10 Ways our Republic and Constitution are being destroyed

10 Ways our Republic and Constitution are being destroyed while
enemies of freedom are being aided:

1. By diplomatic recognition and aid, and trade and negotiations with the communists.
2. By disarmament of our military defenses.
3. By destruction of our security laws and the promotion of atheism by decisions of the Supreme Court.
4. By loss of sovereignty and solvency through international commitments and membership in international organizations.
5. By undermining of local law enforcement agencies and Congressional investigating committees.
6. By usurpations by the executive and judicial branches of our federal government.
7. By lawlessness in the name of civil rights.
8. By a staggering national debt with inflation and a corruption of the currency.
9. By a multiplicity of executive orders and federal programs which greatly weaken local and state governments.
10. By the sacrifice of American manhood by engaging in wars we apparently have no intention of winning.”

Ezra Taft Benson
An Enemy Hath Done This (1969), p. 40,

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Quote of the Moment

“If you deprive a man of his right to fail in the righteous use of his property, you also deprive him of his right to succeed. If you remove from a man his right to ‘go to hell,’ you likewise remove his free agency to go to heaven. Satan’s entire philosphy is based on a ‘something for nothing’ philosophy: salvation without effort – a free gift. This counterfeit doctrine was rejected by God our Father.”

Howard W. Hunter
BYU devotional, March 8, 1966

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1st Presidency letter to the US Treasury

…the Church has not found it possible to follow along the lines of the present general tendency in the matter of property rights, taxes, the curtailment of rights and liberties of the people, nor in general the economic policies of what is termed the “New Deal”….unless the people of America forsake the sins and the errors, political and otherwise, of which they are now guilty and return to the practice of the great fundamental principles of Christianity, and of Constitutional government, there will be no exaltation for them spiritually, and politically we shall lose our liberty and free institutions….We believe that our real threat comes from within and not from without, and it comes from the underlying spirit common to Naziism, Fascism, and Communism, namely the spirit which would array class against class, which would set up a socialistic state of some sort, which would rob the people of the liberties which we possess under the Constitution, and would set up such a reign of terror as exists now in many parts of Europe….We confess to you that it has not been possible for us to unify our own people even upon the necessity of such a turning about, and therefore we cannot unfortunately, and we say it regretfully, make any practical suggestion to you as to how the nation can be turned about.

Heber J. Grant
J. Reuben Clark, Jr.
David O. McKay
the First Presidency
Written during World War II
Letter to the U.S. Treasury, September 30, 1941

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Joel Chapter 2 – Sun shall be darkened

“The words of the prophets are rapidly being fulfilled, but it is done on such natural principles that most of us fail to see it. Joel promised that the Lord would pour out his spirit upon all flesh: the sons and daughters should prophesy, old men should dream dreams, and young men should see visions. Wonders in heaven and in the earth would be seen, and there would be fire, blood, and pillars of smoke. Eventually the sun is to be turned into darkness and the moon as blood and then shall come the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Some of these signs have been given; some are yet to come. The sun has not yet been darkened.  We are informed that this will be one of the last acts just preceding the coming of the Lord.”

April 1966 General Conference, President Joseph Fielding Smith, Counselor in the First Presidency and President of the Council of the Twelve Apostles (emphasis added)

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The vision of Joel has been fulfilled wherein he declared:
‘And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call’ (Joel 2:28–32).”

October 2001 General Conference, President Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church (emphasis added)

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Quote of the Moment

I am saying to you that to me the Constitution of the United States of America is just as much from my Heavenly Father as the Ten Commandments. When that is my feeling, I am not going to go very far away from the Constitution, and I am going to try to keep it where the Lord started it, and not let anti-Christs come into this country that began because people wanted to serve God.

George Albert Smith
April 1948 General Conference
Day Three Afternoon Session

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Quote of the Moment

Does not one person need repentance more than another?  Ezra and Baruch protested to God that while Israel had sinned, the Gentiles had acted much worse, and asked why they should be let off so much more easily.  But God was not buying that argument.  You can always file somebody who is worse than you are to make you feel virtuous.  It’s a cheap shot; those awful terrorists, perverts, communists – they are the ones who need to repent!  Yes, indeed they do, and for them repentance will be a full-time job, exactly as it is for all the rest of us.

Hugh Nibley
“Great Are the Words of Isaiah”

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The 10 Cannots

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

William J. H. Boetcker

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Have we read The Federalist papers? Are we reading the Constitution and pondering it? Are we aware of its principles? Are we abiding by these principles and teaching them to others? Could we defend the Constitution? Can we recognize when a law is constitutionally unsound? Do we know what the prophets have said about the Constitution and the threats to it?

Ezra Taft Benson
“Our Divine Constitution”
Ensign, Nov. 1987

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