Attn.: Supporters of Liberty

Submit ALERTS or ACTION ITEMS on what we can do to support Freedom. (i.e. action regarding a bill or other important issue)
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Attn.: Supporters of Liberty

Postby lundbaek » Mon May 08, 2017 10:57 am

American Independence Day is not far off. May I suggest that those of you who feel up to it suggest to your bishop that you or someone give a talk the last Sunday in June about the Declaration of Independence, about the Lord's hand in establishing the United States, and the duty of Latter-day Saints to preserve liberty. It took a bit of boldness, but such a talk has been scheduled in our ward. And it has worked in years past.

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Re: Attn.: Supporters of Liberty

Postby eddie » Mon May 08, 2017 11:00 am

Good idea, something we all need to hear!

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Re: Attn.: Supporters of Liberty

Postby lundbaek » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 am

Next Sunday, 17 September, will be the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. This is likely the best and most appropriate day of this year to bring to the attention of Latter-day Saints the following message, which I have persuaded the responsible member of our ward to include as an insert in our ward bulletin. May I suggest that you try to find a way to present this or a similar message to your ward.

"230 years ago today 41 delegates to a convention in Philadelphia, after nearly 4 months of deliberation and debate, signed the Constitution of the United States. Some of the signers of the U.S. Constitution, including George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, later testified in their own words of the divine assistance of "providential agency", that "Almighty hand", or the "finger of God" toward establishing the Constitution. And we Latter-day Saints have been told by the Lord Himself in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 101:80 that He established the Constitution of this land by the hands of wise men whom He raised up unto that very purpose. Since that revelation was given in 1833, almost every latter-day prophet and many apostles have testified of the importance of our understanding, upholding, and abiding by the principles of the U.S. Constitution."

One of those I shared this with added the following to it:
"President David O. McKay said it this way: “Other than being one in worshiping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States. If members of the Melchizedek Priesthood allow the U.S. Constitution to be destroyed, they not only forfeit their rights to the Priesthood, but to a place in this highest degree of glory as well. (David O. McKay, The Instructor, Feb. 1956, p. 34)".

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Re: Attn.: Supporters of Liberty

Postby Silver » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:01 am

lundbaek wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 am
Next Sunday, 17 September, will be the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. This is likely the best and most appropriate day of this year to bring to the attention of Latter-day Saints the following message, which I have persuaded the responsible member of our ward to include as an insert in our ward bulletin. May I suggest that you try to find a way to present this or a similar message to your ward.

"230 years ago today 41 delegates to a convention in Philadelphia, after nearly 4 months of deliberation and debate, signed the Constitution of the United States. Some of the signers of the U.S. Constitution, including George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, later testified in their own words of the divine assistance of "providential agency", that "Almighty hand", or the "finger of God" toward establishing the Constitution. And we Latter-day Saints have been told by the Lord Himself in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 101:80 that He established the Constitution of this land by the hands of wise men whom He raised up unto that very purpose. Since that revelation was given in 1833, almost every latter-day prophet and many apostles have testified of the importance of our understanding, upholding, and abiding by the principles of the U.S. Constitution."

One of those I shared this with added the following to it:
"President David O. McKay said it this way: “Other than being one in worshiping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States. If members of the Melchizedek Priesthood allow the U.S. Constitution to be destroyed, they not only forfeit their rights to the Priesthood, but to a place in this highest degree of glory as well. (David O. McKay, The Instructor, Feb. 1956, p. 34)".
Lundbaek, I added your words to the PowerPoint Presentation I use in my weekly Gospel Doctrine lesson. This coming Sunday a bunch of Texans will read and hear a brief message on the Constitution.
As a prophet reveals the truth it divides the people. (T)he worldly either want to close the mouth of the prophet, or else act as if the prophet didn’t exist, rather than repent of their sins. Popularity is never a test of truth. Ezra Taft Benson

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Re: Attn.: Supporters of Liberty

Postby lundbaek » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:48 pm

I was able to get the message on an insert into our ward bulletin, and also talk briefly about it during our HP class.

Silver, how did it go over in your Power Point Presentation.

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Re: Attn.: Supporters of Liberty

Postby mirkwood » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:55 pm

I got it to our SP and he had all 8 wards read it from the pulpit at the start of Sac Mtg.
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Re: Attn.: Supporters of Liberty

Postby lundbaek » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:40 pm

From feedback, it looks like that message got to 13 different wards one way or another. One of the things that keeps me going on this is the prophecy attributed to Joseph Smith that "Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground and when the Constitution is on the brink of ruin this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction." (July 19, 1840, as recorded by Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; ms. in Church Historian’s Office, Salt Lake City)


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