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Friday, July 03, 2009

From the Archives: The Fourth of July

A happy 4th of July to you. This is America's Independence Day. Think of your freedoms and what it cost to obtain them.

The History Channel has a nice summary of the events surrounding our gaining our freedom. The article is here: "U.S. Declares Independence".

Another interesting article by George Will can be found at Townhall. It is called "
The Valuable Self-Validating Tradition".

Here are two more quotes of special interest to Mormons.
Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be afree from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but bserve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written. (Ether 2:12)
"When the people shall have torn to shreds the Constitution of the United States, the 'Elders of Israel' will be found holding it up to the nations of the world..." President John Taylor (Journal of Discourses 21:8)

(Thanks to JR for those!)

Enjoy the reading and enjoy the Fourth. Think about what it all means for us.

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4 Comments:

Blogger T. F. Stern said...

“When the people shall have torn to shreds the Constitution of the United States, the 'Elders of Israel' will be found holding it up to the nations of the world..." President John Taylor (Journal of Discourses 21:8)

Add to that a concern voiced by Ezra Taft Benson and there is continued reason to be concerned; I’ll paraphrase since I don’t have the exact quote in front of me. He worried that the Priesthood did not appear to be as strong as it needed to be, that it might be lacking the faith and resolve requisite to go in battle against the evils which have beset our nation and the constitution.

Thanks for the posting and enjoy this Independence Day.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Mary A said...

Hi, TF! Glad you liked the post. I hope you had a happy 4th. Ezra Taft Benson had a lot of important things to say about this country. And it is a concern whether the Priesthood and people in general are strong enough for the troubles ahead of us.

7:26 AM  
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Thanks for your post on Independence day.

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