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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Warnings from J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

Read every single one!

"Is there any one so naive as to think that thingswill right   themselves without a fight? There has been nomore fight in us than   there is a bunch of sheep, and wehave been much like sheep.

Freedom was   never brought topeople on a silver platter, nor maintained with whisk  brooms and lavender sprays. And do not think that the  usurpations, intimidations, and impositions are being doneto us through   inadvertence or mistake; The whole course isdeliberately planned and   carried out; its purpose is todestroy the Constitution and our   constitutionalgovernment; then to bring chaos, out of which the new  Statism with its slavery is to arise..." [Church NewsPPNS pg. 327]

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"The ravening wolves are amongst us, from our ownmembership, and they,   more than any others, are clothed insheep’s clothing because they wear   the habiliments of thepriesthood…we should be careful of them." [Church  News 6/15 1940]

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"This gigantic worldwide struggle more and moretakes on the form of   war to the death. We shall do well and wisely so to face and so to enter   it. And we must alltake part. Indeed, we all are taking part in that  struggle, whether we will or not. Upon its final issue,liberty lives or   dies.

"This earth-wide conflict has taken the form ofseizing   without compensation from the man who has, andgiving to the man who has   not; of taking from the workerthe fruits of his work, and giving to   the idler who doesnot work. It has from its very nature become an   economic, uncompensated leveling downward, not upwards of the whole  mass. That this result may in one country be reached byconfiscatory   taxation, and in another by direct seizure,is a mere matter of method.   The results is the same. In some countries outright seizure and   confiscation are already openly and shamelessly practiced. All is done   in the name of the state, as if it were deity – as if thestate, not God   gives all. Even into the field of family relationship, which, next to   man’s relationship to God, isthe most precious and dearest of all   relationships, this modern State is thrusting its polluting hand. In   some lands this new State is robbing the parents of custody of their   children, it is forbidding the parents to teach andadmonish the   children in the ways of righteous living; it is teaching the children   that officers of State, not God,shall be looked to for a guide as to   standards of life!Into the field of religion, the holy of holies of the   soulof man, this modern world State also enters, to dethrone God and   exalt the State into God’s place. This is the archestreason of them   all! For man robbed of God becomes a brute.This sin must be felt, not   told, for words cannot measure the height and breadth of this iniquity;   nor can human mind encompass the punishment of those who shall commit  this sin." [1938 Vital Speeches]

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"The statement of the Lord, “I have established theConstitution” puts it   in the position in which it would beif it were written in this D&C   itself. This makes the constitution the WORD OF THE LORD to us." [CR Apr  1935]

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"God provided that in this land of liberty, ourpolitical allegiance   shall run not to individuals, thatis, to government officials, no   matter how great or how small they shall be. Under His plan the only   allegiance we owe as citizens of the United States, runs to our inspired  Constitution which God himself set up.…This principle ofallegiance to   the Constitution is basic to our freedom.

"I wish to say with all   the earnestness I possessthat when you see any curtailment of these   liberties I have named, when you see government invading any of these  realms of freedom which we have under our Constitution, you will know   that they are putting shackles on your liberty,and that tyranny is   creeping upon you, no matter who curtails these liberties or who invades   these realms, and no matter what the reason and excuse therefore may   be.

"I say to you that the price of liberty is andalways has been   blood, human blood, and if our libertiesare lost, we shall never regain   them except at the priceof blood. They must not be lost.” [The Improvement Era, 43,[July 1940] 444.]

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"Once in debt, interest is your companion everyminute of the day and   night; you cannot shun it or slipaway from it; you cannot dismiss it;   it yields neither toentreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you   get inits way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it  crushes you." [1938]

This man knew what he was speaking him and heed him!!!

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