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Immediate Gratification Comes at a Cost — Loss of Liberty

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” -Benjamin Franklin

We are at a cross roads of loss in America. Men were made free here and as the last Bastion of Freedom, this is a critical time for all mankind. I know that Christopher Columbus was inspired and guided to America and is one of the guiding Angels of our times. God established in The United States of America an environment of liberty, freedom and learning as never before seen in the world.

‘His hand has been over this nation, and it is his purpose and design to enlarge it, make it glorious . . . to the end that those who are kept in bondage and serfdom may be brought to the enjoyment of the fullest freedom and liberty of conscience possible for intelligent men to exercise in the earth.’ (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 1939, p. 409.)

Many would trade an immediate meal for their birthright of Liberty and government has often taken advantage of this common human weakness. Issac and Esau is a biblical story I share as an example of this type of behavior. Not much good except for immediate gratification of hunger came to Esau and his people because of this hasty and short sighted action. I learned early of the fallacy of this behavior, because of good parents and this short story:

Genisis 25:28
28 “And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.”
29 “And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:”
30 “And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.”
31 “And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.”
32 “And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?”
33 “And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.”

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