Wednesday, February 27, 2013


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.
“While 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.


  1. I am also grateful for the liberties we still have and also saddened by those that have been lost. For those that have been lost I think of this quote by J. Reuben Clark about how difficult it will be to ever regain the liberties that we have given up for reasons of ‘safety’ or through corrupt politicians who have broken their oaths to defend the constitution and instead pass laws that violate it and take away rights.
    “Brethren let us think about that because I say unto you with all the soberness I can, that we stand in danger of losing our liberties and that once lost, only blood will bring them back; and once lost, we of this church will, in order to keep the church going forward, have more sacrifices to make and more persecutions to endure than we have known, heavy as our sacrifices and grievous as our persecutions of the past have been.” BYU Studies, vol. 13 p.251 The Political Thought of President Clark by Marion G. Romney

  2. Thank you for sharing such a powerful quote by J Reuben Clark. It reminded me of an article I had read written by Mike Jensen. He is not a Mormon, but wanted to learn more about what Mormon's believe because of Mitt Romney running for president. Here is a link to his article here: The battle for our freedoms and liberties did not start here on Earth, but began with the war in Heaven. It's a good read if you have a few minutes.