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Dallin H. Oaks Continues Church Stand on US Constitution

Newsroom for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The Church always has a spokesman who advocates this issue for the Church above and beyond the whole body of the Apostles; Hugh B. Brown David O. McKay, Ezra Taft Benson, and for many years now Dallin H. Oaks has been an advocate with a reasoned and inspired voice about this.

Constitution SALT LAKE CITY | 17 September 2010 | An apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said today the United States Constitution is a singular document whose fundamental principles must be understood, valued and protected. Elder Dallin H. Oaks made the remarks in his keynote address at the Constitution Day Celebration held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. The event was presented by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and America’s Freedom Alliance

We will find many opportunities to correct the worlds views of these issues of governance, as well as Man’s origins. Man is made in the image of God and certainly will benefit from God’s laws being used in his government. I am thankful to have been found by Philip R Westerlund and taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during the bi-Centennial year of the US Declaration of Independence. I am also thankful for the Potts Family I married into who have continuously loved and helped me to learn Gospel Principles and a better way to live FREE.

Statement of Erastus Snow (Apostle):

We were told by the prophet Joseph Smith, that the United States Government and people would undermine one principle of the Constitution after another, until its whole fabric would be torn away, and that it would become the duty of the Latter-day Saints and those in sympathy with them to rescue it from destruction, and to maintain and sustain the principles of human freedom for which our fathers fought and bled. We look for these things to come in quick succession.
(Source: Journal of Discourses, vol. 26, p. 226, May 31, 1885)

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4 comments on “Dallin H. Oaks Continues Church Stand on US Constitution

  1. Well.Not all Americans are Christian. It seems rather unfair to force them to follow the rules of a God they don't believe in.

  2. Blackie White said;"Not all Americans are Christian. It seems rather unfair to force them to follow the rules of a God they don't believe in."At present you are not forced to follow Christian laws. Many laws are just ignored by the courts and legislators of America. People are voting for corrupt laws (laws against God) or if a law is not agreed by some groups it is boycotted and railed against. I do write from a Christian perspective. I live in a Christian country, as documented by writings and documents from it's founders. Even Christopher Columbus dedicated America and all his discovered lands to God. This is what made him so much more important to the history of the world than Lief Erickson or the many others who had sailed to American continets before 1492.

  3. Well, of course many laws are ignored by the courts. The law-books have not been cleaned out for a long time. For example, there's still a law that in Arizona, you are not allowed to chain your alligator to a fire hydrant. Also, in California, a man is allowed to beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is under 2 inches wide.You can hardly expect the courts to follow up on rather outdated laws such as those.No matter what Christopher Columbus dedicated your country to, it's rather irrelevant at this time. Besides, it was hardly //his// land to dedicate, anyways. If your country should be dedicated to any deity, it should logically have been the Native ones.But, for the sake of argument, let's say that America was dedicated to the Christian God.That doesn't really mean that non-Christians should follow Christian laws. If you went to, say, India, I doubt you would wish to follow Sikh or Hindu laws.If a law is disagreed upon, of course people are going to boycott it. Many laws are just plain fucking stupid. For example, ACTA. It's not a law, it's a treaty, but still. Myself, and many other people around the world are boycotting it, as we strongly disagree with it.People are going to vote for the laws that benefit them, regardless of a God they may or may not believe in.If I was of age to vote, I wouldn't just vote for any laws that go with the Christian God, and I doubt my peers would, either.America isn't really a Christian country anymore. It's a melting pot of cultures and religions.

  4. I wonder what of God's laws you so vehemently disagee with. I write here of laws that have worked for free people for all of history. Anarchy or lack of laws does not work well for freedom. Even Cicero wrote of self regulation as necessary: "Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him."

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