Utah People's Party

…proclain liberty through out all the land….(Leviticus 25:10)

Importance of Duties of Citizens

on September 12, 2012

Alma the Younger told the Nephites, “For I say unto you that whatsoever is good cometh from God, and whatsoever is evil cometh from the devil.” (Amla 5:40) We suppose that every one agrees that good government is good. Alma the Younger here tells us that all good things come from God. Logically then,  good government comes from God. The notion that all good things come from God is not unique to Alma the Younger. This doctrine is also taught by other Book of Mormon prophets. For example, Moroni son of Mormon wrote-

Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto God, and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to sin, and to do that which is evil continually.(Moroni 7:12)

Since we know that good things come only from God and therefore good government comes only from God, we who want good government want to know how we can get good things from God.

There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.(Doctrine and Covenants 130:20-21)

This revelation given to us though the prophet Joseph Smith says that when we receive a blessing from God it is by obedience to some law. The prophet refers to a law of God rather than a law of man because he wrote “…irrevocably decreed in heaven…” rather than decreed on Earth. Therefore, for each blessing we wish to receive from God, there is a moral standard or commandment we must obey.

The reason why we get into the hands of autocrats in politics is because many of us criticize and stay home and don’t go to our district meetings. And we don’t allow ourselves to become candidates, or representatives to vote for those who will represent us in the nation, or the county, or the state (The Teachings of Harold B. Lee, 367).

Surely we wish to avoid being the ruled by an autocrat, because “autocrat” is another word for tyrant. We need not guess what we should do because the prophets have plainly told us what we must do to merit deliverance from tyranny. The prophets have told us the duties of citizens. We urge you to learn these duties and to fulfill them. Please consult our page called “Citizens” to learn what the Utah People’s Party has to say about these duties of citizens.

Liberty, like all good things can only come to us from God and it will not come to us citizens until we do our duties so that we merit the blessings of Heaven. There never was, nor ever will be, a politician who can deliver good government to us until we citizens have done our duties. We are building up the People’s Party to help citizens do their duties and thus be delivered from evil by divine intervention.

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