What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
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Wherefore, because thou hast been faithful thy seed shall be blessed with his seed, that they dwell in prosperity long upon the face of this land; and nothing, save it shall be iniquity among them, shall harm or disturb their prosperity upon the face of this land forever.
Wherefore, if ye shall keep the commandments of the Lord, the Lord hath consecrated this land for the security of thy seed with the seed of my son. (2 Ne. 1:31-32)
Lehi, a prophet, clearly states what is necessary for security and prosperity: faithfulness, absence of iniquity, and obedience to the commandments.
Perhaps it is not coincidental that this “non-binding” partnership between the United States, Canada, and Mexico carries the same name, yet does nothing to promote, encourage, nor enforce the few things that will actually lead to security and prosperity. Instead, borders are erased, wealth is distributed, and Constitutional mandates ignored in an attempt to fabricate such success.
True security and prosperity will only come through a life of righteous living—not a government program to destroy sovereignty, redistribute wealth, and homogenize laws of different nations.