Open Letter to Mormons Regarding Ron Paul

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To my fellow
Latter-day Saint brothers and sisters, this letter is a pleading
with each of you to consider supporting Congressman Ron Paul in
his candidacy for President of these united States of America.

Congressman
Paul is THE only candidate, from either of the two major political
parties, that has shown he understands the proper role of government
and that he understands and adheres to the principles written in
our Constitution.

All the other
Republican and Democratic candidates reveal themselves as lusting
for power, to be in various stages of corruption, using weasel words
with coached speeches and phrases intended to deceive a dumbed-down
American public. This deception is facilitated by a mainstream press
that has become dominated by a corporate establishment that has
a globalist agenda. This agenda requires reduced national sovereignty.
All these other candidates approve of this agenda.

The only things
that stand between this agenda and it’s ultimate goal of centralized
global governance are;

  1. a militarily
    strong America
  2. a financially
    solvent America
  3. an economically
    strong America
  4. an independent
    America
  5. and ..
    the Constitution of the United States of America

Congressman
Ron Paul’s candidacy is a direct threat to this agenda for he alone,
among these “establishment candidates," supports all five of
the above. Most importantly, his voting record as a Texas Congressman,
his speeches as displayed on his website, and his responses during
the primary “debates," reveal him to be candid, honest, wise
and uncorrupted by the temptations of power that swirl about Washington
D.C. He understands the founding principles of this nation and has
the integrity to support and defend the Constitution.

Specifically,
we Latter-day Saints have been called upon to support and defend
our Constitution and this nation, both of which have unique roles
to play.

President Ezra
Taft Benson counseled the LDS faithful as to their “civic responsibilities”
in July 1972′s Ensign, writing;

“We honor
our founding fathers of this republic .. God raised up these patriotic
partners to perform their mission, and he called them “wise men.”
(See D&C 101:80.)”

“The First
Presidency acknowledge that wisdom when they gave us the guideline
a few years ago of supporting political candidates ‘who are truly
dedicated to the Constitution in the tradition of our Founding
Fathers.’ (Deseret News, November 2, 1964.)”

“Our wise
founders seemed to understand, better than most of us, our own
scripture, which states that ‘it is the nature and disposition
of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority . .
.they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.’
(D&C 121:39.)”

“To help
prevent this, the founders knew that our elected leaders should
be bound by certain fixed principles. Said Thomas Jefferson: ‘In
questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in
man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.’”

“These wise
founders, our patriotic partners, seemed to appreciate more than
most of us the blessings of the boundaries that the Lord set within
the Constitution, for he said, ‘And as pertaining to law of man,
whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.’ (D&C
98:7.)”

“President
J. Reuben Clark, Jr., put it well when he said: ‘God provided
that in this land of liberty, our political allegiance shall not
run to individuals … our allegiance and the only allegiance
we owe as citizens … of the United States, runs to our inspired
Constitution which God himself set up … This principle of allegiance
to the Constitution is basic to our freedom. It is one of the
great principles that distinguishes this ‘land of liberty’ from
other countries.’ (Improvement Era, July, 1940, p. 444.)”

“The warning
of President Joseph Fielding Smith is most timely: ‘Now I tell
you it is time the people of the United States were waking up
with the understanding that if they don’t save the Constitution
from the dangers that threaten it, we will have a change of government.’
Conference Report, April, 1950, p. 159.)”

“Another
guideline given by the First Presidency was ‘to support good and
conscientious candidates, of either party, who are aware of the
great dangers’ facing the free world. (Deseret News, November
2, 1964.)”

“President
Clark warned us that ‘we stand in danger of losing our liberties,
and that once lost, only blood will bring them back; and once
lost, we in this church will, in order to keep the Church going
forward, have more sacrifices to make and more persecutions to
endure than we have yet known…’ (CR, April, 1944, p. 116.)”

“The Lord
holds us accountable if we are not wise and are deceived.”

We LDS have
received much counsel regarding our responsibilities toward government,
almost too many to list in this letter, however, I add a few more:

“Next to
being one in worshipping God, there is nothing in this world upon
which this Church should be more united than upholding and defending
the Constitution of the United States.” (Statements on Communism
and the Constitution of the United States. Deseret Book Co., 1966
p. 6)

“We must
choose righteous men, good men to fill these positions .” . (Joseph
F. Smith, Journal of Discourses. Vol. 25, p. 251)

."..
the fundamental principle of the gospel, free agency..this principle
is (1) essential to man’s salvation; and (2) may become a measuring
rod by which the actions of men, of organizations of nations may
be judged.” (Gospel Ideals, pp. 299-300) President David O. McKay

." We
therefore commend and encourage every person and every group who
is sincerely seeking to study Constitutional principles and awaken
a sleeping and apathetic people to the alarming conditions that
are rapidly advancing about us.” (Improvement Era, June 1966,
p. 477) President McKay

“No greater
immediate responsibility rests upon members of the Church, upon
all citizens of this Republic and of neighboring Republics, than
to protect the freedom vouchsafed by the Constitution of the United
States." President David O. McKay

If we sit idly
by, unmoved by the special knowledge which has been given, we are
told our state will be awful. Latter-day Saints have been directed
to give heed to the Lord’s commandments concerning the laws of the
land. We have been told to support that law of the land which is
constitutional and not tamper with it:

“Therefore,
I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending
that law which is the constitutional law of the land: and as pertaining
to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of
evil.”(D&C 98:6-7)

“Wherefore
honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good
men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever
is less than these cometh of evil.” (D&C 98:9-10)

……. unless
the people of America forsake the sins and the errors, political
and otherwise, of which they are now guilty and return to the
practice of the great fundamental principles of Christianity,
and of Constitutional government… politically we shall lose
our liberty and free institutions. Heber J. Grant

Now, at the
risk of offending, I submit to you that candidate Mitt Romney ,
even though he is LDS, is very much unacceptable. Please, compare
his voting record, his speeches and positions to those of Congressman
Ron Paul’s and remember this:

“We live
in an age of deceit. .. Even within the Church we have been warned
that ‘the ravening wolves are amongst us, from our own membership,
and they, more than any others, are clothed in sheep’s clothing,
because they wear the habiliments of the priesthood.’ (J. Reuben
Clark, Jr., CR, April, 1949, p. 163.)”

November
29, 2007

Robert Higgins
[send him mail] has been
a frequent Republican delegate, whose writings have appeared in
The New American magazine, through KSL-TV editorials and
in many local Utah newspapers.

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