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

The Reproach of Men

Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart I have written my law, fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. (2 Ne. 8:7). This part of the Book of Second Nephi quotes from the Book of Isaiah? (in Chapter 51) so in both the old world and the new, the Lord admonished His people not to fear the reproach or criticism of the people around them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jethro’s Advice

And Moses’ father in law [Jethro] said unto him … (Exodus 18: 17)    …    Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:(Exodus 18: 21)    …    So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.(Exodus 18: 24)

The work load of leading Israel after the departure from Egypt was too great for Moses to bear alone. As Jethro advised, Moses delegated much of the responsibility to others. For our purposes here, the most important detail of the story is the list of qualities that Jethro said the leaders should have to whom Moses delegated authority and responsibility. Read the rest of this entry »

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Upside Down

 And wo unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord! And their works are in the dark; and they say: Who seeth us, and who knoweth us? And they also say: Surely, your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay. But behold, I will show unto them, saith the Lord of Hosts, that I know all their works. For shall the work say of him that made it, he made me not? Or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, he had no understanding?( 2 Nephi 27:27)

About this quote, Brother Logan makes the following comment Read the rest of this entry »

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Closest Candidate rather than Most Electable

First Presidency Issues Letter on Political Participation

SALT LAKE CITY 22 September 2008 The following letter was issued by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 11, 2008, to be read to Church congregations throughout the United States:

Political Participation, Voting, and the Political Neutrality of the Church

Therefore, in this election year, we urge you to register to vote, to study the issues and candidates carefully and prayerfully, and then to vote for and actively support those you believe will most nearly carry out your ideas of good government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cicero on the Decrees of Fools

But if the principles of Justice were founded on the decrees of peoples, the edicts of princes, or the decisions of judges, then justice would sanction robbery and adultery and forgery of wills, in case these acts were approved by the votes or decrees of the populace. But if so great a power belongs to the decisions and decrees of fools that the laws of Nature can be changed by their votes, then why do they not ordain that what is bad and baneful shall be considered good and salutary? Or, if a law can make Justice Injustice, can it not also make good out of bad? (Marcus Tullius Cicero, quoted in W. Cleon Skousen, The Five Thousand Year Leap, p 45) Read the rest of this entry »

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We Rejoice in Christ

For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. Read the rest of this entry »

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Previous Stands 2010

From: Warren Rogers, Write In Candidate for State Treasurer
To: All Utahns

The quoted text below now appears on a page called “Previous Stands 2010” on my candidate website.

As noted elsewhere on this site, the purpose for my 2012 State Treasure campaign is to build up the twenty first century People’s Party using the historical People’s Party of Utah Territory as a model. As for the issue positions I will stand for, other than divine revelation, the most reliable guild to a person’s future behavior is his past behavior. Read the rest of this entry »

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Candidate Selection Part Two

The previous post, Candidate Selection Part One, drew the conclusion that the general citizenry should seek for those who should serve in public offices and that a citizen whom his peers find when they do their search should accept the office and do its duties. People’s Party members are citizens and consider themselves bound to do these duties. So how can a large group of citizens call a person as a candidate for a public office thus avoiding the need for any candidate to appoint himself to run? Read the rest of this entry »

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Candidate Selection Part One

In order to nominate excellent candidates consistently, a party must base its selection process on true principles. As mentioned on the Introduction page, one of those true principles is that a humble person makes a better leader than a prideful person. A humble person is more likely to follow guidance from the Lord because he recognizes that he needs guidance from someone wiser than himself. Pride is a sin in and of itself and it gives rise to other sins. Traditionally, the major parties have expected candidates to appoint themselves to run for the party’s endorsement. When two or more candidates of the same party seek the same public office, the rivals have been expected to compete for the support of the party’s delegates. The delegates have been expected to choose one of the rivals and endorse him. If that were the best way to choose a leader then why has the Lord never used that system to select a prophet or any other officer of his church? The office should seek the man not the man seek the office. A careful examination of ancient scripture shows examples of the office seeking the man not the man seeking the office, with respect to political office as well as religious offices. Saul became the first king of united Israel without volunteering or doing any competing. In those ancient days, the people of Israel had a prophet whose name was Samuel. Read the rest of this entry »

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No Religious Test

When choosing which candidate to support, we urge you to avoid the following invalid criterion: that the candidate be a found within the best possible religion. Part of the spirit of the law of religious freedom is the idea that a citizen need not belong to the true church to serve well in public office. Elder Dallin H. Oaks put it this way. Read the rest of this entry »

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