Socialism is Satan's substitute for the law of consecration. It is important to remember that the Lord's law presumes free choice, not force from an all-powerful government. Just because giving to the poor is the right thing to do, doesn't mean forcing people to give to the poor by means of payroll confiscations is right. Such governing robs its people of a charitable heart and promotes corruption. I have lived in a socialist country for 13 years and see how that happens. It isn't law the law of consecration to vote for other people to give money to the poor.
It's a relief to have such a solid, well-founded article written about this subject. I don't know how many times the social LDS doctrine and political group pages have discussions that are contrary to these quotes. The full law of Consecration is very unpopular and purposely ignored by many Saints as a "political misunderstanding".
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