William G. Burmer
Since the beginning of time there has been a steady war between the choices of good and evil. The RNC and the DNC have shown a clear contrast between these two choices the last two weeks. The voices have been coherent, clear as a bells sound in a cool winter morning, not only to hear but for all to see; at least for those who have eyes to see, ears that hear, and hearts that are softened by the pure words of Christ.
The problem with so many, sadly, in order to justify behavior contrary to revealed scripture, many have made themselves numb to the truth that vibrates deep within each of us; they have hardened their hearts, and have made themselves enemies of the very thing that would bring them peace, that might cause them to truly appreciate the Sanctuary that attracts so many to Americas boarders.
I wish that all who would call themselves American would read our history without any pre-conceived notions or prejudice. By the Spirit of Christ which resides in all of us, they would find that those who we call our founders were and are men of God. These men sought to prepare and draft a Constitution that would be, and in the end, was ordained of God ;( D&C98) they established a Government for the People, By the People, and Of the People. Our Founders were men of a sound education, filled with the wisdom of time and history. They were men of impeccable character. They knew, for all their understanding that they needed to rely upon a source greater than their own wisdom, if they were to accomplish the task before them worthy of the Peoples trust.
In the words of George Washington “The power under the Constitution will always be in the People.” He went on to say: “A primary object…should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? and what duty more pressing…than…communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?” 1796
There are those who advocate that our founders were deist, advocates of a universal religion absent the influence of God. So today’s DNC would have you believe. This could not be more untrue. Again, from the writings of George Washington, the Father of our American Republic said these words: “I am sure there never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the Unite States; and I would be pained to believe, that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God, who is alone able to protect them.”
I cannot convince or begin to persuade everyone who reads my column to see what I see or feel the passion I do for my country, what I do hope is that you will look deeply into your individual hearts and choose to make a truly informed vote come this November.
I am a Latter Day Saint, The scripture above comes from what I believe is revealed from our Savior Jesus Christ. It reads in part: “And now, verily I say unto you concerning the laws of the land, it is my will that my people should observe to do all things whatsoever I command them. And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind and is Justifiable before me. 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. I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free. Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn.”