Utah People's Party

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

Universal Morality

on October 4, 2012

One of the most important principles of the People’s Party is that there are moral standards. These standards are eternal, universal and objective. Righteousness is the same for all people of every race. All are children of the same Heavenly Father and all can learn to do what is right using the same gospel principles. Moral relativism is the notion that morality is relative to some person’s wishes or point of view. Moral relativism is so misguided that a person need not be a Latter Day Saint or even a Christian of any sort to recognize its falsehood. Nevertheless, many in the ruling class now days legislate as if anything they or their supporters wish were morally right must be morally right.

So far as we know, Romans did not get a chance to learn of the atoning sacrifice of our Savior until after the Lord’s resurrection. Nevertheless, acting on the principle stated in Alma 29:8, a loving Heavenly Father raised up among the Romans an inspired teacher “of their own nation and tongue” named Marcus Tullius Cicero. We appreciate W. Cleon Skousen and those who wrote the sources that Doctor Skousen draws from for the following quotations 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-

Out of all the material of the philosophers’ discussion, surely there comes nothing more valuable tan the full realization that we are born for Justice, and the right is based, not upon men’s opinions, but upon Nature, This fact will immediately be plain if you once get a clear conception of Man’s fellowship and union with his fellow-men….However we may define man, a single definition will apply to all. This is a sufficient proof that there is no difference in kind between man and man….In Fact, there is no human being of any Race who, if he finds a guide, cannot attain to virtue (quoted in W. Cleon Skousen, The Five Thousand Year Leap, p 44)

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