Friday, June 26, 2015

Turning tide

I have often wondered how the Nephites vacillated from righteousness to wickedness in a matter of a few years.

I wonder no longer.

Take a look at this graphic from the New York Times. As late as 1992, so-called "gay marriage" was not legally recognized in any of the 50 states. Overwhelming public disapproval -- evidenced by 84% of states banning the practice as late as 2008 -- was utterly negated by a tiny oligarchy of unelected federal judges and compliant government officials who imposed same-sex marriage anyway upon a largely unwilling populace until five lawyers, unilaterally "legislating" from the bench, decreed today by judicial fiat that "marriage" must not be denied to same-sex couples from sea to shining sea.

Making something "legal" certainly makes it more "acceptable" and eminently more "doable".

The expressed opinions of the four justices who dissented from today's decision highlight the vacuity and lawlessness of the majority. But so what? A society unhitched from its mores, descending into wickedness, does what it wants, the law be damned.

To preserve free agency and accountability, people must be allowed to choose for themselves.

Helaman 4 chronicles the tragic loss of Nephite life, territory and government experienced by those who chose evil over good.  Upon realizing they faced imminent destruction...
21 ...they began to remember the prophecies ... and they saw that they had been a stiffnecked people, and that they had set at naught the commandments of God;
22 And that they had altered and trampled under their feet the laws of Mosiah, or that which the Lord commanded him to give unto the people; and they saw that their laws had become corrupted, and that they had become a wicked people...
23 And because of their iniquity the church had begun to dwindle; and they began to disbelieve in the spirit of prophecy and in the spirit of revelation; and the judgments of God did stare them in the face.
24 And they saw that they had become weak ... and that the Spirit of the Lord did no more preserve them; yea, it had withdrawn from them because the Spirit of the Lord doth not dwell in unholy temples
25 Therefore the Lord did cease to preserve them by his miraculous and matchless power, for they had fallen into a state of unbelief and awful wickedness; and they saw that ... except they should cleave unto the Lord their God they must unavoidably perish.
26 For behold, they saw that ... thus had they fallen into this great transgression; yea, thus had they become weak, because of their transgression, in the space of not many years.
It is said that history does not repeat itself, but rhymes. Like the Nephites, Americans are now in the process of forfeiting their Christian heritage and the divine protections that have kept and preserved them a nation -- for the very reasons given above. Globalist "Gadianton robbers" and multi-national "secret combinations" have taken control of the reigns of government power and corporate enterprise. Self-serving elitists and morally impoverished hypocrites have pilfered our nation's coffers, murdered our nation's warrior patriots, and impoverished our citizenry, selling us into perpetual tax slavery and indentured servitude in order to facilitate their own political aggrandizement and financial enrichment.

This system cannot endure. Slaves will inevitably rise up against their masters. Unfortunately, if the lessons of the Book of Mormon and the prophesies of the Doctrine and Covenants are any indication, we have many generations of suffering and calamity yet to endure.


  1. It is one thing to say that gay marriage is wrong, against the laws of God, etc., and that legalizing it is a bad idea. I can't argue against it because God has yet to come down from heaven to clarify that issue to me (I haven't felt the need to ask him; there are other things I consider much more important than what the people around me are up to).

    On the other hand, the statement that gay marriage is being "imposed... upon a largely unwilling populace" lies somewhere between manipulative wording and outright deception. I haven't yet been forced into a gay marriage, nor has anyone else I know, which is what it would mean for it to be "imposed" on me. Even if we consider it to be sin, the legalization of sin does not "impose" anything upon the non-sinner: nobody is forced to participate in the sin.

    Your own words work against you: "To preserve free agency and accountability, people must be allowed to choose for themselves."

  2. I liked Six Horse Stew's recent comment at Daily Caller:

    "Enough! I don't care how Iran is handling their LGBT issues. I don't care if Johnny and Bruce or Linda and Sue Ellen think they are married. I don't care about LGBT, Russia, China, Hollywood, NBC, Brian Jennings [Williams?], professional sports, ESPN inflate gate, or any of the million of others distractions clogging the airwaves. None of it matters to me.

    What I do care about is the major problems here in the United States. The Republic is being re-defined before our very eyes. Most of those that took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States are busy deconstructing it with impunity and the people we elected to stop those moves are either standing on the sidelines wringing their hands and watching or are themselves helping the enemies within our system of government. (This goes for the JCS and their minions too. Most senior military officers serving now lost their moral compass long ago. If it was possible I would be interested to hear what George Washington would say to them now.) The concept of separation of powers between the branches of government is evaporating before our very eyes.

    Unemployment is rampant because our manufacturing base has been decimated and continues to erode in favor of cheap labor overseas. POTUS seized control and has steadfastly assumed the mantle of King, the media continues to support tyranny, our enemies mock us, the debt is so out of control we can never recover, and moral fiber of society is rotting away. There is so much more but you get the drift.

    In the mean time we are being deluged with requests from Senators and Congressman, presidential hopefuls, PACs, and conservative special interest organizations begging for money and more money and more money. Each one claiming they will right the ship. They are all hat, no cattle.

    For quite some time I was optimistic that we would right the ship but the country is so beset by chaos aided by apathy and ignorance I do not think it possible. We are descending to depths we have not visited before and eventually the United States will disappear into the abyss of history.

    So what will you be doing on July 4? I'm going to pay my respects to my parents who are both buried at the National Cemetery in Nashville. If the sod on top of the grave is disturbed I know it will be because they somehow know what is happening to this once great country and they are rolling over in their grave."

  3. Will,

    It's actually worse than you think. The homogamy ruling, along with the Obamacare ruling, was simply the formal demonstration that rule of law has ceased in the US, in principle.

    The leadership of the gov't no longer is bound by the scriptures of the US. They're making it up as they go along. We are adrift. We have no friend in any of the three branches.

  4. I'm sure you'll note my agreement with you in my latest post.

  5. I don't agree with your statement:

    we have many generations of suffering and calamity yet to endure