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Thursday, November 15, 2012

SECESSION


Really!!!

I am no fan of the Obama/Liberal Administration and the way they are destroying many of the liberties of our country, but I wonder if people aren't just “knee-jerking” themselves into more problems.

This article is just one of many that sets out how some people want to solve the problems of government gone badly.  In essence, they are saying –

“Let’s take our toys and go home so we can make our own rules.”


While that might sound enticing, especially considering the events of the last few years, may I offer a look at what the results will be?  I’m pretty sure most people who read my blog will not be surprised when I refer them to something from the scriptures.  Take a look at 3rd Nephi chapter 7 verses 2-4:

And the people were divided one against another; and they did separate one from another into tribes, every man according to his family and his kindred and friends; and thus they did destroy the government of the land.  And every tribe did appoint a chief or a leader over them; and thus they became tribes and leaders of tribes.  Now behold, there was no man among them save he had much family and many kindreds and friends; therefore their tribes became exceedingly great.

So far, so good for the people of that day.  But consider the end result of all they did:

And the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination of the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets (OK, this part we don’t seem to have in abundance, but keep reading)…Nevertheless they had come to an agreement that they would not go to war one with another…insomuch that in some degree they had peace in the land; nevertheless, their hearts were turned from the lord their God, and they did stone the prophets and did cast them out from among them (3 Nephi 7:6, 14).

While all the details today are not exactly the same, the course of events is parallel with the experiences of the Nephites/Lamanites just a few years before the coming of the Savior.  And many of our modern prophets have taught us that one purpose of the Book of Mormon is to prepare us for the 2nd Coming of Christ by showing events that will happen in our day.


So, while abandoning a government that is riddled with wickedness may be inviting, I believe we will lose much more than we gain if states continue on this road to secession.


What we really need to do is become the UNITED States of America and stop all the baloney that is separating us from one another.


But I’m just one goofy guy with a keyboard and nobody is really listening.

1 comment:

Tim Whitmer said...

Well big brother, you are a wise man. I have always known that, but I to have been thinking the very same thing. I may indeed seem easier to wash our hands of this and give up. I noticed among my little group of friends many would say "I'm not going to vote what is the point." I was suprised by that. Dad has always installed in us pride for our country. I am not sure who said it but it goes like "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." If we don't like what is going on run for office, write your congress men, and VOTE. But to do nothing and expect change is just silly.