a slave and they died fighting for freedom this would be useless and it would be negative sacrifice, or as the author puts it, sacrifice in general.

 

If you renounce the material world then your surrender is to evil

 

Those who argue that you must satisfy the wants of others instead of your own ultimately end up saying that you must sacrifice your values and morals for the values and morals of someone else; usually the end game of these people is to get you to buy into some personal agenda they are pushing.

 

(*Note: this can be quite different depending on the setting; for example President Eyring speaks of taking care of others’ needs before your own in a recent conference address. What we can say is always true is that we must hold to our convictions, even if they are not popular. We should watch for the motives of our teachers, and make it a matter of serious investigation before giving allegiance to any government, group, religion, etc.)

 

The Socialists teach a double standard of morality because they say that anything you want is bad, and everything everyone else wants is good, to surrender yourself in a pool of the collective. This means that some one else’s wishes are valid while yours is not; that’s not logical.

 

Enjoyment is a value, so why do you teach that it’s okay to help others enjoy and not okay to help yourself enjoy?

The sensation of eating a cake is good – why is it moral for you to help others experience it and not let yourself experience it? It is important to help yourself have joy.

 

The passkey that gets you into the moral elite among the prevailing philosophy how to be constantly catering to others and hold onto no convictions of your own. This boils down and down until you’re not allowed to have any convictions at all, and must appease those of everyone but yourself.

 

Morality and self-esteem are sacrificed when you’re only measurement of how to use resources is the need of others.

 

We don’t just operate based on need of others & throw away our own needs and our own values in place of the values of others. Tolerance and acceptance, when they cease to tolerate and accept your views, are no longer tolerance and acceptance.

 

Some insist that every bite of food we take is guilty because it could have been better used to some poor person somewhere, but in reality it is just for someone who has earned something to enjoy it. It is correct and wholesome.

 

(*Note that Jesus said the laborer is worthy of his hire/wage.)

 

Similar to a whore who gives up her body for any man is the person who gives up their morals for the morals of any person, pandering to the least common denominator of who believes the least. The bar of societies’ norms and values are commonly set that way.

 

Love is an expression of one’s values; the greatest thing you can earn from someone is there love.

It is the emotional price paid by one person for the joy they received from another. But the evil philosophies of our time would insist that we divorce ourselves from our love and give our love to anyone who asks for it. Not as a payment for virtues but as a blank check on vices. We are taught by many that love means letting go of all judgment, letting go of all morals, and sending love and 100% forgiveness everywhere without any conditions; such a scenario would eliminate justice, moral, reason, and the value of human life and experience.

 

(*Note: this is why we need not only a God (who upholds justice), but a Savior who can intervene (and offer mercy). God The Father cannot offer mercy, he would cease to uphold justice if he did. But he did train a son to be virtuous like himself who would help us in a constructive non-weakening way.  Father sending this son to us is how he is merciful while yet upholding justice. A 3rd party character is needed so that 1 can uphold justice, and the other can help intercede. For more on this, see Elder Christofferson’s 2017 BYU address ‘A Message at Christmas’, notes of it are found in my book on salvation with the title “The Need for A Savior: God’s Plan of Justice vs Lucifer’s Tyranny”)

 

(*Note: another view on why Jesus helps us is because it is in his self-interest to do so, inasmuch as it brings him joy to see us be saved and learn to become like him and his father; Jesus Christ is perhaps a bank account willing to give us loans which we will pay back with interest as we become increasingly able to pay it back; we will end up paying him back greatly by the good works we do with will bring him so much joy. However, he does continue to bless us, so he is always ahead of us, he must find joy in forever assisting us, until the day comes where we are like him in every way, and can then go and, as he did, help others. This process of creating essentially replicas of himself must be the most rewarding process in the universe! This is the work of God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ. It will become our work too, and with them, we will have a fullness of joy. We will, as Elder Dale Renlund put it, “join the family business”.)

 

 

Heaven can be a place on earth. (*Note, this earth is patterned after planet heaven, and will become a heaven indeed.)

You must build your wishes, not just wish for them. Feelings won’t make that happen. Work will.

 

If you sleep with sluts then you’re not a moral person no matter how much you feel that you love your wife the next morning; it’s not the feeling that matters, but the behavior.

 

The greatest fear of a child is the fear of identity crisis the villains vice versa I need to establish bowls and identities concrete realities concrete roles positions and the philosophies of socialism are there a throwaway reality in our true identity just be whatever the win is the majority asks us to be and it would tolerate people believe lies and a side note this is like

 

Children will have an identity crisis if you tell them lies.

 

(*Note: For example, if I want to stay there a boy when they really a girl it’s just not true and it’s immoral even allowing them to say that, tolerating their intolerance for truth.)

 

The moral rational thing to do is to say it exists so I want it; what is tricksters would say is I want it so it must exist.

 

the idea that God just created the universe out of nothing from a whim is bogus. the laws of science were at play.

 

(*Note: indeed, God didn’t create out of nothing, but out of existing materials! You can’t create matter! Or destroy it! God wasn’t the first person in the universe, he had a father and so on; similarly to how you can’t create matter, you can’t create intelligent beings, they always have existed and always will exist; thus the doctrine of creation ex nihilo is a false notion believed by the protestants but not those of the restored church of Jesus Christ.)

 

The law of causality is determined by action, otherwise you have the non-existent controlling the existent.

 

Corrupt philosophers change around the cause and effect – they want to eat the cake before they bake it; they say it doesn’t matter who bakes it, what matters is that cakes exist and that everyone should be able to share them equally, discounting the need for baking altogether; they do this totally disregarding how that cake came into existence, and the investments of those who worked to bring the cake into existence. Similarly the cause of our moral philosophies can have an effect in who we choose to mate with, but the corrupt philosophers change it around and they say mate with anyone. Over and over they reverse cause and effect and they build a fiction. This is why their philosophies on how to help the poor etc. are so evil, they don’t work!

 

Those who uphold reason are the core; without them,  you couldn’t even conceive your wishes.

 

Domestics want to have the lights but destroy the generators. When you disincentivize business owners by taking away their profits, you “kill the golden goose” instead of allowing it to live and produce more golden eggs.

 

The mystics only think and pray, but we should act.

 

People say that there are no such thing as an absolute, but do they not realize that statement itself is an absolute statement?

 

(*Note: similarly, Joseph Smith asked people who claimed that revelation was done now that we have the bible: Did God reveal to you that revelation is done? Because the bible sure doesn’t say that!)

 

The philosophers of our time are sinking us back to the Dark Ages; the anti-science ages; they are taking away the concept of objective reality and the human consciousness.

 

(*Note: Many say the prevalence of these philosophies indicate that we have reached the height of civilization, and are about to cycle into another age of stupor; but alas the great Millennium will come and Christ, the creator of earth, will not allow us to fall into full sway with such evil false theories; he has been testing us, and those tests are coming to an end; we have proved ourselves for better or worse, and it’s reckoning time.)

 

Those who refuse to work really deep down hate themselves; they don’t care so much about being rich as seeing other people be poor.

An inventor is someone who asks the universe why and lets nothing stand between his mind and the answer

When someone wants to nationalize a product being made, that’s the same thing as wanting to nationalize the brain of the person who made the product; it’s not fair – that brain belongs to the person, not to the society, and similarly his product belongs to him and not to the society; taking away the fruit of his brain is the same thing as taking away his brain.

They like to say the people that ‘we’re doing this for the people’; what/who is the people? Does it not include the inventor? The inventor doesn’t get part of any welfare, only the failures get to have it; people who do nothing get all the benefits; the creator just has to watch from the sidelines he’s no longer considered one of the people.

Today’s philosophers would have us I think that we are bad because we are smart and successful and because we listen to our conscience; they are involved in minimalizing the truth until it’s small enough to be replaced by a convenient lie; this is repeated until it is small enough to be replaced by a quiet lie, then it becomes the new norm, and we are left in a thoughtless stupor, happy to serve the interests of the corrupt government rather than the interests of what is really important to ‘we the people’.

A right is something that human needs to exist on this earth; for example, if you are to exist on this earth it is your right to keep what you make, and human rights cannot exist without property rights. If you say that human rights are superior to property rights that’s just a way of saying that you believe it’s okay to take some people’s property and give it to others. The law behind property rights is the law of causality; it whoever causes something to be has the right to it. You cannot obtain a product except on conditions of the owner’s mind.

The only  on the proper function of government is to protect your rights; to act as a police officer (meaning that they can respond with force to anyone who tries to use force against what is rightfully yours). But too often governments now have officers who just go around forcing you to give more and more of what is yours to them and your neighbor who didn’t earn it.

Those who will not be governed by the simple rule that government’s only job is to stop people from using force on each other, they always revert to mob rule (which means that people can do whatever they want as long as their mob is bigger than the other mob).

When gangs of mediocre people juggle around laws that they want to put against inventors, this makes the invention not want to invent. The same goes for business, which is really just organized invention of goods and services.

Whoever is at the top of the intellectual pyramid contributes the most; it takes him the most mental effort. That is the person who came up with the product.
Those who do not compete in intelligence will compete in brutality.

Don’t play the game where the rules are made by your enemy.

 

(*Note: Hugh Nibley says the best way to deal with temptation is not to try to resist it, but to try to stay far away from it in the first place.)

Evil socialists fight against truth by saying nothing about it and pretending like it was never said; they also fight against the truth by saying ‘yes let’s allow them to speak but we’re going to keep undecided it’s not right for us to have an opinion either way we have to be neutral’ then in private they are terrified of the speaker of truth. They tell the public ‘oh you see we are tolerant, and we hear all sorts of views’ then they go about silencing the speaker of truth wherever possible. They play down the speaker of truth like it never happened even though everyone knows it did.

The world has many people who want jobs of janitor busboy and other types of unskilled labor, but what it’s looking for is skilled labor – that is hard to find.

The first step towards rebuilding the economy is to abolish all income taxes and fire the government employees.

When you force someone to act in a way contrary to their judgment you are forcing them to not think; you’re trying to get them to not think; they don’t want you to think – that’s a force is about.

Those who tell lies don’t really desire to live; those who tell lies are hiding from reality; words should be a solemn vow of truth but people live in a false world of fake lives; they don’t really love anything or care about anything when they tell lies.

The person who says ‘who am I to know’ is really saying ‘who am I to live’; when you disable the mind, you disable life. Life is about using your mind, not about obeying orders.  A good employee isn’t just a yes man. Rather, a good employee is a helpful man with good judgement.

What is the answer to rebuilding the economy? It is ‘government get out of the way’.

The intellectual posterity of a socialist is someone who takes over things without knowing what they are and dubs himself the boss without having any skill or knowledge, that he can do this because he has a gun and an army of thugs to back him up with guns. They seize what others have created simply because they can.

People who want to get around reality who want to live independent of logic and reason are people who hate themselves; they hate themselves more than anyone else and they want to destroy every living thing just prove that they can exist in a non-reality by nothing else existing to prove them wrong.

 

(*Note: This is a telling comment about why Satan is determined to destroy us. His ways don’t work, yet he is so stubborn on his non-working ways that he seeks to destroy any who get in his way, any who uphold justice and logic.)

 

(*Note: Satan and the other sons of perdition have chosen that path; they have rejected the full light; they are locked in a cell, but they have locked themselves in from the inside. -Truman G. Madsen)

Children have a conviction that knowledge is possible. Adults, when idle socialists, lose that conviction, and they spend their life resorting to orders instead of thinking for themselves, because they don’t believe they can find answers, and that they must forever look to others for the answers.

The best within us consists of making a living.

 

They worked so hard that they couldn’t feel the pain any more, they just pressed forward, not having time for things like exhaustion or feelings. They felt the joy of hard work, which joy is not felt any other way.

yes they were worn out, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

The great banker taught that the thing worse than one who doesn’t regard pity is the one who uses one’s pity against them as a weapon by using their sob story as a reason to give them a loan.

 

They call it an unforgivable sin to be proud of the fact that you made profits. Those who boast of not making profits in their business are the most depraved.

The lovers of truth must live in a private city until the regular cities are wiped clear of all the corruption then they can go back to the regular cities and start building because you can’t build when there’s that much corruption.

 

(*Note: That is precisely what the prophets have taught will take place so far as the New Jerusalem is concerned; the place for that city must be wiped clean before we can go there and build a great city of refuge.)

 

 

 

 

 

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – Analysis & Highlights

 

 

 

On my notes about Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, I put much more extensive analysis of Rands overall philosophies, and how they are in many ways, related to doctrines of the restored gospel, and the extent to which they are not. Please see that article, which is important to understand how Rands works can be profitable. This document focuses primarily on simple notes of The Fountainhead.

 

Here I will put a short precautionary note which I also put on my notes on Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: “I do not openly endorse Rand’s materials, but have found, as with the apocrypha, lots of good in them. If the reader can throw out the bad and keep the good, discerning which is which by the spirit of God, there are things here which can lead a soul to do good, work hard, and be a man of integrity. In particular, the love stories embedded in the text are not appropriate. The characters find themselves in difficult situations, but they could have done better despite that. Naturally we don’t expect everyone to understand the fullness of Gods standards in these matters, but it is nice to find authors who do. Needless to say, I still present these my notes on the text to the reader as I do believe there are good lessons to be learned.”

Moving forward now.

Introductory note: This was a good book; some parts that were weird/ridiculous but for the most part it was insightful on how to use reason. Rand is an atheist and doesn’t subscribe to the possibility of revelation, but I still value her writing as it has compelling ideas of human progress. Where those don’t interfere with God’s laws, I quite enjoy reading her material. As I’ve stated in my book notes on Atlas Shrugged, much of what Rand teaches buts heads with mainstream Christianity, but coincides well with the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The reader of The Fountainhead can find compelling insights, be they religious or non-religious. A few times I have added ‘side notes’ which bring in ideas of my own, tying this material to a religious insight, but the vast majority of these book notes are simply things I’ve jotted about the text as I read it, things which stood out as interesting and compelling. Some main ideas of this text are that the human species is a glorious species, that they have potential for greatness, that evil men (typically socialists) try to tear down greatness of others to usurp power, that the great man will have to stand against the whole world if he adheres to upright principles to do his work, that the creative genius does service to mankind by creating more so than by standing in soup kitchen lines, that the core duty one person has to another is to not interfere with their freedom, that a creative person has only the right to govern his creations (and to that I remind the reader that the restored truth of God states that even God only rules over things he created, he doesn’t seek to control the creations of others; this, as Rand explains, makes him (or other creative people who don’t seek to rule over others), independent, and independence is the measure of one’s personal character).

 

-sometimes the most evil dogmas are taught with the nicest voiced people, who make themselves appear holy and kind, but really keep people from progressing.

-there’s only so much schools can teach you, drop out if it’s nonsense. Don’t just learn to copy what’s already been done.

-don’t use old materials to build new things; Each material is to be used differently as each is different.

-excellence involves creating majestic things and everyone rejecting them

-excellence involves the pain of hearing ignorance paraded as enlightenment, and the roaring applause of the crowd when such ideas are presented

-you can work during school to pay your way, you don’t need to rely on others

-true romantic love involves not micromanaging your partner

-don’t use loved ones as a maneuverer to advance in your career; don’t seek to have an advantage because of who your closest friends and family are, etc.

-the man with a great mind is always being a hero, always working, finds pure joy in it, and the pain that comes with it is far preferred to the vanity of stupor.

– it is easier to do hard labor then to do easy labor for a cause you don’t agree with.

-finding joy in your work, everyone will hate you for this; they say just pander to what the masses want, and most do that, but when someone comes along who does something great and loves that intrinsically, people envy and hate them, for they have done something they dismissed as possible

-the fallen man uses tactics of deceit, not morals and work, to rise in business; he plays people off of each other when they stand in the way of a position he wants

-the artist creates based on his genius, not based on the whims of others

-it’s better to have morals than high wage jobs if there comes a choice between the two.

– Some people are only shelves with the name who are inside just a collection of the opinions of their friends i don’t really have any morals of their own they just do what’s popular. These people don’t really exist. they are just remnants of things from the past and they cannot be persuaded as you cannot reason with the dead.

-what people do in their free time when they have extra money or on weekends when they don’t have to work reveals their character and it’s often pitiful what they spend their hard-earned work on

-as the human body’s muscles have a function every muscle having a function which pertains to the body so should a house be it can be based on its needs not having all the superfluous additions

 

-we don’t admire people who’ve done something outstanding but whose personal lives are full of immorality and decay.

-Howard frankly forgave Peter immediately and said forget about it when Peter spoke of great hatred for Howard. Howard wasn’t overly social with Peter, forgiving him didn’t mean he had to be; but he didn’t hold a grudge.

 

Prestige is a stamp of approval from the masses to those people who live second-hand lives they don’t live if any personal desires all they do is seek popularity.

 

If you don’t love yourself you cannot have love or respect for others.

 

the person who has self respect has the ability to like and respect others and therefore only the person with sufficient self-love and self-respect would give their life for someone else in danger.

 

the worst second hand person is the person who goes after power, this is a person who is not living for his work but is living for the approval of others.

 

If you help others where they should not be helped you overload them with more than they can carry and it blows a circuit ruins there life.

 

The great artist and the mediocre artist both have a lot of flops the great artist probably even more flops but the difference is that the great artists flops find their way to the trash can instead of trying to be published

 

The great man will speak if his work during time of rest. He doesn’t seek to avoid it. He loves what he does, and it shows constantly. He is the same person everywhere, anytime.

 

You can tell him immensely large amount of things about a person by first interaction the beginning impression. The face.

 

Loneliness/isolation can be a pinnacle

 

When you love greatness you hate mediocrity

 

the socialist tells people to not follow their passions and talents for their careers but to just think about what society needs

 

The socialist has no reverence for sex

 

The socialist despises individual progress and only talks about societal progress

 

The socialist doesn’t like it when people Excel socialist says that people should only climb as high as other people can climb. He calls achievement rude and embarrassing.

 

The socialist says that personal love as well as all other personal things are evil.

 

Go beyond the probable and seek the possible seek the heroic seek the best

 

Boards and councils are virtually useless, it’s individuals who get things done. What they create is generally worse than what any single one on the board could have created on their own. Great minds often work alone.

 

When things going on are enough to make you sick you can’t let yourself get sick you just be strong

 

Howard believed that exaltation consisted of joy and living to your full potential but the socialist said the exaltation consisted of pure humiliation of your nothingness. The socialist refuses 2 see the dignity of humanity and their potential.

 

To cast pearls before swine is a sin because the person values so little their pearls and let’s them be defiled

 

socialist don’t really like people who have an actual love for the poor such as a social worker who really does truly love the poor

 

Self-loathing based in a unhealthy concept of humility leads to unhappiness and a feeling of uncleanness it stops your potential and makes you tired emotionally which leads to being tired physically

 

The self-loathing socialist eventually it’s people who aren’t grateful for their supposedly selfless service they start to see the human race as a fallen people they are jealous when other people are happy. Many socialists develop hatred for the people they serve, the poor.

 

Supposedly selfless people are never happy each human including the people who want to help others deserve a level of dignity. The socialist repeatedly teaches people that they shouldn’t care at all about themselves and that the only important people are other people. the socialist teaches people to lose their identity and forget their souls to not care about being righteous but to only care about nothing at all and to forget about God’s judgement. The socialist teaches that individual identity is an illusion and that your only purpose is to melt into the whole. the socialist teaches only to believe not to reason to merely believe in some ideal but not to use your mind as to how to obtain that. The socialist emphasizes feelings over understanding. The socialist teaches that individuals don’t really matter.

 

The socialist teaches that you should never stand up for yourself

 

The socialist teaches that personal happiness is irrelevant but in reality personal happiness contributes to the happiness of the whole

 

Whereas the socialist teaches that the whole is the only important entity in reality the individual is just as important as the whole

 

people who aren’t honest in their profession are never confident about themselves deep down they’re never sure that what they’ve done in life was worthwhile. Those who betray beauty to try and fit in with the popular masses are never really sure about what they’re doing they’re always looking for an excuse to make what they’re doing sound Noble. the person they want to convince but just can’t get to his themselves.

 

There is more pain in some people not having opportunity to do what they are passionate about than the pain of a herd of people being run over by a truck.

 

Even if you’re reading books out of order your mind will make order of it not reading the one book itself out of order but just reading all Star runner books on many different topics

 

No happy person can be impervious to pain; if a person seems impervious to pain, you know they are not a happy person.

 

To do something halfway is to lie to yourself it is to create a fissure in yourself

 

True self respect can’t be killed. the worst someone could do to someone else’s merely kill their pretence of self-respect

 

You can’t have equal love for excellence and unrefined matter.

 

The quest for self respect is proof that you don’t have it

 

some literary critics praise bad plays just to stand out, just to be proud of the fact that they can sell a piece of garbage

 

The sound perception of an ant does not include lightning in other words people try to make the average everyday life as the heroic life and they ignore the heroes we’re really doing great things and it gets to the point where society can’t comprehend heroes and it whittles them down to socialism they stop expecting greatness. This is also why socialist literary critic will praise garbage writing they’re making everyone seem equal but in reality people’s talent and ability vary greatly.

 

large public weddings are hideous it is a sacrilege of what should be a sacred moment of the climax of two people’s lives it should be solemn not overly decorated and populated. It should be more solemn than party.

 

The socialist believes that the happiness of others is dangerous

 

When a business owner can’t fire whoever he wishes to of his own company he may as well blow up the building

 

There is a stage of worship which makes the worshipper himself an item of reverence

 

The socialist calls crudeness the eloquent language of the common Man and exalts it when he should be reaching for higher things not just calling the mundane or average the highest excellence. The socialist refuses to see humanity as capable of something higher than average refuses to paint high ideals

 

Those who take their work seriously are by that nature, very religious people.

 

Integrity is much more than just not taking people’s money and includes holding the same ideals overtime

 

Convincing people of the glaringly obvious which everyone has chosen to ignore is one of the hardest things to do

 

Architecture is music in stone

 

Seeing something truly beautiful and magnificent can give a person the courage to face a lifetime

 

The worst curse of poverty is lack of privacy

 

Two kinds of greatness are needed for greatness to survive 1 the person who creates great things 2 the person who can see it and says something about it

 

Excellent people don’t always require the presence of others

 

When you are involved in creating something excellent your humble circumstances don’t bother you you don’t even notice it

 

True greatness travels by word of mouth the masses don’t care about it. Those who discover it do so by seeing it first-hand like an underground river it shoots forth from random springs

 

People who aren’t happy don’t build great things

 

The difficult earned Joy that makes you feel like a better person this is a much higher Joy then the placid face value joy

 

Some things are too precious to let commoners, the public, to see, and freely interact with. (Note: temples and the wife of God fit this description; the concept of sacred space vs profane space (private vs public)).

 

When 2 excellent people speak to each other there is no pressure or pretense it is open and free as if they’re speaking to themselves

 

Excellent people usually don’t care whether others like them or not there are very few people they care about how they feel towards them

 

When you hate incompetence you can walk away and do your own work or you can take the darker path of trying to control others whom you despise

 

When you say amen to something, say yes to it, it becomes yours in conjunction with the creator of it.

The soul consists of the ability to say yes or no to things.

 

Once you say yes to something it never changes. You are the same forever. There are little things along the way you don’t understand, but you are you. Build what you wish. The outcome of it all is you.

 

A person’s house is a reflection of their character.

 

Pain is a stimulant also

 

The socialist says that freedom is a nuisance, that everyone would be happier in a highly controlled society, and that those who are selfish should be shot.

 

The socialist believes that compulsory education well in essence will force everyone to make good choices and force them to be happy and that they should be taught these ways whether they like it or not for their own good.

 

The socialist hates art he says that the everyday life is all the art we need and that the majestic paintings the Shakespeare plays that all of this is not needed. This theory Is another way of the socialist of dumbing-down the masses to usurp control

 

Peter’s real love was art. He fizzled out in the profession his mother pushed him into, architecture. He tried to start painting late in his life after being burned out in the other career he chose, but by then he was mediocre, and likely to remain so.

 

The socialist insists on things constantly changing.

 

The socialist leaders don’t find young talent, they pick someone suitable for their purposes and enthrone them as a pawn.

 

The socialist knows fully well the subliminal messages he pushes in the news everyday but no one else knows. The socialist is creating a mega fertilizer which will kill all certain kinds of plants that he doesn’t like.

 

To be able to help people you first have to become someone who can get things done and to be someone who can get things done you have to be someone who loves the work of getting things done not the by-product but doing the work itself.

 

To do what you truly want to do is the hardest thing and the most courageous thing to do

 

You can’t give away your core identity as an individual without becoming a monster a hollow shell who goes around looking for the approval of others who focuses on opinions rather than abilities. You become Your own worst enemy I never trust that what you’re doing is any good because deep down as a human you know that what you’re doing isn’t any good when you’ve given up your core self. When you’ve spent your life pandering to others bending morals according to the cheap barometer of public opinion.

 

Many rise to the top quickly and go down quickly and wonder why they fell the reason is because they never belonged at the top anyway. They were a mere puppet thrown away after their usefulness had passed.

 

a person brainwashed by socialism devalues the self and nothing is sacred to them anymore their own life isn’t sacred to them anymore they’re past their present their future they take it lightly and don’t have any real friends. Gave you everything as matter of fact and their own experience as merely the universal experience of humanity rather than something sacred and special and unique which it really is.

 

People really in love don’t have to constantly speak to each other as if they’re afraid that they’re fragile relationship with Fall apart. They can enjoy silence together or silence apart. They have deep deep respect for the self and for their partner. They trust one another and aren’t suspicious

 

People with a healthy self-respect enjoy physical exercise before breakfast

 

The socialist says be selfless and give to others and what they mean by this is the complete opposite of healthy sharing. They mean that you should give your soul away to whatever makes people happy be good or evil. The socialist view of selflessness is another way of saying sell your soul to accommodate the least common denominator. Everyone sells their soul that what they do every day the hardest thing is to keep your soul, to have true integrity. Some people call it egotest, but those seeking their own long-term happiness are always the nicest people, not just in public but everywhere.

 

The masses of socialists want a love which permits anyting forgives anyting expects nothing

 

Often intellectuals use anger to attempt to cure their boredom.

 

The great man spends his life in and out of court but that endites society not the great man. Side note recall Joseph Smith

 

Socrates Galileo pastor all of these men were Martyrs of society great men the society rejected

 

The socialist wants power and they get this by preaching to others to hate power. The man who shot power in the past used physical control. But the man you can can another mans soul however corrupt will have power much more power over others

 

The great men cannot the ruled and the socialist enthrones mediocrity.

 

happy man are Freeman so the socialist seeks to take away what is dear and important to them to not let them have what they want.

 

Internal corruption is the age old tool to get power

 

A person’s first duty is to himself to his own happiness. side note this is why we keep God’s commandments instead of doing with the masses want because our happiness is more important.

 

Peter regularly came to Ellsworth for Ellsworth to convince him that he was a good boy and and the speeder became Faust and Ellsworth Mephistopheles.

 

The antonym for ego is bromide

 

The imbicil always smiles the first round but is this sign of thought is the touch of God.

 

the socialist creates an environment where phenomenal people cannot exist he creates a vacuum of nothing where in a great man cannot survive

 

Collectivism makes everyone United of one neck suitable for 1 leesh

 

the socialist wants you to give up your soul to a leader or a council to anything he just wants you to give it up he wants to kill the individual to kill mans soul then the rest of his plans for Dominion will follow naturally.

 

the devil tries to get you to obey him in the name of ideals then he unveils himself and shows that there were no ideals in what he was getting you to do but by then your are hooked you follow him regardless

 

Writing has healing power it is a fountain of Life when a thought takes shape in words

 

Organizations made without a purpose are especially dangerous

 

The great business owner pays his employees plenty of money and calls the shots. He is in charge not the employees. He pays them enough to where they don’t want to leave. This is a fair agreement they can choose if they want to work there.

 

a brilliant machine functioning at its best makes immediate decisions and precise commands. A great person can function as a brilliant machine when it comes to his work.

 

The moochers want freedom’s without recognizing the work of creators. if it weren’t for the Creator they would be nothing for them to be free about. The creators are who made the real sacrifices.

 

Socialists condone violent protests

 

when you play the system of corruption to gain power you just become a part of the people who were feeding and other corruption you’re not independently ruling anything

 

Love is exception making

 

To confess pain is not as deep and revealing as to confess Joy

 

Only a free person has the capacity for benevolence

 

Every great new thought and invention is opposed. The inventors are met with hatred but in the long run they win.

 

all of the functions of body and spirit are private they cannot be shared by another one person cannot breathe for another or digest for another or be creative for another.

 

The thing that is created as the property of the creator

 

the Creator is concerned with the conquest of nature the parasite is concerned with the conquest of men the parasite lives second hand and needs others; others become his prime mode but the basic need of the crater is Independence the creative mind cannot work under any form of compulsion it demands total Independence in function and motive

 

The parasite teaches that relationships are important above all things

 

The parasite mindset is to shun Independence

 

To enslave oneself is the most debased action and it should not be done not even in the name of Love. side note remember the Latter-Day prophets he said he would never be a slave for God.

 

if we’re leaving suffering is the most important part of life that makes suffering the most important part of life but creating is actually the highest functional.

 

The Creator is the man who stands alone.

 

People think that masochism is the only substitution for sadism but the trade is really between dependence and Independence.

 

Things that are based on depending on others are evil. the righteous man does not expect anyone to live for him and he does not live for anyone else.

Independence is the gauge of human virtue and value. the only standard of personal dignity is independence.

 

The first right and duty is the ego the self. His moral obligation is do what he wishes provided that it does not rely and others.

 

Robbery exploitation and ruling all involve depending on others they’re not independent.

 

The individual against the collective is another way of saying the Creator versus second-hander.

 

Remember side note it is revealed that God only governs his own creations. In this since he isn’t a ruler over others’ things, which is what Rand rebukes in stating that the ruler isn’t independent. God created his children and the earth they live on and therefore has right to govern them. But in another way each person is their own person and coexists with God, and is thereby is allowed agency to operate in the universe as they will, and may become like the prototype of perfect Independence (Jesus Christ) or to become like the prototype of a fallen being, forever captive, destroying others’ things and never really creating anything of his own.

 

USA was based on the pursuit of happiness the selfish motive and that has resulted in it becoming the greatest most Free Nation

 

The collectivist uses the narrative of altruism in what appears as love but ends up in blood shed . They say that anything is okay if it is done in the name of altruism.

 

The integrity of a man’s creative work is of more importance than any charitable endeavor

 

A man’s only obligation to another man is to respect his freedom and to not take part in a slave society.

 

 

 

 

PART 5: HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATTER-DAY CONSERVATIVE

 

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The True (Religious) History of America by Ken Bowers

 

-in school they don’t teach us about the 4 encounters George Washington had with direct gun fire without getting hurt. Are they trying to brainwash us?

-Moroni appeared at least 3 times to Christopher Columbus

-Moroni is appointed as overseer over America

-Moroni was with Washington in his battles

-Moroni gave Columbus his dreams about America

-Columbus said he had seen in vision the people he would find

-Columbus appointed his translator for dealing with the people he would find to be a former Jewish Rabi who spoke Hebrew who had become a Christian. He knew from inspiration that the Indians would speak something similar to ancient Hebrew. The translator confirmed this to be the case. (*we know from The Book of Mormon that the native American Indians are a remnant of the House of Israel who came here originally from the Holy land many years ago mainly from the tribe of Manasseh).

-French were preparing ships for attacking America but the day before they couldn’t make it

-An Indian told George Washington that he fired his rifle at him 17 times and could not kill him

-one Indian shot at George Washington 15 paces away and he was unhurt

-George Washington had bullet fragments and holes in his coat and hat but no wounds.

 

 

 

Joel Skousen on Hypnotism, Children, Discipline, Mass Shootings, Why Nuclear Shelters, Food Storage, North Korea, Gathering During War, Globalists – 2016

 

https://youtu.be/jOH4cNqIS0k

 

The following notes of the lecture will not convince the reader of the points covered nor does it preview all topics covered. It will encourage the reader to see the entire presentation where reasons for these things are given. These notes I wrote for myself to remember some takeaway messages, but they don’t come close to showing the reasoning behind these like the lecture brilliantly does.

-MASS SHOOTINGS: no human being would gun down children without being drugged or hypnotized. Skousen says he doesn’t know of any mass shooting which doesn’t have the fingerprints of being a government inside job. In the lecture, Skousen gives much evidence for these claims, in addition to similar claims about bombings and other terror attacks including 9/11. These help the gun control narrative advance.
-HYPNOTISM: this requires giving up the will; never do that; this allows the hypnotist and Satan to plant ideas in your head, and to leaving you thinking you had experiences which you thought you had which you didn’t; records and video of US operations (named in the presentation) show the extent they can and do use this for
-DISCIPLINE, CHILDREN, SCHOOLS: there needs to be justice and guilt not just love and acceptance; we don’t discipline our children; Christ does the full range of personality from mercy to fury and knows how to use it; anyone who listens to conscience knows you get more chastisement than praise. public schools you can’t be thrown out for behavior because it’s a right to be there. European schools are better because they are quiet, and a disruptive student can be permanently removed from the school; that’s the main issue with public school, the attitudes and lack of discipline is toxic. False lessons we can fix when they come home, but the attitudes learned there stick to the children very powerfully.
-WHY NUKE SHELTER: 50% of Hiroshima who weren’t even prepared survived, but were very sick; then many died later of terrible cancers; so you need a fallout shelter for the nuclear war. All of the retired CIA higher ups etc. are building underground bunkers in remote locations because they know what’s coming and you don’t. Types of missiles and military strategies in US policy are disguised. Russia US agreements disguised including the 50% display US forces to not appear a threat policy which leaves us sitting ducks. Likely the US government will seek to imprison those who claim the US is responsible for the nuclear fallout out; you need to have set up like the Jews, places to hide people in your home.
-FOOD STORAGE: less than 10% of the active LDS have a 6-month food storage, even less have a year supply. Also have a place to grow food away from the city so neighbors don’t steal it before it gets ripe.
-EMP: an EMP would take down the grid for 6-12 months. An effective one couldn’t be a lone ranger event.
-NORTH KOREA: no sanctions, no military option on the table, no regime change required for North Korea; we give them a pass, unlike Iran. So they’re keeping North Korea there, a living prison the worst place, keeping it there so that an attack on North Korea would be retaliated by them with a major war.
-GATHERING DURING WAR: in the war police won’t come to work and there won’t be jobs so there won’t be a reason to stay in the cities; so people will flee cities. The prophecies say it will be safe among the Mormons, not because they are totally prepared, but because they will knit together faster than other groups and they have an alternate form of government, home teachers per every 5 families, hierarchy, etc. Then with these groups gathering together, we won’t be a minority anymore, there will actually be sizable groups of people who are good.
-GLOBALISM: Obama is a-religious and doesn’t believe any religion; Russia and China are promoting their own versions of the New World Order; a war is needed to push us into global government. Both political parties have for a long time had US Presidents puppeted by the globalists. Same with the Supreme Court, they aren’t really 50% conservative, but have betrayed the conservatives last minute when getting notes from their leaders etc. in many cases, some presented in Skousen’s lecture. Launch on warning explained. Presidential order 60 explained. Seems Russia not ready for a world war at this time, but would be in the early to mid-2020 2025-time frame. Reasons for this in the lecture. We don’t know what type of weapons Russia has since they have a “mining area” underground city we’ve never explored. Russia and China do plan to nuclear strike the US.

 

 

 

 

Joel Skousen & Steven Jones on 9/11 & Conspiracy

 

 

Joel Skousen:

-local government in the USA is not so corrupt, but the higher is.
-he suggests Jack Monnett’s book
-it’s hard for good people to believe in systematic evil
-in the Soviet Union, communism never fell, it just went underground. This is a government coverup.
-people in Utah often have wistful thinking from all of their training on positivity
-Mormons have the Book of Mormon, and hence the greatest heritage in understanding secret combinations, but most of them choose to be blind to it.
-the government doesn’t tax us for the war because they don’t want us to feel the impact; they will endure war to get us into the new world order.
-the public news omits certain things, that is how they lie to you
-there is never a time in history where there has not been conspiracy; go study history and see
-assassins were not lone rouge based, but were covered up conspiracies.
-the biggest reason that people reject conspiracy is because they still want to have status in the world, to be popular, their views to be popular, to have the acknowledgement of the world in your professional life so they don’t blackball you. Hence some of the most educated people will never be wise nor equipt to fight these battles. Blessed are the working class who don’t care too much about their social status to get them not involved. It’s on our shoulders to carry this work on.
-many have lost many of their children because they have sent their children to public schools rationalizing that.
-when we are overweight that can get in our way of survival as well
-listen to your consciousness that is the most crucial thing
-national security is the boon of secret combinations, they say trust us or you’re fired
-they love to hire Mormons on the white side of the CIA, they are naive and trusting in their leadership.
-communists believe in killing the free market
-socialists believe in using the free market to feed the needs of socialism
-Orin Hatch was sold out to pleasing the Bush Admin. he was promised Supreme Court and running for President; that’s how they deal with people who aren’t necessarily evil.
-the lesson people learned from Katrina was to not get in a FEMA, it turns into a prison camp;
-in the new world order they will impose upon us gay rights and international taxes; they know American’s won’t go for this, that is why they are going to have us get into war;
-the war with Iraq etc. they are using to get those areas of the world to hate the USA
-in the east, they don’t hate the USA lifestyle like the script writers of Pres. Bush had him say, they are mad at the USA for getting in their way of their adapting the USA culture.
-the BYU political science experience is very liberal and socialist; it’s because the professors there want to “make it in the world”
-USA will stupidly get involved with the new world order as the USA tricks us into thinking that we need to help the WW3 effort thereby. Then they will have us take an oath of allegiance to the new world order. (*another one of his lectures, he relates this to potentially being the mark of the beast spoken of in the Book of Revelation). You’ll be tagged. Your neighbors will be asked to turn you in.
-at 2:32 he suggests books to read

 

Steven Jones:

-the Church now encourages us to have a 3-month rotating food storage
-Pres. Packer said that not all the persecution will come from outside of the Church, and to not be among those who persecute, and Packer read the secret combination warning scripture from the Book of Mormon, and Packer said the youth will see much trouble in their lives, but much inspiration. This was at a BYU devotional.
-Jones teaches the science behind how 9/11 was not just from planes crashing into the buildings.
-there are over 440 architects and engineers on the project showing how it was explosives
-stj911.org is a site which has their research on Scholars for Truth and Justice about 9/11.
-NIST refuses to release the videos they have about building 7. They investigated certain floors of it only, and the other floors are where the reported inner explosions were.
-the towers had government rooms and a terrorist couldn’t just walk in there to plant bombs it was well guarded.
-the collapse is too rapid unless there are explosives moving materials out of the way.
-the NIST ignores the speed of collapse in their thousands of pages long report
-the year prior some 60 planes went to check out planes out of coarse; no planes were sent to see what was up with the planes coming towards the towers.
-one plane went off coarse about 50 min before crashing to pentagon; there was time for us to intersect but we did not.
-they knew of the plane coming to the pentagon 50 miles out yet none were warned to evacuate
-the government is hiding the videos of the pentagon getting hit
-sulfur in the beams of the building which weakens them
-thermite involved
-iron and aluminum
-iron rich spheres in the dust; these were 10-15 blocks away, so didn’t come from cleanup.
-3000 degrees Fahrenheit couldn’t have happened by office supplies being burned; but thermite reactions give those high temperatures; the gov won’t explain this
-they invested in the destruction in the stocks just before it happened; United and American Airlines.
-9/11 commission report includes this on footnote in pg.499 on how there were allegations of insider trading, it says unusual trading occurring, but says that it wasn’t tied to Alcaide. But the problem is that it was conspiracy from within the USA government like the Book of Mormon teaches in the book of Helaman.
-Pres. Hinckley said the Book of Mormon is as current as the morning news when it comes to politics
-Pres. McKay said that we should study constitutional principles and wake a sleeping nation
-Joseph Smith said we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing all the hidden things in of darkness to light.
-The Church manual which just came out now encourages us to always have at least 3 months of food storage which we rotate through and use daily in addition to having a 1 year food storage.
-North American Union: look them up

Joel Skousen on Inflation War Globalists Conspiracy & Food Storage

 

Nov. 2012

 

-half of computer hackers work for the government. They break down our computers, so we keep needing to buy new ones

-there are many false conspiracies, Joel helps sort them out and has an article on his site on how to sort them out

-the “right wing” news isn’t true right wing; they always push pro-war, and never have anyone debate against them with much of a different opinion than they have.

-Obama was a Marxist, but is now bought out by the globalists.

-to get on the dark side of the FBI and the CIA you have to violate all kinds of morality; you have to cheat your wife and all kinds of immoral behaviors like that.

-many former CIA agents are in prison for they wanted to blow the whistle on the dark side of the CIA.

-people in the CIA think they know there is no dark side, but they aren’t aware of how things operate on levels.

-they have a special ring they wear which designates that they are on the dark side of government (*they only wear it at certain times for what it seems)

-there will be a special medal in heaven for those who saw conspiracy when no one else believed it. They will all know “he is one who saw! And over there was one who did not see when it was right before them!”

-emails about Drake and Doug Hegman are not real conspiracies

-anyone who is former army and keeps getting feeds from his buddies is a scam, for the government is on every phone call ever make at least since 1983

-the collapse of the dollar will not happen; they don’t like to disturb too many people too much of the time or we will find out that they are maneuvering this

-they don’t intend to pay off the national debt; it can’t be done

-it should be illegal to make a contract that you cannot pay for

-for hyperinflation you need much money from the government and a way for the gov to put money into your pocket so you can pay the high prices; most people can’t pay high prices so this won’t happen; it causes stagflation.

-Satan tells people to help him overthrow God then he will void them of punishment; read in Isaiah, it tells how people are waiting in hell for deliverance, then they see Satan come down in chains and ask, “art thou become like one of us?”

-at BYU the political science school is corrupt

-one of the biggest things you can do to train your conscience is the temporal promptings, from there come ninety percent of the promptings

-at BYU now they want no more Hugh Nibley or Cleon Skousen or Truman Madsen, but they want yes men, predictable people is what some higher ups said.

-there is hands off policy with North Korea dispute all they do to us

-launch on warning is the best but Clinton stopped it. This is good because the ones who launch second in a nuclear war are the ones who win

-we have a pact with the Russians showing them that we can be taken over

-don’t send your children into the military for supposed patriotism, it’s a setup

-the globalist wars are to provoke hate against the USA.

-going to war more is falling into their hands; it’s right where the globalists want us

-the best people in the world are who feel something is wrong with the government

-Mormon missionaries now have to leave Russia because the USA has provoked the anger of the Russians.

-in the next war they’ll say it’s the great patriotic war, don’t believe it. They’ll have you swear allegiance to the USA, to the new world government, and swear to how it wasn’t the USA who bombed the world towers. Don’t follow this, but they will hate us who think there are problems with the USA government.

-Mitt Romney is too feisty, wanting war, this gets us in the hands of the globalists.

-there will be an EMP where we lose our electricity

-we will be fat and rich and stupid right up to the day of the economic collapse.

-gold and silver save you from inflation; plan on selling it before the crisis comes

-get his weekly current events for 48$ per year via his website

-baking soda softens the hard-old beans you stored

-get a ton or 2 tons of wheat; it’s cheep

-get tons of the basics not the expensive freeze dried; it’s better than nothing

-JFK set out to stop the black CIA group, and they the USA government killed him.

-Romney won’t believe in conspiracy, this is so he can win President. But if he gets in then tries to dethrone the evil he will find, he will be assassinated like JFK when he tried to do that.

-he doesn’t believe we will ever win back our liberty as a nation; Moroni said if you let the conspirators get power it won’t turn out good, and they have. The USA is unrighteous, and is unworthy of being saved in general; but he always saves a remnant.

-if you become a chronic violator of conscience, you can’t expect any protection.

-God lead the Mormons to the west for it’s safer there than the east USA.

-the issue with the west USA is the Mormons who hate the Mormons who believe in the constitution and conspiracy

-he has a book on strategic relocation

-those of you who want liberty, you must learn how to re-establish the government

-share these things with people who have a sense that something is wrong, they are who will appreciate these things

-since the 1980’s globalists have been trying to get the Russians to strike the USA, but our secret weapons scare them away.

-The USA will give their weapons to others who will use those to nuke the world

-there are no one but ‘yes men’ at the top ranks of the military

-there are no Chinese troops in China; they have enough thugs in the USA if they want to control America.

-Glen Beck when he started to talk about a new world order and at that point was kicked off of Fox News.

-Glen Beck is sincere but wrong in many things, like not believing that 911 was from the USA government, and refusing to believe conspiracy theory; he makes 40 million a month and such would jeopardize such.

-retirement savings with the government that we have the government will likely turn that into government retirement, so just get gold and store it

-Obama is a homosexual, various witness

-Obama is an illegal immigrant, didn’t go to his class, was on international passport while in college

-they can control electronic vote machines; they can fudge 4-5%

-the numbers on who is in the lead are also fudged

-reporters are trained on neutrality, and hence are vulnerable

-Martial Law kills the economy and hence will not happen until the 3rd World War comes

-he thinks WW3 will not come until at least year 2020

-best defense against getting rounded up is to have a place to disappear; watch for when Joel Skousen disappears, then you know it’s begun

-the government says the don’t tread on me people are the future enemy of the USA

-it’s false to think that all would repent if they knew the gospel

-Alex Jones is a flawed person, it makes it hard to believe in conspiracy when you listen to him.

-don’t try to reform public schools, they are of the government, when you try to fix things the lawyers come in and say don’t do that here are the laws

-get out of public schools asap; there are poisonous peer attitudes, forced vaccinations, and bad psychology pushed upon them.

-conspiracy theorists can’t run for public office; if you’re not known as such, then perhaps you can get into office and try to fix emigration law or something

-not even at BYU law school do they like constitutional lawyers.

-Ron Paul hasn’t been sold out

-there will be gun control in the USA, Romney bought into the saying that we don’t need assault rifles. Don’t ever turn in your assault rifles. Have cheap guns to turn into the government when they ask for them.

-shielded wiring protects a home from an EMP, called tre wiring

-a basement and 3000$ you can have a fallout shelter; the cheapest way is shown in his book

-have a strong bedroom door so who breaks in makes noise trying to get to you at night

-conceal your food storage so when the government comes to take it you cannot have it taken, leave for them the things in your pantry.

 

 

 

Joel Skousen on Bush, Obama, Romney, Russia

 

2013

 

-Obama is a-moral he has no morals; the globalists converted him to be a globalist instead of a Marxist by offering to not let the public know about his a-moral life.

-Obama isn’t a Christian, he isn’t a Muslim, he is an atheist. He cares nothing about religion or God. He is a puppet.

-Bush was a skull and crossbones man, and claimed to be a Christian. Skull and crossbones group is a Satanic group.

-the issue with us as Christians is that we are not skeptical enough of wolves in sheep’s clothing.

-read the Naked Communist by Cleon Skousen and the Naked Capitalist by Cleon Skousen

-no one but Satan himself could’ve orchestrated the WW1 and WW2 and the power to the individuals it went to

-Vietnam war was a legitimate war against communism

-our wars today are for globalist purposes; they give the “support our troops” stickers out now to support such, but notice such was not given in the Vietnam war.

-The Chinese have a 30-mile underground bunker network in preparation for a nuclear war.

-The USA is now internationally hated not for its people but for its government.

-the USA in USA is seen as the savior of the world but elsewhere it’s seen as the bully of the world because of these current wars

-the USA won the war with Iraq by buying them out not through millenarianism.

-Romney won by 8 million votes in the 2012 election, 8 million votes were buried we know since they said that many less people voted in 2012 than in 2008 when John McCain was running, and we know there was much more excited for Romney than McCain.

-USA has made themselves vulnerable the Russian to assure Russia that we can be their friends

-read the Naked Communist and the Naked Economist by Cleon Skousen

 

 

 

Marc C. Peterson on Zion, America, & Isaiah

 

-The USA had kept 2 years of food storage, but Clinton sold most of it and Obama sold the rest of it.

-There will be a time after Armageddon in which the gospel will be preached among the eastern countries

-Isaiah says mountains it means nations, he says hills it means small nations.

-Clinton had 70 of his friends died; follow where much death is and there you know secret combinations are.

-People will work for anyone when they don’t have food even evil unions.

-There will come a time when we can’t move except for with the Church

-The Church is buying many plots of 50 miles of land for girl’s camps which could be used for a retreat of the Saints.

-A Priesthood organization under the direction of Jesus Christ will govern the earth eventually. It will be a separate organization than the Church.

-The founding Fathers said we must never have a democracy; such leads to dictatorships for it’s not sustainable; we want a republic.

-the Founding Fathers wanted us to have our guns so that in case our government became oppressive we could have our last chance to overcome it; now the government wants to take our guns; they say it’s about hunting but not so, they don’t want us to have power to stand against them.

-President Benson said he believed Joseph Smith said the members of the Church would save the constitution.

-many today including Church members buy into the socialist lie.

-his wife went to a school meeting where they told them that they would slowly put socialism and homosexuality in the public and college schools.

-The law going out from Zion, the prophets have clarified that such is the Constitution of the USA.

-The persecution will be worse than it was in Missouri said Brigham Young. It then was that they killed our man and children, raped our women, and burned our houses. It will be worse in the last days.

-People say it’s only because we are doing science wrong that the earth is having catastrophes, but it’s from our sin. It’s not global warming it’s global wickedness.

-thousands of scientists have evidence that the earth is cooling not getting hotter, but they can’t get on the news for it doesn’t fit on the political agenda of the politicians.

-since the 1920’s the storms have doubled and since the 1990’s it’s more than that

-given the choice of a cat and a bag of gold people pick the cat for you can eat such

-it says long term food storage, call the welfare department of the Church, they clarify that such means a year.

-hail storms are a very effective way of destroying crops; such are prophecies to come; such would even knock down buildings like missiles.

-the reason Satan doesn’t want missionaries to go out is because they are what happens just before Satan is overthrown.

-there will be another Civil War in the USA then the missionaries are called home then there is to be an international war see Isa. 10 and 13.

-before Japan attacked us we gave them weapons

-we are giving weapons to other nations now

-the missionaries go out, they are called home before the destructions, then after Armageddon a 3.5-year war, they go back out to preach more.

-the USA economy will soon crash, then civil, then international war.

-D&C specifies that Mt. Zion is the New Jerusalem; (The Pearl of Great Price clarifies that New Jerusalem is in America in Missouri).

-With Moses we see the power of one righteous Priesthood holder is greater than a whole nation. Wicked sorcerers imitated the snake, and made a bowl of red water, but they couldn’t imitate the greater plagues Moses brought, and they confessed Moses’ God was the real one.

-China and Russia will invade the USA, there will be attacks on Utah. Where will the Church members hide? We don’t know but the Church is buying much land in many places.

-one reason the Church leaders tell us to get an education is because it will help us rebuild destroyed America. Knowledge is the one thing they can’ take from us.

-the prophecies say that there will be a time when we can see from temple to temple there will be so many. There will be a temple at the center of each city. When the city gets full it doesn’t overpack but moves on to make another city.

-some of the Brethren have suggested that the meeting of Adam-ondi-Ahman will be able to accommodate all the Saints via doing that meeting in several sessions like we do temple dedications.

-he says Gog means evil leader and Magog means people of the evil leader; that there will be such a battle before and after the Millennium, each are a type of each other.

-he says the parable to the ten virgins is about active members of the Church who go on Sundays etc.; each have their lamps and are dressed for the marriage etc. But when we go against what church leaders tell us to go for like Prop. 8, we are getting on the wrong side of the line.

-Adamic language, the old language, the letters had symbolism to them as well as phonetic meaning (*like Hebrew)

-San Pete will probably be one of the places we will go if righteous

-13-month war he thinks will be the one against the USA, the then 3.5 year war to be the one against Jerusalem.

-Joseph Smith said that if the USA doesn’t make right the wrongs they committed against the Saints, they’ll have mobs until they’re sick of it. They haven’t righted those wrongs.

-many who have had visions about the attack say it will be in the harvest time at a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas

-secret combinations are what rob the people by making laws that force us to pay for other peoples’ benefits that they don’t deserve. Also to make lying ok in business. Also it’s to make it okay to fornicate.

-if the government ever tries to take your guns or your freedom of religion, it has lost it’s legitimacy.

-when they start arresting Church leaders, and sending the missionaries home, beware, that’s when the destruction comes.

-many who have seen the destruction in vision say it happens in a matter of days, Isaiah said it happens in a day.

-people say it’ll get better; it won’t. Not until the Lord is ruling on the earth.

Noolander & Chuck Baldwin on Christ, Constitution, Socialism, Voting, Freedom

 

 

-when people say that to be an American isn’t anything but a feeling, they’re wrong.
-religiously we speak in the name of Jesus Christ. Governmentally we speak by the Constitution, which says we are to be Governed by God.
-if it’s not right for me to do something as a person, it’s not right for the Government to do it; the creature can’t become greater than the creator.
-the founding fathers saw democracy as a great evil, which would mean that the masses could live in evil if they were evil; hence they set up rather a republic
-we have the right to do what we should, not merely the right to do whatever.
-put dirty gas in a good car, and the car won’t work. It’s like having bad leaders in the government with the Constitution. Hence our Constitution is only for a moral and religious people.
-what’s being taught and how it’s being taught are the fundamental issues for our society
-the real issue isn’t same sex marriage or posting the commandments, the issue is whether the Declaration of Independence is our moral creed or just an old document, for it answers such questions.
-socialism is evil; it destroys people and nations.
-centralization of power of communism; it’s same sex marriage; it’s abortion, etc.
-the more a nation embraces socialism, the more it will be godless and secular.
-the New Deal was a step toward socialism
-do you sell your liberty for government and socialistic programs? In other words, do you sell what you have for money? “You can buy anything in this world for money.”
-we should not offer social benefits for those who live outside the marriage covenant. We cannot defend such a position on judgement day when we stand before God.
-good wise and honest people don’t vote for the best bad choice, but for correct thing on the Constitution. God himself says we are only to vote for these kinds of people. Do what is right and leave the event in the hand of God.
-once freedom is lost, that man is damned.
-to surrender freedom without a fight is offensive to that God who died to bring us those rights.
-Patrick Henry speech “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech hear. Speaks of war already upon us and how we must take a stand now.
-if people can oppress us politically, they (have the potential to if we are not aware) damn us spiritually

 

 

 

The Constitution by Michael Gaddy

 

 

-healthsharepro.com for a cheap alternative to Obamacare where you don’t have to pay the fees.

-George Washing ton said Patrick Henry was the most Christian of the founding fathers, Christianity is the first thing he left to his posterity in his will.

-montechello.com is a site where we can see which quotes of the founding fathers are actually from them.

-gov. isn’t reason it’s force and is dangerous George Washington said.

-James Madison and Alexander Hamilton tries to get the government for themselves in 1786 with a convention in Annapolis Maryland. Jon J. sent a letter to George Washington said the articles of Confederation don’t work because we don’t have the ability to cooers.

-Patrick Henry fought long and hard to get the bill of Rights

-many of our leaders don’t realize that they are sworn to uphold the law of this land which is the Constitution

-Patrick Henry wanted no direct taxation on the people because the more money the nation has the more it can be corrupt

-Rush Bater Ginsburg is a judge high in USA government who said sex between children and adults should not be illegal.

-The Federal Government should deal with the states not the people.

-Patrick Henry asked why we didn’t say we the states instead of we the people.

-the original says we the people of then it names all 13 colonies, signifying that it’s about the states as the middle man, which is how it should be.

-we don’t want a national government under one head, we want a federated government where the states are our governing bodies.

-since 2012 the president can order a person killed without a trial jury. We are becoming, thus, like Nazi Germany, whom also had socialized medicine like we have with Obamacare and in part with something Bush set up.

-thinking that the government is the Almighty is what leads to destruction.

-we should not want to merely uphold every law the government passes, but to uphold the Constitution.

-the Constitution doesn’t say that Sheriffs are the enforce the law of the state or the fed. They are to support the Constitution of the United States and uphold the peace.

-Sheriffs are to know how to determine the Constitutionality of any act, and should immediately resign from office.

-laws don’t decide for themselves if they are valid; Nazi Germany was a nation of laws, and everything Hitler did was legal.

-Jeremy Loch “The End of Evil” a book; speaks of how people think they need to obey them no matter who wrote them.

-the Republicans and the Democrats are just 2 wings of the same buzzard.

-“When the river run’s backwards, someone is messing with it.”

-it’s crazy that a man with an Arab name was elected for public office shortly after 9/11; they had plans for this guy Obama.

-the worst time of monarchy is an elected one

-Obama is a diversion, not the real issue.

-by Randalf Born “War is the Health of the State” book

-they have every gang in America represented in the military

-local elections are the important ones

-we can sit on a jury and tell the judge what to do; it’s not the judge who tells us what to do; we have the power we just won’t use it because we are comfortable.

-lawyers don’t know the Constitution

 

 

 

The Unknown Republic by Stephen Pratt

 

-libertyandlearning.com is his website

 

-can mail him questions at his home address

Stephen Pratt

HC 74 Box 6410

Cove Fort, UT 84713

-888-322-1414 contact him

 

-2003 Judge Robert Bork updates the book “slouching toward Gomorrah” written by a judge about the USA.

speaks of Lawrence VS Texas on how if the Supreme Court can do that, the Constitution is simply gone!

-the Constitution doesn’t guarantee us rights any more than having a Bible on your table guarantees that we keep the commandments.

-“How Tyranny Came to America” sobran.com has this booklet

-today they call those who believe in the original intent of the Constitution “right wing cooc’s”

-libertyandlearning.com is his website; can contact him via his mailing address on this site

-Diet VS Turner case: Utah Supreme Court says USA Supreme Court has followed social reformers and doesn’t use the original intent of the Constitution anymore. That they are foisting (imposing by fraud) whims upon the American people. They go on to show with 4 pages how the 14th amendment was foisted upon us.

-1972 book “Government by Judiciary: The Transformation of the 14th Amendment” by Rob Burger; legal historian; (the book “Betrayed by the Bench” is another book on the subject published more recently) ; William Rehnquist called it raw tyranny, he is a Supreme Court Justice. He was speaking of Roe VS Wade; now we kill as many people a day via abortion as were killed in the day of 9/11, but you don’t see that on the news, it’s all in a days work so to say. about 50 million people have been killed via abortion in the USA. No other nation ever has done this before.

-read the words of Justice William Rehnquist said this is an improvident and extravagant move of the supreme court.

-Antonin Scalia also speaks of this; how only the courts own say so make the belief in God which the society has unconstitutional.

-the wall builders; go to wallbuilders.com for reading on Jefferson and the First amendment

-Frederick Bastille (French Author); legalized plunder is taking from haves and giving to have-nots.

-Richard Mayberry, “Whatever Happened to Law?”

-Sir William Blackstone; a great jurist and author Founding Fathers referred to

-Law which is contrary to the law of nature are creeds or robbers and isn’t law at all; the law of this land is the Constitution, and laws made contrary to such we can question as to whether they even are law (or at least know those aren’t good laws)

-Clarence Thomas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court says there are only 2 ways to interpret the Constitution, the original intent of the Founding Fathers, or the Supreme Court just makes it up. He says the way we do it today is we just have the Supreme Court make it up.

-Sociological Juris Prudence is how we operate in the USA now, it’s about the people getting whatever they want weather it’s Constitutional or not. It’s from the idea of evolution, and goes hand in hand with SOCIAL DARWINISM, that because we evolved from slime, some humans are more elite than others and can rule the others, and also that because we are evolving, we can have new needs that make the old laws not apply to us, and this is how they rationalize not using the Constitution anymore.

-“Trial by Jury” by Lysander Spooner written in 1852; free at http://www.lysanderspooner.org/tbj.pdf

-J Reuben Clark, “Roman Civil Law”

–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States January–February 1930; he said people are no greater than sand or apes because of evolution, and hence laws should be made by the elite humans to govern the rest of the humans, that their opinions don’t matter.

–Alfred Charles Kinsey is the father of modern sex education; extremely exploiting

(*Wikipedia on him: (/ˈkɪnzi/; June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University,[1]now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), also known as the Kinsey Reports, as well as the Kinsey scale. Kinsey’s research on human sexuality, foundational to the field of sexology, provoked controversy in the 1940s and 1950s. His work has influenced social and cultural values in the United States, as well as internationally.)

-Steven Brayer sides with Clearance Thomas; Obama speaks with them, saying how the Constitution is a living document which we morph to fit the needs of our changing society. This is a way of saying they do whatever they want with it.

-Antonin Scalia helps us to understand that the battle isn’t between conservatives and liberals, it’s between original Constitutionalists and living Constitutionalists.

-Nancy Pelosi raged the healthcare law for all was legal by the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution which is ridiculous.

–The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk; written in 1953 explaining the original meaning the claim to the word “conservative”

-the 20th Century has been the most blood thirsty one in the history of the world because the USA has killed about 50 million people via abortion; this is more than any other nation today, and more than any other nation in the past! Civilizations have been destroyed by God for less!

-the order of the power of the three branches was originally intended to be thus: Legislative>Executive>Judicial. You’ll read in school books that they were created to be equal, but not so. The Federalist Papers number 78 says that the Judicial branch should be the weakest of the three to site one source.

–None Dare Call it Treason – 25 years later; by John Stormer

-Dr. Larry McDonald is good

-Dr. Ron Paul is good

-war mongering is the essence of neo-conservativism

-J. Reuben Clark in 1940 said that the USA has been taken over by an alien and foreign power.

-The President never declares war anymore, he just says we are sending thousands of troops here and there.

-WE HAVE MOVED FROM RULE OF LAW, TO SOCIAL DARWINISM, AND NOW WE HAVE GOVERNMENT BY JUDICIARY!

–Dyett v. Turner — Utah Supreme Court — 1968

In this court case, Utah Supreme Court calls out the federal government as having foisted (deceived) the 14th Amendment upon the USA, etc. They denounce supremacist judges in Washington D.C. ; they push for Constitutional law as opposed to social law.

see http://www.freedomformula.us/articles/dyett-v-turner-utah-supreme-court-1968/

-Amendments imposed by fraud on the US people include the 14th, 17th, 16th, and the 13th was modified by fraud.

-“Betrayed by the Bench” by John Stormer: book about how judge-made-law has transformed the Constitution courts and culture

-Congress has the power to say no to the President

-Violating the Constitution is (or at least it should be) grounds for impeachment.

-The source of the evil power of the Supreme Court today is the ignorance of the people.

–The Supremacists – June 1, 2006

by Phyllis Schlafly ; esp. see Ch. 15 about how to stop Judicial Supremacists;

-The exceptions clause says Congress can make exceptions to the Supreme Court rulings; they don’t use that power enough.

-Republic of Republics would be heaven on earth, whereas socialism is hell on earth.

-in the Maccabean revolt they had enough holy oil to light the Menorah for one day but by God’s hand it stayed lit as a symbol of God’s constant care until they were able to make more holy oil.

-Ezra Taft Benson was pleased with homeschooling of Robert Owens.

-Article 6 Clause 2 and 3 says the Constitution is the supreme law of the land

-June 1952 Department of Army Field manual which says that the USA is a democracy. This is the opposite of what the 1927 version said about democracy being bad. This shows how the country is becoming more socialist, and changing what the original methods were. We are supposed to be a republic!

-“Democracies and Republics” by Robert Welch

-President Bush said he wanted a democracy and rule of law.

–North American Union

-“The Empire of Debt” book

-see Edward Griffin

-Alexander Hamilton said that a national debt would be a blessing so long as it not too big and something which would cement out nation. Ridiculous. Thomas Jefferson had a different opinion.

-The unkept promises of the federal reserve act are many, such as how interest rates would always be low.

– 260billion $ are given as gifts each year by Americans. This is the most charity of any nation, a good thing.

-in the French revolution, pornography was used to pollute the minds of even the people who cannot read.

-“The Lies my Teacher Told Me” by James W. Loewen; about history textbooks.

-Millard Fillmore was a great President for he stayed in the Whitehouse and just minded his own business, no new deals or anything.

-“The Creature from Jekyll Island” about the Fed by Edward Griffin; also treats the United Nations.

Scott Bradley on Constitution, Joseph Smith, Patriot Act, Conspiracy, US Military Entanglements, Degradation of US Founders, Abortion, Humanist Manifestos, NATO, Iraq, Etc.

 

 

Jan. 26 2006

Full Lecture at LatterDayConservative.com. The following are my notes on the lecture, and are shared with permission of Brian Mecham of LatterDayConservative.com

 

From Lectures for download at download section of http://www.latterdayconservative.com
(This is from about 5 lectures of his from above mentioned site, some things from one lecture I may have accidentally put under the sub-category of another lecture here, but the info is all from him.)

see also http://www.ldsliberty.org/author/sbradley/

-book he compiled, “LDS pronouncements regarding socialism communism fascism welfare-stateism and other collectivist forms of Satan’s plan” on what the prophets have said on the matter.

-Ezra Taft Benson said that many waited too long and ended up not fighting with George Washington, and that we need to fight now against the evil, that there has never been a greater time to do so than now.

-the patriot act destroys the Constitution and our sovereignty

-why is the word on government quite for a while it seems? Perhaps the tares are being allowed to grow up with the wheat to not choke out the wheat while it is young and tender.

-Book with Joseph Smith words, called something like Joseph Smiths premier on the principals of government and USA or something

-here is another reason why prophets don’t tell us everything: Mormon 1: 15-17

15 And I, being fifteen years of age and being somewhat of a sober mind, therefore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.

16 And I did endeavor to preach unto this people, but my mouth was shut, and I was forbidden that I should preach unto them; for behold they had willfully rebelled against their God; and the beloved disciples were taken away out of the land, because of their iniquity.

17 But I did remain among them, but I was forbidden to preach unto them, because of the hardness of their hearts; and because of the hardness of their hearts the land was cursed for their sake.

-if next conference they don’t mention adultery being bad, it doesn’t mean it’s okay! So it is with politics!

-One man wrote Elder Neal A. Maxwell about why he doesn’t talk more about liberty or conspiracy or something, he wrote back, “Why don’t you?”

-we don’t understand what God has given us already, how could God possibly give us the sealed portion of The Book of Mormon?

-for the past 25 years he has read The Book of Mormon at least 6 times a year and continues to find new truth in it.

-D&C 84 says we are under indictment for not taking the Book of Mormon seriously.

-the Brethren can’t carry us all on everything we must start moving forward

-President Benson said The Book of Mormon is one of the greatest handbooks on liberty.

-H. Verlan Anderson wrote Many are Called but Few Are Chosen and The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil

-we don’t speak much of these things in big Church meetings because the Lord teaches in parables, and personally one by one on introductory messages via the missionaries.

-the USA military is in over 130 countries around the world

-the USA military is spread very thin

-Dec. 1945 1st Presidency message

-McConkie 1979 Gen. Conf. talk says there is a nuclear war that shall happen, and that we have no promise unless we are faithful

-speaks of a nation who nearly required military service of their woman regardless of marital status or having children.

-he defeated fluoride in his community

-his email is liberty1787@comcast.net to share ideas or to ask for information; address the subject as Constitution party or something like that to get his attention.

-says certain times he is on the radio

-he ran a community homeschool of about 25 children who met 3 times a week in his basement

-we need to fight for liberty for without such we cannot do temple work or family history work etc.

-Helaman 6 shows that conspiracies are generational

-see History of the Church 6:323

-it’s good to join other nations to ours under the rule of the true Constitution, but what people want to do is get a new world order ruled by a socialist government.

-see “False God’s We Worship” 1st Presidency Message where they rebuke us for worshipping stele, and for training a man to kill then calling him a patriot

-if we must go to war, the damage we do is upon the head of the person who started that war, for we are powerless against the government.

-Joseph Smith said that it’s better to throw away your vote on voting for a good candidate that won’t win the election rather than voting for a “lesser of two evils” candidate who could win and then use that weapon we gave him to destroy us. (Comprehensive History of the Church by BH Roberts Vol. 2: 208-209)

Scott Bradley 2011 11 22

-Dec 1945 First Presidency Message against a universal draft (Messages of the First Presidency Vol. 6 or Improvement Era 1945 and 1946) They say that it’s good for children to be in their parents’ home after age 18. They say sending all our children to the military would be bad for they could develop a desire to kill, and be out of the refining area of the world and put them in a hostile environment, and a list of other issues, 17 of them.

-Benson said if our foreign policy is correct we would be safe

-June 1976 Benson talk

-Dec. 14 1945 1st Presidency Message: encouraged letters to be written to the Senate about an issue of war

-John Kennedy spoke at the tabernacle at Provo and said that what the founding fathers said doesn’t apply since we live in different times. (Sept. 26)

-war and debt are what make the many be governed by the few

-St. George Tucker, “View of the Constitution of the United States; suggested by Scott Bradley; Tucker is best Constitution scholar writing shortly after it written.

-see Washington’s farewell address

-President of the USA doesn’t have authority to declare war, that is what the congress does; and you can’t relegate a power which the Constitution enumerates.

-have comers with all, and alliance with none.

-Book of Mormon Moroni was sworn to defend his country not go attack others; we are to be on the defense side.

-via abortion we have killed over 55 million people; those are innocent people we are killing.

-J Reuben Clark 1937

-J Reuben Clark 1930 he plead with us not to get into war

-J Reuben Clark Conf. Report Apr. Conf. 1942 ; speaks of how the wars will take our Dr.’s out of our land so we need learn to care for our own children. Says we need obey the command of our country leaders when they force us to war, and that killing in such wars they will not be held guilty; but no free pass to those who become involved in war crimes;

-there is a difference between war and unconstitutional war.

-God said what comes more or less than the Constitution concerning law cometh of evil see D&C.

-In The Book of Mormon there is a period of time preceding the Coming of Christ where the people have a Constitutional rule, this time parallels ours.

-don’t rewrite the Constitution, just apply the Constitution.

-President Benson said that we should try to expose the secret conspiracies/secret combinations

his lecture on education:

-see 206 time on Prat HG

–Archive Publishing reprints many of the Ezra Taft Benson books. You can reach them at ArchivePublishers.com 754 East 50 North, Heber, Utah 84032; 435-654-0824 (office) and 435-654-4289 (fax).

his lecture on the Constitution on March 23 2006

-Humanist Manifesto’s (1-3) can be found at http://americanhumanist.org; they are how the public-school systems work today, not allowing anything supernatural (religion), encouraging evolution, denying existence of a God, encouraging socialism, speeding of the wealth, government handouts, free education, euthanasia, etc.

-national popular public education will be the most effective tool for spreading atheism the world has ever known Dr. A A Hodge said in 1887 a Princeton Theologian. It’s about who believes the most must give way to who believes the least in the public education system.

-suggests the clear and present danger film

-April 1965 Benson Conference Report; see Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson (Bookcraft) pg. 569-560 he speaks of how some were too late to help with George Washington waiting around for something big; we are in a similar position and need to act now.

His lecture 2013 11 15 with Mark Porter:

-book biography of Lorenzo Snow by Eliza R Snow Ch. 17 July 24 1829 celebration; speaks of patriotism of LDS; Oct. 2008 President Packer commented on such.

-President J Reuben Clark gives the idea that the las just war of the USA was the war of 1812.

-The wars we fight with Iraq and Iran they said it was because they may someday have weapons of mass destruction and that they violate human rights; neither of those reasons have anything to do with the Constitution of the United States.

-The Federalist Papers # 42 as well as the Constitution as well as NW Ordinance of 1787 and 1779 show that the Founding Fathers wanted to end slavery

-Government controlled healthcare is the keystone of a socialist society

-President Obama tried to change the law by FIAT; he isn’t allowed to change the law in any way!

-When Scott Bradley ran for Utah Senator he had people calling him asking him what he was going to give them if they elected him; this is how people are now wanting handouts. He told them he could only help them be free to act for themselves, and that wasn’t enough for them.

-people told him to become Senator by running as a Republican and getting money from others who would support him, then once in office he could do whatever he wanted, to the right things contrary to what he would tell those who would give him the money to run would say. He refused the offer, not wanting to be a liar like those already in office, and said he would rather be good with God than win political power. The good ends don’t justify the evil means!

His lecture on Secret Combinations:

-“As bearers of the priesthood, we have been placed on earth in troubled times. We live in a complex world with currents of conflict everywhere to be found. Political machinations ruin the stability of nations, despots grasp for power, and segments of society seem forever downtrodden, deprived of opportunity, and left with a feeling of failure.” (2008 April General Conference Examples of Righteousness President Thomas S. Monson President of the Church)

-definition of machination from Mariam Webster: “a scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machination)

-by verse count the main topics in The Book of Mormon are Jesus Christ, war, secret combinations.

-The Founding Fathers of America are who coined the term Secret Combinations. They also used the word Priestcrafts, understanding such.

-The Nazi’s didn’t call themselves Nazi’s they called themselves national socialists, and those words slurred together to make the word Nazi.

-Ezra Taft Benson 1965 Conference Report

-Apr 6 Message to the Saints Messages of the First Presidency (see book “Messages of the First Presidency)

-“To Preserve the Nation” book by Scott Bradley

-The Founding Fathers never used the term “Democratic Republicans” exempt in speaking of how such is evil. Who say that the Founding Fathers liked such are either deceived or part of the conspiracy.

-Free Education is a Marxist philosophy

-News Week Magazine Feb. 2009

-President Benson said to do these 3 things, learn of the founding fathers and what they meant, be involved in politics, and educate others on these things.

-Moroni 8 says that the nation is basically gone, but we have to try to help it anyway or we will not be guiltless before God.

-The duty is ours, the result is Gods’. That is what they said much in the days of Joseph Smith.

-Article 6 of the Constitution says that the law IS the Constitution of the US. That is what D&C means when it tells us to uphold the law of our land.

-Suggests listening to Glen Beck, and Mark Lavin, and others.

-Illuminati in 1847 became Communist Union. For the federal investigation of the Illuminati, see the History of Jacobism book

-The Communist Manifesto says in the beginning of it that it is socialist literature. Communism and Socialism are the same thing. It also refers to it as being a secret society and very well spread through the nations.

-The Illuminati and the Communist goals are the same, that we should have no right to personal property, get rid of the current government, and get rid of family.

-J Reuben Clark ran for Utah Senate 2 times but the Saints rejected him

-the United Nations is mostly police states

-when the USA helped Iraq write a Constitution we gave them a soviet style Constitution; nothing of separation of powers and checks and balances; we basically created a tyranny for the people of Iraq

-when we put our military in other nations it makes them want to do the same to us

-NATO and other groups like them are about not having borders, and that is what Marx wanted us to have.

-the humanist manifesto is the thing that is on our public education system now. It’s about building a global community; dissolving America.

-the countries that we are attacking as the USA are the ones which are not in the big banking system like Libya wasn’t involved and Iraq etc. these places wanted to do their own thing, but it could be the USA conspiracy that is trying to get these places in the big banking.

-the purposes of the pre-mortal war were to see weather God would stay enthroned (Lucifer said “give me thine honor” to Elohim), and to see if man would get agency.

-55 years after the shot that was fired which was heard around the world, the restoration of the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ occurred.

-George Washington was chosen to be President on April 6. 14 years later Joseph Smith was born. 14 years later the first vision of Joseph Smith occurred where he saw God The Father and Jesus Christ The Son of God.

-Brigham Young said he believed the Constitution is correct and the best form of government that he could ask for, but he didn’t like “the damned rascals who administer it.”

-It looked like Joseph Smith was going to win as he was running for President, that is probably why he was assassinated.

-see Joseph Smith pamphlet on his political platform

-Idaho Falls temple dedication prayer spoke of the Constitution as majestic etc. see http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/idahofalls/prayer/

-President Benson said that the bearers of the Priesthood will save the Constitution

-President Benson said that to neglect to vote for a good political candidate is a sin

-Joseph Smith’s ideas on crime and punishment are very different from what we do in the USA now.

-see teachings of Ezra Taft Benson pg. 569-560

-Joseph Smith’s solution to the slavery issue was to sell some of the federal lands and use that money to buy the slaves so they are employed rather than slaves; the remaining land would be given to the slaves. Nobody loses.

-Our schools have children re-write the Constitution, making them think that they can write better than the founders; this is ridiculous; we rather should help our chidden understand that there is NOTHING wrong with the Constitution and to uphold it!

-India Russia Europe USA you see all of these with similar secret conspiracies

-Destruction of the USA is now more eminent than it was in the 1860’s with the Civil war for people are trying to get rid of the Constitution so we will have no blueprint with which to fix the nation.

-History of the Church vol. 6 to see Joseph Smith’s views on popular government.

-Joseph Smith said to make popular that which is sound and true and to make unpopular that which is not.

-“The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology” by Ray Kurzweil is a book about how they are trying to use artificial intelligence to connect humans to robots and not require humans to have bodies etc. Very evil. (Download it at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwjX_dbOIwbSOTg1ZDAxM2ItYjQ5OS00MjdjLThlMzMtMzk0NGE3Mjk5ZTEx/edit?sort=name&ddrp=1&layout=list&pli=1&pid=0BwjX_dbOIwbSNzllOWVkZTEtY2Q4OC00ZTYwLWIxNjgtOGQ3ZmE1ZTc1ZmM5&cindex=8)

-“We Are All Socialists Now” Newsweek Magazine 16 February 2009 (Cover Story)

– “The New American Magazine.” President Benson read regularly and gave subscriptions of the magazine to both President Hinckley and President Monson

– Archive Publishers out of Heber City, Utah see them for the publication on the political platform of Joseph Smith. See also (History of the Church, Vol.6, Ch.8, p.197-209; Vol. 5. No. 10. Nauvoo, Illinois, May 15, 1844. Whole No. 94, Times and Seasons, Vol.5, p.528-533)

-John Birch Society. See jbs.org President Benson was a huge advocate, his son Reed worked of them, and his wife Flora was a chapter leader.

-The first comprehensive American dictionary was published in 1828 by Founding Father Noah Webster. In this book he captured the meanings of the words as they were used during the American Founding era. The title of the dictionary is “American Dictionary of the English Language” Noah Webster 1828. Scott Bradley’s book, “To Preserve the Nation,” has a large appendix of words from George Washington’s “Farewell Address” which were defined from this dictionary.

– “It is a paradox that men will gladly devote time every day for many years to learn a science or an art; yet will expect to win a knowledge of the gospel, which comprehends all sciences and arts, through perfunctory glances at books or occasional listening to sermons. The gospel should be studied more intensively than any school or college subject. They who pass opinion on the gospel without having given it intimate and careful study are not lovers of truth, and their opinions are worthless.” (John A. Widtsoe, [1872–1952] of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Evidences and Reconciliations, p.16-17)

-At a breakfast meeting with Elder Dallin Oaks I (Scott Bradley) quoted John Adams as writing to his wife: “The science of government is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take place of, indeed to exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” (Quoted in Adrienne Koch, ed., The American Enlightenment [New York: George Braziller, 1965], pg. 188). Elder Oaks seemed delighted by the sentiment.

– October 1987 general conference talk “Our Divine Constitution” (see Ensign Magazine, November 1987) President Ezra Taft Benson quotes Joseph Smith, saying: “The Prophet Joseph Smith said: ‘t is our duty to concentrate all our influence to make popular that which is sound and good, and unpopular that which is unsound. ‘Tis right, politically, for a man who has influence to use it. … From henceforth I will maintain all the influence I can get’” (History of the Church, 5:286).

Other Notes from Scott Bradley:

– in regard to “celebrities” who endorsed the so-called 1968 Gun Control Act, at least the following endorsed it: Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Tom Laughlin, and Kirk Douglas.

-in regard to comments about so-called “celebrities” who have come out in favor of a convention to change the Constitution, there are many “celebrities” who have endorsed a convention to alter the United States Constitution, including the ones noted here and others such as Sara Palin, Rush Limbaugh, David Barton, and sometimes (he seems to drift in and out) Mike Lee.

-Levin’s book “The Liberty Amendments” is a good example of poorly conceived proposed changes to the United States Constitution. Implementing most of his proposals would fundamentally change the foundation principles of this nation and destroy the way back to proper government. Perhaps we should be grateful he authored the book to show us what is at stake and the depth of misunderstanding of those who wish to change the Constitution.

– the Founding Fathers had under the inspiration of God when the made the Constitution etc. (see D&C 98:4-11; D&C 101:77-80)

-to get old J Reuben Clark talks etc. many talks are available in a multi-volume publication from Brigham Young University Press (available at Amazon Books and some other sources), and many are published in LDS general conference reports.

 

 

 

Intro To Secret Combinations by Ken Bowers

 

Ken Bowers worked with W. Cleon Skousen on many projects for 4.5 years.

This is from the latterdayconservative.com downloads Intro to Secret Combinations http://www.latterdayconservative.com/downloads/

see also another speech giving more insight to many of these subjects where you will also find many wonderful resources for source study of the topic: Two Churches Only by Christian Markham post and website and book etc. at https://richardsonstudies.wordpress.com/category/two-churches-only-a-presentation-by-christan-markham-from-latter-day-conservative/

-The Fabian Society in Sussex England has as their logo a wolf in sheep’s clothing;

-Michael Merit; Rothchild descendant who is LDS and left that family way. he was offered 100 million dollars to quit his LDS mission and quit the LDS church and go work for his grandfather in the Rothchild business. Today he has 60 billion dollars built up available for him if he leaves the Church that his grandfather has offered him that sits there in a bank hoping that he would accept it.

-W Cleon Skousen read Ken Bower’s book and said it’s the best research he has seen done on the subject, that Ken is one of the few people in the world who really understand how this world is run.

-Mayer Anshel Rothchild is the person who founded the illuminati.

-Satan is the only one leader of all the world secret combinations.

-They have a god; their god is Lucifer.

-President Ezra Taft Benson said the string that the constitution is hanging by is our vote; so we need to vote and that correctly.

-Whatever the government funds the government controls!

-never again vote for government subsidies, or a candidate who wants such

-at God’s judgement bar we will have to give an account of what we have done with his precious constitution

-voting for two evils is still voting for evil!

-the Constitution party in Utah is a small 3rd party who wants to get the constitution back to the way it was originally

-pressure our congressmen to do what we want.

-when the government subsidizes something, the recipient becomes the slave of the government.

-desert republican and democratic political parties in mass.

-the book “Memoirs of David Rockefeller” page 405 has him saying that he is trying to take over the world, but that those who proclaim such are radicals.

-the book by Carol Quigley “Tragedy and Hope”; his book speaks of how Rockefellers and Rothchild’s families have banks throughout Europe to control their finances etc. It’s history of the west.

-The hierarchy of the church of the devil is like this: the Rockefellers and the Rothchild’s families are the ones which are at the top. There are 5 other families which help settle disputes when those families fight. Those are the top 7 governing families. There is a council of 13 under them. Those 13 are presided over by a group of 3. Then under those is a group of 33, whom are the highest 33 Masons there are. Under them are many other secret groups like the Round Table.

-The Free Mason group started out good, and in most places,  it still is. But its things done in secret, and Lucifer has a way of getting his hands into such. Joseph Smith and George Washington were Free Masons, this is before 1870 when the group became infiltrated by the illuminati. The illuminate worship Lucifer. They believe there are 2 gods, one is Lucifer and they say he is the good one. The other is Adonai, the God of the old testament scriptures rendered in Hebrew. There was European Free Masons, and American Free Masons. European Free Masons got corrupt, then in 1870 when they joined with each other they had a compact with the most high levels wherein you have to promise to worship Lucifer. Today this is administered only in Rome and Berlin and Washington D.C. Most the Free Masons are good people, almost none of them know of these things.

-Much more evidence of this in the authors book and sources referenced

-The history of how America came to be is changed by the current people who have us with their text books; they take out the element of how God helped this country to be born and preserved. George Washington was subject to direct gunfire 3 times without getting any harm. There are many other examples of this. These are taken out of the textbooks. (*They are just as well recorded history as anything, it’s just the atheist agendas of those who rule the education system.)

-The reason that there is much evolution and much socialism and much anti-bible stuff taught at the more prestigious schools is because the professors agree that they will teach those certain doctrines when they are hired. There are people higher up who are pumping those institutions with their political agenda, and the professors who are hired to work there are under contract to teach those things.

-The radicals are the ones who are doing the big bad evil things. Don’t call the people who tell you about it radicals. They, rather, are the patriots.

 

 

 

 

Satanic Ritual Abuse by Ken Bowers

 

-James E Faust talk against Satan and all his devils. He says be careful with the devil, but that Brigham Young said that it’s important to study evil (*to know what we are up against etc.)

-There was a Satanic group in which you were required to get on Prozac to be a member.

-The Glen Page document is of 800 Mormons who were in Satan rituals to abuse children

-they brainwash them with drugs

-there have been several children burnings in several countries

-these terrible things happened in the Book of Mormon as well.

-federal reserve and council on foreign relations and a religious branch are 3 branches of the Satanic Ritual abuse. The name of the religion of the elites is Luciferianism, in whom they believe and worship. It requires human sacrifice, they do so, it’s usually children. This is satanic, know that whenever we see human sacrifice. When the old testament says they made their children pass through the fire this is what it’s talking about.

-there are members and leaders in the LDS Church who practice SRA. We don’t know if any General Authorities do, but recall they are able to turn against the Church and become devilish. Christ had his Judas. Joseph Smith and John C Bennet, William Higbee brothers, and others who at one time thought he was a great prophet then turned and sought his blood.

-Petrona Blavatsky founded the New Age group, Wickery, the new kind of witch craft. She was funded by the Free Masons, and is Luciferian.

-Doug Millar was LDS is excommunicated, he believed the General Authorities did SRA as a policy. a bad guy.

-of this magic also, they believe in the 3rd eye etc. This is evil.

-there are people who have flashbacks of their childhood of dark rooms, people in robes, knives and blood, children being sacrificed on alters.

-Dr. Tru Ott is an excommunicated member of the Church, he made reports of top General Authorities doing SRA, that there is an alter for sacrificing children under the SLC temple. This is ridiculous. He is a liar. The holder of the master key of the temple that lets him in to the Holy of Holies etc. reports that there are 4 levels under the temple, and the bottom one is filled with family history things, not alters.

-children who are victims of SRA get split personalities, one is the front normal one; another is a Manchurian candidate personality, where they’re told to do something, then once they do they snap out of it, even like a murder. The third personality is the one that has a vivid recall of what happened, such is pushed back, and they try to forget that personality exists.

-The Children who see the SRA, the killing of the child on the alter, evil men say that the person with the knife doing the sacrifice is Gordon B Hinckley, or Thomas Monson, or Boyd K Packer, to get the child to believe such, and this is to denigrate and possibly destroy the LDS Church. They will believe it so strongly and fight to the last breath saying they saw them do that. It takes much recovery to overcome such.

-even though the truth can be ugly, it’s always empowering to make correct decisions to allow us to save ourselves from the evil of today.

-one therapist tapped into a subconscious of one who did evil, he found an evil spirit inside the person, a report was made on such, Ken Bowers took notes, and recalled: the therapist asked him why he does these evil things, the spirit said it’s because he must. The spirit was asked if there was someone above him making him do this; the spirit said if there was someone making him do it, it would be below him not above him.

-tell what’s doctrine of men and what’s originating in Satan by those of men go on tangents, but those of the devil are totally 180 degrees from the truth. They say Lucifer is the Son of God and that Jesus is the imposter, which is totally the opposite of the truth.

-in Jesus Christ’s Church, we have people who have authority over us unto Jesus himself; in Lucifer’s Church it’s the opposite, their authority is under them until the very bottom, Lucifer.

-99.9% of Free Masons are good people who do good, no question about that; but they aren’t the ones in control of Free Masonry.

-at the very top of Free Masonry and Satanism and Witchcraft are Luciferianisms. The intake for witches is the same as that of top levels of Free Masonry, word for word.

-Joseph Smith said Free Masonry is the apostate temple worship copying.

-Joseph Smith, George Washington, first 5 Presidents of LDS Church were Free Masons in the 1840 era; this is because that was the time before the Free Masons went bad up top.

-May 1 1776 Illuminati were formed, Adam Weishaupt the founder was a Luciferian. They had a rite called The Palladian Rite which introduced it’s members into the worship of Lucifer. They saw Free Masonry how it was secretive and wanted to get into it. In 1784 they got on to Free Masonry, introducing the Palladian Rite only at the top levels of Free Masonry. There were 2 centers of Free Masonry in those days, European and American Free Masonry; George Washington said the Illuminati got into the European Free Masonry, but the American Free Masonry they didn’t have that influence. So they didn’t have the Luciferianism in it. Hence JS and GW etc. could be in and not detect the devil in it for he wasn’t. But in 1870 European Free Mason united with American Free Mason. Josepi Mozini and another man did this. They made it all under one head, and introduced the Palladian rite to the new big union.

-Berlin, Rome, and Washington D.C. are the only places which administer the Palladian Rite today. The head of Free Masonry locally won’t know anything about this.

-the 33rd degree is divided into two in Free Masonry; this small part is who is introduced into the Luciferianism, and they lead the organization and set the agenda.

-they hide behind the good works of the lay men to look like a good organization, but since it’s lead by evil men, it’s an evil organization.

-what’s the evil Free Masonry does? Influencing politics; the advisors, the power behind the throne.

-not even the 32nd degree of Free Masons knows about the evil in the organization.

-the Free Masons try to get the One World Order, the New World Order.

-33rd degree Masons are interviewed if they are Christians and weather they would spit on the cross. If they say they are not Christians and would spit on the cross, they are told that they are going up higher in the organization, those who are Christian and who won’t spit on the cross don’t get to move up higher. Those who hate Christianity are the governing powers of Free Masonry.

-Free Masons are good people, but they don’t understand the organization they work with.

-we read in history books that Christians accused others of being witches and burning them; the truth is that the witches were accusing the Christians of being witches and having them burned so they could take their property.

– the truth was that the Pod Family who came over on the May Flower were Witches. More witches came. They were lazy, and the Christians would work hard, and they took their riches by pretending to work hard and getting into political power. They would become Sheriffs etc. The accusers in the Salem witch trials were all teen-age girls, and were children of witches, and they were told that when they brought someone before then, to accuse them of being witches. 18 women and 2 men were killed for being accused of being witch. These young women accusers would fall on the ground and bark like dogs, and howl at the moon etc., saying that the witches had put bad spirits into them.

-once the Christians were killed for being accused of being witches, and the witch Sheriffs etc. would make sure that the auction of the property of the killed person would fall into the hands of the witches.

-those killed from being accused of being witches were people who had no posterity to inherit their property, old widows, etc., these were people from whom they could get the property.

-Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike, the book the Free Masons give the 32nd degree Masons as instruction. see pg. 321 for where it praises Lucifer. pg. 566 it says demons told Adam not to eat the fruit and that Lucifer made Adam. It says an angel of light, Satan, induced him to transgress, but that the demons made Eve who messed things up even more. It says that Lucifer created and governs the visible world.

-Ken Bowers has 20 lectures he gives, he says contact him and he will come present them to you in your home or to your group etc.

Sharon Williams:

-at 3-9 victim of SRA; at late 30’s memory of such came, plaguing her through the night.

-she had multiple personalities, believing one thing one day and another; her answers were the answers they programmed in her to answer; she was driven with terror to obey those who programmed her.

-you can look up online the effects of SRA and thus be able to notice this in victims.

-she has a book on her life story and healing

-SRA is much more common than we believe

-if the SRA people can’t split the personality of their child victims they will often slay them

Cristi Greenouch:

-she was held under the water in a barrel by her ankles until she was about to drown, and they said to her “see, Jesus didn’t save you, we did.” She was about 9.

-she saw that as a child, her spirit checked out of her body while they did these abuses to her. She saw Jesus holding her spirit while the evil men hurt her body as she recalled these times, and she asked Jesus why he would allow this to happen. His response to her with tears in his eyes was that he allows this to happen because of the agency of man, but that he never left her during the hard times.

Judy Byington (Therapist) (author of book “22 Faces” about recovering from SRA abuse):

-the SRA investigators report that there are 8 SRA groups in Utah

-book by Jenny Hill called 22 Faces reporting the SRA abuse to her and how it caused her to have so many different personalities. Dr. Greenbomb is the name of the man who programmed her.

-30 years after the SRA human programmers came is when the people began to have a fear among them they called “The Satan Scare”.

-the human programmers have ways they access the mind of the human and control them by calling out the names of certain alters and so forth.

-http://childabuserecovery.com is the website to support stopping SRA and other government mind control

-Ivory Garden is a network of about 3,000 survivors of SRA

-Rabbit Hole: A Satanic Ritual Abuse Survivor’s Story (Paperback) by David Shurter

Chris Anderson:

-speaks of a Catholic monastery with catacombs beneath it where the women (including herself) were raped

-she felt blood being pulled out of her soul while standing there, and called upon God for help.

-it takes 30 min. for an SRA person to split a personality. There is a ritual to it. The SRA person knows how to do it. The SRA person can grab them, do this to them for 30 min, then put them back on time to catch the bus for school. The child may not know what went on but not feel right. Then they may grow up with all kinds of compulsions and anxieties etc.

-when a child says they don’t feel good about a certain leader or Dr. etc., trust them and don’t make then see that person.

-the Satanists are willing to die for what they believe

 

Brandon Scott:

 

-Bayer family changed their name to Rothchild’s. From them comes the funding for SRA and Illuminati. They say the power in their order lies in its concealment. They take existing organizations and infiltrate them from the top down.

-Albert Pike is one of the main people involved. He also is the only General with a statue in Washington D.C.

-Webster’s 1828 dictionary says the root word of combination is conspiracy

-John Robison book “Proofs of a Conspiracy” written in 1798

-“Operation Paperclip” is about CIA conspiracies

-Darin Brown, “The Experiments of An Assassin”; find on google etc., about 47 min research. Shows that SRA and torture and fear of drowning etc. can engage mind control on people.

-The Eagles, album Hotel California is laid out in Luciferian language. The Hotel California is the Church of Satan.

-Look up Allister Crowley

-Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to heaven” it was written by Allister Crowley in his mansion, then when the Zeppelin band reported writing the song, they said they just picked up the pen and the song wrote itself.

-J Reuben Clark and David O McKay said they were living in the biggest era of propaganda that the world had ever seen.

-J Edgar Hoover said that in America the people will be faced with a conspiracy so large they will even question that it exists. This goes back to the 1400’s and is a family blood line. It involves incest and rape.

-Glen Pace report on SRA. He was asked to do research on this by President Ezra Taft Benson. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pace_memorandum; see also see http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no80.htm

-Rabbit Hole: A Satanic Ritual Abuse Survivor’s Story (Paperback) by David Shurter

-“Operation Paperclip” about SRA, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

-“Allister Crowley” is a major SRA founder; search him; for example see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleister_Crowley

-The Quintus Tribe: claims to be the ascendants of Cain; Flavious Josephus historian writes about this

 

 

 Vaccines by Jack Stockwell

 

 

-we need calcium in its raw form not in milk, but in plants or from something that ate a plant.

-health food stores have nothing to offer, they make you be vitamin deficient

-he never gave his sons a vaccine, never a shot in his life, for 17 years he remembers only 3 days when he was sick. He is also quite all, taller than his dad, and a basketball player.

-this man is 65 but doesn’t look it

-the FDA buys out the things that work in the health food stores because they don’t want you to be exempt from needing to take their drugs.

-vitamin f isn’t in health food stores because it works; it’s only to be found in a Dr.’s office

-vaccines do the opposite of what needs to happen with our bodies

-there is no long-term research proving that vaccines work

-many of those Dr’s who push the vaccines have stock invested in them, owning patents on them.

-get raw whole milk; it’s sold at a place called Real Foods in Orem, St. George, and a few other places.

-eat fatty deep-sea fish

-email him at jackstockwell.com

-free audio from Jack at http://www.jackstockwell.com/download-free-health-mp3-s/

-mercury is in the vaccines very bad

-acid issues are from not having enough acid

-babies don’t develop anti-bodies until 12 months old (hence they don’t need vaccinations). An epidemiologist said they get moms to bring in babies to train them to bring them in for vaccines.

-they won’t do long term studies on vaccines for they have so much money invested in them.

-vaccines is a way they want to help the “overpopulation problem” in the world Bill Gates says.

-you must take thyroxin if you have no thyroid

-anti oxidants are an utter and total scam (not sure what he means by this)

 

Latter-day Conservative: Two Churches Only by Christian Markham – Highlights

 

[Note: I read his book, “Two Churches Only”. It is very good. However I didn’t like the second half of volume 2 at all which is apostate.]

 

For a vast resource of media materials free on his website see http://twochurchesonly.com/index.php?page=multimedia

 

 

-The job of the prophets is not to tell us everything, nor are they better than us. They merely have a more weighty calling in the church, more responsibility to teach us the gospel. They give us the tools, and we are responsible for finding truth from the tools they give us. We are responsible for working out our own salvation, and standing up against secret combinations. The Doctrine and Covenants says that when we see secret combinations arise, we are commanded to then stand up to fight against the rising of these things lest our society fall!

-The Book of Mormon has many examples of how secret combinations, secret societies have carried on throughout history and have been used, infiltrating societies, and how the devil is the founder of such.

-They Egyptians had 2 sets of eyes when the one was open the other was to be shut. This means they were to live double lives, to appear nice to their loved ones and friends then to be their real selves when they did their works in darkness. There was esoteric and exoteric, exoteric is the evil we see in the world, and esoteric is the underground/secret evil in the world that is kept secret.

-The Greek philosophers many were Luciferians, such is how we have the western culture entirely.

-The Greek mythology, those Gods were not worshiped by them, but they were symbols which they understood. They laugh at us when we think we know what those mean, they are the ones who have the keys about what those things mean.

-Prometheus in Prometheus Bound for the Greeks meant Prometheus was Lucifer, one who took something from heaven and gave it to the humans, and that they God’s punished him for doing that, thinking that the humans are unworthy. They think Lucifer is a misread character who we should worship follow and sympathize over. So they thought that they had secrets to keep amongst themselves and that they had the right to rule the people being superior to the rest of the people that are not a part of the group they belong to. They kill those who reveal their secrets. They know magic and have always been interested in such.

-Hidden groups are not like the mafia we know of them; the hidden groups are sworn to secrecy as we see Cain was in the bible. The first to reveal the secret combination in the bible was put to death. President Benson said that hidden groups are gaining power. These are not those who we know of, but deeper conspiring people who do their works in the dark, and “prove the destruction of an entire people.”

-The secret combination groups want to kill all the people so there is less population and they can have children at their leisure without overpopulating the earth they say.

-Aladdin: another film couched in nice things which slowly softly indoctrinates with socialism views.

-The Lion King: It’s about socialism, how the lower class is forced into government by the higher class, and the bad lion represents Jesus Christ, who is trying to liberate the people; the funky magical monkey represents the initiate of the mystery schools, who inspires the son of the old lion king to take the throne that is ‘rightfully’ his.

-*President Barak Obama making a ‘joke’ on where he was born played a clip from the Lion King film in which he holds up new baby lion prince, which we know symbolizes the anti-Christ!

-Need these things for Satan to rule: (and Hugh Nibley agrees, for such is learned in antiquities and the Kingdom of the Devil has been around from the beginning):

-Star Trek has much luciferianism and communism portrayed in it.

-The Secret Combinations people teach us their doctrine subtly by portraying it packaged in good things, like Disney movies.

-Can download other books from his website as well.

-The True Church is not a pyramid in its government, even the prophet Thomas S. Monson has to go to his bishop for his temple recommend. The members are all of the same worth in God’s eyes. Only Jesus Christ would be considered above any member of the Church.

-The Devil’s Church is a secret pyramid hierarchy.

-There are current mystery schools, like a Harry Potter school; it’s the .001% of those of the Church of the Devil that go to such, Lucifer and his cohorts are in attendance in such meetings.

-They believe all good things are from Lucifer, whom is the giver of light and good in this world, and is tragically misunderstood by humans, namely Christians. They believe he will be their Savior. He makes people think that free agency leads to doom and that they must surrender their self-control, that they are too stupid to make it on their own, like not using drugs etc.

-They use Satanists as pawns, and think such are stupid. The Luciferians are very well organized.

-They believe Jesus Christ’s gospel is a bastardized corrupted version of the mysteries. That he was in intro-level incite in the mysteries who went apostate and taught that he is God.

-They believe in re-incarnation for it’s the only form of eternal justice that doesn’t require a Savior! They use it to justify elitism and oppression, and especially with Hitler’s case, eugenics. They think that they have been reincarnated 1000 times and that they are now at the top and that if they do well they will become Gods. They think that slaughtering people i.e. all those Jews is just helping them progress in their re-incarnation; they think those they slaughter will thank them in eternity.

-The way Lucifer works with his church is intellectualism.

-The Masons are nice on the outside, and on the deeper levels, it is a way of getting people into the mystery schools, where they learn how to do Luciferian science and magic, and are part of an extremely secret combination.

-A letter from the Masons which was not for the general public but slipped into such on accident revealed that the society was nice on the outside, but that on the inner levels it is for the purpose of getting people to an elite society where they are combined throughout the world to their political purposes and to subjecting the human race to their control.

-His friend was a man who worked on large machinery, and was called to a small town in Texas to fix a massive scanner; it was at a Mason Lodge, it looked so small he didn’t even know how it would fit the scanner; he went in and a disconcerted lady who seemed frustrated that he was there lead him down many long hallways and down many floors in an elevator to get to the room where the scanner was. He fixed it then not knowing how to find his way out for only that lady was there and she had gone away somewhere, he wandered around to find his way out. He saw that the floor had carpet, the walls were lined with marble, and in some areas deeper in even the ceilings were lined with marble. He came to a large wooden door and it opened right up. Inside it was like a football stadium large, a room which would hold 30,000 people, a massive conference room; when he went in he felt something come over him, then in his mind he heard a shout, YOU SHOULD NOT BE HERE! GET OUT NOW! He quickly left and eventually found his way out of the building.

-in the mystery schools, which are hidden schools, Harry Potter Hogwarts schools are a fantasy version of such, they teach godly sciences, which Lucifer knows, for he has no veil of forgetfulness, he remembers all of these, he leads them on by intellectualism, he is present at such meetings at times. This is the same group which taught some of these as in times of Egypt to levitate, live under water, endure torture without experiencing pain, etc.

-One of the methods of the Luciferians is that they lie massive lies so big that the people will think they no one would lie that big so there must be some truth to what they are saying. Even if their lie can be proved wrong right away, still people think there must have been some truth to it because someone said it and people think that people may tell little lies but never big ones.

-*The massive lie idea we see in Obama saying that he has helped the national debt issue. read posts on Dinesh D’Souza and see the links to his speeches and documents for more information on such.

-Homosexuality, like the groves of old, are the way that people in this secret society bond to each other; they may even prefer heterosexual intercourse but they do homosexuality as a part of their way they bond to each other. So Sodom and Gomorrah was not just a bunch of homosexuals running around, it was a bunch of Luciferians!

-looking at history, any practice which has followed the Luciferian practices and had such become legal in their land has soon been destroyed. This is what is happening to America.

 

 

 

 

 

PART 6: INDEPENDENT LIVING

 

 

“Establish a house of order.”

 

 

 

 

Independence – Words of the Prophets

 

 

 

-“First Presidency that explained the principles upon which the Church’s welfare efforts were based. Included were these familiar words: “Our primary purpose was to set up, insofar as it might be possible, a system under which the curse of idleness would be done away with, the evils of a dole abolished, and independence, industry, thrift and self-respect be once more established amongst our people. The aim of the Church is to help the people to help themselves. Work is to be re-enthroned as the ruling principle of the lives of our Church membership.” (In Conference Report, Oct. 1936, p. 3.) (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare” by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“Today, many have forgotten the value of work. Some falsely believe that the highest goal in life is to achieve a condition in which one no longer needs to work.” (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“Let us hearken to the counsel given by President Stephen L Richards in 1939: “We have always dignified work and reproved idleness. Our books, our sermons, our leaders, including particularly our present President, have glorified industry. The busy hive of the honeybee Deseret—has been our emblem. Work with faith is a cardinal point of our theological doctrine, and our future state—our heaven—is envisioned in terms of eternal progression through constant labor.” (In Conference Report, Oct. 1939, p. 65.) (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“Self-reliance is a product of our work and under-girds all other welfare practices. It is an essential element in our spiritual as well as our temporal well-being. Regarding this principle, President Marion G. Romney has said: “Let us work for what we need. Let us be self-reliant and independent. Salvation can be obtained on no other principle. Salvation is an individual matter, and we must work out our own salvation in temporal as well as in spiritual things.” (In Welfare Services Meeting Report, 2 Oct. 1976, p. 13.) (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“President Spencer W. Kimball further taught concerning self-reliance: “The responsibility for each person’s social, emotional, spiritual, physical, or economic well-being rests first upon himself, second upon his family, and third upon the Church if he is a faithful member thereof.

“No true Latter-day Saint, while physically or emotionally able, will voluntarily shift the burden of his own or his family’s well-being to someone else.” (Ensign, Nov. 1977, p. 77.) (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“Perhaps no counsel has been repeated more often than how to manage wisely our income. Consumer debt in some nations of the world is at staggering levels. Too many in the Church have failed to avoid unnecessary debt. They have little, if any, financial reserve. The solution is to budget, to live within our means, and to save some for the future.” (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“President J. Reuben Clark, Jr.:

“It is the rule of our financial and economic life in all the world that interest is to be paid on borrowed money. May I say something about interest?

“Interest never sleeps nor sickens nor dies; it never goes to the hospital; it works on Sundays and holidays; it never takes a vacation; it never visits nor travels; it takes no pleasure; it is never laid off work nor discharged from employment; it never works on reduced hours. … Once in debt, interest is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it; it yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you.” (In Conference Report, Apr. 1938, p. 103.)” (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“I remember as a young bishop receiving a telephone call from the hospital late one night wherein I was informed that a widow in my ward had passed away. I went to the hospital and there obtained the key to her apartment. A note had been left that this was the procedure I was to follow. As I entered her humble basement apartment, I turned on the light and went to the little table which was in the small living room. There on the table were two Alka Seltzer bottles with a note beneath them. The bottles were filled with quarters. This sweet little widow, Kathleen McKee, with no relatives surviving her, had written this note: “Bishop, here is my fast offering. I am square with the Lord.”” (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“Recent surveys of Church members have shown a serious erosion in the number of families who have a years supply of life’s necessities. Most members plan to do it. Too few have begun. We must sense again the spirit of the persistent instruction given by Elder Harold B. Lee as he spoke to the members in 1943: “Again there came counsel in 1942. … ‘We renew our counsel, said the leaders of the Church, and repeat our instruction: Let every Latter-day Saint that has land, produce some valuable essential foodstuff thereon and then preserve it.’ … Let me ask you leaders who are here today: In 1937 did you store in your own basements and in your own private storehouses and granaries sufficient for a year’s supply? You city dwellers, did you in 1942 heed what was said from this stand?” (In Conference Report, April 1943, p. 127.)” (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“President Ezra Taft Benson, wherein he has given specific suggestions for putting these teachings into action:

“From the standpoint of food production, storage, handling, and the Lord’s counsel, wheat should have high priority. … Water, of course, is essential. Other basics could include honey or sugar, legumes, milk products or substitutes, and salt or its equivalent. The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah.” (Ensign, Nov. 1980, p. 33.)” (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“the best storehouse system that the Church could devise would be for every family to store a year’s supply of needed food, clothing, and, where possible, the other necessities of life.” (*store more than just food) (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-” It is our sacred duty to care for our families, including our extended families. Often we see what might be called parent neglect. Too frequently, the emotional, social, and, in some instances, even the material essentials are not provided by children for their aged parents. This is displeasing to the Lord. It is difficult to understand how one mother can take care of seven children more easily than seven children can take care of one mother.” (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

– ““The prime responsibility for supporting an aged parent rests upon [the] family, not upon society. … The family which refuses to keep its own is not meeting its duty.” (In Conference Report, April 1938, p. 107.)” (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“President Stephen L Richards gave an inspired appeal as he rallied members with these sentiments: “How can sons and daughters who owe everything they have—their education, their ideals of life, their capacity to acquire independent living and their characters—to parents who have worked, sacrificed, prayed, wept, and striven for them to the exhaustion of their bodies and their energies be parties to a scheme which would make their fathers and mothers the objects of charity and cast the burden of their support on the community and stigmatize them with the loss of independence and self-respect. …

“I think my food would choke me if I knew that while I could procure bread my aged father or mother or near kin were on public relief.” (In Conference Report, Oct. 1944, p. 138.) (First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“I wish to stress is the proper use of Church resources. The Lord’s storehouse includes the time, talents, skills, compassion, consecrated material, and financial means of faithful Church members. These resources are available to the bishop in assisting those in need. Our bishops have the responsibility to learn how to use these resources properly.

May I suggest five basic guidelines: First, bishops are to seek out the poor as the Lord has commanded and administer to their needs. Do not suppose that someone else will do it. It is a bishop’s priesthood duty. He may call on members to assist, but he is responsible.

Second, bishops should thoroughly analyze the circumstances surrounding each need for welfare assistance. He wisely calls on his Relief Society president to assist in the evaluation. He exercises discernment, sound judgment, balance, and compassion. Church resources represent a sacred trust which becomes even more sacred as the bishop properly applies these resources in blessing the lives of others.

Third, those receiving welfare assistance should work to the extent of their abilities for that which is received. There are many creative ways leaders can provide work opportunities. With help from their welfare services committees, bishops will want to provide that work which will enhance the recipient’s efforts to become self-reliant.

Fourth, the assistance given by the bishop is temporary and partial. Remember, Church assistance is designed to help people help themselves. The rehabilitation of members is the responsibility of the individual and the family, aided by the priesthood quorum and Relief Society. We are attempting to develop independence, not dependence. The bishop seeks to build integrity, self-respect, dignity, and soundness of character in each person assisted, leading to complete self-sufficiency.

Fifth, we assist with basic life-sustaining goods and services, not the maintenance of current living standards. Individuals and families may need to alter their standards of living in doing all they can to meet their own needs. A church dole would be worse than a government dole because it would fail in the face of greater light. Church practices portray more honorable aims, more glorious potential. Faithful compliance with these revealed welfare principles and practices have preserved lives in times of crises.”

(First Presidency Message September 1986 Ensign “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by President Thomas S. Monson Second Councilor in the First Presidency https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/09/guiding-principles-of-personal-and-family-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-“Our rate of annual increase for the period from 1970 to 1978 in total fast-offering assistance was 15 percent. Then we had a little upset in our economy, and the rate last year jumped to 32.5 percent.

We look even worse when we examine total commodity assistance. For the period 1970–78, the annual rate of increase in commodity assistance was 11.3 percent. Last year, the rate was a disastrous 53.5 percent. A little dip in the economy found the membership without oil for their lamps. Immediately it was necessary for those not adequately prepared to turn to the Church for assistance.

The results indicate that training of families in basic principles of self-reliance and independence over the past years has not been as effective as it should have been.

With such alarming results we must remind ourselves that the Church welfare system was never designed or intended to care for the healthy member who, as a result of his poor management or lack of preparation, has found himself in difficulty. It was designed to assist the membership in case of a large, physical disaster, such as an earthquake or a flood. It was designed to assist the ill, the injured, the incapacitated, and to rehabilitate them to a productive life. In far too many cases, members who should be making use of their own preparedness provisions are finding that there is nothing there and that they have to turn to the Church.” (L Tom Perry Assistant to The Quorum of the 12 Apostles (*now an Apostle), April Ensign 1981″The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/the-need-to-teach-personal-and-family-preparedness?lang=eng#watch=video)

 

-“What has created the problem of placing such a heavy burden on the Church to supply our welfare needs? My analysis of this problem would lead me to believe that, as leaders, we have spent far too much time in administering relief and far too little in prevention by having our families prepared to administer to their own needs. It is time to teach the basics—again. It is time to make the number one priority of our welfare efforts personal and family preparedness. We must prepare now so that in time of need more of our members will be able to draw upon their own preparedness and not have to seek assistance from the Church.” (L Tom Perry Assistant to The Quorum of the 12 Apostles (*now an Apostle), April Ensign 1981″The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/the-need-to-teach-personal-and-family-preparedness?lang=eng#watch=video)

 

-“I like the story of the old man in nineteenth-century New Hampshire who treasured his independence and self-reliance above all else in his life. He accounted it true Christianity that he cared for his own and helped others, and fiercely resisted the notion that he ought to accept help from any other mortal. (*A man is born to work FOR HIMSELF!) When his aged wife died, he buried her himself, then dug his own grave and laid in it his open, homemade coffin. “When my time is coming,” he said, “I’ll climb in the box and fold my arms over my chest. Won’t be no bother to no one. They can just nail down the lid and push in the dirt.”” (L Tom Perry Assistant to The Quorum of the 12 Apostles (*now an Apostle), April Ensign 1981″The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/the-need-to-teach-personal-and-family-preparedness?lang=eng#watch=video)

-“President Marion G. Romney has said so often: “No self-respecting Church member will voluntarily shift the responsibility for his own maintenance to another. Furthermore, a man not only has the responsibility to care for himself; he also has the responsibility to care for his family.” (The Basics of Church Welfare, address to the Priesthood Board, 6 Mar. 1974, p. 2.)” (L Tom Perry Assistant to The Quorum of the 12 Apostles (*now an Apostle), April Ensign 1981″The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/the-need-to-teach-personal-and-family-preparedness?lang=eng#watch=video)

 

-“The home must be the heart of the welfare program. We must focus our training of personal and family preparedness to reach the family organization. We must teach that every family should be headed by an executive committee comprised of a husband and wife who will set aside sufficient time to plan for their family needs. If it is a single-parent family or an individual living alone, there is still need to organize time and thought to establish goals for meeting needs.

It must start here.” (L Tom Perry Assistant to The Quorum of the 12 Apostles (*now an Apostle), April Ensign 1981″The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/the-need-to-teach-personal-and-family-preparedness?lang=eng#watch=video)

 

-“Personal and family preparedness planning must begin with the family executive committee. Planning must be tailored to fit the circumstances of each family. Consideration must be given to their unique requirements in career development, financial and resource management, education, physical health, home production and storage, and social, emotional, and spiritual strength.

Each family organization should include a family council comprised of all members of the family unit. Here the basic responsibilities of the family organization can be taught to the children. They can learn how to make decisions and act upon those decisions. Too many are growing to marriageable age unprepared for this responsibility. Work ethics and self-preparedness can be taught in a most effective way in a family council. President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., has paraphrased an old statement. “‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,’” he would say. “But all play and no work makes Jack a useless boy.” (As quoted by Harold B. Lee, “Administering True Charity,” address delivered at the welfare agricultural meeting, 5 Oct. 1968.)” (L Tom Perry Assistant to The Quorum of the 12 Apostles (*now an Apostle), April Ensign 1981″The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/the-need-to-teach-personal-and-family-preparedness?lang=eng#watch=video)

 

 

 

 

 

Tithing – Teachings of the Prophets

 

 

 

 

– “Obedience to God’s commandments is the foundation for a happy life. Surely, we will be blessed with the gifts of heaven for our obedience. Failure to pay tithing by those who know the principle can lead to heartache in this life and perhaps sorrow in the next.” (Joseph B. Worthlin; Conf. Report 2004 “Earthly Debts, Heavenly Debts” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2004/04/earthly-debts-heavenly-debts?lang=eng&clang=tam)

– “…tithing is a debt which everyone owes to the Lord for his use of the things that the Lord has made and given to him to use. It is a debt just as literally as the grocery bill, or a light bill, or any other duly incurred obligation. As a matter of fact, the Lord, to whom one owes tithing, is in a position of a preferred creditor. If there is not enough to pay all creditors, he should be paid first.” (Marion G. Romney: Conf. Report Jan. 1982 “The Blessings of an Honest Tithe” https://www.lds.org/new-era/1982/01/the-blessings-of-an-honest-tithe?lang=eng)

– “The payment of tithing is a commandment, a commandment with a promise. If we obey this commandment, we are promised that we will ‘prosper in the land.’ This prosperity consists of more than material goods—it may include enjoying good health and vigor of mind. It includes family solidarity and spiritual increase. I hope those of you presently paying your full tithe
will seek the faith and strength to do so. As you discharge this obligation to your Maker, you will find great, great happiness, the like of which is known only by those who are faithful to this commandment.” (N. Eldon Tanner; The Gospel and the Productive Life Teacher Manual Religion 150, (2004), 15–20; https://www.lds.org/manual/the-gospel-and-the-productive-life-teacher-manual-religion-150/managing-financial-resources-wisely?lang=eng)

– “One of the greatest lessons I have learned, …is that people who pay their tithing in both difficult times and good times get along better. They simply have fewer problems; there are fewer family problems and fewer financial problems. Their outlook is more positive, their ability to do and function is increased, and they prosper spiritually as well as temporally.” (James E Faust; Aug. 1984 Doing the best things in the Worst Times; https://www.lds.org/ensign/1984/08/doing-the-best-things-in-the-worst-times?lang=eng)

– “One of life’s paradoxes is that a person who approaches everything with a what’s-in-it-for-me attitude may acquire money, property, and land, but in the end will lose the fulfillment and the happiness that a person enjoys who shares his talents and gifts generously with others.” (James E Faust; Conf. Report Oct. 2002 What’s in It for Me? https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2002/10/whats-in-it-for-me?lang=eng)

– “With all my heart…I plead with the Latter-day Saints to live honestly with the Lord in the payment of tithes and offerings…There has been laid upon the Church a tremendous responsibility. Tithing is the source of income for the Church to carry forward its mandated activities.” (Gordon B. Hinckley; Conf. Report April 1982 Tithing: An Opportunity to Prove Our Faithfulness; https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/04/tithing-an-opportunity-to-prove-our-faithfulness?lang=eng)

-Elder Gerald Lund wrote in his book Divine Signatures: God is so good to us: we don’t pay tithing for the songs of the birds, or for the sunshine. God created the earth, (“The earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof.” (1 Cor. 10:26; Ps. 89:11)) We pay tithing for something, just 10%, and the Lord returns to us great dividends. It’s a sure investment. For instance, if we eat healthy foods like the word of wisdom says, that is like a tithe which gives us health throughout the rest of the day. Scientists say exercising 45 minutes a day for 5-6 days a week is all that is needed to maintain our health. That is a small tithe, a small investment, with great reward.

-President Heber J Grant used to speak of a story of a man asked to give a ham to a church function. He heard a voice say, “pick the small ham, they’ll never know the difference”. He said, “shut up Mr. Devil, or I’ll give 2 hams!” (cited in Truman G Madsen “Presidents of The Church” lectures)

-we live the law of tithing as a preparatory law. We are getting ready for the full law: The law of consecration.

-Mary Fielding Smith? went to pay her tithing, the receiver of it said she should not pay, as she is so poor. She said that he should be ashamed of himself, that

-Joseph Smith said that a religion which does not require us to give our all can’t qualify us for salvation.

-A man had ten apples, and wanted to tithe, but not too much. He said “I’ll throw one apple up, and if you like, you can take a bite out of it”

 

 

Financial Wisdom as Taught by the Prophets

 

 

 

-“…a religion which has not the power to save people temporally and make them prosperous and happy here, cannot be depended upon to save them spiritually, to exalt them in the life to come.” (Joseph F. Smith; “The Truth about Mormonism,” Out West magazine, Sept. 1905, 242.; also quoted by Joseph B Wirthlin in April 1999 Conf. Report “Inspired Church Welfare”  https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1999/04/inspired-church-welfare?lang=eng)

 

-President Monson has on several occasions quoted Shakespeare in King Henry the VIII,

“O Cromwell, Cromwell!

Had I but served my God with half the zeal

I served my king, he would not in mine age

Have left me naked to mine enemies. “

 

 

-“When this people are prepared to properly use the riches of this world for the building up of the Kingdom of God, He is ready and willing to bestow them upon us. I like to see men get rich by their industry, prudence, management and economy, and then devote it to the building up of the Kingdom of God upon the earth.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Volume 2, 114-115; also quoted by Franklin D. Richards “The Law of Abundance” in Conf. Report April 1971:https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1971/04/the-law-of-abundance?lang=eng)

-“What are riches for, then? To be used in doing good. Therefore, let us dedicate our means to the building of the kingdom of God.” (Franklin D. Richards “The Law of Abundance” in Conf. Report April 1971:https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1971/04/the-law-of-abundance?lang=eng)

-“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)

-“But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.” (Jacob 2:19)

-“Money in the lives of Latter-day Saints should be used as a means of achieving eternal happiness. Careless and selfish uses cause us to live in financial bondage. We can’t afford to neglect personal and family involvement in our money management. God will open the windows of heaven to us in these matters if we will but live close to Him and keep His commandments.”  (One For the Money: Sep. 2007 Ensign; Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94): https://www.lds.org/ensign/2007/09/one-for-the-money?lang=eng)

-“Seek not for riches, but for wisdom; and behold, the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made rich. Behold, he that hath eternal life is rich.” (Doctrine & Covenants 11:7)

-“So often it is the order of things that is fundamental in the Lord’s instructions to us. The Lord is not telling us that we should not be prosperous. This would be inconsistent with the many records we have of Him blessing His people with prosperity. But He is telling us that we should seek prosperity only after we have sought and found Him. Then, because our hearts are right, because we love Him first and foremost, we will choose to invest the riches we obtain in building His kingdom.” (L. Tom Perry  “United in Building the Kingdom of God” Conf. Report April 1987 https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1987/04/united-in-building-the-kingdom-of-god?lang=eng)

-“Are we our brothers’ keepers? In other words, are we responsible to look after the well-being of our neighbors as we seek to earn our daily bread? The Savior’s Golden Rule says we are. Satan says we are not.” (Dallin H. Oaks; Conf. Report 1986 “Brother’s Keeper” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1986/10/brothers-keeper?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Every man seeking the interest of his neighbor…” (Doctrine & Covenants 82:19)

-“Followers of Christ have the moral responsibility of earning their livings and conducting their financial transactions in ways that are consistent with the principles of the gospel and the teachings of the Savior.” (Dallin H. Oaks; Conf. Report 1986 “Brother’s Keeper” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1986/10/brothers-keeper?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Think of our brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you.”  (Jacob 2:17)

-“And remember in all things the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted, for he that doeth not these things, the same is not my disciple.” (Doctrine & Covenants 52:40)

 

-“The Lord has told us that if we are prepared, we shall not fear…personal and family preparedness is vital to our eternal welfare and happiness, and it is important to be strong financially, as well as spiritually, mentally, and physically.”

(Elder Franklin D. Richards; Conf. Report April 1979; “Personal and Family Preparedness” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1979/04/personal-and-family-financial-preparedness?lang=eng)

-“Too often, people assume that they probably never will be injured, get sick, lose their jobs, or see their investments evaporate. To make matters worse, often people make purchases today based upon optimistic predictions of what they hope will happen tomorrow. The wise understand the importance of saving today for a rainy day tomorrow…” (Joseph B. Wirthlin; Conf. Report 2004 “Earthly Debts, Heavenly Debts” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2004/04/earthly-debts-heavenly-debts?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“There are many very good people who keep most of the Lord’s commandments with respect to the virtuous side of life, but who overlook His commandments in temporal things. They do not heed His warning to prepare for a possible future emergency, apparently feeling that in the midst of all this trouble ‘it won’t happen to us.’ To prepare for the future is part of God’s eternal plan, both spiritually and temporally. To protect ourselves against reversals and hardships is only good sense.” (Mark E. Peterson; Conf. Report 1981 “Blessings in Self-Reliance” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/blessings-in-self-reliance?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“It is most important to have sufficient medical, automobile, and homeowner’s insurance and an adequate life insurance program. Costs associated with illness, accident, and death may be so large that uninsured families can be financially burdened for many years.” (Marvin J. Ashton; Liahona Magazine April 2000 “Guide to Family Finance” https://www.lds.org/liahona/2000/04/guide-to-family-finance?lang=eng)

-“One final concern of reserve deficiency is the need to insure against our greatest potential loss. I think we all would agree that our ability to earn is our greatest asset. When the provider insures his life, he is insuring his future income for his family. As husbands, let us not force our wives into the marketplace to be both the provider and homemaker should our lives be cut short by premature death. We can increase their options by proper insurance planning. We would also urge each family to carry adequate health insurance. Medical costs are soaring, and trying to self-insure from personal savings is very risky. During inflation, medical costs increase faster than our savings accumulate.” (J. Richard Clarke Conf. Report 1980 “The Household of Faith” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1980/10/the-household-of-faith?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“God gave a natural instinct to the animals he created to preserve their surplus against a time of need. But man has developed the tendency to squander all that he harvests and to leave to chance or to others his satisfaction of future needs. This is contrary to divine law. Frugality is a principle of righteousness. In addition to our reserve of food, we should build a cash reserve.” (J. Richard Clarke Conf. Report 1980 “The Household of Faith” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1980/10/the-household-of-faith?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Accumulate your basic food storage and emergency supplies in a systematic and orderly way. Avoid going into debt for these purposes. Beware of unwise food storage promotional schemes. Planting and harvesting a garden annually is helpful to the family in many ways, including the food budget. Eat nutritious foods and exercise appropriately to improve health, thus avoiding many medical costs.”  (Marvin J. Ashton; Liahona Magazine April 2000 “Guilde to Family Finance” https://www.lds.org/liahona/2000/04/guide-to-family-finance?lang=eng; also cited in Eternal Marriage Student Manual: Finances: 203; 115-23 ; https://www.lds.org/manual/eternal-marriage-student-manual/finances?lang=eng)

 

-“As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need.” (President Gordon B Hinckley: Conf. Report, “The Times in Which we Live” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2001/10/the-times-in-which-we-live?lang=eng&clang=ase)

-“I have corresponded with several Church members who
sought to use something President Ezra Taft Benson was quoted
as saying as a basis for refusing to file an income tax return or to
pay income taxes. I have tried to persuade these persons that
their interpretation cannot be what President Benson intended,
because all who have held that sacred office, and all of the
General Authorities, have faithfully filed their income tax returns
and paid the taxes required by law.” (Dallin H. Oaks, Conf. Report: “Our Strengths can become our Weaknesses” Oct. 1994; https://www.lds.org/ensign/1994/10/our-strengths-can-become-our-downfall?lang=eng)

-“Save and invest a specific percentage of your income. Liquid savings available for emergencies should be sufficient to cover at least three months of all essential family obligations. Every LDS family should file honest and timely tax returns.”  (Marvin J. Ashton; Liahona Magazine April 2000 “Guilde to Family Finance” https://www.lds.org/liahona/2000/04/guide-to-family-finance?lang=eng)

-“A saint is an honorable citizen, knowing that the very country which provides opportunity and protection deserves support, including prompt payment of taxes and personal participation in its legal political process.” ((See D&C 134:5.); Russell M. Nelson; Conf. Report April 1990; “Thus Shall My Church Be Called”; https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1990/04/thus-shall-my-church-be-called?lang=eng)

-“Preserve and utilize your assets through appropriate tax and estate planning.” (Elder Franklin D. Richards; Conf. Report April 1979; “Personal and Family Preparedness” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1979/04/personal-and-family-financial-preparedness?lang=eng)

-“Money management should take precedence over money productivity.” (One For the Money: Sep. 2007 Ensign; Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94): https://www.lds.org/ensign/2007/09/one-for-the-money?lang=eng)

-“I am convinced that it is not the amount of money an individual earns that brings peace of mind as much as it is having control of his money. Money can be an obedient servant, but a harsh taskmaster.” (N. Eldon Tanner; First Presidency Message; https://www.lds.org/ensign/1982/06/constancy-amid-change?lang=eng; June 1982; from Conf. Report of Oct. 1979)

-“With all my heart…I plead with the Latter-day Saints to live honestly with the Lord in the payment of tithes and offerings…There has been laid upon the Church a tremendous responsibility. Tithing is the source of income for the Church to carry forward its mandated activities.” (Gordon B. Hinckley; Conf. Report April 1982 Tithing: An Opportunity to Prove Our Faithfulness; https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/04/tithing-an-opportunity-to-prove-our-faithfulness?lang=eng)

-“...tithing is a debt which everyone owes to the Lord for his use of the things that the Lord has made and given to him to use. It is a debt just as literally as the grocery bill, or a light bill, or any other duly incurred obligation. As a matter of fact, the Lord, to whom one owes tithing, is in a position of a preferred creditor. If there is not enough to pay all creditors, he should be paid first.” (Marion G. Romney: Conf. Report Jan. 1982 “The Blessings of an Honest Tithe” https://www.lds.org/new-era/1982/01/the-blessings-of-an-honest-tithe?lang=eng)

-“If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means. And if there is any one thing that is grinding and discouraging and disheartening, it is to have debts and obligations that one cannot meet.” (Heber J Grant, Gospel Standards, comp. G. Homer Durham (1941), 111. ; also cited in LDS Manual “Teachings of The Presidents of the Church: Heber J Grant ch 13 Principles of Financial Security”; https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-heber-j-grant/chapter-13?lang=eng#4-35970_000_017)

-“The key to spending less than we earn is simple—it is called discipline. Whether early in life or late, we must all eventually learn to discipline ourselves, our appetites, and our economic desires. How blessed is he who learns to spend less than he earns and puts something away for a rainy day.” (N Eldon Tanner, Conf. Report Oct. 1979 “Constancy Amid Change” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1979/10/constancy-amid-change?lang=eng&_r=1)

 

-“Every family must have a predetermined understanding of how much money will be available each month and the amount to be spent in each category of the family budget. Checkbooks facilitate family cash management and record keeping. Carefully record each check when written, and balance the checkbook with the monthly bank statement.” (Marvin J. Ashton; Liahona Magazine April 2000 “Guide to Family Finance” https://www.lds.org/liahona/2000/04/guide-to-family-finance?lang=eng)

-Marvin J. Ashton taught that, “Home ownership qualifies as an investment, not consumption. Buy the type of home your income will support. Improve the home and beautify the landscape throughout the period you occupy the premises so if you do sell it, you can use the accumulated equity and potential capital gain to acquire a home more suitable to family needs.” (Marvin J. Ashton; Liahona Magazine April 2000 “Guide to Family Finance” https://www.lds.org/liahona/2000/04/guide-to-family-finance?lang=eng)

 

-“…Latter-day Saints who ignore or avoid their creditors,” warned Marvin J. Ashton, “are entitled to feel the inner frustrations that such conduct merits, and they are not living as Latter-day Saints should! Bankruptcy should be avoided, except only under the most unique and irreversible circumstances, and then utilized only after prayerful thought and thorough legal and financial consultation.” (Marvin J. Ashton; Liahona Magazine April 2000 “Guide to Family Finance” https://www.lds.org/liahona/2000/04/guide-to-family-finance?lang=eng)

-“Keep your possessions free from debt. Get out of debt as fast as you can, and keep out of debt, for that is the way in which the promise of God will be fulfilled to the people of his Church, that they will become the richest of all people in the world.” (Joseph F. Smith; Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, (2011), 163–72; Ch19 Thrift, the Foundation of Prosperity; https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-joseph-f-smith/chapter-19?lang=eng)

-Heber J. Grant “From my earliest recollections, from the days of Brigham Young until now, I have listened to men standing in the pulpit…urging the people not to run into debt; and I believe that the great majority of all our troubles today is caused through the failure to carry out that counsel.” (Heber J Grant: Conference Report, Oct. 1921, 3; Also cited in Joseph B. Wirthlin Conf. Report 2004 “Earthly Debts, Heavenly Debts” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2004/04/earthly-debts-heavenly-debts?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Borrow only what you must, at the lowest rate available, for the shortest time possible.” (J. Richard Clarke Conf. Report 1980 “The Household of Faith” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1980/10/the-household-of-faith?lang=eng&clang=tam)

Buy consumer durables with cash (One For the Money: Sep. 2007 Ensign; Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94): https://www.lds.org/ensign/2007/09/one-for-the-money?lang=eng)

-Marvin J. Ashton said, “Debt in itself is neither good nor bad. It is a financial tool with the potential of being either. Debt in business
may be used to increase productivity or aid in expansion. However, most individuals in debt are usually average people, but they are temporarily out of financial control. They are the victims of poor monetary habits and often have no
idea of the importance of proper money management. They misuse credit, especially credit cards, and don’t live within budgets or wise operational guidelines.” (Marvin J Ashton, Conf. Report Oct. 1981 “Give with Wisdom That They May Receive with Dignity” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/10/give-with-wisdom-that-they-may-receive-with-dignity?lang=eng)

 

– N. Eldon Tanner said, “After…basics are met, we should by frugal management regularly save to create funds for investment. It has been my observation that few people have been successful with investments who have not first developed the habit of saving regularly. This requires discipline and discriminating judgment. There are many ways to invest. My only advice is to choose wisely your investment counselors. Be sure they merit your confidence by maintaining a successful investment.” (N Eldon Tanner, Conf. Report Oct. 1979 “Constancy Amid Change” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1979/10/constancy-amid-change?lang=eng&_r=1)

“Every principle of the gospel, when lived, has a positive influence over your choice of an occupation and on what you will achieve…Living the gospel will give you a perspective and an inspiration that will see you successful however ordinary your work may be or however ordinary your life may seem to others. God bless the members of this Church, that you can be happy with who you are and where you are, that you can improve yourselves.” (Boyd K Paker; Conf. Report April 1982 “The Gospel- the Foundation of Our Career; https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/04/the-gospel-the-foundation-for-our-career?lang=eng)

-“Nothing destroys the individuality of a man, a woman, or a child as much as the failure to be self-reliant.” (Heber J Grant, Relief Society Magazine, Oct. 1937, 627; also cited in Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, (2011), 109–18 Ch12 Work and Self-Reliance; https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-heber-j-grant/chapter-12?lang=eng#16-35970_000_016)

-“The practice of coveting and receiving unearned benefits has now become so fixed in our society that even men of wealth, possessing the means to produce more wealth, are expecting the government to guarantee them a profit. Elections often turn on what the candidates promise to do for voters from government funds. This practice, if universally accepted and implemented in any society, will make slaves of its citizens. We cannot afford to become wards of the government, even if we have a legal right to do so. It requires too great a sacrifice of self-respect and in political, temporal, and spiritual independence…We should strive to become self- reliant and not depend on others for our existence.”  (The Celestial Nature of Self-reliance; Marion G. Romney; Conf. Report 1982; https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/10/the-celestial-nature-of-self-reliance?lang=eng)

-J. Richard Clarke, “Let me repeat what has been taught from the beginning. Adam learned, as part of his first lesson by the Lord on economics, that the earth was to be subdued and dominion gained by sweat, by brain and brawn. The divine law of work shall never be repealed—for God established it. He has cursed idleness and commanded parents in Zion to teach their children to work. There is a high price for excellence, but the compensation and soul satisfaction are truly worth it. To work below our capabilities creates a deep hunger in ourselves and enormous waste in society. Our doctrine of eternal progression certainly encompasses our occupational progress. Each of us should be on a career path which will require us to stretch to our full potential.” (J Richard Clark; Conf. Report 1980; “The Household of Faith” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1980/10/the-household-of-faith?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Our labor should be honest labor and quality labor. The only honorable way for each of us to share in the world’s wealth is to exchange our own goods and services for those produced by someone else. The Saints would be in demand everywhere and could command premium compensation if we would accept the challenge to set a Mormon standard of quality, unique because of its excellence. This is part of our religion.” (J Richard Clark; Conf. Report 1980; “The Household of Faith” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1980/10/the-household-of-faith?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Complete as much formal, full-time education as possible. This includes the trade schools. This is money well invested. Use night school and correspondence classes to further prepare. Acquire some special skill or ability that could be used to avoid prolonged unemployment. In these days of worldwide heavy unemployment, we should not allow ourselves, when we are out of work, to sit back and wait for ‘our type of job’ if other honorable interim employment becomes available.” (One For the Money: Sep. 2007 Ensign; Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94): https://www.lds.org/ensign/2007/09/one-for-the-money?lang=eng)

-“Followers of Christ have the moral responsibility of earning their livings and conducting their financial transactions in ways that are consistent with the principles of the gospel and the teachings of the Savior. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should not be involved in employment or other activities upon which they cannot conscientiously ask the blessings of the Lord.” (Dallin H. Oaks; Conf. Report 1986 “Brother’s Keeper” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1986/10/brothers-keeper?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Is it possible that our members are becoming part of a ‘conspiracy for mediocrity’ by being content with their present knowledge and skills?” (J. Richard Clarke Conf. Report 1980 “The Household of Faith” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1980/10/the-household-of-faith?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“…one might properly say, ‘What I am worth is what I am doing for other people.’”  (Franklin D. Richards “The Law of Abundance” in Conf. Report April 1971:https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1971/04/the-law-of-abundance?lang=eng)

-Marion G. Romney said, “Service is the very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is made…How can we give if there is nothing there? Food for the hungry cannot come from empty shelves. Money to assist the needy cannot come from an empty purse. Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. Teaching cannot come from the unlearned. And most important of all, spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak.” (The Celestial Nature of Self-reliance; Marion G. Romney; Conf. Report 1982; https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/10/the-celestial-nature-of-self-reliance?lang=eng)

-J. Richard Clarke counseled, “In order to balance our personal income and expenditures, we obviously reduce expenses or increase our earnings. Too often, however, people find it easier to adjust to a tighter budget than to find ways to generate additional income.” (J. Richard Clarke Conf. Report 1980 “The Household of Faith” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1980/10/the-household-of-faith?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Consumption should never exceed our production. Economic freedom comes from the surpluses we create.” (J. Richard Clarke Conf. Report 1980 “The Household of Faith” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1980/10/the-household-of-faith?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“Unemployment and inflation can quickly wipe away hard-earned savings.” (James E Faust: The Blessings we receive as we meet the challenges of economic stress; Conf. Report Oct. 1982 https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/10/the-blessings-we-receive-as-we-meet-the-challenges-of-economic-stress?lang=eng)

-“Strive to understand and cope with existing inflation. Learn to see through the money illusion and recognize the real value of money. Most wage earners today have less purchasing power than they did [a few years ago]. To some degree inflation is probably going to be with us for a long time. Realize that you are living in a new era of higher prices and less abundant energy.”  (One For the Money: Sep. 2007 Ensign; Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94): https://www.lds.org/ensign/2007/09/one-for-the-money?lang=eng)

-“When the lives of the people are in harmony with the Lord’s will, all of the essential factors that produce the blessings God deigns to give to his children seem to come into line. Love and harmony prevail. Even the weather, the climate, and the elements seem to respond. Peace and tranquility endure. Industry and progress mark the lives of the people.” (Conf. Report Oct. 1992 “The Lord Will Prosper the Righeous” Dean L. Larsen https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1992/10/the-lord-will-prosper-the-righteous?lang=eng)

 

-“It has always been a cardinal teaching with the Latter-day Saints, that a religion which has not the power to save people temporally and make them prosperous and happy here, cannot be depended upon to save them spiritually, to exalt them in the life to come.” (Joseph F. Smith; Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, (2011), 163–72; Ch19 Thrift, the Foundation of Prosperity; https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-joseph-f-smith/chapter-19?lang=eng)

-“We can’t afford to neglect personal and family involvement in our money management. God will open the windows of heaven to us in these matters if we will but live close to Him and keep His commandments.”  (One For the Money: Sep. 2007 Ensign; Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94): https://www.lds.org/ensign/2007/09/one-for-the-money?lang=eng)

-“The Lord has demonstrated throughout the generations that when the inhabitants of the earth remember him and are obedient to his direction, he will bless them not only with spiritual blessings, but with material abundance as well. The scriptures contain many evidences of the Lord’s willingness to prosper his people with the riches of the earth when they demonstrate that they will use this abundance prudently, with humility and charity, always acknowledging the source of their blessings.” (Conf. Report Oct. 1992 “The Lord Will Prosper the Righeous” Dean L. Larsen https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1992/10/the-lord-will-prosper-the-righteous?lang=eng) (*Another insight about this is that it could be a national blessing which our whole nation is overall wicked hence even many of the righteous are not getting blessed financially as much as they otherwise would be.)

-“Get out of debt and keep out of debt, and then you will be financially as well as spiritually free.” (Joseph F. Smith; Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, (2011), 163–72; Ch19 Thrift, the Foundation of Prosperity; https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-joseph-f-smith/chapter-19?lang=eng)

– “Let us remember that it is against the will of God that any one of us should be in bondage—in any way —neither to sin nor to addiction nor to debt. ‘Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free’ (John 8:32), He declared—free from sin, free from addiction of all kinds, and free from the slavery of debt. His truth, which is His gospel, will make us free—if we obey Him!”  (Mark E. Peterson; Conf. Report 1981 “Blessings in Self-Reliance” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/blessings-in-self-reliance?lang=eng&clang=tam)

– “It is something to supply clothing to the scantily clad, to furnish ample food to those whose table is thinly spread, to give activity to those who are fighting desperately the despair that comes from enforced idleness, but after all is said and done, the greatest blessings that will accrue from the Church [welfare program] are spiritual. Outwardly, every act seems to be directed toward the physical: re-making of dresses and suits of clothes, canning fruits and vegetables, storing foodstuffs, choosing of fertile fields for settlement—all seem strictly temporal, but permeating all these acts, inspiring and sanctifying them, is the element of spirituality.” (David O. McKay Conference Report, Oct. 1936, p. 103; also cited in The Celestial Nature of Self-reliance; Marion G. Romney; Conf. Report 1982; https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/10/the-celestial-nature-of-self-reliance?lang=eng )

-N. Eldon Tanner warned that, “Overindulgence and poor money management place a heavy strain on marriage relationships. Most marital problems, it seems, originate from economic roots—either insufficient income to sustain the family or mismanagement of the income as earned.” Financial obedience eliminates much of the stress of marriage and facilitates unity within marriages and families. (N Eldon Tanner, Conference Report, Oct. 1979, 119–20; or Ensign, Nov. 1979, 81; also cited in                          Marriage and Family Relations Instructor’s Manual, (2000), 35–40; LESSON 8: MANAGING FAMILY FINANCES ; https://www.lds.org/manual/marriage-and-family-relations-instructors-manual/part-a-strengthening-marriages/lesson-8-managing-family-finances?lang=eng)

-“…we can tell whether or not we put the kingdom of God first by looking at how we treat our brothers and sisters in the Church. Is there a special bond uniting us? Is there an absence of envy and backbiting? Do we rejoice in the success of a brother or sister as much as in our own? Do we share our substance so that all may be rich like unto us? Ultimately, are we our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers? May each of us accept the challenge to seek the kingdom of God first, before and above all else, and by so doing draw closer together as a people, until we are all of one heart and one mind…” (L Tom Perry, United in Building the Kingdom of God; April 1987 Conf. Report https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1987/04/united-in-building-the-kingdom-of-god?lang=eng)

-“But learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come.” (Doctrine and Covenants 59:23)

-“The payment of tithing is a commandment, a
commandment with a promise. If we obey this commandment, we are promised
that we will ‘prosper in the land.’ This prosperity consists of more than material
goods—it may include enjoying good health and vigor of mind. It includes family
solidarity and spiritual increase. I hope those of you presently paying your full tithe
will seek the faith and strength to do so. As you discharge this obligation to your Maker, you will find great, great happiness, the like of which is known only by those who are faithful to this commandment.” (N. Eldon Tanner; The Gospel and the Productive Life Teacher Manual Religion 150, (2004), 15–20; https://www.lds.org/manual/the-gospel-and-the-productive-life-teacher-manual-religion-150/managing-financial-resources-wisely?lang=eng)

-“If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means. And if there is any one thing that is grinding and discouraging and disheartening, it is to have debts and obligations that one cannot meet.” (LDS Manual “Teachings of The Presidents of the Church: Heber J Grant ch 13 Principles of Financial Security”; https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-heber-j-grant/chapter-13?lang=eng#4-35970_000_017)

-“Obedience to God’s commandments is the foundation for a happy life. Surely we will be blessed with the gifts of heaven for our obedience. Failure to pay tithing by those who know the principle can lead to heartache in this life and perhaps sorrow in the next.” (Joseph B. Wirthlin; Conf. Report 2004 “Earthly Debts, Heavenly Debts” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2004/04/earthly-debts-heavenly-debts?lang=eng&clang=tam)

-“One of the greatest lessons I have learned, …is that people who pay their tithing in both difficult times and good times get along better. They simply have fewer problems; there are fewer family problems and fewer financial problems. Their outlook is more positive, their ability to do and function is increased, and they prosper spiritually as well as temporally.” (James E Faust;  Aug. 1984 Doing the best things in the Worst Times; https://www.lds.org/ensign/1984/08/doing-the-best-things-in-the-worst-times?lang=eng)

-“One of life’s paradoxes is that a person who approaches everything with a what’s-in-it-for-me attitude may acquire money, property, and land, but in the end will lose the fulfillment and the happiness that a person enjoys who shares his talents and gifts generously with others.” (James E Faust; Conf. Report Oct. 2002 What’s In It For Me? https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2002/10/whats-in-it-for-me?lang=eng)

-“There are many ways in which the Lord can bless us beyond the riches of the world. There is the great boon of health. The Lord has promised that he will rebuke the devourer for our sakes. Malachi speaks of the fruits of our ground. May not that rebuke of the devourer apply to various of our personal efforts and concerns? There is the great blessing of wisdom, of knowledge, even hidden treasures of knowledge. We are promised that ours shall be a delightsome land if we will walk in obedience to this law.” (Gordon B. Hinckley; Conf. Report April 1982 Tithing: An Opportunity to Prove Our Faithfulness; https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/04/tithing-an-opportunity-to-prove-our-faithfulness?lang=eng)

-“The purpose of estate planning is to permit us to enjoy our property during life and then pass the unused portion to whomever we choose, with the least possible shrinkage in value. With wise planning, we can accomplish the following desirable ends: satisfy our personal needs and desires and those of our family, ensure that our property is left to the intended beneficiaries, designate someone to care for minor children, reduce family contentions, reduce the cost of transferring property upon death, and minimize income, gift, estate, and inheritance taxes.” (Steven J. Dixon, Ensign 1983 “Planning Ahead: The Importance of Wills and Trusts” https://www.lds.org/ensign/1983/06/planning-ahead-the-importance-of-wills-and-trusts?lang=eng&clang=mya)

Some talks:

  1. Constancy Amid Change by N. Eldon Tanner
2. Guide to Family Finance by Marvin J. Ashton
3. The Use & Abuse of Blessings by Brigham Young
4. Thrift: The Foundation of Prosperity by Joseph F. Smith 5. The Household of Faith by J. Richard Clarke
6. Earthly Debts, Heavenly Debts by Joseph Wirthlin
7. Personal and Family Financial Preparedness by Franklin D. Richards
8. Providing For Our Needs by M. Russell Ballard
9. It’s No Fun Being Poor by Marvin J. Ashton
10. Blessings in Self-Reliance by Mark E. Peterson
11. The Celestial Nature of Self-Reliance by Marion G. Romney
12. The Lord Will Prosper the Righteous by Dean L. Larsen 13. The Times in Which We Live by Gordon B. Hinckley
  2. Doing the Best Things in the Worst of Times by James E. Faust
15. Greed, Selfishness, and Overindulgence by Joe Christensen
  3. Tithing: An Opportunity to Prove Our Faithfulness by Gordon B. Hinckley
17. What’s In It For Me? by James E. Faust
18. Brother’s Keeper by Dallin H. Oaks
  4. The Law of Abundance by Franklin D. Richards
20. The Gospel: The Foundation of Our Career by Boyd K. Packer
21. This is No Harm by Marvin J. Ashton
22. The Father’s Duty to Foster the Welfare of His Family by H. Burke Peterson
23. The Perfect Law of Liberty by Marion G. Romney
24. But Be Ye Doers of the Word by L. Tom Perry
25. Watch, That Ye May Be Ready by Harold B. Lee
  5. United In Building the Kingdom of God by L.Tom Perry 27. As a Man Soweth by L. Tom Perry
28. The Tragic Cycle by Marion D. Romney
29. “Beware Lest Thou Forget the Lord” by Dean L. Larsen 30. “For Whatsoever a Man Soweth, That Shall He Also Reap” by L. Tom Perry
  6. Becoming Self-Reliant by L. Tom Perry
  7. “Give With Wisdom That Ye May Receive With Dignity” by Marvin J. Ashton
33. The Blessings We Receive as We Meet the Challenges of Economic Stress by James E. Faust
  8. Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare by Thomas S. Monson

 

-having a wife work as well as the man can make your taxes go up, and cost of daycare for the children, etc.  go up

 

 

 

 

 

Guns, Freaks, & The Zombie Apocalypse: Hidden Anti-Conservative Agenda

 

 

It seems people think anyone with a shotgun is afraid of an apocalypse. That’s what students say when guns are brought up in my classes. Have they forgotten the cycle of wars from the beginning of time? what makes us so special that a war won’t happen in our land?

Are we so extremely righteous that no wars will come to our land? It used to be considered normal to have guns on hand, especially in one’s home, now those people are seen as radicals and laughed at.

Further, I think the zombie narrative is the Devil’s successful strategy to get people to doubt the accounts in the book of Revelation about forthcoming plagues. The funny thing is however that the idea of apocalypse persists in our society. We hold on the idea even if remotely that big things are at our door. They are indeed. The religious man knows it, the secular man believes it.

By the way, I can’t help but mention here Obama’s incendiary comment against those who “cling to guns or religion”. Hillary Clinton called us the half of Americans who are “deplorable”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assorted Emergency Preparedness Notes

 

 

In World War 3 we won’t have electricity for 6 months have sold months have solar generators and other generators

Having your own farm and farm animals Can help you walk away from the establishment as they increasingly exclude they increasingly exclude people with values from the economy

In the brags at movement there were several leaders who got their bank several leaders who got their bank accounts closed so have cash

Bioweapoms become increasingly potent, get healthy asap.

 

 

 

 Emergency Preparation: Basic Equipment List

 

 

Sections:

Documents

Communication

Electronics

Finance

Food

Medical

Security & Armory

Shelter & Clothing

Transportation

 

Documents

 

-passwords

-passports

-bank account numbers

-key phone number & email & address contacts (don’t depend on social media as your only way to contact someone; use social media to collect needed contact info in case of internet shutdown, or social media companies becoming bugged, closed, or used as spyware (the spying part is of course already here)

-emergency personnel contacts

-check book

-immunization records

-marriage cert

-birth certs

-hard drive with backup journals

-printed journals

-family history charts

-social security cards

-mortgage papers

-temple recommends

-quad scriptures

-maps

-main church books i.e. history of the church, journal of discourses, conferences

-collected works of classic literature

-blank writing notebooks and pencils

-download and print if possible, resources from free book sites like survivorlibrary.com

 

 

Communication

 

-Ham radio license and equipment (can communicate with these without internet, phone lines, etc. so long as receiving end also has ham radio)

-key phone number & email & address contacts (don’t depend on social media as your only way to contact someone; use social media to collect needed contact info in case of internet shutdown, or social media companies becoming bugged, closed, or used as spyware (the spying part is of course already here)

 

Electronics

 

-thumb drive USB storages

-external hard-drives, backup data often; (SSD is much more durable (but more expensive) than disk hard drive)

-sturdy laptop computers (and knowledge of how to maintain/use them)

 

 

Finance

 

-1000 emergency fund, then 3 months of expenses, then 6 months of expenses, then 1 year

-invest in varied methods

-on hand cash for short term & long-term emergency

-pay off debts ASAP, and stop getting in debts. Hear Dave Ramsey, a renown Christian finance advisor, for how and why to do this.

-gold or silver

-bartering items (light bulbs, grabber screws, wheat, and other items people will want)

-get tools to do basic work in many fields, and specialize in tools for your field (yes, everyone should learn a manual trade, often on the side of their day job)

-stop getting in school debt, find other ways to do school

 

 

Food

Joel Skousen, a master of emergency preparation, told me in an email to “Concentrate on cheaper wheat/rice/beans rather than expensive dehydrated.” He said that this would cost significantly less than $,1000 per person. He says to make this year of basic food and water a higher priority than paying a mortgage, etc.

 

-prophets have told us to have a year of food and no debt, most of that have that backwards: a year of debt, and no food

-72-hour kits

-food storage for all family members 1 year

-pet food

-camp stove

-matches

-sanitizer

-utensils/dishes non-glass non-disposable

-metal pots

-(cooking & gardening skills)

-tons of wheat, rice,& other grains. D&C 89 says grains are the key. Focus on the basics that’ll keep you alive

-fishing equipment

-hunting rifles

-be in a position to breed rabbits, chickens, etc. if things start looking bad

-prepare strength by eating little meat and sweets etc. Cut junk food.

-maps of local mountains

-animal traps

 

 

Medical

 

-Lose weight! This will prevent most medical issues. (Easiest methods are WFPB diet, & running)

-AED

-all sizes BP cuffs

-wound dressings various sizes

-braces various sizes/areas

-ointments: burn, antibiotic

-Drugs: ASA (Aspirin), Epinephrine, activated charcoal (for ingested poison), hydrocortisone, IBU, Tylenol

-tourniquet

-ropes

-EKG machine

-endotracheal tubes

-nasopharyngeal airways

-oxygen tanks

-nasal and non-rebreather and bag valve masks

-suture supplies

-slings

-harness & carabiners

-IV’s and saline bags

-narcotics

-herbs

-alcohol

-spare glasses

-scissors: utility sheer

-tweezers

-eye wash

-petroleum jelly

-dust masks

-hygiene: toothbrush, floss, feminine products, etc.

-research storable alternatives which can be stored for a year supply of current medications taken by anyone in your family

-albuterol, aspirin, and other key emergency medications

-chemical ice and heat packs

-learn emergency techniques

-keep a printed list of family medications and allergies in an easy access location

-large cooler bins

-blankets

 

 

Security & Armory

 

-even Joseph Smith had armed body guards. We have no guards so we will arm ourselves

-home security cameras

-fence around home

-shotgun is the best house protector

-big dog

-bomb/fallout shelter

-taser

-pepper spray

-concealed weapons permit

-generator

-slingshots

-knives

-swords

-pistols

-hunting rifles

-military grade rifle semi auto (“don’t bring a knife to a gunfight”; 2nd amendment is in place to defend against a tyrannical government (and what do you think they’ll have? Whatever it is, get one.))

-the hybrid dry compressed air riffles (not have to register, gun laws not apply, can use in yard)

-paintball and airsoft guns for practice in strategy & marksmanship

-bow & arrows (helps to have long range options if guns are confiscated, or ammunition isn’t available (harder to make bullets than arrows). (Store unstrung long-term))

-bullets

-trip wire

-camo

-animal traps

-put cans or other metal clanking things on your fence so you hear if someone tries to come in.

 

 

 

Shelter & Clothing

 

-pay off mortgage & cars (downsize where possible if you have trouble paying them off)

-hammocks

-tent

-sleep bags

-sleep pads

-extra clothes, sturdy

-boots

-ropes

-sun based flashlights

-batteries

-hats

-rain clothes

-bug spray

-mouse traps

-lightbulbs

-grabber screws

-plan for 1 gallon a day per person for cooking and drinking, plus 1 per person per day for bathing. That is 2 gallons a day for one person

-home in a remote location

-tarps

-sleep bags, tents, ground pads, sleep pillows, knives

-sewing supplies (& learn to sew)

-extra boots

 

 

Transportation

 

-reliable car

-work truck

-1-year gas (keep with lid tight)

-reliable bikes & horses

-extra car keys

-passports

-roof of vehicle strap storage bag

-battery jumper (not cables)

-battery jump cables

-spare vehicle batteries

-spare vehicle tires

-engine oil

-maps

-GPS: non-cell phone based

-tow cable

-radios: ham, amateur, walkie talkie

-have a well-functioning bicycle for each member of the family

-perhaps natural gas will be more available

-horses

-oil

-generator

-be able to sprint 9 miles so can run/fight with endurance if needed. This may seem like asking a bit much but it’s actually the standard expectation for a descent soccer player. If they can do it so can we.

 

 

Food Storage etc. for the Coming Famine – Call of the Prophets
 

 

First, remember you may need to share with your neighbors, and the 1st Presidency encourages you to be prepared to do so, as stated in “All is Safely Gathered In”: (right image)

 

-“The first season that we came here I recollect that Brother Brigham proclaimed the policy of our laying up grain, and told us to lay up a seven years supply, and prepare for a famine.” (Heber C. Kimball, The Deseret News 6:38; June 10, 1855)

-“The Lord, through his prophet, has called the mothers of Israel to prepare for a famine. . . .We are well assured that the time is fast approaching when the Lord will pour out his indignation on the nations, and although we should escape, we will feel the effects in a national capacity. Our hearts must be hard indeed if we will not feel for those who may come to us for help. The Lord showed his servant Joseph that such things would come, and it was of such a nature and so distressing and revolting to humanity to witness, that he asked the Lord to close it up.” (Woman’s Exponent, Dec. 1, 1876)

-“There are a few things I want to say. One is, take care of your grain; for it is of more worth to you than gold and silver. I know you will see harder times before another harvest than you have seen this season. There is enough, and we need never want bread, but if we do not take the right course we are sure to see sorrow, and the greatest you have ever seen.” (Life of Heber C. Kimball, p. 411, 1853)

-“Build yourselves good store-houses and save your grain for a time of famine, and sickness, and death upon the nations of the wicked, to get rid of the evil doers.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 3:227, 1856)

-“The time has come for us to lay up our stores. Will the world follow our example? No, they will not; and if we do our duty, who cares whether they do or not. They will come with their bonnets, their fine clothing, and their jewelry, and be glad to work for us to get their bread.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 5:10)

-“I would like to see the people take a course to make their own clothing, make their own machinery, their own knives and their own forks, and everything else we need, for the day will come when we will be under the necessity of doing it, for trouble and perplexity, war and famine, bloodshed and fire, and thunder and lightning will roll upon the nations of the earth, insomuch that we cannot get to them, nor they to us.” (Life of Heber C. Kimball, p. 411)

-“After the Angel Moroni appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith September 21, 1832, he [Joseph] said: “He informed me of great judgments which were coming upon the earth, with great desolations by FAMINE, sword, and pestilence; and that these grievous judgments would come on the earth in this generation.”” (DHC 1:14)

-“Harder times are coming by and bye, and there is going to be an awful famine. And if we do right, we shall take a course to lay up our surplus grain.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 109, 1856)

-“I will not say much more about grain; you can do as you please. I might just as well say nothing about it, for I know none will listen to it but good Saints, men of God, and men that have an experience, and can see things as they are: they are the men that will save this people. If one to fifty proves a Savior in the end, I shall think that things are much better than I expected to find them.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 8:246, 1860)

-“I tell you in the name of the Lord God, I know the gate of plenty will be shut down, and your wheat and corn will be blasted; the earth will cease to yield in her strength if this people do not appreciate their blessings, and improve upon them. Further, if this people appreciate these blessings, we will see the time yet, in these mountains, when the people will come from our native countries for bread. If we are faithful, if we are true, if we are humble, and appreciate the blessings of heaven that are poured upon us, and improve upon them, strangers will seek bread at our hands, but, if we neglect our duty, if we become proud, idle, selfish, or covetous, and forget our God, the earth will cease to yield her fruits, they will be blasted, and we will be in poverty; that you may be assured of.” (Brigham Young, Deseret News, Oct. 16, 1852)

-“Will the United States send troops here? Yes. And when they have done, the other inhabitants of the earth will send them. . . . Will you go to work now, and lay up your grain?” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 5:180, 1857)

-“What is going to be the condition of this people and their surrounding neighbors. Do we not see the storm gathering? It will come from the northeast and the southeast, from the east and from the west, and from the northwest. The clouds are gathering; the distant thunders can be heard; the grumblings and mutterings in the distance are audible, and tell of destruction, want, and famine. But mark it well, if we live according to the holy Priesthood bestowed upon us, while God bears rule in the midst of these mountains, I promise you, in the name of Israel’s God, that he will give us seed-time and harvest. We must forfeit our right to the Priesthood before the blessings of the Heavens cease to come upon us. . . .
And here let me say to you, buy what flour you need, and do not let it be hauled away. Have you a horse, or an ox, or a wagon, or anything else, if it takes the coat off your back, or the shoes off your feet, and you have to wear moccasins? Sell them and go to the merchants who have it to sell, and buy the flour before it is hauled away. . . .My faith does not lead me to think the Lord will provide us with roast pigs, bread already buttered, etc. He will give us the ability to raise the grain, to obtain the fruits of the earth, to make habitations, to procure a few boards to make a box, and when harvest comes, giving us the grain, it is for us to preserve it–to save the wheat until we have one, two, five, or seven years’ provisions on hand, until there is enough of the staff of life saved by the people to bread themselves and those who will come here seeking for safety. . . .
Do you see any necessity, Latter-day Saints, for providing for the thousands coming here?. . .The time is coming when. . .this is the only place where there will be peace. There will be war, famine, pestilence, and misery through the nations of the earth, and there will be no safety in any place but Zion, as has been foretold by the Prophets of the Lord, both anciently and in our day.. . .Buy flour, you who can;. . .And then, when the people come here by thousands, you will be able to feed them. What will be your feelings, when the women and children begin to cry in your ears, with not a man to protect them? You can believe it or not, but the time is coming when a good man will be more precious than fine gold. . . .Joseph said, many and many a time, to us,–“Never be anxious for the Lord to pour out his judgments upon the nation; many of you will see the distress and evils poured out upon this nation till you will weep like children.” (Brigham Young, JD 10:292-95, 1864)

-“Missouri is cracked up to be the greatest honey country that there is on the earth; but it will not be many years before they cannot raise a spoonful in that land, nor in Illinois, or in any other land where they fight against God. Mildew shall come upon their honey, their bees, and their crops; and famine and desolation shall come upon the nation like a whirlwind. . . .Shall we ever be brought to want? I tell you, if we live our religion, we never shall. Cannot God Almighty send manna here, honey, and everything else, just as well as he could in the days of Moses? This is the last dispensation, and it has got all the power, the interest, the miracles that were in all of them, and tenfold more. . .The maple trees in the States will be blasted; yes, and they might as well try to make sugar from an oak tree; and everything else will be mildewed and go to destruction, when we shall have thousands.
Have not we felt the rod? Yes; and God says judgment shall come, and it shall commence at the house of God first, and then it will come upon those that have rebelled in the house of God; and of all the suffering that ever fell upon men and women will fall upon the apostates. . . .” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 5:93-94, 1857

-“Lay up your stores, and take your silks and fine things, and exchange them for grain and such things as you need, and the time will come when we will be obliged to depend upon our own resources; for the time is not far distant when the curtain will be dropped between us and the United States. . . You will also see the day that you will wish you had laid up your grain, if you do not do it now; for you will see the day, if you do not take care of the blessings God has given to you, that you will become servants, the same as the world will.. . . I will prove to you that I will put my faith with my works and layup stores for my family and for my friends that are in the United States, and I will be to them as Joseph was to the people in the land of Egypt. Every man and woman will be a saviour if they will do as I say. . . .It behooves us to be saving and to prepare for the time to come. The day will come when the people of the United States will come lugging their bundles under their arms, coming to us for bread to eat. Every Prophet has spoken of this from the early ages of the world. Already we begin to see sickness, trouble, death, famine, and pestilence; and more yet awaits the nations of the wicked. Jesus said, When you hear of these things in foreign nations–destruction and desolation, you may then look forth for my coming, and know that it is nigh at hand.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 5:10, 1857)

-“Follow the example if you think it is a good one, and lay up stores of grain, against the time of need, for you will see the time when there will not be a kernel raised and when thousands and millions will come to this people for bread.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 3:252, 1856)

-“We have done first rate; but we can wake up more, and keep waking up, and attend to the things you have been told to attend to; and one of them is, to lay up stores of corn, wheat, oats, peas, beans, buck wheat, and everything else that can be preserved; for you will see a day when you will want it; and it will be when we shall feel the effects of famine, and when the United States have not any food. And inasmuch as we are wise and prudent in this matter, we shall have power over them, and they cannot help themselves.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 4:330, 1857)

-“But the day will be, and it is right at our doors, when thousands and millions in the United States and in the old countries will come to us and render to us all the rich things that this earth affords, in exchange for food.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 5:255, 1857)

-“The day will come when millions of people will flock to us for bread, and thousands of them will be honest; they will be the elect of God; they will come to us for salvation, either to this place or to Jackson County.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 8:89, 1860)

-“There are some who feel that they are secure as long as they have funds to purchase food. Money is not food. If there is no food in the stores or in the warehouses, you cannot sustain life with money. Both President Romney and President Clark have warned us that we will yet live on what we produce.” (J. Richard Clarke, Conference Report, Oct. 1980)

-“You have been warned before hand, and that by revelation from God through Joseph Smith, and afterward through brother Brigham who is our Prophet, you have been warned, time and time again, to take care of your grain. In future build yourselves good store-houses and save your grain for a time of famine, and sickness, and death upon the nations of the wicked, to get rid of the evil doers. . . .We must lay up grain against the famines that will prevail upon the earth. What shall we lay up that grain for? Shall we lay it up to feed the wicked? No, we shall lay it up to feed the Saints who gather here from all the nations of the earth, and for the millions of lovers of good and wholesome laws who will come from the old countries and from the United States, fleeing to this place for their bread, and I know it.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 3:227-228, 1856)

-“It has been prophesied, scores of times, to different ones of the Latter-day Saints that their relatives and friends who cast them out and scorned them, should yet come begging for bread; then be wise, and prepare yourselves with bread in abundance to feed the hungry.” (Woman’s Exponent, Nov. 15, 1876)

-“I have seen a hungry woman turn down food for a spool of thread. (Ezra Taft Benson, speaking of war-torn Europe at close of World War II;” Conference Report, Oct. 1973))

-“What good will be our greenbacks that we get from the government for security when all the crops of the earth are destroyed by hail?” (“And there shall be a great hailstorm sent forth to destroy the crops of the earth.”) D & C 29:16 (Mathew Cowley Speaks, p. 172)

-“I remember when the sisters used to say, “Well, but we could buy it at the store a lot cheaper than we can put it up.” But that isn’t quite the answer. . . Because there will come a time when there isn’t a store. I remember long years ago that I asked a very prominent grocer who had a chain of grocery stores, “How long would your supply of groceries last if you did not have trucks to bring in new supplies?” He replied, “Maybe we could stretch it out for two weeks from our storehouses and from our supplies.” People could get awfully hungry after two weeks were over. . . .Should trucks fail to fill the shelves of the stores, many would go hungry.” (Pres. Spencer W. Kimball, Conference Report, Oct. 1974)

-“Have you ever paused to realize what would happen to your community or nation if transportation were paralyzed or if we had a war or depression? How would you and your neighbors obtain food? How long would the corner grocery store or supermarket sustain the needs of the community?” (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Oct. 1980)

-“I presume you have never had the great and trying experience of looking into the faces of people who are starving when you are unable to give them even a crust of bread. We faced that as we first met with the Saints in parts of Europe. But when the welfare supplies came, it was a time never to be forgotten by these faithful Saints. I can see them now in tears, weeping like children, as they looked upon those first boxes of welfare supplies when they reached occupied Germany.” (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Oct. 1952)

-“I remember great tracts of once fertile and productive land lying idle… and people starving because there was no seed to plant, no machinery with which to plant, cultivate, and harvest, and no power because power machines had been destroyed and horses had been killed during the bombing and many others killed and eaten for human’s food. . . .” (Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Oct. 1952)

-“We are too accustomed to going to stores [and rationalizing]. . .that [we have] no time or space [for a garden]. May I suggest…you store seeds and have sufficient tools on hand to do the job.” (Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Oct. 1980)

-“The time will come when the judgments of God will be poured out upon this nation because of their wickedness in shedding the blood of the Prophets and other righteous men and women, and in passing laws against the Patriarchal order of marriage; and peace will be taken from the earth. A great revolution will take place in this land and those who will not take up the sword against their neighbor, and the honest in heart, will flee to places of safety; they will come over these Rocky Mountains with knap sacks on their backs and there will be so many to be fed that there will be a famine for the want of food, not because there will not be seed time and harvest, but because of the number of people that will come. Then a sack of wheat will be worth many times more than a bag of gold.” (John W. Taylor, Farmington, Utah, Spring, 1901)

-“Should evil times come, many might wish they had filled all their fruit bottles. . .cultivated a garden. . .planted a few fruit trees and berry bushes.” (Pres. Spencer W. Kimball, Conference Report, Oct. 1974)

-“Suppose you. . .sell all your wheat . . .and you are left with nothing more than a pile of gold, what good would it do you? You could not eat it, drink it, wear it, or carry it off where you could have something to eat. The time will come that gold will hold no comparison in value to a bushel of wheat.” (Brigham Young, JD 1:250, 1853)

-“Obtain a year’s supply [by building] up your food supply just as you would a savings account. Save a little for storage each pay-check. Can or bottle fruits and vegetables from your gardens and orchards. Learn how to preserve food through drying and possibly freezing. Make your storage a part of your budget. . . . We urge you to do this prayerfully and do it now.” (Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Oct. 1980, “Prepare for the Days of Tribulation”)

-“Store up all your grain and take care of it. . . . it is almost as necessary to have bread to sustain the body as it is to have food for the spirit; for the one is as necessary as the other to enable us to carry on the work of God upon the earth.” (Orson Hyde, JD 5:17)

-“Learn to sustain yourselves, lay up grain and flour, and save it for a day of scarcity.” (Discourses of Brigham Young, pp. 291-93)

-“Some of the recent disasters in which Church members have been involved show that there is a need for diversification in places of storage and in types of containers. Perhaps not all storage should be concentrated in one area of the house, not all should be stored in tin or plastic containers, not all in glass containers.” (Barbara B. Smith, Conference Report, Oct. 1976)

-“Frequently I am asked, “What were the most valuable items in the days of starvation in Germany? As for what we needed, the food item we relied on most was vegetable oil. With a bottle of vegetable oil, one could acquire nearly every other desirable item. It had such value that with a quart of vegetable oil one could probably trade for three bushels of apples or three hundred pounds of potatoes. Vegetable oil has a high calorie content, is easy to transport, and in cooking can give a tasty flavor to all kinds of food items that one would not normally consider as food–wild flowers, wild plants, and roots from shrubs and trees. For me and my family, a high-quality vegetable oil has the highest priority in our food storage, both in times of daily use and for emergency usage. When vegetable oil is well-packed and stored appropriately, it has a long storage life without the necessity of refrigeration. We found ours to be in very good condition after twenty years of storage, but circumstances may vary. . . . . . .Honey could be traded for three times as much as sugar. . . . When a person is very hungry, the taste of food will change for him. In times of emergency, the Lord seems to provide a way to help our bodies adapt.” (F. Enzio Busche, Ensign, June 1982)

-“The day will come when if this people do not lay up their bread they will be sorry for it.” (Wilford Woodruff, JD 18:127)

-“It will not surprise me, if times get harder and tighter, if somewhere along the line you will be required to give up what you yourselves have or part of it in your cellars. It will be fortunate if you have put away enough so that you can spare some and still be able to live.” (J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Church News, April 20, 1946)

-“[When] distributing food, clothing, and bedding to the suffering members of the Church in Europe following World War I, I witnessed the starving, the emaciated, and the barefoot. It was a piteous sight. My heart went out in compassion to all our Heavenly Father’s suffering children. . . .[Upon] arrival of our first Church welfare supplies in Berlin. . .I took with me the acting President of the mission. . ..[He] took [the] dried beans…put his hands into [them] and ran [them] through his fingers, then broke down and cried like a child with gratitude. We opened another box, filled with cracked wheat, nothing added or taken away. . . .He touched a pinch of it to his mouth. After a moment he looked at me through his tearful eyes–and mine were wet, too–and said, while slowly shaking his head, “Brother Benson, it is hard to believe that people who have never seen us could do so much for us.””(Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Apr. 1977)

-“Elder Lorenzo Snow. . .spoke of the prediction of the servants of God that wheat would be worth its weight in gold. He asked what preparation had been made for that time. . . .When this nation became disrupted by civil strife, thousands would flock here and we should have to feed them. . . .As sure as there was a God in Israel, the famine predicted would come to pass.” (Des. Evening News, Jan. 31, 1877)

-“Brethren, go and build your storehouses before your grain is harvested, and lay it up, and let us never cease until we have got a seven years’ supply. You may think that we shall not see times in which we shall need it.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 4:337, 1857)

-“Let us go to work and lay up our grain, lay up wheat, and everything that will and can be preserved; and in so doing, we will save ourselves from sorrow, pain, and anguish; . . .This is a part of our religion–to lay up stores and provide for ourselves and for the surrounding country; for the day is near when they will come by thousands and by millions, with their fineries, to get a little bread. That time is right by our door. . . .Wake up, ye Saints of Zion, while it is called to-day, lest trouble and sorrow come upon you, as a thief in the night. Suppose it is not coming, will it hurt you to lay up the products of the earth for seven years? Will it hurt you, if you have your guns, swords, and spears in good condition, according to the law of the United States? . . .But wake up, ye Saints of the Most High, and prepare for any emergency that the Lord our God may have pleasure in bringing forth. We never shall leave these valleys–till we get ready; no, never; no, never. We will live here till we go back to Jackson County, Missouri. I prophesy that, in the name of Israel’s God.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 5:164-65, 1857)

-“For years past it has been sounded in my ears, year after year, to lay up grain, so that we might have an abundance in the day of want. .. View the actions of the Latter-day Saints on this matter, and their neglect of the counsel given; and suppose the Lord would allow these insects to destroy the crops this season and the next, what would be the result? I can see death, misery and want on the faces of the people. But some may say, “I have faith the Lord will turn them away.” What ground have we to hope this? Have I any good reason to say to my Father in heaven, “Fight my battles,” when He has given me the sword to wield, the arm and the brain that I can fight for myself? Can I ask Him to fight my battles and sit quietly down waiting for Him to do so? I cannot.” (Brigham Young, JD 12:240-241, 186)

-“Let us be in a position so we are able to not only feed ourselves through the home production and storage, but others as well.” (Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Oct. 1980)

-“The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the Ark was to the people in the days of Noah.” (Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, Oct.1987)

-“Joseph warned the people of a famine that was coming on the land, and laid up corn; so Brigham and Heber have taught you that we are going to see a day similar to that, but more terrible–more awful!
. . .I would advise you to take everything that is unnecessary, and buy wheat and barley, and such things as you need with it, and lay up your stores for the time that is to come, that you can feed your own kindred and friends, who will actually come to you.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 5:174, 175, 1857)

-“It’s better to have your food supply two years early than one day late. Nations shall be cut off when they are ripe in iniquity. . . . A desolating sickness shall cover the land. . . . Famine shall sorely oppress them–confusion and war shall make their hearts to faint, and their knees to tremble. Would to God that our nation had never given cause for the distress which they now only begin to suffer! . . . When these poor starving thousands flock here for food, will it not be glory enough for you to begin with, to feed them, to give them shelter, and administer to their sick? . . . If you will do as you are told, your eyes shall witness just such scenes!” (Orson Hyde, JD 2:206, 1855)

-“A few years ago President Young gave counsel to the people of the Territory–most of whom agreed to it–to lay by seven years’ provisions. We were to have commenced three years ago, and were to have laid up one year’s bread over and above the year’s supply. The following year we were to add another year’s supply, and so have continued until we had our seven years’ supply laid up. … I look upon the subject of storing grain and other kinds of food as a very religious matter. How could a man who was half starved enjoy his religion? How on the earth could a man enjoy his religion when he has been told by the Lord how to prepare for a day of famine, when, instead of doing so, he had fooled away that which would have sustained him and his family. I wish our brethren to lay this matter to heart, and not to rest until they have obeyed this particular item of counsel. I also advise them to live within their means, and avoid getting into debt.” (George A. Smith, JD 12:141-143, 1867)

-“We have said much to the people with regard to laying up provisions to last them a few years. This is our duty now; it has been our duty for years. How many of our bishops have provisions laid up for one year, two years, or seven years. (Brigham Young, JD 12:106, 1867)

“I tell you that the judgments of God are at the door of both Zion and great Babylon. …I want to ask you if you ever heard brother Kimball tell about laying up wheat? “Yes,” say some “we have heard him, but the famine has not come yet.” No, but it will come. The Lord is not going to disappoint either Babylon or Zion, with regard to famine, pestilence, earthquakes or storms, . . . they are at the doors . . . . Lay up your wheat and other provisions against a day of need, for the day will come when they will be wanted, and no mistake about it. We shall want bread, and the Gentiles will want bread, and if we are wise we shall have something to feed them and ourselves when famine comes.” (Wilford Woodruff, JD 18:121, 1875)

-“I will tell you a dream which Brother Kesler had lately. He dreamed that there was a sack of gold and a cat placed before him, and that he had the privilege of taking which he pleased, whereupon he took the cat, and walked off with her. Why did he take the cat in preference to the gold? Because he could eat the cat, but could not eat the gold. You may see about such times before you die.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 3:262, 1855)

-“There are many very good people who keep most of the Lord’s commandments with respect to the virtuous side of life, but who overlook His commandments in temporal things. They do not heed His warning to prepare for a possible future emergency, apparently feeling that in the midst of all this trouble “it won’t happen to us.”” (Mark E. Petersen, Conference Report, April 1981)

-“I have asked of the Lord concerning His coming; and while asking the Lord, He gave a sign and said, “In the days of Noah I set a bow in the heavens as a sign and token that in any year that the bow should be seen the Lord would not come; but there should be seed time and harvest during that year; but whenever you see the bow withdrawn, it shall be a token that there shall be famine, pestilence, and great distress among the nations, and that the coming of the Messiah is not far distant.”” (TPJS, pp. 340-341)

-“Now is the time for us to be like unto Joseph of old–lay up stores for ourselves, and our children; and thousands, and hundreds of thousands from the old world, the United States, and North and South America will flee to this place to get down by the side of Joseph’s cribs, and granaries, and storehouses, to get that which will sustain life. . . .”(Life of Heber C. Kimball, p. 41

-“. . . but those who have known [God] and in the day of tribulation forsaken His laws will be beaten with many stripes. To all those who stand firm and steadfast when the love of many shall wax cold because of the famine and pestilence, and great trials with which the Saints of God are to be tried before the judgments pass from the house of God to the wicked, to all such He has made precious promises, and they will be fulfilled.” (Parley P. Pratt, JD 3:311, 1856)

-“If we sin, and do not repent, God will chastise us until we do repent of and forsake all sin; but He never will scourge us so long as we do right. …Plan to build a good storehouse, every man who has a farm, and never cease until you have accomplished it. And do not forget to pay your tithing before you put the grain into the storehouse. Lay up enough for seven years, at a calculation for from five to ten in each family; and then calculate that there will be in your families from five to ten persons to where you now have one, because you are on the increase. It now takes about one thousand bushels of wheat to bread my family one year, and I want to lay up six thousand for each year of the seven for which I calculate to store it up. . . . Where a family now requires only a hundred bushels a year, let the head of that family lay up a hundred bushels the first year, two hundred the next, and increase the amount every year in proportion to their probable requirements. When we have stored away our grain we are safe, independent of the world, in case of famine, are we not? Yes, we are; for, in that case, we will have the means for subsistence in our own hands. When the famines begin upon the earth, we shall be very apt to feel them first. If judgments must need begin at the house of God, and if the righteous scarcely are saved, how will it be with the wicked? Am I looking for famines? Yes, the most terrible and severe that have ever come upon the nations of the earth. These things are right before us, and some of this people are not thinking anything about them; they do not enter their hearts. Still there is not an Elder here who has read the revelation which says, Go forth and warn the inhabitants of this land of the sickness, the death, and disasters that are coming upon this nation, but what must be satisfied of the truth of what I am saying. …I consider that carefully storing our surplus grain against a time of need is of the greatest importance to this people, in connection with building the Temple. You may build that Temple, and at the same time neglect those things that I am speaking of, and you will perish temporally. . . .I know that we will see those things of which I have spoken–such famines as this world never beheld. Yes, we have got to see those scenes;. . .and if you will wake up and do as you are told, you will escape. I will advise every man in every settlement to build a storehouse; and if one cannot do so alone, let two or three build one between them. Store up and preserve your grain, and then you will be safe. . . . I know that He is able to suffer famines to come upon us, and then to rain manna down from heaven to sustain us. I also know that He could increase our grain in the granaries and our flour in the bins, and make one small loaf of bread suffice for many persons, by exerting His creative power. . . . There are a great many things that we can save and take care of, as well as we can wheat, barley, and oats. We can dry pumpkins, squashes, currants, apples, peaches, &c, and save them; we can also save beans, peas, and like articles, and keep them for seven years. And if you will take the right care of your wheat, you can save it just as long as you may wish to; but, in the usual mode of storing it, you have got to stir it, move it, remove it, and turn it over, or it will spoil. . . .Then go to work and build up this kingdom, establish righteousness, and prepare yourselves for the famines that are coming upon the earth; for I tell you that they are coming. Do you suppose that God would give revelations and tell us to warn the inhabitants of the earth of things which were coming speedily upon them, if He did not intend that those things should come? He said that they should feel them, and I know that they are bound to feel them; for they will not repent. Let us go to work and prepare for the thousands upon thousands who will come unto us. . . . The day will come when people will gather here by hundreds and by thousands,–yes, fifty thousand in a year; and very many will come trudging along with their bundles under their arms.” (Heber C. Kimball, JD 5:19-23, 1857)
-“We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. . . . We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments. Those of us who read and believe the scriptures are aware of the warnings of prophets concerning catastrophes that have come to pass and are yet to come to pass. There was the great Flood, when waters covered the earth and when, as Peter says, only “eight souls were saved” (1 Peter 3:20). If anyone has any doubt concerning the terrible things that can and will afflict mankind, let him read the 24th chapter of Matthew. Among other things the Lord says: “Ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. . . . “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. “All these are the beginning of sorrows. . . . “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! . . . “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:6–8, 19, 21–22). In the Book of Mormon we read of unimaginable destruction in the Western Hemisphere at the time of the Savior’s death in Jerusalem. Again I quote: “And it came to pass in the thirty and fourth year, in the first month, on the fourth day of the month, there arose a great storm, such an one as never had been known in all the land. “And there was also a great and terrible tempest; and there was terrible thunder, insomuch that it did shake the whole earth as if it was about to divide asunder. “And there were exceedingly sharp lightnings, such as never had been known in all the land. “And the city of Zarahemla did take fire. “And the city of Moroni did sink into the depths of the sea, and the inhabitants thereof were drowned. “And the earth was carried up upon the city of Moronihah, that in the place of the city there became a great mountain. . . . ” . . . The whole face of the land was changed, because of the tempest and the whirlwinds, and the thunderings and the lightnings, and the exceedingly great quaking of the whole earth; “And the highways were broken up, and the level roads were spoiled, and many smooth places became rough. “And many great and notable cities were sunk, and many were burned, and many were shaken till the buildings thereof had fallen to the earth, and the inhabitants thereof were slain, and the places were left desolate” (3 Nephi 8:5–10, 12–14). What a terrible catastrophe that must have been.
The plague or Black Death of the fourteenth century took millions of lives. Other pandemic diseases, such as smallpox, have brought untold suffering and death through the centuries.
In the year A.D. 79 the great city of Pompeii was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted.
Chicago was ravaged by a terrible fire. Tidal waves have swamped areas of Hawaii. The San Francisco earthquake in 1906 ruined the city and took some 3,000 lives. The hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas, in 1900 killed 8,000. And more recently, as you know, has been the terrible tsunami of Southeast Asia, where thousands of lives were lost and where relief efforts are still needed.
How portentous are the words of revelation found in the 88th section of the Doctrine and Covenants concerning the calamities that should befall after the testimonies of the elders. The Lord says:
“For after your testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand.
“And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds.
“And all things shall be in commotion; and surely, men’s hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come upon all people” (D&C 88:89–91).
How interesting are descriptions of the tsunami and the recent hurricanes in terms of the language of this revelation, which says, “The voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds.”
Man’s inhumanity to man expressed in past and present conflict has and continues to bring unspeakable suffering. In the Darfur region of Sudan, tens of thousands have been killed and well over a million have been left homeless.
What we have experienced in the past was all foretold, and the end is not yet. Just as there have been calamities in the past, we expect more in the future. What do we do?
Someone has said it was not raining when Noah built the ark. But he built it, and the rains came.
The Lord has said, “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30).
The primary preparation is also set forth in the Doctrine and Covenants, wherein it says, “Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come” (D&C 87:8).
We sing the song: When the earth begins to tremble,
Bid our fearful thoughts be still;
When thy judgments spread destruction,
Keep us safe on Zion’s hill.
(“Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83) We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. This is a first priority. We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments. We in this Church have evidence enough of the penalties of disobedience in the examples of both the Jaredite and the Nephite nations. Each went from glory to utter destruction because of wickedness.
We know, of course, that the rain falls on the just as well as the unjust (see Matthew 5:45). But even though the just die they are not lost, but are saved through the Atonement of the Redeemer. Paul wrote to the Romans, “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord” (Romans 14:8).
We can heed warnings. We have been told that many had been given concerning the vulnerability of New Orleans. We are told by seismologists that the Salt Lake Valley is a potential earthquake zone. This is the primary reason that we are extensively renovating the Tabernacle on Temple Square. This historic and remarkable building must be made to withstand the shaking of the earth.
We have built grain storage and storehouses and stocked them with the necessities of life in the event of a disaster. But the best storehouse is the family storeroom. In words of revelation the Lord has said, “Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing” (D&C 109:8).
Our people for three-quarters of a century have been counseled and encouraged to make such preparation as will assure survival should a calamity come.
We can set aside some water, basic food, medicine, and clothing to keep us warm. We ought to have a little money laid aside in case of a rainy day.
Now what I have said should not occasion a run on the grocery store or anything of that kind. I am saying nothing that has not been said for a very long time.
Let us never lose sight of the dream of Pharaoh concerning the fat cattle and the lean, the full ears of corn, and the blasted ears; the meaning of which was interpreted by Joseph to indicate years of plenty and years of scarcity (see Genesis 41:1–36).
I have faith, my dear brethren, that the Lord will bless us, and watch over us, and assist us if we walk in obedience to His light, His gospel, and His commandments. He is our Father and our God, and we are His children, and we must be in every way deserving of His love and concern. That we may do so is my humble prayer, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.” (If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear; by President Gordon B. Hinckley)

 

Self Defense Firearm Comparisons

 

Keep your family safe by having firearms and a concealed carry permit. The permit is easy to get, and the firearms are still available.

 

Where to buy:

Wikiarms.com has lists of vendors and their stock.

Ready Gunner in Orem Utah.

Discount Firearms in Springville Utah.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Surplus for military gear online.

 

9mm handguns small enough for concealed carry:

Note on magazine size: Note that with any of these you can typically buy after market magazines with greater capacity. However, those with greater magazine capacity listed here will easily fit in your holster as such, but not with the extended magazines. You should have a few extra extended magazines for any firearm.

 

Glock Brand:

Glocks have few moving parts, making it easier to maintain, and less likely to jam.

Glocks have a trigger safety in addition to the drop safety.

All generation 5 Glocks are ambidextrous.

Glock 19: Most of the employees at the Ready Gunner store say they conceal carry a Glock 19. The Glock 19 is the “Honda Civic” of concealed carry firearms. These cost

Glock 43x is a slimmer firearm, but still 9mm. The magazine holds 12 rounds. It’s an improvement upon the Glock 43, which didn’t fit a hand well and only held 6 rounds.

Sig Saur Brand:

These are not ambidextrous.

These have more moving parts than a Glock.

These have a drop safety, but no trigger safety.

 

SigSaur 365 is quite small, and therefore easy to conceal. The magazine is single wide but still holds 12 rounds. The SigSaur 320 is similar but with a double wide magazine holding 16 rounds, and is the new military issue firearm.

 

Smith & Wesson Brand:

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Other noteable hand guns of a different caliber:

Smaller guns don’t absorb the kick as much, so they can be harder for petit users. When it comes to a 9mm, it’s simply a lot of power, more than some can handle. A 380 is the in between caliber. It’s easier to fire, but still stronger than a 22 handgun, which wouldn’t knockdown an intruder.

380 handgun:

22 handgun: It has low knockdown power, but it’s more threatening when granny pulls this out than when she simply begs for mercy.

 

Shotguns:

These are effective for home defense as they don’t require great aim, and they have high knock down power against close up and medium range intruders. Its point and shoot, and works even for the novice.

The 12 gauge is the typical shotgun for self-defense.

The OO ammo is recommended for home defense.

The shorter barrel will be easier to manipulate in small spaces, but is less accurate long range, which is typically fine for home defense.

 

Rifles:

These are needed for hunting but can serve to keep unwanted visitors away as well.

The 22  rifle is easy to start learning with, and is good for pests.

 

Assault Rifles:

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight; or a semi-auto to an auto fight. The second amendment is about defending against tyranny, so bring whatever they will, namely an assault rifle.

The AK-47 is the flagship assault rifle.

 

 

Firearm Basics, Race Against Gun Restrictions, Finding Ammo & 1st Firearms by Andrew Skousen

 

 

 

Firearm Basics From WorldAffairsBrief.com 12.19.14

 

Preppers often half-jokingly refer to their stockpiles as “Beans, Bullets and Band-Aids,” but there’s no joke about the need for effective weapons as an integral part of your preparedness plans. The ongoing cultural war against guns continues to rage on the national and local stage. All weapons have scary effects and are easily demonized. Opponents of firearms would have us believe that all we need is a phone or alarm system to call 911 and “let the professionals handle it.” But the police almost always arrive too late and can only write a report on how you were victimized.

 

 

For centuries force was directly proportional to physical strength and weaker people had to rely on greater numbers for safety. The gun changed all that. Anyone with enough strength to pull a trigger could deal a deadly blow—and at great distance. The effectiveness of a well-directed bullet is a very real deterrent. Even criminals and SWAT teams with significantly larger firepower fear the small arms wielded by individuals.

 

 

But the gun is much more than just a weapon of self defense—every pioneer knew the value of a firearm for procuring food. Good hunting skills will be valuable someday and although arrows and other projectiles are reusable, they require much more skill and have less range than a rifle.

 

 

Here are some of the basic firearms and why you need them:

 

 

The ubiquitous .22 caliber is a necessity around the farm or ranch for dealing with small animals and vermin that attack chickens or destroy the garden and pasture. At slaughter time a carefully aimed small caliber weapons is used to stun large animals without prolonged suffering. A revolver is handy to carry and very reliable, but a .22 rifle is more accurate for small game.

 

 

For close in, personal self-defense, nothing beats a larger caliber handgun, either a revolver or a semi auto pistol. The semi auto pistol delivers the most firepower at the fastest rate of fire, but the magazine can be hard to load and the slide is difficult to operate for some people when clearing a jam and chambering the first round. Revolvers rarely jam and are easy to load. If a round fails to go off, you just pull the trigger again and a new bullet is rotated into position and fired off. Most revolver shooters pick either the .38 caliber or the more powerful .357 magnum round. The biggest disadvantage to a revolver is that they usually only carry six rounds, half as many as the magazine capacity of semi auto pistols.

 

 

Much is written about the pros and cons of the different calibers of ammo used in semi auto pistols. The large .45 is a favorite for those who want lots of stopping power, but .9mm pistols carry more rounds. A good compromise is the .40 S&W round which has good stopping power but is not as bulky as the .45. To figure out what is best for you, go to a gun range and try several models, calibers and sizes—most establishments make this easy for a single fee and the cost of the ammo. Pick one you can confidently handle.

 

 

Hunting rifles with a scope are highly accurate but they are usually bolt-action models that are generally limited to a 5 round internal magazine. One of the best hunting calibers is the 300 Winchester Magnum round, but the old 30-06 caliber is still very popular. For those that can only afford one rifle, I feel that the money is better spent on a semi-auto assault rifle which can be used for both hunting and self-defense. Assault style rifles are powerful enough for hunting, but have a rapid rate of fire with the ability to reload from a quick change magazine. When hard times come the threats against us will be more desperate (criminals) or intense (tyranny) and you won’t be able to scare them off as easily with small arms—you’ll need a real rifle. Get one while they are still available. The most common calibers are the smaller 5.56mm or larger 7.62mm NATO rounds.

 

 

Last, but far from least, is the shotgun. Its versatility will amaze you: for home defense the large 12 gauge buckshot round has great stopping power (and won’t pass through your walls into your neighbor’s house). You’ll hit more during small game hunting and it packs enough power in sabot slugs for even big game hunting (for rifled shotguns).

 

 

All weapons require practice and training for accuracy and personal safety—and you must learn how to keep each one clean. You might also think about a high quality, single pump air rifle for target practice and to handle some of the critter tasks mentioned above when ammunition is outlawed or scare. Air rifles and pellets are both relatively inexpensive. It’s also a good way to introduce young people to weapons. But if you get them a Red Ryder BB gun this Christmas make sure they don’t shoot their eye out! [END]

 

 

 

 

PREPAREDNESS TIP: THE RACE AGAINST GUN RESTRICTIONS by Andrew Skousen from WorldAffairsBrief.com 1.15.21 

 

 

Everyone can see the handwriting on the wall. With Biden/Harris in the presidency and democrat control of both houses of congress, we can expect some of the first bad laws from Democrats to restrict Americans’ right to self defense. Don’t take my word for it, read Biden’s own plan for yourself or this summary and translation of the worst terms by Gun Owners of America (the best group working to protect our 2nd Amendment rights). Here is just a taste of what we can expect in Biden’s “first 100 days”:

 

 

  1. Stop new weapon sales: The slickest way to stop arms manufacturing in the US is to make all weapons companies liable for damage done by criminals with their products. That’s like suing Automakers for damage done by people ramming cars into things. Think it can’t happen? Remington, one of the largest weapons manufacturers, has already folded after a major lawsuit was inappropriately allowed to proceed over a weapon reportedly used in the Sandy Hook shooting. Another lawsuit was allowed against Cabela’s over ammo they sold. A bill explicitly allowing these kinds of lawsuits would put any company making weapon parts, magazines, and even ammunition—or selling them—out of business. What about manufacturers outside the US? According to the plan “Biden will also use his executive authority to ban the importation of assault weapons.” …and eventually all other weapons too.

 

 

  1. Track all existing weapons: The least obvious way of registering most weapons is with a federal requirement (or powerful “incentives”) to make all states require “universal background check legislation and close other loopholes…” [per the Biden document]. This means that any weapon not already in your hands by the time this goes into effect would be tracked and traced through every subsequent owner, making it easier to confiscate later.

 

 

  1. Close up any “loopholes”: The plan wants to “end the online sale of firearms and ammunition…”, make it unlawful to manufacture a gun at home without a background check, make it easier for the ATF to drag their feet on background checks, and limit people from buying more than one weapon per year, for starters. There are many other options being considered to “incentivize” people into giving up their guns.

 

 

  1. Make it easier to take guns away: Every strategy will be put into play to remove guns under any pretense including more “red flag laws,” banning anyone convicted of a “hate crime” from owning a weapon, and more. Here is a sample from the Biden plan: “Hold adults accountable for giving minors access to firearms. Biden supports legislation holding adults criminally and civilly liable for directly or negligently giving a minor access to a firearm, regardless of whether the minor actually gains possession of the firearm.”

 

 

Everyone needs to make sure their self-defense category is taken care of. I know there are long lines and empty shelves already, but get on the waiting lists. It is not going to get any easier to acquire weapons, ammunition, magazines, parts, body armor, reloading equipment, sights, scopes, etc.

 

 

If you are just starting out, focus on the essentials: A handgun is essential. I recommend the Sig Sauer P365 for size and function (it is 9mm, a very common ammunition to find). At the very least consider a .22 revolver—which is handy for around the farm or ranch and is still lethal when aimed well. You can also manufacture your own lower receiver for a 1911 style pistol and have a legal weapon that is not tracked (for now). Next consider an AR-15 rifle. It is easy to shoot but still powerful enough for long range or hunting and the rapid reload of high capacity magazines is important in any kind of firefight. Shotguns should also not be overlooked. They are very powerful and useful for a wide range of hunting and home defense (for the latter get good quality active ear protection).

 

 

Get prepared in this area now. Options are still out there but it is a race against time before options start disappearing. The first steps toward gun control will be all about making it harder to purchase a weapon and ammo. Later they will take them away. [END]

 

 

 

 

Finding Ammo & First Firearms by Andrew Skousen from WorldAffairsBrief.com 1.29.21

 

Ammunition is getting hard to find but it is still available from multiple sellers online. I don’t have the time or space to list all the sellers and options but Wiki-Arms.com does exactly this and keeps a running list of sellers and prices for all the most common ammunition types sorted by price. It is an excellent resource.

 

 

If you have delayed getting a firearm it is not too late to buy one. Those with younger children should also consider what their children will want in the future for protection when the world gets worse. Prices are still going up but there are plenty of firearms on the market. In fact, there have never been so many models and options as there are now. Even if you have never owned a gun before, have small hands, or limited grip power, I encourage you to look at the options. Here are a few of the models to look for:

 

 

Sig P365: Sig Sauer, one of the top-rated firearms manufacturers came out with this flagship model for conceal-carry that does not skimp on capacity: the 365 carries (10+1) of 9mm in the smallest magazine and 12 +1 and even 15+1 in extended magazines. 9mm is a good choice just because of its popularity and widespread use. Those available now are at full price for around $700, but it has gone on sale in the past for $600. I wouldn’t count on the price ever coming back down much.

 

 

.22 Handguns: The easiest gun to start out on is a 22 caliber revolver. They are simple to handle, load and operate and have almost no chance of jamming. There are small, snub-nose revolvers for conceal-carry (a 22 is better than nothing), but the best all-around models have a 4″-5″ barrel for more accuracy around the farm and ranch. The Ruger single-ten ($600) is excellent or there are cheaper options like the Ruger Wrangler .22 4.62″ for $220 or Rough Rider for $140. A .22 revolver is also excellent for stunning large and small animals for butchering.

 

 

.22 Rifle: The .22 rifle is an excellent varmint hunter. The Ruger 10/22 (10 rounds of 22) is a very popular rifle and often the first weapon any young man learns on. It is accurate, sturdy and reliable. Some of the “tactical” variants accept 25 round magazines.

 

 

.357 or .38 Revolver: Some family members are not comfortable with racking the slide of a semiauto handgun like a Glock or the P365 above, but need better stopping power than a .22. I recommend a revolver in .38 or .357 caliber such as the Smith & Wesson “J-Frame” in 0.38, with a concealed hammer option and 5 rounds. This was previously called the “Ladysmith.” The triggers are long and heavy, but that is their safety. S&W has several similar sized revolvers out there now. The best sights are on the S&W 640 Pro. Another option is the Ruger LCR, available in .22, .38 and .357 calibers. Its main advantage is a lighter, smoother trigger—just be sure to let the trigger all the way out or it could “short stroke” and fail to reset for the next round.

 

 

1911 Semiauto: The legendary 1911 handgun has been a standard in the military for decades. The simple design, balanced feel and solid performance makes this a good platform for anyone capable of racking the slide. Typically chambered in .45 it is a lot of weapon with plenty of power, but limited to 7+1 magazine capacity. Some models have double stack magazines (A2 series) for 14 +1 capacity. There are 80% lowers you can still find for making one yourself in either single or double-stack option. This is an excellent gun to have in any collection. Joel highly recommends the old Browning Hi-Power in 9mm. He likes the single action with a short trigger pull for fast shooting. It is hard to find now, but some are still available on used gun forums.

 

 

Glock 19 DIY: Anyone looking to round out their weapon supply right now should consider the 80% lowers for the Glock 19 (9mm). You can still find these 80% lower receivers in Polymer80 ($130) with all other parts needed to complete the gun for around $460 total. These are some of the easiest lowers to finish out yourself and make your own perfectly legal complete weapon without a serial number (watch for this “loophole” to be closed soon).

 

 

Ammo and weapons are still available now if you search for them. This is the only category of preparedness I recommend advancing ahead of other categories because of the coming restrictions. These purchases get expensive fast, so stay within your budget while you focus on rounding out this area right now. [END]

 

 

An Army Ranger’s Handgun Training Tips

 

 

Notes I took while training with an Army Ranger:

-Elbows in, less you’re a target and more stable
-Slow squeeze trigger
Bend knees
-Lean forward
-Non trigger hand tight grip around front of gun
-After shot keep ready for next shot
-Putting in new mag finger on medial right it and grip then them button
-Getting out of holster keep other hand to chest so meet up to out to gun
-Tight grip after shot so ready for next shot
-Grip you cover the handle as much as can
-New mag belt bullet points to midline
-Don’t pull finger all the way off trigger between shots. Let it halfway open to clock reload. Makes much faster shots.
-Both eyes open so double see gun but target is more clear. You know which gun I the true to focus. Or target gets blurry and too focused on sights.
-Fast shooting need really good grip.
-Prep the trigger during the draw. By the time extended already to the wall.
-Pulling out from holster push gun straight forward, don’t swing it down fishing
-Arms straight based on person preference
-Practice how you’re be shooting so just drop the mag at change they don’t break
-Chest to straight out
-Out of holster point right at direction you’ll shoot
-Thumb of supporting hand goes below trigger hand thumb
-Pointer finger aligned as far out as thumb of support finger
-There’s a timer thing at the buzzer you draw and fire it tells how long it took from when you draw to fire

 

 

Destroying Angel Pass By: On The Word of Wisdom, & End Time Plagues

 

 

Joel Skousen suggests that the last days plagues will be man made. With the Corona virus scandal of 2020 we can see how easily this can happen.

I don’t think that the word of wisdom is limited to avoiding diabetes and cancer from not using toxic substances and using healthy foods.

Viral infections are known to not effect those who have healthy immune systems.

By keeping our health in order, we can highly decrease the odds of our succumbing to the increasingly potent last days plagues.

Joseph Smith taught that it is a mistaken idea to think that the saints will avoid all of the plagues and desolations of the last days, due to the weakness of the flesh.

Joel Skousen pointed out the irony in the seeking of the word of wisdom blessings of run and not be weary and walk and not faint, if we never walk, and we never run! The human body was designed to run. We should have some amount of intense training on a regular basis to train our bodies to function at the optimum level.

Further, the connections of spirit and body cannot be denied. Surely God would have us take care of our bodies. The soul is a two part system of the spirit and body.

Avoid vaccination. A healthy immune system is the best security against viral disease. President Nelson took the vaccine but didn’t say it was required to do so. We each decide what is best for our health. I don’t trust the vaccines due to the mysterious things they put in them, and the steep agenda pushing them from the deep state.

I also believe in avoiding psychotropics and antidepressants, as these can have an effect of numbing the conscience. They will not always be available, and we should work towards emotional independence where possible.

A major issue in the standard American diet (SAD) is that we eat far too much meat. The saints are not exempt from this trend! Seventh Day Adventists however do quite well in this, and studies show they are far healthier than the average person. Asians were the healthiest before they Americanized can started eating tons of meat, now they’re not much healthier than anyone else. Even if you chose to have some amount of animal products in your diet, if you’re like everyone else (which is highly probable by definition), you need to dramatically decrease your meat consumption. Meats should be for small flavoring, not main dishes. Studies are clear in showing that those who consume higher amounts of animal products have many more health issues.

 

 

Run for Your Life by Andrew Skousen

 

 

From the World Affairs Brief, 3-22-19 worldaffairsbrief.com

 

How many of us feel fit enough to make a “run for it” if we had to? How many of us would be panting hard after just one block? What if our path of escape was uphill? Keeping ourselves physically fit has many benefits, including the ability to get out of a tough situation by simply running away. Don’t underestimate this crucial aspect of mobility. Although we have plenty of fast vehicles and modes of transportation, nothing is as flexible and always available as our own two feet. On foot we can rapidly change direction, clamber over obstacles, climb and even swim. Our aptitude in this area could not only save our own life, but help us get to others in time to save them. Here are some ideas for improving in this core area of physical fitness.

 

Start slow. The best speed and agility comes from a foundation of healthy physical fitness. If you are starting from very little daily exercise and activity, it pays to start small and work up to higher levels of fitness. Even patients with recent operations are now being encouraged to get up and walk afterwards because their improvement is much faster when they do. Walking is fine, but don’t stagnate at this level. Walking hills or stairs next strengthens the heart and helps the lungs get stronger when you get to breathing hard.

Transition to running. Most people can run, even if they have to start slow. Many people just avoid it because they find it too strenuous at first. The key is to avoid this sudden all-or-nothing approach. Our bodies are complex and take time to adjust to different benchmarks. When we suddenly ask it to perform at a faster speed it struggles to keep up the pace and fills our minds with painful complaints from our lungs to our knees which aren’t used to it. Some people hate running because of this or think they can’t do it. But most of the time it is just that their bodies are not used to it or they have developed bad running habits that exacerbate knee or joint problems. Learn first proper running technique such as from this excellent video by Dr. Mark Cucuzella. The key is to help your body transition from your current benchmark to one where you can run, and run fast.

 

Interval training. An excellent way to nudge your body toward faster movement is with intervals of more intense effort interspersed between slower periods where you are still moving. For instance, if you are used to walking, switch to a jog for one minute and then back down to walking for 3 minutes. Start with the speed you are used to running and speed it up for a short period of time before resuming the slower pace until you recover. Use a watch to time your intervals and increase the times spent at the faster pace and/or decrease the time spent at the easier pace. Gradually the body will adjust your muscle tone, blood flow and energy stores to be ready for the faster pace. Don’t give up just because it is hard at first; that’s the signal needed to tell your body to change.

 

The goal is to increase both speed and stamina. To improve your stamina, intersperse intervals of slower running or walking into your routine before you get tired out. For instance, if you can only run for a half mile, try walking a bit after just a quarter mile, again after a half mile and then run on to increase your distance. You will soon find that you can keep this up for 1, 3, 5 and more miles just by pacing yourself with periodic walking. Eventually you can even run those distances without the walking breaks.

 

Once you have a stronger foundation of physical health, you can add speed days to your workouts. The goal here isn’t to be able to run your whole workout at top speed but to run several intervals at high speed after getting warmed up with 10 to 15 minutes of normal running. The 100 yard dash is too short for a real get-away, but it is useful for learning to quickly cover short distances. You can measure it off precisely if you want to compare your time with others, but most people can just sprint for the length of the same city block and compare their time as they improve. To really get away you will likely have to run for two or three blocks, so practice that or use the 1/4 mile track for an excellent test of both speed and stamina.

 

Don’t be discouraged if you can’t beat your old high school records. The goal is to get to your peak fitness for your current age. For some people that means just being able to climb a hill or several flights of stairs unassisted, but most of us are capable of some form of running. Experts have long known that the body was designed to run, and most of us just need to remind it of its abilities. In the end, the goal of being able to move quicker in an emergency is an additional benefit of healthier physical fitness from exercise and healthier eating. Keep working at it and you can become more vibrant, efficient and capable of quick action when you need it most.

Don’t forget to lose weight if you need to. Running will never become enjoyable if you carry around an extra 30 or 40 pounds when exercising. Remember too, when exercising to help lose weight, don’t increase your food intake, with your increased appetite. Most will not lose weight while exercising if you keep eating the same type and quantity as before. You must cut down on food intake to be successful. [END]

 

 

Rainwater Collection by Andrew Skousen

 

From the World Affairs Brief, July 2, 2021

 

During this dry, hot summer, it pays to evaluate our reserve water options. Most municipalities rely on grid power to deliver water from deep wells, and although they have backup generators, in a prolonged crisis there could be long periods of no water. When your faucet stops, it is a true emergency. Access to plenty of potable water is the key to good sanitation, and the most vital of all modern conveniences. But where will you get water in a crisis?

 

A good water filter that can handle both pathogen and chemical contamination is the core part of water preparedness, but you still need a source of water. A well is THE BEST option for water self-sufficiency (if you have a way of bringing it to the surface) since it is naturally filtered by the ground. Surface water is valuable if you can filter any contamination it has, but you have to haul it home. Rainwater can be collected right from your roof and stored nearby for a variety of uses depending on what level of filtration you have available.

 

Rainwater is naturally soft, which is ideal for washing, laundry, and for almost any application that uses hot water. Rainwater is also preferred by plants, especially in areas where it doesn’t rain often because it is mildly acidic and helps release minerals from alkaline soils (which prevail in dry areas).

 

How much rainwater can you collect? More than you might expect. Depending on the size of your roof, storage capacity and annual rainfall, you could easily harvest enough to survive on even in a harsh desert like Las Vegas, NV (10 gallons/day from a 1000 square foot roof) . This rainwater harvest calculator is a valuable planning tool since it uses local historical data by month and allows you to input your roof collection area and projected monthly usage. One inch of rainwater can accumulate to 600 gallons from a 1000 square foot roof.

 

Metal roofing is best, but tile and asphalt shingles work too. Just avoid chemically treated wood shingles and lead or copper materials. Gutters are your collectors, so the more roof they collect from the better. If you can connect both sides of the roof together with a pipe it will save on costs, or prepare containers at each roof downspout. Install a debris diverter such as the “leaf eater” ($50/each) at the downspout to filter out leaves and large debris that collect in the gutters and wash down with the rainwater or install gutters with continuous screens. Many people install an extra downpipe with a closed valve at the bottom to catch the first runoff from each rainstorm. With the valve closed it catches the first 10 gallons which has the most dust and debris in it. After it fills the water continues to the downspout that goes to the water collection containers. These are called “first flush diverters” and are not expensive (kits are $40/each), but experienced rainwater collectors have found them to be more trouble than they are worth as people forget to drain them or they freeze while water is still inside. Instead they recommend installing a drain valve in the first collection barrel and periodically drain off any sediment that accumulates.

 

Typically, the limiting factor is how much you can store. The most common rain barrel is a repurposed 55 gallon blue drum. You can start small and add more containers in series as long as the tops are all at the same elevation (or you prepare plumbing to equalize the air and water levels). Elevate the containers, where possible to use gravity flow as much as possible using sturdy blocks, pavers or the natural landscape.

 

Another cheap option is to repurpose 275 (or 250) gallon IBC totes (a liquid tank with a cage built for moving with a forklift). Stop algae growth by covering the tanks with a UV resistant sun cover or paint. Used ones can be found for $100 or less. The totes can be stacked and support the weight of a full IBC tote on top even when the bottom one is empty. Stacked water storage gives you more pressure if you plan to use a drip system for your garden, but there is some discussion about how to make it so the tanks act together. The extra pressure from the upper tank makes the roof of the bottom tank expand against the bottom of the top tank, and potentially pinch the necessary vent tube coming out the top cap. One way around this is to place spacers between the two tanks as shown in this video, or drain them separately as shown in this setup. Of course, there are many commercial tanks with more capacity, but expect to pay around $1 per gallon capacity (1000 gal tanks are around $1000). If you live in a cold climate plan on storing your rainwater barrels or cisterns in an insulated barn or shed during the winter, or prepare to drain them during the coldest months (which are also often the peak months for precipitation).

 

Most states have no regulations against harvesting rainwater—except Colorado and Utah. Colorado limits each household to a mere 110 gallons; Utah allows up to 200 gallons without notifying the state and up to 2,500 gallons if you tell them by filling out this online form.

 

Filtering rainwater: Rainwater for vegetation or flushing toilets does not need to be filtered, and plants may even benefit from the dust and bird droppings washed off the roof. The most cost effective filter for rainwater is a barrel mostly filled with clean sand. At the bottom of the sand there should be a layer of larger sand and then pea gravel around the drain pipe. Although the sand can be used as a major particulate filter with frequent backwashing, it can actually perform much better if you encourage aerobic bacteria to grow a film that traps and digests pathogens. David Tarsi has been experimenting with these “biosand filters” and has some impressive results, but it takes a little maintenance when the filter flow rate gets too slow. This filter is slow (the maximum rate is around 3 gallons per hour) so use this filter at the end of the process when extracting water from the tank(s) for washing or drinking. You can add activated carbon to the last stage of this filter, but I would also still run drinking water through a Berkey water filter before consuming (note: the optional fluoride filters for the Berkey are valuable for filtering out heavy metal contamination including radioactive isotopes from fallout).

 

Rainwater is a valuable resource that falls almost everywhere on earth. To make use of it just intercept it between the roof and the ground. This is as simple as placing buckets under a downspout, but the more you store the more you will have on hand for periods of drought. Start harvesting this natural resource for a self-replenishing form of backup water storage, either for your plants or yourself now and in the future. [END]

 

Watering Your Garden by Andrew Skousen

 

From WorldAffairsBrief.com June 4, 2021

 

Some of the best properties for long-term security are in the Intermountain West along both sides of the Rocky Mountains. Many of the best areas in this region have an arid, high-altitude desert climate, with plenty of sunny days, but limited water. Depending on your altitude, there are enough frost-free days to grow a good variety of crops but you have to use the water carefully to grow what you need. Here are the pros and cons of some of the most common watering methods and some ways to improve your efficient use of both your water and time.

 

Overhead Watering: The fastest and easiest watering system is a sprinkler in the middle of the garden patch. This gets the job done quickly—often with just a single garden hose. This is a great way to start out, but as you expand your garden this system quickly loses its appeal. Here are the biggest problems and ideas for making the most of what you have:

 

Problem: Most sprinklers spray in circular patterns, leading to overwatering in the middle and dry corners of a typically rectangular gardens. Oscillating sprinklers will water a rectangle but we have yet to find an oscillating sprinkler that lasts for more than a few years. Melnor brand sprinklers have a “limited lifetime warranty” but it is a hassle to get them replaced. The mechanics of this kind of sprinkler are just more complicated and don’t last—unacceptable for long-term self-sufficiency. Solution: If your sprinkler doesn’t fit the garden, plan your garden around the sprinkler. It doesn’t have to be circular—you can use two or more sprinklers for long gardens and put water-loving plants in the middle and drought-tolerant plants around the outside.

 

More Problems: overhead sprinklers water everything, including your pathways and weeds. On windy days your water gets blown away and on calm days more of the water is lost to evaporation compared to other watering options. Solution: water on calm days and at night (when wind and evaporation are reduced). Another solution is mulch. This year we had a tree-trimming company drop off a truckload of wood mulch—chopped branches, bark and leaves. Some tree trimmers will give it away, others charge a modest fee. We have found it very useful. We dug our pathways down a few inches and filled them with bark mulch. Very few weeds have fought their way to the surface and the bark naturally keeps any water in the ground so the adjacent beds stay more moist. We also apply a layer of compost mulch to the beds to keep water in and discourage weeds. On beds that we plant by seed we only apply a thin layer, but we can mound around seedlings. Fortunately our animals have been generating a lot of manure that breaks down well into compost.

 

Flood Irrigation: The old-fashioned method of watering row crops and fields by flooding them once per week is actually preferred by most plants. The water gets very deep and encourages strong roots. Problem: It uses too much water and irrigates everywhere. Solution: Plant along (or within) shallow channels for the irrigation water along a downward slope. In the past flood irrigation water was diverted from a nearby stream. Today most people will get water from a hose or pipe. You can simply let the hose run at the top of each row or make a manifold pipe that has an outlet for multiple flood rows. Bart Carter shows how to build a simple, effective manifold system for flood irrigation out of PVC pipe. For each 3/4 inch water source (sprinkler box or hose bib) he connects two 1/2 inch PVC pipes x 10ft with distribution ports every 2 ft. He attaches a flexible hose at each outlet to accommodate variations in row width and placement so he can reuse this setup year after year. He recommends this as the best way to water. It works best on a slight slope and the furrows need to be kept even and fairly debris-free for an even flow. It takes between 50 and 70 minutes to water a 25 ft. row depending on your soil type and conditions.

 

Drip Tubing: The latest watering method is via tubes that emit water a drop at a time, usually around a gallon per hour. The emitters are spaced every 16 or 18 inches along the hose. Soaker hoses with a permeable membrane leak more water all along their length but degrade in the sun and rarely last more than two seasons. I recommend drip tube with embedded emitters such as from Dura-Flo (NDS brand), which is available at most Ace Hardware stores. The best price on good quality 1/2 inch drip tube (17mm) is around $90 per 500 ft roll (after shipping). This works well with 1/2 inch barbed fittings. Drip tubing uses water pressure to send water everywhere it is installed with each run capable of at least 200 ft. including on uneven and slightly uphill layouts (the chart on p. 11 of this brochure shows when a drip line can work at up to 1000 ft. in length). Drip keeps the water where you want it to reduce weed growth in surrounding areas.

 

Problem: drip is expensive and takes time to install and take down each year. Solution: work toward a no-till garden so you can leave it in place and use the same beds year after year, but rotate where you plant crops. This typically requires gathering enough mulch and/or compost to keep the soil covered around the plants while still replenishing the nutrients in the soil and keeping the weeds down. If you need to provide water to a bed put multiple drip tubes together at 12 to 20 inches apart and set the timer until the ground between the tubes gets even moisture.

 

In arid regions there are less bugs, weeds and mold or fungus problems in the garden but getting enough water to your plants becomes a big chore that is critical to get right. Although it takes an initial investment of time and money, a good watering system can resolve this hurdle and give you the best of both lush plants and decreased pests. There is plenty to do on a self-sufficient homestead so use a combination of automated watering systems and mulch to reduce the garden chores to just planting and harvesting as much as possible. When you get it right the garden becomes more bountiful and a pleasure to work in. [END]

 

 

 

 

Notes on AHA’s CPR Training

 

Based on American Heart Association CPR Training

2018

 

100-120 compressions per minute.
2 inches deep compressions, not more than 2.4, most people don’t go deep enough.
Stop compression for breaths for less than 10 seconds.
Need bare chest.
Carry pocket knife so can cut clothes.
30 compression then 2 breaths.
For breaths watch chest rise
Hold mask in c shape with 1 hand other hand lift chin.
Keep a bag valve mask handy.
If heart rate returns but no breathing, give 2 breaths every 5 seconds.
Place aed pads one above right breast other on left side of torso, should be labeled.
Have a razor to shave chest hair.
If have 2 sets of pads try one with hair and shave if aed says not connected then place the new set on.
Not place aed pad over med pad or heart monitor implant.
Anyone over age 8 use adult aed pads.
Infant CPR use thumbs to do 1.5″ compressions.
Infant compression to breaths 15:2.
Mouth to mouth must plug their nose.
Cardiac arrest give 2 breaths but just 1 for respiratory arrest.
Baby choke can hit back just between shoulders 5x then 5 chest compression if not conscious, 5 stomach thrusts if conscious.
Adult Heimlich if pregnant or too day do the thrusts over chest instead of abdomen.

 

 

Other medical field basics can be quickly learned. The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) textbook is mostly fluff and textbook-ism, don’t count on it as an effective learning tool.

 

Lessons from The Jews on Quickly Relocating

 

 

Fiddler on the Roof depicts how the Jews had to be ready to leave at the drop of a hat. They were almost used to leaving their homes in a moments notice.

The movie depicts them being given 3 days’ notice to sell what they can, pack up, and leave.

Of course you can’t really sell anything in 3 days, so don’t plan on that.

Do you have fuel to leave the state? To travel to the other half of the country? To go pick up a loved one in need from an area in crisis then return home?

Having a full year of fuel for your commute is perhaps unreasonable but start small.

Have alternative travel methods too, such as bikes horses ATVs and even a sort of hand carts.

Have packs for survival ready to go. See Joel Skousen’s “10 Packs for Survival” booklet.

Most of your food storage will not be travel friendly but have packs for the alternative need to leave home.

Where possible have vehicles which can haul trailers which each adult (or at least skilled youth) in the family can drive. Have enclosed trailers for each vehicle.

You may not be able to be ready for everything but be ready for some basic travel needs.

Of course, have passports on hand as well.

Paint masks from a hardware store can be much more effective than N-95 masks to have on hand for when real danger exists outside.

 

 

Animal Husbandry: Overview of Purpose for Each Animal

 

Guinea fowl eats much more bugs than chickens
Cows and goats eating pooing helps field
Llama scarecrow, needed if have dog?
Llama ride for kids, pack for hikes
Llama poo in 1 spot, good for manure
Horse for riding
Ducks for bug control
Chicken eggs could be useful, & bug & weed control
Sheep for fiber for spinning cloth
Llama keep more rodents away
Cat keep mice away
Rabbits good manure & kids love them

Animal Husbandry: Ducks

They need water frequently as they feed
They can eat the bugs in your garden just be aware they don’t trample over something too much
They would probably do well with small raised gardens such as tires
Using ducks to get rid of the bugs in your garden can save you from using pesticide
Also consider geese these are vegetarian and we’ll eat the weeds in your garden and they won’t eat your plants unless it’s a bright fruit
They mix their water with food and thus messy the water and have watery droppings.
They lay eggs in various places unlike chickens who lay in the se place regularly.
They require much more water than chickens.
If they have a mini swim pool of water something they can bon their head in they are good, they don’t need an elaborate pond.
Beware baby ducklings drowning in deep water basins if they have access to that.
They might eat roots of garden planter boxes.
They are quite loud.
They bob their heads to communicate with mating partners.
They need water to mate.
Theres one kind that isn’t loud (m___?)
Their eggs are harder and oilier than chicken.
Clip their wings so they can’t fly away or fly up into your raised gardens.
Ducks eat the snails and slugs ridding them of your garden.
Chickens scratch and destroy gardens, ducks not really so, they just want a bit of grass and bugs, not really into your plants.
You may want to have an eye on them while they’re in the garden.
In Japan they use ducks in rice patties for weed control etc.

 

 

Animal Husbandry: Rabbits

FEED THEM HAY NOT PELLET ideally
Not Californian not netherland
Yes lionhead, Himalayan,
Rex likes petting not holding, intelligent
Hold rez tight it’ll kick squirm, esp mini rex
Lazy bunnies don’t want play so no polish
Yes Dutch is very good
Harlequin is best the clown
Mini lop is good unless overestimated can bite
But mini lop does love children
Jersey wooly is lazy
Chinchilla rabbit, best intro when
Sussex
Not American
English spot

Animal Husbandry: Llamas

It’s 1.5 lb of dry matter per 100 lb of body weight
So a 400 lb llama will eat about 6 lb a day
If you’re feeding year-round in other words they don’t have pasture you’re just feeding them year round for a 400 lb llama at 6 lb a day that’s about 2000 pounds a year which is one ton. You’ll want to llamas so that’s two tons a year and if they have offspring that’s additional cost.
They also need a mineral box to feed on regularly but that’s quite cheap. The mineral comes in 50 lb bags and alama it’s about 28 lbs a year so one bag per year for two llamas would almost work. The 50 lb bag is $50.

They need copper in their diet but beware this hurts sheep so don’t feed them is er this hurt sheep so don’t feed them with sheep

They only  Spit at people they don’t like

They make a noise when there’s a predator and this signals and this signals the other animals to get behind it

They are bigger than alpaca

You can train a llama to not spit

Their teeth continue to grow and may need to be trimmed

llama’s spit at each other to establish dominance

female llamas are more docile

Their Coats need to be cut once a year like sheep or it’s too heavy on them and too hot
But don’t shave them too short or they’ll freeze in the Winter

They guard alpaca’s do not

They pack alpaca’s do not. They pack 60-80 pounds max.

Llamas are more gentle than horses and does and do not get spooked as easily
Llamas or less bossy than horses

Llamas don’t like it when people get underneath them
They don’t like being poked in the bum

Females can be overwhelmed and harmed by males from constant breeding

Females spurn the males when approached for breeding and are already bred. So they don’t need to be separated all the time, but separate them systematically so they don’t have babies in the winter. Gestation is almost a year. separate momma and baby, because a male will want to mount a female days after birth. Once pregnant, they can be together. If they are not pregnant and I don’t want them to get pregnant, I separate them until I do. Momma needs a rest for a few months.

Need to cut their toe nails

Mineral box for them to eat from

Can use a very large like 100 gal water tub and put deicer so not freeze
But beware kids falling in

Harsh winters give extra vitamins

Kids can rideon them if they are trained for that

Alpaca is much smaller and less intelligent that llama, more like a lamb.

Animal Husbandry: Hay Feed

Alfalfa is cheaper than grass hay as it grows faster.
Alfalfa cubes are more efficient less is wasted.

Animal Husbandry: Dogs

If you want the livestock guardian dog to you stuck guardian dog to guard your livestock its parents should have been its parents should have been working and it should grow up around and it should grow up around those animals

Breeding heat happens about 2x per year for Great Pyrenees, swollen raise bleeding vulva is an indicator.  Look for increased urination frequency as it puts out hormones with scents to attract the male. A vaginally smear test may indicate optimal heat timing, and a blood draw to measure progesterone more accurately predicts the heat cycle.  Female will only permit mounting at the right stage of the heat. Optimal age is between 1-7 years. If male is stud / separate, bring female to him.

Animal Husbandry: Barn Cats

 

Don’t let them free range until at least 6 months old.

At night, keep then in a kennel until they’ve been with you for at least 3 months.

These can get rid of rodents and bugs around your garden and home.

Garden Watering: Drip Line

 

A drip line is superior to a soaker hose as it can be spliced and repaired if it breaks.

One shared this helpful tip:

I don’t pull the black tubing in at winter, especially if I have it set up the way I like in beds cause it is like a spider web of hose and can be a pain. Ours is above ground. Just unhooking the hose from the water would likely be enough to drain it for winter, however the hubby squeezes an air compressor down and turns it on in fall to blow the lines out. I don’t know about your water pressure, but find that it is actually really good most of the time and will run up hill and for long stretches, especially if you use dripper tips like the 2-4 gal an hour drips or less. Another thing that is good for direct watering and saving on sprinkling are these hoses by Anderson https://www.amazon.com/Andrews-100-Foot-Tube-Sprinkler-10-12349/dp/B00004R9UA/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=sprinkler+hose&qid=1626984575&sr=8-9
you can lay them down under weed barrier if your things are in rows and it really only takes a minute or two every day, or morning and night to get everything under the barrier/mulch wet.

Water Storage

anytime you use plastic dump white vinegar in them slosh them around and let sit for a hr, the vinegar is supposed to put a chemical burn on the plastic which seals it better that’s what I read on my Survivalist Forum anyway by several people

Tractor supply co

Facebook marketplace for local

Watch the want ads and you can usually find used that ever only had food in them for $50-$100, and ones that had farm or industrial chemicals in them for free or close to it. I believe they’re around $200 brand new. If buying new, there are ones intended for one-time use, and others intended to be re-used multiple times. 55 gal food grade drums with screw bungs can be gotten (often free) from soda pop bottling plants. The water will taste like pop for a long time.

Biggest problem with drinking water storage in IBCs or barrels, is getting them really clean and keeping them that way. There’s no man-hole cover to take off and get down in there to scrub them out, and gunk tends to accumulate despite your best efforts. I’m in the process of setting up a 2-IBC system for a cabin I can’t run piped water to, but I plan to use it strictly for fire protection, hand/tool washing, and maybe watering a few herbs, because it’s already clear to me that it will never really be clean enough to drink.

If you’re going to use the 250 gallon totes or 55 gallon drums make sure they are food grade plastic ones And a good place to CK  with is the Apple Juice plants or any food products companies that uses plastic 55-gallon barrels are totes that are food grade plastic However the plastic will not favor very well in the direct sunlight or AKA UV rays  It’s  probably best to buy them new. That way you will know where they came from or what was last BEING use in  them.
Only stainless steel tanks can be sterilized by chemical washout companies. Where plastic tanks cannot be sterilize once chemicals has been use in them such as agriculture products  weedkillers insecticides or acids.
Bleach and caustic soap plants sometimes sells plastic holding tanks that would be safe to use Just need to be rinsed out thoroughly.
As others have mentioned here just look online there’s lots of companies that deals with new and used plastic  barrels or  tanks .

Bleach instructions:

http://www.iwillprepare.com/Water_files/Water_Barrel_Care.htm

“Fill the barrel 1/4 full of water. Add cup of bleach
Close the bung caps. The bleach water solution will kill anything growing inside the barrel (If there is any). Turn the barrel on its side an let the kids roll it around the backyard for a while. Have a barrel that has been sitting empty for a long time or just needs extra cleaning? Let the Water/Bleach solution sit overnight. Rotate it a couple times so all sides get cleaned….including upside down to clean the underside of the lid. Empty the contents and rinse a few times with water to remove the Water/Bleach solution until the inside of the barrel no longer has a strong bleach smell.”

Resources on Emergency Preparations

 

 

LDS Prepper YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ldsprepper

Free PDFs n preparation resources: https://www.cityprepping.com/2021/07/07/preppers-free-pdf-library/

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