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Absolutely agree. If you could prove the idea truly originated with you then fine, but we know better. "Simultaneous invention" proves that.The way I think of IP law, including patents, copyright, trademark law, etc is that it places the rights for intangible ideas over the rights for personal property and freedom.
Mahonri wrote:The Constitution covers patent law, and the Lord's Church utilizes it and copyright law.
Go ahead and attack it, but at least know who uses what you attack.
Mahonri wrote:The Church has gone to court several times over this issue
As for the Constitution, you'd better read "Prophets Principles and National Survival" for what Church leaders have said about the document and the scriptures for what the Lord said about the principles in the document.
SwissMrs&Pitchfire wrote:The church does a lot of things that are a temporary response to the system they operate under. Look at how they operate in different nations for instance.
As to the Constitution do you really think that just going back to using the Constitution once all the bad people are cleansed will be enough without revision or supplementation?
Let's review: It was adopted in 1787 not legally ratified till 1788. In 1861 Brigham Young quoted Joseph Smith after Van Buren's rejection in 1839 saying "the Whole government is gone; it is as weak as water."
So personally I take Joseph Smith's 1839 declaration as the absolute end of "success" under the Constitution. That's 51 years! The millennial success has got to be 1000 years!
Seriously what makes people think it will magically be different this time? Even the Nephites/Lamanites whoever they were at the time right after Christ's coming to them pulled off like 300 years of relative peace. Enoch however figured something different out... Something we have got to figure out, and it's not just resetting the clock to 1788. There's more.
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