I would appreciate footnotes to substantiate your quotes regarding the prophecy. I have spent many hours for a contemporary source which also specifies date and location. I've heard some incredible claims from third hand sources which are totally unsubstantiated and have been issued by well-meaning members who have their own political agendas.
President Trump is doing more to protect and preserve our Constitution and our rights and freedoms than any other President in decades.
We currently have a president who is pretty ignorant of what the Constitution mandates, and his partisans do not seem concerned as he regularly ignores the rule of law—indeed they seem to revel in his behavior. I was always puzzled by the Nephite pride cycle—how did they go from righteous to wicked so quickly? Now I understand.
Amen to all!
"How to Save the Constitution" by W. Cleon Skousen and Paul Skousen was released on Constitution day this year. Excellent book. I highly recommend it.
That "the Constitution is endangered" relates to the INTERPRETATION by many: Media, agenda-driven pronouncements, etc. Too many young people today in education are being taught to trash the Founders, the documents, etc., etc. and Lucifer offers a multitude of distractions that take away from knowing what is important. Latter-day Saint children SHOULD be taught the Founding documents in order to correct ignorance, or intentions that are not good.
I do believe that our Constitution is hanging by a thread. I am looking forward to part 2.
If anyone wants proof of the truth of this excellent article, just read the recent book by Senator Mike Lee: "Our Lost Constitution." Education of our Constitutional principles can easily be taught in the home with a little effort especially when we make it fun for children. They will soon be on the front lines to defend it!
I'm curious: what are the "Constitutional principles" from which we have departed? Especially helpful would be specific Articles and sections, and examples of their violation. For what it's worth, here's a possibility: Article II Section 1 paragraph 7 says, in part: "The President shall...receive … a compensation ... and he shall not receive … any other emolument from the United States...." The failure of the House to include, in its Articles of Impeachment, the current president's forcing the government to pay into his holdings, both directly (e.g. Mara Lago) and indirectly (e.g. Air Force landings to support the airport near his UK property, or stopping the GAO from allowing a competing hotel to be built near his D.C. hotel), causes me concern that this part of the Constitution has been emasculated. Others?
I have been in eighteen other nations doing public relations work as a representative of the United States. While I am not an expert on any of these countries, I have been there, have talked to some of their people, have seen how they live, and have seen the systems of government under which they operate. I have also seen changes in our own country, over several decades, that have altered how we live life here. The increasing lack of integrity causes problems in how constitutional principles are applied, in our country, in other countries, or even considered. Ignorance of constitutional law is a direct result of ignorance of the constitution. So, yes, the constitution does hang by a thread, in our time.
Part of the problem stems from fear, knowing that this destruction is coming from beyond political government officials, partisans that work for the federal government but have never had a vote given them. They work behind the curtain of whatever job they have to push their own agendas. I guess we need to stand on our principles and save our country, freedoms and constitution.
I understand the concern that the average American may not be able to name the branches of government or may not be familiar enough with what is protected by which amendment to the Constitution. But I still don't understand why anyone thinks that the Constitution is presently endangered. Even if we don't agree with specific interpretations of the Constitution by the courts (e.g., pro-abortion and pro-LBGT rulings), that doesn't mean that the Constitution is not working -- it means that the Constitution may not be working to specifically protect the positions we support based on what we believe to be revealed religious doctrine. That's a pretty big difference.
Our U.S. Constitution should be taught very much like we should teach our children and family the Gospel of Jesus Christ contained in the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, JST of the King James Bible, and various writings and teachings of prophets and of the twelve. Good, moral government should also be taught to children and adults who don't know the difference between a democracy and a republic. This should be done on a regular basis!!!
I have been concerned about this topic and issue for much of the past several decades. This is a clarion call for us to return to Constitutional principles. It is beyond partisan politics, as there is corruption rampant everywhere. It is time for Patriots to speak up, rise up, organize and be counted.
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