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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I present to the reader another Book of Mormon prophecy being fulfilled in our day.
Now it came to pass that those judges had many friends and kindreds; and the remainder, yea, even almost all the lawyers and the high priests, did gather themselves together, and unite with the kindreds of those judges who were to be tried according to the law.
And they did enter into a covenant one with another, yea, even into that covenant which was given by them of old, which covenant was given and administered by the devil, to combine against all righteousness.
Therefore they did combine against the people of the Lord, and enter into a covenant to destroy them, and to deliver those who were guilty of murder from the grasp of justice, which was about to be administered according to the law.
And they did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country; and they did covenant one with another to destroy the governor, and to establish a king over the land, that the land should no more be at liberty but should be subject unto kings. (3 Nephi 6:27-30)
From the World Affairs Brief – Feb. 16th, 2007 – from Joel Skousen
BUSH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPLACING ALL US ATTORNEY’S WITH BUSH LOYALISTS
This is, in my opinion, a harbinger of more evil to come in the US justice system. The nation will begin to experience the rule of unprincipled prosecutions of dissidents as we have witnessed in the prosecution of the two good Border Patrol agents recently. Last year’s USA Patriot Act re-authorization law gave Attorney Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales the authority to appoint interim prosecutors for indefinite terms. Almost immediately the Bush administration fired seven top US attorneys without comment or reason. Five of the seven had received outstanding ratings prior to their abrupt dismissal. The Bush Justice Department was forced to start falsifying information justifying the firings as the Senate demanded to know the reasons for eliminating approved appointees. The Washington Post explains:
“A recently fired U.S. attorney based in Seattle said yesterday that he was told of no performance problems when he was asked to resign, and he called critical remarks by a top Justice Department official ‘unfair’ and inaccurate. The comments by former U.S. attorney John McKay add to a growing tide of criticism of the Justice Department’s decision to fire seven top prosecutors without explanation, and came on the same day the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13 to 6 to limit the attorney general’s power to appoint replacements. …
“McKay said in an interview that his Seattle office received glowing reviews as recently as last fall, when an intensive Justice Department audit heaped praise on McKay and his staff. McKay challenged testimony this week by Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty, who told the Senate panel that McKay and five other Republican-appointed U.S. attorneys were forced to resign for ‘performance-related’ reasons.
“McKay is the third U.S. attorney to speak publicly about his dismissal. Daniel G. Bogden of Nevada told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was given no explanation for being forced out and that he had not been told of any problems with his performance.
“McNulty’s testimony Tuesday also included an admission that the chief prosecutor in Little Rock, Ark., was fired to make way for GOP stalwart J. Timothy Griffin, a protege of presidential adviser Karl Rove and former researcher for the Republican National Committee.” [end of excerpt]
Our President (more like dictator) has repeatedly abused his authority and ignored the Constitutional protections set in place by men far wiser than he. It is saddening to see the direction our country is heading with an executive branch continually lusting after power and seeking to protect and promote its own ulterior motives.