When Christ is King

There is a lot of misunderstanding regarding millennial government and the role Jesus Christ says He will play in world government after his 2nd Coming.

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Devotional: The Angel Moroni by Elder Rudd

Brigham Young University-Idaho Devotional, March 11, 2003 by Elder Glen L. Rudd (Scroll to the horizontal bar to start reading where Moroni is discussed.) The

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Not Commanded in All Things

by Ezra Taft Benson. General Conference Talk – April 1965. Not Commanded in All Things. In 1831 the Lord said this to his Church: For behold,

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I Testify

I Testify by Ezra Taft Benson by President Ezra Taft Benson. Ensign, Nov. 1988, 86. My beloved brethren and sisters, my heart is full and my

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A Witness and a Warning

President Ezra Taft Benson, Of the Council of the Twelve. A Witness and a Warning. Ensign, Nov. 1979, 31 The Lord has declared this “a

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This Nation Shall Endure – BYU Devotional

This Nation Shall Endure by Ezra Taft Benson Ezra Taft Benson, devotional address given at Brigham Young University on 4 December 1973 Humbly and gratefully I

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The "Rifle Approach" to Healing America

For many years, President Ezra Taft Benson was worried that patriotic Americans were effectively spinning their tires in their current methods of defending the Constitution

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General Smith’s Views of the Power and Policy of the Government

General Smith’s Views of the Power and Policy of the Government by Joseph Smith GENERAL SMITH’S VIEWS OF THE POWERS AND POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT

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Contention and Civility

Modern politics is war. The goal is to completely overwhelm, dominate, and overpower. The problem is that when one side “wins,” they have to continue

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The Jonah Principle

Conditional Prophecy The story of Jonah is a fantastic example of what I call "conditional prophecy." Some prophecy is absolute and will happen exactly as

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The Political Kingdom of God

[This essay is not yet finished, but it will likely be an ongoing project for many more weeks. Enjoy what is available so far!] I’m

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Communist Strategy of Subversion through "Peaceful" Relations

Featured image from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-25/north-and-south-korea-talks-explained/9675710 North and South Korea In light of the recent and sudden talk of peaceful relations between North and South Korea, I wanted

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Orson Hyde’s Dedicatory Prayer in Palestine

This is the letter containing Orson Hyde’s Dedicatory Prayer over the land of Palestine. It was printed in chapter 26 of volume 4 of History of

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American Founding Fathers Try Communism

From The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen One of the forgotten lessons of U.S. history is the fact that the American founding fathers tried

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What is Liberal? What is Conservative?

I began studying this issue because my heart breaks when I see relationships fall apart because of political beliefs or wild accusations made about people

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Laie Hawaii Temple Dedicatory Prayer

Dedicated 27–30 November 1919 by Heber J. Grant O God, the Eternal Father, we, Thy servants and handmaidens, thank Thee, in the name of Jesus

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Current Event Summary: Douglas High School Shooting – 02/14/2018

Core Details Wednesday February 14th, 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 3,000 students Parkland, Florida Shooter: Nikolas Cruz, 19, former student Purchased AR-15 style gun

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Scans of Temple Ordinances Performed By Wilford Woodruff

These are scans of the actual temple records used to record the ordinances performed for the signers of the Declaration of Independence, several Founding Fathers, and

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Ordinances Performed by Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple, August 21-22 1877 (Visitations on the 19th & 20th)

The occasion is described by LDSLiving.com: … In August 1877, Woodruff had what he called two “night visions,” a scriptural way of describing dreams. But

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In Memoriam of W. Cleon Skousen

February 17, 2006 by Earl Taylor Original Post On Monday, January 9th, 2006 at 1:50 in the afternoon, our good friend and founder of NCCS,

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The Communist Attack on the John Birch Society

(Cleon Skousen, 1963.) I am not a member of the John Birch Society. I have simply observed an avalanche of blistering propaganda which has totally

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Free Agency vs. Moral Agency

I often find myself in conversations with people who advocate against legislating morality in an attempt to "preserve the agency" of others. They say, "I

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Federal Agencies and Bureaus List

From https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies [This list needs to be cleaned up. The USA.gov website has some agencies listed twice.]

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The 20 Powers of Congress

From the Constitution Article 1, Section 8 Tax (Uniformly) Borrow, and pay debts Provide for the common defense/general well-being Regulate foreign commerce and commerce between

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Havoc at the Oregon Bundy Trial

Shawna Cox describes courtroom altercation after not guilty verdict

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Video: BUNDY, the True Story

This is an amazing summary of the issue between the Bundy family and the BLM. Previously, I personally had severely misunderstood the Bundy family’s intentions

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"Joseph Smith: Campaign for President of the United States" by Arnold K. Garr

From https://www.lds.org/ensign/2009/02/joseph-smith-campaign-for-president-of-the-united-states?lang=eng Joseph Smith: Campaign for President of the United States By Arnold K. Garr Department Chair, Church History and Doctrine Brigham Young University On January

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Heber J. Grant, J. Reuben Clark, and Marion G. Romney on FDR

From “Presidents and Prophets” by Michael K. Winder When FDR announced the New Deal, President Heber J. Grant, J. Reuben Clark Jr., David O. McKay

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Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists

Letter of the Danbury Baptists to Pres. Thomas Jefferson The address of the Danbury Baptist Association in the State of Connecticut, assembled October 7, 1801.

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Lance Richardson’s NDE and the Founding Fathers

"The Message by Lance Richardson" by Oak Norton From http://www.oaknorton.com/themessage.cfm – personal emphasis added. A couple years ago (2003’ish) I had the opportunity to meet Cleon Skousen, quite

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Thomas Jefferson on the Restoration of Christ’s True Church

On November 4, 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Reverend Jared Sparks. He stated: "I hold the precepts of Jesus, as delivered by

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Manti Temple Dedicatory Prayer

Dedicated 21–23 May 1888 by Lorenzo Snow Almighty and Eternal Father, Creator of heaven and earth, and all that they contain, Thou who art the

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President Thomas S. Monson at Cleon Skousen’s Funeral – Excerpts

From: latterdayconservative.com http://www.latterdayconservative.com/audio/monson-skousen-funeral-talk-excerpts.mp3   At the funeral of author W. Cleon Skousen, Thomas S. Monson recited, from memory, a passage found in The First 2,000

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Idaho Falls Temple Rededicatory Prayer (2017)

From: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865681491/Idaho-Falls-temple-rededicatory-prayer.html Following is the prayer offered by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, on Sunday, June 4, to rededicate the Idaho

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Salt Lake, Utah Temple Dedicatory Prayer

Dedicated 6–24 April 1893 by Wilford Woodruff Our Father in heaven, Thou has created the heavens and the earth, and all things that are therein;

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Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Dedicatory Prayer

Dedicated 18 September 2016 by Henry B. Eyring O God, our Heavenly Father, Thou Great Elohim, in the name of Thy Beloved Son, Jesus Christ,

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Idaho Falls Temple Dedicatory Prayer (1945)

Dedicated 23–25 September 1945 by George Albert Smith O Thou great and eternal God, Father of our spirits, Creator of the heavens, the earth and

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Speech: "Righteousness Exalteth A Nation" at the Provo Freedom Festival

Righteousness Exalteth A Nation Ezra Taft Benson Provo Freedom Festival Marriott Center Sunday, June 29, 1986, 7:30 pm   [Jacob’s note: As far as I can

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Speech: "Socialism vs. The United Order" at BYU

AN ADDRESS GIVEN TO THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY STUDENT BODY ELDER MARION G. ROMNEY Member of the Council of the Twelve Church of Jesus Christ

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Talk: "Socialism and The United Order" in General Conference

From: http://scriptures.byu.edu/gettalk.php?ID=1476 Socialism and the United Order ComparedElder Marion G. RomneyOf the Council of the Twelve ApostlesMarion G. Romney, Conference Report, April 1966, pp. 95-101 What

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John Taylor’s Vision of the "Last Days"

From http://www.latterdayconservative.com/john-taylor/john-taylors-last-days-vision/ NOTE: There are some that dispute whether or not it was John Taylor that had this vision. The vision does, in fact, come from

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Vision of Gen. George McClellan

(According to the National Tribune, December 1880, Anthony Sherman, a close friend of Washington, related this vision to Wesley Bradshaw.) In a strategic moment in

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Vision of George Washington

From http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/washington/vision.html In the National Tribune, 1880, an article appeared giving an account of the "Vision of Washington" at Valley Forge. The account was told by

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Vision of Charles D. Evans

Charles D. Evans Vision of The Future Digitized by Glen W. Chapman Dec. 2000 (Taken from the Book Visions of The Latter Days, 6th printing

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More on "Hanging by a Thread"

Correspondence with the Church History Department – Jan 21, 2016 Over a year ago I wrote to the Church History Department inquiring about the "Hanging

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"Hanging by a Thread"

It is said by members of the LDS church that in the last days the Constitution would "hang by a thread".  This statement is often

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Getting Started with Politics

First of all, to those of you who are deciding to start caring about politics, or acting on that interest, bravo!  To those who are

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Confidence in Voting

This has been a very interesting election, for all of us I’d imagine.  We can safely say that one theme of this election has been:

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Liberty in Law

I’ve been considering the differences between liberty and freedom recently. By talking with my good friend Carter about this, I was able, with plenty of

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Discrimination

I love studying the etymology of common religious and political words. I find it so interesting, and often unfortunate, how the cultural meanings and interpretations

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Rights, Agency, and Free Will

Unalienable Rights vs Vested Rights The concept of a "right" is widely misunderstood. Humans have two kinds of rights. Unalienable rights come from God and

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