quotes tagged with 'nation'

When all is said and done, this is what the gospel is about. The family is a creation of God. It is the basic creation. The way to strengthen the nation is to strengthen the homes of the people.

Author: Pres. Hinkley, Source: http://lds.org/general-conference/1998/04/living-worthy-of-the...Saved by tristenure in nation family 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is, parenthetically, a hallmark of free nations that their citizens can discipline themselves today for a better tomorrow. Yet America is in trouble (as are other nations) precisely because a patient persistence in a wise course of public policy is so difficult to attain. Too many impatient politicians buy today's votes with tomorrow's inflation.

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6735Saved by cboyack in government nation economy patience patience politician inflation statesman 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
One of the brethren yesterday stated that practically every speaker up to that time had said something about the depression. I suppose I will not be out of place if I too say something about it. I would like to place the blame for it where it belongs. It is so easy for mankind to blame somebody else for their own mistakes, and so easy for us, because of our human nature, to take credit when the thing that is accomplished is something that pleases and benefits. But we never want to shoulder a responsibility for our mistakes that do not please, and so we endeavor to place that kind of responsibility somewhere else and on others.

When the children of Israel came out of Egypt, they were led by Moses as he was directed of the Lord. Constantly they murmured against him, when they found themselves confronting difficulties, and wanted to go back to Egypt to their tasks and to their tribulation.

Now, brethren and sisters, let us shoulder our own responsibilities and not endeavor to place them somewhere else. The responsibility for this depression is partly mine; it is partly yours. It is the fault of the farmer, of the merchant, of the educator, the business man, the professional man -- in fact, men in all walks of life. That is where the responsibility belongs. And why? Because of a failure to heed the commandments of God.

I say it is partly mine. It is mine insofar as I may have failed to heed the commandments. It is mine wherein I may have failed to follow the counsels that have been given from this pulpit for many years. It is your fault because you too, perhaps, have failed to heed those counsels. It is the fault of the whole world, because they have refused to hear the word of God, to heed the warnings that have come from him, not only through ancient prophets and apostles but in the words that have been declared from time to time by modern prophets.

The world today is full of selfishness, greed, the desire to possess. For many years we have been living extravagantly. Our wants have been supplied -- not our needs alone, but our wants -- and we have wanted much. Most of us have been able to obtain them, and now a time comes when we find ourselves somewhat curtailed, hedged around about, not having so many privileges, and our desires are not so fully granted, and so we begin to complain. But we should get rid of our selfishness and greed, our desire to possess that which is beyond the needs and blessings which are really ours.

It is time for men to humble themselves, to repent and seek the Lord. I think the general theme of this conference has been that of repentance. I think it is most timely. I have been crying repentance up and down through the stakes of Zion for years. I think it is needed.

Depression has come because we have forsaken God. Now, I am not speaking of the Latter-day Saints when I say that. I make this saying have general application. The people of this nation, and the people of other nations, have forsaken the Lord. We have violated his laws. We have failed to hearken to his promises. We have not considered that we were under obligation to keep his commandments, and the laws of the land as well as the laws of God are not respected. The Sabbath day has become a day of pleasure, a day of boisterous conduct, a day in which the worship of God has departed, and the worship of pleasure has taken its place. I am sorry to say that many of the Latter-day Saints are guilty of this. We should repent.
Author: Bruce R. McConkie, Source: Doctrines of Salvation, Volume 3, Chapter 2, Page 24Saved by cboyack in nation remember obedience depression worship economy repentance commandment blessing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The best general key for the solution of questions of power between our governments is the fact that 'every foreign and federal power is given to the Federal Government, and to the States every power purely domestic.' I recollect but one instance of control vested in the Federal over the State authorities in a matter purely domestic, which is that of metallic tenders. The Federal is, in truth, our foreign government, which department alone is taken from the sovereignty of the separate States.
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Letter to Robert J. Garnett, 1824Saved by cboyack in government nation domestic foreign state federalism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Author: Bertrand Russell, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in nation man fear prejudice hate inhumane insanity crowd 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
At a time when most of our public discourse concerns rights, it may seem strange to speak of responsibilities. But a democratic republic needs patriotic citizens who are fulfilling their responsibilities as well as claiming their rights. No society is so secure that it can withstand continued demands for increases in citizen rights without producing corresponding increases in the fulfillment of citizen responsibilities. Responsibilities like honesty, respect for personal and property rights, self-reliance, and willingness to sacrifice for the common good are basic to the governance and preservation of our nation.
Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: http://www.inspiredconstitution.org/talks/DHO_citizenship.htmlSaved by cboyack in liberty government freedom nation patriotism duty responsibility right citizenship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all.
Author: Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, Source: Time Magazine, July 20th, l992.Saved by cboyack in conspiracy government nation sovereignty nwo 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Many well-intentioned people are now convinced that we are living in a period of history which makes it both possible and necessary to abandon our national sovereignty, to merge our nation militarily, economically, and politically with other nations, and to form, at last, a world government which supposedly would put an end to war...

Sovereignty for a nation is hard to come by and even more difficult to retain. It cannot be shared, for then sovereignty becomes something else, and, for want of a better word, when sovereignty is lessened the end-product is internationalism. Sovereignty is neither more nor less than self-government. American self-government is blueprinted in the Constitution.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, pp. 695-6Saved by cboyack in politics constitution government freedom nation history sovereignty economy border immigration sovereign nwo 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The Book of Mormon narrative is a chronicle of nations long since gone. But in its descriptions of the problems of today's society, it is as current as the morning newspaper and much more definitive, inspired, and inspiring concerning the solutions of those problems.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://www.lds.org/library/display/0,4945,2043-1-3156-1,00.htm...Saved by cboyack in nation newspaper revelation bookofmormon inspiration prophet prophecy scripture record 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When gold was used, and the rules protected honest commerce, productive nations thrived. Whenever wealthy nations those with powerful armies and gold strived only for empire and easy fortunes to support welfare at home, those nations failed.
Author: Ron Paul, Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul303.htmlSaved by cboyack in welfare nation foreignpolicy wealth economy gold commerce fortune currency empire 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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