Utah People's Party

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

A Teaching of Marcus Tullius Cicero

on October 3, 2012

In an earlier post entitled Truth Form Roman, we brought up a vital teaching of the Book of Mormon, prophet, Alma the Younger.

… the Lord doth grant unto all nations, of their own nation and tongue, to teach his word, yea, in wisdom, all that he seeth fit that they should have; therefore we see that the Lord doth counsel in wisdom, according to that which is just and true. (Alma 29:8)

In our post, Truth Form Roman, the Roman we refer to is Marcus Tullius Cicero, whom we asserted was one of the divinely inspired teachers to whom Alma refers.
We appreciate W. Cleon Skousen and those who wrote the sources that Doctor Skousen draws from for the following quotation of Cicero. Doctor Skousen’s book, The Five Thousand Year Leap, is of great value as a summary of the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and the sources they drew from. Cicero wrote-

…the first common possession of man and God is reason. But those who have reason in common must also have right reason in common. And since right reason is Law, we must believe that men have Law also in common with the gods. Further, those who share Law must also share Justice; and those who share these are to be regarded as members of the same commonwealth. If indeed they obey the same authorities and powers, this is true in a far greater degree; but as a matter of fact they do obey this celestial system, the divine mind, and the God of transcendent power. Hence we must now conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members. (quoted in W. Cleon Skousen, The Five Thousand Year Leap, p 41-2)

The People’s Party and its candidates for public offices proclaim that there are moral standards that are eternal, universal and objective and that these moral standards should be the basis for legislation in modern times just as they should have been the basis for legislation in times of old.


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