Consequences of a Refusal to Recognize Our Creator

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Whether the bondage of sin correlates to, or causes, the bondage of statism is a subject of significant importance. How necessary, really, is a belief in God? Continue reading…

Libraries and the Use of Force

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Behind the funding for libraries with their lovely book collection, pleasant programming, and charming librarians is a heavily armed IRS agent. He’s not cute and cuddley, and he really doesn’t care that, for example, your daughter had a 10-day NICU stay, and both your sons had surgeries this year, and you really can’t afford to make your “contribution” to the library. Continue reading…

Selling Our Birthright For a Mess of Pottage

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Government legitimately exists to help protect our rights—not to pursue economic opportunities at the expense of our liberty and property. Let’s not repeat Esau’s mistake; there is still time to learn from the past so as not to repeat it.
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Liberty and Salvation

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The war over agency, far from being decided in the past, rages today, with government being a primary front in the battle. The price of failure, whether failure to maintain and restore the institutions that safeguard our political freedom or failure in relation to our eternal salvation, is terrible. Continue reading…

Why Liberty Lovers would Love the Book of Mormon

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Anyone who loves liberty should be intrigued to study the Book of Mormon because they will find that it adamantly defends our rights. Continue reading…

Liberty and Government Principles Taught in the Book of Mormon: An Extensive List

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The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture written for our day. Its primary purpose is to bring people to Christ. Our God-given right to liberty is an essential part of the Gospel of Christ. Several liberty principles that are taught in the Book of Mormon along with an extensive list of scriptures are listed in this article. Continue reading…

Parenting Based Upon the Principles of Liberty

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As parents, we can learn to honor children’s emotional needs of autonomy, competence, and connectedness by changing instincts to control and modeling peaceful parenting to our neighbors and friends. In doing so, we will be able to grow a new generation of children who themselves have no desire to imbue force and are set firmly down the path of Freedom. Continue reading…

Rumors of Wars

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Christ’s latter-day disciples have been commanded to renounce war and proclaim peace. Similarly, however, we must recognize and beware the rumors, or propaganda, that almost always precede such wars. Continue reading…

Prophets, Principles and the Constitution

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Prophets are indeed led by the Holy Ghost for their maintenance and instruction, and have spoken in no uncertain terms about the Constitution of the United States. Continue reading…

Political Partisanship and Temple Worthiness

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No political party is free from advocacy of flagrant violations of basic gospel tenets. Mormon Republicans who question whether their fellow worshippers in the Democratic party are “good Mormons” must put an end to their pharisaical campaign and realize that their own status of “good Mormon” might similarly be in question. Continue reading…

Faith Without Works is Dead: Do We Believe It?

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Because of the counsel, commandments, and revelatory insights given, we Latter-day Saints have the opportunity to be among the world’s leading advocates of liberty. We’ve fallen far too short for far too long. Continue reading…

Victimless “Crimes”: How to Keep Immoral Behavior out of Our Communities without Violating Liberty

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To protect liberty we should only use government when someone violates the life, liberty, or property of another. Even though someone may act immorally, if they aren’t violating the rights of others, we should use discouragement and persuasion instead of force. Continue reading…

Collegiate Decisions: Lessons from the Perpetual Education Fund

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The Perpetual Education Fund [PEF] was established by the church in 2001 to help church members in parts of the world where funding for education can be difficult to obtain. The purpose of the program (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2001/04/the-perpetual-education-fund?lang=eng) in the words of … Continue reading…

Lie to Catch a Liar?

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I work in the “honesty” business. As a kind of consumer reports firm, the company I work for seeks to cut out the noise of marketing to help healthcare providers understand how well healthcare equipment and software really perform. The … Continue reading…

Man Doth Not Live by Bread Only

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Introduction The covenant people of the Lord are promised great blessings if they live by every word which proceeds forth out of his mouth.  The scriptures provide a standard, a rod of iron, a firm foundation, and were once literally … Continue reading…

Those that Dwell with Everlasting Burnings

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In Isaiah the question is posed, “Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?” (Isaiah 33:14). In his General Conference address in 1973, Elder Bruce R. McConkie explains that Isaiah is asking who is considered worthy to have a place in the Celestial Kingdom. Continue reading…

Illegal Immigration and the Fulfillment of Book of Mormon Prophecy – Part II

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Slavish devotion by latter-day saints to maintaining America’s unjust immigration policies might well be considered a cop-out to our duties to aid and assist the unfortunate immigrants who come to America to seek a better life. Are we using devotion to law and order to excuse ourselves from living a higher law? Continue reading…

Principles of What Constitutes a Crime and Appropriate Punishment

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Even though most people may agree that our rights of liberty, property, and life should be protected, many disagree on how they are defined, and how protection of such should be implemented by government. Fortunately we have further prophetic teachings.
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Family Financial Preparedness

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As I contemplate the financial condition of our country I have often asked what we, as individuals, can do to protect our own finances and prepare ourselves for the day that the economy finally succumbs to mounting stress and collapses. In this article I would like to describe the ineffectiveness of “traditional” investments and discuss how acquiring precious metals can help you secure your financial future and help you prepare for future economic disasters. Continue reading…

Why You Vote For Someone Matters

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This article is not about getting you to vote against President Obama. This article is not about getting you to vote against Mitt Romney. This article is not about getting you to vote against Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, or any … Continue reading…