The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke
President Ezra Taft Benson taught: “In
that sacred volume of scripture, the Book of Mormon, we note the great
and prolonged struggle for liberty. We also note the complacency of the
people and their frequent willingness to give up their liberty for the
promises of a would-be provider. …
“This is our need today—to plant the standard of liberty among our people throughout the Americas.
this incident occurred some seventy years B.C., the struggle went on
through one thousand years covered by this sacred Book of Mormon record.
In fact, the struggle for liberty is a continuing one—it is with us in a
very real sense today” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1962, 14–15).
… Do something meaningful in defense of your
God-given freedom and liberty”
(in Conference Report, Apr. 1988, 58; or
Ensign, May 1988, 51).
I am grateful for the liberties and freedoms I have, and especially for those men and women who, like Captain Moroni, raise the Standard of Liberty, even unto the lying down of their lives.
“God will be with us. He
will watch over us. He will protect us … if we will be true and faithful
and obedient and hearken to His word.” President Gordon B. Hinckley
(1910–2008), “God Will Protect Us in These Perilous Times,” Church News,
Feb. 22, 2003, 3.