A fundamental aspect of the good news of the gospel is the message of liberty. As President Joseph F. Smith said, “The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of freedom; the gospel of the Son of God is the gospel of liberty.” Men of God, both ancient and modern, have spoken on this issue repeatedly. This book analyzes what liberty is and how it applies to government.
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The Declaration of Independence begins thusly:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
The declaration goes on to enumerate the reasons why the Americans were seeking independence from the crown. As Jefferson explained, the causes were delineated therein due to a “decent respect to the opinions of mankind”.
Does such respect exist in our day?
In our day, when government elites are continually pushing for a consolidation of North American countries and powers, should not our leaders be openly explaining the reasons behind their actions?
The Security and Prosperity Partnership, an obvious precursor to a North American Union (just as the European Economic Community and other simillar coalitions led to the European Union), has been shrouded in secrecy since its inception. It is devoid of any Congressional oversight, and therefore is out of the hands of the American public.
The most recent example of such conspiracy is the recently held third annual meeting held between the heads of state from the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the three countries that formed, without consent of their respective congressional entities, the Security and Prosperity Partnership in March 2005). Fences, military guard (including our own military in Canada), provocateurs, secret meetings, and a host of policemen ready for action were all on display. Such actions fail to show any respect for the opinions of mankind.
The elite few in our administration, all members of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations, continue to push us towards regional and global government. This is nothing new; presidents have been charting this course for decades.
But the respect given to the people by Jefferson and our other early leaders is non-existent in our government today. No longer do the politicians in Washington respect the people they supposedly serve. Self-interest and self-preservation is the game, and global government the modus operandi.
Whether our “leaders” desire to separate from another nation or consolidate with it, there should be “a decent respect to the opinions of mandkind requir[ing]” that they explain their intentions.